It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

General Health Message Board

Not sure...In need of input

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-17-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC, USA
Posts: 1
Kinko2488 HB User
Not sure...In need of input

Please do not judge or flame because of the following:

Honestly not sure what to think, and had no where else to turn for answers.

I, being the idiot that I am, recently participated in illegal activities with a drug that I would rather not speak of. It involved a syringe, which I am positive was clean. (I am the one whom took it out of the undamaged wrapper)

The morning after "participating", in which I only injected once before realizing how much of an idiot i was, i experienced pain at the site of injection. It has now been 3 days since and I am experiencing the same discomfort accompanied by inflammation and slight swelling in the immediate location of injection. It is possible, but more discomfort is experienced, to extend my arm. I do not feel as if I am sick or "under the weather" per say, but I do feel slight fatigue from normal daily activities and the feeling of aches which would normally accompany the onset of a flu or cold.
I would almost compare the discomfort I speak of as a muscle soreness due to build up of lactic acid, but I'm sure its deeper than that.

My question to the board is a possibility as to what the actual problem is, whether it is a simple infection that I can take care of through over the counter drugs, or whether the knowledge of the board can pin point it as something more serious.

Again, I prefer not to be ridiculed about the activity in which the "problem" came from, but would rather appreciate the input as to what could possibly be going on, and further more how to treat this.
This incident of me participating in this activity will NOT happen again, curiosity got the best of me and I am now dealing with the consequences.

This is a rather embarrassing thread for me to start, so please be as informative and helpful as possible.

Thank You,

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-18-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 340
amyd HB Useramyd HB Useramyd HB Useramyd HB Useramyd HB Useramyd HB User
Re: Not sure...In need of input

Can't see why anyone would give you a bad time because of "your bad time" with I.V. drug use.
It actually may take as long a week for the discomfort/swelling/infection to go away. However your other symptoms along with the red inflammation is in fact something to have checked. Could be an abcsess is forming or something even more serious -- tissue necrosis -- caused by unsanitary conditions/fillers.
This post immediately reminded me of the 2000 movie, Requiem For a Dream.
If it's not improving by Wed or Thursday (at latest) go seek medical help, or you too may lose your entire arm, the way Jared Leto did in that movie. Still creeps me out.

Old 08-20-2010, 11:22 PM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: karratha, WA, australia
Posts: 8
squishysquish HB User
Re: Not sure...In need of input

i've never used IV drugs myself, but i've known people who did.
it could be any of a number of things: needle went in at the wrong angle, may have even injected into a muscle.
i experience discomfort for a couple of days after i get a blood test. sometimes even the doctors screw it up. i get redness and bruising.
but if it doesn't clear up, go see a doctor.
good luck

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Poopie and weewie choice, complicated, not sure if need advice, but input welcome. Larrylou'smom Relationship Health 12 05-03-2007 10:59 AM
*long story* I had a setback, but I'm not sure if I should push forward. lovinthev8 Relationship Health 34 02-13-2007 10:00 AM
I'm not sure how much more I can take of this spcialk2 Multiple Sclerosis 5 10-11-2006 06:25 PM
Son diagnosed with adhd not sure where to begin justfine ADD / ADHD 13 05-08-2006 08:00 PM
Need some advice JeepMom Autism Spectrum 11 04-18-2006 09:24 AM
i need all of ur input SammyT Exercise & Fitness 4 07-09-2005 11:44 AM
Scared ....NOT SURE...NEED INPUT! alwysasweetie21 Pregnancy 4 03-16-2005 11:21 AM
Not sure if I'm pregnant...need input! Ms. M Women's Health 3 10-18-2004 09:46 PM
May be pregnant...not sure...need some input - PLEASE! jamie31 Pregnancy 6 11-16-2003 06:19 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:40 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!