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HELP - EC Problems - extreme thirst/bloating/water retention

Guys, I don’t know whats happening, but I have been taking a pretty standard EC stack the past week, and my stomach feels like its about to split, it’s literally like I am about to burst… I finally skipped my regular dosage today and am already feeling the relief. It’s like I would be thirsty ALL THE TIME and my skin started to even crack on my hands and feet. Was this caused by the caffeine, ephedrine or their unique synergy? I would hate to quit coffee. I would lean more towards ephedrine but I have no scientific knowledge one way or the other.