Citation: Pete. "Controlled Experiment: An Experience with Alcohol - Hard & Diazepam (Valium) (exp11841)". Erowid.org. Apr 14, 2006. erowid.org/exp/11841
I began the testing by timing the amount of vodka I was about to consume. I drank approximiately 3/4 the bottle of expensive vodka, mixed with fresh squeezed orange juice.
I was with my girlfriend, but she was sober and just observing me, making sure I didn't over do it. Well, I drank for about 3 hours. felt pretty loaded. then I popped 6, 10mg tabs of Valium to cap off the night. I felt the effects of the valium 15 to 20 minutes after administering them orally. At first, it was the usual dry mouth, slurred speech and clumsiness. All this occured indoors, I was sitting in my den, looking at a picture of a bear. I began feeling very sleepy, due to the valium. Everything seemed slower, my stereo was on, but the noise somehow bothered me.
I decided to call it a night. Once I got up from my chair, I immediately stumbled backwards and landed on my butt, and banged my head. My girlfriend came in and looked at me. I quickly stood up and realized I had lost all sense of balance. (Severe ataxia) my mouth was dry, but somehow I managed to walk up my stairs, and slowly crawl into bed. I put my headphones on and timed myself to see how long I could stay awake. I was unconsciounse in about 30 seconds. My girlfriend took the data. the most severe effect of the Valium was probably the total loss of balance.
I awoke 3 hours later to urinate. I got up from bed, and again fell on the stereo, my girlfriend woke up and helped me up, as soon as she let go, I fell on my desk. Well, the next morning i did not have a hangover. But, wow, 60mg of Valium will sure make me lose your balance. it's scary, but insightful.
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