Have you noticed any antidepressant potential of this substance? Afterglow on next day or longer?I used ephenidine daily (read from morning to evening) for 5 weeks, going through 15 grams (i know,i know...), and stopped a week ago, so although i almost never get spare time to contribute, here is my short reflexion on this coumpound.
Beware, this one is indeed quite addictive, although certainly a beast to tame in the beginning: i too found myself needing benzos because of its stimulant properties that can make one a bit anxious, but those were no more needed after a few days of either my metabolism getting used to ephenidine, or maybe i just found my sweetspot.
I tried insufflation, which is downright unbearable, do yourself a favor and take my word for it. I tried oral, certainly efficient, but somewhat lacking in the rush department because of the 2 hour needed to start feeling it. Be careful with that ROA: absolutely do not redose before 2 to 3 hours less you get totally overwhelmed: trust me it is no fun, and only gets worst in public.
My favorite and usual ROA was beetween gum and lip, although the taste may certainly be a turn off for some, i ended up craving it: the come up takes about a half hour, and felt more energetic. I could easily go 5 hours without redosing, which was a big plus. I felt that this one teaches patience. My typical day doses were around 70mgs, repeated about 6 times in the day
I liked how functional it was, and the deep feeling of contentment, fullness, and connection to nature and people it permitted: i had very interesting conversations on it, incredible hikes, and the magic disso synchronicity was evident. Compared to MXE, i found the headspace much less confusing and down to earth, not delusional at all. Of course there were a few short delusional moments, but my rational mind and sense of humor always stepped back in to show me a more realistic and productive point of view. It was a vector of true usable inspiration, and i found that to be truly amazing, after months of MXE's mindfuck and unusable delusions.
Evening doses were closer apart, and i also think the doses added up slowly through the day as i understand that the half life is quite long, and this often built up to a deep and grounded shamanistic space, where sacredness pervaded, and many thanks were expressed for the internal and external beauties that were beheld.
On a particularly dosed evening, i had the privilege to be guided in the deepest meditation ever, so close to Buddhahood i could not be grateful enough. Know that i am not a buddhist, only open to the good things that different spiritual paths may bring. I also experimented with Hatha Yoga, and it felt blissful and right. Ephenidine is certainly a warm teacher that deserves respect, and if you try to abuse it, that respect will be forced upon you, and you will be humbled. I agree with Crook about Ephenidine being superior to Ketamine: it took me further, safely and i always felt a kind protective vibe.
I found appetite and thirst were amplified, urinating more frequent, and i could easily sleep 3 hours after my last evening dose. Although i'm a once a week tobacco smoker, i certainly felt an urge to smoke during the plateau and comedown. I sometimes drank alcohol in combination, and found that beer and champagne gave me slight headaches, whereas wine was quite welcome. Still i would certainly not venture on an Ephenidine and alcohol binge. My usually high when sober sex drive was greatly diminished since i was in such a state of contentment, and my thoughts were rising, almost never swooping below the belt. Sex was nice on low doses, but the higher the doses, the flabbier the willy, as with most dissos!
Memory, far from being imaired and foggy, was very efficient, never found myself wondering what happened the past moments, and managed to recall many memories that i thought were wiped out by my year long MXE binge (memory wrecker that one eh!)
Now for the downsides. Shakiness of hands was quite impressive, not parkinsonian, but i still needed my two hands to not spill my morning tea. Slight left side pinches were regularly felt, and since that is the heart side, you naturally worry a bit: was it my heart, my lung, or just begnign intercoastal cramps? Not being a doctor, i felt uncomfortable with those. Ephenidine being such a novel coumpound certainly makes you uncertain about the ground you're treading, and can easily make you fear for your beloved brain and body. I certainly never developed such physical symptoms with MXE, even with years of (ab)use.
It's addictiveness is easily on par with MXE, opening a bag is like opening a new riveting adventure book, hard to put down before you finish it. You know how some dissos just take you on a journey, a quest. Problem is that tolerance steadily rises during that time, and you surprise yourself how faster and faster those bags are ending, adding to the doubts of how physically, mentally, and economically sustainable such a pattern of use is. Disso lovers with an addictive personality be warned...
After a week off, i can say i'm just now feeling normal again. Could of been worse with the quantities i consumed in such short time. A blank mind, moodyness, general apathy and negative thoughts were quite present. Also felt very tired, and required long hours of sleep to feel some energy coming back. To be expected after such glorious weeks of uninterrupted dissociation.
Hopefully we will soon get some scientific data on this coupound, not knowing in which ways it could be toxic and harmful is quite the put off.
On a side note, imho would it not be possible for a mod to weed out the beginning of the B&D, of all the posting technique arguments that are non related to the coumpound? I find it sorry to give such an unenticing start to a thread dedicated to information on a very magical substance...
Cool, thanks twice for the job and the appreciationMost definitely, done, and a good point. Thanks! Great post, btw.
Well, i would be hard put to give you an answer, since during my use, i left no chance for a sober afterglow to develop, since Ephenidine accompanied my breakfast! And when i abruptly quit due to inadvertently spilling the remaining couple grams on high grassland, it coincided with the end of my beautiful holidays, and the next day i was back at my very physically and mentally draining job, so no nice afterglow for me!Have you noticed any antidepressant potential of this substance? Afterglow on next day or longer?
While I haven't used this one, when it comes to dissociatives you want all the above.Playing around with such novel coumpounds is surely more foolish than it is brave... At any rate, wholesome food, water, exercice, and enough sleep are what keeps you healthy, whatever else you may be putting in your body.