Citation: God Is Love. "Extreme Lethargy: An Experience with H.B. Woodrose (exp103914)". Erowid.org. Jun 1, 2020. erowid.org/exp/103914
It was my second separate experience with HBWS. First time, took 1 seed just to be sure I didn't have any sort of bad reaction. Everything went fine with barely any noticeable effects or nausea.
My second experience, I decided to start out with 2 seeds. It was in my apartment. I was alone for several hours without any distractions and I decided 2 seeds was good to start. I was on an empty stomach and it was about 11:45 in the morning. I used a utility razor to scrape the outer coating off of the seeds and popped them in my mouth and chewed them. Surprisingly, they weren't too hard to chew. The taste was unfavorable but not gag-worthy. I had planned on taking them and going for a walk in a few hours to a local park. Here is how things went down:
00:00 - Took seeds. Chewed thoroughly.
00:30 - Notice a slight change in consciousness, but only barely noticeable differences, not enough to describe how.
00:50 - Notice significant difference in consciousness, but still unsure how to describe.
01:00 - At one hour into it, I start feeling a weird mixture of an antsy feeling along with a drop in energy. It was as if I was super physically tired (not mentally and not sleepy). And I just kind of sunk into the couch. I notice a subtle trippy feeling going on in my head as I space out into things around the room and out the window.
01:15 - I feel as though the 'up' has stopped and decide to take one more seed. During and after chewing this seed, I did feel some slight nausea. It was nothing alarming that I had to run to a bucket for, but just slightly uncomfortable.
01:45 - Nausea is coming and going in waves. It never gets severe, however I often think about running to the bathroom just in case it does. It never really progresses to a severe nausea, and eventually goes away.
02:00 - At two hours after ingestion, I am feeling very drowsy and the sleepiness starts to set in. I can't help but close my eyes to the chill music playing in the background. During my closed eye time, I noticed an exaggeration in my senses. It feels like a between wake/sleep state, which I get often as I fall asleep, but this was exaggerated. I felt a whooshing wind sweep over my consciousness like waves in the ocean, over and over again. It was subtle, and I felt neutral to it. I think I dozed off for a while and I kept slightly waking and falling back to sleep. After a while of this for maybe half an hour, I noticed that it was getting extremely difficult for me to wake up and get up. I felt so extremely lethargic that I could barely have the energy to turn over, or move any muscles. Some might say this is extreme relaxation, but I didn't exactly want to feel that way. I wanted to get up and be alert, but it wasn't happening anytime soon. All the trippy feelings were gone and I was just left with an extreme lethargy. I kept trying to get up, but kept flopping down like a rag doll. I eventually mustered everything I had to get up and go to the bathroom and came back to the couch and sat again. About another 20 minutes later, I realized I hadn't eaten anything, so I got up to make some food. While I was walking, my feet dragged and my arms flopped everywhere and my head hung low. After eating, I started to feel better very slowly.
After eating, I started to feel better very slowly.
04:00 Its about 4 hours after ingestion and I'm still feeling very lethargic. I am awake now and do not feel like doing ANYTHING. I can make myself get up if I really want to, but its still very difficult to muster the energy.
After all is said and done, I am surprised how the lazy and lethargic feeling set in. I was not expecting that to be a big part of it, but it just goes to show how everyone can react differently and it's always good to start with a very small dose to see how you react. I might try HBWS again in the future, but I'm in no rush, and I might try an alcohol extraction next time with a greater amount of seeds to see if it will make any difference. I didn't enjoy this experience overall, but it could have been a lot worse. Some people have horrible trips and extreme nausea, and all I am is stuck on the couch. I wish in a way I could go back to not taking them, but I'm glad I did because I learned how I react to it and realized that sometimes unexpected symptoms can happen and throw you a curve ball to whatever you were expecting.
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