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A Little Liquid Gets Stuck in the Needle


There is a hallow on the bottom of the needle that keeps some of the liquid even though I push the plunger all the way. So about 0.05ml is wasted in each injection. What can I do?


Lick it up.

Damn dude, get a different doc if you are this worried.


The first needle I used did the same thing so I just filled over that amount to make up for it. I quickly bought new needles so I wasn’t wasting the test. My current needles plunge all the way to the bottom so zero waste.


What syringes and needles do you use?


These here: https://westendmedicalsupplies.com/products/3cc-3ml-25-g-x-1-5-intramuscular-luer-lock-syringe-with-needle-50pk


I use 27 gauge Easy Touch insulin syringes do to no waste that are rather easy to load.


The same brand that I have. The only difference is that mine is 25gx5/8" instead of 25gx1.5".

@systemlord You do subq son’t you?


Strange. Maybe you got a bad batch.


I haven’t tried it yet, I just want to make it to 100% recovery and feel normal for awhile before I start messing around again.


You inject IM with an insulin syringe??


EOD and doing IM? OUCH!!!

You’ll wonder why you didn’t change over sooner.


Nothing compared to the 18 gauges I started out using!


FUCK that


I live it for you to lick.


I draw a little air into the syringe after I draw the oil, the turn the needle down and thump the syringe a few times to allow to rise to the plunger. When you inject the air will push out all the oil.


You’re the man.


Insulin needles are as close to zero waste as you are going to get. Just do it, not going to explain the mechanical details.