3-FPM (PAL-593) – A Functional Work Stimulant

3′-Fluorophenmetrazine, 3-FPM or PAL-593 is a stimulant drug currently available in the UK as a research chemical. As I reported recently, the UK government is about to ban all research chemicals, so if you want to try some you’d better get it quick.

3-FPM releases dopamine and norepinephrine (with a slightly higher affinity for norepinephrine), and is also a very mild serotonin releaser.

I have found 3-FPM to be a highly functional stimulant for working. I cannot think of a better way to start the day than by stirring 15mg of 3-FPM into my morning coffee. My measuring wand, pictured below, doses ~15mg on the large spoon (left). Obviously that value will be different depending upon the density of the powder you receive.


The large (left) end of this measuring spoon will hold ~15mg of 3-FPM.

3-FPM gives a pleasant mood-lift. As far as stims go, it is extremely smooth and noticeably free from “rushing” and anxiety, unlike its predecessor ethylphenidate (which was made illegal in the UK back in April under the phenidate ban).

3-FPM’s tendency is toward focus and motivation. Its energy-lift feels organic, as though you had just taken a light jog, and there is little to no euphoria. It doesn’t get me talking like ethylphenidate used to (which was very cokey in that respect). 3-FPM is definitely a drug for working, not for hitting the nightclubs at 2am.

The drug is quite addictive and there is a tendency to want to redose every two hours or so. Redosing tends to make the high a lot more noticeable than the first dose — so, 15mg followed by another 15mg two hours later will give far more pronounced effects than the first dose. At these low levels, I am not particularly concerned about addiction potential. The thought to redose is quite easily dismissed. I have noticed that after, say, four redoses over the course of the day, I will have a period of lethargy lasting around 1.5 hours. However, that may just be because of all the extra work I was able to do. It’s quite easy to “burn the midnight oil” on this drug. I much prefer working on 3-FPM to modafinil because modafinil is too tunnel-visioned and “buzzy” for me, whereas 3-FPM allows a more balanced kind of focus without the compulsion that modafinil tends to induce in me.

My favourite ROA is stirring it into coffee. I have also tried sub-lingual which did not produce irritation or skin damage like some other drugs do. I have snorted it several times, usually in 10mg lines. Snorting has a powerful sting which lasts around 20 seconds, after which the pain is gone. The sting is less than that for ethylphenidate. The drip is not particularly noticeable or unpleasant. The corrosive effects of 3-FPM on the lining of the nostrils and nasal cavity are very tame. (3-4 CTMP was the most damaging by far, I found, sometimes taking a week to heal, and ethylphenidate and methiopropamine were also pretty nasty.)

When it comes to snorting anything, I advise leaving at least a week between sessions to let the nasal cavity heal. I have also found that a clean neti pot filled with sterile cooled water from a kettle plus a small amount of salt, applied over the days following insufflation, helps the healing process and “golf balls in the nose” problems associated with snorting drugs.

Conclusion: 3-FPM is a great drug for work, providing mood-lift, energy, motivation, focus and concentration. It would not be much use in a bar or club, however, as it lacks the euphoria and “talkiness” of other psychostimulants.

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