Citation: Robert. "Dizziness and Fighting to Stay Awake: An Experience with GHB (exp114821)". Erowid.org. Oct 7, 2020. erowid.org/exp/114821
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Having a general interest in drugs and their effects, I sometimes order a drug that I havenít tried before on the dark net for experimenting. I really enjoy drugs like MDMA, LSD and other psychedelics, and I am generally open to new experiences. Today it was time to try GHB. I had not tried GHB or GBL before, but had heard that the effects were similar to those of alcohol. I like to drink, so I was expecting to enjoy GHB and had high hopes for that it could be a hangover-free alternative to alcohol
I like to drink, so I was expecting to enjoy GHB and had high hopes for that it could be a hangover-free alternative to alcohol
for me in the future.
The vendor had written that the liquid NaGHB he sold had a concentration of 0.7 g/ml. I had done some research and knew that it is very easy to overdose on GHB, so I used a syringe to measure up exactly 2 ml (1.4 g) and mixed it with some soda. The soda tasted completely normal. Per recommendation I had a lunch-sized meal two hours earlier and had not eaten since.
At T+10 m I started to feel a bit dizzy. The dizziness quickly rose to unpleasant levels and it was difficult to feel any other effect because it was so overwhelming, however I also had slightly blurry vision and a general feeling of being intoxicated. I suppose comparable to alcohol, yet quite different. I could move around normally in the apartment without falling or losing balance, so it was manageable, but definitely unpleasant.
At around T+40 m the dizziness had not really changed, but I had started to get used to it. I couldnít really feel any positive effects yet. I had read that the positive effects tend to kick in at higher doses, and at T+60 minutes I had not felt any change for a long time, so decided to do another 2 ml (1.4 g). This time I mixed it into a glass of water, and could taste a slightly salty taste this time. After drinking up I decided to give my sister a call, and during the conversation I definitely felt some positive effects of the GHB. I was more talkative and positive than usual, and felt more caring and interested in her and what she had been up to lately.
Starting around T+80 m I was starting to get very sleepy, falling in and out of consciousness for brief moments, having to work to stay awake and resist the urge to lie down. I decided to watch a comedy show on Netflix while eating some snacks. It was pleasant to watch, one of the regular girls in the show felt hotter than usual and I started to adore her, keeping my focus on her in every scene. Afterwards I decided to put on some porn, and felt similar connections to a girl in the porn clip, even more than for the last girl since she was all naked and natural. I was just as interested in watching her face as the rest of her body, trying to understand how she was feeling, what her history was and why she was doing porn now. It was much better than watching porn normally.
At T+120 m I felt that it had become too difficult to stay awake and that I would have to go to bed and sleep. I started walking around the apartment and doing some chores, trying to stay awake. At this point the effects started to recede gradually, and with it the sleepiness and dizziness. At around T+180 m, I was feeling almost normal again, and wide awake, without having slept at all, which felt weird considering how sleepy I had been 30 minutes earlier. I was slightly nauseous on the way down, but could function normally for the rest of the day.
For me, I think the negative effects of GHB were not worth the positive effects. I donít really have an urge to try it again; GHB is certainly not a replacement for alcohol, for me. If I do it again I think it would be together with a girlfriend or close friend, as I think that could have been quite different. There is definitely a social aspect to it. However, I think GHB might not be for me.
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