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Old 10-06-2019, 01:08 AM   #1
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Default 10 years ago I got a Haldol shot in the buttocks

I apparently switched, was newly diagnosed as DID while in-patient, and was given a Haldol shot in the buttocks. I have never forgotten that scary time. I was told that an alter knocked over books and that I would not immediately go to sleep after the shot. It took an hour of me pacing, eating dinner, and smoking a cig before the shot worked. I did not wake until the next day.

Someone also said I had mini seizures, but I remembered just feeling cold and shivering. I think they were wrong. My pulse was fast but my blood pressure was really low.

It was the first and only/last shot of Haldol. In the buttocks of all places. Administered by a bunch of people in white coats.

The groups and daily therapy helped, but that shot in the buttocks forever scared me, and apparently an alter. I laugh about it now, but I only remember being told what I did, not actually remembering for myself what I did. Was I punished with the Haldol shot? I will never know.
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Default Re: 10 years ago I got a Haldol shot in the buttocks

I was very mentally ill as a teenager and must have gotten about 50 various shots all in the butt. Why they canít just give them to you in your arm I have no idea. Inpatient sucks. They say scared straight doesnít work but for me it did. I went to some scary childrenís psychiatric hospitals and units 10-14 years ago.
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I was very mentally ill as a teenager and must have gotten about 50 various shots all in the butt. Why they canít just give them to you in your arm I have no idea. Inpatient sucks. They say scared straight doesnít work but for me it did. I went to some scary childrenís psychiatric hospitals and units 10-14 years ago.
@Mountaindewed ouch! 50! OMG. I am so sorry.

I think the person who invented those shots is ****! ...bad joke. But yeah, what is with the shots in the buttocks?

Scared straight for real!
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Default Re: 10 years ago I got a Haldol shot in the buttocks

when a nurse gives a shot in the muscle, one consideration is amount of medication. If it is a small dose, you can put it in the arm (deltoid muscle)
If larger or you need to do z-track, it needs to go into larger muscle. Gluteus medius (buttock) vastis lateralis (hip) or quad.
You can cause damage to the muscle if large volume in small muscle.
Sometimes it is safer going in the hip if someone is combative or fighting. There are various reasons why someone would get an injection in one site verses another
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when a nurse gives a shot in the muscle, one consideration is amount of medication. If it is a small dose, you can put it in the arm (deltoid muscle)
If larger or you need to do z-track, it needs to go into larger muscle. Gluteus medius (buttock) vastis lateralis (hip) or quad.
You can cause damage to the muscle if large volume in small muscle.
Sometimes it is safer going in the hip if someone is combative or fighting. There are various reasons why someone would get an injection in one site verses another
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Thank you for explaining. Not sure what a z-track is, and not sure that I want to know. One shot in the gluteus medius was good enough for me.
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