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On TRT I’m pinning .5ml of T-Cyp e3d with 25 gauge 1" (25mm) 3ml syringes. I do it in my glutes. Close to painless with no soreness afterwards. I alternate each side.

I’m wondering if there would be a reason to shoot elsewhere to give my glutes a break?
Will I develop intramuscular scarring over time?
Is absorption decreased over time with tissue damage?
Does it make sense to start alternating with, say my quadriceps?
Do the quads hurt more than the glutes?

[quote]threepercenter wrote:
On TRT I’m pinning .5ml of T-Cyp e3d with 25 gauge 1" (25mm) 3ml syringes. I do it in my glutes. Close to painless with no soreness afterwards. I alternate each side.

I’m wondering if there would be a reason to shoot elsewhere to give my glutes a break? Will I develop intramuscular scarring over time? Does it make sense to start alternating with, say my quadriceps? Do the quads hurt more than the glutes?

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I find the glutes to be the least painful. I pin with a 23G 1.5" when I go that route.

Quads for me are hit and miss. Oh lawd I tied to pin high on my quads once and I hit a bundle of nerves I’ll never forget. Tried to push through it and eventually gave up because I was straining so hard I couldn’t hold the needle steady! Went in an inch lower and it was a breeze. Quads are easy to get to as well! Every time I think about quads I think about me sitting on the couch trying to hold that stupid needle steady- and then I pin my glute. =)

Delts are pretty easy, but I’m crap with left handed injections. Every now and then just to make sure I still can do it I suppose.

Not sure if it’s allowed here but there is a site that might give you some ideas (www.spotinjections.com). Certainly helped me out when I wanted to get a visual of where I should be sticking besides my rear end.

I hear some guys are doing sub-q injections with insulin syringes. Never tried and I’m not sure how well it would flow but it would certainly be painless.

My fear is to hit bone, when shooting elsewhere, my arms/shoulders aren’t as big as the guys in the pics. But I guess that with a 1" syringe it’s physically impossible. Just wondering if there is a good reason to not just stick to my glutes…

Or hit the sciatic nerve!

Read the protocol for injections sticky and advice for new guys.

You do not need to inject IM.