E/C side effects

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  1. DTR rex

    DTR rex New Member

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    I am on my 4th day of taking it and the first 3 days I only did one dose of 25mg E and 200mg C.

    Today I added another dose (2nd dose) of the same (25mg E and 200mg C).

    I am noticing things I didn't notice before like having trouble swallowing, indigestion, and almost like a dry heave feeling. Not so much like throwing up, but kinda like a dry heave/gagging feeling.

    I thought maybe I was just dehydrated from the caffeine, but I have been drinking tons of water.

    Anyone else get this type of thing when on it. I certainly do not enjoy it and I am considering getting off the stack.

    I don't know if it is a direct side effect, or more so from the decreased carbs and cals in my diet since being on it.
     
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    I am wondering if it could be because my second dose was taken on a relatively empty stomach, and I was not able to eat for about 2.5 hours after taking it.
     
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    You trying to lose weight? Maybe just stick with one dose.
    And observe if you still have the same effects/ symptoms.
     
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    Yeah, just trying to cut down.

    I think I will go ahead and do that then. Either one dose in the morning and that is it, or maybe even split it up with 12.5mg E and 100mg C twice a day.

    Thanks
     
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    In Toronto we can only get them at 8mg tabs so I usually cycle between 8, 16 and 24 when I do use it.
     
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    some don't know this but another side effect is a limp dick for some people
     
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    I always thought ephedra was banned :hsugh: because of some really serious side effects aka death
     
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    simply put... media has alot to answer for.
    People who died from ephedrine use were also likely not the brightest bulbs in the room so to speak. 'If a little is good, more is better' mentality was likely a culprit as well.:hs:
     
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    The people that died from it are more than likely the same type of people who wrote the reviews over at erowid.

    "I took 400mg ephedrine, 2 beers, then went for a drive and didn't remember where I was or I how got there 2 hours later, it's a miracle I didn't crash"
    :ugh:
     
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    25/200 is good enough for me for the whole day. I'm pretty sensitive to it.

    But no bad side effects besides some jittering.
     
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    Shit doesn't do a damn thing to me. I'm on three full doses a day and don't even get slightly jittery.
     
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    Yeah, the main reason I stopped using it. :rofl: I lost like 2" off my flacid length (made it into a baby dick) and I had trouble getting it up. Plus I don't think it really did shit. :dunno: I can lose weight just fine with diet and exercise. I still take my lean green and sesamin though.
     
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    Thanks for the input everyone.

    I think the feeling of sickness was mostly attributed to not eating for a couple hours after the second dose.

    Nonetheless I am going to cut back. I am now going to stick with 12.5mg E and 100mg C twice a day.

    Maybe after I get used to a bit more I will jump back up, but I am not really fat or anything so I don't want to get too overboard with it.

    And for the record, no dick problems yet (5th day). I had no problem getting it up for the g/f last night. But I assure you, the moment it affects my sex life I am done with it :coolugh:
     
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    do 25/200 and then 12.5/100 and see if that helps
     
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    hrm....i need to keep an eye on this limp dick syndrome...


    then again, im guna be on an off cycle for a month or so, so i guess its too late to check now.

    but i must say, in conjunction with a stict diet and workout regimen, EC helped me drop ALOT of poundage.
     
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    I am going to move into that for my second week on.

    I am finishing this week 12.5/100 twice a day. The following week I will go 25/200 first dose and 12.5/100 second dose. Take 2 weeks off, and then get back on. Maybe the second week of my second cycle I can go 25/200 for two doses, but I am not sure its really even necessary. I am only ~ 12/13% and not trying to get stage ready or anything.... Just down to about 10% or so.

    Thanks again for the input.
     
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    Yeah, on my 5th day I am already seeing the benefits. It is pretty easy to stay ~ 2,000 cals now whereas without it I was STRUGGLING like a mofo.

    I am also down ~ 4lbs which isn't water weight because I am drinking more water on the E/C stack than I did before I started it.
     
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    could be low blood sugar, also might be impact on dopamine levels or dopaminergic activity.

    the latter is the more likely cause, though the former is also a possibility.
     
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    well, to say it isn't water weight, for that reason, might not be accurate.. best way to lose water is to drink water.. but you should also be able to tell by the hydration level of your skin, etc.
     
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    I am back up to that dosage and feeling fine.

    I think that one time was just because I forgot to eat. It is kinda like drinking on an empty stomach.... Nothing good comes of it.
     
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    Very true.

    Hydration levels were high (at least going by the skin test) and water consumption is up. I am down 7lbs now after 8 days on and seeing benefits in the mirror as well.

    But yeah, I am not carrying very much bloat so some of it may be water weight.
     
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    my sex drive died . I got a new girlie, wants sex 2-3 times a day. I barley wanted one since I went on EC.
     
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    and i've heard 'it' shrinks while on EC :o
     
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    I need to find a chick like that...damn I regret going to GA Tech sometimes...:wtc:
     
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