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Killer Combo
Hydrocodone & Alcohol
Citation:   Leighton. "Killer Combo: An Experience with Hydrocodone & Alcohol (exp106074)". Erowid.org. Sep 1, 2018. erowid.org/exp/106074

T+ 0:00
10 mg oral Hydrocodone (pill / tablet)
  T+ 0:05 1 glass oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine (liquid)
  T+ 0:30 10 mg oral Hydrocodone (pill / tablet)
  T+ 0:45 1 glass oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine (liquid)
  T+ 1:10 10 mg oral Hydrocodone (pill / tablet)
  T+ 2:00 10 mg oral Hydrocodone (pill / tablet)
  T+ 2:00 1 glass oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine (liquid)
  T+ 2:30 1 glass oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine (liquid)
  T+ 2:30 10 mg oral Hydrocodone (pill / tablet)
  T+ 2:35 1 glass oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine (liquid)
T + 0:00 - I have just arrived home from a long dragged on day at work. I'm ready to wind down and start the night off by taking 1 10mg Hydrocodone tab.

T + 0:05 - I've received a message from a recently lost ex girlfriend, I'm feeling drastically upset at the time and decide that I should open a beer and get rid of the worries.

T + 0:30 - I'm feeling the hydrocodone and the beer now, it's a light buzz. I'm walking and talking just fine and my vision is perfect. I feel like I'm in a dreamland, and at this point I'm very relaxed. I have no worries and my ex only bothers me a little. I decide that I should pop another 10 MG Hydrocodone tab.

T + 0:45 - Now feeling it more than ever, I decide I need to drink another beer. I think it's safe to say that this was the black out point at which everything started becoming a bit of a hazy memory. Nonetheless, I will tell the actions of the night from what I can gather from other people who were there.

T + 1:10 - I take another 10 MG tab, and drink another beer.

T + 1:45 - I'm long past a point of being okay. I'm stumbling and slurring my words. My vision keeps fading in and out, tunnel vision is very apparent. I'm more relaxed than I've ever been in my life, thinking is hard and I can't move very much.

T + 2:00 - I take another 10 MG pill, drink another beer.

T + 2:20 - I get another message from my ex, I can't really read the screen on my phone but I'm trying to frantically message her and another person. I don't make sense at all and am worrying them both. My text messages are 100% illegible. My emotions are sprawled out in an absolutely frantic manner. I cannot think straight and I'm bouncing around from being extremely sad to ecstatically happy.

T + 2:30 - I decide to take another pill and drink 1 more beer. I somehow end up on the phone with one of the people I was trying to message and they can't understand anything I am saying. I'm trying to explain to them that I am okay and they don't need to worry but what comes out is a burst of slurred words and unmanageable sentences.

T + 2:35 - I see that I only have one more beer left and decide that it won't hurt to drink this one. I can not walk or stand at all at this point, I am attempting to walk back to my bed but every time I stand up I fall right back down. I've hit my head on the wall at least 3 times now, I feel very sick and am almost positive that I will need to throw up. I decide to go outside and sit on the ground, I'm trying to throw up knowing it will make me feel better but there's nothing that will work. I start crying uncontrollably and thinking about my past relationship and all of the problems in my life and I feel very suicidal. Like mentioned before my emotions are so unstable, a lot more unstable than they were earlier. I cannot decide if I'm happy or if I'm sad. I get up and attempt to go to my bed and get some sleep.

T + 10:00 - My alarm rings, and I am supposed to be at work in 1 hour. I cannot see, walk, or even talk. I attempt to get out of bed and end up crawling my way to the shower hoping it will make me feel better. My head is pounding and I can't move my neck without a stabbing pain. My chest and my back feel extremely constricted and I can hardly breathe without it hurting. Every breathe I take makes the pressure in my chest feel like one of my ribs is about to break.

T + 10:20 - I am out of the shower now, I don't know how I did it, but I made it through. I attempt to drink some water but the second it hits my stomach it comes right back up, I do this around 5 times before I'm so weak that I end up falling down and just laying on the ground. My vision is still so impaired and I can't think straight.

T + 10:40 - I text my manager letting her know that I won't be able to make it to work. I try to eat some Ramen Noodles but to my dismay, I end up throwing them up the second they hit my stomach.

T + 11:00 - I've made it back to my bed and I'm trying to sleep but I feel so terrible that every time I feel myself falling asleep it feels as if I stop breathing. I can't sleep and end up staring at the ceiling.

T + 13:00 - I must have fallen asleep, I can see now but my entire body is in pain. I still have trouble processing thoughts and I feel as if I'm still under the influence. I try to sit up and am instantly greeted with a feeling of the world spinning and I immediately have to throw up.

T + 15:00 - I wake up outside on the ground. I don't know why or how I got out here, my body hurts more than it did before and breathing is nearly impossible. My vision has almost fully returned. I head to my bed to try to sleep some more.

T + 19:00 - I wake up. My body still hurts but not near as much, my chest isn't as compressed and my neck doesn't hurt anymore. My back has an unexplainable penetrable pain. I try to drink some water and for the first time that day I am able to stomach a full bottle of water. Immediately I attempt to eat some more noodles, to my satisfaction I am now able to eat.

The pain in my body 2 days later still has yet to cease, I am still having trouble breathing and my back has not quit hurting. I for one wasn't planning on all of this, but it seems that I lost control and here we are today.

Exp Year: 2015ExpID: 106074
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Sep 1, 2018Views: 10,669
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