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Dying to Use
DXM
by Dex
Citation:   Dex. "Dying to Use: An Experience with DXM (exp39497)". Erowid.org. Aug 24, 2007. erowid.org/exp/39497

 
DOSE:
2 oral DXM (liquid)
BODY WEIGHT: 160 lb
I became hooked on DXM because I dislike alcohol. I liked that I wanted to do physical activity for long hours and that I did not have to eat very much when doing the drug. I was so hooked that I found a pill called DexAlone. Obviously, it was highly attainable and not against the law. I had always been hooked on trying to loose weight which the drug allowed.

I yearned to see other dimensions. I had soul searching to do some may call it self- medicating. The fact that I woke up happy and exhilarated with no hangover made me think I was not ruining myself.

One night very far into my addiction, I took one bottle of cough syrup and downed it. Because I had not ordered any pills. Not realizing I took another bottle and downed it because I was too wasted in Wonderland to realize it. Then I got severe facial paralysis. This scared me because I realized the drug was starting to effect my ability to talk when I was sober. Then I knew my heart was not acting right and I felt a gagging feeling in my throat like a knot.

I could not go to the emergency ward because there was no one that could drive me. I called a good friend that lived several hours away that I could confide in and explained how foolish I had been. My friend told me to see the whole thing through awake. Falling asleep at such a time could be a fatal mistake. I spent 8-10 hours or more lying trying to control my heart beat.

My arms and legs fell asleep as I walked for months after the incident. My bones became weak. Then I detected a large lump in my throat. The weight I had lost rushed back on because I could not digest properly. In short, 2 years later I am starting to return to normal although I have a goiter in my neck. It the result of hypothyroidism. And I suffer from lung repression as well. I see black spots out of my right eye because I blew a blood vessal behind it during my nearly fatal overdose.

This abuse all happened within a 6month period but it effects appear to be permenant.

Exp Year: 2002ExpID: 39497
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Aug 24, 2007Views: 10,988
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DXM (22) : Addiction & Habituation (10), Overdose (29), Post Trip Problems (8), HPPD / Lasting Visuals (40), Health Problems (27), Alone (16)

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