Advice on needle size

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Hey guys, I was on here a few years ago, lost my log in info so had to make a new account. I'm 60, been working out my whole life, currently doing weights 3 x week. and walking 18 holes of golf 2 x. I'm sure you're familiar with the story. lack of motivation, bad mood, not good sleep, struggle to keep the belly off.

So I'm starting TRT. 100 mgs a week 2 shots. I'm not sure what size needle I want so I was looking for some advice.

Thanks for your help.
 

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On a serious note , it depends on how lean you are and where you are going to put it. 1/2" 29 , 1'' 23 are common.
 

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For IM

I get 1" 23g syringe and pin combo. Also buy a pack of 1" 20g. Swap out the 23g and draw with the 20g, put the 23g back on, clear the air and pin. You could use a 25g to pin but I don't like the hard push of a 25g.
 

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You can use 29g insulin needle, or draw with a 21-23g and inject with a 25g x 1" needle.

I much prefer insulin syringes.
 

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You can use 29g insulin needle, or draw with a 21-23g and inject with a 25g x 1" needle.

I much prefer insulin syringes.
or draw with a 21g and backfill an insulin syringe so the needle stays super sharp and smooth.
 
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I use a 28g x 5/8 insulin pin (29 works fine too). I don't backfill, I just draw it right into that same pin. Yeah it takes a minute or two, but I do it while watching tv, before I go to bed at night and then I pin in the morning.

Been doing it that way for years, never had a problem, don't see a need to change it.
 

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For 20 years i did my TRT with 25 gauge for IM. Now i use 29 gauge for sub-q.
 
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Really appreciate ti guys. Wife will be helping with the pin. I may have to do it myself sometimes. Don't have a problem at all with needles, but it's still easier when someone else does it.
 

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I use a 1” 27 gauge. Takes a bit of thumb pressure to get it a few ml through a larger syringe. For 1 ml syringes it’s not very hard. I like to use the smallest needle I can get away with to limit scar tissue
 
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I use a 27g 1 inch for IM and that shit is painless. Sometimes I actually don’t feel anything. Just put that in your glute and ur good to go. Takes a bit more pressure to get the oil in but it’s kinda nice cuz it prevents you from doing that shit too fast
 
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On a serious note , it depends on how lean you are and where you are going to put it. 1/2" 29 , 1'' 23 are common.
I agree. It's requires a stronger thumb to push the plunger.

23 or 25g for me. My hands shake a little so I like to get the needle out fast. It all works. It's a matter of preference.
 

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1" x 25ga for me. Both draw and pin.
 
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I use a 28g x 5/8 insulin pin (29 works fine too). I don't backfill, I just draw it right into that same pin. Yeah it takes a minute or two, but I do it while watching tv, before I go to bed at night and then I pin in the morning.

Been doing it that way for years, never had a problem, don't see a need to change it.
do you pin your glute with it? are you in a specific spot with that? I was always very careful where i went with the one inch in my glute, sometimes I would get some sciatic pain which i think was from injecting too close to the nerve. I was wondering if the insulin pin i could be a little less careful about where i pinned in the glute
 

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do you pin your glute with it? are you in a specific spot with that? I was always very careful where i went with the one inch in my glute, sometimes I would get some sciatic pain which i think was from injecting too close to the nerve. I was wondering if the insulin pin i could be a little less careful about where i pinned in the glute
Upper outer part of the glute is best, but can vary the spot a lot.
 

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I draw with an 18g and backfill a 30g 1/2inch insulin. I've been doing this for years without any issues. Hope this helps.
 
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for gluts i use a 25ga 1" and for Delts i use a 27ga 5/8" new TRT user here as well.
 

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