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    Shooting Heroin in a Hand Vein 
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    Is shooting heroin in a vein on the top of my hand safe? I'm having trouble shooting anywhere else and the veins on my hand are bulging and look like the best area to do it.

    The veins on the top of my hand are really really visable, and look like the easiest place to hit. Has anyone else done this?

    Note: I'm new to IVing and have messed up a couple shots on my inner arm, so I wanna give them a rest for a couple days and try and use the hand if it is safe. I'm just having a problem with my injection technique and could use some advice.
    Alot of the time a stick it in, and have a hard time keeping it in while I register blood.


    ALL that aside, Is it ok to shoot in the veins on the top of my hand?
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    I don't have any advice as i don't IV myself personally, BUT i do have friends who would only use the top of their hands so i can assure you that it works and i don't see why it would be any worse than any other veins. Hope i helped a littlle.
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    Shooting into the top of your hand is as safe as anywhere, except for the fact that the veins are much smaller, thus the risk of slipping or missing is much higher.

    Make sure you push the plunger down much more slowly to account for the size of the veins. And don't use the same vein over and over, you'll get some nasty scars that are a lot more noticeable than they are on other places on your body.

    As for advice, the veins in your hand are much closer to your skin surface, so you have to angle it much closer to parallel with your hand than you would with your arm. The big risk is jabbing right through the vein.
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    When I sued to IV i hit my hand all the time. Just rotate spots to avoid nasty scars that are really noticeable and never go away. I have a full sleeve on my left arm so I always shot through my tattoo and I have no visible track marks because of it. Just be careful im lucky I quit when I did.
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    i've never used my hands but i can imagine they would be a little more delicate to hit than the top of the fore arm and crook of my elbow where i'm used to hitting. the dorsal veonous network's main vein and cephallic vein look like theyre the easiest to hit in my opinion. the veins on the hand are smaller in size than the the inner elbow and very close to the surface so they're going to roll a little easier and you're going to want to have a steady hand so you don't go poking through.

    have a look at some of the injecting guides that are linked in the directory and mega threads stickies. heres a pic to refer you to the vein networks
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    its a little more tender and delicate of a procedure, but it works fine. just be careful. if you're shaky I wouldn't recommend it really. but leftwing's image there is a good road map so to speak. I'd hit the cephalic vein if I were in your position.
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    The cephalic vein was always my fav when i had those little 1/3cc syringes. I have to admit, hitting on the tops of your hands hurts like hell. The cephalic not so much, its actually pretty painless. I overused the one on my left hand but i can still get at my right if i needed to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'medicine cabinet' View Post
    The cephalic vein .

    about 1/2" below my index knuckle worked when my veins kept rolling one night.
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    it is safe to shoot in your hand, I did it many times ,but these veins roll and you have to be extra careful not to miss- it will heart if you do.when inject do it very slowly and make sure you register by pulling the plunger and observing blood coming out of the vein. good luck
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    Wow thanks for the wealth of information, really helpful.

    I am skinny and have low bodyfat %, so my arms have lots of veins to choose from, but the ones on my inner elbow joint aren't that visable. Are the veins on my inner forearm ok to use?

    The vein on the top of the bicep looks like a good injection site too, has anyone used that one with good results?

    I'm new to shooting and if someone could link the "shooting/injecting/IV" thread that would be very helpful to me.

    Also, does anyone know where to find those rubber ties, like they use in the hospital? Do they sell those at the pharmacy?
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    I have shot in my hand, forearm, and crook of my arm. The only reason I haven't shot in my bicep is because I can't see the vein very well. I have seen others hit there.
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    Also, does anyone know where to find those rubber ties, like they use in the hospital? Do they sell those at the pharmacy?
    belt will work just as good if not better as rubber tie
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    I also used to have problems finding veins in my forearm. I'd do my the back of my hands, try to get a big one on my inner wrist, or do certain places on my chest (I'm a girl.) I wouldn't recommend these places to anyone as being safe; I'm just saying that I did it and am not dead.
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    I've pushed in my wrist before. A bit difficult, but hit it with a smaller length needle.
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    i always go for that big long vien on the top of my fore arms mostly the right, it's easy and painless and it doesn't bruise as easy or badly.

    i always use new or nearly new needles and where i hit jus looks like there may have been and old pimple scar, very unnoticed.

    good luck, think safety
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    The hand veins roll around a lot and are easy to miss. Make sure you register and if it starts to really sting you are outside the vein most likely.

    Not a good place for a novice to start, esp. if you can't hit the crook of your elbow.

    Be safe. If you can find someone to show you how.
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    you can do it, its just harder to hit it cause the veins like to move around on ur hand
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    Ive been Doing heroin for 10 years . Ive only been banging herion (Slamming) for about 5 1/2 years . I know everything there is to know about mainlining any drug ... So when i tell you that you can use ANY vein that draws blood in your body Its because ive used every vein in my body and i know its safe . The problem with useing your hand ISNT that the vein rolls or that its small . The problem is only if you miss . When banging heroin especially is only if you miss . So make sure when your mainlining (Useing a vein and not a muscle) heroin You re-register about 3 times befor you put it all the way in . For instance . If your outfit (Needle) Is a 1CC 30 gauge needle That means that your needle width is a 30 gauge and the amount of liquid you can hold in the needle is 1CC Alot of people think that the numbers on the side of a needle represent 1cc per number . Thats ABSOLUTELY wrong . Anyways back to topic. If you have 50 units of Heroin/Water in your rig (needle) first register (Pull the needle back to check if your in the vein) Push in about 15-20 units , Check again for blood , Push in about 15-20 more , Check again then Push the rest in . NOW its not over yet . To prevent heroin from gettin out of the vein you need to "Jack off the rig" Which means after all the dope is in your arm Just Pull a little blood out and push it back in . This helps keep your vein and skin in good condition .
    Also you need to make sure to tie off befor Pokin yourself (EVen if you dont have to) . This will keep your vein alive and usable . You only loosen your belt when you start to push your dope into your vein . DOnt loosen it too fast because your needle might 1) COme out of your vein or 2) Poke threw the other side . Also if your useing your hand its a good idea to hold your hand up afterwords and shake it a little to get the blood pumping (This isnt mandatory but i recomend it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by OmarLittle View Post
    Wow thanks for the wealth of information, really helpful.

    I am skinny and have low bodyfat %, so my arms have lots of veins to choose from, but the ones on my inner elbow joint aren't that visable. Are the veins on my inner forearm ok to use?

    The vein on the top of the bicep looks like a good injection site too, has anyone used that one with good results?

    I'm new to shooting and if someone could link the "shooting/injecting/IV" thread that would be very helpful to me.

    Also, does anyone know where to find those rubber ties, like they use in the hospital? Do they sell those at the pharmacy?
    Yes , Actually Almost every vein in my body is gone Except a few in my hands and the one that goes from my elbow to my hand on the inner side of my forearm . It was hard for me to hit at first but with some practice its actually very easy , The bad part about this location is that the skin there is much more tough then the skin in your ditchs or your hands (Ditchs - the little areawhere your forearm and bicep meet) .. My ditchs have been shot out for like 4 and a half years lOl ... The ties are called ... Umm i cant spell it .. Its something like turnaquit Its pronounced Turn-a-kit .. Lol im chewing a 100 mcg fentanyl patch right now .. Lols You can PM me or AIM me if you have anymore questions
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    I've used the hand before, it's safe, but tricky to hit because the vein rolls. Easier to hit with a short tip rig though.

    Yanno, I just checked out that cephalic vein around my wrist, and that son of a bitch is lookin ripe... now if I only had some dope.
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    Cephalic vein is my #1 spot for life. That, and the one that Fentanyl Fried talked about that runs along the inside of your forearm from your hand to your elbow. That vein on my arm is fuckin' huge, like a quarter inch in diameter and bulges up like a motherfucker when I wrap that tourniquet tight.
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    Start Low and Work Your Way Up!! 
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    If you are new to shootin, i learned the hard way that the best thing to do when your first startin out is to start low and work ur way up the arms i.e. like hit urself in ur hands as much as u can then once those are gone move up to ur fore arm then ur bicep etc.

    The reason for this that is that if u start up high, u could possibly poke holes through ur upper arm's veins, thus resulting in dope leakage, which is painful just like if u were to miss completely. You will shoot in ur hand and as it travels up u will begin to feel a burning pain in a completly different spot than where u r injecting. For me when this first happened i became very confused, until i asked a buddy of mine what the deal was and he explained to me that i had a hole in my vein, which then reminded me of the first or second time i was shootin and he suggested starting low and working my way up, but at the time i was just worried about hitting the easiest spot i could. Now i wish i would have listened it would have saved me alot of trouble, and veins. Hope this helps.
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    I need ur help people! 
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    What do u do if u shoot up in ur hand and you miss the vein and have a big bump? Is there any way to retrive what you just shot? Can u just stick the needle back in,then pull to suck it back in,then re shoot it?
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    I tried one in my hand with no luck, and then the area kept swelling up really badly, had to keep pressure on it for ages before it would stop swelling right up again..same thing as happened when I was in hospital and they took blood out of my wrist. Very wierd and a bit disturbing..does this not happen to anyone else?
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