A Stupid Mistake...
Citation: TrippinOnReality. "A Stupid Mistake...: An Experience with 25I-NBOMe (exp95387)". Erowid.org. Oct 23, 2016. erowid.org/exp/95387
BACKGROUND: I have always been interested in drugs and how the mind works ever since I can remember. After moving to college this year for school I had the opportunity to purchase some various research chemicals that I had been reading up on. A couple days ago I received my shipment of 11mg of 25I-NBOME and 4-ACO-DMT.
THE EXPERIENCE: I had been studying for a big chemistry test coming up and thought that laying my NBOME on some business cards would be a great break to get my mind off things. I pulled out the small vial that the 25I-NBOME HCl came in and then proceeded to find how much liquid is absorbed into a 0.5x0.5 inch square. After doing this I mixed the NBOME with 99% isopropyl alcohol and quickly noticed my mistake. Being slightly absent minded, I had completely forgotten to dissolve the chemical into water and was left with what looked like some slightly dissolved 25I with about a 0.67 mL of isopropyl on top. Using a pipette, I drew the majority of the alcohol off the top and put it into a smooth dish to evaporate. I come back about an hour later to see that the alcohol had evaporated completely and there looked to be some minor residue on the bottom.
Using two 1x1 inch squares of business card the residue was dissolved into about 0.3-0.8mL of water and the squares were placed on top. These were allowed to dry for approximately 45 minutes.
This is where I made a massive mistake. I took BOTH blotters (figuring there was not a lot of 25I-NBOME in them), popped them under my tongue for 15-20 minutes and then swallowed (not expecting to get much effects). Within 5 minutes I was feeling a buzzing in my head and slight audio distortions - similar to the come up on acid. I would say I was already at a (+). What is written from here on in is only fragments of memory that I have from last night.
T+0:35 - Definitely getting VERY high now.
T+0:45 - Slight hallucinations apparent. Quick growing/shrinking and some minor warping. I can sort of block it out as I try to get a little more studying in before itís no use. I would say (++) at this point.
T+1:00 - I have seemed to have leveled off for a moment.
T+1:05 - Next wave hits me as I get even higher. Somewhere between high end (++) and a low end (+++)
T+1:15 - The intensity at which my high is increasing is beginning to scare me. I try to look up the LD50 of NBOME but didn't find much at all (that was trustworthy).
T+~1:45 - I begin panicking (for some reason) thinking that I was going to die and that I had taken way to massive of a dose.
I don't remember exact times after this so it will all be approximations from here on in.
T+~2:00 - I start shivering, then sweating, then shivering again. I feel agitated and stressed and I am twitching. My hallucinations are coming on even stronger and I am definitely at a (+++) by now. I begin worrying that I am experiencing Serotonin Syndrome and ask my roommates to keep an eye on me.
T+~2:30 - I have to resist and continually change my focus to stop my vision from becoming covered in black, white and rainbow fractals that were radiating off of everything.
T+~2:45 - I have done many hallucinogens in my life (LSD, mushrooms, salvia, 4-ACO-DMT, various pharms) but NOTHING compared to this. I was fearing for my life and in a moment of panic had one of my roommates drive me to the hospital. Amazingly, on the way there it felt as though I was beginning to come down slightly so we drove around for a while and then went back home.
T+~3:30 - It's around midnight now and there are no signs of this drug letting up. I try to search on Google for something to bring me down and stumbled upon a forum thread saying that Mirtazapine reduces the effects of NBOME and to not take it a couple days before planning to take NBOME. I KNOW that I had a half pill (15mg) of mirtazapine left which I frantically dug out and downed.
T+~3:45 - I feel slightly lethargic, but it appears that I'm tripping even harder now. No matter what I do the hallucinations completely skew my vision.
T+~4:00 - I'm not sure if I am between waves, or if I am starting to come down but the hallucinations are not as prominent anymore.
T+~4:15 - I feel as though the mirtazapine has stopped the NBOME from getting me higher so it appears that I am at a plateau.
T+~4:30 - I seize this opportunity to try and get some sleep. As soon as I lay down and close my eyes it's as though there was a rapid slideshow of weird and abstract images. I intentionally focus on the backs of my eyelids and shortly after I drift off to sleep.
T+12:00 - I wake up to my alarm and I feel like I have been hit by a bus (I attribute this to the Mirtazapine). I get ready for my classes and notice some very slight audio hallucinations as well as some tracers in my peripheral vision.
T+14:00 - Extremely hard to pay attention in class. I feel completely out of it and the sweats, shivering, and involuntary twitching.
T+16:00 - A little more clear headed now.
T+18:00 - Not exactly baseline, but it'll have to do.
However, I made one careless mistake that could of ended up costing me my life. Even if I had overdosed and ended up in the hospital, it may have been futile as this is a drug that is just barely 2 years old and doesn't have a lot of documentation on it.
Will I try the NBOME series again? Of course! But I will be much more careful and respectful with this substance in the future.
Stay safe and happy tripping!
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