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I Haven't Been the Same Since...
Nitrous Oxide & Cannabis
by Trick
Citation:   Trick. "I Haven't Been the Same Since...: An Experience with Nitrous Oxide & Cannabis (exp63235)". Erowid.org. Mar 5, 2021. erowid.org/exp/63235

250 mg oral Pharms - Sertraline (daily)
  48 carts. inhaled Nitrous Oxide  
  1 oz smoked Cannabis  


My name is Trick, and I've been experimenting with mind altering substances since I was in my early teens. The substances I imbibed were mostly just marijuana and alcohol until my last two years or so of high school when I tried a slew of drugs which included (but not limited to) LSD, Psilocybin Mushrooms, Ecstasy, Xanax, and Hydromorphone. However, none of these drugs quite altered my perception of reality the way that a combination of sertraline, marijuana, and nitrous did.

I've been taking the drug Sertraline, also known as Zoloft, since I was a kid, for depression. Generally, it's been very helpful in controlling my depression and related problems (ie: social anxiety, etc.), one thing I can say with certainty though is that it has never interfered with any of my recreational drug use before I experimented with nitrous.

Perhaps it was just the marijuana and the nitrous which gave me such a bad reaction, and not the sertraline, but with no way of knowing for certain what the bad reaction was caused by, I'm including it in the report.

Anyway, onto the day of the 'trip'...

With a friend having broken my bong, he offered to buy me a new one from a local headshop, which I took him up on. We went to the store as soon as it opened (sometime around noon, I think), and while we were in there, the nitrous cartidges on display caught our eye.

We're two heavy smokers, so not having a bong to smoke out of for a few days sort of drove up our craving to get high to an intense peak while we were shopping for new ones, and so the nitrous looked all that more appealing, and we even bought a whipped cream dispenser to maximize the high we'd get.

As soon as we got in the car to head home and give our new toys a test run, my friend decided to inhale some nitrous right there in the car. He did about three cartridges and just seconds later inhaling fell onto the floor laughing. As with most nitrous trips though, the experience was short-lived, and he sat back in his chair about a minute or two later begging for more. By the time we got back to the house, he had gone through an entire box on his own (24 cartidges) and was completely GONE: grinning like he was deranged and flailing all over the place, rambling on about some nonsense.

I thought he overdid it, because he seemed completely out of touch with reality, so I dropped him back off at his house with his brother that I knew I could trust, and I just told him to take it easy for a while.

When I got home though, the more I thought about how goofy he seemed, the more I wanted to have that same experience. I could only compare it to how my friends and I usually appear under the influence of psychedelic drugs such as LSD.

So, being curious, I took about three cartridges of the nitrous myself. I felt exactly how I feel when I get a 'head rush'. I was numb, but it a pleasurable numbness. However, afterwards I did feel a little bit nauseous, so I decided to smoke a few bowls of dank to take the edge off.

Initially, this worked perfectly. I didn't feel the after-effect of the nitrous anymore and instead just felt really high from the weed. However, it wasn't long before I started to crave the nitrous high again and started to do cartridge after cartridge. With each cartridge I consumed, I lost touch more and more with reality, and as such, I wanted to inhale more and more nitrous.
With each cartridge I consumed, I lost touch more and more with reality, and as such, I wanted to inhale more and more nitrous.

In the hours that followed, I inhaled about 48 cartridges of nitrous and an ounce of dank smoked out of my new bong. I experienced several 'trips' similar to LSD, but darker and scarier, because I wasn't prepared for most of them. The only one I can really remember was when I was relaxing on my couch around midnight or so, along at the time. My head felt as if it were detached from my body and started spinning in circles around the room, which was followed by a kaleidoscope-esque vision of everything in the room. For some reason, I felt as if the weed was not only enhancing the nitrous trips but was extending them, as the higher I got on both weed and nitrous, the longer these trips last.

That night was simply amazing and hard to put into words. I was alone, yet I felt more fulfilled and content with life than when I'm chilling with my best friends.

The next morning was pure hell though. I woke up sweaty, disoriented, and very remorseful. It wasn't a typical hangover. I felt that my life needed to change and that I was wasting my potential. Basically, every one of my insecurities was magnified in my head, and I spent most of the day in bed trying to just sleep my troubles away.

The feeling has lingered though. So much so that at as I'm typing this report (about a week or so later), I still feel the effects strongly
as I'm typing this report (about a week or so later), I still feel the effects strongly
. I'm constantly nauseous, have had recurring headaches, and still have a different outlook on reality than I did before I started to mess with nitrous. I still have strong urges to get high, but every time before I light up now, I start to get an intense feeling of shame for using drugs. This is a mindset that is completely contrary to my normal one, as I know that I'm normally a happy-go-lucky person who sees drugs as a way to become more in tune with the infinite. Yet, for some reason, subconsciously, I can't enjoy getting high any more since that one night I tried nitrous. I can still get physically high, but it'll never be the same as it once was.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 63235
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Mar 5, 2021Views: 580
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