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Extremely Dangerous
1,4-Butanediol
by Jjc
Citation:   Jjc. "Extremely Dangerous: An Experience with 1,4-Butanediol (exp108903)". Erowid.org. Jul 25, 2016. erowid.org/exp/108903

 
DOSE:
4 ml oral 1,4-Butanediol (liquid)

BODY WEIGHT: 320 lb


I have been very interested in GBL, BDO and GHB, because the drug sounded very euphoric and like a super nice body akin to alcohol but clean feeling and just overall a great time.

So I sourced some 99percent butanediol and took 2 ml first day with some food and a few cups of coffee.

I felt very relaxed little euphoric and a bit tipsy. Next day I up dosage to 3ml this was more euphoric and relaxing but after a few hours I found it hard to stay awake..... now here is where the dosage can mean life or death. I took 4ml and headed to a local park, I felt really good, pretty euphoric and just was very connected to people I talked to. Kind if like that feeling from MDMA but not as strong...

I was talking to a girl on the park bench and this was about an hour after I took the 4ml. Well I passed out, I have no clue how long I was out I was asked by a neighbor who said he slapped me and could not awake me. Other people poured water in me. Nothing worked. When I awoke I was surrounded by a few police and an ambulance. They asked what I take I said nothing and after about 30 minutes when I arrived at hospital I felt about 90 percent good....

So this drug has an extremely small margin for error. Just one ml more than usual and I completely passed out. If I had not been awoken by the dude I could have died lying in the grass at the park. Also if I was at home alone and say I dosed a hour or two before bed I am pretty sure I would not have woke up.

If I am ever to try this substance again I believe I would just do the synthesis to get pure GHB which is much more euphoric which was what I was chasing. By upping my dose I only caused myself to overdose.

1 to maybe 1 and a half ml is the most I would ever dose again and always buy reagent grade pure.

Exp Year: 2016ExpID: 108903
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 30 
Published: Jul 25, 2016Views: 3,409
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