Citation: InnerExplorer. "Smooth Operator: An Experience with Deschloroketamine (exp108116)". Erowid.org. Mar 11, 2016. erowid.org/exp/108116
After obtaining a pure sample of this compound, I chose to take the plunge and see what this molecule had to offer. I had no other drugs in my system and had some slight dissociative tolerance at the time of this experiment.
I took a 6 mg allergy test dose via insufflation and waited 15 minutes.
With no adverse effects, I dissolved 45 mg of deschloroketamine in .5cc's distilled water which happened quickly with slight stirring, pulled it into a syringe, and administered it into my right thigh muscle.
It came on much quicker than ketamine. The dissociative rush began within seconds and reached its crescendo after the first minute. Sense of smell was greatly heightened, strangely, and I was melted into a deep dissociative relaxation.
Recall from the experience is vague at best, however I feel that I can comment on the nature of the experience itself. There was a significant slowing of everything. Extreme time warping, slowing of all bodily processes, extreme anesthesia. Parts of my body were completely numb for the whole experience. I could have been operated on and not felt a thing. There was also the sensation that I had been immersed in a type of gel. The smoothness of the experience was perhaps the most baffling and confounding part. Everything had this quality of utmost smoothness, all things gliding in place as if very well lubricated.
I get the feeling that this state of mind may act as a substrate of sorts. If one were to add a tryptamine, for example, I would imagine it being slowed down to the point where one would be able to navigate the space as if it were frozen in time or else moving extremely slowly. This reminds me of the Boson Einstein Condensate or BEC which can be observed at nanokalvin temperatures. The DCK experience allows the individual to experience an altered state of mind which is a natural state yet is completely inaccessible by ordinary means.
The overall signature of this compound is also not that if a drug, but of a natural neurotransmitter. There was no 'drug' feeling in this at all, whereas with ketamine one may have the feeling that one is 'on a drug', especially on the comedown. This was not apparent in the DCK headspace.
On the Shulgin scale, I think that one could easily reach a +++ or ++++ experience in the sense of merging with all the universe. The headspace was not particularly difficult to navigate, even at such a high level. I would say that 45mg IM is on the heavy side of the dosing scale. Perhaps IV administration would shorten the action slightly?
The duration of the compound has quite a bit of longevity. At t+6:16 I was able to sleep with .25 mg etizolam, but some lingering effects persisted into the following day. The afterglow is not manic. Instead, it is a relaxed state almost indistinguishable from baseline, save for a level of calm detachment from the immediate surroundings.
I would suggest lower IM or IV doses for inexperienced dissociative users. Perhaps start at 20 mg or less and work ones way up from there.
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