Mixing Tina with other drugs
Many guys who use Tina combine it with other prescription
and recreational drugs. Tina has dangerous attributes of its
own and when combined with other drugs the risks multiply.
In general, the more quantity we put into our systems the
more our liver and other body systems have to process. The
more types of drugs we mix, the greater the risks of unintended
and dangerous outcomes. When we combine drugs that work synergistically,
the effects can be dangerously greater than the sum of the
individual drugs. When we combine drugs that work in opposition
to one another, we create conflict and stress in our body
systems that can lead to overdose, coma, stroke or heart attack.
When combining other drugs with Tina it makes sense to be
informed about the possible interactions and dangers of specific
combinations. Prescription medications have at least been
clinically tested and are of standardized quality. The same
can’t be said for illegal drugs. Varying ingredients
and the presence of toxins make specific interactions difficult
or impossible to predict.
There are two classes of drugs that are very dangerous when
combined with Tina: other stimulant drugs and depressent drugs.
Coke and ecstasy are stimulant drugs. Stimulants have a synergistic
effect. Combining stimulants can push our body too far and
besides feeling sick, our body temperature can reach dangerous
levels, we risk cardiac arrest and potentially a stroke. An
additional caution around ecstasy; sometimes ecstasy contains
Tina so we may be taking more Tina then we think we are.
Alcohol and GHB are popular depressent drugs. Depressent
drugs slow the body systems down while Tina speeds them up.
Aside from making you feel lousy, this conflict can lead to
an overdose (OD), stroke or heart attack.
Poppers (amyl, butyl nitrate, and other solvents) interact
in a similar way to ‘dick erection drugs’ like
Viagra™ (see below) when combined with Tina. The risks
are similar and additive when combined with Tina.
For more information on specific drugs you may want to refer
to the ‘Dangerous
Drug Combinations’ sections of the individual drug
pages at torontovibe.com
Tina can cause ‘crystal dick’ making it difficult
to get and maintain a hard-on. Viagra™ and other ingestible
dick errection drugs are not recommended with Tina. Why? Tina
raises our blood pressure. Pills that can work to generate
a hard-on lower blood pressure. Combining them will likely
make us feel sick, lightheaded, headachy, ‘flushed’
and will increase our risk of stroke.
erection drugs do not have the same side effects because they
do not work in the same way. There are risk issues associated
with their use and injection in general. You can read more
Heart and blood pressure medications are also cause for
concern with Tina because both increase the strains on our
hearts and blood vessels also making us feel sick and increasing
risk for a stroke or heart attack.
Anti-depressant medications can have a synergistic effect
with Tina. Different anti-depressant medications work on different
neurotransmitters. While it may be a benefit to maintain or
even begin anti-depressant medications, it is critical to
disclose our Tina use to our doctor. Anti-depressants can
be dangerous for some people and the combination with Tina
even more so. Anti-anxiety drugs are cause for additional
Caution is also recommended when taking Tina in conjunction
with mono anamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). MAOIs include
harmine, harmaline, harmala, nardil, parnate, moclebemide,
as well as many anti-depressants. When combined with crystal
meth, MAOIs can cause fever, hypertension, and arrhythmias
(abnormal heart rhythms). Check with your doctor to determine
if any medication you are taking contains MAOIs.
are specific dangers with several HIV meds. We’ve written
a companion article to this subject. To learn more please
While the focus in harm reduction information is often on
pharmaceutical interactions with crystal meth and other drugs,
there may also be issues with herbal or nutritional supplements
as well. Regardless of who our health care providers are,
we advise informing them of our drug consumption, prescription
and otherwise. Naturopaths, herbalists and nutritionists can
then also advise on immune boosting and nutritional supplementation
that may mitigate some of the damage caused by Tina and other
Risk reduction tips
• Be informed about the drug combinations you are taking.
• Define limits for yourself about what drugs you are
willing to take together and stick to them, especially when
tempted while high.
• Plan ahead. If you are using with others let guys
you are hooking up with know what you are willing to do or
not do. Find out what they are into in advance.
• Become more aware of why you take certain combinations.
What do you want to achieve? Perhaps there are other ways
to achieve those desires without taking more drugs.
• Reduce quantity and types of illicit drugs you take.
• Make safer choices about which illicit drugs you
• Know your source and quality of illicit drugs.
• Partner with your health care professionals to make
safer choices. Investigate options for alternative prescriptions
for high risk combinations.