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Offline PozJeepGuy

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recreational drugs while on meds??
« on: May 22, 2011, 02:11:53 AM »
i don't know why all the sudden, gut thought of Ecstasy, sh rooms, and a few other fun ones have been popping in and out of my head.  Just have a night of clubbing but then realty steps in and i don't know if this is a good thing.  I know for me dropping some ex and going to a rave is a great relief.  Will this be the case or brass myself for a rough ride.  What so you all think
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 03:17:04 AM »
Man, I feel so boring compared to many of the people I know.  The hardest thing I've ever done was pot, and I got so sick on that.  I think it was tainted with something, because I don't understand puking my guts out and feeling like I was going crazy.  I think some LSD or something was in it.  After that, I was just always afraid to take something that I had no idea what it really was or where it came from.  Give me a beer or whiskey sour and I'm good.  So, I really am as boring as I seem.  Or square...lol. 

As for doing these on HIV meds, I think most just caution against forgetting to take your meds and not real interactions.  Maybe others can give more info.       

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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 05:37:28 AM »
Everyone needs to cut loose sometimes

One chemistry point, the Norvir (ritonavir) will make most recreational drugs last longer and have a stronger effect (because it prevents them leaving the body at the usual speed) ie use less.

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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 07:05:20 AM »
  The hardest thing I've ever done was pot, and I got so sick on that.  I think it was tainted with something, because I don't understand puking my guts out and feeling like I was going crazy.  I think some LSD or something was in it.        

  A lot of people who actually inhale the first time experience these effects Teddy.  When I was younger I had a friend who use to smoke with me that would scare the crap out of me because he got so sick.  Go get you a dimebag and try again... once you get past the sickness issues you can move up to something harder like crack.


i don't know why all the sudden, gut thought of Ecstasy, sh rooms, and a few other fun ones have been popping in and out of my head.  Just have a night of clubbing but then realty steps in and i don't know if this is a good thing.  I know for me dropping some ex and going to a rave is a great relief.  Will this be the case or brass myself for a rough ride.  What so you all think

get yourself some shrooms, E will eat holes in your brain.

 
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 07:14:14 AM »
I doubt I would do anything stronger than pot these days but thats just me.  Of course if there was a chance to get some good hash oil, I would love the taste of that (just a drop or two on me bong hit).  This month has been fun because I actually came into some pretty good sticky bud when I ventured to WV.

Ya gotta have some fun right?

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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 07:53:43 AM »
Just say no!  As if we ever had that ability.  I've never done those but am not opposed to it.  I started smoking medical marijuana almost 2 years ago and it was a godsend.  I'm not sure about interactions, but I regularly take my evening meds with white zin and so far, no problems.
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011, 08:41:32 AM »
well I know alot of folks that PNP and other types of shit and it doesn't seem to bother them  The strongest thing i've ever tried is pot, and only do it when i'm out of the country, LOVE me some Amsterdam, its a must visit for anyone that has never been, not just for the smoke, but a nice laid back city all together.
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 08:46:35 AM »
 Hi,

Your in a drug study right?   Just wondering what the doctors may say about using recreational drugs while in this study.  Curious...

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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 08:58:30 AM »
What so you all think

I think you should let me sample anything you get your hands on first, just to be on the safe side. ;D

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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011, 09:07:10 AM »
I think you should let me sample anything you get your hands on first, just to be on the safe side. ;D

All things in moderation, including moderation.

Priceless!  I love it.  My family's home county is world wide known for it's weed.  Meigs county ohio.  No one works yet everyone lives in nice large homes!
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011, 09:44:05 AM »
You guys just made my day.  I haven't laughed this hard in a few months.  I haven't done anything stronger than weed in a decade.  And I forgot who brought up the study but i didn't even think of that aspect.  I am differently not a pnp person.  I just thought it would be fun to take some x and just go clubbing one night just for a release. 

Ann if you ever get to Denver your on.  It will be my first date with a girl since high school. 
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 09:59:36 AM »
I doubt I would do anything stronger than pot these days but thats just me.  Of course if there was a chance to get some good hash oil, I would love the taste of that (just a drop or two on me bong hit).  This month has been fun because I actually came into some pretty good sticky bud when I ventured to WV.

Ya gotta have some fun right?

Not sure if I already knew you were from WVa or not.  Probably did, but I'll blame it on teh HIV.  My entire family is from Jackson CO WVA and across the river in Meigs Co, OH.  Seems there's no one in those parts who doesn't smoke the weed.
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 10:00:30 AM »
A one-off on X isn't going to skew your study - just make sure you take your hiv meds as you would normally. That's the most important thing when indulging in any recreational activities; don't let the fun get in the way of remembering your meds.

I'll see if my broomstick is up to a trip all the way over to Denver. I'd hate for it to conk out on me somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. ;)
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2011, 10:06:16 AM »
LOVE me some Amsterdam, its a must visit for anyone that has never been, not just for the smoke, but a nice laid back city all together.

I love Amsterdam too! There's something there for absolutely everyone. Some of my fondest holiday memories are from trips to Amsterdam. Love it. One of the most enjoyable afternoons I've ever had was getting stoned and going to the science museum there. Pretty much every exhibit is "hands-on" and it's soooo much fun! I'd recommend the science museum to any stoner. :)
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2011, 10:06:43 AM »
Not sure if I already knew you were from WVa or not.  Probably did, but I'll blame it on teh HIV.  My entire family is from Jackson CO WVA and across the river in Meigs Co, OH.  Seems there's no one in those parts who doesn't smoke the weed.

I am from SC but have a friend that I visit from time to time up in WV.  Fruits from that garden are well worth the drive. His abode sits in Hampshire County (west of Winchester VA) and is actually quite nice.  The fact that he is so remote enables him to pretty much do what he wants w/o worrying about the neighbors getting an eye full.  

He is hetro so no hanky-panky with me but from what I hear, he and his GF usually do the wild thing out by the pool during the summer season.  Many of my friends are hetros, they are actually a lot of fun and really know how to party.

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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2011, 10:07:34 AM »
I'm from Kentucky. And they smoke alot of weed there too. I never understood the big deal with weed. I would prefer people smoke than drink any day.  How many mean stoners do you know compared to mean drunks
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2011, 10:07:41 AM »
I'll see if my broomstick is up to a trip all the way over to Denver. I'd hate for it to conk out on me somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. ;)

It better make it across the pond lady!  You're expected to be in Seattle come August.  

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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2011, 10:09:41 AM »
How many mean stoners do you know compared to mean drunks

Good point! 

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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2011, 10:21:37 AM »
I'm from Kentucky. And they smoke alot of weed there too. I never understood the big deal with weed. I would prefer people smoke than drink any day.  How many mean stoners do you know compared to mean drunks

Please don't tell me you're from anywhere close to Inez.  I will have to stop talking to you....lol  I was about 19 and trying to go from WVA to Vanceburg, KY to see my Bill.  I got lost in Inez and ended up in jail for the night for trespassing.  I didn't realize I had driven into wolfecreek coal company property.  I thought I was doing ok and suddenly the gravel stopped and I didn't.  I drove out on a coal crusher and my car was teetering on the beam that separated the crushers.  2 bubbas showed up and said they'd be right back with help.  They showed up alright, with a bunch of cops and I was scared shitless.  They were slamming me against their cars and were telling me how people disappear for trespassing in that area.  They probably grew dope there.  I was never so happy to go to jail. 
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2011, 10:24:07 AM »
I got lost in Inez and ended up in jail for the night for trespassing. 

I know that pissed her off BIG TIME!!  You know better than that buddy.

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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2011, 10:33:30 AM »
I know that pissed her off BIG TIME!!  You know better than that buddy.

YUCK!  that'd  truly be worse than spending a night in hillbilly jail.
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2011, 10:44:48 AM »
once you get past the sickness issues you can move up to something harder like crack.
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2011, 12:12:03 PM »
This is some information on HIV and recreational drugs from The Body, so who knows whether it is accurate or not.

http://www.thebody.com/content/art38737.html?mtrk=4622366

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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2011, 01:02:42 PM »
The http://www.hiv-druginteractions.org/ website has the following recreational drugs in their database:

Alcohol
Cocaine
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate
Marijuana
MDMA (Ecstasy)
Methamphetamine
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2011, 02:33:12 PM »
Man, I feel so boring compared to many of the people I know.  The hardest thing I've ever done was pot, and I got so sick on that.  I think it was tainted with something, because I don't understand puking my guts out and feeling like I was going crazy.  I think some LSD or something was in it.  After that, I was just always afraid to take something that I had no idea what it really was or where it came from.  Give me a beer or whiskey sour and I'm good.  So, I really am as boring as I seem.  Or square...lol. 

As for doing these on HIV meds, I think most just caution against forgetting to take your meds and not real interactions.  Maybe others can give more info.       

I identify with feeling like I am boring, or a square.  Still, I'm glad there's an open discussion of what people are really doing, or thinking of doing, what the best approach might be, what the consequences could be.  It would be too easy and unrealistic to just say "don't do recreational drugs".

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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2011, 02:35:57 PM »
Please remember night club rule #1: never dance on a raised surface when drunk or high

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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2011, 03:14:23 PM »
Please remember night club rule #1: never dance on a raised surface when drunk or high

Thank you

Or like my mama always said ... never run with a coke spoon in your hand . I think she actually said scissors but I cant remember after so many recreational drugs in my lifetime .   

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« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2011, 03:28:21 PM »
Only thinking about x or shrooms. I feel like I'm way to old cocaine, meth, and never anything that involes needles. Oh good god once again way over thinking this. However I am thankful for no snippy comments. Thanks guys and gals
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« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2011, 03:29:49 PM »
I knew I should have used a smily face . 

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« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2011, 03:33:47 PM »
Last time I ever smoked weed, a seed popped - scared the shit out of me - so I quit.  ;D
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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2011, 04:27:22 PM »
I'd love a big smiley face night  :) my first ever, and one of few, involved red satin shorts n old skool trainers, hot music, a photoshoot and, later, 2 hot bloke and things I'd never done before.

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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2011, 04:37:27 PM »
Mushrooms or LSD if you can get some good blotter acid.   Given Newts info on the time to clear drugs, remember to pace out the shrooms or acid over a few intakes so you can control how high you get.

X in a club ok if thats your thing. But if you're "too old" for certain drugs aren't you too old for "raving" and "x"?

To trip on club music, I want pot and hash.  Just my opinion. 

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« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2011, 04:38:49 PM »
If I had some K I'd do a massive bump right now -- my friend's used to call that a "Barbara Bump" and it was named after me, not someone named Barbara.
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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2011, 04:43:17 PM »
If I had some K I'd do a massive bump right now -- my friend's used to call that a "Barbara Bump" and it was named after me, not someone named Barbara.

I had a fondness for K a time ago . It was easy to buy in Tijuana and bring home in a water bottle hiding in plain sight .   

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« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2011, 04:47:08 PM »
I just thought it sounded like fun. I haven't touched anything but weed in 10 plus years. Just since the process began just always feel up tight. Thought it would be fun to blow off some steam and feel care free for a night. Once again who better to ask then those who have already done it.  Hell even before testing positive I never dropped and had sex so I know it's not going to happen.  Ps. I really miss getting laid. I haven't gone this long without ever in my life.      :-(. Lol
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« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2011, 04:56:42 PM »
I miss getting laid too but am enjoying doing up me flat. When a decent shag worth me making breakfast comes along, they better have good sunglasses cos the sun streams in of a morning and everything is one or another shade of white (brown bottles aside).

I am happy remembering my old life, enjoying my current one, looking forward to my future, took a long while to get there though.

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« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2011, 05:01:37 PM »
Newt I enjoying reading your post. I just like the way you see things. May I ask how long you have dealt with this because I yearn to get to that point.
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« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2011, 05:17:32 PM »
Diagnosed 2002 or 2003 (I forget) started treatment 18 months-2 years months later. I used to think about HIV all the time but don't now.  Least not in an oppressive way (I am here every day, for example). Sorting treatment was the key. My #1 man (and, erm, for now ex) was diagnosed at 16 and spent 10 years thinking about am I gonna die etc, maybe 6 after 1st time on treatment. It can take a while. Other people's experience will be different.

But in the mean time, there is life :-) (and after, lots of)

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« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2011, 05:44:14 PM »
I skipped the weed and used X as my gateway drug. Then of course the next step was cocaine.

But haven't used anything like that in years.


I had a fondness for K a time ago . It was easy to buy in Tijuana and bring home in a water bottle hiding in plain sight .   
Me and some buddies once scored a half gallon of K from a Veterinarian across the border in Matamoros, also bought a bunch of pinatas and wooden statues to make us look touristy at the checkpoints.  Of course this was before the stepped up Cartel enforcement. Oh, btw, we stopped at a 7-eleven in South Texas and cooked some K up in their microwave on the way back to Austin. Idiots.
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« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2011, 06:05:09 PM »
Wow that's a story.  Lol. 
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« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2011, 06:06:21 PM »
btw, for what it's worth -- if you're having depression issues and do ecstasy you can often waste your money as it will possibly morph into a nasty trip, not a fun smiley one.  Been there.
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« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2011, 06:07:53 PM »
Oh, btw, we stopped at a 7-eleven in South Texas and cooked some K up in their microwave on the way back to Austin. Idiots.

omg, I thought I was the only one who had done that in a 7-11. Mine was in South Beach. I think we went through seven licks that weekend.
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« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2011, 12:31:24 AM »
ROFLMAO :D

I had a good laugh at this, too.  Maybe I'll have to take the recommendation.  I've been surprised at people I know who've done all sorts of drugs.  I mean, they just seemed so anti-drug by day, later to find out they did anything they could get their hands on.  My good friend is one of them.  I was very surprised he was doing meth.  He did say he doesn't feel the same after a few years of doing it.  He says it caused him to have depression now.   

I have a friend who lives in Nashville and works in the country music scene.  He claims he's been to parties where country music stars were doing X, cocaine, etc.  No big surprise there.  There is a married music couple who have "Faith" and live on a "Hill" (trying to avoid google), who he claimed he has partied with.  I still think he may be making it up, but suppose if he wanted to make himself seem like he was friends with them, he could have said they go to dinner together.  What I find hypocritical are the people who get so drunk and even drink and drive, but say people who smoke some weed should go to jail.  Alcohol causes way more family problems and deaths.

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« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2011, 07:28:55 AM »
Seems to me that drug taking, drug laws and hypocrisy are often joined at the hip.
I took drugs because it was fun and I enjoyed it, now apart from the occasional joint I don,t
Would I if they where offered ? probably not too many health issues, I would be scared and that is not a good starting point.
Do I miss it ?  At times I dribble at the want to put a spring in my step,  talk complete crap , dance , love and be convinced off my all round wonderfullness.
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« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2011, 10:05:28 AM »
Been following this thread and I don't know what in the hell half of it means.  I've mentioned to friends in the past that I'd like to try coke one time before I die and they said I definitely shouldn't because my personality wouldn't be compatible. 

I guess I'm fortunate because the first time I smoked weed in highschool, I hated it!  So I never tried anything else.  But I guess it's time to come out of another closet.  2 years ago when I came down with the crypto, I was so severely sick and suffered horrible wasting.  My younger brother has always been a little pot head and he convinced me to give it a try.  I did it by myself out in the shed and it was awesome.  I now use it fairly frequently as a medicinal thing.   Now I've reached the point where I can take a couple of puffs and go have a drink and enjoy myself. 

I was hitting my little bowl outback one day and didn't know my mother had returned home.  She promptly busted me and I was able to convince her that Dr. Murry had prescribed it for the wasting.  Thank goodness she believed it and she said it needed to be my little secret.  Which in itself isn't surprising.   We were always taught that everything that didn't fit the ideal image was to be kept a secret.
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Re: recreational drugs while on meds??
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2011, 12:01:46 PM »
I was hitting my little bowl outback one day and didn't know my mother had returned home.  She promptly busted me and I was able to convince her that Dr. Murry had prescribed it for the wasting.  Thank goodness she believed it and she said it needed to be my little secret.  Which in itself isn't surprising.   We were always taught that everything that didn't fit the ideal image was to be kept a secret.

Did you feel like you were back in high school again, getting busted by Mom?  :D

The "keep a secret" thing sounds very much family:  must maintain the image of a perfect / ideal / model family.  Unfortunately, this doesn't teach you that in fact everyone isn't perfect, or how to accept the imperfections in either yourself or others.

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« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2011, 12:52:21 PM »
I suggest setting an alarm you will hear to remind you to take your meds on time....not for pot but for an x or something like it that lasts a long time this will let you relax and not worry about what time it is.
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« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2011, 09:19:38 PM »
Apologies, this might be a bit long....
My partner and I were in NYC two weeks ago to cross the border to CT and get married.
While there we had our son UPS us some weed....
The night before we left for home, I packed the bags and tried to get everything in order.
The next morning I looked for the weed so we could give it to a friend, but it was nowhere to be found.
Next we are at the airport going through security and we come upon the big irradiating scanner. Of course I say that I want a pat-down as I will not enter that scanner. I had fun with the security guy and let him know I was queer as pink ink. It was a hoot and he even enjoyed the diversion. When my carry on bags came through the scanner, he looked at them and sent me on my way. Hours later after we landed in our country, I opened my carry on and was knocked over by the smell of pot. Somehow the weed landed in my big Atlantis bag and no one noticed. That could have ended so badly, but instead it was only funny.
I was lucky and luck lasts only so long!

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« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2011, 09:27:12 PM »


And to think...we were "this close" to seeing you on that TV show "Locked Up Abroad"  ;D
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« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2011, 09:34:40 PM »

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Hmmmmpfff... Hadn't you been advised against this by one of the mods?
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