Been in since sunday and whilst theyve had 4 different cannulas in me during this admission, one in my left hand has remained constant. it has been horrendously abused, the trouble is that vomiting badly triggers my asthma, and ive been very nauseous from the pain etc so theyve been shoving vast quantities of cyclizine down it (ok - maybe not vast but it felt like i lot) and that was the main vein they've been shoving 100mg of hydro TDS into, and hydro is nasty for yur veins too. the vein feels solid from about halfway down my hand for a good 15cm and it KILLS, i can't move my wrist properly. it looks kind of weird as well - dont *think* it looks infected - but it looks odd! (although thats a point - it was in for 5 days - do i need to keep an eye out for infection). does anyone have any tips and tricks for easing the pain a bit, and will that vein be trashed for good now? im looking forward to my hand veins going, my elbow veins look worse but are actually quite a bit better but they always go for my hands first which is much more painful, and they fail much faster. but yeah - any ideas on how to look after my poor old veins!!