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Unpleasant and Not Worth Trying Even Once
Dimenhydrinate, Scopolamine & Caffeine
by Methodrone
Citation:   Methodrone. "Unpleasant and Not Worth Trying Even Once: An Experience with Dimenhydrinate, Scopolamine & Caffeine (exp95177)". Erowid.org. May 5, 2016. erowid.org/exp/95177

 
DOSE:
500 mg oral Dimenhydrinate
  2 mg oral Scopolamine
  200 mg oral Caffeine


I had read a lot about DPH on the internet and had decided that I would take an entire packet of Travacalm Original (50mg each with 10 pills) on this pre-planned day. I was aware that I had heard from people that the experience was unpleasant. However I didn't realize it was THIS bad.

Around 11pm I popped all 10 pills, one at a time (they're a real bitch to swallow I should point out) and set up a laptop in my room where I would spend the whole trip. I talked to some friends and played a bit of Minecraft as the trip started to kick in. I'd also like to point out that one of my friends decided it'd be a good time to read off a list of all the negative effects of the drug, and another to link me to pictures of spiders.

Around 45 minutes later it was getting really awkward playing Minecraft, trying to control my mouse felt so difficult I ended up just chatting instead. Around this time I was also beginning to regret what I was doing since I now had nothing but 'oh god I'm going to see a ton of spiders' looping in my head (i also have arachnophobia).

So I looked to my right and I see a spider crawling up the wall next to me. I try and tell myself it's a hallucination, but I instead decide to squash it. Turns out that actually WAS a real spider, so yet again, more great spider vibes for my upcoming trip!

It was now about an hour after I had taken the pills and I decided that I didn't want to do this anymore and tried to make myself go to sleep. I lay in bed with the lights turned off and for the next 10 minutes kept hearing the light above me crackling and making weird noises. My light has never done this so I'm guessing it was a hallucination. So I turned it back on, and when I looked up at it again in bed, all these tiny clear spiders came running out and disappeared after a few seconds. I somehow reasoned to myself that if the light was turned off there wouldn't be any spiders. So I sat in my room in the darkness again, with only some dim light coming from my alarm clock and my bedroom window. Also, some of the effects I were feeling were nausea, completely abstract and scattered thoughts, my body felt like it weighed a ton and also I felt a weird dissociation
some of the effects I were feeling were nausea, completely abstract and scattered thoughts, my body felt like it weighed a ton and also I felt a weird dissociation
that I could best describe as feeling like my mind was outside my body and I was controlling it from a third person perspective.

It was about two hours after ingesting now, and my thoughts were becoming so screwed up. I can't really describe what I was thinking, but I remember a few trains of thoughts. One was this really stupid rhythm from a song and I kept repeating it over and over in my head and putting lyrics to it which made no sense. Another was where I was trying to mentally assemble a plan in case I hallucinated my dad next to me, and I thought the best thing to do would be to jump out of my window (I haven't seen my dad in five years by the way, and we don't have a good relationship). Anyway, it was too dark to see spiders but I did see all these white patches in the dark that would stay for a minute or so and then just fade.

Now, I decided I had to pee REALLY badly, but I was also afraid that if I got up my parents would notice something is wrong. About 10 minutes later I couldn't bear with my bladder anymore and got up and went to the bathroom. My mum was just leaving and she nodded and said hi to me as I went to go in. I tried to fumble up a reply but between my cottonmouth and delirium I think I just made a croaking noise with my throat. Anyway I took a piss and then went back into my room and sat on the edge of my bed. I looked down and next to me was a dog. Not just any dog, but the dog I used to have as a pet for 11 years before passing away a year ago. She looked up at me and started to talk, but her mouth didn't move, I just heard her in my mind. She also had the same voice as me, which probably meant that I was just talking to myself but in my current mental state I couldn't tell the difference. I can't remember any of what we discussed, but I do remember most was just random gibberish. This conversation lasted for about an hour when I lied down and fell asleep.

I woke up about at around 5am and went to piss again. I came back, got into bed, and then got up again. I went into the kitchen and made myself some cereal and then suddenly I was back in my bed again. I had several of these things happen where I'd think I did something but I was actually just in my bed, and eventually I decided that the best thing to do would be to go to sleep again since I must have still been tripping.

I woke up again at around 1 in the afternoon, took a shower and am still feeling mentally and physically fatigued. I have done DXM, LSD, and mushrooms, and none of those have drained me in such a way as this experience has. I would never do this again as there were just no positive effects whatsoever.

Exp Year: 2012ExpID: 95177
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 18 
Published: May 5, 2016Views: 3,047
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