Why do I feel nothing from ECA?

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  1. Why do I feel nothing from ECA?


    Hi guys,
    I started the ECA stack a week ago, and I keep hearing all this talk about massive amounts of energy, concentration, etc. I have yet to feel ANYTHING that is even remotely equivalent to the reports I have been reading. I do get a mild appetite suppression, but I can still seriously put a dent into a very large quantity of food right after a dose. Am I doing something wrong? I've never done anything with Ephedrine in it, so maybe I'm thinking it's something it isn't, but I would think I would feel something. I actually fell asleep about 2 hours after taking my "lunch" dose. I am taking the following 3 times a day (@ 0600, @1200, @1800):
    25mg Ephedrine S04 (Bronkaid)
    200mg Caffeine (Pharmaceutical)
    81mg Baby Aspirin (Bayer)

    I am 145 lbs, 14.8% BF, proper hydration. Just to give you some info as far as dosing/sensitivity is concerned.

    Also, I started taking OxyElite Pro yesterday for it's Alpha-Yohimbine content mainly (which provides the alpha adrenergic receptor inhibitors to work with ephedrine synergistically, if I researched correctly), and cut out the Caffeine from my original stack since OEP has 100mg caffeine. Again, I feel nothing. Same appetite suppresion. Any suggestions are welcome! I'm looking to lose about 4.5%-5% BF in 6 months, so I have time, no rush. And maybe that's what I need to take, my TIME, but I would prefer to find out earlier than later if my dosages are screwed up! Thanks for any help guys!
    --Brian
    P.S.
    I am ABSOLUTELY fine with any site references to research as well, as I actually prefer to FIND the answer rather than to ask the question. Anywho, thanks again!


  2. First time I did it I was all jittery and couldn't sit still......second time around I didn't feel much, either. I also used yohimbe instead of aspirin.
    True story:

    I give a f**K!!

  3. So did you make any changes to your dosing, abandon it all together and try something different, or...? Just curious! Thanks for the post!
    --Brian
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  4. I bought the OxyElite Pro when looking for leftover SlimXtreme... Didn't phase my hunger in the least.. Very poor suppliment.

  5. this isn't interesting..it could be a number of factors. when do you take them? do you take them all together or spaced apart? with or without food? fasted? most importantly!...what do you take it with???

  6. Oh, well; I'm sorry you're not interested TomKat. And to think, from all your other posts that I've seen you in, especially the "Advanced Weight Loss" Thread, I had you pegged for a decent guy. Hmmm. Hopefully, I'm just being over-sensitive and you're not jabbing at me, but either way, I guess I'll go back to trolling. Peace out yall.
    --Brian
    P.S.
    Thanks Texzen123. It helps a lot to know I wasn't the ONLY one not responding very well to OEP, especially after reading all those "testimonials" (if that's what they really were, I know NOTHING of USPLabs, so I would hate to knock them just because it didn't work for me, but...) Anywho, thanks for your post Texzen. I guess we'll close out this thread though, since it doesn't seem to "interest" anybody else. Maybe I'd have better luck if I just ask someone to make a diet for me. Take it easy guys, and thanks again.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by diablosho View Post
    Oh, well I'm sorry you're not interested TomKat. And to think, from all your other posts that I've seen you in, especially the "Advanced Weight Loss" Thread, I had you pegged for a decent guy. Hmmm. Well, guess I'll go back to trolling. Peace out yall.
    --Brian
    WTF man? I asked you several questions pertaining to your problem, so Im offering my help..I meant it isnt interesting because it could be a number of variables. Now stop being a b!tch and answer what I asked and dont cry over spilled milk

  8. FWIW the ECA stack doesn't seem to effect me as far as fat loss either. If it does anything to my appetite I'd be surprised since I can't tell at all.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by texzen123 View Post
    I bought the OxyElite Pro when looking for leftover SlimXtreme... Didn't phase my hunger in the least.. Very poor suppliment.
    I have heard alot of reports of people not being to happy with OEP

  10. cat got your tongue diablosho???

  11. do you have ADD? for some people with ADD stimulants just calm you.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by packers1200 View Post
    do you have ADD? for some people with ADD stimulants just calm you.
    OT....but I found out the reason for that a few weeks ago.

    Scans show the prefrontal cortex of people with "classic" ADD actually decreases in activity while concentrating. That is akin to hitting the gas pedal but going slower. Stimulates allow the prefrontal cortex to stay in a normal activity range.

    Now that I'm done with my ADD moment, I return you to the regularly scheduled thread.

  13. I would not recommend you take them. Caffeine and ephedrine both can elevate blood pressure and aspirin has been known to thin blood.
    Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS

  14. Alright guys, sorry I'm late. My base is doing a Pre-ORI exercise, so I'm on 12's right now (0600 to 1800). Anywho, thanks for all the replies guys! Oh, and Tom Cat, I was having a pretty bad day yesterday, and as such, I read too much into your post (and I also didn't realize that your "Shut up Bitch" whatchamacallit was in your sig. I thought you were actually telling me to shut up, and as such, I think you could probably understand my reply!). Anywho, I really do apologize; no attack intended. Anywho, wow! This thread picked up quick! Now to answer some questions!
    I take them all together at 0400, 1000, and 1600, at least 1 hour before food. And, I only drink water now, starting about 3 weeks ago when I started this stack. Oh, and I don't think I have ADD, or at least I've never been diagnosed with it. My concentration isn't all there, but who's is!?! Thanks for all the help guys! I gotta run for a couple hours, but I'll be back on when I get back. Thanks again!
    --Brian

  15. Quote Originally Posted by diablosho View Post
    Alright guys, sorry I'm late. My base is doing a Pre-ORI exercise, so I'm on 12's right now (0600 to 1800). Anywho, thanks for all the replies guys! Oh, and Tom Cat, I was having a pretty bad day yesterday, and as such, I read too much into your post (and I also didn't realize that your "Shut up Bitch" whatchamacallit was in your sig. I thought you were actually telling me to shut up, and as such, I think you could probably understand my reply!). Anywho, I really do apologize; no attack intended. Anywho, wow! This thread picked up quick! Now to answer some questions!
    I take them all together at 0400, 1000, and 1600, at least 1 hour before food. And, I only drink water now, starting about 3 weeks ago when I started this stack. Oh, and I don't think I have ADD, or at least I've never been diagnosed with it. My concentration isn't all there, but who's is!?! Thanks for all the help guys! I gotta run for a couple hours, but I'll be back on when I get back. Thanks again!
    --Brian
    then the only logical explanation I can think of is your fukked lol

  16. Quote Originally Posted by KgTomCat View Post
    WTF man? I asked you several questions pertaining to your problem, so Im offering my help..I meant it isnt interesting because it could be a number of variables. Now stop being a b!tch and answer what I asked and dont cry over spilled milk
    lmfao
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  17. Ya know, that's kinda what I was thinking!!! Actually, I did just come into a supply of RPNs Alphaburn. Thinking about switching out OEC with that, and seeing how that goes. I know the Alpha2 AR-antagonistic behavior quality of it would go very well with ephedrine's non-specific Alpha and Beta AR-agonistic behavior, thus blocking out ephedrine's effects on the Alpha receptors. Not crazy about the MAOI though. Anywho, I need to research the dosage, the MAOIs potency (in realtionship to other MAOIs), variables that effect a persons sensitivity to a-yohimbine, etc. If anybody has any thoughts on this, especially heart rate and blood pressure stabilization on a-yohimbine, please feel free to chime in! Thanks!
    --Brian

  18. I dont know much on Y, only that in high doses its wicked...anxiety attacks, high BP, nausea, sexual problems, etc. It seems to me your worried about which receptors here and there, when the only thin that matters is heart rate, and who's to say for sure what supp hits which receptors. Just because it something says it does, were still not 100% sure on most of the OTC supps today

  19. Quote Originally Posted by kingk0ng View Post
    I would not recommend you take them. Caffeine and ephedrine both can elevate blood pressure and aspirin has been known to thin blood.
    weight training also elevates blood pressure.

    edit : and yeah, thats the point of the aspirin - to thin the blood so that the high blood pressure won't be a problem. it also modulates cAMP and causes the stack to last longer.
    For me, the action IS the juice.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by soontobbeast View Post
    weight training also elevates blood pressure.

    edit : and yeah, thats the point of the aspirin - to thin the blood so that the high blood pressure won't be a problem. it also modulates cAMP and causes the stack to last longer.
    ...wow, it all makes sense

  21. yohimbine rocks dude... I took ECA and ECY -- ECY is defnitely crazy, sweaty, jittery, felt like i was tweakin all day lol

  22. ECY is deff better IMO, just be careful with the Y!

  23. Quote Originally Posted by soontobbeast View Post
    weight training also elevates blood pressure.
    Most people that are obese have hypertension, and if you have hypertension and take EC then you're just going to make your case worse.
    Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS

  24. i never felt a whole lot of difference taking leviathan reloaded with ECA.


    i may start doing that though - even if i don't feel it, increased thermogenesis is likely
    For me, the action IS the juice.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by kingk0ng View Post
    Most people that are obese have hypertension, and if you have hypertension and take EC then you're just going to make your case worse.
    Pretty sure I'm not obese @ <15% BF, but I do admit, I've got some fat to lose. Thanks though for the hypertension information. Definitely worth thinking about, and at the very least, mentioning.

    The ECY stack was CRAZY for the first dose. I take 1 RPN alphaburn in morning, and 1 6 hours later. Anywho, After that first dose, I stopped feeling anything. Any ideas?
    --Brian
    P.S.
    I'm fine not experiencing any of the stimulant effects, I prefer not to actually. The only thing I'm concerned about is the fat loss.

  26. Quote Originally Posted by kingk0ng View Post
    I would not recommend you take them. Caffeine and ephedrine both can elevate blood pressure and aspirin has been known to thin blood.
    That's one of the main reasons the two are paired (aspirin & ephed).
    NSCA - CSCS

  27. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    That's one of the main reasons the two are paired (aspirin & ephed).
    OP, I wasn't calling you obese. I was just saying that people can have hypertension and not know it before they take ECA.

    Volcom, what if the person has severe hypertension and on top of lifting weights (which elevate it) they use the Valsalva maneuver, which also pretty significantly elevates it? The ECA would do more harm than good then.

    The Doctor at the hospital I work also told me that caffeine can shrink where testosterone is made from. I personally wouldn't advise ECA.
    Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS

  28. Quote Originally Posted by kingk0ng View Post
    The Doctor at the hospital I work also told me that caffeine can shrink where testosterone is made from. I personally wouldn't advise ECA.
    Not true at all. Caffeine does NOT shrink the testes.

    That is one of those "urban legends"...in fact normally the story actually names the soda...Mountain Dew.

    I am shocked a medical professional would repeat a legend as fact. That just shows a fancy diploma doesn't always mean they know what they are talking about in all instances.

    The fact of the matter is recent studies show caffeine can possibly INCREASE testosterone.

    http://www.warriorfx.com/2008/03/caf...ring-exercise/

  29. Quote Originally Posted by bigrobbierob View Post
    Not true at all. Caffeine does NOT shrink the testes.

    That is one of those "urban legends"...in fact normally the story actually names the soda...Mountain Dew.

    I am shocked a medical professional would repeat a legend as fact. That just shows a fancy diploma doesn't always mean they know what they are talking about in all instances.

    The fact of the matter is recent studies show caffeine can possibly INCREASE testosterone.

    http://www.warriorfx.com/2008/03/caf...ring-exercise/
    Physicians are right about a lot of stuff, but what they study and go to school for is the identification and treatment of disease. They are not there to study kinesiology, physiology and basic exercise like a physical therapist or strength and conditioning specialist would do; therefore, they are often known to give horrible advice with weightlifting.

    Anyway thanks for the link. And I was actually drinking a Mountain Dew when the Physician told me about that.
    Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS

  30. FYI -- I just tooke ECY stack about 40 minutes ago and im ****in JACKED! lol

  31. Quote Originally Posted by kingk0ng View Post
    OP, I wasn't calling you obese. I was just saying that people can have hypertension and not know it before they take ECA.
    I know you weren't calling me obese; I was just brainstorming out loud. I actually really appreciate your post, as it pointed out a potentially life threating condition, which would absolutely contraindicate taking ECA (if not for me, than perhaps for somebody else reading along). Thanks again!
    --Brian
    P.S.
    I'm happy that it works for you Tone. Just too bad it's not doing much for me. I think I'm going to stop taking any stimulants for a couple weeks and see if I can re-sensitize myself. We'll see how that goes.

  32. Quote Originally Posted by diablosho View Post
    I know you weren't calling me obese; I was just brainstorming out loud. I actually really appreciate your post, as it pointed out a potentially life threating condition, which would absolutely contraindicate taking ECA (if not for me, than perhaps for somebody else reading along). Thanks again!
    --Brian
    P.S.
    I'm happy that it works for you Tone. Just too bad it's not doing much for me. I think I'm going to stop taking any stimulants for a couple weeks and see if I can re-sensitize myself. We'll see how that goes.
    Do you not have a lot of energy? Is that why you took ECA?

    You might have adrenal fatigue.
    Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS

  33. Quote Originally Posted by kingk0ng View Post
    Do you not have a lot of energy? Is that why you took ECA?

    You might have adrenal fatigue.
    Actually, my energy isn't bad without the supps, but doesn't change with them either. I'm just taking the stack to lose some fat in the "problem areas". The ECY stack seems to be helping, even though I don't feel any energy boost. We'll see how this one goes.
    --Brian
    P.S.
    I hear that nicotine can inhibit caffeine, so I stopped chewing my nicorette gum to see if the effects change at all.

  34. adrenal fatigue, take a few weeks off, try benadryl or adrenal support

  35. there might be something wrong with you maybe you over used stims a few weeks before etc

  36. Just take 2 benedryl at night for a week or so and it will renew your beta receptors that are affected by too much caffine and stimulants. Works like a charm for me every time!! even if you just take a week off the eca and just take benadryl (sp?) for a week it will DEFINETLY help! You should notice even after a couple days. Im on ECA right now and ive only been taking it for a week and i barely notice it anymore but i like to take the benadryl every couple nights just to assure that the eca is working. Also sometimes i can just hold my hand over my heart and feel it beater faster than normal just sitting there and tell its working...

  37. If you're not feeling ANYTHING from ECA, then it's either A). You're ephed and caff is somehow bunk (too old??), or B). You're Neo from The Matrix. I think it'd be cooler if it were B).
    NSCA - CSCS

  38. I'm starting to think the ECA stack is good for those that are obese and need to shed the initial pounds (first 20-30lb) and not for those looking to lose the last 5-10lbs needed to show their abs and striations. Can anyone contribute to that theory? I just ordered some for my g/f and shes just trying to lose the last bit of BF off her stomach..

  39. Well, I never considered being from the Matrix, but because I've gone through multiple batches of the ephedrine, I guess that is the only solution. I like it! I'm going to try the benadryl at night theory; it sounds like a winner. I've seen that before, but I could never find the dosing protocol for the benadryl. Thanks for the help guys.
    --Brian

  40. Quote Originally Posted by texzen123 View Post
    I bought the OxyElite Pro when looking for leftover SlimXtreme... Didn't phase my hunger in the least.. Very poor suppliment.
    thanks, finally someone on anabolic minds who agrees with me, lol
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