actually not sure if it was a dope or sub cotton that did the trick...
abscesses are the result of unclean prep,
which is what happened there...
when done cleanly and properly ive never had a single issue with said ROA,
but ya cant cut a single corner,
old rigs, old cottons, old water, lack of hand washing and alcohol wipes...
desparation does that sometimes.
if yer gonna IM anything,
follow the above guide to the fucking letter.
any omission is a chance for bacteria to be introduced.
to be fair ive had more abscesses/illness/infection from filthy IVing that i have since ive been IM,
but ive gotten a lot cleaner, living indoors, bathing and all that...
still there are risks,
IM done PROPERLY is as safe, if not safer, in some respects.
particularly for more casual users, regarding margin of error in dosing,
'normal' physical damage from ROA.
im glad to have had an easily treatable abscess on my arm
as opposed to endocarditis or other blood infection from IV,
which would doubtless have resulted from the same shot.