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    What did you feel when using L-DOPA/mucuna?


    Can I please hear some experiences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killler View Post
    Can I please hear some experiences?
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    Put me to sleep, and when I woke up I was groggy for two hours.
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    I have a bottle of untouched mucuna because im afraid to mess with dopamine. That the reason rehab centers exist. Also elevated dopamine levels can cause temporary bouts of schizophrenia. Great post because Im curious to know the side effects specific to mucuna.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aluchez View Post
    I have a bottle of untouched mucuna because im afraid to mess with dopamine. That the reason rehab centers exist. Also elevated dopamine levels can cause temporary bouts of schizophrenia. Great post because Im curious to know the side effects specific to mucuna.
    Mmm....spot on!

    These are exactly my worries.

    I am very afraid to order mucuna for the same reasons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigchourico View Post
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    Big chour,was this an instant effect from first dose?
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    Mucuna pruriens generally improves my depth of sleep, mood, and libido (NOW Mucuna or SNS Inhibit-P). 99% L-dopa has similar effects but actually increases my alertness during the day and doesn't have as strong of an effect on mood.
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    Better sleep quality and mood are the two things I notice most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Mucuna pruriens generally improves my depth of sleep, mood, and libido (NOW Mucuna or SNS Inhibit-P). 99% L-dopa has similar effects but actually increases my alertness during the day and doesn't have as strong of an effect on mood.
    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    Better sleep quality and mood are the two things I notice most.

    Is it addictive?

    Was the improved mood natural-feeling or drug-like?
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    Anything that increases DA output from the Ventral Tegmental Area onto the nucleus accumbens has addictive potential, but since we are talking physiological doses of l-dopa without "surges," the addictive potential is essentially nil.

    It was a natural uplift in mood.
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    It was a very natural feeling. My mood was just noticeably better overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Anything that increases DA output from the Ventral Tegmental Area onto the nucleus accumbens has addictive potential, but since we are talking physiological doses of l-dopa without "surges," the addictive potential is essentially nil.

    It was a natural uplift in mood.
    So when you take a narcotic,you get a supraphysiological surge of dopamine as a result?
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    Bouts of schizophrenia? I've never experienced anything bad with mucana. Haven't met anyone who has actually
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killler View Post
    So when you take a narcotic,you get a supraphysiological surge of dopamine as a result?
    Yes, they typically occupy the mu opioid receptor, which inhibits GABA release, which disinhibits dopamine release on adjacent neurons synapsing onto the NA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Yes, they typically occupy the mu opioid receptor, which inhibits GABA release, which disinhibits dopamine release on adjacent neurons synapsing onto the NA.
    So this is something entirely different from when you take in l-dopa?

    After all,it would be a banned substance otherwise?

    L-dopa does not act on opioid receptor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD261985 View Post
    Bouts of schizophrenia? I've never experienced anything bad with mucana. Haven't met anyone who has actually
    Sounds good,how do you do with anxiety/depression in general?Not prone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    It was a very natural feeling. My mood was just noticeably better overall.
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    I`m in for the libido boost.

    Does libido come from one dose?

    I want to use it occasionally.



    I can`t get PCT Assyst-I know you suggested it Mr.Coop but I can`t afford the 34$ shipping.

    If I decide to get it I`ll go with NOW Dopa Mucuna.
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    Yep! Not instant but after a couple hours yes. Sleep is also improved like the others have said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killler View Post
    So this is something entirely different from when you take in l-dopa?

    After all,it would be a banned substance otherwise?

    L-dopa does not act on opioid receptor?
    L-dopa is a precursor to dopamine. Don't worry about addiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killler

    Big chour,was this an instant effect from first dose?
    For me it takes a few days to really kick in. After a week though, libido and wood is through the roof!
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    I've took mucuna for many years and it just adds a nice little lift to my mood. I ran about a years worth of 8 week cycles of Endosurge with great results in the libido department. Sleep was deeper and had vivid dreams. Not ZMA type crazy dreams, but fun none the less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    I've took mucuna for many years and it just adds a nice little lift to my mood. I ran about a years worth of 8 week cycles of Endosurge with great results in the libido department. Sleep was deeper and had vivid dreams. Not ZMA type crazy dreams, but fun none the less.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigchourico View Post
    For me it takes a few days to really kick in. After a week though, libido and wood is through the roof!
    Guys,does the libido stay on later in the cycle,or does it tank?
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    It leveled out for me at about week 5-6. Still high, but I think I got used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD261985 View Post
    Bouts of schizophrenia? I've never experienced anything bad with mucana. Haven't met anyone who has actually
    Yeah schizophrenia exposed in people with no previous mental health issues. As a result of elevated dopamine levels. Had a buddy of mine who was a pot smoker and tried 1/3 of MDMA pill once in the form of Molly. He didnt have any issues that night but 2 weeks later his behavior started changing. He was paranoid for about a week and his behavior was very abnormal. He tried it with 2 other friends and they didnt have any issues. This could be just an isolated case but a warning nonetheless.
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    Re: What did you feel when using L-DOPA/mucuna?


    Quote Originally Posted by aluchez View Post
    Yeah schizophrenia exposed in people with no previous mental health issues. As a result of elevated dopamine levels. Had a buddy of mine who was a pot smoker and tried 1/3 of MDMA pill once in the form of Molly. He didnt have any issues that night but 2 weeks later his behavior started changing. He was paranoid for about a week and his behavior was very abnormal. He tried it with 2 other friends and they didnt have any issues. This could be just an isolated case but a warning nonetheless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aluchez View Post
    Yeah schizophrenia exposed in people with no previous mental health issues. As a result of elevated dopamine levels. Had a buddy of mine who was a pot smoker and tried 1/3 of MDMA pill once in the form of Molly. He didnt have any issues that night but 2 weeks later his behavior started changing. He was paranoid for about a week and his behavior was very abnormal. He tried it with 2 other friends and they didnt have any issues. This could be just an isolated case but a warning nonetheless.
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    Dopamine is dopamine. It may not have any relevance at all just a warning
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    Re: What did you feel when using L-DOPA/mucuna?


    Quote Originally Posted by aluchez View Post
    Dopamine is dopamine. It may not have any relevance at all just a warning
    MDMA does not strictly increase dopamine levels though. The euphoric effects are felt due to the increase in norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. However, I'm guessing the highest increase is in serotonin considering long term use effects are that of serotonin depletion.

    That's like saying using nicotine increases dopamine, be careful of seizures or carbs increase serotonin, be careful of serotonin syndrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Mucuna pruriens generally improves my depth of sleep, mood, and libido (NOW Mucuna or SNS Inhibit-P). 99% L-dopa has similar effects but actually increases my alertness during the day and doesn't have as strong of an effect on mood.
    I like the restful sleep I receive. I either get bulk mucuna or inhibit p
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    This thread makes me sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by aluchez View Post
    Dopamine is dopamine. It may not have any relevance at all just a warning
    So brain region, intensity of dopamine spikes, and halflife of dopaminergic drugs doesn't matter? Then I guess we better stop using methadone in opioid withdrawal treatment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aluchez View Post
    Yeah schizophrenia exposed in people with no previous mental health issues. As a result of elevated dopamine levels. Had a buddy of mine who was a pot smoker and tried 1/3 of MDMA pill once in the form of Molly. He didnt have any issues that night but 2 weeks later his behavior started changing. He was paranoid for about a week and his behavior was very abnormal. He tried it with 2 other friends and they didnt have any issues. This could be just an isolated case but a warning nonetheless.
    Schizophrenia has several hallmarks, none of which you mentioned. Don't assume he has schizophrenia. The disease is caused by a supraphysiological excess in dopamine in a very particular region of the brain. L-dopa won't cause schizophrenia, but if you already have schizophrenia, it can exacerbate it.Lastly, MDMA affects everyone differently, and while its effects while on it are relatively benign (except for excessive hyperthermia or hyponatremia in severe conditions), the 24+ hours after use are where depressive side effects can manifest. Extrapolating the dopamine and serotonin surge caused by MDMA to mild l-dopa treatment is like comparing Tribulus to Methyl-Tren
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