My brother in law is stealing prescription pain meds. Do we confront him or just sit on the information? [more inside]
I have recently started taking a low dose of Amitrypteline (40mg a day). I have noticed that some foods seem to taste different: Coffee is more bitter and orange juice tastes sharper. Is it the medication or my imagination? [more inside]
Ex-Junkies of Metafilter: Help me join your ranks. Please tell me how you learned to live without it after it got a hold of you. [more inside]
Would it be legal in America for a pharmaceutical company to develop a drug solely intended for recreational, not medical purposes. To what safety standards would such a drug be held?
What is this movie? (Involves smuggling drugs via farm animals) [more inside]
Caffeine helps me to be optimistic, positive, and productive at work. Unfortunately, it's also fantastically addictive, and disrupts basically every important bodily process that I have. Should I talk to a psychiatrist about trying some kind of prescription stimulant? [more inside]
Have woken up 'wired' and 'racy'. Lowered my medication today and wondering if that is the cause. [more inside]
I am in Peru long term. How possible is it for someone to send me Plan B/Emergency contraceptive and vitamin supplements from the United States via regular USPS mail? Or generally, does shipping "drugs" like these cause difficulties going through customs?
Is a delayed release caffeine pill, one with a coating to prevent it from being digested for 8+ hours, feasible? Would the pill be too far along in the digestive tract to have an effect at that point? How could I make one?
I'm try to find a music video (most likely Rap or R&B) that portrayed two young kids as drug dealers. [more inside]
I'm looking for an article I read online within the past two years about a group of friends in their late 20s/early 30s who spend the weekend smoking/snorting some drug at a friend's house. I mostly remember the bizarre activities they got involved in and an impromptu trip to Las Vegas in the middle of the weekend. [more inside]
Are there U.S. laws or professional guidelines regarding physicians prescribing placebos to patients, or is there really nothing stopping a doctor from misleading a patient about the efficacy of a drug? Furthermore, is it technically possible that popular medications many of us know by name could themselves be nothing more than placebo pills? [more inside]
Is it possible to set up a completely open, transparent system wherein a trusted seller could make illegal trades with a multitude of buyers, leaving the police completely aware but unable to do anything. (Completely hypothetical of course, but I am very interested) [more inside]
Do I have to choose between thin+unhappy and fat+unhappy? [more inside]
So . . . drug slang. "Eating rocks." Does that mean doing crack? [more inside]
I like to read accounts of urban poverty. Any recommendations? [more inside]
How do I enjoy drinking less more? [more inside]
Can you recommend ADHD specialist psychiatrists in New York that are not at the Hallowell Center? [more inside]
How do people in different nations (races? groups of people..) use/smoke weed differently? [more inside]
Allergy Filter: are all antihistamines basically the same? I used to take Zyrtec / cetirizine, but it's more expensive and less commonly available than other allergy medicines. Is there any reason (e.g. side effects) why I shouldn't just switch to which ever one is the cheapest? [more inside]
I know someone who enjoys sniffing isopropyl alcohol straight from the bottle, not huffing but sniffing like perfume. They say they love the smell, that they don't get a high but it's like smelling a favorite perfume. Is this bad for them? I've never heard of this, have any of you? I'm interested in any information anyone may have on this.
[Health Insurance Filter] How do I know what the heck some of this stuff means in the real world? Am I saving any money here by switching health insurance providers? [more inside]
I expect to fail the pre-employment drug test I took this afternoon - but for legitimate reasons. I'm leaving the state tomorrow morning and won't be back until very late Sunday. Is there anything I can do to bolster my case and protect myself when the lab calls tomorrow or Friday? [more inside]
Searching for experiences: Tell me what happened when you or your wife took "D Class" drugs during pregnancy. [more inside]
How dangerous is it to take Kava Kava supplements while also imbibing alcohol (but not at the same time)? [more inside]
Rohypnol Recovery? [more inside]
Looking for a video showing various common drugs, their appearance, how they're taken and their effects. [more inside]
Help me figure out which drugs I need to get through my next dental appointment. [more inside]
Which over the counter medicine is available in Canada that isn't in the U.S.? [more inside]
I recently found out that a good friend of mine has been addicted to crystal meth for three years. I need help finding some resources for him. [more inside]
To what extent is the Tea Party opposing current government overreach as distinct from potential problems? [more inside]
How long does it take to reset one's tolerance to marijuana? [more inside]
Would a drug-manufacturing machine be legal? [more inside]
I'm concerned about my fiancée's mental health. I don't know much about this stuff. Help! Novel-length details within. [more inside]
Moved Northeast from Southeast back in January. Realized last week, I still hadn't found a pdoc to refill my prescriptions. Ends up that my Venlafaxine had no more refills. [more inside]
The fact that drugs aren't marketed as being x% more effective than another drug makes me more than suspicious. Where can I find comparison information of old vs new drugs? new vs generics? I'll give you an example. I have allergy problems. Doctors try to tell me about the latest xyz antihistamine. These doctors are paid by the drug companies to sell me this stuff, and can't seem to give me any apples to apples comparisons. Is allegra more affective than diphenhydramine? Is x more affective than y? Were the best drugs already found, and the newer drugs crappier, or is it the other way around, or neither? Why isn't this openly published and available? What the hell happened to the scientific method?
what's the difference between speed and ice?
Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin is primarily credited with the popularization of MDMA, also known as Ecstacy. But he was actually introduced to it by a woman named Merrie Kleinman, who was reportedly a graduate student in the medicinal chemistry group Shulgin advised at San Francisco State University. Whatever happened to Merrie (Meredith?) Kleinman? The Interwebs have little information about her.
Several times while out in busy nightlife areas in New York, I've passed random dudes on the street who offer to sell me (and every other passer-by) a whole smorgasbord of drugs, totally unprompted. I've never been remotely tempted to buy, but I'm curious how this works from a legal standpoint. How do these guys not get busted? [more inside]
Gimme some podcasts about the seedy underbelly of society - sex, drugs & rock n roll all welcome. [more inside]
What's the long term goal with Adderall? Can Adderall help you stop needing Adderall? [more inside]
Has the effort to regulate the sale of OTC medications containing pseudoephedrine actually led to a drop in methamphetamine manufacture/sale in the US? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience (positive or negative) with oxytocin nasal sprays? [more inside]
History of drug use :: What will my Canadian doctor say if I need to get health insurance in the USA? [more inside]
I seem to be having some speech/language problems. What could be causing them, and should I be concerned? [more inside]
new year's eve was filled with good old time debauchery and fun, including some bandit kissing and recreational drug use. is this something i need to share with my therapist? [more inside]
Do people do ether anymore? [more inside]
A few years back I was diagnosed with pneumonia after being sick on and off for about three weeks. When I was finally diagnosed I seem to recall that they gave me antibiotics and a codeine based cough syrup. This combo worked like a wonder. The codeine knocked out my cough and let me sleep, and the antibiotics killed the pneumonia. At least that's how I remember it. [more inside]
Can I take my benzos in transit through KL international airport? I will be catching a connecting flight through Malaysia and want to know whether I will be able to bring prescription drugs safely. [more inside]
In Chicago the standard term for bags of heroin sold on the street is "blows." I've also heard the word used as a verb, e.g. "You blow?" Does anyone have any clue as to the origin of the term?