Hi all, I just started my test replacement journey, self administered.
It’s been 33 hours since my first shot.
Day 1: I felt discomfort, kinda like mild muscle tear at the injection site, which I think is the upper portion of rectus femoris. Basically I pinned at a site which felt meatiest. A drop of bleeding after injection. No swelling, no redness.
Day 2: I woke up, no swelling or redness. It’s almost hard to even figure out the injection spot. But I have a sharp pain at a site different from the injection site, about 4 inches medially(inward). I can’t contract my tear drop muscle, feels like a pulled muscle with sharp pain at the place mentioned. I haven’t worked out this week, been sitting on my ass the entire time. No outward swelling or redness concerns me even more now.
Additional details: I pinned my first shot, 250mg test e bought from a pharmacy with a 21G needle, at 3am in the night, stayed up to study for exams. Won’t say it went well, took two attempts because I didn’t know I had to push the syringe so hard, thought something was wrong in the first attempt. Second attempt wasn’t the smoothest either. The needle was kept clean ig, was held in still air for about 5 mins in between the attempts. Coincidentally, I came down with common cold(probably) yesterday, no fever yet, I feel better today after waking up. Haven’t felt any effect of test e till now, ik it takes about 2-3 weeks to kick in, but still. I thought of having an intense leg day today to blow off steam after exams were over and start my on cycle regimen, but now I’m down with headache, coughing and runny nose and an apparent quad injury. I really feel I’ve fucked up somewhere. Did pre-cycle bloodwork 3 days back, everything was good.
Any kind of insight will really help, thanks a lot. I’m just trying to be very cautious.