Just did my third pin this morning. Sust from a sponsor.
First two pins were in glutes. Experience with both - Two days after pinning, a LOT of pain. Three to four days, a LOT of swelling. Redness, too. Warm to the touch.
I know it is not an infection, because the first one went away about 6-7 days after.
The second one is still swollen - fourth day . . . but pain has dropped from 10 to 9, and, while still quite swollen, it is not as bad as yesterday. Yesterday was excruciating. It was really interfering with daily life. Sitting down. Getting in car. Walking. Lying in bed even. Plus, the swelling was so bad it looks funny even when dressed.
I injected a thigh this morning, mainly so if it happens again, I can post a pic (did not want to post pics of my swollen ass cheek!).
So - Somebody tell me this happened to them, and there is nothing to worry about. I PM'd a couple of other sust users, who informed me that they had normal, mild soreness, no massive swelling or redness.
I do not know if I want to name the brand, as it is a board sponsor, and if I am experiencing some kind of reaction because I am personally sensitive to it, then it is not the brand's fault, and I do not want the brand to be blamed if it is not at fault. As for gear, it is sustanon.
Also what size of needle are you using ? 23G, 1.5 for glutes, 1 inch this morning for thigh.
Are your hands shaky when going in ? Nope. Pinning turned out to be a lot easier than I thought it would be. I was apprehensive about it, but now it does not bother me at all. No pain whatsoever at pinning time, or even for at least 12 hours afterward, and very, very mild soreness out to at least 24 hours. It is the reaction several days later that is getting to me.
How much did you inject ? 1 ml
Do you inject slow or fast ? Slow, oh so slow, just as I read to do here and other boards a lot before starting.
Are you pinning in the upper outside of the glute? Yes, at least I think so. I am also aspirating (although I admit I forgot to do that on the second injection, but the result has been the same for both).
I have read here about some posters experiencing soreness, and even a few complaining that it felt like they were "hit with a bat," but I have not read about redness and massive swelling. With all of the redness and swelling, in addition to the pain, I would have thought it was an infection, except that intramuscular infections do not resolve themselves at 6 or 7 days.
I am limping a little even today from the site of Thursday's injection, but the pain is not as bad as yesterday. The swelling is down a little, too, but it is still very swollen, just not the type of swelling that looks like it is about to burst with swollen fingers radiating all the way to the hip (like last night when I finally decided to post some questions in other threads and then start a new thread this morning). You know the "dimple" or whatever, the indentation on the side of your buttcheek? Mine is gone on that side. Swollen. It was gone on the first side, too, for several days. That side is back to normal after 7 days.
Last edited by malfeasance; 02-21-2011 at 07:57 AM.
Whats your height and size? Sounds like either you are very small and you are putting so much in a muscle it can't handle it or you are missing your glute! I think the ladder, if your cheek is swelled up then you are injecting to low! I'll post an injection pic in a minute, tell me if thats where you are injecting into the glute!
Maybe try doing 4 pins a week and cut the amount in half (.5ml eod), Or even .75ml mon and fri and .5ml on wed! if that dont work then you are allergic to it! I'm not saying this is for sure but I'm just trying to give you every route possible! Nothing worse than paying money for gear and not be able to use it!