Im already using short tip needles! I can never manage to draw any fucking blood out. I did a ton of research and I still cant do it and I just wasted all my fucking dope and its in a syringe and I really want to do it. What the fuck am I doing wrong? Im doing the tourniquet right after the middle of my bicep too. Are there any easily safely accessible veins? My wrists and hands have gone to shit bc of all the failed attemps and im furious.Try a short tip needle. Also, what gauge needle are you currently using? Switching to a lower gauge (larger needle) can make it easier, especially if your problem is sliding out.
I cant 'find' veins by barely seeing them, but none of them ever stick out when i tie my arm off. Ive tried the windmill method, keeping it warm, chugging water, literally fucking everything What do I do?!?!do you mean you can't find a vein full stop or that all the ones in your arms are blown already?
Yeah - one time when I was in college, I was with my ex girlfriend in the hospital and even the head nurse couldnt get the IV in her while she just sat there getting her hand stabbed over and over again. Eventually, though, they managed to hook up the IV and she finally got her much needed Dilauded. Seems wrong to say but I was kinda jealous lmao!tbh i know its really frustrating but anything that makes IV drug use harder is probably a good thing if it puts you off. its not a good road to go down.
can you not get someone to help you? when i first started i got other people to do it and they could get in without tying or anything, just got straight in. its best to do with someone experienced anyway to get the basics of harm reduction, i was awful on my own for keeping things sterile don't think i did a single shot that hadn't been on the floor.
some people just have difficult to find veins. i have a friend who'se never IVd but nurses have to take blood from her hand cos they can't get anything in her arms. fucking nurses!! like they know anatomically where everything should be. whereas i can see at least 4 veins in the crook of my elbow just by pumping my hand a bit.
Preferably on my arms. I’ve used tourniquets and warmth and everything from a-z but it’s still nearly impossible for me to find a vein. Any help would be much appreciated.
In fact don't do that. Alkie wipes are for disinfecting the area BEFOREHAND .and use alcohol wipes on the site after.