Citation: dontlikehbw. "Not Fun: An Experience with H.B. Woodrose (exp83159)". Erowid.org. Apr 28, 2020. erowid.org/exp/83159
I was home from college for Christmas break. I had had some HBW seeds for a few months, probably too long of a time, but I decided to try them anyway. I figured that since I was home and not stressed out from school, that this would be a good atmosphere to try the seeds. Unfortunately, none of my friends had the desire to trip out that I had, so I went at it alone.
I scraped off the fuzz from 5 seeds using a metal file. At about 11 pm, I put the seeds in my mouth, chewed them, and held onto them for about 20 minutes before spitting them out. I had read that the LSA could be absorbed into the body this way, and that by not swallowing the seeds, I would not get sick. However, this process made me salivate, so I did end up swallowing some of the seeds with my spit. I made a glass of peppermint tea to prevent nausea. I canít stand the taste of ginger, so I neglected the ginger tea, as I thought this would cause more harm than good.
I did not feel the effects of the LSA instantly, like some people have mentioned. I contemplated trying a few more seeds, but then decided against it, in case it acted soon. At around 12:30, I started to experience a feeling of calmness and unreasonable happiness, and I was starving.
I started to experience a feeling of calmness and unreasonable happiness, and I was starving.
I ate an orange and almost an entire sleeve of saltines. I was watching That 70ís show on my laptop when my eyes started to burn from the light. I noticed that my pupils had dilated so much I could only see a tiny portion of my irises. I was also becoming very tired, and went to lie in my bed. So far, I had not experienced any visuals. The closest to a visual was the tendency for everything in the room to vibrate, and for the lights to seem way more bright. It was about 1 am when my heart began to race and I felt kind of sick to my stomach. Drinking the rest of the tea did not help. I walked around a bit, and opened my window for some fresh air. None of this helped either, so at 1:30, I reached my finger down my throat and made myself throw up into my garbage can. I was too afraid to go to the bathroom, as I knew that my parents may hear, and walk upstairs to check on me. Did I want them to see me, throwing up in the middle of the night, with hugely dilated eyes? No way, they would totally suspect something. Unfortunately my garbage can is wire mesh, and the bag slipped down. Vomit went on my floor and on my sweatpants. Disgusting. I did feel much better though, and was able to clean it up before feeling very strange.
By the time 1:45-2 came, I felt extremely light. I could get up and move, feeling like I was floating. At the same time though, I felt very panicky. I think this was due to the fact that I just could not catch my breath, and my heart was racing. I was feeling pretty shitty by this time, but didnít throw up again. I just went to bed.
I could not fall asleep. I was taking huge, deep breaths, and could not stop. There was nothing I could do to fill my lungs with enough oxygen. My body was also tingling, especially my arms, hands, and feet. Weird thoughts about ugly creatures with strange eyes all over their bodies, flying through color, kept on flashing through my mind. I would open my eyes, and everything would look like normal, except brighter. Led Zeppelinís ďCelebration DayĒ was playing in my head, but way too loudly. It was like I could hear it in real life, as if my head was right next to the stereo, and it was playing at a painfully loud decibel. I spent the next couple of hours gasping for breath, tossing and turning all throughout. I knew that HBW was a vasoconstrictor, so I continued moving my hands and feet to promote blood flow. Then, very suddenly, my breathing slowed and shallowed, and my heart rate returned to normal. I laid there for a bit, making sure I didnít get any more waves of this. After a few minutes, I got up to see what time it was. It was only 4 am, but those two hours had seemed like years. I was so happy when it lifted, and I remember thanking God that I was still alive.
I donít know if I will try HBW again. If I do, I will attempt the tea method, so that I donít swallow any of the seeds. But if I have a bad experience again, that will be the end of the seeds.
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