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Injecting - Warning - Swollen hands due to excessive injecting in hands

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by Rightnow289, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Rightnow289

    Rightnow289 Palladium Member

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    Thought I would warn peeps out there of something. A user that pacman knows has used up all the veins in her hands and as a result now has permanent puffy hands and due to bad circulation.

    Has any other SWIYS out there seen this? It does not look pretty :thumbsdown:
     
  2. Spucky

    Spucky Palladium Member

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    AW: Warning - Swollen hands due to excessive injecting in hands

    When Swim start again to talk about the Veins in the Hand and Fingers
    he will get maybe again bad Points, so he don`t do this anymore. :(
    He don`t like it when someone comments his comment with "Lies and scare-tactics" :thumbsdown:

    Hands and Fingers need help in this case, Warm- and Cold Baths, Massage
    and to put the Hand sometimes above the Head can help to heal it a little bit!
    Important is that the Hand needs Training!
     
  3. Rightnow289

    Rightnow289 Palladium Member

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    Spucky pacman thinks maybe it is due to the difference in heroin. In UK we need to use citric and this destroys the veins much quicker than those in America who have the nice stuff
     
  4. H Bomber

    H Bomber Titanium Member

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    Where swim lives we just have no.4 and he has never seen anything like what pacman described. He has seen short term reactions kinda like what pac described from people missing shots of cocaine though. But permanent? It sounds like some sort of edema. Is this swelling painful or benign?
     
  5. east_of_eden

    east_of_eden Titanium Member

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    swim used to use her fingers/hands/wrists a lot and after awhile they got to be swollen and had really bad circulation.

    it's been about five years now and it's a lot better, it was more of a temporary thing, but swim still has bad circulation and somewhat swollen hands (and feet), more than normal anyway and one finger is still messed up (it wont go straight, it is always bent).

    swim thinks there are a lot of dangers in using the hands and mainly its because of circulation problems.
     
  6. electros[h]ock_patient

    electros[h]ock_patient Silver Member

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    swim concurs with the majority of posters here. the key is having good technique and knowing when to back off if missed. all problems arise from large amounts of missed liquid or abscess in swim's estimation. swim must admit though that the hands have been an invaluable place for spotting veins and hitting easily and with the least pain.

    swim, believe it or not, feels that most pricks in the hand are less painful than forearm shots, though obviously biceps are best. however, exceptions are the topsides of the fingers, especially in the thumbs for swim; the other digits seem to take topside injection ok so long as swim stays at a virtually flat 10-30 degree angle arc, unless swim hits bone of course... YOUCH! (mostly what the 10-30 degree arc prevents, btw). and major pains can be had on the underside of the hand due to the type of sensitive skin; swim emphatically stresses the use of a fresh out of the package needle tips on the underside of the hand (he prefers 27g, never longer than .5" -- its large enough to move more liquid quicker, but not so large its a pain).

    hope this helps any of you ;)