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Ephedrine vs. Primatene Mist for Asthma

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Ephedrine

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Primatene Mist

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Other Names: Primatene   Bronkaid   Asthmanefrin
Rating: 3 out of 5
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Ephedrine ( or not to be confused with methcathinone) is a sympathomimetic amine commonly used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, concentration aid, decongestant, and to treat hypotension associated with anaesthesia.Ephedrine is similar in structure... Read more on Wikipedia
Primatene Mist is a trade name for an epinephrine metered-dose inhaler sold over-the-counter in the United States for the relief of bronchial asthma. It is manufactured by Armstrong Pharmaceuticals, a company based in Canton, Massachusetts and a subsidi... Read more on Wikipedia
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By dumbass
December 16, 2013
dumbass wrote
Ephedrine destroyed my life sooooooooooo bad!
I'm sorry I couldn't get my story to start at the beginning. For some dumbass reason this site will only allow so many characters. Start at the 5th one down and work your way up and they will be in order. So stupid.
August 24, 2014
withdrawals won't be nearly as bad. Anyhow, I just wanted to let you know that you are most certainly not alone. You got this. Good luck.
August 24, 2014
Could with steel toed boots on. My stomach was extremely cramped and I had severe diarrhea and nausea. I couldn't eat and I couldn't sleep but I made it through those 4 days and told myself that was it. I thought I was going to die. Going cold turkey was absolutely horrible but it is doable. I didn't have a choice because I remained an addict until the last possible second. I know you can get clean if you put your mind to it. Decreasing your dose (tapering) day by day will help and the withdr
August 24, 2014
at the same time so I made the decision to kick the liquor habit before my jail time. That was rough, but let's save that story for another time. I continued my extreme ephedrine habit all the way up until the morning I went to the courthouse for sentencing. I was high when I went to jail that day. Not be able to add more ephedrine throughout the day began to take a toll on me. I started sweating uncontrollably but I was cold and shivering. My hea felt like someone kicked me as hard as they co
August 24, 2014
I was spending almost $1000 a month and this was 10 years so when ephedrine was readily available in local gas stations for cheap. To add insult to injury, I also had a major dependence on alcohol and used to get blackout drunk nearly every single day along with the ephedrine. Anyhow, I got a 2nd DUI because of my reckless behavior and had to do jail time, which was a blessing. Yep, I said it...a blessing. I knew I was going to have a terrible time dealing with the withdrawal of two substance
August 24, 2014
I feel your pain but trust me withdrawals are only temporary. I also suffered from an extreme addiction to ephedrine. I'm not talking about a few pills a day, I mean extreme amounts. I should have been dead. I used to have to take 600 mg just to get myself up and moving, which is a 24 pack of 25mg ephedrine hydrochloride. In a typical day I was ingesting up to 1750mg a day. I rarely slept and when I did it was for an hour or two and then I would wake up to a nice 600mg dose once again. I was s
05mustangGT  |  August 24, 2014
i feel exactly like you self control please this stuff is poison doesnt work i need help i'm going down in a hell hole
sam  |  June 21, 2014
Hey,
I've also had a whole TON of problems related to ephedrine use. I'm not addicted anymore, but I have a whole ton of health problems...I stopped taking ephedrine almost 4 yrs ago (august will be 4 yrs) and just this past november I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and last week I was diagnosed the CFS. Man you gotta work hard, for doctors to think maybe something IS wrong.

I'm just commenting to say I'm also a DUMBASS, and to give you support in that you can get over this! I'm he
Richard  |  April 1, 2014
I've been taking an ECA stack followed by 2xEC daily for 6 months. A friend of mine has been taking it for years. Neither of us have any side effects thus far aside from looking and feeling great. Do your research on it because it is unlikely to be the cause of these problems you and others are experiencing.
Common sense  |  February 26, 2014
need to have self control, self discipline
February 7, 2014
ephedrine its artificial substance in time paranoia,weak immune system, social phobia are common sides.A friend of mine suicide over this with extreme depression symptoms and i was there taking my first circle.
You have over abused it - Go out as easy and comfortable you feel.
It messed my head 2 it drained my self esteem and my energy .Stop. Take royal jelly, lift weights! spirulina, hippophaes,?3, ur body will recover soon.
Sound therapy,OM etc, exercise social skills.
focus
feel sry after
i will help you 2  |  January 9, 2014
I can help you
Carl  |  January 5, 2014
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What patients are saying about Ephedrine vs. Primatene Mist

59 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
like it. It slows me down makes me extremely depressed...
...Ask for primatene mist tablets, you don't need ...about 12.50mg's of ephedrine. I take around 37.50mg's-50mg's. I don't really like it. It slows me down makes me extremely depressed. Sometimes I...
I've used the Primatene Mist and it has helped every...
...an inhaler OTC like Primatene Mist. It has epinephrine in it instead of ephedrine. It works too. I'm ...these I have no problems with asthma. I've used the Primatene Mist and it has helped e...
drug for it, ephedrine has worked for me in the past, but...
I have asthma. Primatene Mist is very bad for you. If you have to take an over the counter drug for it, ephedrine has worked for me in the past, but there are a lot of reports out that...
tolerance by using ~12 mg of ephedrine to start off and...
EC stack question (primatene mist) So I ordered Caffeine tabs ...but am curious about the ephedrine. I went to my local ...assess your tolerance by using ~12 mg of ephedrine to start off and...
Have you tried Primatene Mist tabs? Ephedrine based...
...Have you tried Primatene Mist tabs? Ephedrine...
ECA Stack, using primatene mist tabs, jet alert..etc. ECA...
...the ECA Stack, using primatene mist tabs, jet alert..etc. ECA is an acronym for ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin.  ...
covered since i take primatene mist for my asthma and...
...I kinda have taht already covered since i take primatene mist for my asthma and it has ephedrine in it. I doubt it has as much in a serving as ppl dose? Im sure it will be ok to mix...
I am taking Primatene mist tablets which does have...
...had taken Tedral for years beginning ...opthamologist is now measuring my eyes for Glaucoma. Currently I am taking Primatene mist tablets which does have the drug ephedrine as one of its ingre...
a pill) and take a Primatene Mist or Bronkaid pill, both...
...always drink coffee (or take a pill) and take a Primatene Mist or Bronkaid pill, both of which have 24 mg ...don't EVER to take more than 75 mg of ephedrine in a day and be sure to start out...
an old synthesis using ephedrine (the active ingredient in...
...There's an old synthesis using ephedrine (the active ingredient in the Primatene Mist from 1987. This is from ...frequently encountered synthesis is the ephedrine to chloropseudoephedrine follow...
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