I recently began an IGF-1 & pegylated MGF cycle. I am in about my third week at this point. It is my first run with peptides.
I have been shooting 50mcg bi-laterally post workout and in the last week switched to 12.5mcg x 4 times per day. I have been shooting delts, lats and bi’s.
I am very concerned, however, at what I expoerienced today. I shot my left bicep earlier today with 12.5mcg and my right one several hours later with 12.5mcg.
While I was working out later in the evening, my left bicep was quite sore. My T-shirt sleeve was quite tight and this felt a little uncomfortable. I rubbed my left bicep a little as I thought it might be a minor muscle strain. It didnt really get in the way of training so I continued training as normal. In the dressing room post workout my left bicep was still a little sore.
I took off my T-shirt and I was pretty freaked out. The sleeve of my T-shirt had left a huge indentation all around my upper arm and part of my bicep seems to have “caved in”…it was VERY visible and there is a large split in my bicep where there had not been one before. The caved in area had been the sore area which feels slightly bruised and is a slightly bruised color.
The rest of my bicep is normal, but this one section is caved in. I felt my right arm and the same is occurring there at the same spot, although it is much less pronounced at this point. The caved in part of the arm are much softer than the surrounding areas. Although it is less pronounced/visible now since my arms are no longer pumped, the problem is still there…and I can still feel the soft caved in area with my hand.
I have switched immediatley to sub-Q shots.
What the f*ck is happening to my arms!!! I am very concerned about this.
There are a number of theories I am playing with
The acetic acid in the IGF has caused tissue necrosis, causing that section of my bicep to cave in and feel slightly bruised. I get a LOT of pain from the acetic acid (diluted with bac water) so tissue necrosis is a likely suspect. However, the problem is that the caved in section is not at the point where I usually inject the IGF…it is a different area of the bicep.
Also, this theory does not explain why I have not experienced any problems with the other muscle groups which I am injecting.
The IGF-1 has caused localized muscle hyperplasia causing part of bicep to grow thus making the rest of the bicep appear as if it has caved in. THe problem with this theory, however, is that I can’t understand why hyperplasia in one part of the bicep would cause pain and bruising in another part of the bicep (thge caved in areas).
Also, I do not feel that my arms look much bigger. Certainly not big enough to make a lagging area appear “caved in”.
Some sort of unknown pathogen entered my arm and is causing tissue necrosis in a specific area of the bicep. I dont really consider this theory to be very likely.
So, anyone with ANY idea of what this is please give me some info…I would REALLY REALLY appreciate it. It is REALLY concerning me!! If it does not improve in the next few days I am gonna go to the hospital and get whatever scans I need done to find out what the hell is happening to my body…