As I’ve discussed with several members here, I decided to inject SC after an extremely sore IM injection in VL (4-5 days it hurt just to walk). I’ve been SC for about two weeks now and EVERY injection site develops a local reaction: about 24 hours later it is swollen, red, low-grade discomfort, in a circular pattern about 2-3 inches wide.
I have been VERY careful to swab and not cross-contaminate. I am using single use syringes (.5" insulin as suggested) pinning test cyp EOD. I have used the exact same syringe (from same bulk package) for SC HCG injections with NO reaction. Test has been pinned in the anterior/upper thigh and HCG in the lower ab.
All the SC in thigh produced the inflammation described above then declined, but injection sites from 7-10 days ago are lumpy and just a little red. The last SC resulted in a more pronounced reaction of the same symptoms. I pinned my lower ab fat this AM with both HCG and test just to see if the region mattered. Nothing much has developed at the test site yet, but 24 hours is usually the onset; as usual HCG site is fine.
Has anyone had these reactions, even after knowing you are as sterile as possible with all your supplies? Could this be an allergy to the oil that is carrying the test? Has anyone actually had to switch to another brand/manufacturer after going through this, and the new product was fine or you still got this reaction?
I appreciate any in-site, as I’m getting very frustrated and concerned.