Citation: B_Hopkins. "I Knew Very Little About Them: An Experience with Brugmansia & Alcohol (exp111070)". Erowid.org. Oct 12, 2017. erowid.org/exp/111070
Portuguese Angel Trumpets
I'll start by saying I failed English so this review of Brugmansia Angel trumpets might be badly written.
After a night of heavy drinking in Portugal I decided to grab loads of Brugmansia flowers from a massive tree (larger then any I have seen online) I was picking them from the balcony of the hotel on the second floor. I have never tried them before and knew very little about them. Somehow I found a page online that said to use 30 flowers (must have been really drunk because I can't find the same page).
I decide I would make the tea using 20 and smoke the other 10. I ripped up the 20 flowers and put them to boil. I ripped up the other 10 and put them in a dry pot and thought that they would dry out and eventually burn. I gave up on that idea and mixed the 10 with the boiling mixture. I added some sangria to the mix for some reason. I left to boil for about 30 mins with a lid on.
I poured the mixture into a glass jug and left it to cool slightly. It was about a litre of tea. I went to my room where my wife was going to sleep (she was not happy with what I was doing).
I drank 1 cup (at least 350ml consumed) and everything after that is a bit of a blur. I must have fell asleep because I woke up and my wife and her 2 friends had gone to have breakfast. The first thing I noticed is I had pissed the bed. I shouted to my wife who I thought was in the other room ' baby you left the window open and the cats have pissed on our bed.' I only realised it was me later that day when I remembered in my dream I was laughing so much I pissed myself in my dream.
Next I put 2 pairs boxers for some reason and swimming shorts. I went to the living room of the hotel apartment and I was having a full conversation with my wife. I turned to the side and when I looked back she was gone. I thought she was messing with me and started looking for her until I realised I was tripping. This happened over and over again with different people. At one time I snapped back to reality and the person I was talking to was a door. It was a bit scary because I was so convinced it was real but at the same time I laughed when I realised I was tripping hard. It was freaky but cool to see it morph back into a door.
When my wife returned to the room she say I was trying to catch and stroke little animals. She said I tried to drink my iPhone charger and I was saying random things. I remember feeling a cup in my hand and raising to my mouth and I wasn't holding anything. The same with cigarettes. I left the hotel and don't remember where I went but I came back to the hotel room and my wife told me I was saying that everyone was accusing me of taking money from some bowl.
I went to lie down on the bed ( dry side) and every couple of minutes of sleeping I was jolted awake by something in my dream. It was our last day and everyone was getting ready to leave.
I wasn't a zombie but I was doing and saying weird stuff. I remember in the car to the airport. Falling asleep and then being jolted awake. My wife told me I was talking and moving while sleeping.
I was using my phone in my dream and when I woke up I was still scrolling on an invisible phone until I realised I wasn't holding anything.
I had the driest mouth ever it was horrible. We got to the airport and the hallucinating had stopped except I kept raising my hand to drink an invisible drink. When we got on the plane I went to sleep and kept on jolting awake every couple of minutes. At one time I even shouted in fear. I was scared it would never stop. By this time I my eyesight had gotten very blurry. I could see but I couldn't read at all not even 1cm from my face.
When we landed which was about 15 hours after drinking the tea. The I was pretty normal. The last thing was that we got of the bus and our friend forgot her suitcase on it. I managed to sprint to the next stop and catch the bus.
I'm 85kg and am quite chubby plus I had been drinking all night. Something clicked and I beloved I was a fast runner and I ran bloody fast. Everyone was shocked at how fast I ran even myself. I came last at the Father's Day race last year if that gives you and understanding of my running ability.
Now 46 hours later and I feel fine except I haven't been to the toilet properly (#2).
Overall I would say it wasn't a bad experience but it is scary to think how realistic and long lasting the visual, audio and physical( holding an invisible glass) hallucinations were.
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