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An Interesting Depressent
Inhalants (Chloroethane)
by centuri
Citation:   centuri. "An Interesting Depressent: An Experience with Inhalants (Chloroethane) (exp100866)". Sep 12, 2018.

  inhaled Inhalants


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I have experience with a large number of substances, my preference being depressents. Upon seeing this substance (Ethyl Chloride) mentioned in an old medical book (Modern Materia Medica & Therapeutics 1909) as an anaesthetic and sedative, I thought it would be worthy of experimentation an did some more reaserch on it.

I found that although its effects are very different it is commonly sold along with poppers. I purchased some I found labeled as Maximum Impact Head Cleaner. Upon receiving it, I sprayed an area about 1.5 square inches with fluid and inhaled it. I felt instant euphoria and an odd but pleasant tingle feeling in my extremities. I kept inhaling and experienced time distortion/dissociation similar to a heavy dose of ether. The effects lasted about 2-3 minutes. I have used this substance many times since with no issues. I would say the best way to discribe the effects as a combination of nitrous oxide and ether. The substance is more pleasant in taste than ether. I will add a note of caution: I never inhale more than 1 to 1.5 inches of wetted cloth, it will make me pass out.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 100866
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 25 
Published: Sep 12, 2018Views: 1,102
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