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Injecting - how to inject correctly

Discussion in 'Opiates & Opioids' started by JustOneQuestion, May 10, 2010.

  1. JustOneQuestion

    JustOneQuestion Newbie

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    I would like to know if when putting the needle in, does blood HAVE to be present in the needle, is that so you know its in the vein? If so, how does SWIM do this? I am afraid of injecting the wrong way
     
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    missparkles If you like crazy you've come to the right place. Platinum Member & Advisor Donating Member

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    I am also going to walmart to pickup the syringes. They said the sell 10 packs pretty cheap, do any of you know how much? And the lady on the phone told SWIM I need to tell them the size and how many CC I need. What should I say?

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    Also, is a 22gauge syringe ok? They do not have any 20gauge needles. I had to lie and say it was for swims mothers insulin and they suggested 29gauge. swim needs to know the best gauge needle asap as I am about to go pick them up
     
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    if You needs to ask on the internet thats a good reason to hold off until You has more info. all it could take is an air bubble for a quick death, there really isnt space for mistakes here.. hopefully this isnt the only reasearch on the topic??

    ps, plz communicate to You how dangerous this is and make sure they do not attempt this yet.
     
  5. Tussipax

    Tussipax Silver Member

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    A nurse told to SWIM it doesn't matter if it's injected out of the vein because the solution goes under the skin and it is absorbed by little veins. If You doesn't dare or can't flush the blood in the syringe, it doesn't matter.

    In fact, the best advice is : "do not inject drugs". And all the stuffs, hands and place must be clean.
     
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    Swim strongly advises that you get some info from You drug clinic on injecting. Swim presumes that that sort of info is available in the U.S. If not, then contact a drug clinic in the U.K., & they should send You this important information. I do add thought if You doesn't know the correct way of injecting then don't do it. It is very dangerous if done incorrectly. I am able to supply You U.K. addresses of drug clinics,if needed, there's almost one in every city.
     
  7. coolhandluke

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    even though this had been covered many times I want to add that You should pull the needle plunger back several times to be sure that its in the vien. blood must be present in order to inject into a vein. this is especially important when injecting into smaller veins, but even big ones can be easy to slip out of. I usually pulls back the needles plunger about 4 or 5 time to be certain hes in the vein. also make sure after You gets blood into the syringe loosen whatever he is using to tie off with, or he could pop his vein. it takes practice and a steady hand to become a responsible iv user, and if You isn't he may be in for some bad times ahead of him.