Citation: Border Brother. "I Got Ripped Off: An Experience with Butalbital / Caffeine / Acetaminophen (exp75368)". Erowid.org. Oct 9, 2019. erowid.org/exp/75368
Butalbital Is No Vicodin!
I'm a little annoyed as to how I came across this medication, but I figured since I've got some I may as well try it....though I'm sure it will be a disapointment.
Let me start with how I came to posses 20 oblong white pills with the identifier MIA 110. I just spent the weekend down in Ensenada, Mexico and came across a pharmacy that actually had Vicodin 750. I've been a hydrocodone junkie for several years and recently I quit cold turkey.
I've been a hydrocodone junkie for several years and recently I quit cold turkey.
I've been off the stuff for 3 months now, got through the very uncomfortable withdrawal period, and its all been good....until my trip to Mexico! Some local offered me pharmecuticals and stupid me asked if he had Vicodin. Of course they did and I eventully bought 5 Vicodin 7.5 tablets for a very inflated price. More than I paid for the stuff when I was buying them in the LA area.
I should also say that when I was using my normal amount would be 10 or 12 Vicodin tablets....crushed. That of course was after several years of continuous use....and yes, I've vomited countless times over the years from doing too much. I took the 5 pills. Initially my main attraction to Vicodin and related pills was the euphoric feeling I'd get from ingesting them. I usually took them with alcohol...unless I was at work and I'd just crush them. Anway...after years I no longer got that euphoric feeling....it became a dependence drug and it was truly miserable!
Well, back to Mexico....after taking the first few pills I bought from a Mexican pharmacy I decided that I should procure a few more just for the duration of my trip. Being that my wife was nearly always with me I couldn't get away to that original pharmacy and ended up going to another Pharmacy that had touts standing outside luring tourists in for cheap drugs. I ducked into the shop when my wife was around the corner and asked for Vicodin 750's. They asked how many...and I asked how much? The price was $1 a pill. Wow, that's a deal too good to pass up. I even contemplated buying extra to sell for profit back home. But I decided against that and slapped down $20 for 20 pills. The girl even showed me the generic hydrocodone APAP 7.5 bottle from which she poured 20 white pills out and placed them into a baggy. I grabbed my stash before my wife came wandering by and got out of there. It wasn't until I was long gone and just about to cross the border that I actually looked the pills over during a bathroom break. I was pissed....my dumb ass got taken.
I actually looked the pills over during a bathroom break. I was pissed....my dumb ass got taken.
What a scam! These pills weren't Vicodins...or generic Vicodins. I actually didn't even know what the hell they were until 5 hours later when I got home and got online. It turns out they are a barbiturate and some other garbage. I figure since I have them and I got ripped off nasty style I'll just pop a few and down a beer or two to see what, if anything, happens....maybe I'll vomit...maybe I'll get a relaxed sensation....maybe I'll get a bit euphoric (I doubt it).
11:10-I popped 4 pills containing a total of 200 mg of Butalbital.
Poured a glass of beer just after taking the pills.
11:30-Feeling a little cloudy in the head, nothing fantastic though.
11:45-A little mushy in the legs...maybe a slight intoxicated feeling (not very impressive thus far).
12:15-Ok, an hour into this miserable little experiment I can say that all I feel can be described like an alcohol buzz (I only had one beer but it feels like more with the Butalbital added to the mix). Nothing I'd go out of my way to do again. I should add that I was a bit agitated during this experiment
I should add that I was a bit agitated during this experiment
(probably due to finding out I got ripped off...and the wife)...so that may take away from some of the desired effects.
12:30-Breathing seems fine...cracked open a 2nd beer and popped tablet #5. (still looking for that 'euphoric feeling' some people wrote about....but don't think I'll find it)
Ok, that was a lame experience. I think I'll continue staying off these drugs (especially the vicodin). I can write a whole essay as to what Vicodin and other opiate pharmecuticals did for/to me. Once I became addicted it was no longer fun...and it can be life altering.
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