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Good Idea/Bad Idea
Butalbital, Caffeine, Codeine & Aspirin
by CodeineTrip
Citation:   CodeineTrip. "Good Idea/Bad Idea: An Experience with Butalbital, Caffeine, Codeine & Aspirin (exp23394)". Erowid.org. Jun 28, 2018. erowid.org/exp/23394

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
  oral Acetaminophen
  T+ 3:30   insufflated Butalbital
  T+ 3:30   insufflated Codeine
  T+ 3:30   insufflated Caffeine
  T+ 3:30   insufflated Aspirin

BODY WEIGHT: 135 lb


As a codeine user for years, I had some fun with it. Originally, I had a 15mg prescription for migraine headaches. I became addicted, tossed them back at school during classes and generally loved the mellowed-out relaxed feeling I got off them. I realized I was addicted and stopped taking them so often, but still enjoyed them once in a while as a way to get messed.

When a 15mg dose stopped working, I was able to get my doctor to prescribe a 30mg one. (Fiorinal) They were fun, really hit me hard as I have no initial tolerance for drugs, it usually takes a while and they were, to me, a double dose. I had only ever taken one pill at a time and they did the trick well, I got really relaxed and usually ended up falling asleep peacefully.

One night, I got bored. I had spent the day asleep and felt pretty ok. I saw my bottle of codeine and decided to try snorting it, see if it would be any different. I broke open a pill and dumped it out. It seemed like so much powder to me I knew I couldn't snort it all. (I have done drugs before but have never snorted anything in my life). I used a toothpick to seperate some small mounds of powder on my desk, maybe 1/4 to 1/5 of the pill in total. I leaned over and snorted a small pile. It burned. I didn't cough, didn't sneeze, just felt like I had some water up my nose. About 5 minutes later, I got a relaxed feeling. I thought 'Hey, that worked really nicely... Better than a whole pill.' I figured since it didn't go through my liver and such first, and instead went straight into my bloodstream that it was more effective.

Feeling pretty ok still, I leaned over and took in another small pile. It no longer burned in my nose, I found it kind of fun and I wanted to do more. I waited for that to kick in. It came over me like a wave, it was almost like some of the more intense experiences I had in high school, my body was really fucked up like I was drunk and I was just stuck on one thought. I tried walking, I kind of went zig-zag like. I was still alone in my room and the time was 10.30 pm. My initial dose had been around 10.15 or so.

Stupidly, although it was the most fucked I had ever gotten off the shit (It had been a while since I'd taken it so maybe that did it) I snorted some more. That one did it. I stopped feeling so relaxed and mellow. I just stopped feeling. I was chatting to some people, couldn't type. The room got a little distorted. I started wondering what the hell was going on and I stumbled into the bathroom. I started freaking out and my heart was going off like a jackhammer. I didn't know if I wanted to cry or kill myself. It was much like when I had smoked too much weed and had a bad trip, couldn't escape and wanted to die. I managed to calm myself down but every few minutes I'd start panicking and I thought my heart was going to explode. I don't know how much I took. It wasn't very much at all, not more than 1/4 of a pill. For half an hour, I kept freaking out periodically, but gradually it got less and less. I got very cold and felt like I was coming down off it. I wondered what the fuck had happened and vowed never to snort it again. Of all the times I had taken it before, I never had this happen to me. Everything was still slightly distorted for a while. It was almost like I was seeing things in a new light. Shapes became different but colors remained the same. It's not like a hallucinogen, more like being drunk. My skin started to itch all over like it does normally when I take codeine. My 11.30pm, most of it had stopped except for the itching and some chills.

Of all the times I've taken it, nothing like this has ever happened. I have gotten severe body fucks like I was drunk, but I never freaked out. I'm not on any other pills, I did take a tylenol earlier around 6.30 pm, but I've had many Tylenol-2's before so I don't think it had anything to do with it. I don't know why it happened except for the fact that I snorted it. Right after it subsided, I wanted to snort more. I swore I wouldn't do that again.

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 23394
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jun 28, 2018Views: 493
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