Citation: Fill. "Confident, Calm and Prosocial: An Experience with Ethylphenidate (exp103115)". Erowid.org. May 21, 2017. erowid.org/exp/103115
My First Stimulant Ever
Stimulants were never something I was really interested in, however, despite that I decided to try cocaine sometime. I read a lot of experience reports regularly and I’ve discovered ethylphenidate aka ethylcaine and was astonished by the comparisons to cocaine. It looks quite safe as its relative methylphenidate is a widely used prescription drug. I ordered some and tried it the same day it arrived. The only issue was the dosing because I couldn't find much information about oral dosing, just knew vendors offer 50 mg pellets among others and the insufflated dose is supposed to be 25 – 100 mg so I decided to give the 50 mg oral dose a go.
T-0:40 – I weighted 50 mg dose on my milligram scale and wrapped it into a tissue. I put it away and tried a test dose of a few milligrams firstly.
T+0:00 – Nothing happened so I gave it a real try. The clock showed 3 PM and I parachuted the tissue, it was 2 hours after a lunch. I was still sitting in my office at work but I already finished all the work and was prepared to go home whenever I wanted to. My mood was neutral at that moment.
T+0:45 – Still nothing. I knew something would happen but as there were nothing at that time I was sure it wouldn’t be as hard so I weighted another 50 mg and swallowed a second bomb.
T+0:55 – Here it comes. My mood started to lift as well as a mild stimulation started to kick in. The effect were building over the next 20 minutes.
T+1:45 – The second dose probably started to kick in as the effects were being more pronounced. This was my first euphoric stimulant and there was a feeling of well-being present but nothing I call euphoria. However, I would hardly call it disappointment as I felt great anyway.
T+1:55 – I had already got above 100 mg in my system but I felt I didn’t hit the target yet and as this seemed to be relatively high dose I thought the oral ingestion may not be as effective as snorting so I decided to snort some more and explore this compound deeper. I had scaled a small line and prepared it with a credit card and snorted a half to one nostril and the second half to the other. It was burning quite a lot but it wasn’t as bad as 2Cs because the pain diminished within a few minutes.
T+2:05 – Not much more happened so I decided to snort another 20 mg. That was 150 mg in sum and enough for the day as I didn’t want to go any farther in this experiment. My appetite was completely suppressed but drinking water felt extremely refreshing.
T+2:15 – Time to go home. I left the building and when I went out I started feeling even better. All the tiny joys such as wind, fresh air, music in earphones amplified the feeling of well-being. About this time I was peaking and it lasted hour and a half (so shortly because it was a mix of all the doses over the hours, a peak of a single dose would certainly last longer). I FELT CONFIDENT, VERY CALM AND VERY PROSOCIAL, VERY USABLE AND YET HIGH.
T+3:15 – I arrived home and talked with my girlfriend. I was SO MUCH talkative and almost couldn’t stop it. Music sounded a little better than usual. I turned the volume up unlike with psychedelics where I turn it down.
T+3:45 – Started coming down. The come down was smooth and slow because not much time passed from the last dose. I was not hungry at all but I remembered I did not eat for 6 hours which is a huge gap for me so I ate some biscuits.
T+5:15 – I didn’t feel the effects anymore and finally ate a decent meal.
T+8:30 – I felt asleep approximately at that time. The sleep was poor and I was tired the next day because of it.
I was expecting it to be a lot different but on the other hand I was expecting it to be great and that was fulfilled. I didn’t measure my heart rate at the peak but I guess it could be about 100 bpm while my resting heart rate is about 50 bpm. I also had a feeling of slight unease for about 10 minutes when peaking which was probably just a hypertension.
I got no urge to redose when coming down and my mood was still positive when the effects faded off. My mood was also positive the next day but I was tired due to the poor sleep. All in all, I will save ethylphenidate for a special occasions because while it’s so lovely it also disrupts a sleep which is a feature I hate. Now, after more than two weeks, I did ethylphenidate again which helped me to finish this writing. Cheers!
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