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Shot up for first time now my hand is partially paralized

I messed up big time and did something i said i would never do because im leaving for rehab in a week for a 6 year pill addiction and wanted to see what shooting oxy and dilata would feel like but now my wrist is completly limp ifmy hand is flat on the table i cant lift the ends of my fingers but i can make a fist but my grip is weak my thumb and other spots are very numb.If i put my hands together like im preying and pull them apart no matter how hard i try i cant hold my left hand up it is scarring the hell out of me, its been 2 days. I cant go to the hospital because of private reaons has anyone had this happen? will i be like this for life?
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I think you hit a  nerve instead of a vien
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Ditto to what Goldenarm told you.   Nerves will heal themselves in time -  They used to think nerves would not regenerate, but that was proven wrong - it just takes time.   It could be serious but I would not let it affect my getting clean - -  I personally would say nothing that would prevent me from getting the help -  -  first things first - -- then you can learn from the dumb mistake ---  We have all made them - so just pick yourself up and get on with life --  get clean first though.
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352798 tn?1399298154
Probably and hopefully it will heal. Let this be a reminder to yoursel and others of the dangers of drug use. Good luck on getting clean.
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536882 tn?1225512859
Unfortunately you'll always be searcing for that high, but you'll never find it again.  This is a classic natural consequence of what we do when we're addicted.  We'll go to any length!  As long as you're willing to go to any length to get and stay sober, you'll make it.  There is no one who has failed that gave complete surrender.
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563541 tn?1257877567
hey there,
im 15 days clean today from shooting bout 5 oxy 80's a day.....that has happened to me many times....sometimes it went away on its own....but a couple of times i had to go to the e.r. for it....those times it was an absess and they had to cut it open and drain it.....it hurts like hell. if its not an absess then it will heal but it will hurt for a bout a week. take it from sum 1 who has been there.....you dont want to go down that road!! it suxxx. good luck on gettin clean....if u set ur mind to it u can do it!!!
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That happened to me many years ago. What happened to me was I nodded out or passed out on my hand and cut the circulation off for a long time. Normally when that happens your hand sends a message to your brain to move but when extremely loaded
the brain can't respond and the result is either temporary or permantent nerve and muscle damage. I had the same symptoms you discribed. It scared me also but what was I gonna do. So after about 4 to 6 weeks it started to get better and eventually returned to normal. Just many of the wonderful things that happen to drug addicts.
Red
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424839 tn?1268186246
you damaged the radial nerve or a branch of it nerves heal at 1-2 cm a month you have what is calle radial nerve palsy. The radial nerve controls all extension of the wrist and finger there are 2 other nerves that control flexion of the wrist and fingers. nerves don't always heal you need to get it looked at if you are haveing wrist drop. Get it looked at and if you are afraid to tell the truth then you can say that you had a crushing injury a few weeks ago. but you need an EMG to see the extent of the damaged nerve.
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Hey look it is armymedic..................... Whats up bro........... I have not seen you round in awhile. If those nerves heal and regenerate then why in heck don't the regeneration process of the spinal cord do the same at the same speed.............
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I get a treatment on my back..they put like acupuncture needles in the nerves of my lower back, and run radio waves thru the needles.It burns so severly it kills the nerves....they grow back and the pain comes back big time in about8 to 12 months.  Boy is that a bithc imagine the nerves in your back with 3rd degree burns....that is partially why I was on dilaudid.....still looking for some one who can answer questions on withdrawing from it.   Love to all    Jerri
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352798 tn?1399298154
Isn't it great to have armymedic back?!!!!
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424839 tn?1268186246
antaomy 101 you have 2 nerveous system the CNS and the PNS central and peripheral nervious systems the PNS The peripheral nervous system (PNS) resides or extends outside the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain and spinal cord, to serve the limbs and organs. Unlike the central nervous system, however, the PNS is not protected by bone, leaving it exposed to toxins and mechanical injuries. The peripheral nervous system is divided into the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system.  By function
By function, the peripheral nervous system is divided into the somatic nervous system, autonomic nervous system and the enteric nervous system. The somatic nervous system is responsible for coordinating the body movements, and also for receiving external stimuli. It is the system that regulates activities that are under conscious control. The autonomic nervous system is then split into the sympathetic division, parasympathetic division, and enteric division. The sympathetic nervous system responds to impending danger or stress, and is responsible for the increase of one's heartbeat and blood pressure, among other physiological changes, along with the sense of excitement one feels due to the increase of adrenaline in the system. The parasympathetic nervous system, on the other hand, is evident when a person is resting and feels relaxed, and is responsible for such things as the constriction of the pupil, the slowing of the heart, the dilation of the blood vessels, and the stimulation of the digestive and genitourinary systems. The role of the enteric nervous system is to manage every aspect of digestion, from the esophagus to the stomach, small intestine and colon.
means that the PNS has a good blood supply and a covering that helps protect the nerve


the CNS


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The CNS consists of the brain and spinal cord, which are located in the dorsal body cavity. The brain is surrounded by the cranium, and the spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae. The brain is continuous with the spinal cord at the foramen magnum. In addition to bone, the CNS is surrounded by connective tissue membranes, called meninges, and by cerebrospinal fluid. The following are the major components of the brain and CNS.  
The spinal cord extends from the foramen magnum at the base of the skull to the level of the first lumbar vertebra. The cord is continuous with the medulla oblongata at the foramen magnum. Like the brain, the spinal cord is surrounded by bone, meninges, and cerebrospinal fluid.

The spinal cord is divided into 31 segments with each segment giving rise to a pair of spinal nerves. At the distal end of the cord, many spinal nerves extend beyond the conus medullaris to form a collection that resembles a horse's tail. This is the cauda equina. In cross section, the spinal cord appears oval in shape.

no protetive covering the spinal cord get blood from sarounding tissue and bone.
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oh hun... i'm sorry to hear this.

listen - no matter what "personal reasons" are preventing you from going, it's not worth the risk of losing the use of your hand forever.

you have to go get this looked at. no matter how scared you are.

whatever "fall out" happens now is temporary.  it's possible the damage is not - i don't know.  but you stand a much better chance of healing if you find out what really happened to your hand.

go get it looked at.

and sweetheart - don't ever, ever do that again.  you are playing with very serious fire here. obviously.

please go do the right thing for yourself and get it checked out asap. you don't want to look back and regret that you didn't.

i'm prayin' for ya, kiddo...

-mj
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Thank you guys yea its still limp, i ca wiggle my fingers, but not fast, and i cant lift them from the table, I leave for a lengthy rehab in a couple days, hopefully they can check it out there.
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i'm glad you're going to rehab, sweetheart.

i think it's the right move.

and a very courageous one.  good for you...

good luck, doll.. stay strong. this is good...

-mj
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565147 tn?1218252591
Dude I would so get it checked out because if its in anyway constricting blood flow to your hand or fingers then you have a really bad problem . I know someone that did the same thing  and she lost some of her fingers on one hand so be very careful. Just get it checked out go by yourself if you are embarrassed plus the hospital has to keep it confidential anyways.. Be safe do the best thing for yourself !!
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Is my fingers and a partial part of my hand being numb usally have to do with constricting bloodflow?
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480448 tn?1426948538
I honestly wouldn't worry about compromised circulation.  If that was the issue....your hand would most likely be discolored, from very pale, to a bluish color....especially noticeable in your nail beds.), not to mention other symptoms.

It definitely sounds like a nerve injury to me as well from what you've described.  It sounds like it is improving, although gradually?  If you've seen improvement, that is a great sign.  They will assess it in the rehab facility.  Certainly, if it gets worse all of a sudden, then get it checked before...but I think you will be just fine.

Best of luck with your recovery.
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