Citation: Bree. "Sedated: experience with Nutmeg (ID 25904)". Erowid.org. Feb 29, 2008. erowid.org/exp/25904
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Since my friends and I had previously exhausted my city of all its Morning Glory seeds, I wanted to try a different legal drug. Having read up on Nutmeg some months before, I made the decision to eat some spice.
I am not an experience drug user by any means. In fact, the only drugs I have tried are Marijuana and Morning Glory seeds. I have never experienced any convincing hallucinations, and that was what I was looking for in Nutmeg. As of today, Nutmeg is definitely the strongest drug I have taken.
(T-1:00) – I ran out to the local grocery store and bought a jar of 12 nuts. Net weight is 63 grams.
(T-0:15) – From the research I did the night before, I decided to eat the 2 largest nuts in the jar. Should be somewhere between 11-15 grams.
(T=0:00) – After grinding up only two nuts, I was amazed at how much spice I had to eat. Since I knew it would be impossible to eat the Nutmeg straight, I fetched some ice cream and some water. By plugging my nose and using the ice cream to mask the Nutmeg’s texture, I got it all down without any difficulties. Now I wait.
(T+1:00) – I went to my friend’s house where I met “K” and “L”. K was hesitant about trying any Nutmeg because most experience reports said that Nutmeg was not worth it. L had no knowledge about Nutmeg. They both ended up grinding up 2 nuts and then mixed the shavings with tapioca. I told them that plugging their noses would mask the taste, but it didn’t help. They both gave up after ingesting no more than 2 grams of Nutmeg each.
(T+1:30) – K and L decided to smoke some pot. I decided against smoking because I wanted to feel the Nutmeg’s effects alone. If I’m experimenting with a new drug, I don’t want to take two drugs and mix up the effects.
(T+2:30) – Nothing more than a contact high.
(T+4:30) – I think I’m feeling something. Could be placebo. My other friend “J” arrives.
(T+5:00) – I’m feeling stoned now. I have cottonmouth. I was so used to only getting cottonmouth after smoking, that I thought I had smoked. After remembering that I didn’t smoke at all, I realized it must be the Nutmeg giving me cottonmouth. This was reassuring because I now knew it wasn’t a placebo high.
(T+6:00) – Definitely off baseline. I’m feeling very stoned. I can make myself see minor hallucinations in the wall or carpet. My memory is shot. It’s very similar to a Marijuana high. No nausea. At this point I’m pretty comfortable with myself.
(T+7:00) – Feeling sedated. I felt like I was on a tranquilizer. I just wanted to sit down and stare off into space. I have never been drunk before, but I gather this is what its like.
(T+7:45) – K, L, and J wanted to smoke some more pot. At this point, I feel really drunk and sluggish. I tried to take a few hits of the blunt they were smoking but it was unusually difficult. I couldn’t distinguish the effects of the Cannabis and the effects of the Nutmeg. I felt the need to separate from my friends and take a walk. I ended up in my car and waited until my friends were done smoking to reunite with them.
(T+11:30) – It’s hard to remember what I did after we smoked. I never felt particularly uncomfortable. I never felt really good, either.
(T+14:00) – Went to bed. Still intoxicated.
(T+20:00) – I had to wake up to go to the dentist. I was amazed at how high I still was. Sitting down and watching my brother play video games was very enjoyable.
(T+26:00) – I forget what I did after my dentist appointment. Nutmeg kills my memory more than pot does. I was beginning to come down. I went to my friend, “P”s, house. He commented that I looked “drowsy as hell”. He didn’t know that I had previously done Nutmeg.
(T+28:00) – I feel normal again.
Nutmeg was too long lasting for my taste. It was also too sedating.
I now understand why it’s still legal. I don’t see how anybody could abuse this drug. I might try it again. It really takes a lot out of me. Luckily, I never felt nausea of any kind. It’s a pleasant, sedated high with minor hallucinations. The whole experience seemed mildly similar to Marijuana. Be sure to be patient and not take too much. It took me seven hours to peak.
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