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Discussion in 'Heroin' started by Ali16, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. Ali16

    Ali16 Senior Contributor

    Do your veins ever recover after shooting heroin? It's been a year now and I still have horrible veins. It really sucks because I need frequent blood tests due to medication I'm now on. I know I brought it on myself but wondering if it will ever get better?
  2. LindaSuzanne

    LindaSuzanne Active Contributor

    Congratulations on being clean for a year. I don't know how long you were an addict but of course eventually the veins collapse so addicts are continually looking for new sites to shoot up. I have been reading up on this and my understanding is that they never heal completely as the damage is done once the vein collapses.

    I would ask your doctor as he will be able to tell you more and maybe give you advice on whether there is a way to heal them further.
  3. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    I am sure it will. Wounds take time to heal, but as the poster above says, they may never heal completely. You could possibly go to a specialist who works on veins to get the options you need in terms of vein healing, It is some of the types of information you may need. Go to a specialist if any doubt about whether your veins are healing properly.
  4. xTinx

    xTinx Community Champion

    Your veins will recover in time. For the time being, though, please just hang on. If you make an effort to change your current lifestyle, there wouldn't be a need for you to go through tests all the time. You have to have the will to say NO to your remaining desires even when you're outside of hospital or clinic premises. As already advised, you may also go to a medical professional specializing in veins and arteries to check how much damage (if any) your veins received.
  5. amin021023

    amin021023 Community Champion

    @Ali16: One year clean is very good my friend. and don't worry about that I'm sure it'll get better...maybe exercise a little bit? That could boost your recovery and confidence.
  6. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    They may get better in time, but don't expect them to look like before ever again, because that's the risk of using drugs: you lose a part of you that you will never get back, be it physical or psychical. If I were you, I would ask my doctor regarding the possibilities of healing them. Best luck!