Thread: sleep problems!!
11-23-2005, 11:40 PM #1
Have any of you guys had problems sleeping while on a cycle? Im taking 500mg of sust a week 1 shot mon 1 shot thurs, and I cant fu^kn sleep. Im only getting about 3 hours a night. Its starting to really catch up to me. Im on week 6 right now of 11. Do you know of any remidies ?
11-23-2005, 11:48 PM #2
I'm awake right now..so ya...I have problems too.
There are countless things to remedy sleep issues.Melatonin,Tylenol Pm,Getting a sleep aid from your doc,Snuggle with your teddy bear..ect ect ect..
11-23-2005, 11:50 PM #3Originally Posted by Pinnacle
snuggle with your teddy bear??? and u bust on me for sleeping with a G.I. Joe.... with kung fu grip...... next u will be telling me u have pink curtains in your bedroom.................
11-23-2005, 11:51 PM #4
Had a similar sleep problem on sust, and found that benedryl a hour before bed. Knocked me right out And I woke up refreshed and not dopie. (Its the same Benedryle Talked obout in the Clen profile on this site)
11-23-2005, 11:59 PM #5Originally Posted by topvega
11-24-2005, 12:02 AM #6
ZMA tends to knock me out
11-24-2005, 12:51 AM #7
Your blood levels are going up and down with the blended esters and infrequent injections. Quite common.
I would suggest using a single ester test next time. In the mean time...take a Gravol before bedtime. Works everytime.
11-24-2005, 01:11 AM #8
Thanks for the reply. Ill try the gravol!!
11-24-2005, 01:24 AM #9
Why is it people from canada have sleeping problems all the time, when they're the ones that can go to a store and legally buy marijuana??? I don't get it.
11-24-2005, 01:29 AM #10Originally Posted by Money Boss Hustla
11-24-2005, 04:06 AM #11Senior Member
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Benadryl can work... problem is, causes me nighsweats, bad dreams and a degree of lethargia the 6 hours after I wake.
11-24-2005, 04:44 AM #12
truman - damn...havent seen a posting by you on here in a while...
11-24-2005, 07:30 AM #13
This Benadryl stuff? Is it the same as here in the UK, an allergy treatment?
I guess it makes you drowsy yes?
11-24-2005, 08:10 AM #14Originally Posted by Fozaldo
shld b the same stuff bro...
11-24-2005, 08:14 AM #15Associate Member
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tried all of those none were strong enough. Dr has currently prescribed me lunesta and ambien to see which works better.
11-24-2005, 08:23 AM #16Originally Posted by growboy
11-24-2005, 08:24 AM #17Originally Posted by stumpy29
11-24-2005, 08:59 AM #18
three letters....GHB, and a teddy bear. Besides, how do you even know when it's night up there? Isn't it, like, dark 24/7 this time of year? he he he
11-24-2005, 09:25 AM #19
well, there is not realy anything you can do, just try to relax.
11-24-2005, 09:26 AM #20Associate Member
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yes he wrote me lunesta at first which didn't work all that great so he wrote me another script for ambien. So now I have the ambien and two refils on the lunesta.
11-25-2005, 02:27 AM #21Originally Posted by Fozaldo
Not all its hyped up to be IMO
11-25-2005, 02:28 AM #22Originally Posted by stumpy29
Great stuff, highly effective, but HIGHLY addictive
12-01-2005, 11:11 PM #23Originally Posted by IXISiDiuSIXI
12-01-2005, 11:12 PM #24Originally Posted by jaydub
12-02-2005, 08:54 AM #25
wack off and read a book ..smoke some weed ...works for me ..im an insomianck to
12-02-2005, 09:24 AM #26
Zma is nice to get deep dream
5-HTP right now and i like give me deep dream and feeling of person that care about nothing lol.
Melatonin really improve my habits to sleep the same hour every day
Gaba fun stuff and great with Zma (but you can be addicted to Gaba)
Phenibut and piracetam around 1.5g of each will make u drunk without to drink five bear (u can be addicted to phenibut if you use it more than 3days if i remember well)
12-02-2005, 10:07 AM #27
Phenibut (beta-phenyl- gamma-aminobutyric acid, also spelled fenibut, originally known as phenigamma) is a derivative of the neurotransmitter GABA that crosses the blood-brain barrier . It was developed in Russia, and there it has been used clinically since the 1960's for a range of purposes. Phenibut has both nootropic and anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) properties, and it is commonly compared to diazepam (Valium), baclofen, and piracetam, and it has similarities to and differences from all of these substances.
Structurally, phenibut is similar to GABA, baclofen (p-Cl-phenibut), and beta-phenylethylamine (PEA). GABA is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. The addition of the phenyl ring to GABA allows the compound to more easily cross the blood-brain barrier, but also changes its activity profile [1-2]. Baclofen is a drug commonly used in studies on GABA(B) receptors, and also clinically used to treat severe spasticity of cerebral origin . PEA is a naturally occuring biogenic amine which is similar in structure to amphetamine, and like amphetamine, it is a stimulant that causes the release of dopamine, and also promotes anxiety in high enough amounts.
Phenibut is a GABA receptor agonist and also causes the release of GABA. Similar to baclofen, phenibut is an agonist at GABA(B) receptors, although it does have some effect on GABA(A) receptors as well . It is possible that phenibut has a higher activity at central GABA(B) receptors than peripheral ones . The role of the GABA(B) receptor is not well-established, although research in the last seven years has significantly increased our understanding of this receptor. The most well-established role of GABA(B) receptors is inhibition of the release of some neurotransmitters, and it may also serve as a negative feedback mechanism for GABA release [5-6].
Because of the structural similarity to PEA, phenibut may share some similarities and differences with it. When phenibut is administered along with PEA, it antagonizes many of its effects, such as promotion of anxiety, promotion of seizures, and hyperthermia. This has lead some to postulate that antagonism of PEA, rather than the GABA-mimetic activity, may be the important mechanism of action for tha anxiolytic effect of phenibut [2, 7]. Phenibut also increases dopamine levels, and it has been postulated that the structural similarity to PEA may play a role in this effect .
There is one report in the literature of serotonergic effects of phenibut , but it does not look as though this has been followed up on.
Effects of phenibut
Anxiety reduction. Phenibut is effective in many animal models of anxiety, although there is often dependence on study conditions. In cats classified as "anxious" or "passive," phenibut reduced the fear response and increased aggression in a confrontational situation, while it had no effect on aggressive cats. In normal cats, it lead to "positive emotional symptoms" . In mice, phenibut increased social behavior . In rats, phenibut decreased some of the physiological responses to stress, including the elevation of glucocorticoid levels . Phenibut has also been reported to decrease the fear response caused by electrical stimulation and counteract the anxiogenic effect of the beta-carboline DMCM [2, 11]. Studies in rats examined the behavioral properties of phenibut when it was administered locally into different parts of the brain, and it usually lead to a reduction of anxiety in one or more models [12-16].
The results of animal models don't always pan out in the real world, however, phenibut has a mechanism of action similar to that of many drugs which are known to reduce anxiety in humans. Animal studies have compared the profile of phenibut to diazepam (Valium), which has pronounced anxiolytic properties, and piracetam, which has weak anxiolytic properties. One study found phenibut had a tranquilizing effect similar to, but weaker than diazepam. It also caused sedation and muscle relaxation (whereas piracetam did not), but again these effects were weaker than those caused by diazepam .
In Russia, phenibut is commonly used to treat many neuroses, including post-traumic stress disorder, stuttering, and insomnia. In double blind placebo-controlled studies, phenibut has reportedly been found to improve intellectual function, improve physical strength, and reduce fatigue in neurotic and psychotic patients .
Nootropic effects. Although phenibut does not meet all the requirements of a nootropic, it does have many similarities to piracetam. In mice, phenibut causes significant improvement on the passive avoidance test . In this test of memory, animals are put in an undesirable area (such as a lighting situation or height from the floor that that species dislikes), and then given a negative stimulus (such as a shock) when they exit that area. Their ability to stay in the original area reflects how well they remember that if they exit it, they will receive the undesirable stimulus. Phenibut also improves performance on the swimming and rotarod tests and antagonizes the amnestic effect of chloramphenicol . It also has an antihypoxic effect, a trait commonly seen among nootropics . However, in one study, phenibut was ineffective in the water maze and shuttle box tests, while piracetam was . Other research supports the idea that phenibut has nootropic activity similar to that of piracetam, but not as strong . Nootropic activity has also been reported in humans , but it was not specified whether these were healthy adult humans, and they were probably elderly or psychiatric patients.
Another trait phenibut shares with nootropics is neuroprotection. Multiple animal studies have indicated that phenibut administration increases resistance to the detrimental effects of edema on mitochondria and energy production in the brain [20-22]. Phenibut also normalizes brain energy metabolism changes caused by chronic stress . It was found to prevent changes in plasma electrolytes caused by cerebral injury . Phenibut also protects dopaminergic neurons, and improved the condition of patients being treated with antiparkinsonic drugs .
Other effects. Phenibut has anticonvulsant activity against some drugs or conditions, but not others. It also potentiates the action of some other anticonvulsant drugs, and has been used to treat patients with epilepsy . Phenibut has been reported to reduce motion sickness, and used in the treatment of alcohol and morphine withdrawal [2, 26]. One study indicated that phenibut increased resistance to heat stress and improved working capacity in humans .
Some studies indicate that phenibut has anti-arrhythmic properties in humans [28-29]. It also has other cardioprotective properties [30-31]. Finally, phenibut showed promise in experimental models of gastric lesions [32-33].
Side effects and suggested use
Phenibut has low acute toxicity. Reported LD50s (dose required to kill 50% of laboratory animals) are 900 mg/kg i.p. in mice, 700 mg/kg i.p. in rats, and 1000 mg/kg in rats (method of administration not given) [2, 34]. Chronic administration of 50 mg/kg did not have teratogenic effects in rats . In clinical studies, no signs of toxicity have been reported, and side effects are few. Some report drowsiness, but this effect is not nearly as likely or severe as with benzodiazepines .
One should be aware of the potential for drug interactions when taking phenibut. In many cases, it will decrease the threshold dose and potentiate certain actions of a drug. It amplifies some of the effects of anesthetics (ether, chloral hydrate, and barbiturates), diazepam, alcohol, and morphine [2, 35-36]; it would also presumably have an interaction with related drugs, such as other opiates and GHB. In contrast, taking phenibut with some other drugs, such as stimulants, will more than likely just blunt their effect.
In humans, the plasma half-life after a 250 mg oral dose of phenibut is 5.3 hours, and most of the administered drug is excreted unchanged . Reported dosages used in clinical studies range from 250 to 1500 mg daily, usually divided among three doses [2, 37]. Feedback indicates that the ideal dose may be in the higher end of this range.
Tolerance develops to many of the effects of phenibut, although it is reported that it does not develop to the nootropic effect. The first signs of tolerance may be seen within as little as five days. For this reason, it is commonly used for one to two week periods, or dosage is increased by 25-30% after two weeks . This makes phenibut ideal for short periods of stress or anxiety, but not ideal for chronic use. It is possible that taking only one dose daily may partially reduce the development of tolerance.
12-02-2005, 10:07 AM #28
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12-02-2005, 11:16 AM #29Member
Originally Posted by IXISiDiuSIXI
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its funny that most americans dont know shit about canada.. and without canada usa would die, or vise versa. WE CANNOT BUY SWEETLEAF AT OUR LOCAL STORES.. ITs JUST BEEN DE-CRIMIZLIED.. so you get a fine if yo uhave 7grams on you. not too shabby. do some reserach b4 u make idiotic comments.
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Had the same problem about a year ago and could not find nothing to help me sleep. I went to my doctor and he prescribed me Ambien. It works but eventually your body just gets use to it also. Don't know the answer for you but good luck!!
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