Hello. I am going to be as detailed as possible about my question in order to get more knowledgeable answers. First I would like to say that SWIM
has 9 years experience of IVing on a semi regular basis...SWIM is DEFINITELY not bragging in any way, SWIM just thought a description of SWIM's knowledge and experience might illicit more useful responses. So yes, SWIM has TONS of experience, and is also extremely knowledgable about SWIM's drugs
of choice in general. That being said, SWIM has somewhat of a rookie question...is it possible, when IVing meth
(ice), to not miss the vein , but still have it burn like hell? SWIM's veins are shot to shit for the most part, from several years ago when SWIM used to shoot crack
. (Lemon juice plus psychosis that resulted in digging in SWIM's arm for sometimes over an hour at a time were not kind to SWIM) So all SWIM's main veins are buried in scar tissue and 100% inaccessible. However, since then SWIM has discovered a few useable ones, but has definitely damaged them somewhat over time. Anyway, now to my question. Lately when IVing meth (ice), SWIM will draw blood, begin to push, and after maybe a few milimeters in it will start burning like a hell that only an IV meth user could ever imagine. However, it is NOT the same feeling as a straight up miss...it's not to where SWIM can feel resistance against the plunger, as if they are in solid tissue, and no bubble begins to rise under SWIM's skin (but after the shot, the entire area around where SWIM shot will be swollen, NOT a lump from dope, but truly just swollen...from the inside, not the skin itself)...also the burning is a different kind than when missing. It's not so much localized, it's more of a shooting pain, up SWIM's arm. Of course, once this burning kicks in, SWIM pulls back on the plunger to make sure SWIM is still in the vein and SWIM ALWAYS still draws blood. The burning causes SWIM to check herself like that up to 5 times per shot. But the main reason SWIM doesn't think she is missing is that after the shot SWIM tastes it so hard that she literally chokes on it, and she TOTALLY gets the rush. However, being VERY in tune with SWIM's body and tolerance, SWIM does EXTREMELY large hits. Usually 4 times the size of a "normal" hit..between 1/2 gram and 1 gram per shot. SO, SWIM supposes technically she could be missing a lot of the shot and getting that rush off of only the stuff that made it in. SWIM just has this mental image of her veins being full of holes and shredded so that they can't contain anything put in them, but SWIM is pretty sure that's not possible or she'd be full of bruises and pooled blood and most likely dead since there would be no way for blood to get to her heart....or something...anyway, that's my question. Oh, and after reading this over just now I realized I'm probably going to get a lot of responses telling me that SWIM probably has like, gangrene, or some crazy infection and will have to have her arm amputated soon, etc...so let me just clear something up. SWIM has no abcesses, open sores, etc...this burning all the way up SWIM's arm and all that does not linger whatsoever after the shot is over, and within 2 days of SWIM's last shot her arms are completely back to normal. The only permanent damage SWIM has is many hard lumps on overused injection sites, which have been there for years are without a doubt NOT abcesses. SWIM had one once so she knows what that presents as...this is not it. SWIM is pretty sure the lumps are just scar tissue. Given all that, if you STILL think it is something like that, go ahead and say so. Also, anyone who feels the need to tell SWIM that all these symptoms mean SWIM needs to quit IVing, please don't waste yours or her time. SWIM simply wants to know WHAT is happening and WHY. Not what SWIM needs to do about it. Once SWIM gets her answer, she will be able to draw her own conclusions to those questions. Like I said, SWIM is very experienced, so she really only needs responses from people who have a definite answer or something legitimately helpful to contribute...not random tips or advice. Thank you. Oh, one more thing...not sure if this is relevant, but for the first time ever, SWIM is unable to use her preferred 1 cc/100 unit syringes. SWIM has been stuck using 3/10 ml (30 unit) syringes. Because of this, SWIM is, at the VERY MOST, able to use 15-20 units of water for her enormous shots. Thought'd I'd add that in for SWIM just incase it matters. Thank you for your responses and time.