Citation: Anonymous. "Was it Really MDMA?: An Experience with Unknown (sold as Ecstasy) (exp4445)". Erowid.org. Jan 23, 2001. erowid.org/exp/4445
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I initially started using ecstasy in the summer of 1999. I have ingested approximately 40 pills of different 'types' of ecstasy, and never really had a bad experience. One time I had taken 3 pills, which is another story altogether. Recently, a good friend of mine had acquired some yellow ecstasy(?) pills called VIP, as they had those letters stamped on the top. All the ecstasy I ever took were white, so I was a little skeptical at first. I was in a very comfortable setting, in my own apartment that I shared with some other guys who I am good friends with, so there were no bad environmental settings. I was also in a good mood, as I had just finished up a semester at school and was ready to party. I ingested one of these pills. Roughly 35 minutes after ingestion I began to feel the first vibes of the drug taking effect. Shortly after the initial effects surfaced, I noticed some stomach disturbances, nothing major I thought, just a little grumbling like if you are hungry. About 1.5 hours after taking the pill I began to reach the plateau. The effects were similiar to ecstasy: jaw clenching, teeth grinding, energy, euphoria, openness, compassion, very talkative, etc. But there was a very noticeable 'meth' quality to these pills. Shortly my friends and I proceeded to smoke a joint of high-grade weed (some strain of kind buds). About a half hour after this, I could feel that my body temperature was rising abnormally. I was dressed lightly, and I was drinking gatorade prior to this, so I was a little scared about what was happening. All of a sudden, I got the most intense headache of my life. I was sweating, my eyes ached, my heart was *pounding*, and my brain was hurting. With every heartbeat I could feel my brain 'bulge' inside my skull and my heart was beating very laboriously and slower than normal (like 1 time every 2 seconds). I thought my heart was going to beat right out of my chest and I had serious thoughts of rushing to the hospital. Everytime my heart beat I clinched in pain as throbbing shards of pain surged through my head, similar to a migraine headache I assumed. Thankfully, this 'headache and heart' episode subsided after I projectile-vomited 3 times. I immediately knew that this could not be true MDMA, or it was cut with some other methamphetamine. After I vomited, the trip was very enjoyable the rest of the night with no bad effects. Another odd thing is that I was awake for almost 46 hours, I couldn't sleep if someone paid me a million dollars. In all my prior ecstasy experiences I never stayed up anywhere near that long. Also, throughout the night, I had trouble remembering anything. I had trouble understanding what people were saying, remembering what their names were, etc. So, in short, I do not believe these were true MDMA pills and I urge anyone who comes across these to NOT take them, as they could have the same bad reactions I did and may not be so lucky...
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