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    syringe confusion - dead space etc.

    I have been injecting 0.25 ml Test. Cypionate, IM in the glutes, every other day. I currently use a 1cc, 25g 5/8" leur lok syringe/needle.

    I was originally taking it 2x a week, so I drew with a 21g and switched to the 25g to inject. Now, I don't switch.

    But, it seems like I'm wasting meds as there is always some left between the syringe and needle.

    I tried to order syringes with permanent needles, but I got "slip lock" needles.

    I'm not stupid, but the syringe jargon is pissing me off. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what kind of syringe I might be looking for.

    Maybe when I have a chance I need to find a glossary of needle terminology and post it.

    Thanks!

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    https://www.healthwarehouse.com/easy...100ct-233.html

    That is the exact one i use for TCyp, I use the same one but in 31g and a 5/16th needle for HCG.

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    All good tips ^^^^ You can also look for the "U100" insulin syringes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyhaha View Post
    I have been injecting 0.25 ml Test. Cypionate, IM in the glutes, every other day. I currently use a 1cc, 25g 5/8" leur lok syringe/needle.

    I was originally taking it 2x a week, so I drew with a 21g and switched to the 25g to inject. Now, I don't switch.

    But, it seems like I'm wasting meds as there is always some left between the syringe and needle.

    I tried to order syringes with permanent needles, but I got "slip lock" needles.

    I'm not stupid, but the syringe jargon is pissing me off. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what kind of syringe I might be looking for.

    Maybe when I have a chance I need to find a glossary of needle terminology and post it.

    Thanks!
    Switch to fixed insulin syringes!



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    The 27ga needles I have waste 7iu of test per use. Says so on the label. I use those to backfill 30ga insulin needles, but I noticed The insulin needle was always reading a little less than what I thought I put in. Those 30ga needles ware about 1iu each. I measured it out once, and 210mg/wk was actually 196/wk as far as what got injected with this daily dosing and backfilling technique. Not really a big problem, but I got curious. Blood tests reflected this compared to previous protocols best I could tell.

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    codu2112, do you feel like you waste much TCyp with those? How does the needle retract?

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    Thanks everyone for the advice. I bought these because the had the same needle size and length. Seems to have a very low dead volume and the needle retracts after injection and the plunger snaps off making it easy to travel with and bring back home to dispose of.

    http://www.healthwarehouse.com/easyt...5-8-100ct.html

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    I noticed this too with my last set of syringes - a lot of dead space. .05 ml. I compared it to an earlier syringe/needle and the earlier design (BD Integra) had almost zero deadspace. Both BD brand. I wish there was a list of low deadspace needles. I don't know how to tell if a syringe/needle is low deadspace or not ???

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    Thanks.

    I found these too. Comes in different sizes also but it expressly indicates low/no dead space. Price is right. Others have recommended this brand. I might try this size or the 27 G, 1 cc, 1/2 " needle.

    https://www.otcwholesale.com/easytouch-81501.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saul View Post
    I noticed this too with my last set of syringes - a lot of dead space. .05 ml. I compared it to an earlier syringe/needle and the earlier design (BD Integra) had almost zero deadspace. Both BD brand. I wish there was a list of low deadspace needles. I don't know how to tell if a syringe/needle is low deadspace or not ???

    All insulin syringes with fixed needle are LDS and there are detachable LDS needles- plastic neck that fits within neck of standard syringe hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    All insulin syringes with fixed needle are LDS and there are detachable LDS needles- plastic neck that fits within neck of standard syringe hub.
    Thanks. I did not know that.

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