Citation: attorney. "8 Seeds Was Too Much for Me: An Experience with H.B. Woodrose (exp33529)". Erowid.org. May 25, 2019. erowid.org/exp/33529
Mindset & Setting:
It was a Sunday afternoon, I wasn't in a particularly happy or sad mood, more like a bored mood, in my house with my two non-tripping flatmates. They knew what I was doing, but were not very experienced in dealing with people on substances.
Only the usual mind preparation I do, working myself up to taking a substance, which doesn't consist of meditation or yoga or anything, rather just telling myself occasionally 'ok be ready'.
I got 8 of my Hawaaian Baby Woodrose seeds and ground them up by smashing them with a brick. I chose 8 because from reading other posts that seemed like an average number, and my previous water extraction using 10 was very mild. I put the ground up seeds in a piece of bread, and ate the bread at roughly 4 o'clock.
For the first two hours or so I didn't really notice much, I thought that yet again I would have a quite mild experience, so I relaxed somewhat. At around the two hour mark it was time for dinner, but I wasn't very hungry feeling a little sick at this time. I tried to eat it anyway, but couldn't stop laughing. My flatmate was telling me 'if you dont eat it you won't get any icecream!' which I found to be hilarious, and it seemed no matter how much I ate off the plate there didn't ever seem to be any less there. I knew at this point I was in for something a little stronger than I was used to, only being experienced in weed and ecstacy.
After dinner (I didn't manage to eat it all) we started watching a TV show which was about the most venomous animals on the planet. This was probably the worst thing I could have been watching at that time as I was thinking about how I'd read the seeds are poisonous (and I was feeling pretty sick) and was what probably turned the trip a bit sour. I got up to go to the fridge and realised I was very uncoordinated, and that I was feeling pins-and-needles in my arms and ears. I also noticed that everything was becoming distorted, the walls were 'bendy' like in a cartoon, and when I walked to the fridge it seemed a lot smaller than normal.
The trip gradually intensified from this point until I was seeing some pretty insane stuff, there appeared to be wavy lines everywhere and were making up everything, and there were also a lot of trails. I checked my pupils which were about halfway dilated at this point. I can't really remember too much more of the trip other than I got quite sick and threw up after about 3.5 hours. When I went to bed I checked my pupils again, and they were absolutely huge. I looked at some trippy pictures I had which seemed to have little animals or creatures within them that I normally couldn't see. When I closed my eyes all I could see were what appeared to be pixels making strange patterns in my head. It was incredibly intense and I couldn't get to sleep for a couple of hours, constantly having to get up to go to the toilet. Finally at about 12 o'clock I was able to get to sleep.
I would never do that many seeds again. It really can't be expressed in this report how incredibly intense it was, especially for someone like me who didn't have that much experience. The last half of the trip was very unenjoyable, mostly because of its intensity. Next time I might try half as much as this, if I can work up the courage.
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