Citation: Jethro. "A Three-day 'hangover'?: experience with DXM (ID 1606)". Erowid.org. Jul 17, 2001. erowid.org/exp/1606
I'd really appreciate any feedback anyone has about my latest experience with DXM.
I had done DXM twice--both about ten years ago, and recently decided to give it another go. My mind had been feeling unusually cramped as of late, but being in Taiwan, I have no access to other, more 'conventional' mind opening substances. I absolutely cannot drink cough syrrup--even the smell can summon my lunch--so after hunting around I found a medicine in capsule form called 'Noncough capsules S.T.' Each capsule contains 20mg DXM, 90mg potassium cresolsulfonate, and 20mg lysozyme HCL.
I researched the latter two ingredients, and was satisfied enough that they wouldn't kill me. Still, to be on the safe side, I opted for a cautious dosage of 180mg (and after all, it had been a decade).
It's my thinking that it was the capsules that messed everything up. Well--let me say that it wasn't an unpleasant experience, just too drawn out. It was like taking a very positive day-long experience and stretching it like a rubberband over the course of three days. Or is there something about those other two ingredients I'm unaware of?
I took the pills at 1 p.m. Sunday, and figured I would clean up my apartment and take a shower, and be all set in about an hour to welcome the effects. As it turned out, the effects finally began to creep in at about 4 p.m., and slowly heightened throughout the evening. It was a nice evening, a lot of free and loose thought, although with occasional bouts o
of restlessness where I would get up pace the floor for a minute.
I can't remember when exactly I finally nodded off, but it took a while, and I was fortunate to have a light workload the following day. I teach English to Taiwanese children, a job with which catatonia doesn't mix. Several times I had students wave their hand in front of my glazed eyes. Monday especially was a daze. I was definitely still tripping, which at times was really cool because children can be very fascinating to study.
Tuesday I was a little less out there--at the window looking in, perhaps--although I still couldn't eat much. I have a very fragile appetite, so I've learned to just be patient and await that wonderful meal I'd have when the appetite returns. I was, however, incredibly sleepy. Sometime on Wednesday I suppose I finally felt normal.
I doubt it's normal to go through a DXM haze for three days. I'm considering opening the capsules and creating some sort of down-the-hatch concoction, but I'm nervous about having to trudge through another handful of work days if it ends up the same. And, I'd like to do a higher dosage the next time. Any comments? In addition to input on capsules, I'd appreciate any knowledge about those two other ingredients.
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