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Oral use - Swallowing, chewing or dissolving Benzos?

Discussion in 'Benzodiazepines' started by baron samedi, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. baron samedi

    baron samedi

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    Since SWIMS' first experience with benzos he has always been boring and swallowed them (apart from an experience a month or two back where he chewed 3 Temazepam).
    He should state that he does use benzos as medicine rather than a recreational drug, so is not intending on doing 100mg Diazepam or anything. He's never done more than 15mg Diazepam, 2mg Lorazepam, 4mg Clonazepam and 2mg (divided) Alprazolam.
    To get to the point, is he missing out on something by just swallowing the tabs, or might it be worth considering chewing or dissolving under the tongue. Would either method increase the feelings SWIM gets from benzos in some way. Those people SWIM know who take them generally just chew them like sweets, and this seems to be the most common form of oral administration.
    Should SWIM consider chewing or dissolving his tabs, to get more out of them?
     
  2. doingdadope

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    Swim always puts his tabs under his tongue, which feels exactly like oral except with a faster onset. Although mixing different benzos under the tongue rather than the belly has had a much different effect.
     
  3. baron samedi

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    SWIM tried chewing 4mg Cloanaepam tonight and is a bit disappointed in the results, although smoking a couple of "incense" blends has left him pretty wrecked. Not sure if the effect of chewing 4mg K-pin is different from swallowing the same amount.
    Can anyone tell SWIM how 4mg Clonazepam equates to 2mg Lorazepam. SWIM found the latter quite useful for emergency use and social inebriation. He would assume that 4mg Clonazepam is a somewhat more potent dose, but obviously both drugs work differently,
    When SWIM tells other benzo users that he swallows his he is looked at as an oddity. Thing is SWIM is halfway between a medical and a recreational user, so does not want to affect the medicinal qualities of benzos by not swallowing them as they are intended. OTOH, SWIM wouldn't mind trying some recreatinal dosages/methods of consumption on the odd occasion, although he's got to be careful because he takes 45mg Methadone every day too.
    AFA sublingual consumption goes, can you take any benzos, particularly diazepam, lorazepam, clonazepan and alprazolam, by this method, under the tongue? Is it an all round better experience?