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Needle size?

Cyp.. thigh. Was thinking 1" 23g. Open to suggestions from personal experience. Thank you!

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iv always used:

iv always used:

  • 1 1/2" 20g to draw
  • 1" 25g to inject glutes
  • 5/8" 25g to inject shoulders
  • 1/2" 29g (slin needle) to inject pecs , quads. Currently struggling with biceps using this needle, but thats another topic lol

 

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I use 1" 25ga for everything.

I use 1" 25ga for everything. I do not pin butt cheeks. With most sources using MCT as a carrier oil, its thin enough to pin through a 25 ga.

I do draw with a 20ga pin and always change needle.

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Agreed!! 

Agreed!! 

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I draw with a 23g and pin

I draw with a 23g and pin with a 25g. I never ever use either needle twice. I know people who have, and at least one of them got an infection, He uses the same needle to draw with. If you buy in bulk, needles are really cheap, but there is no cost that is too much to avoid an infection. 

Many use a 23g to pin, no big deal. Just use a different needle to draw. Pins get dull very easily. Also, some labs use thicker septums (rubber stoppers) which will obviously result in a dulled needle. Better safe that sorry.

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1" 25ga is an all-star in my

1" 25ga is an all-star in my book... you can get 100 for under $15 if you know where to look, makes it easier financially to switch out your pins. No excuses for multiple use. Better safe than sorry

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23 gauge to draw, and 1" 25

23 gauge to draw, and 1" 25 gauge is the "all star" for me like JD said, ALWAYS use different needle to draw and ALWAYS use a diff needle to pin.....its worth 2 needles EVERYTIME to make sure I don't end up with an infection or losing a limb! Also alchohol swabs are dirt fucking cheap....use one on vial and at least one to two on injection site. Seriously a little $ everytime keeps me out of the hospital, if you cant afford that to be safe then you don't need to use gear, besides amputating something due to infection seems to put a damper on your beach body!

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Thanks guys I'm going to grab

Thanks guys I'm going to grab a box of 25ers soon, and yes I hope no one is dumb enough to use the same needle twice! haha

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Im a wuss...I draw with a 25

Im a wuss...I draw with a 25 and pin with a 30....but of course Im pinning small, girly amounts...

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I have seen you scars so I

I have seen you scars so I know you are NOT a wuss! You are simply using what you need to use... nothing less.... nothing more. ;) My wife uses a 29 or 30g as well because anything bigger is not needed. She also injects sub-Q.... yes ya'll sub-Q. 

 

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Many females inject sub-q. 

Many females inject sub-q. The only difference imo is IM absorbs faster because there's more bloodflow. Sub-q most likely changes the half life a bit, but for females that's not really a big deal.

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True...I have some gnarly

True...I have some gnarly scars.  My shots for MS are a 30g, so I keep with those...or I would never pin. LOL