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Reflections on Initial Use
Citation:   Bambi. "Reflections on Initial Use: An Experience with 5-MAPB (exp106762)". Erowid.org. Oct 13, 2015. erowid.org/exp/106762

  insufflated 5-MAPB (powder / crystals)
    oral 5-MAPB (powder / crystals)
    oral Pharms - Lorazepam  
    oral Diphenhydramine  
Night time setting, dorm/frat house type single room.

This is two nights of initial research with some 5-MAPB as the primary intoxicant. On the first night I took 40mg nasal in two 20mg doses and 110 oral taken in 3 parachutes of 40 and 60 about 45 minutes apart. I later took 50 mg Diphenhydramine with 1mg of Lorazepam to come down/sleep.

After the first snort and parachute it took about 10 minutes to feel the initial nasal, no major effects but minor jitters, but it did burn and plug my nose up. The burning subsided about 5 minutes but there were continued tickling sensations that made me sneeze. The parachute hit at about the 45 minute mark and it was then I upped the dose.

When the second dose kicked in (roughly 2 hours after the first dose) I was suddenly flooded with empathy and the friendly tingle that Molly or bk-MDMA gives. For the next 4 hours I switched between watching tv shows, listening to music, and helping a friend build his new computer. Conversations were amazing but so was listening to a few songs and smoking a few cigarettes. Very sexually stimulating but trouble maintaining an erection unless I was entirely focused on the act.

It is definitely between MDMA and bk-MDMA from my experiences, the tingle was more consistent with an occasional surge and overall I found it more enjoyable than both the other two substances.

The next morning I woke up refreshed, no down feeling, just a slight headache came on mid day and a small amount of restlessness. Sleeping wasn't hard.

Day two: 50mg snorted, pretty significant burning in the nose but again only lasted for about 5 minutes. Runny nose almost the entire time and plugged up on occasion but nothing crazy.

After about 10 minutes the effects hit, same empathy and tingle with the desire to listen to music and smoke. Very jittery, like a high dose of caffeine. Unsteady eyes and hands. More significant anxiety than the night before, so much so that I took 2mg Lorazepam after about an hour. I took 50mg diphenhydramine along with the benzo for sleep as well. After about an hour and a half the effects were gone and its apparent that sleeping won't be an issue.


Parachuting the dose, if I want to continue on, parachuting again at the 2.5-3 hour mark. There is high desire to redose as I come down.

Plan to have a sleep aid available, if you're prone to anxiety have something ready for that as well, or just a good friend to keep engaged in conversation.

Preferable to all the other uppers I've used... 4emc, methylone (bk-MDMA), cocaine, Molly, varieties of E, other misc empaths.

Also, test the potency of your batch, mine was a little weaker than others have reported. The vasoconstriction is a little severe but not dangerous if you don't go overboard I would assume.

Plan to experiment with a 70mg cap dose.

Exp Year: 2015ExpID: 106762
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 26
Published: Oct 13, 2015Views: 7,935
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