I woke up this morning and noticed a signfiicant loss of motor skills in my left hand this morning.
I'm unable to move both my fingers and entire wrist in my left hand. It feels as if my hand has fallen asleep, with slight pins and needles sensation in my left hand.
But heres the thing: last night I was involved in a low speed collision in my car. The collision happened whilst I was doing something incredibly stupid - reading a text message while driving slowly down a residential street. I clipped a car parked on the side of the road. No airbags deployed, and I was travelling at about 15mph.
My hand worked fine at the time as far as I could tell.
Extremely pissed at myself for doing so, and I wasn't even intoxicated.
After sorting out all the paperwork i came home and laid into a shot and promptly fell asleep in my chair. I fell asleep on my arm rest and my arm went numb. I remained in this position for 4-5 hours until waking up to find my left arm had fallen heavily asleep.
Shortly thereafter I noticed I had lost nearly all of my fine motor control of my left hand and couldn't raise my wrist at all. It simply flops around when I try to lift my hand.
Now heres the kicker: I've been shooting (successfully) into my left (and right) elbow cubital veins exclusively. I know I didn't miss my shot. There isn't any sign of trauma at the injection site or anything unusual there. No tingling or burning at the site, or redness. I don't believe I missed the shot at all. No bruising to speak of.
Is this possible nerve damage from my shot?
Is it possibly just damage from the way I fell asleep on it?
Or did I damage my wrist from the car accident and didn't notice until the adrenaline wore off?
My wrist doesn't appear to be broken (yet), as it isn't swollen or bruised at all. Also, there is a distinct absence of pain.
I hope its the latter, and not permanent nerve damage from my nightly shot.
Has anyone ever heard of such a thing happening after shooting dope (possibly incorrectly)?
I will be visiting my GP ASAP, but I just don't know if waiting until then is going to make my situation worse.
The strength is slowly coming back to my hand/wrist as we speak, but my fine motor skills are still a complete wreck.
I know BL isn't a physicians board, but I know a lot of you are knowledgeable about shooting dope so if the problem lies in the shot, I'm sure someone else here has experienced it as well and can hopefully point me in the right direction.
Sorry if this is the wrong forum, I just figured I'd hit most of BL's IV H user base in OD is all.