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Breathing, Waving Objects
by myrddral
Citation:   myrddral. "Breathing, Waving Objects: An Experience with 2C-B (exp104056)". Apr 12, 2017.

T+ 0:00
20 mg oral 2C-B
  T+ 1:20   smoked Tobacco - Cigarettes
  T+ 12:00 1 cup oral Coffee
  T+ 12:00 200 mg oral Pharms - Ibuprofen


My Very First Psychedelic Experience

I became very interested in psychoactive substances in the past months after my first roll with 100mg MDMA at an open air psytrance event. I am a 29 years old male with a really short list of substances used until this point: alcohol (occasionally), cannabis (daily 0.1-0.3g), MDMA (twice). Having read 200+ trip reports of various substances, I figured 2C-B will fit to be my very first psychedelic because it's controllability and it being easy on the mind at light-moderate doses, still producing visuals.

My friend (who introduced me to MDMA and who has tried various psychedelic substances) got ahold of some 2C-B about a week ago and we decided this would be a nice evening to do it.

We were in his studio flat that had a balcony too. It's a familiar and welcoming place with several variable light sources. He has some prints and books with psychedelic pictures to get lost in if we feel like. Outside on the balcony there's a view of a wall half-covered with creeping ivy which looks amazing even when I'm sober, and we could watch as clouds were forming on the night sky.

I am usually very relaxed, the only horror movie capable of raising my pulse a bit is Aliens. Knowing a good deal about it in theory, I wasn't nervous about trying a psychedelic, rather excited. Having my good friend with me puts an extra ease on my nerves.

T (19.00) - 20 mg of reagent-tested 2C-B in gelcap taken orally. We began to watch a documentary about LSD to pass time.

T+0.40 - I could feel something is working in my body but can't get a grasp of the sensation yet.
T+0.40 - I could feel something is working in my body but can't get a grasp of the sensation yet.

T+0.55 - Tactile sensitivity enhanced, my hands are sweating a bit, I feel some sort of inner tension as the euphoria is building up. The weather is warm but I feel a bit shivery as I can feel my skin evaporating its liquids. This is clearly coming up.

T+1.05 - The euphoria is getting stronger, my body feels just fine. The tension went away. No visuals yet. We finished the documentary and I feel like I want to do all the things in the world. At once. I am smiling, verbally active but it's not easy to form more complex sentences. We put on some psytrance which sounds alright but not as good as with MDMA. The culprit may lie in the el-cheapo speakers, higher pitch sounds are more pronounced.

T+1.20 - It feels almost like MDMA but less directed. My mind is clear, nothing occupies it. I'd really like to go to a rave or do some physical activity but first of all I am curious if I could get my very first hallucinations if I concentrate. So I glance at the creeping-ivy infested wall and notice it breathing. Wow this is cool. I go out on the balcony and watch it waving while I light a cigarette. It doesn't feel good to smoke due to enhanced sensory input including smelling. It stinks in some way. Smoke is going up in the air like it was just a 2D layer on reality.

T+1.25 - my friend came out too and we had a chat about what's going on. He has no visuals yet but mild euphoria. Well, it's different for everybody it seems. While I was looking at him as we talked, there were no noticeable distortions but as I look at the wall again and concentrate on turning the visuals back on and it works. I look at my friend again and it's off. I wonder whether it gets any more intense because I got bored of it and I can feel the body load again in some form of tension formed in my chest. Wouldn't call it anxiety since my mind is very relaxed.

T+2.00 - It's dark outside, but being in the city the clouds are well lit as the start to form on the night sky. Some high altitude flights pass by and we notice the smaller stars sparkling next to the constantly bright bigger ones! This soon ends as more and more clouds gather so I continue to play with them instead. They just wave and breathe like the plants but when I move my eye, they morph slightly. I spend some time doing that but my eyes get tired after a few minutes of rolling them. I feel fine but now the tension seems to accompany me constantly which is annoying and there are no interesting visuals to divert my mind.

T+1.50 - We go back inside to check out some artwork of Alex Grey. They seem more deep and more 3D, enjoyable. I lie down to check out those frequently mentioned closed eye visuals but to my disappointment nothing happens during those few minutes I try. I might have seen some patterns but I am not sure. I was expecting more here so I get back to the open eye visuals on clouds. Nope, it's still just the breathing and some color shift. Maybe I should have gone lost in it for a half an hour or so to get more pronounced things happening but It was hard and I felt more like chatting.

We spent the rest of the evening discussing different topics and It was great. Not much empathy though, but I didn't have much on (tested) MDMA either.

T+3.00 - I certainly feel like coming down. No OEVs if I don't concentrate explicitly and the euphoria slowly subsides.

T+3.30 - Less and less euphoria, but my friend is still high and he's getting the CEVs so he immersed in the music with closed eyes. I am lying on the couch and just enjoying music which could still make me dance. Now what's left for me is the stimulant effect of 2C-B, some restlessness.

T+4.00 - I feel like being on baseline, no OEVs even if I try. I might be able to sleep at this point. My friend is still tripping with eyes closed. I tell him it's time for me to go home as I feel tired physically and developed an almost unnoticeable headache.

T+4.30 - So I did and went to bed after having a few pieces of fruits and a glass of water. Slept with no problem. I don't remember having any dreams.

The next day:
Woke up at 7am feeling more tired mentally and physically than I usually do. Also the headache was still present. This lasted until I got my nice cup of cappuccino and popped a 200mg Ibuprofen. Then on I feel fine, no aftereffects. I am maybe a bit more energetic around midday as I type this, no need for my regular second coffee.

2C-B wasn't as interesting as I expected it to be. I only got the visuals I've seen on films already like breathing, waving objects. Nothing that wasn't there or any significant morphing so it left me wanting more. Some people get these from about 5mg. I may be more tolerant so I think I may try higher dose, like 25mg or an entirely different setting, like a rave. On the contrary, a higher dose may increase the body load and unacceptable level, I'm afraid. I have to do some digging on that before I try again.

Thanks for reading!

Exp Year: 2014ExpID: 104056
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: 29 
Published: Apr 12, 2017Views: 7,441
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