I’ve been on testosterone therapy since 2012 no complaint but I do notice that my thighs in certain areas it’s getting a little tougher to get the needle in there I go back and forth to my left one of my right one and give myself shots in my left and right cheek also I was wondering that if using a foam roller would loosen I guess you could call it scar tissue in those areas.
Do you frequently inject in the same exact area? What size needle are you using?
This is a interesting topic for a lot of people here.
Can you describe the difference? Does the needle stop?
I inject using 29 gauge insulin syringes in shoulders and quads rotating sites to minimize scarring.
What length needle and isn’t it a hard draw because of the testosterone
I rotate from thigh to thigh and try different areas and I just recently notice it’s a little tougher going in
I use 18 gauge to draw then 23 gauge to inject
What length needle 1/2 or 1 inch
It only takes 30 seconds to fill a 29 gauge. It’s even easier on my tissues if we go by your results versus my own. So 30 seconds is a small price to pay.
I inject 30 gauge 1/2inch into my thigh.
I bounce around the thigh too… tear drop area, as well as the outter upper quad.
That’s a huge needle. Switch to insulin pins.
Why the hell DR’s give such large gauge needles for self injection is bizarre. Saves what, 30 seconds of injection time?
Makes no sense.
But with a 1/2 needle does it get deep enough into the muscle
I’ll give it a shot
No pun intended LOL
My thighs are pretty lean in bf, so yes, half inch is fine. If you’re heavy set, go one inch.
I’m over 30% BF and easily hit muscle every time.
That’s the idea.
I also noticed that the insulin needles come in 28, 29 and 30 gauge
I noticed my 27 gauge syringes fill slightly faster than my 29 gauge, the 29 gauges I feel it less.
I had some 25g x 5/8 inch syringes and tried them this morning so much better than the 23g. Just purchased some 25g x 1 inch will give them a shot (no pun intended) next time
Just an update on using the 25 gauge 1 inch. Perfect so much better than the 23 gauge I also used an 18 gauge to draw it. Thanks for all of the input.