Hi everyone. I have been lurking this board for about a year now, but usually just learned off of others' posts. Now for once, I have a wierd question that I cant find the answer for...
I am 5' 6" and 170 lbs. I am down from 220 lbs from July of 04 (Yea, i was huge). I have a great diet and workout schedule (Push/pull/legs).
This summer, i was planning on taking a EC stack to help me out with the wieght loss. From what I understand on this board, it is pretty safe to take it 3x a day. To prepare for the summer, I bought the 200mg caffiene pills and the 25mg vasopro ephedrine in advance.
Now Last Thursday I was studying for an exam at about 4pm. I am on concerta due to ADD. Two hours after i took the concerta i decided to try taking one of the 200mg caffiene pills to see how it affects me. The bottle says that one 200mg pill has as much caffiene as a normal cup of cofee, so i dindt think it should be too bad...boy was i wrong.
My heart was pounding like i was running on a treadmill for hours...i felt like i was going to have a heart attack. I dont understand what happened...I didnt even take the ephedrine, jsut caffeine!!!
I was jittery for over 8 hours and had alot of trouble sleeping that night. My heart kept beating fast and i felt a wierd lightened feeling on my chest...
I really dont know what to think of this...hell i just took caffiene!! From the looks of this caffiene + epedrine will kill me!!
I am hoping it was the concerta...is it bad to combine caffiene with concerta? Over the summer i wont be needing the concerta, so will it be ok for me to take the EC? or does this experience mean that EC is dangerous for my body?
Honestly, i dont understand how people die from taking EC combinations. Do people OD, or dies it just affect some people differently?
those 2 articles make it seem like those people took regular doses, but died...does this mean that it has the potential to kill some people even if taken in moderation?
And how do i find out if I am at risk for this?
Should people who get palpitations from caffiene pills stay away from the EC?
If i do take the EC stack, i will probably start off with just ephedrine, then after one week add 100mg caffiene.
Then in one month i will up it to 200mg caffiene. I dont know what to think...am i just overworrying?
(i cant start with a E dose lower than 25mg because the pills are gel and are 25's)
By the way, I have vasopro ephedrine, which also has guaefinesin(sp?)...
I have vasopro ephedrine, which also has guaefinesin(sp?).