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First Delt Injection Gone Wrong


#1

I've sifted through a thousand of these forums and cant find the exact same circumstances that I'm plagued with.

A little background about myself, I'm 27 5'8 at 194. last Saturday I started a cycle of Test E300, 1CC with a 1 inch 23g my first cycle ever. My friend (that happens to be on his final semester of nursing school) gave me my first injection 1CC with a 1 inch 23g. He swabbed the bottle thorough, as well as my right medial delt and injeted slowly. he held the gear in his palm for a few minutes to get some body heat in it. he's ran two cycles of this gear, as has his friend.
my first injection felt fine for the first 36 or so hours. a little sore and tight, but nothing that I wouldn't expect. Monday night I noticed my delt started to inflame, and turn a light red color. I did some research and thought "oh virgin muscle".

the following morning (tuesday) it was back to my normal color, though still a little inflamed. as Tuesday progressed, my tri started getting a little red and inflamed as well. wednesday morning color had returned, had a killer chest workout, and the bi, tri and delt were inflamed and pink. this morning the color went back to normal when i woke up, but got more pink as the day went on. the inflammation doesn't seem to be fading, the pink or light red color is very slightly warm to the touch. I'm not running a fever, or have a lack of energy.

thanks in advance for tips, I'm not sure if I should go try to score some antibiotics yet, or wait it out.


#2

if you’re not sick, you’re probably fine.

Sticking a needle into yourself and injecting a load of oil sometimes fucks you up a little bit, don’t worry about it


#3

No worries man… Exact same thing happened to me… My very first injection was 1.5ccs self administered into my left delt and man was I shaking violently. First few days sucked but then after like 5 days it was worse and swollen and warm and red all the way down my tri and bi… Took almost a week and a half to get better…

Needless to say I’m not a fan of delts anymore haha… But yea man I think you’ll be ok… Just virgin muscles… For that matter I hit my quad for the first time yesterday because my friend wasn’t around to hit my glute… And holy fuck me I can hardly walk… If you start to get sick, pitting in the skin, or any pustules then defiantly go see a doc… But like u said u don’t feel sick soo… Stick it out a few more days and start hitting your ventral gluteal


#4

[quote]Yogi wrote:
if you’re not sick, you’re probably fine.

Sticking a needle into yourself and injecting a load of oil sometimes fucks you up a little bit, don’t worry about it[/quote]

this.

Yogi is the smartest human on this planet. he knows what’s up.


#5

[quote]flipcollar wrote:

[quote]Yogi wrote:
if you’re not sick, you’re probably fine.

Sticking a needle into yourself and injecting a load of oil sometimes fucks you up a little bit, don’t worry about it[/quote]

this.

Yogi is the smartest human on this planet. he knows what’s up.[/quote]

oh, behave


#6

Would you say it was a full inch and a half of circumference?


#7

I’m sure you guys are right. But I’ve had cellulitis befor, and it was no fun sitting in a hospital bed with IVs full of antibiotics. I’d rather be safe than sorry. Quick update, it seems to be about the same as it was last night, not quite as red. Last night it measured in a full inch and a quarter larger than my left arm. I went ahead and ordered some amoxicillin (antibiotics used to treat cellulitis and other bacteria infections) last night. I’ll keep them handy and start administering at the first sign of fever or Feeling ill. Thanks again for the help.


#8

EO by chance? I dont get along well with EO and get a lump about like you descibe.

If thats the case, No worries, it will go away in a week or so.


#9

Grape seed oil, I don’t think there was any added BO (at least don’t remember reading that on the label). Also, not sure of the BA content, but I hear that can inflict irritation if it’s high. I’ll give it a look when I get home.