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325mg aspirin
20mg pseudophedrine hydrochloride
200mg caffeine (tablet)

also...




800mg creatine & chewable multivitamin.

The aspirin/pseudofed/caffeine produces a very nice morning sensation of wakefulness far superior to a normal cup of coffee.

Coffee consumption tends to be highly variable. I tend to drink it black, which makes it rather slow to consume. Or if I sweeten it and add milk I'll drink it faster. In any event there is no guarantee that I'll actually drink all of it.

I noticed the last time I switched to caffeine tablets over coffee that when I had forgotten to take my morning tablet, after a few days, that it had no effect on me. The usual morning headache and grogginess was absent.

Something about the classical conditioning process involved in the time it takes to consume the coffee, the smell of the coffee, and so on, seems to be important to the withdrawal effects.

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Is it wrong that I enjoyed this diary? by gazbo (4.00 / 3) #1 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 06:50:36 AM EST
No.  No, I don't think it is.

I've never seen the point of caffeine tablets; I've twice now tried an experiment where I've taken 700mg worth of caffeine tabs and not felt noticeably more awake.  The first occasion I went to bed a couple of hours later and had no trouble getting to sleep.


I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

I experimented with them in college by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #3 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 07:00:26 AM EST
(my homepage has a picture of me holding a Vivarin box) but caffeine is a pretty shitty drug in higher doses. Heck, stimulants are shitty drugs.

But I still adore my morning mug of freshly roasted freshly ground French press coffee.


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I've got three words for ya' by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #20 Thu Sep 27, 2007 at 08:41:28 AM EST
Seven one four. Yeah. Forget all about those stimulants.

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Nah, I'm more of a schedule one by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #21 Thu Sep 27, 2007 at 08:53:50 AM EST
hallucinogen sort, if I were to do something illegal like that.


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Morphine derivatives are my special friends. by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #22 Thu Sep 27, 2007 at 08:58:11 AM EST
I just take a couple hydrocodone or oxycodone and take a minor speed trip followed by a wild, dream filled nap. Simple and refreshing -- and with care and planning, legal even.

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those are nice too by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #23 Thu Sep 27, 2007 at 09:10:10 AM EST
I'm not ready to tear up some tendons though to get it legal.


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I don't have to do anything radical. by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #24 Thu Sep 27, 2007 at 09:15:50 AM EST
Just complain to my doctor about my arthritis and non-specific joint pain, bone spurs on my spine and back pain. Do it enough and he's willing to take a step up from anti-inflammatories.

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You must have an old school doc by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #25 Thu Sep 27, 2007 at 09:25:23 AM EST
mine thinks narcotics aren't very effective, I can't get codeinated cough syrup, and she never suggested anything stronger than prescription NSAIDs and Tylenol.


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Email is FUN! by DullTrev (3.00 / 3) #2 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 06:59:33 AM EST

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aspirin/pseudofed/caffeine by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 07:35:51 AM EST
Isn't that something body builders use to improve their workouts?

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It can be used by blixco (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 08:02:02 AM EST
to stack against a few other things like creatine.  Yes.

It's also outrageously difficult on the stomach and the liver if there is no food involved.
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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin

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Can I pet your ostrich? by blixco (4.00 / 2) #6 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 08:02:35 AM EST
I mean er uh um
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Sure you can! by greyrat (4.00 / 2) #9 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 08:34:39 AM EST
As soon as you get this shot glass out of my belly button...

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Ooops wrong account. by blixco (4.00 / 2) #10 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 08:35:48 AM EST
???!
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you should start the skinner troll diaries here by discordia (2.50 / 2) #7 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 08:27:25 AM EST
I think it might actually get a few bites

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thanks! by garlic (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 12:49:07 PM EST


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Wow! That's a great likeness! Thanks! by greyrat (4.00 / 2) #8 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 08:33:44 AM EST
Oh, and the poll should be multi-select. plsfxkthx.

Hey, didja know? by Horatio Hellpop (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 08:21:37 PM EST
The ostrich egg is the largest cell that can be seen with the naked eye!

"You can't really know something until you ruin it for everyone." -some guy who used to have an account here

What's the smallest one by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #18 Thu Sep 27, 2007 at 02:53:27 AM EST
that can be seen with the naked eye?

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Boogers by Horatio Hellpop (2.00 / 0) #19 Thu Sep 27, 2007 at 04:35:08 AM EST
Yes, boogers.

"You can't really know something until you ruin it for everyone." -some guy who used to have an account here

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