Ephedrine HCL and Caffeine side affects

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  1. 2000GT

    2000GT Active Member

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    Recently tried using EC in the afternoons around 3-4 pm to give me an energy boost for my workouts (as I am running more than anything these days). Its worked, I have had great runs, and the slight bit of weights I do has felt great.

    However, since i have started this I get up in the middle of the night to piss at least twice.

    It literally only has started since I have taken the EC. Anything other than stop taking them to help this? Is this common?
     
  2. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    where did you order the ephedrine from? i've been trying to find a good reputable place now that 1fast400 doesn't sell it anymore.
    and, i've never had that problem. how much water are you drinking? and how much right before you go to bed? i try to drink a gallon to a gallon and a half during the day, but i try not to drink too much for the last 30-45 minutes before i go to bed.
     
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  3. MaineSucks

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    ephedrine and caffeine are diuretics, so the pissing make sense. You should also be (for safety's sake) drinking a good amount more water on ephedrine/caffeine. your body should adjust eventually, but the fact remains you taking a high daily dosage of diuretics
     
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    I buy it from a local store. It comes in 8mg tabs, 50 for $5. I take 2 with a 200mg caffeine 30 mins before my workout.

    I do drink a lot of water in a day, but thats only gone up slightly.
     
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    I have always drunk a lot of water. With the addition of these stimulants I probably drink 2 or 3 more bottles of water a day.
     
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    Give it a little time, you will probably adjust
     
  7. PPI Typhoon

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    When I first started on it, I was pissing all the time too.

    After a bit, you will adjust and it's like you aren't even taking it.
     
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    i had some crazy dreams when i first started taking it. I only got 8 EC pills left. :wiggle: Time to start eating
     
  9. AaronOC

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    just give it a bit of time for your body to adjust
     
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    I get awful withdrawal effects when I go off of ephedrine... enough that I won't take it anymore. Makes me feel horrible for a few days.
     
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    Anything else people would recommend for a great energy boost for workouts?

    Not a fan of taking something that hinders my appetite and all, as well as having to piss all the time.

    I broke my hand - so I do a lot of running, one arm bench/snatch and leg work... I hate running with a passion, but need to do something and the ec really gave me a boost to run forever.
     
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    You think that's bad? I wake up 2-3 times a night just to masturbate.... is that normal?
     
  13. AaronOC

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    thats what juicing does to you:mamoru:
     
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    But I've been doing it since I was 12!
     
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    AMP
     
  16. sweetcheeks

    sweetcheeks Patron Saint of Quality Footwear

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    throw some green tea into the mix :dunno:

    Hey 2000, where do you buy you stuff locally? I usually just hit up one of the Reflex locations, but just wondering if there are some better deals around town.
     
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    Body energy club on Davie and Howe - best place in Vancouver to get anything. I work right by there and live in Kits so its close by and convenient.

    They have a juice bar with really good shakes for 5 bucks too.
     
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    sweetcheeks Patron Saint of Quality Footwear

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    Will have to check that place out. Cheers man :bigthumb:
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I need to get more EC.. I miss it.:hs:

    No withdrawl effects here.. and I did pee frequently while on EC, except I contributed it to the 1-1.5gals of water a day.
     
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    That's why I actually like the 8mg tabs in Canada. I cycle between 24, 16, 8 and off regularly.

    2000GT...ever use tyrosine?
    Pre workout I usually use 1-2 g of it as well...
     
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    8mg's would definitely make it easier to cycle.. but annoying when looking to take 24mg twice a day..
     
  22. 2000GT

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    Heard of it - but have no idea about it... Will google :)

    Do you use it in conjuction with ECY?
     
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    I've dropped the Y....yes with EC.

    Some info about tyrosine...
    http://www.raysahelian.com/tyrosine.html
     
  24. Genghis.Tron

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    I think BCAA is supposed to prevent drowsiness too since BCAA and serotonin compete against each other to enter the brain (I have no idea how to say that in English).
     
  25. Elfling

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    Just straight caffeine pills works for me.
     
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