Citation: pumpkin head. "Good and Very Bad: An Experience with Ether (exp35539)". Erowid.org. May 1, 2018. erowid.org/exp/35539
The "water extraction" method is ineffective in separating diethyl ether from the volatile hydrocarbon liquids/gases in "starter fluid". Our understanding of the literature is that there is no such thing as safe use of volatile hydrocarbon gases: their psychoactive effects are inseparable from nerve and organ damage.]
My friends had been huffing some ether and I, in a deeply depressed state, thought this might be a little uplifting or at least get my mind off of things for a while, an escape. Oh yes, an escape from the real world it certainly was. In just under a minute I began to feel it's effects; I was getting goofy, everything
became funny, and my vision slowly began to go out of focus, eventually I began to start having open eye visuals and even started hearing things. Sounds were highly exaggerated at times. I kept hearing a very loud, strange, buzzing noise. It turned out to be a fan. I looked over at it and I could see it spinning with colors spanning out from each blade. Everytime people would repeat a statement or word it would bring me back to another occasion when they'd said it, as if I were back at that time. Same goes for familar people and sights. They literally send me to another place or person. I feel like I'm really there or that person is honestly the person I resemble. It's the absolute best trip I can take on an easily obtained legal substance (starter fluid). This happened last night and I still feel a little jacked up in the head and my vision isn't totally right either. My throat hurts and it's hard to smoke at all. One of my friends actually started coughing up blood after her trip. I'm not sure whether I regret doing it or not. I'll find out in the long run.
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