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Injecting - Lime juice not lemon...

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by Dcrash, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Dcrash

    Dcrash Newbie

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    Feb 8, 2010
    from U.S.A.
    Ok soo there are all of these warnings about not using lemon juice as your acid for slamming H, but I was wondering is lime juice ok? and how much acid should I use, he thinks the directions on this site are very helpful 2 tell him what not 2 do, but give minimal help on to actually shoot up, i need 2 know how much water, how much gear, how much acid and how much cotton, cant find anywhere on here that actually explains it, just 2 use clean everything please help with better step by step, swims wasted alot of gear already trying 2 follow the directions on this site
  2. b3ni

    b3ni Newbie

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    Feb 18, 2009
    from U.K.
    No, don't use lime juice or any other 'natural' product such as vinegar. These contain bacteria that could lead to an infection. It is safer to use vitamin C (asorbic acid) or citric acid, you can pick them up from a chemist, for very little. Add a little a acid at a time, while heating and stirring, and keep doing it ill everything is dissolved.
  3. dragonuser

    dragonuser Silver Member

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    Jun 29, 2009
    37 y/o from U.K.
    I think you can go in to most chemists these days and get the kit free of charge, you get supplied with fresh needles and vit C sachets, along with steri-cups and other bits and bobs.

    From what I have read on here it is only advisable to mix up the heroin with vit c, if you are using H3 heroin.

    Edit to say..

    You seem to be asking a lot of questions about how much of 'this and that are required', ensure this is a road You wants to go down.. or for Christ sake get some decent guidance on IV'ing from a fellow bag-head and don't rely on internet posts for a 'how to' on shooting heroin.

    I think it is probably best not to be alone when you are iv'ing as a noob too?

    Stay safe.
  4. mickey_bee

    mickey_bee Gold Member

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    Sep 17, 2008
    from U.K.
    Aye, I live in the UK. It's simple, go to a needle exchange, there are loads, they're non-judgmental, and give real advice.
    No one in the UK need use either lemon, lime or vinegar to sdissolve their gear these days.
    Go the needle exchange, or don't shoot gear. I would advise the latter, it'll ruin your life, or at least a good proportion of it........
  5. Helene

    Helene Gold Member

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    Jul 27, 2009
    from U.K.
    Many high street chemists now offer exchange packs, which give you all the necessary components for cooking and hitting up heroin.

    However, I gotta echo what has already been said above - it doesn't really sound like you have much experience with heroin, less with intravenous use of it. Do you know anybody else who injects heroin? Have you ever seen anybody hit up?

    Making the step from smoking to injecting is a big step in the wrong direction. At least when you're smoking heroin you don't need to worry about things like missed hits, abscesses, thromboses, blood borne viruses etc.

    Think very hard about making this decision, as it's nearly always a one-way street. Very few people are able to go back to smoking after they have started hitting up.

    And to answer the original question, again - no, lime juice is just as bad as lemon juice and vinegar for infection risk. Also, it really doesn't work very well, you need far too much liquid to dissolve even the smallest amount of heroin.

    If you're determined to hit up, get to the chemist and get a 1ml pack. And for christs sake don't do it alone, do it with an experienced user, someone who will act responsibly if you go over. Many people overdose the first time they inject, not just new users, even those who have been smoking the stuff for a long time.

    Watch out, yeh?