Citation: totemist. "Field Dispatch: An Experience with Ethylcathinone (exp99515)". Erowid.org. Mar 21, 2013. erowid.org/exp/99515
In regards to background I've been an IV heroin user of some four years and a methadone user for around two years. I'm familiar with many psychoactives from across most chemical groups.
Having seen how few reports there were regarding ethcathinone, I went ahead and ordered some from a reliable vendor.
The first thing to mention is that people with a greater knowledge of biochemistry than I expected ethcathinone to be more of an agonist at norepinephrine than at dopamine receptor sites, which I feel I can confirm. For me this chemical caused tachycardia, hypertension and peripheral nervous system stimulation long before a 'satisfying' dose was reached. Potential users should be aware of this.
I started by insufflating some 10mg, then proceeded to titrate an IV dose up to around a total of 300mg. This chemical is comparable to amphetamine, with less euphoria and an uncomfortable, ephedrine-like spikiness. While an increase in motivation was noticed, it was somewhat difficult to concentrate on a single task due to remarked akathisia.
In a separate experiment I injected a dose of >300mg, during which a resting heart rate of ~120 and hypertension was noted, with an uncomfortable level of stimulation accompanied by diaphoresis and bruxism. Oops.
I imagine any compulsion to redose with this chemical would be moderated by the uncomfortable side effects, but fiends will fiend. I just hope they've got strong hearts.
Expect little sleep, even for a stimulant.
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