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Surprisingly Functional Stimulation
Citation:   Steve. "Surprisingly Functional Stimulation: An Experience with alpha-PHP (exp107041)". Oct 8, 2015.

T+ 0:00
15 mg sublingual Melatonin (daily)
  T+ 0:00 200 mg oral Pharms - Ibuprofen (pill / tablet)
  T+ 0:00 30 mg oral alpha-PHP (powder / crystals)
  T+ 1:30 25 mg sublingual alpha-PHP (powder / crystals)
  T+ 2:45 25 mg sublingual alpha-PHP (powder / crystals)
  T+ 11:55   oral Caffeine  
  T+ 11:55 200 mg oral Pharms - Ibuprofen (pill / tablet)
Subject background:

- Previous experience with similar chemicals: 4-FA, 2-FA, 2-FMA, Amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine, and 3,4-CPMT. Primarily interested in stimulants for functional stimulation in school and in the workplace, moderate interest in stimulants as entactogens in social settings. No previous experience with pyrovalerone analogs or pyrovalerone itself.

- Mild amphetamine tolerance and history of amphetamine use (have not taken Adderall for around 5 years but residual tolerance still there, daily dose when on it was 2x20mg XR + 10mg IR daily)
- Significant caffeine tolerance
- No pre-existing psychiatric conditions except lack of motivation and tiredness... that's why we take stims, right?

Preparations for ingesting:

- Daily regimen of 15mg (3x5mg) sublingual melatonin tablets and a small regular 200mg ibuprofen is observed to counteract damage via oxidative stress to serotonergic neurons.
- 2 liters of water
- Light meal earlier in the evening

T+0:00: Ingest 30mg alpha-PHP powder by 'parachuting' to avoid the bitter taste. This was accomplished by taking a small tissue and putting the 30mg in it, then twisting off the part of the tissue with the compound in it to make a small 'package.' This was swallowed with around 3 cups of water.

T+1:00: Mild stimulation is felt, sweaty palms and dry mouth are observed and more cohesive and focused thought is apparent. A mild head rush is felt as well.

T+1:30: 25mg crystal alpha-PHP was placed into mouth and allowed to dissolve sublingually. A bitter taste and significant numbing of mouth and tongue tissue is observed.

T+1:35: After allowing the alpha-PHP to sit inside and diffuse sublingually, another 3 cups of water were consumed to wash the remaining drug down.

T+2:00: Significant stimulation, mild euphoria, and a definite head rush are felt. When administered sublingually the effects come on about two to three times as fast as by oral administration.

T+2:45: The euphoric and focused state of mind is muted and the comedown starts with a minor urge to redose. A second 25mg crystal sublingual dose is administered and the same physiological effects from the prior sublingual dose are observed within the same timeframe (re-peaking at T+3:10~).

T+3:55: Comedown is muted but definitely noticeable. Drink 3 more cups of water, take a bathroom break.

T+4:30: The comedown is noticeable but is tempered with a mild residual stimulation that seems to be fairly functional. Wrote a paper for work and played a few video games. Focus was high, though throat seemed very tight, possibly mildly allergic to the compound in high amounts, because an allergy test was performed prior to ingestion and was negative (to my perception). This was alleviated through liberal amounts of water.

T+~11:55: Wake up refreshed with a very minor headache, which is negated with a couple cups of coffee and another 200mg ibuprofen.

Overall impression: From a functional standpoint, this stim is probably not worth the money, because the length of duration is so short and the need to redose is very pressing. However, if a series of moderate doses are taken over a period of time, at least oral/sublingual doses, this stim has some functional value due to the residual stimulation effect mentioned prior. Vaporizing or insufflating this compound would likely lead to much more impactful and short duration highs, but this was not my preferred ROA due to the functional goal I had in mind.

How does it feel relative to other stims? I would probably describe the feeling, in a moderate oral/sublingual dose, as being about 60% as effective functionally as amphetamine and the high as slightly grittier and more rushy. The comedown is also weaker than that of amphetamine, and the typical symptoms of stimulant withdrawal, like muscle weakness, headache and tiredness of course result from a night of using this drug. Obviously, the physiological effects would be significantly different if the ROA were IV/nasal/vaporized, and many other users have described the drug as incredibly fiendish when administered in this manner.

Would I do it again? Yes, but in moderation, because this chemical is actually fiendish despite the ROA, and I noticed a very strong desire to redose even when using my more stable ROAs.

Exp Year: 2015ExpID: 107041
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 21
Published: Oct 8, 2015Views: 10,059
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