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Benzhead, my X used to take Xanax and an MAOI (maybe Parnate for
depression). Both Rx from her Psych. This lasted about a year. She was
definitely zoned to the max on the xanax for the whole year! Another odd
thing was that when she quit the xanax after a year, she did it nearly cold
turkey! And seemed to suffer no withdrawel symptoms. Those MAOI's are
pretty strange meds!
im just wondering if there are legal drugs otc that i can take to make benzo highs better, other than alc... i hear grapefruit juice does something, but anything else like otc sleeping pills?... im aware of the dangers of mixing alc and benzos so dont bother telling me cuz i dont care, but any recomendations would be appreciated thanks
I love benzos - clonazepam being my personal favorite - so I'm always looking for combinations to potentiate or synergize my experience. OTC sleeping pills may help add to the sedation effect but aren't all that great compared with legal herbs you can buy such as kratom or fixing up some nicekava tea. I've recently purchased amanitas muscaria25x extract which hasboth depressant and psychedelicproperties - I can't wait totry this out.Other than that there reallyisn't anything else legal out therethat's worth your money. Opiates although illegal unless you'refortunate enough to get a scriptas you're probably awareare your best bet in achieving the best high imaginable. For me, there's nothing compared to popping a couple benzos and blowing, plugging,or shooting up a nice batch of vitamin H (not recommended for obvious reasons).
The obvious one, alcohol. To be honest SWIM and friends have enjoyed this combo several times but it does increase the risks drastically. Drink a beer on top of a benzo dose, that should be a nice little potentiator. I know many people do not recommend this combo because it is quite dangerous, but as long as you play it safe with the doses you should be fine.
Bergamottin, a furanocoumarin isolated from grapefruit juice, was investigated for the ability to increase diazepam bioavailability and for its effect on cytochrome P450 (P450) enzymes in the beagle dog liver and intestine. To study the effect of bergamottin on diazepam pharmacokinetics, male beagle dogs were dosed with bergamottin (1 mg/kg) p.o. 0 or 2 h before p.o. diazepam (10 mg). In a second experiment, bergamottin (0.1 mg/kg) was dosed i.v. or p.o. 1 h before p.o. diazepam (10 mg). Plasma samples were collected over 24 h postdose, analyzed by liquid chromatography/mass tandem spectrometry, and diazepam pharmacokinetic parameters were determined. To study the effect of bergamottin on P450 enzymes, beagle dog liver and jejunum was harvested after a 10-day dosing regimen of bergamottin (1 mg/kg) p.o. per day; microsomes were prepared and analyzed for CYP3A12, CYP2B11, CYP1A1/2, and tolbutamide hydroxylase activity. Bergamottin predosing increased the plasma levels of diazepam as observed by C(max) (278.75 ng/ml versus 5.49 ng/ml) and the area under the curve [AUC((0-TLDC))] (247.69 versus 2.79 ng x hr/ml) in bergamottin versus placebo groups, respectively, indicating P450 enzyme inhibition. Diazepam plasma concentrations were increased to a similar level in the presence of i.v. and p.o. administered bergamottin. In hepatic microsomes, bergamottin treatment for 10 days reduced the activity of CYP3A12 by 50% and CYP1A1/2 by 75%. Tolbutamide hydroxylase activity did not change, and CYP2B11 activity was moderately induced. In jejunal microsomes, CYP3A12 activity doubled with bergamottin treatment. CYP2B11, CYP1A1/2 activity and tolbutamide hydroxylation was not detected. In conclusion, bergamottin is both an inhibitor and an inducer of P450 enzymes.
Department of Pharmacology, Medical Faculty, University of Osmangazi, Eskisehir, Turkey.
Grapefruit juice has been reported to markedly improve the bioavailability of triazolam, midazolam, terfenadine, cyclosporine and several dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers including felodipine, nifedipine, nitrendipine and nisoldipine. Because these drugs are metabolized by the hepatic cytochrome P450 isozyme (CYP) 3A4, the inhibitory effect of grapefruit juice is thought to results from inhibition of CYP3A4. In this study, our aim was to investigate the effects of grapefruit juice on plasma concentrations of diazepam. Eight healthy male and female subjects participated in this study. Oral (5 mg) diazepam was administered with either 250 ml water and grapefruit juice. Blood samples were collected for a 24 h period, and whole blood concentrations of diazepam were measured enzyme immunoassay. The mean AUC(0-24) of diazepam was increased 3.2-fold (P < 0.001) and Cmax was increased 1.5-fold (P < 0.05) by the grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice postponed the tmax of diazepam from 1.50 h to 2.06 h (P < 0.01).
Sorry if this is common knowledge, but according to something my friend heard at a biomedical conference on the liver and various enzymes, it is RUBY RED grapefruit juice that provides that liver-enzyme effects generally attributed to grapefruit juice. I'm not sure why... only speculation, but perhaps the canning process of the Ruby Red preserves more of the natural enzyme substrate...?
If SWIY is aiming for being real fucked up, then go for 25-50 diphenhydramine. It produces great effects for SWIM. SWIM says the absolute BEST potentiator(illegal) is marijuana. Pop a few Xans then roll a blunt 20 mins later, and SWIY will love the effects.
Cimetidine (Tagamet in the USA) which is sold OTC as an acid blocker/heartburn medication can have a very interesting effect on benzos.
It will not make benzos any stronger (from SWIM's experience anyway), but what it will do is greatly impact the time it takes for the benzos to be cleared from the body. There are a couple of benzos (oxazepam "Serax," and lorazepam "Ativan") which are both immune to the effects of cimetidine, but the rest of the benzos are not immune.
"The effect of cimetidine on the metabolism of benzodiazepines is discussed. Studies of cimetidine's inhibition of benzodiazepine metabolism by liver microsomal enzyme pathways are described. Cimetidine is known to have this effect on the metabolism of diazepam and chlordiazepoxide, and because chlorazepate and prazepam are similarly metabolized, cimetidine is likely to have the same effect on the metabolism of these drugs. Oxazepam and lorazepam are two benzodiazepines not metabolized by liver microsomal enzymes, but are thought to be glucuronidated in peripheral tissue by glucuronyl transferase. Cimetidine has been shown not to alter the pharmacokinetics of lorazepam or oxazepam when administered concurrently with either of these benzodiazepines. When it is necessary to treat a patients receiving cimetidine with a benzodiazepine, oxazepam or lorazepam may be the drug of choice. "
"Cimetidine/Benzodiazepines: This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment. Medical warning: Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs: When these two medicines are taken together, your body may not process benzodiazepines properly. What might happen: The effects of benzodiazepines may increase and cause excessive drowsiness. What you should do about this interaction: If you experience excessive drowsiness, contact your doctor. It may be necessary to change one or both of your medicines.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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PS SWIM is aware that his post doesn't actually detail any "legals that make benzos stronger," however, SWIM feels strongly that the "legal" he's pointing out here certainlly deserves an honorable mention.
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I'll give a basic explanation...let me know if you want to know more. Benzo's are metabolized by enzymes in the liver and colon. Grapefruit juice (both white and red) contains a compound which inhibits the functioning of these enzymes resulting in a net increase in the amount of the benzo in the system. Cimetidine and the other acid reducers are also potent hepatic enzyme inhibitors. So, basically, right now SWIM is popping 10mg valiums with a cimetidine/grapefruit juice cocktail. It certainly does work, I guarantee it. Suggestions are to take the cimetidine/juice a bit before the benzo so it has time to work it's magic, and to supplement the action by sipping juice along the way. Also, grapefruit/vodka isn't half bad either (not that I advocate mixing sedatives) . Let me know if you have any more q's
damn amnesia again:P swim forgot posting this but his email reminded him,
his valium is al gone, damn this morning he was searching but only found 20 empty packages X!XQQ~!!ZZXX1!!#WQQ$!!!!
geu%s he h&d fun
does anybody perhaps know a benzodiazepine which produces none or light amnesia?
As said before, grapefruit juice, but make sure that a monkey drinks it atleast an hour and a half to metabolize it. Also, the monkey should "chase" the grapefruit juice with tums to correct the acidity for better metabolism, and finally some monkeys have found that tagamet has worked, but generally they work better for opiates.
If you are very very very..etc careful a monkey can take a tiny tiny tiny bit of opiates and that should really help the effects. Swim would not suggest this because it is very dangerous.
Finally, plugging works great and hits a monkey hard and fast.
Does anyone know if cimetadine(tagemet) and grapefruit will help if the benzos are plugged? Also, if one is to use the same mix and plug opiates will that help?
HI SWIM has a few prazepam and a few medazepam (later being rather weak, first apparently similar to diazepam just twice as high of a dosage)
he wants to get as much out of it
are there any potentiators? would it be worth it to combine normale strenght prazepam with a little of the (rather useless) medazepam in order for some enzymes to work slower or the effects to be slightly better?
White grapefruit juice taken awhile prior to the benzodiazepine. One should be very careful to slowly titrate the benzo dose, as the effects of WGFJ on metabolism are unpredictable from one individual to the next, and obviously overdose could result.
Drug companies are starting to do interesting research on the active ingredients of WGFJ, with the goal of more effective drug administration.
I think personal research with disabling important enzymes is not worth the risk.
yes, SWIM is aware of that and even with no tolerance will just go in the really low-dosage areas, since he doesnt have much and wants to enjoy it (thats why he asks about potentiation via medazepam or other things..)
anyhting besides grapefruit juice, easier things? anything about the medazepam combi?
Other substances besides grapefruit juice which are CYP3A4, and CYP3A5 (which is generally less active than CYP3A4) inhibitors are Azamulin, diltiazam, erythromycin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, ritonavir, and troleandomycin.
It's actually a group of compounds present in grapefruit juice called furanocoumarins which are responsible for the enzyme inhibition. These are produced naturally by various plants.
But becareful because the CYP34A enzyme alone which is responsible for metabolism of over 50% of clinically prescribed drugs which are metabolized by the liver, therefore use caution as if you are consuming any other drugs, as there is a good chance that you are affecting their metabolism as well... acetaminophen metabolism is inhibited as well, so becareful if you have a APAP-painkiller habit. Also the metabolism of antibiotics is generally increased by the above substances, for whatever that's worth.
There are a lot of other common and rather interesting enzyme inducers and inhibitors of some of the most commonly used substances... but they are not necessarily important when it comes to benzos so that is for another topic in another forum.
My Dalek would like to point out right from the start hes not looking to get intoxicated but find out how to avoid anxiety for the duration of 1 or 2 nights. Basically.
My Dalek has high anxiety around Christmas time and the new year period, he feels extremely down during these times because of his anxiety and consantly worrying. He has only a few valium pills in his possession which was about 30mg he last said .He also has no tolerance to valium. Preferably he would want more valium but it is near, if not impossible to get any more.
He was wondering if there was any thing he could take with those pills to compliment a anxiety free mood and not have to worry about whats going on for the duration of the evening. Without asking his doctor of course.
A forum search has shown herbal alternatives but along side taking a small valium dose he's not sure how much of any thing else he should take and all that stuff. Any help would be grand.