Storing individual Trimix syringes in freezer

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Storing individual Trimix syringes in freezer

Postby k188181 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:54 am

Hi. From what I've seen, a handful of people will pre-load their insulin syringes with trimix and then place them in the freezer. I'm thinking about doing the same thing and just having various doses pre-loaded for when I need them. My only concern is with bacteria. Once I pull a syringe out, it's essentially sterile, going into a the trimix vial, and then being used right away for the injection. I'm a little worried about storing pre-loaded syringes in the freezer because of sterility issues. Has anyone had problems with infections from their syringes that were stored in the freezer? I was thinking about storing the syringes in a baggie, in the freezer, but I'm really just concerned about bacteria and sterility. Can anyone chime in with their experience? Thanks!

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Re: Storing individual Trimix syringes in freezer

Postby tomas1 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:06 pm

I could be wrong, but I've never heard of anyone getting an infection from injecting.
I was wondering about this when doing all the alcohol prep work.
I would never advocate taking a shortcut, but I did do it maybe once.
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Re: Storing individual Trimix syringes in freezer

Postby Cigar56 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:37 pm

Once you fill the syringe use another alcohol pad to wipe the needle. Then wipe the needle cap and and replace it on the needle. Once you do that nothing in the freezer or the baggie is going to contaminate the syringe or the needle.
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Re: Storing individual Trimix syringes in freezer

Postby bldoink » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:15 am

The down side is, IIRC, there is lubricant on the needle that is wiped off if you use alcohol on it.
R.R.P 2011 Mayo Jacksonville by Dr. Michael Wehle. Nerve sparing but damaged. V.E.D, Viagra and Alprostadil manually injected. Originally Edex20. Switched to Alprostadil from compounding pharmacy - cost. Injecting 5-6 yrs. It works. Treasure coast of FL.

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Re: Storing individual Trimix syringes in freezer

Postby Larry10625 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:23 am

k188181 wrote:Hi. From what I've seen, a handful of people will pre-load their insulin syringes with trimix and then place them in the freezer. I'm thinking about doing the same thing and just having various doses pre-loaded for when I need them. My only concern is with bacteria. Once I pull a syringe out, it's essentially sterile, going into a the trimix vial, and then being used right away for the injection. I'm a little worried about storing pre-loaded syringes in the freezer because of sterility issues. Has anyone had problems with infections from their syringes that were stored in the freezer? I was thinking about storing the syringes in a baggie, in the freezer, but I'm really just concerned about bacteria and sterility. Can anyone chime in with their experience? Thanks!




When I was injecting, the pharmacist suggested preloading them and putting them in a Ziploc sandwich bag in the freezer. The inside of the syringe is sterile and won't be ACCIDENTIALLY contaminated. :)

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Re: Storing individual Trimix syringes in freezer

Postby qcswral » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:14 pm

I've been pre-loading syringes and placing them in the freezer for years now and never had a problem.

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Re: Storing individual Trimix syringes in freezer

Postby graymare » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:21 am

I've pre-loaded, then frozen syringes over a year without a problem. I would recommend pre-loading with more Trimix than you need. When it is thawed out you can eject some Trimix before injecting it into your penis. This will eliminate the inevitable air bubbles which you don't want.
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Re: Storing individual Trimix syringes in freezer

Postby bldoink » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:46 am

I'm not a medical professional of any kind. Anything I post is based on my own experiences at best and dreams or delusions at worst. Always consult your doctor and follow his/her advice.

When I pre-load syringes I alcohol swab the stopper on the vial like I always do. I then draw up the juice, drawing up just a speck extra along with a little air. I then put the cap back on and freeze them with the needle up so the air will be at the top. I do that so if the juice freezes and expands it will only push out air. Before use I'll obviously let it thaw if frozen solid and then push out the air and a dribble of juice to be sure. I don't use alcohol on the needle as I don't want to wipe off any lubricant and because the needle should have been sterile when frozen and so should, in my non-medical professional opinion, still be frozen.
R.R.P 2011 Mayo Jacksonville by Dr. Michael Wehle. Nerve sparing but damaged. V.E.D, Viagra and Alprostadil manually injected. Originally Edex20. Switched to Alprostadil from compounding pharmacy - cost. Injecting 5-6 yrs. It works. Treasure coast of FL.


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