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A Powerful Pill
Methadone
by addyrocks89
Citation:   addyrocks89. "A Powerful Pill: An Experience with Methadone (exp83074)". Erowid.org. May 6, 2022. erowid.org/exp/83074

 
DOSE:
10 mg oral Methadone (pill / tablet)
  15 mg oral Methadone (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 160 lb


Just so we are clear, I'm an experianced drug user. At the time of this experiance I had tried weed, opiates, cocaine, MDMA, crack cocaine, mushrooms, and many OTC drugs.

On this particular day, I was not in the best spirits. I was in a really depressed time in my life, which is never good when I try a new drug...I tend not to listen to peoples precautionary statements. My friend of several years scored me 5 methadone 10 mg pills. He told me not to take more than 1 because I'd most likely get sick, or something worse.

I gave 2 and a half pills to my roommate and I kept the other 2 and a half. I took 1 pill and went to my moms house...After I was there for about an hour I felt it hit me and I just felt tired and heavy, but pretty loaded.

I forgot that my friend had told me these pills get more intense over time....

I walked home and told my roommate how I was feeling and he said he had also taken 1 and wasnt feeling much. I decided to take the rest of my pills, making my total dose 25 mg...BAD idea.

I then called a taxi and went to see a friend of mine. I was with them for about an hour. While I was waiting for my cab I felt a roll of intense nausea. Oh god...I ran over to a street sign and vomited...a lot. Crap.

The cab dropped me off at my house about 15 mins later and I stumbled in the door. My roommate had also taken the same amount and was also sick. I sat at the computer for a minute or two and told my roommate I needed to go lie down. I asked him to knock on my door periodically to make sure I was still breathing...Yes I was that scared.

I managed to walk upstairs altho it was getting hard to take breaths. My legs were heavy...I was beyond loaded. I flopped on my bed with my phone in my hand and suddenly I couldnt move. I would try to roll over and I would mearly twitch.

Breathing took all my efforts. I couldnt get my lungs to fill...
Breathing took all my efforts. I couldnt get my lungs to fill...
I soon recognized this as respiratory depression. Uh-oh. I managed to move my thumb enough to txt my roommate to tell him I was going to go to sleep and to check on me every hour or so.

Then things got scary. all of a sudden I felt a total disconnection from my body. Breathing was short and sharp. I went into a dream and I wanted to wake up but I was stuck. I would think I was awake then I would wake up but I was still sleeping, this happened like 20 times. I woke up (for real this time) and sat up. Quickly. I called my roommate and told him to come upstairs. I told him what happened and I asked him if what was happening was real...He assured me that I was awake and not dead and breathing.

He went downstairs and I went to sleep. I woke up in the morning (or afternoon more like) and had an awful hangover. I was tired beyond belief and soooo sick to my stomach. I ate dinner....not again...I managed to puke about 8 times. Horrible.

As sick as I am I actually took these pills several times after this experiance. Methadone is not fun. I easily could have died or gotten hurt. Methadone was not made to be used recreationally. These pills are made to wean dope addicts...Dope meaning heroin.

No bueno.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 83074
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 19 
Published: May 6, 2022Views: 297
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