Amphetamine is as an intoxicant widely spread, especially on the party scene due to its effects like suppression of fatigue or the boost of self-confidence. Speed stimulates the central nervous system. It works similarly to adrenaline, which is produced naturally by the body.
In mentally instable people it can under circumstances come to acute psychotic reactions (paranoia, persecution mania).
People with mental illnesses, cardiovascular problems, liver and kidney diseases or diabetes should abstain from consuming speed (amphetamine)!
It can result in small wounds in the nasal mucosa when using sharp-edged pipes (e.g. bank notes, plastic straws) to snort with, and minor traces of blood can stick to the pipe. There is a danger of infection (herpes, hepatitis C + B) if the same pipe is being used by more people!
Attend to your nose! Chop up the powder as finely as possible and perform a nasal douche now and then.
In women the menstrual complications can be intensified.
When consuming speed during the first weeks of pregnancy, a danger of the foetus developing cardiac defects and physical abnormalities exists. Furthermore, excessive consumption can lead to miscarriages.
Ingest after consumption in order to prevent weight loss! Counteract acalcinosis (milk products, nuts) and make sure to get a sufficient liquid intake though water and vitamin-packed juices!
You have the feeling you have been consuming too much? Your local drug counsellors are happy to advise you!
When using speed the danger of miscalculating the risk in a given situation exists. It heightens the willingness to cross personal boundaries and abstain from safer sex. That increases the risk of infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The cock is less sensitive on speed and it can be more difficult to ejaculate. That often turns fucking into a longer, harder affair with danger of small, bleeding injuries. Here HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted diseases can easily be transmitted.
Does the intercourse last longer, change the condom every 30 minutes.
Sex and speed only work under mutual consent and trust. Clear beforehand which sexual practices are wanted by both partners and which are not.
Only consume so much that you still can defend yourself and still recognise the defence mechanisms of your partner.
Before getting down to business, get sufficient amounts of sex utsils (gloves, condoms, lubricant) ready.
Pay attention to your body! If you notice any abnormalities, go to the doctor immediately. When having changing sex partners get tested for sexually transmitted diseases every 6 months and get vaccinated against hepatitis A/B.
HIV & Speed
Take drugs and HIV medicine temporally offset. That may be able to lessen the interaction a bit. Always dose drugs low when taken simultaneously with medicine. The night often turns long – bring enough medicine along and keep your intake times. Talk to your doctor about the interaction between your HIV medicine and intoxicants!
Simultaneous consumption of speed and protease inhibitors (Ritonavir (Norvir/Kalera)) can cause dangerous agent enhancements in your blood. Caution, there is a great danger of unintentional overdosing. Similarly the effective level of the HIV medicine can increase and through that increase the side effects.