Citation: Arcee. "Mainlining into Peaceful Transcendence: An Experience with DMT (citrate) (exp101186)". Erowid.org. Apr 27, 2020. erowid.org/exp/101186
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I am an experienced drug user. I have tried most things, such as the classical drugs like weed, mushrooms, LSD, MDMA, heroin, amphetamine and methamphetamine, and the newer research chemicals like the NBOMe series, mephedrone, methylone, 4-MEC, among others.
I also have had prior experiences with smoking DMT, of which I usually broke through and saw beings at about the 30-40 mg dose.
Mindset and Setting: I am a very calm person when I'm tripping. I can talk myself from a bad trip. I have done ten-strips before and massive doses of 2c-e and did not require a trip-sitter. (I usually do have a trip-sitter but never required one. I am unusually calm and collected, even during a bad trip.) My mindset at the time of this experience was likewise calm.
I was alone during this experience. I estimate the dose to be about 10 mg based on previous experiences. Furthermore, I am a trained chemist, and know the sizes of doses and powders quite well. I do not recommend anyone else to eyeball doses! [Erowid Note:
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Preparation: 15-20 mg of freebase DMT powder was suspended in sterile water. A minute quantity of citric acid was added. The solution was heated until the powder dissolved. The DMT was observed to have changed into an oil. Citric acid was added, and the solution heated until the DMT oil had dissipated. It should be noted that it is very easy to add too much citric acid, as I had done. The solution was filtered through a cotton into a syringe with a 25 gauge needle. The air in the syringe was pushed out.
I with a alcohol swab, an injection site in my elbow was cleaned. I put on the tourniquet. I stretched the skin where the vein was to prevent the vein from rolling. I then stuck the needle in until a flash of blood came through. The tourniquet was loosened. I slowly injected about half of the dose, maybe a little more.
The citric acid caused a burning and pressure sensation as it pumped through the vein. This is the danger of using too much citric acid. Be careful!
0 seconds: I immediately noticed a change in consciousness. It was not so much seeing anything or feeling anything, just an awareness that I wasn't in Kansas anymore.
10 seconds: There's a vividness of color in everything I look at. A faint sense of the lightest vibration through every fiber of my body.
15 seconds: A buzzing is getting louder and louder in my ear. My perception was that this was very gradual, but in reality only took a couple seconds to build to a profuse part of the experience.
I'm starting to see the familiar kaleidoscope patterns DMT creates. I feel this sense that the nymph-like beings I have known from previous experiences are surrounding me.
I feel this sense that the nymph-like beings I have known from previous experiences are surrounding me.
They're ethereal, only making their presence known through the vibes of energy.
The Next 5 or so minutes:
As the buzzing grows louder, and the patterns more complex I start to lose my footing in reality. I feel a shift, like being transported very suddenly on a rocket ship into a different universe.
The loud buzzing was almost a warning to the being launched into hyperspace. The patterns would cycle, revolve, and after a moment of cycling and revolving, they would grow more complex, cycle, and revolve again. This continued for a while. In a sense, it was like climbing up stairs rather than a gradual rise to the peak.
Likewise I felt this sense that the patterns were buzzing on my face. This is hard to describe, but if you texturized the patterns I saw, it felt as if they were massaging my face like this.
Indeed this feeling of cleanliness washed over my body. Throughout my GI system, it felt like a spiritual cleansing was going on. As far as the physical feeling, it was kind of like being empty but burpy. This same feeling is a very minor side effect of SSRIs when I first start them.
The effects subsided gradually, much the same way as smoking.
Smoking vs IV:
Smoking is a slower onset. It tends to burn up my throat and lungs, which can be distracting when I'm busy being launched into hyperspace. This is the main advantage of IV.
I think IV left me feeling more calm and happy than smoking. As odd as it is, coming out of the trip I felt quite a bit happier and at peace. While I get this feeling on smoking, too, not quite like IV.
Until now, I always associated the weird serotonin feel in my GI system as 'body load.' This, paired with the lips, mouth, throat, and lungs being scorched by the freebase, makes it an easy association. Perhaps some degraded freebase was also having an effect. The 'body load' I got on IV DMT, however, was neutral, if not somewhat pleasant.
Conclusion: IV DMT has many many pros. It doesn't smell. It is easier to stick myself with a needle than it is to reluctantly huff the hot noxious burning mothball-tasting DMT vapor. It take somewhere between half to a quarter of the dose (probably because it's not decomposing so much).
The main cons are that there are numerous steps to preparing an injection, and the health risks. If done correctly, the health risks are almost zilch. It is certainly more economical too! My dose was so small I refused to believe I took enough for a breakthrough until I was seeing a nymph gazing at me through space.
Will I do this again? Hell yes. It may be a while before I do it again, but I will never smoke DMT after having done an IV of it.
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