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Re: Attn: Linkadge(?) Can you elaborate on this study?

Posted by undopaminergic on May 23, 2021, at 13:59:03

In reply to Re: Attn: Linkadge(?) Can you elaborate on this study? NKP, posted by linkadge on May 23, 2021, at 12:33:35

> I have not had a problem with taking them together. I have kept doses low, and have no compulsion to increase the dose. I've also come off of both fairly quickly without major issues.

I sometimes had sleepiness/lethargy upon discontinuation of cocaine-like stimulants, lasting a day or two, but nothing like the prolonged aftermath of phenylethylamine (ampehtamine-like) abuse.

> Also, as I don't snort or inject either, so the rate of DAT occupancy is likely more gradual.

I experimented with intranasal ethylphenidate [EPH] (very similar to methylphenidate [MPH]), but found it was too hard on the nose, and any improved high (I don't remember) was certainly not enough to be worth even occasional use through this route. Perhaps I had the free base of EPH, or a salt other than the HCl? Alternatively, EPH is more offensive to the nasal mucosa than MPH.

> Everybody's different however. Some people abuse benzodiazapines, but I never really saw why (they never gave me a buzz or anything).

That is my experience too with benzos. I'm thinking that those people using them heavily and chronically are self-medicating for anxiety and/or other consequences of excessive stimulatory (such as from glutamate) neurotransmission. Then again, back when I did have anxiety, benzos didn't help. They worked for insomnia, but the quality of the sleep they induced was next to worthless.





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