Cutting out stims

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  1. Cutting out stims


    Ive been on stims for years... Pre workouts, energy drinks, pick me ups etc. I would say my use is moderate but I have used almost daily throughout.

    I think my body needs a break.

    For you guys that have come off how did you come off? Also what did you feel like coming off both immediate and how did you feel after some time?
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by Godstrength View Post
    Ive been on stims for years... Pre workouts, energy drinks, pick me ups etc. I would say my use is moderate but I have used almost daily throughout.

    I think my body needs a break.

    For you guys that have come off how did you come off? Also what did you feel like coming off both immediate and how did you feel after some time?
    I had too myself. It was causing me really bad back pain, hip pain, jaw pain and started spiking my heart rate like a mother fuker.

    I have been taking sh!t tons of caffeine and/or dexedrine for almost 8 years. Never had a problem. Then out of the blue all stims started to disagree with me. Making me very tense(which I think caused the pain), very anxious, and put my heart rate up to 180 a lot.

    So I stopped cold turkey. I handled it fine. No real withdrawals other than mild depression for a few weeks. And I was tired a lot.

    Sucks though as I have really bad ADHD, and it really helped me.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Godstrength View Post
    Ive been on stims for years... Pre workouts, energy drinks, pick me ups etc. I would say my use is moderate but I have used almost daily throughout.

    I think my body needs a break.

    For you guys that have come off how did you come off? Also what did you feel like coming off both immediate and how did you feel after some time?
    Kinda sucks at first especially if you're a caffeine person. I used to kill 5 hour energies and coca cola, ate oxyelite pro like candy back in the day. Definitely had a headache and was lethargic for a couple weeks, I would take excedrin which had some caffeine but not enough to really amp you up, every so often but eventually moved to ibuprofen for headaches to. Now I just drink crystal light lemonade and have become pretty stim sensitive. But I feel just as good now if not better. Good luck.
  4. Cutting out stims


    Black maca, rhodiola rosea, sensoril ashwaghanda, methyl b12 and taper your caffeine weekly. Iíd cut all stims except caffeine cold turkey and split your caffeine throughout the day. If youíre over 300 a day start there and then, 200 next week, then 100. After drink green tea for a week and then take a month off. Youíll feel so much better and energized after being off for a couple weeks.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Godstrength View Post
    Ive been on stims for years... Pre workouts, energy drinks, pick me ups etc. I would say my use is moderate but I have used almost daily throughout.

    I think my body needs a break.

    For you guys that have come off how did you come off? Also what did you feel like coming off both immediate and how did you feel after some time?
    I was probably around 400-500mg daily and took about 2 months off. I just went cold turkey on the caffeine, and used Rhodiola and Ashwagandha with no issues. Iíd suggest tapering the amount of caffeine down, though.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by The Express 42 View Post
    Black maca, rhodiola rosea, sensoril ashwaghanda, methyl b12 and taper your caffeine weekly. Iíd cut all stims except caffeine cold turkey and split your caffeine throughout the day. If youíre over 300 a day start there and then, 200 next week, then 100. After drink green tea for a week and then take a month off. Youíll feel so much better and energized after being off for a couple weeks.
    Good list I would also add pregnenolone and 10,000 UI of vit D.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    I was probably around 400-500mg daily and took about 2 months off. I just went cold turkey on the caffeine, and used Rhodiola and Ashwagandha with no issues. Iíd suggest tapering the amount of caffeine down, though.
    I agree with the use of rhodiola and ashwaghanda for those looking to kick stims.

  8. Great info guys I appreciate it. I like the idea of tapering but I think if I can cut down to 1 or 2 cups of coffee (1 in the am and 1 in pm) I'll be satisfied. When I say cup I mean kcup not a 16 oz w 3 shots lol.

    Seriously though I think I'm ready to come off for a while. I will also try supplementing with some of the suggested.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by Godstrength View Post
    Great info guys I appreciate it. I like the idea of tapering but I think if I can cut down to 1 or 2 cups of coffee (1 in the am and 1 in pm) I'll be satisfied. When I say cup I mean kcup not a 16 oz w 3 shots lol.

    Seriously though I think I'm ready to come off for a while. I will also try supplementing with some of the suggested.
    Doubt you can find it, but if you can, adrenosurge by evomuse is by FAR the best product for your purpose. I know I couldn't find it but that does not mean it's not out there.

    Also I cannot praise pregnenolone enough!!

  10. Quote Originally Posted by rtmilburn View Post
    Doubt you can find it, but if you can, adrenosurge by evomuse is by FAR the best product for your purpose. I know I couldn't find it but that does not mean it's not out there.

    Also I cannot praise pregnenolone enough!!
    I have some dermacrine that should work? Just curious what the mechanism is for supplementing w/ preg. when coming off stims? Do they cause a deficiancy

    I'll look for the adrenosurge
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Godstrength View Post
    I have some dermacrine that should work? Just curious what the mechanism is for supplementing w/ preg. when coming off stims? Do they cause a deficiancy

    I'll look for the adrenosurge
    dermacrine is good stuff, but I have discovered the buzz from applying td preg to temples and really like it.
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    dermacrine is good stuff, but I have discovered the buzz from applying td preg to temples and really like it.
    Dermacrine is good stuff but sublingual preg is probably the best for his use.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by rtmilburn View Post
    Dermacrine is good stuff but sublingual preg is probably the best for his use.
    ever try td preg on temples?
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    ever try td preg on temples?
    I have not.

  15. Just to add to the supplements in here, Ash and RR, and the tapering, try decaf coffee for your second cup of the day. The taste alone might give you energy (placebo effect). It is worth a shot.
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by delsolrob View Post
    Try Neuro P5 ... pregnenolone helps greatly!
    Any bloodwork on this?
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  18. Tyrosine has helped me in the past when cutting stims

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Godstrength View Post
    Ive been on stims for years... Pre workouts, energy drinks, pick me ups etc. I would say my use is moderate but I have used almost daily throughout.

    I think my body needs a break.

    For you guys that have come off how did you come off? Also what did you feel like coming off both immediate and how did you feel after some time?
    I usually decrease my amount slowly rather than quitting cold turkey. I donít use a lot of stims as it is but thatís just how I do it. In place of my pre workout I will usually take a stim free pre workout like focus xt, intramax or VasoMax.

  20. Still took 1 cap hydrazine as soon as I open my eyes today. Its prob psychological but I feel immobile until I throw one down. Lol.

    I wont take any other stims today besides maybe a cup if coffee... Definitely think the tapering method is better suited for me at the moment .
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  21. It will be rough for a couple of weeks, but soon your workouts will be better than ever. I will never take stims again....my workouts, performance, life and health have changed dramatically for the better. And this will happen for you too! Good luck bro - just say no...

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Godstrength View Post
    Still took 1 cap hydrazine as soon as I open my eyes today. Its prob psychological but I feel immobile until I throw one down. Lol.

    I wont take any other stims today besides maybe a cup if coffee... Definitely think the tapering method is better suited for me at the moment .
    Definitely taper. Another teacher last year tried to quit cold turkey, she was not fun to be around during that time and ultimately went back to coffee too soon.

    One thing you could try to do in the morning is take a cold shower. That should wake you up.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by kenpoengineer View Post
    Any bloodwork on this?
    I'm not aware of any bloodwork on P5 at this time.
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  24. I take in between 1g-1.5g of caffeine a day. Tfw I need 600mg pre workout or don’t feel anything anymore
    Last time I went on a stim break I laid in the corner in the fetal position shaking like a crackhead.
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  25. anyone interested in trying Neuro P5 while cutting stims?
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