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  1. So flexeril.. Man, I remember my buddy giving me these back in the day and didn't think anything of them, but I guess I was hoping for some kind of high back then. Went fishing with him the day after my back started going and before we left he gave me one. By the time I got home I was right as rain. Next day it was completely manageable. Obviously if this is a recurring thing I want to get at the root cause, and then I see this gangster that rose his arm to Shiva 40 years ago and can't help but think I need to stop laying on my ass and get moving.
  2. So I started jiu jitsu a few weeks back, experienced my first back spasm last week after getting stacked up by a training partner. It originated from the same spot as a knot I'd been working on for the last few weeks under my scapula. It hurt something fierce and ended my workout quick. Went home and hit it with every modality I could dream up. Best treatments seemed to be spa, movement (ie not sitting in bed like I do most days all day), deep massage from a friend (the best use of adderall I've ever seen) and a big ass salmon fillet. Liposomal curcumin gets and honorable mention as well as cupping. Went from 90% imobile to 90% mobile in 24 hours. I can't say it surprised me as my meditation study/practice has been touching a lot on chronic pain/back pain lately, so it gave me some hope that the pain was disproportionate to the tweak. Flash forward a week or so, I hit traps and neck hard with the weights yesterday. I've been spending a few mins every night for 3 weeks straight rolling out my back on a tennis ball and I was feeling great. Then it snuck up on me again, this time, other side of my back. While sitting in bed. I've spent so much damn time in bed the last year or so I imagine I've weakened a lot of core muscles in my neck, and the more I rest this type of injury/spasm the worse it gets. So, anyone have some good treatments for something like this? I realize I just gotta deal with it while I'm strengthening the area and keep with my stretching, but fuck does it hurt. Thanks y'all.
  3. Couldn't remember the damn transdermal I ended up going with and Google took me back here. Never posted it. For $10 shipped this TD is awesome from Smart Powers. Ran 5g of test base into it no problem with 10-20ml DMSO. Anymore DMSO and my skin dries out and starts to itch after a month or so. Enjoy! https://smartpowders.com/products/smartpowders-topical-matrix/ Ingredient Details: Supplement Facts Sprays per 4oz: 150 Serving Size: 5 Sprays Servings per Container: 30 Ingredients: Isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, ocytl salicylate, triglyceride complex, water, d-limonene.
  4. Interesting. I went back on a lower dosed topical t the last 6 months and from my n=1 subjective mirror test, skin aging and hair thinning seems to have been arrested. Just need to build my NIR sauna now and get back on my bone broth and collagen powder grind.
  5. I say part 2 because I asked you guys 10 years ago on MM and was told it was nonsense and have run with that since. The other day a friend of my sisters started pushing it on her, touting numerous health benefits from digestion to skin improvements, and thankfully I was polite enough to call bullshit in a socially acceptable way. But now she got my sister to watch one of their demo's where tea bags go into solution immediately in Kangen water, oil mixes with it as well, and it pulls color from a cup of cherry tomatoes supposedly removing insecticides and oxidizes idk what. It's a neat parlor trick, saw their whole performance myself back in the day, but the science fell flat when I ran it by you guys. So from what I understand you can't alter your blood pH from what you consume, but aside from that, what else is wrong with this pyramid scheme scientifically speaking? Thanks y'all
  6. Please read my last response before this, but tapering amphetamines doesn't work. They work less and less, and demand you take more and more. Cold turkey gets it done. Sleep it off for a week. But be prepared to fill all the holes in your life that the drug was filling. Build a routine and plan of action that will guide your recovery. Join a group. Stop listening to the doctors that prescribed you this poison, debilitated you with diagnoses, and have only perpetuated this cycle of self harm in the name of antiquated science based on symptom suppression, completely ignorant to the idea of root cause analysis. If you want some one on one chats, get at me.
  7. I second this line of inquiry. Your addiction has taken as STRONG hold over you. You've managed to find a doctor willing to prescribe methamphetamine to you, and in doing so legitimized your addiction with a diagnosis. One I've personally spent enough time faking and convincing family members and other medical professionals alike to buy into, prescribe me my poison, and continue perpetuating my need for by way of effective rationalizations powered by fear of quitting. When you learn to find your power from drugs, they rob you of your strength, and trick you into believing you need them. Which is, btw, what you said earlier. You were fine before them, now you're not. You took meds that split your personality, developed a dependence on something you never needed to begin with, and now are working with people whose living is earned and predicated upon the symptom suppression, pill for every ill mentality that led to a country of chronically sick, overworked, under cared for and woefully mislead people. Healthcare practitioners and patients alike. Check out Russell Brands book Recovery. He has a novel approach to the 12 steps that can be applied as equally to a shopping or porn addiction as they can be to prescription pills and the kitchen sink supplement sized addiction you are currently suffering from. End of the day, you're managing a crystal meth in a pretty pill habit and trying to taper off a drug that doesn't lend itself to a tapered and titration approach. Write down your fears, every reason why you can't stop. Bullet point those bitches and throw them up here. See what rationalizations look like in the public eye. What they feel like when you type them out. Give us the best reason not to stop. Then maybe we can look at all the reasons why you'd like to, what quitting would mean for you, and all the things you won't miss out on if you can finally shake this monkey off your back. And if you're in SoCal, holler at me and we can hit a NA meeting together.
  8. My homie speaks truth here, and there is something to drying out off of everything and going balls deep on a paleo template/reset diet. Seeing what it's like to be yourself again. The deeper I got with my diet, the fewer and further between my shots of test got. After 5 years I found myself pinning 250mg once a month and feeling amazing in between. Got off shortly after that and within a month or two max my dick, libido and mind were more on point than at any time prior slamming all the best performance enhancers money could buy.
  9. I second the move to modafinil, however I never made the jump from research to practice on that one. Also wanted to throw in hot and cold therapies. Go for 30 mins of sauna 4x/wk and see if you can't do some kind of cryotherapy, cold water immersion, something along those lines to jack your norepinephrine levels up and stop inflammation in it's tracks. And just get the fuck off the stims, there's no nice middle ground with them. Take solace in the fact you can afford the kitchen sink, garbage can, and half the supplement isle at Whole Foods. One of the biggest contributors to all my relapsing was being broke and aimless. Figure out your triggers and work backwards. (Free audiobooks attached to the hyperlinks, enjoy) Also read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield too, may help you understand the forces of Resistance in your life that lead you back to the stims over and over. That's my two cents. LAST ONE, Full Catastrophe Living by Job Kabat Zinn. Book on mindfulness that will give you some perspective and tools to deal with the spiritual warfare you're currently engaged in. Not sure if you have trouble sleeping, but I dare you to find a more soothing audiobook to drift off to.
  10. Not sure if anyone threw these in yet, but curcumin and sulforaphane which you get from broccoli sprouts. Check out Dr Rhonda Patrick for more info on both, however through my years of research, struggle and abuse of amphetamines, those two are the stand outs. And get rid of grains. May sound silly, but going paleo helped me more than anything when coming out of a deep dark amphetamine hole.
  11. I just listened to a podcast from Chris Kresser a few days ago regarding how to deal with anxiety with a Functional Medicine based approach. He recommended 250mg/day of CBD to treat anxiety, so there's that. He cautioned that some may have an inverse reaction, so best to work your way up to that dosage. I also asked at my local smoke shop this past week and they said smoking it makes it hit harder and faster, but ingesting it slows things down. They sell CBD joints now at our local head shop, $10. The guy told me he came in with a hangover, sparked one of those, and viola it was gone. Wish more strains had a balanced THC:CBD ratio, and that the price would come the fuck down already. Seems like there isn't much CBD doesn't seem to help with.
  12. Is someone becoming a supple leopard? I knew there was a reason everyone I've turned onto this stuff has been doing so well. Add this to the list!
  13. I don't think the gelatin caps are grass fed and finished. More like obese eating soy, grains, candy wrappers and whatever else is thrown in the slop bin at the CAFO's responsible for the protective love a 000 cap provides. If you want studies, lots of them cited within this article. I'll link to the bone broth and beef gelatin I use. Tasteless, great for thickening soups, making desserts, adding to tea or smoothies. From what I've read much like the massive imbalance of omega 3:6 ratio in the SAD (it should be around 1:1 or 1:3, but is now at 1:16), bone broth is high in glycine and proline, amino acids not found in lean cuts of meat. Diets low in glycine and proline are high in methionine, which can block tryptophan from crossing the blood brain barrier, decreasing conversion to serotonin and melatonin. Glycine has been shown to improve sleep according to this. I could sit here all night paraphrasing Chris Kresser's article, but I'd rather just post it up for. He has over 70 studies cited and linked within it, so if you need a science chub, head on over. The Bountiful Benefits of Bone Broth. $35 for Bone Broth Powder - Pure Protein Organics 1lb refill which has 370 grams of protein total. $22 for GRASS FED AND PASTURE RAISED: Aspen Naturals 250 Bloom Beef Gelatin for 612 grams of protein.
  14. So I combed through this thread, saw my younger self in 2013, shuddered, moved on. Question, I'm trying to decide if ~250mg/10 days of test e would get me into supraphysiological ranges of test? That is what I was running the last few months of my last cycle, one where up to a gram of androgens a week was not abnormal. I found that at a threshold level of one 250mg test e shot every couple weeks I was super lean, not holding tons of water, and able to make gains I was quite happy with. Now my question is, was I even at a level higher than my own natty t production potential? I'm planning a TD run now, so I guess I'll find out soon enough. Just hoping maybe someone has some n=1 experience to shuttle my way. Thanks all.
  15. Are there similar studies using clomid as a standalone TRT treatment for comparison? Because there was a bell curve in the one prominent study showing better results with 12.5mg vs 25mg/day. I believe adderall is 75% d-amp, but it's nothing compared to METH mg for mg. Perhaps that's apples to oranges, but I was reading up on it last night and that's the best logic I've got atm. Also, while I have you. What's a standard clomid pct these days? 150mg for the first few days, 100mg for the next week or two, then 50mg for the last few weeks? Admittedly I was broke and half assed my last post cycle in December, but it got the job done. So far as I can tell. 5 years was a long run on gear, but I've got no complaints presently. Except I want results 3x faster for a couple months because test and company spoiled me rotten.
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