Huasca Brew (B. caapi & M. tenuiflora)
Citation: Zeke. "The Nausea Was Way Too Intense: An Experience with Huasca Brew (B. caapi & M. tenuiflora) (exp70144)". Erowid.org. Jan 27, 2015. erowid.org/exp/70144
I had just finished a hard day's work when I decided to go home and drink some of the ayahuasca that I had cooked-up about a week earlier. Disappointed with the weak intensity of my last experience with the brew, I decided to double my dose. I gulped down about two ounces of the foul-tasting elixir and sat back and waited.
About a half hour later, mild visuals began to take effect and I became nauseous as hell. I went into my backyard and puked, after which the visuals became especially intense. Everything looked as though it was alive in some way, even the cement of my patio. I then went into my bedroom and relaxed on my easy chair, still feeling extremely nauseous.
About five minutes later I began to sense as though I was experiencing a different dimension of reality. Although the ayahuasca-induced perception was very insightful and enlightening, the nausea was way too intense. I soon started gagging and puking about every five minutes, which in combination with my altered state of mind, led me to believe that I had overdosed and might die. At first I told myself that the experience was only a temporary drug induced state that would eventually pass over; however, the nausea got so intense that I began to seriously worry about my health. I became so worried, in fact, that I called 911 emergency for help. The paramedics came and took me to the hospital where I spent about three hours coming-down from the scariest hallucinogenic experience of my life. I donít regret the trip, though, because the seemingly near-death experience was very enlightening Itís weird how the normal everyday worries of life become so trivial when you think youíre going to die.
When I was released from the hospital I felt silly about thinking that I was dying and calling 911. But during the trip I was certain that I was going to kick the bucket.
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