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    Hitting a nerve while injecting/twitching...


    Just completed my second ever IM inject and I have a question.

    As soon as I penetrated, my leg jumped/twitched a little bit. I figured I penetrated a nerve so i tried to go a little deeper, but my leg twitched again.

    I withdrew and injected a quarter inch away, no problem.

    Should I have discarded the syringe and started from scratch? The site had been cleaned with alcohol so it was ok that way.

    I remember reading that if you aspirate blood you should withdraw and start again with a completely new syringe, but I kind of got lost in the moment with the unexpected twinging and just went into a different site and injected there.

    so my first question is whether that's okay and if not, what should I expect?

    My second question is when your leg twitches and you suspect a nerve, do you go in deeper/shallower/withdraw or just inject?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick055 View Post
    Just completed my second ever IM inject and I have a question.

    As soon as I penetrated, my leg jumped/twitched a little bit. I figured I penetrated a nerve so i tried to go a little deeper, but my leg twitched again.

    I withdrew and injected a quarter inch away, no problem.

    Should I have discarded the syringe and started from scratch? The site had been cleaned with alcohol so it was ok that way.

    I remember reading that if you aspirate blood you should withdraw and start again with a completely new syringe, but I kind of got lost in the moment with the unexpected twinging and just went into a different site and injected there.

    so my first question is whether that's okay and if not, what should I expect?

    My second question is when your leg twitches and you suspect a nerve, do you go in deeper/shallower/withdraw or just inject?

    Thanks
    You are going to be sorry.
    With longer needle you can do all kind of damage.
    nerves
    veins
    penetrate abdomen wall

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    just watch and do not poke in your eyes or balls (may be),
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    I use it in a donut area around my navel.
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    i twitch too, i think its from being tense, then sticking a sharp object in there... if you hit a nerve u would most definitely know it, i would think.....

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    You have nothing to worry about! I've done this many times. You did the right thing,just pull the needle back a little and continue your injection. Just always remember to aspirate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eros62d View Post
    You have nothing to worry about! I've done this many times. You did the right thing,just pull the needle back a little and continue your injection. Just always remember to aspirate!
    Eros,

    I actually pulled all the way out, reinserted into a different area and then injected.

    Having "one of these" under my belt, next time I will just withdraw a little.

    But do you think I'm okay as to this shot?

    From reading about aspirating blood, I have heard that it is better to withdraw, pitch the whole thing and start again. So I didn't know if the "reinsertion" was the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick055 View Post
    Eros,

    I actually pulled all the way out, reinserted into a different area and then injected.

    Having "one of these" under my belt, next time I will just withdraw a little.

    But do you think I'm okay as to this shot?

    From reading about aspirating blood, I have heard that it is better to withdraw, pitch the whole thing and start again. So I didn't know if the "reinsertion" was the problem.
    When I hit a nerve,I don't pull all the way out,just a little then back in and inject. If I aspirate blood,which has happened only a few times out of hundreds of injects,I pull out,and inject in a different spot. The blood in the barrel isn't a problem. You might want to put on a new needle to inject though. Hope this helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick055 View Post
    Just completed my second ever IM inject and I have a question.

    As soon as I penetrated, my leg jumped/twitched a little bit. I figured I penetrated a nerve so i tried to go a little deeper, but my leg twitched again.

    I withdrew and injected a quarter inch away, no problem.

    Should I have discarded the syringe and started from scratch? The site had been cleaned with alcohol so it was ok that way.

    I remember reading that if you aspirate blood you should withdraw and start again with a completely new syringe, but I kind of got lost in the moment with the unexpected twinging and just went into a different site and injected there.

    so my first question is whether that's okay and if not, what should I expect?

    My second question is when your leg twitches and you suspect a nerve, do you go in deeper/shallower/withdraw or just inject?

    Thanks
    Are you pinning in the glutes? If so, you are probably too far towards the middle...hitting the sciatic nerve. I have never hit it personally, but have heard it hurts terribly.

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...size/19503.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by rightship3 View Post
    Are you pinning in the glutes? If so, you are probably too far towards the middle...hitting the sciatic nerve. I have never hit it personally, but have heard it hurts terribly.

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...size/19503.jpg
    Nope, pinning the quad. It wasn't painful, it was as if the muscle just "twitched" on its own.
  

  
 

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