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Methamphetamine

Basic Information

Summary

A fairly common and very strong CNS stimulant. It is sometimes prescribed in the form of desoxyn for ADHD and severe obesity. In low doses, Methamphetamine can elevate mood, increase alertness, concentration, energy and reduces appetite. At higher doses, it can induce mania, psychosis and muscle degeneration among other issues. Tolerant users may report much higher doses than new users.

Stimulant

Stimulants excite the nervous system and increase physiological function.

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Habit-forming

These drugs pose a higher risk of causing habit forming behaviour, take particular care with the amount and frequency they are taken.

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Common

Common drugs are those which are well known and widely used among the drug community. This doesn't necessarily mean they are safe, but it usually comes with a longer relative history of use in humans with which to establish a safety profile.

Dose

Meth
doseOral
Light5-10mg
Common10-30mg
Strong20-40mg
Heavy40-100mg
Insufflated
Light5-10mg
Common10-30mg
Strong30-50mg
Heavy50mg+
Smoked
Light5-10mg
Common10-20mg
Strong30-60mg
Heavy50mg+
IV
Light5-10mg
Common10-20mg
Strong20-40mg
Heavy40mg+

Duration

Oral
Onset20-70 minutes
Duration3-5 hours
After-effects24 hours
Insufflated
Onset5-10 minutes
Duration2-4 hours
After-effects24 hours
Smoked
Onset0-2 minutes
Duration1-3 hours
After-effects24 hours
IV
Onset0-2 minutes
Duration4-8 hours
After-effects24 hours

Effects

increased energy/alertness, Decreased need for sleep, Increased sociability, mood lift, increase sexuality, Excessive talking, Decreased appetite, Weight loss, Sweating, Distrubed sleep patterns, Bruxia, Visual and audiotory hallucinations itchiness, agressiveness, moodiness, fatal kidney disorder, possible brain damage liver damage.

Aliases

meth
desoxyn
tik

Marquis

Deep reddish orange - Dark reddish brown

Avoid

Rinsing mouth with mouthwash high in alcohol due to drying effects; using sugar filled chewing gum; usage within 14 days of MAOI

Bioavailability

Oral 55-62.7% | Insufflated 75-80% | Vapourized 67-90.3%.

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Interactions

Dangerous

  • ╬▒MT
  • Tramadol
    • Tramadol and stimulants both increase the risk of seizures.
  • MAOIs
    • MAO-B inhibitors can increase the potency and duration of phenethylamines unpredictably. MAO-A inhibitors with amphetamine can lead to hypertensive crises.

Unsafe

  • DOx
    • The combined stimulating effects of the two can lead to an uncomfortable body-load, while the focusing effects of amphetamine can easily lead to thought loops. Coming down from amphetamines while the DOx is still active can be quite anxiogenic.
  • NBOMes
    • Amphetamines and NBOMes both provide considerable stimulation. When combined they can result in tachycardia, hypertension, vasoconstriction and in extreme cases heart failure. The anxiogenic and focusing effects of stimulants are also not good in combination with psychedelics as they can lead to unpleasant thought loops. NBOMes are known to cause seizures and stimulants can increase this risk.
  • 2C-T-x
    • Stimulants increase anxiety levels and the risk of thought loops which can lead to negative experiences. In extreme cases, they can result in severe vasoconstriction, tachycardia, hypertension, and in extreme cases heart failure.
  • 5-MeO-xxT
    • The anxiogenic and focusing effects of stimulants increase the chance of unpleasant thought loops. The combination is generally unnecessary because of the stimulating effects of psychedelics.
  • DXM
    • Both substances raise heart rate, in extreme cases, panic attacks caused by these drugs have led to more serious heart issues.
  • PCP
    • This combination can easily lead to hypermanic states

Caution

  • Mushrooms
    • Stimulants increase anxiety levels and the risk of thought loops which can lead to negative experiences
  • LSD
    • Stimulants increase anxiety levels and the risk of thought loops which can lead to negative experiences
  • DMT
    • Stimulants increase anxiety levels and the risk of thought loops which can lead to negative experiences
  • Mescaline
    • The focus and anxiety caused by stimulants is magnified by psychedelics and results in an increased risk of thought loops
  • 2C-x
    • The anxiogenic and focusing effects of stimulants increase the chance of unpleasant thought loops. The combination is generally uneccessary because of the stimulating effects of psychedelics. Combination of the stimulating effects may be uncomfortable.
  • Cannabis
    • Stimulants increase anxiety levels and the risk of thought loops which can lead to negative experiences
  • Ketamine
    • No unexpected interactions, though likely to increase blood pressure but not an issue with sensible doses. Moving around on high doses of this combination may be ill advised due to risk of physical injury.
  • MXE
    • Risk of tachycardia, hypertension, and manic states
  • Cocaine
    • This combination of stimulants will increase strain on the heart. It is not generally worth it as cocaine has a mild blocking effect on dopamine releasers like amphetamine
  • Caffeine
    • This combination of stimulants is not generally necessary and may increase strain on the heart, as well as potentially causing anxiety and greater physical discomfort.
  • Alcohol
    • Drinking on stimulants is risky because the sedative effects of the alcohol are reduced, and these are what the body uses to gauge drunkenness. This typically leads to excessive drinking with greatly reduced inhibitions, high risk of liver damage and increased dehydration. They will also allow you to drink past a point where you might normally pass out, increasing the risk. If you do decide to do this then you should set a limit of how much you will drink each hour and stick to it, bearing in mind that you will feel the alcohol and the stimulant less. Extended release formulations may severely impede sleep, further worsening the hangover.
  • GHB/GBL
    • Stimulants increase respiration rate allowing a higher dose of sedatives. If the stimulant wears off first then the opiate may overcome the patient and cause respiratory arrest.
  • Opioids
    • Stimulants increase respiration rate allowing a higher dose of opiates. If the stimulant wears off first then the opiate may overcome the patient and cause respiratory arrest.

Low risk & Increased Effects

  • N2O
  • MDMA
    • Amphetamines increase the neurotoxic effects of MDMA

Low risk & Decreased Effects

  • Benzodiazepines
    • Both can dull each other's effects, so if one wears off before the other it's possible to overdose due to the lack of counteraction

Low risk & No Synergy

References & Notes

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