How to perform steroid injections properly?
Posted by cpaddon on March 9, 2017
There are several things you need to know when starting to inject anabolic steroids. The most important thing is always to remember that you need to be clean and keep good hygiene. Always use new, sealed syringes. Never use old syringes and, especially, someone else’s ones. The rules of injection are simple, but you need to follow them constantly.
- Make sure that the site of the injection is clean and selected correctly.
- Get a new syringe out of the package, put a needle on it and make sure that it is tight on the syringe.
- Wipe the top of the bottle (if you use a steroid in a vial) with a piece of cloth soaked in alcohol to make sure that it is sterile.
- Remove the protective case from the needle, insert the needle into the vial, turn it upside down and fill the syringe with the right amount of fluid plus a little bit more.
- Tap your finger on the syringe to collect all the air bubbles at the top of the syringe into one, then enter that extra part of the fluid taken in plus back into the vial and the air will go away with it.
- With the help of another cloth impregnated with alcohol, wipe the place where the intramuscular injections were done.
Try not to touch anything with a needle. It can stain the needle and lead to serious problems like the infection. If a little liquid escapes from the needle, do not touch or wipe it. It will help lubricate the injection site. Now, holding the syringe like a dart, at an angle of 90 degrees, inject the needle deep into the muscle. Then pull the plunger back – if blood gets into the syringe, then you have hooked the blood vessel and you should take out the needle and try again. If there is no blood, for example, injecting insulin, slowly (so that there are no painful sensations), press on the needle until all the fluid is in the muscle. Finally, quickly remove the needle and massage the injection site with another sterile cloth (this will reduce bleeding and eliminate discomfort in the following days). Put a protective shell on the needle and remove it from the syringe. Try not to inject more than 2 ml into the same place and more often twice a week.
Remember: never use the syringe and needle again.
Where should you inject?
Anabolic steroids, both oil-based and water-based, should be injected intramuscularly (deep into the muscle tissue). The most typical places for injections are the buttocks, the outer part of the thigh and the delta. These muscles are most often used because of their thickness. They contain more fibers and an extensive fascia. The fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds and divides the muscles. Due to this, the injected steroid has a large suction surface.
During intramuscular injections and other injections of the steroid, the goal is to inject the needle as deeply as possible and not to touch either the nerve or the blood vessel. The best place for injections is the gluteus medius, located in the upper outer part of the buttocks. It is preferred because of its thickness and the presence of a small number of nerves. When injected into this muscle, the probability of getting into a vessel or sciatic nerve, that passes through the lower and middle of the buttocks, is very low. If it is damaged, you will feel pain and you can be temporarily paralyzed.
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