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Trick to reduce PIP-especially useful with bigger needles

TRTplus291

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Hi, I have been on trt for over two years, and gear for just over 6 months. While most PIP comes down to type of med and volume, I found a trick that seems to reduce PIP especially with bigger needles. Disclaimer: when possible always use the smallest shortest needle that gets the job done. Duh. With smooth gear/meds I have no PIP whatsoever, and I am an absolute wimp when it comes to PIP. I generally use 25g 5/8", and 23g 1" in a few spots when blasting, or 27g 1/2" insulin syringes for cruising/TRT. I have injected 2.5ml of GSO-based D3 (250K IU) using 20 and 21g 1" terumo needles in the dorsoglute with no PIP whatsoever while using this method. Minutes later it's like nothing even happened.

Always make sure the sharp edges at the tip of the needle are oriented to push between muscle fibers instead of cutting across them. As an example, when doing a lateral delt shot, make sure the open bevel points to a wall, not the ceiling or floor. This is because those muscle fibers run vertically, floor-to-ceiling. This trick does not change the fact that you still insert 90-deg to the skin, and it is obviously less important/useful with thinner needles, though it will cause no harm if employed regardless. If you're injecting subq this does not apply whatsoever-always go bevel up from the skin if injecting at a shallow angle.

The following is quoted from how to do a spinal tap procedure and espouses a similar principle:

"The bevel edge of the needle should be parallel to the ligament fibers that run head to toe. The bevel will be up when the patient is on their side and to the right or left when they are sitting upright..."


Hopefully some of you will find this useful-happy poking
 

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I find it depends on the batch ive been using the same vendor for a while now and alays got really bad pip like insanely bad 10 ius causes a decent lump recently I ordered a new batch and its been cake I can pin the same muslce in a day or two with little to no lump at all I think they used a higher baking temp or it was more sterile this time as its the same oil but a bit darker in tinge
 
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