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Worst DXM Hangover Ever
DXM & Codeine
by Imru
Citation:   Imru. "Worst DXM Hangover Ever: An Experience with DXM & Codeine (exp4610)". Dec 28, 2001.

T+ 0:00
650 mg oral DXM (capsule)
  T+ 1:30 90 mg oral Codeine (pill / tablet)


[Erowid Note: Most Coricidin contains CPM (Chlorpheniramine Maleate) which can be dangerous in high doses. See DXM Brand Warnings for more info.]

I have tripped off of DXM many times before. I have done Delsym, Robitussin, Coricidin Cough and Cold, and the generic equivalent of those. But by far, my favorite is Pure Powder. I have also taken Codeine numerous times before, and considered it a weak drug compared to Demerol or Percoset, and usually only taken when I could mix it with alcohol. Well onto the trip...

It was a Saturday night in around December, and around 11:30 I popped a 650mg pill of DXM. During this time I just poked around the Internet, talked to some of my fellow robo'ers that night online, and did the usual thing. At about 12:30 I feel myself very near peak, and quite happy with the trip. But I also wanted to feel more. Here I was lying on my bed, some Paul Oakenfold pumping into my headphones, wanting more. It was one of those nights where you feel comfortable, and everything is going right. So I basically attempted to think (not too easy without your mind going off on a tangent) about taking the codeine, or take another pill of dxm. It was already about 1AM, and I didn't want to wait another hour for the pill to kick in. So I took 3 pills of Tylenol #3.

After ingestion I waited some, and was talking to a close friend of mine who also has taken DXM and he said at around 1:45 my typing became so messed up you couldn't recognize a thing. From what I recall from the next couple hours unveil like this: At first I felt a VERY powerful physical, liquid like feeling. I felt like I was Mercury. Then I went to the bathroom (which is normal for staying up all night) and I had the WORST robo walk ever. (For those of you who don't know a robo walk is when on robo, you feel either VERY heavy or VERY light, or both. And you cannot walk straight no matter what, I also like to call it Godzilla legs). I was stammering across my house ever so slowly. I thought I would never get there. Finally I got back to my bed, when my vision went. Your vision isn't great on DXM as it is, and I got this weird very heavy strobing effect to it. When I looked at my clock, it appeared there were mini-blinds in front of my eyes opening and closing really fast. Then the most intense euphoria I have ever felt swept over my body, and all at once my thoughts went, and I closed my eyes and saw a wonderful football field. I was sitting on the bench waiting to go in, for my big chance. I finally went in and scored the winning touchdown.(and for some reason this took place in Texas, and I live in Jersey). Then I open my eyes back up thinking to myself, 'well that must have taken over a hour, I can easily do that again and then fall asleep'. 2:15 read the clock. So I put on a winamp visual plugin and watched the screen and listened to more trance, as my thoughts ran crazy. Things like 'wow that color is nice, I wonder what the weather will be like tomorrow, who am I, where is this place, I like to play football, this computer sure is far away' odd things like that, very quickly and very rapidly ran through my mind. At about 3:30ish I am guessing I fell asleep, at least thatís the last time I remember, though it may be possible I closed my laptop and then fell asleep at 4:30. I woke up the next morning with WORST dxm hangover I ever had. I felt weird, my cough reflex was GONE, my body tingled, music still has slight pleasure to it, everyone else said I looked tired, and worn out, and when I went to work at 3PM, it seemed to be like I was a drone, I just did my work and that was it.

Looking back on this trip, I can compare it to a 1200mg or a 4th plateau experience on DXM. Though a 4th plat trip has more dissociation involved, there were times that I didn't know who I was or where I was. Since then I have tried to recreate this trip just once, but was very unsuccessful, and due to the bad hangover donít think I would do it anymore.

Exp Year: 2000ExpID: 4610
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Dec 28, 2001Views: 34,443
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Codeine (14), DXM (22) : Alone (16), Combinations (3)

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