Catseye pretty much hit the nail on the head, but I'll add my two cents here as well. I do have a few questions first, though. 10-20mg is a pretty wide range when dealing with hydromorphone
; what is your average dose? What temperature of water are you using to plug? Are you crushing the pills as finely as you would to snort them before dissolving? Are they immediate or extended release hydromorphone? (I don't think the US has ER hydromorphone anymore, but I don't know about Canada.)
With those questions out of the way, I'll just lay it out there that my preferred method for consuming hydromorphone is plugging
by far. But, as Catseye said, your mileage may vary. Some people just love snorting
. You may be one of those people. If you're getting a satisfying high from that ROA, there really aren't a ton of reasons why you should be plugging instead other than trying to save your nose depending on how often you do it. If you want to try plugging again, however, here are some tips that you may or may not know. Other people might do it differently but I've found all of these things to help with the experience:
1. Make sure to crush the pills as finely as you possibly can, just as fine as you would if you were snorting them. Consider using a pill-crusher purchased at a pharmacy or a makeshift mortar and pestle.
2. Make sure you're using an oral syringe with a plug, not something with a "turkey baster" like set-up. I don't really know how else to describe it. You know, you don't want one that has a bulb at the end.
3. Use lukewarm water to aid in the dissolving of the tablets. Once the water and hydromorphone is in the syringe, shake for a while to make sure everything is mixed as evenly as can be.
4. Reiterating Catseye's advice, do not insert the syringe any further than necessary.
But, as I said, if you get your rocks off by snorting it, then go with God. I find plugging to be by far the more enjoyable ROA when dealing with this particular drug
when done properly, but it takes some trial and error. And yes, good on you for choosing not to IV. Right choice.
Hope that helped some.