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A Complete Turnaround
Codeine
by RouletteDares
Citation:   RouletteDares. "A Complete Turnaround: An Experience with Codeine (exp52445)". Erowid.org. Nov 8, 2020. erowid.org/exp/52445

 
DOSE:
    Pharms - Ibuprofen  
  2 Tbsp oral Codeine (liquid)
  2 Tbsp oral Codeine (liquid)

BODY WEIGHT: 170 lb


I was in a severe state of depression due to a conversation I had earlier that day. I stayed at home that day because I had a severe inflammation on my left buttock, and It was painful to walk and to use the bathroom. So I was in a near suicidal state, in which I felt I was in the biggest slum of my life (everything was going perfect until everything fell apart) and I was extremely dissapointed in life. I had taken copious amounts of Ibuprofen and the pain was not going away at all, so I decided to raid my family's medicine cabinet and found a bottle of Codeine syrup that was expired for amount a few days, I thought oh well and took the dosage on the bottle (2 table spoons every 4-6 hours depending on pain) there is absolutely no indication as to how much codeine I am ingesting in the 2 tablespoons, the bottle has a safeway sticker.

I ingested the cherry flavored syrup and again waited in excruciating pain and depression. It must've been 10 minutes before I decided to pick up the guitar, still in pain, I was just playing around nonsensically, then I started singing a song. 20 minutes after the dosage, I was singing top of my lungs, the best improvised song I have ever played, and I was the happiest I had ever been in a long time. The world felt right, even more so than before I was depressed. I ran downstairs (completely forgot about the pain) and I served my self some soy milk, I was extremely talkative, I got on the computer and chatted with a bunch of people, following fast conversations very easily. I was surprised how well it was working, I didn't even have to go over the suggested dosage to have fun with the syrup. Exactly 4 hours later, after dozing off, I woke up in excruciating pain again, this time even more so than before I took the codeine syrup, I felt like I had crashed. My first reaction was to take two more tablespoons. it took longer for the pain to go away, but the best thing was that whatever was inflammating my left buttock had finally burst, and I had taken the codeine at the best time. I felt absolutely better after the burst. I was able to enjoy the substance, listened to some music, my only wish was that people were up at that time so I could talk to them, I was feeling very social and very euphoric.

I definitely enjoyed my first experience with Codeine, it was a lot different from hydrocodone, I would say it was a better overall experience, and lasted longer than taking hydrocodone, which is the opposite of what I've read, maybe it was a very concetrated syrup? Maybe it was the fact that it was expired? I have no Idea but this syrup changed a shitty day, into a growing experience.

Exp Year: 2006ExpID: 52445
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Nov 8, 2020Views: 1,084
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Codeine (14) : General (1), First Times (2), Glowing Experiences (4), Music Discussion (22), Performance Enhancement (50), Depression (15), Therapeutic Intent or Outcome (49), Unknown Context (20)

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