Originally Posted by 100mg Methylphenidate
Swim wants to try khat
so bad. Does it really feel anything like amphetamines?
The effects are closer to amphetamines than anything else my monkey has tried. More so than methylphenidate
even. The timing and intensity of its course of action is different though, as well as the mode of ingestion. The come-up is more gradual and the peak / plateau are highly variable depending on how much you chew and for how long you chew it. The act of chewing itself can either be helpful for focus or be distracting. The social nature of the drug
(loquacity is commonly mentioned in studies) also has a different feel than amphetamines. My monkey found that he was much more likely to engage in long winded conversations about anything than have any desire to clean and tidy, whereas he feels amphetamines have a tendency towards the opposite inclinations (though both substances are good for both activities and don't preclude either of them), however this may have simply been the influence of set and setting
In short, Khat has similar effects to amphetamines but tends to produce a somewhat different experience. It is also notably less convenient than amphetamines in terms of consumption, but one can easily become accustomed to the act of chewing khat and come to enjoy it on its own accord.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask, as the above is a pretty basic summary and doesn't account for all the discrepancies between the two substances.
Originally Posted by betsym
Yohimbine perhaps and Pycnogenol.
On the topic of Yohimbe
, Redline is a worthwhile energy drink to look in to. It contains caffeine
and some other stimulant type substances, but also Yohimbine
. It can make one very sexually aroused for that reason. My monkey has written about it elsewhere on the forums. He found it to be a good adderall
substitute when amphetamines aren't available and caffeine alone simply won't suffice. One shouldn't expect the same types of effects they would get from amphetamines, but the stimulation is sufficiently better than caffeine alone.