A Rough Start
Citation:   The Doctor. "A Rough Start: An Experience with 5-MeO-AMT (exp84701)". Erowid.org. Jan 7, 2018. erowid.org/exp/84701

  insufflated 5-MeO-AMT (powder / crystals)
About three years ago my wife and I tried 5-MeO-AMT for the first and last time. We had been given “about 6 doses” by someone we had met at a rave, and were told “it will give you 8 hours of clarity”. My wife and I were struggling with some issues at the time, and thought 8 hours of clarity was something we could use about then. For some reason we just sort of trusted what this guy told us and didn’t really research it ahead of time the way we have with other substances. That was our first of several mistakes. We also decided to make our setting for our trip a camping and canoeing excursion at the coast, rather then someplace safe and known. That was our second mistake.

We set up our campsite by a river in the woods, then headed a few miles downstream to an estuary in a small town by the coast. We got the canoe off the top of the van and paddled over to a marshy island in the estuary to find a place to start our trip. We were told that the best effect was to snort it, but we didn’t really have a good set-up for that. That was our third mistake. The wind was starting to gust and we were hunkered down next to an old stump at the edge of the island in a rocking canoe, trying to figure out how to separate out one dose each from our stash of six and get it up our noses. My wife managed to get a dose up, but with all the rocking and blowing I found I accidentally snorted a bit more than I meant to, maybe close to two doses worth.

We suddenly realized we may have just gotten in over our heads, we’ve got possibly too much of an untried substance in our bodies and we’re on the wrong side of the river. We started paddling back up and across the estuary, and about half way to the dock it starts kicking in, and I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to make it the rest of the way. By the time we beached the canoe, I’m having difficulty functioning and we’re feeling extremely nauseous. We stumbled up the boat ramp and into the parking lot, trying to make for the public rest room at the far side. My wife made it into the restroom in time, but I started hurling violently in the middle of the parking lot. It’s a small town, but there were a few people around looking over at me, and I realize what I must look like. I shakily point towards the restaurant at the edge of the parking lot and call out “Don’t have the fish!”
I shakily point towards the restaurant at the edge of the parking lot and call out “Don’t have the fish!”

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My wife and I started to feel better after emptying our stomachs, and started tackling our next hurdle – getting the canoe back on the van. We were both starting to trip hard and not functioning well, but after what seemed like an eternity we finally managed to do it, trying not to think about the final hurdle that lay ahead of us, the trip back to the campsite. We sat in the van for a while trying to gather together our diminishing resources. We felt we couldn’t stay where we were, but didn’t feel safe to drive, and had no friends in the area we could call upon for help. We finally decided, probably unwisely, that of the two of us, my wife was more capable of driving, at least for the few miles we had to go, and we started back very slowly to our campsite. We made it back OK, but it seemed to take hours.

We collapsed in our tent, finally able to relax and recover from our rough start and hopefully start enjoying the trip. After an hour or so we started feeling pretty good, no more nausea and feeling a bit euphoric and connected, and ventured out of the tent for a walk along the river. We spent hours talking about the issues we were having, without getting triggered about it and seeing our problems from a new perspective, although our conversations kept getting interrupted by what we thought were amazing iridescent rocks in the water and giant salamanders and other fascinating visual distractions (the rocks we collected during our trip ended up just looking like rocks the next day).

It was a rough start to the trip, with a poorly chosen setting to start out from, but we did end up with some of the clarity we were looking for, although I wish we had recorded or written down everything we came up with during our conversations – afterward we could only remember parts of it, though some useful parts.

Exp Year: 2010ExpID: 84701
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 47
Published: Jan 7, 2018Views: 3,089
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