Nothing Better to Do
Inhalants (Scotch Guard)
Citation:   blurrymostatime. "Nothing Better to Do: An Experience with Inhalants (Scotch Guard) (exp10795)". Nov 24, 2001.

    Inhalants (gas)
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Last Weekend I was stuck at some relatives' house with no pot, no DXM, no nothing. I was bored and decided to try something really easy to get. I rumaged through the house and found some Scotch Guard Fabric Protector in a red plaid looking can. The back said deliberate inhalation is harmful. So of course I tried it. I sprayed some onto a rag and I put it up to my nose. I huffed in a lungful very slowly, as it was very sharp in my nose. I repeated this about 4 times and then I put the rag down. I then had an experience very close to a Nitrous Oxide buzz. I heard a helicopter and I saw like only 5 frames a minute. I kept looking at my hands and wondering why they were hands. Their was mild euphoria. It ended in about 30 seconds. After that I laid down and went to sleep.

Then I woke up the nezt morning and did it again. Then an hour later I did it again. Then in 30 minutes. Then in 10. Then again. Then again. It got to where I was just sitting with the rag, spraying on the spray and huffing, then repeat. It was scary. I eventually had to cut myself off as I was getting scared of brain damage and the rapid addiction that had formed. I went back home the next day and I haven't touched the stuff since. I still feel a little slow and I am coughing quite often. I am sure it caused irreversible brain damage. This is the only inhalant besides nitrous I've done. It is strange and not at all fun. I've had a lot of experience with pot, and use DXM occasionally. This was something completely new to me.

Exp Year: 2001ExpID: 10795
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Nov 24, 2001Views: 15,523
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