Citation: Number Six. "The Rest of the Night Was a Complete Blur: An Experience with 4-Methylmethcathinone (exp86040)". Erowid.org. Nov 25, 2017. erowid.org/exp/86040
IV'ing Mephedrone for the Adventerous or Stup
4-methylmethcathinone, first set of experiences, 6 grams over 3 days
First and foremost I must state that I've been doing forms of speed for over 30 years, and have found IV the most intense and satisfying method of injection. Meth left me with bad bad times, and I've been clean for 15 years before stumbling upon Mephedrone. This is a cautionary tale.
Saturday around 4:00 pm
First time around measured about 50-mg approximate eyeball; scale reads down to 10mg, but a more accurate scale is a must.
First shot, no immediate effect.
Second shot about 3 minutes later, appox. About twice the amount 100 mg.
Effect felt within 30 seconds, and profound
Hard to focus.
Hard to type, lots of mistakes
Eyes keep shifting back and forth
Hard time tell my hand what to do
Breathing heavy and slightly fast
Typical teeth clenching
Trying desperately to focus. Eyes moving back and forth rapidly
Some teeth clenching
Pleasant effect; very meth-like, but doesn't have that hard 'edge'
Rushing hard but can' keep my eyes under control ; breath heavy and deep
Legs starting to twitch
Very hard to concentrate- now, very much meth-like
Very strange, but pleasant sensation - calm but speedy if that makes any sense
Can't stop eye from moving back and forth very rapidly, and I mean almost violent
Cool drug - kind of like meth, but interesting body load, especially the eye shift back and forth
If I concentrate had enough, I can focus
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About 20 minutes and teeth clenching abating somewhat.
Still cannot type; this on the computer without a lot of trouble
Still, hard to focus, even on the keys
After 30 minutes approximately. .., shakes abating, but sweats are coming on as it beginning to affect the hypothalamus
Possible effect on electronics (dedicated psychonauts know what I mean...)
XX came in and noticed that I was sweating profusely.
Frankly, I must say that this stuff is pretty awesome.
About and hour in, lost track of time
Muddy taste in the mouth,
Teeth clenching abating
Eyeballs slowing down
Still hard to concentrate - must make an effort
Been almost two hours I guess. Still trying hard to concentrate
Still rushing a little bit
Almost 4 hours late, still have dry mouth, but shakes are gone.
Rushing has subsided, but pleasant speed-like feeling remains.
8 hours late, OK, finally getting a hold of this. I can sleep if I try.
Is it better than meth? Not sure.
Not as long acting, which is a blessing.
Tomorrow will show the letdown.
Will I do it again? Yes.
Better than meth? Unknown.
Around 11:00 p.m. The same night as the baseline experience, I told XX that I was going to bed and that I would sleep in the spare room. My real intent was to do more and take this drug to the limit. Still feeling the effects of earlier (almost 8 hours) I laid in bed for about 1/2 hour to make sure that XX didn't come in for some reason, then proceeded to quietly go into the closet and prepare my trip. I had taken a glass of filtered water with me, knowing just how such things go, along with some toilet paper to stop any bleeding that I knew would occur with IV drug usage.
Set up with new syringes, Q tips and a scale, I proceeded to weigh out what I thought would be a relatively moderate but not exact dosage of about 100 mg as my scale only reads down to 100 mg. Mostly it would end up being by eyeball.
At this point I have to honestly say that the rest of the night was a complete blur. What I can say is that unlike Methamphetamine, I cannot get higher or repeat a peak experience using increased quantities of Mephedrone after a certain point.
I cannot get higher or repeat a peak experience using increased quantities of Mephedrone after a certain point.
Shot after shot, I couldn't tell if I was getting higher or not, but the salient fact was that it was beginning to become increasingly harder to find a clear vein to hit. At the elbow the next morning, both were bruised and a real mess. I remember my cat Willow pawing at the door several times and could swear that I heard XX come in and lie on the bed outside the closet, but it may have been Willow jumping on it. I could also swear that I heard XX start a load of clothing in the washing machine and turn the TV on in the living room in what I perceived was the early morning.
The entire night had gotten away and I could not recall exactly what had happened, suffice to say that I had gone through quite the amount of Mephedrone. (almost 3g)
Where had the time gone? Extreme time dilation.
Cat is is getting impatient outside the door and scratching on it.
Making the decision to end the session, clean up the room, and see what was what in the real world. Opening the door, I was surprised to see that it was clearly morning and a check of the clock confirmed that it was almost 7:30. Where had the night gone? Cats are hungry, so I feed them and notice that XX isn't yet awake.
I of course had not waited until a day off to try this trip, and was expected at work by 10:00 a.m. Cleaning myself up, I wanted to jump in the shower as soon as I could after seeing the pincushion my arms had become. After what seemed to be a long shower (it wasn't) I was greeted by a phone call on my cell, unknown number. Twice. It turned out to be my co-worker Lani who eventually called on the land line to tell me that she wasn't coming in and that I would have to come into work early. Knowing that I must temper the high that I was on, I wisely decided to take a cyclobenzaprine tablet that I kept for my back pain. Great.
Now something of an auditory hallucination had been occurring as I thought that XX was up and the TV was again on. Untrue.
She was still asleep in the master bedroom. Coffee tasted like shit. I attempted to choke down a bowl of cereal, but eating was had as it is with most amphetamines and I was only able to finish about 1/2 the bowl - about 1/3 cup. Driving was interesting, but not as hard as it had been on Meth. [Erowid Note:
Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
It's nice when everyone tells you that you look like shit and / or sick. Wonderful. I'm in the public eye, but holding it together quite nicely. Work time drug on and on, and to top it off, it was Father's Day and our restaurant was busy. Quitting time finally arrived and I was more than glad to out of the fray. I had begged off most of the comments at work by saying that my back was acting up, and I hope that it held their curiosity somewhat.
Home, home again. But first, a stop at the local CVS to get some makeup concealer for my arm. I must have looked strange applying it to my bruised arms while sitting in my car, but hey.
Home. Around 4:00 p.m. XX greets me and suggests that I take a hot shower to relax and of course, hangs around in the bedroom waiting for be to remove my clothing. Again I beg off, saying that I just want to lie down for a while. My real intention of course, was to do MORE Mephedrone. I actually held the thought that I might want to lie down, but you know it is with amphetamine compounds - I always want more.
Ahh, alone time with my new toy! Getting the kit from its hiding place, I fill a large syringe with distilled water, and return to the futon in my room to prepare.
Shot #1 - good, but I'm being too pussy about the amount. Around 100 mg again.
Shot #2 - Around 200 mg. MUCH better. Starting to feel the effect.
Tingling, rapid eye movement, slight sweats, feeling of euphoria.
Must do more. Must do more!
That night, I actually felt tired and was nodding off on the couch, so XX suggested bed. I actually went to sleep quite rapidly. No dreams last night. Woke up around 6:30 a.m. To feed the cats and was sore all over, again, as expected with any amphetamine family use.
Monday or 'the comedown'
Monday was rough on the old body with this comedown, and that was to be expected after I weighed what was left and realized that over the course of two days I had consumed more than half of my stash. Lots of body aches, probably from being in one position so long in the closet, weird loss of feeling on my lower back for a while; more like I had been injected in the are with Novocaine. Some headache comes and goes.
One of the strange things is that I can smell the chemical coming out of my skin; tuber or earth like in smell. This will persist for days. Occasionally I will experience a small intense rush.
XX left for work at 8:00 and having the day off, I of course decided to play with my toys again. This time, 250 mg. Rush started slowly upon injection, builds to a great crescendo rapidly. Wait for 30 minutes, does again. The rush is not as good this time and I now realize how much of the 10g I purchased. Too much, too much!
After experimentation, I have come to realize that the substance can be injected IV, but more must be used in order to get a rush - and once IV'd, must stop. No larger amount will give me a secondary rush like Meth. Meth has the strange property of being able to build on itself, so if I have shot up a good amount and have had a very nice rush, care must be taken on the next 'bump' or it will send me over the edge. Mephedrone is not like that, and I can see why people like to re-dose again and again.
Granted, some of my flashes and body load are the result of massive intake.
Also: A rush did not immediately occur when administering the drug IV, but took about 5 to 10 minutes for the drug to take hold.
Several day later I'm still feeling certain effect of the drug. In retrospect I realize that this is not only because I have injected a massive mount over the course or three day, but also that I remember missing a vein several times and ending up with a 'blib' or perhaps IM instead of IV. What happened is that the drug dissolved very slowly and has entered my system gradually. The smell has not quite abated and it has been 5 days since my last experience.
The smell has not quite abated and it has been 5 days since my last experience.
Side effect to IV use include some appendage numbing, even after a few days, strange purple bruising.
All in all, this drug is injectable, with some caveats:
1) Be careful on the dosing. Always start small and wait for the effect. The rush came on within a minute, but the real effect took about 5 minutes to really real.
2) Re-dose at your peril. I needed a much larger dose and after the second time, the effect were much harder to attain than the first push.
3) Keep the liquid in the shot low for the best effect.
4) Melt the Meph completely to a low boil.
5) Have your rig and tourniquet ready, (see #7)
6) Be sure of the vein and wait for a good draw 'tell'
7) Shoot quickly. Why? If I let the Meph cool or could not find a good vein, it would begin to solidify. You needed to get it out of the syringe and clean the 'point' in order to use the rig again.
8) DO NOT RE-DOSE MORE THAN THREE TIMES - it's a waste.
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