Hi I'm 29 and decided to do my first cycle of Test E only for 12 weeks with a PCT. These are the specs:
Solution: Test E 250mg/ml from UGL
Pull Needle: 18G
Pin Needle: 25G 1"1/2 (40mm)
Cycle: 500mg/week using 1 pin
I administered the first 2ml shot in the quad 1 week ago. I first pinned the left quad and got immediate involuntary muscle twitches of the vastus lateralis. I left the needle in for a bit but decided to pull out anyway. I believe I touched a nerve.
I then went on to pin the right quad, this went smoothly, no injection pain to speak of, the only difficulty was the injection itself, I believe being a high gauge needle and area of solid muscle the needed force to push it out was quite high. Anyway I thought everything went fine. My quad was soar but to me this was just expected PIP, however in about 4-8 hours the pain got worse, the crippling kind of pain. I noticed both legs were hurting the one I just pinned but did not inject into and the other one that received the Test E solution.
after about 8 hours I started feeling feverish and generally not well.
At about 12 hours I hit the sack with crippling pain and a light fever (intense sweating and shivering). For some reason I still thought this was normal. The next couple of days both my thighs hurt however my right hurt more. I had to take a day off work because I got hardly get around. Before getting up I had to wiggle my legs around for 2-3min to "warm" the muscle before I could cripple around. This injection was on Sunday 1 week ago, my right quad recovered around Wednesday, my left quad on the other hand kept hurting and I would say was functional again (ie could do leg day) around 1 week later on Sunday (so almost one week of recovery).
My research told me this could be plethora of things:
- High BA
- Virgin Muscle
- Bad Gear
- Test fever
- Quads are generally notorious sites you either have slight PIP or crippling PIP
- Crashing gear (mine looks clear as can be in the vial)
- Too High Test E concentration
- Too fast injection (mine was around 2 min)
I'm sure this was not an infection as there was no sign of one, the area wasn't hot or red, it was just generally swollen and not that extreme either, after a few days I could feel some bumps on my thigh, and the swelling seemed to migrate slightly downwards and more to the middle of the quad.
Now after recovering from this ordeal and, having to skip 4 of my 6 workout days, I did some research and decided for my next pin to change sites, this time I used the VG as this came out to be the most idiot proof site and according to medical research it's better than glutes. The day before I was training myself over an hour or so in finding the correct VG site to eliminate any margin of error.
So one week later, yesterday, and I'm ready for my second shot. This time I decide to give the gear a hot warm bath before injection to make the liquid less viscous. I use my alco pads to clean everything off. I insert the needle VERY slowly in my left VG area and immediately feel something is not right, I'm sure I hit a nerve ending as the muscle starts to contract if I apply force on the needle. I decide to pull out and reinsert 1cm away . This time the needle slides in all the way as smooth as butter. I take about 3 min to inject, even though the solution was warm it takes so much force that I had to pauze for a bit to recover some strength. But everything went fine, I massaged the area for a bit and went on to my Cardio routine which ended. I had some PIP but for some reason I felt good about this pin and hoped for the best.
But oh boy was I wrong. I started to get the EXACT same symptoms as I did on my quads. Pain was getting worse by the hour and about 12 hours later I was walking like IGOR, this time dragging my leg behind me. My VG area is currently slightly swollen, but skintone is normal, it's warm to the touch but not hot. I had the same fever symptons last night, was soaking wet during the night and this is also when I learned that some crippling pain is better than others. For instance the quad cripple allowed me to sleep like a baby since I did not feel the pain when laying or sitting down, only when I started moving or climbing stairs, so I was at least getting a good night of sleep. The VG pain though does not allow comfortable sleeping, since your buttocks area gets the most pressure applied to it when sitting or laying doing any slight movement will hit the Glutus Medius as well and will give you a jolt of pain waking you up immediately. So I hardly slept last night, even a 1g dose of dafalgan did not help.
I decided I wont touch this gear anymore, it's not worth it. Not being able to workout for a week after a weekly injection defeats the purpose. But it's just so annoying that I can't figure out the reason. I thought it could be an allergic reaction so I decided to rub some of it on my forearm and keep it there for some hours however I saw no reaction.
To me the real mystery is the left quad which I only pinned but did not inject into besides a negligible amount that was on the needle. This negligible amount was perhaps enough to irritate that muscle as well but not for the same length of time. I think this gives me a clue that perhaps the gear contains something my body does not tolerate. and just for the sake of science I even want to pin my virgin right VG without any solution just to see what kind of reaction and PIP will follow the coming days from just a bare needle going in.