MDMA-pills used to be around 90 miligrams. Nowadays, their usually above 150mg, going up to lethal dosages. How and why did this happen?
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It's because when you're young, it's all about showing off to your friends and showing how much you can "handle". They can't even imagine being 30 with 4 kids and trying to get by but it's so hard when your memory is shot and you have untreatable depression because you overdid it when you were 17...
First time i took Ecstacy was not to long ago, celebrated my friends birthday and we smoked 6 joints, took a walk. On the way back we all popped a pill each, then when we came back we smoked another 6 joints. Greatest time of my life.
Dude i never knew that wow know fukin wonder i just buy up to 25 n start poppin em like if its candy itll last a day or 2 so yeah not all thetime but when i go hard i go hard shyt ill even tell u if your infront of me u want to roll ill give u one pop in front of me though im friendly like that and poof ill disappear and ok i never taste a piece i take 1 ive taken 2 nd i tell myself realy i disolve em in my mouth right so itll hit quicker like sumtimes as soon as its dissolve or up couple if mins damn never knew i just taste n know if its strong but cant really judge if im on it
The new pills are strong but I wouldn't say there is a 'lethal dose'. I've been taking them since they came onto the market and have always taken a hole one at a time, and can honestly say its completely down to the users tolerance whether you have good time or not. But personally, a hole one gives me the best experience in a club, maybe consuming a couple more about 2hrs after the first (one at a time).
My first time it was pink pill with marchades symbol on it. When trip started I hear cops siren & lights coming towards me.
I was terrified as hell and kept hiding one bush to another throughout the trip & believe me there were no roads at all anywhere near to me.
But next morning something really weird happened , cops did visited the place & I was there present at the time hidden in bush so well that they didn't notice me.
Now I just trip on blue pill
to not get sick of high dosin, the best trick i use , start with a quarter pill (50mg max) and 15 mins later the amount you wish to try or dare to do.
the chance of becoming sick/vomit is low.
ofcourse more then 20-250mg is insane to take at once
I took half a pill the first time and redosed a couple of times(always half a pill) until I had consumed 3 pills. My buddy said one pill was 150mg. Is redosing as dangerous as taking a huge dose at once? Because in total I probably consumed 450mg in around 8hours
pills in nyc in the 90s were always 200mg. and u only needed one for an entire night. lasted 12+ hours. but for 35 dollars (90s dollars) they should last. now i would never just swallow some random pill.
1 thing how it liqvifies in the stomack. bigger crystal x timä :D 2. you take pill whit out knowing what it contains mdma (mda your night is fuckd up if in a club) cocain amfetamine and the harmfull desing versions of these or safer who knows. not the doctor thats for shure. conserta cymbalta tramadoll etc. hawe fun :D
was getting drunk drank 5 beers after barely eating anything that day and I stupidly decided to probably take ALMOST a half g of mdma. parachuted it and 20 minutes later all I remember was saying holy fuck over and over then trying to sit down and chill out. I blacked out that night off that shit.
if you need a tutorial for these things stop doing it... I love drinking I love certain drugs and since its not cocaine no matter what I dose every single time I regret for doubting myself and not doubling it at least... first time I took pill in my life when I was 21 I took teal superman which was around 160-180 when it kicked in I swallowed 3 more best thing ever,and 2 more bit later which was a waste of time. theres not much to it except not thinking about it,you dont think mdma does it for you...you dance and fall in live with drugged out slags...or be hippie about it ,and trip yourself with thoughts as much as you can till a nervous breakdown then kill yourself when depression catches up
I took 400mg by accident before. It was pretty overwhelming. I was hallucinating imagrinary people everywhere, my jaw was bouncing all over the place and eyes were rolling into my skull. I was getting some strange looks (from judgemental sober people), but I felt great.
im 85kg and dosage lower than 180mg for me is fine, but what I call it : it doesnt break the shell. 200mg - I WILL RAVE TO THE END OF THE WORLD WITH MY FRIENDS, AND IT NEVER STOPS AT ONE. I always say days later that I shouldn't, but these nights also always deliver magic nights with lots of memories to remember to the end of my life... I am pretty sure there are lots of people who understand my statement. :) Have fun guys and always use your head first.
I'm a pretty big guy (6'2", 240lbs), and for me 90 to maybe 110 miligrams is a high enough dose. I actually prefer taking lower doses, around 60mg. You are much more aware of the experience, and are still clear enough to do some painting, play a musical instrument, do some mathematics. I can't imagine taking 200+ miligrams in a single dose. There's no need for doses that large.
Here's a study dating back to the 90's, check out the white dove tablets from the UK in particular, some containing up to 160mg of MDMA at only 56% purity.
Here you can see why there are other reasons why tablets of high doses exist, because the average dose for people who bought good ecstasy back in the 90's was around 100mg-150mg at 50% purity or less per tablet, and if you consider the fact that people would take two or three tablets a night, the levels of MDMA in their system increases above those initial doses, and that's the high people want.
I'd estimate that the desired effect for an experienced user comes from a dose around the 200mg+ range, and taking it in one go guarantees that high plus more. That's why people laugh, out of experience, because testing and better manufacturing now allows for people to know the dosage and purity of what they're taking. If they want 200mg, then they can test it and know for sure if it's not the quality they're looking for.
You can reasonably assume this is what started the manufacturing war; why compete to make the strongest and purist ecstasy tablets if it wasn't to serve the desire of a resurging market?
I used to take three at a time (triple drop) and keep one for later back in the early 2000's when ecstasy quality was on the decline, it was the best way of getting the full experience out of something that was most likely partially impure, even though I knew my dealer was reasonably good. It's better to just take a high dose of a single tablet than have to dangerously take three in one go. Back in the day of white doves one was enough for the entire night, the typical dose might be statistically low, but people desire a full high and that is only taken in strength.
Tried a piece (less than half) of the pill and my boyfriend was angry..lol..couldnt go to sleep just wanted to party and have a good time..Also got the trump one and as funny as it sounds i was seeing the ceiling filled with fog like I was in a rave..is that a normal effect? Has anyone else experienced that?
I'm not saying these newer higher dose pills since 2010 aren't strong they are but compared to what we had in 1989/1990 they are quite different, something has changed, I don't get that 6 hour dance urge anymore or break out into a wonderful all body sweat so much and the rushes seem to have tapered a bit. Back then 120mg was a high dose yet it done more than a double stack pill does now, some experts say it's the prevalence of the R isomer rather than the S isomer. Really need to find out exactly what's changed..yes I know that MDA was a part of the old school pills but it wasn't as common as many people think.
I know you probably won’t believe me but the most pure mdma I ingested in one night was an entire 3 grams at once of uncut rock (3000mg) I was young, dumb and just bought 10 grams of dutch mdma straight from the Netherlands on the dark web for 80 Aussie dollars, I wanted to see what tripping out on md was like as I was curious to push my understanding of the experience in high doses. Next thing yknow I’m sitting on my bedroom floor talking to the wall as though I am still at my checkout-counter serving customers at work. (Worked at Coles at the time) and am scanning invisible items preparing them for invisible customers, all the while chatting merrily to them like a happy worker, my little brother then walks in and snaps me out of it temporarily saying “who are u talking to” I then looked down at myself and remembered where I was, and responded with.. “ I think I took WAY too much md”
And that I did... but not without taking another 2 grams the following weekend which resulted in me violently shaking as though I was freezing cold but was dripping sweat and also had lockjaw, just sitting there on the couch looking insane. My youngest brother looked terrified but I was alright. Was good fun. The week after that i had just 1 gram swallowed at once with a tab of lsd, I was playing with my visuals if that makes sense, as in hand up toying with my visuals as they moved around. Good stuff ay? You think that’s a lot of drugs? Wait till you hear me speak out my old benzo habit 🙏 does 38 2mg bricks with half a litre of rum sound appealing? You tell me
the time i took mdma without testing: i was home preparing to go to a party and took two pills as usual. i got so numb i “fell asleep” on my couch. around 2hrs later i suddenly opened my eyes wide open, was pale, shivering, sweat all over my hands knees and feet. my cat came closer and my vision was so damaged i could barely see his shape, he’s a white cat so when i touched him i saw how pale i was. that’s when i knew that if i didn’t do something, i’d die right there. i gathered the last energy i had, ran to the bathroom and forced myself to throw up, i was literally gonna die right then and there. please, always check the dosage of your pills.
The answer to the first question about pills having to be from 80 mg up to 140 and sometimes 300 mgs because there fucking idiots and wants to make a name for themselves not thinking hmm 300 mg of mdma can be fatal to new users especially younger girls
I still remember Awakenings 2005, big yellow Mitsubishis. That was a long weekend :) And about the dosage. I allways used to take a half one and waited how that went. There used to be stands on festivals and parties where you could test your drugs but they have been gone for a long time.
Hahaha pills too strong, you must be off your head mate I haven't had a strong or decent pill since 1995 the quality of the pills are a total joke and kids nowadays haven't got a fucking clue what one is like
I back in 2004 in Australia had to take 5 MDMA pills (NOT AT ONCE) just in a day to feel high all day, for a year every day, and these were the PUREST pills on the market, about 200mg!!!, crush up 3 pills in the morning, add the powder to a glass of vodka, mix around for about a minute and skull that for breakfast! After about 8 hours, it starts wearing off, then double drop the other two pills, miss the happy days ; ), now pills are weak.
I OD'ed on a pill...... Not a nice experience trust me..... I remember calling 999 then next thing I new I was in hospital 6 hours later attached to heart monitors..... I said to the nurse "how long have I been out" she replayed "u havnt been unconscious..... U have been telling me ur in a zoo with lions and tigers" sounds funny now but trust me...... ODing is not fun..... My mental health was not right for years after that...... So listen to the vid.....test a peice first......u can always add more but when it's in ur system u can't take it away...... Stay safe
I was doing this stuff in the mid to late 80s!! They use to look like Flintstone chewable vitamins!! Even then Amsterdam was the place to be!! Been going to Europe since the early 90s while Amsterdam is kool!! Go out into the country side especially in the spring when the tulips are blooming!! Remember France and Belgium are right next door too!! There's a lot of neat shit in Europe, don't spend you're entire time sitting in a coffee shop!!! They do have to Go baggies!!!
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