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Not Even a Poor Man's MDMA
Bad/Suspect MDMA
by Valsinats
Citation:   Valsinats. "Not Even a Poor Man's MDMA: An Experience with Bad/Suspect MDMA (exp106382)". Erowid.org. Apr 7, 2021. erowid.org/exp/106382

T+ 0:00
4 glasses oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine  
  T+ 0:00 170 mg oral Bad/Suspect Ecstasy (powder / crystals)
  T+ 0:45 170 mg oral Bad/Suspect Ecstasy (powder / crystals)
  T+ 6:00 50 mg insufflated Bad/Suspect Ecstasy (powder / crystals)


What I thought was MDMA and now strongly believe was actually methylone was supplied by a previously trusted source. I had used the source regularly over several years; never again. The substance supplied was brown crystals which had an almond taste and looked indistinguishable from MDMA. The symptoms I experienced highly correlated with those of methylone experience reports.

T0: Red and I had been at a festival for several hours and consumed around 4 beers each, at which point we decided to take the first bomb (170mg). Festival vibes were flowing and we were looking forward to an evening of euphoria and dancing.

T0:45: I felt a pleasant euphoria similar to MDMA but not nearly as intense. I became more open, talkative, and playful. A nice experience with the music and crowd. I dropped a second bomb for a double come up. So far so fun.

T2:00: The second bomb had no euphoric effect and by this point the euphoric and empathetic feelings had worn off. I still felt wired but somewhat detached and unemotional. We suspect the 'MDMA' was poor quality.

T4:00: Still highly stimulated I began to feel creeping anxiety and paranoia that people in the crowd were watching me.

T6:00: Coming back home from the festival Red and I spoke in a somewhat robotic and monotone way. Having arrived home and met some friends to hang out with a final attempt was made to reawaken the euphoria by insulfating 50mg.

T7:00: The final 50mg had no euphoric effect. I found it increasing hard to follow and participate in conversation and to respond appropriately to social cues. This resulted in a very disturbing level of social anxiety resulting in avoiding eye contact, grimacing and withdrawal.

T16:00: Experiencing a high level of anxiety and stimulation for a long period it was obvious that whatever we took it was not MDMA. At this point we were frantically trying to find out what we had ingested. Reading accounts of Dr Death sold as MDMA sent my anxiety through the roof resulting in shallow labored breathing and a racing heart rate.

T20:00: The major anxiety had diminished but the stimulation was still very strong. Despite being physically and psychologically exhausted the restless purgatory of insomnia ensued.

T30:00 (23:00h following final dose): Finally I was able to sleep.

A relatively low but still disruptive level of anxiety and stimulation persisted for 2 more days resulting in sick days off work. Red reported only minor anxiety throughout but problems sleeping for 2 days.

A few lessons I have taken away from this experience are: to never underestimate the potential for callous behavior from drug suppliers; to always test your shit; and also to explore the root of my underlying social anxiety. The positive aspects were a mouse fart compared to the torrent of side effects.

Exp Year: 2015ExpID: 106382
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 30 
Published: Apr 7, 2021Views: 562
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