Hello! I’m hoping I can get some of your knowledge on this current issue I’m having. I know these topics have been discussed many times but it always comes down very similar circumstances that don’t answer all the questions someone may have. I’ll give you a timeline of what happened/happening and hopefully it’ll help me figure out what’s going on and others who search this forum.
Day 0 = Obtained Test 250 from a source that I have had good past experiences with but never used this brand of Test.
Day 1-3 = I pinned my Left quad (not the best place to do it, I know) the next day felt minor tenderness/soreness with each step. Lasted 1-2 days after injection.
Day 3 = Pin #2. For this, I used a a larger dose (~300mg/ml). I worked out and felt slight tenderness like I did with the first shot.
Day 4 = The next day (~12hrs later), my leg got swollen and stiff. It hurt to bend it so I tried foam rolling and rode my bike 2miles to work. Note: with both of these activities, I would start off stiff but then it would get better.
Day 4.5 = In the afternoon (~24hrs after injection), I felt like it was nearly impossible to bike back because my leg was so stiff and it hurt but powered through. I took some ibuprofen and it felt a lot better.
Day 5 = I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning because my leg was very stiff and nearly impossible to bend. Foam rolled it again and the pain was really bad. I could barely put any weight on it. Took 600mg Ibuprofen and it made a slight difference but walking up and down steps was a bitch so I had to do take one step at a time.
Day 5.5 = My leg developed redness along the whole thigh and a friend suggested I go to the local community clinic. The doc there gave me antibiotics (500mg keflex 3x/day) but I never developed a fever and still haven’t.
Day 6-7 = The pain was still there, redness was still there I would say there was only ~5-10% improvement. I wore an ACE bandage on day 7. Late at night on day 7 (~3 days after pin), my knee became swollen + red on the anterior/lateral side. Note: I was on my 4th pill of Abx.
Day 8 = Today (3.5 days since problem’d pin) = Still, no fever or any other symptoms other than slightly higher heart rate (~5-10bpm increase). Temp is 98.5. Redness/warmth/swelling is still present. Top of quad (near injection site), is still very swollen. I’ve wrapped it with ACE bandage and it def leaves an imprint on the swelling when I remove it.
The doc said he didn’t see any abscess forming when he prescribed the ABx. I contacted my seller and he said I’m likely having an immune response to the gear, especially since I used a higher dose. My guess is, outside of continuing the ABx, I should try taking an antihistamine tonight to see if it works. I was originally icing it and would notice inflammation go down with that but if this was cellulitis, I read that I should heat. My question is, has anyone gone through something similar and do you have any other suggestions?