Citation: Cuban B. "How Much Did I Take ?: An Experience with Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) (exp4835)". Erowid.org. Jan 6, 2002. erowid.org/exp/4835
I had read about the psychoactive effects of Dimenhydrinate and remembered feeling kinda fucked up when I took 3 Dramamine (50mg) a few months before on a long car trip.
I went out and got some generic dramamine and downed 5 at about midnight. I had been high all day and taken 10mg of Valium so I was already feeling pretty sedated. About 35 minutes or so later my head became very heavy and I felt my depth perception was exaggerating. Then I snorted 5mg of Ritalin which stopped the body buzz. I was sitting in front of the computer in a dorm room with several people in it but I felt like everyone was miles away and the room had the volume turned down. About 2 hours into it I took 3 more because I had stopped feeling the body buzz (probably due to the ritalin). About 20 minutes after that I suddenly felt like I was in a completely foreign place, nothing made sense and I couldn't remeber things that had happened seconds before. So I decided to head home.
Out in the empty halls however at 4:00am on a Monday things got really interesting. I stepped into the hall and I felt like I was 2 feet tall. Next thing I remember I am at home talking to my friend and I remember saying 'walking is hard right now' and then suddenly I'm in bed. I know I'm not asleep but as soon as I close my eyes I'm driving my car and my friend is talking to me. I cough and suddenly its my room again the door opens and in comes that same friend and he says 'wassup man' and I responded with something like 'what the fuck are you doing here' then I snapped out of it and realized that it wasn't happening and it was just my room. I finally fall asleep at about 5:30am.
Its now 12:30 pm Monday. I woke up and I felt like shit, complete worthless shit. I felt like shit all day and didn't eat much. My body still felt heavy. I decided maybe I'll give it another try so I go get some more and take 6 on an empty stomach with some Pepsi. 15 minutes later I felt a buzz and got laughy. I drove to a friend's and it all stopped, I didn't feel anything.
Half an hour passed and I felt like I had no ability to remember anything. I would start a sentence and then stop because I forgot what words I had just said. We smoked a joint and I got back in the car to drive a friend home. I started feeling like time was moving extremely slow and I kept checking my speed (I felt i could have gotten out and walked at 70mph). I drop my friend off and go back out to another friends house who was tripping balls off of DXM.
Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
We both took a 5 foot bong hit and sat down. All hell broke loose. I felt my heart rate it was down to like 40 beats per minute and if I wasn't moving part of my body I couldn't feel it. My friends head melted off his body in the strobe light his arms became part of the wall and all I could see of him was his eyes which looked like holes in the wall. I layed down and felt like I was standing up everything was flashing in and out of existance and nothing seemed real it was like I was remembering it. I got the sudden fear that I was going to die which quickly faded when i did a head stand in the middle of the room and it still felt like I was standing right side up.
Then I got very sedated and things (including what I could see of my arms and legs) in my side vision were floating around and I was convinced that I had come out of my body and was nothing but air that could speak. So I said fuck it and took another one with a NoDoz as soon as I did it I started seeing starts and I felt like I was going to black out. Suddenly that last pill didn't seem like a good idea and all I could think of was that I had OD'd because I had forgoten about how many I had the night before. So I puked my guts out and once I started I couldn't stop and I even burst some blood vessels in my eyes and eyelids. The body buzz went away after that and the effects started to subside. I got just a couple more visuals and drove home feeling how strange going back to normal felt like. I went home and tried to remember what I had just done but it was really hard so I went to sleep.
Next time, I'll keep track of how much I do.
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