Citation: A. "Scattered Phase Almost Completely Goes Away: An Experience with Ephenidine & Escitalopram (exp112820)". Erowid.org. Feb 5, 2019. erowid.org/exp/112820
||Pharms - Escitalopram
Ephenidine and SSRIs Change the Effects
A few months ago I bought a lot of ephenidine, and my friends and I have enjoyed it a lot. This month I started taking SSRIs. At first I was hesitant to try it, because of potential serotonin syndrome risk but I decided to be a fucking guinea pig and try it because I'm a dumbass and I don't recommend doing this for your health, but I do have to say that there is an interaction (at least in terms of ephenidine's effects) and it's quite strange. Before I can explain the interaction, I have to explain what a normal experience usually is.
So a normal ephenidine trip for me (before SSRIs) usually goes in two plateaus/phases:
-A Scattered phase - scattered and unable to remember basic things such as passwords. The scattered phase is usually not a good thing. I will find myself in thought loops.
The scattered phase is usually not a good thing. I will find myself in thought loops.
-Hypomanically Productive - I'm a pornstar and it certainly inflates my self-esteem. I find myself more inclined to wear clothes that companies have given me to *somewhat* inappropriate situations like my college lectures. My motor control can be unpredictable, sometimes it is perfect, other times it is that of a drunken person.
A third 'plateau' of effects can be reached when I take enough to completely hole.
The following has happened to myself and a friend of mine. A state of very little memory, comparable to being blacked out, has occurred on multiple occasions on doses above 150mg. Complete detachment from the self and any form of proper judgement I may have had. I have vague memories of massively intense visuals. It's like ketamine had sex with DMT and I broke through. I do not recommend going this high in dosage for your own safety. I personally never intend to go back here due to black outs. I've only blacked out once before, on MDMA and a small amount of alcohol.
So, into the interaction with SSRIs and Ephenidine. I've noticed that the scattered phase almost completely goes away. I'll take 70mg of it orally and then do my homework, clean, shoot porn, etc. My judgement isn't necessarily impaired, and my motor control is entirely functional. I don't recommend this AT ALL, but I've felt 100% confident driving on it, and being sober while writing this, I don't believe I made a poor decision there except when it comes to legal risk. [Erowid Note:
Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
The effects are somewhat similar to what I would imagine a speedball would feel like. Stimulated, motivated, happy, but also experiencing analgesic effects. I have noticed that my anxiety entirely goes away when on ephenidine. It's kind of magical. Ever since I started taking SSRIs, I feel like it makes me function better as a person. Able to form more cohesive thoughts, remember things much better, and engage socially with less mental barrier.
Overall the effects are honestly amazing, it feels more like medication to me now than a recreational drug, and I really like it. I'm wary of addiction and do take days off, but the benefits are just so crazy to me that it's made me a more functional person.
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