Originally Posted by I_MISS_160s
It is certainly possible that you did indeed hit the vein at first but, you could have slipped out mid plunge..
Am I to understand you were IV'ing Morphine
If you were IV"ing morphine from a solution made from a crushed morphine pill instead of a sealed-unused medical ampule then an abscess could certainly be your problem.
Either way, the best advice ANYONE here could give you in the name of harm reduction
is to seek medical treatment from a licensed medical professional
The last thing anyone of us here want to see is someone losing a limb because they hit the "interweb" for medical advice when a Dr was necessary.
Not trying to be a dink.. Just want to make sure you are safe.
Please keep us updated
I_MISS_160s added 2 Minutes and 57 Seconds later...
Please be very careful using "very deep veins".. You could accidentally hit an artery causing the loss of a limb or possibly even death. Remember.. when in doubt,, plug it out
Okay, I woke up this morning and it is definitely just a missed vein. There is no visible lump, or redness, just a bit sore still.
Thank You for your advice.
Also I don't really want to start a new thread, but remember I was mentioning that I have very very deep veins....well I always have to use my AC in my the fold of my elbow because i litterally can't find any other veins.
Two years ago I had Chemotherapy, and even the nurses would have a heck of a time trying to find a vein to put my IV in everytime. My veins are just sooo deep which is weird because i don't have much body fat, so I don't know why they are so deep. On top of being deep they are loaded with valves, and nurses have blown a vein everytime I have had an IV inserted which is more times than I can keep track of.
So does anyone have any suggestions for a good place to use? I use hot compresses, eat sugar, and drink lots of water...I do everything to try and get those veins to show, but nothing seems to work. The only veins I can actually see are in my wrist and they are sooo tiny, and the ones on the back of my hand are blown to crap and full of valves from Chemotherapy....so where else can i find a good place to use?