IV users please read - needle damage

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  1. IkBenDeMan

    IkBenDeMan Titanium Member

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    I came across this and couldn't find much about this on here. I would like to cross post this into other forums for other drugs that can be used IV but that is against the rules. Perhaps there should be a forum for paraphenalia, et cetera... anyways:

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    Moral of the story: Don't use a needle more than once if at all possible. All my have done it. It will terribly damage your veins, bruise your arms, et cetera.

    Source: http://www.bddiabetes.com/ca/english/managingdiabetes/dangers.asp
     
  2. brown_chunx

    brown_chunx Newbie

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    Re: IV users please read; needle damage

    jesus christ. SWIM once used the same needle for about a whole month (5-8 times a day). No wonder his veins have collapsed in both arms.
     
  3. fnord

    fnord Palladium Member

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    Re: IV users please read; needle damage

    wow swim once saw someone pull a needle out of the ceiling(dont ask) and use it wonder what that one looked like!
     
  4. old hippie 56

    old hippie 56 Gold Member

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    Re: IV users please read; needle damage

    hey fnord, wasn't in a bar outside Houston, was it?

    In a perfect world, throw away that used point. But in the real world, clean and sharpen a couple times is semi-safe.
     
  5. IkBenDeMan

    IkBenDeMan Titanium Member

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    Re: IV users please read; needle damage

    Hahah, that's one of the funniest things I've ever heard!
     
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    Re: IV users please read; needle damage

    I am grateful to live in a place where needle exchange is free and encouraged,took long enought to get it mind, hell we even get spoons and citric now :)
     
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    Re: IV users please read; needle damage

    I am sure that a few of her fuck ups were due to this problem. SWIM also uses needle exchange but sometimes gets caught short
     
  8. dyingtomorrow

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    Re: IV users please read; needle damage

    Hooking is indeed disgusting, worse than dulling by far.

    I do the following to make sure his needle's aren't hooked:

    Take your needle, and take the piece of cotton you are going to shoot up with. Pull your needle all over the cotton, rotating it. Or just stick it in the cotton and pull it out. If part of the cotton threads hook and pull on your needle while you drag it across, you should know now tnot o use it.

    If you use a hooked needle, you will have to push it in extra hard, and you'll feel this disgusting crunching sensation through your flesh.
     
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    Re: IV users please read; needle damage

    What I do to check for hooking is to run it across You nail. If You hear it scraping then don't use it!!!
     
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    Re: IV users please read; needle damage

    Link doesn't work.
     
  11. joshua666

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    Oh my god thats crazy,those pics make swim realy think about needles more often now,that disturbing...
    Sometimes when swim cant get to a rite-aid he has no choice to reuse needles,he trys to keep them clean and stuff but wow,that insane...look at how bad the point is after just 2 uses!
    Couldent you just use a magnifying glass to see how bad the points are?
     
  12. sweetchild

    sweetchild Silver Member

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    holy fuck. swim knew needles got duller as they were used over again but shit, up close- damn. no wonder swims veins are useless in swims left arm. haha.

    sweetchild added 1 Minutes and 59 Seconds later...

    that works. I used to do this in swims needle days
     
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  13. Ilsa

    Ilsa Platinum Member & Advisor

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    yeah i tried to upload those images to the file archive awhile back, but they never got approved or something. great job starting a thread on them!
     
  14. splish6

    splish6 Newbie

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    I amn't really familiar with the shooting up process. Does that happen to needles because you're heating the tip with a lighter? Or are you guys just shoving them so deep in your arm you hit the bone... :p
     
  15. TheContrivance

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    The point of a needle is very...pointy and fragile. Simply puncturing the skin will wear a needle as pictured above.
     
  16. splish6

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    I dunno, those pictures aren't really that magnified. Maybe the needles SWIM owns have bigger tips? Are there different sizes? SWIM's were shipped to him carrying mushroom spores (he's not shooting with em though!).
     
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    In the US most people use insulin needles to shoot, because you can buy them cheap OTC at pharmacies in most states. You can only buy up to 1 cc needles without an RX, and only 2 bags at most. There are long tip and short tip, and different "gauges" (largest common needle size/gauge to smallest): 29, 30, 31.
     
  18. splish6

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_gauge

    Shit, those are small! You think it would be healthier to use a bigger size so it doesn't hook like that? Or would the fact that it's so big mess up your veins even more?
    If not, then you yous should start ordering some shroom spores!
     
  19. dyingtomorrow

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    I have bought shroom spore syringes. SWIm and his bro joked about trying to refit them to the IV needle, but I have gotten fungus spores in his blood before from cotton fever and it wasn't fun.
     
  20. GenericBreed

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    SWIM always really worried when an addict very close to I would use the same needles for long periods of time and has done everything to encourage him to use new needles. After seeing this, I am not going to let him near old needles!!