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Terrible Trip
by bjthebean
Citation:   bjthebean. "Terrible Trip: An Experience with 2C-B (exp106728)". Erowid.org. Dec 24, 2020. erowid.org/exp/106728

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  repeated oral Alcohol
  T+ 0:00   repeated insufflated Cocaine
  T+ 0:00   insufflated 2C-B
  T+ 1:00   oral 2C-B
  T+ 3:00   oral 2C-B


I had taken 2C-B twice before and both times had really enjoyed it. I took it at a birthday retreat in the highlands of Scotland (not sure what doseage) and didn't get any visuals but felt very light, floaty and generally very good. The second time was a festival and it felt a lot like when I took acid with the same visuals but lasted half the time. At this point I was convinced that it was just a shorter alternative to acid.
At this point I was convinced that it was just a shorter alternative to acid.

However, a few days ago I was at a leaving party and my friend brought round a large amount of 2C-B. We had already been drinking and taking a fair amount of coke which I think is the reason it took so long to kick in. We initially snorted the 2C-B (probably around 10pm) and it burned like hell. An hour later, nothing, so we decided to drop some more...then a bit more later on (around 1am)...BAD.IDEA. Everyone left and went home at around 3am and I stayed up to watch a bit of TV. I was mildly tripping out at this point and it felt really good, the only thing I was annoyed at was I had taken it too late and knew I would have trouble sleeping.

Eventually, I went to bed. Next thing I know it is light outside and I am vomiting into my own hands, shaking, crying, convulsing and freezing cold. I became immediately very scared. I had no idea what was going on, my mind was racing at 100mph and all I could do was shout and moan. I tried to speak but no coherent words would come out. I realised I had to make it to the bathroom and it felt like an enormous amount of effort. I was strange to touch, clammy, and I didn't recognise myself in the mirror. I then called my friend (who had taken the same amount but felt completely normal) to come round and look after me. He took around an hour to get to the flat but it felt like 3. I went through into my flatmate's room and paced around watching him sleep. I woke him up and climbed into bed with him, still freezing cold, still losing my mind. Sounds were being created in my head, great sonic waves that deafened me and made me twitch. Deep, deep rooted childhood fears resurfaced so vividly that I felt, for the first time in my life, genuinely petrified.

My friend arrived and calmed me down, talking to me normally and making jokes. I reckon it was because of this that a sane voice in my head told me I would be alright and that I just had to wait this horrible ordeal out. It got to around 4:20pm (so almost exactly 12 hours after the last doseage) and the strangest thing happened. I went from almost literally insane and unable to speak to normal, as if someone had flicked a switch in my brain. I sat up and realised I could talk. I ate some toast, drank some juice and started to feel alright again. Visually, I was still tripping hard but not in an unpleasant way. Mainly, I was just extremely bored of the visuals by this point. Then, until I went to bed at 12am (almost 24hours after the first dose), the visuals continued but were getting less and less intense.

I managed to fall asleep and woke up the next day feeling normal if a bit shaky. I don't think the moral of this story is that 2C-B is dangerous as I have enjoyed it a lot before. However, don't be an idiot like me and make sure to look up the recommended doseage and stick to it. Do not take more if you are not feeling it as often it will take a fair amount of time to properly kick in.

Exp Year: 2015ExpID: 106728
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 20 
Published: Dec 24, 2020Views: 373
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