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Snorting - snorting focalin

Discussion in 'Concerta & Ritalin' started by dynastie, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. dynastie

    dynastie Newbie

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    alright so swim took 80mg of focalin, 4 20mg capsules, swim opend the pill crushed the beads, and snorted all of the 80mg taking a few minute break per line, after waiting a half hour swim felt barely no effect, swim felt the same effect as just taking one regularly by mouth, swim has recently not taken any adhd medication for 6 months, and smokes weed daily...why is it that he didnt get any feeling off of it other than being more focused...
     
  2. ratatata

    ratatata Silver Member

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    my cat is confused

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    80 mg, crushed properly, sniffed, slowly, and my cat assumes taken with water down the nose....


    without stim tolerance, as 6 months hsould lower it at least SIGNIFICANTLY, that should do it

    my cat is confused

    if youre cat used to have huuuuge tolerance, it still could be an issue
     
  3. Speedy AJD

    Speedy AJD Newbie

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    Swim thinks swiy could be snorting things incorrectly,should look into that
     
  4. m000nman

    m000nman Silver Member

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    first of all, snorting 80mg of focalin is a pretty big dose for someone with no tolorance, if it had worked as intended that coulda been a bit dangerous. anyways, id guess it has something to do with the time release formula of the focalin not breaking down properly and rather then being absorbed in your nose, it just slid down to your stomach and was absorbed there, its possible the wax and filler of the beads prevented your nose from absorbing any significant amount of the focalin.

    you should look into a more effecient way to crush the beads to ensure better absorption. sorry, i cant provide any info on that, ive never experienced the time release focalin. if its available to you, try switching to an instant release formula so it will crush into powder more easily.
     
  5. Nasty Nate

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    You could be snorting it incorrectly, try taking a few minute break after 2 lines possibly? And make sure they're Focalin and not something else!
     
  6. Lovedatshit

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    My dog has ADHD and has a script for 10mg focalin xr and still gets a high off of it. For my dog 40mg snorted in combination with 40mg swallowed is plenty to feel good. Many say people w/ ADHD cant get high off of these meds but it's not always the case. I really dunno what's going on with you as to why you don't get high. Sorry I couldn't help.
     
  7. EternalReality

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    SWIM also has snorted Focalin. (both IR and XR versions). one problem SWIM used to have this problem when starting Focalin. a few tips of advice for SWIY is make SURE you crush/grind the pill(s) very fine. snort just enough to get it up SWIY's nose, not too hard and not to soft. (snorting to hard will cause EXCESSIVE post-nasal drip, which is basically just when the pill slide down your throat and is a slower consumption.) also SWIM wouldn't suggest taking all the pill at once as this may cause a faster come-down. (not always but SWIM has had this problem). hope this helps.
     
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    The OP should be somewhat grateful that he/she did not experience the effect of the full 80 mg of insufflated Focalin XR. Although this is the methylphenidate forum, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) and Ritalin (methylphenidate) are not dosed the same. Meaning 10mg of Focalin is not equivalent to 10mg of Ritalin. Theoretically dexmethylphenidate is twice as potent (although due to the process of enantiopurification of racemic methylphenidate, dexmethylphenidate is said to be about 70% more potent than racemic methylphenidate). I can fetch sources when I get to my computer, as it's kind of difficult to access Medline from my crummy "smart" phone.

    There are many threads on DF about proper snorting techniques. I've been prescribed Focalin XR once, and from what I remember the beads were quite a hassle to crush into a fine enough powder to be worth ruining my sinuses for. Focalin comes in an instant release formulation, which is a lot easier to work with if you insist on using it this way.
     
  9. SoberSally

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    80 mgs of Focalin is a very large amount for just about anyone. Focalin is very strong medication. Anything that is acidic will weaken the effects. Also having a sufficient amount of vitamins in ones body can make ones tolerance a little higher, However given the large amount claimed to have been insufilated, I highly doubt you perfected the process.. SWIM was prescribed Focalin xr and ir for 7 years and knows just about everything there is to know about this medication. That amount should be enough to make a horse tweak.
     
  10. EternalReality

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    SoberSally couldn't have said it better. i've been on this forum for about 3 weeks now and a fair amount of posts are either hard to understand, not descriptive enough, or too much detail... SoberSally Summed up everything in a few sentences, gave a good amount of detail, and explained it simply... glad to see posts like this in DF.