Citation: IronWizard666. "Paranoid: An Experience with Inhalants - Spray Adhesive (exp108384)". Erowid.org. Nov 20, 2017. erowid.org/exp/108384
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After a while of not huffing anything, I had a craving to get high. I found a can of spray glue that I had used before in a much smaller dose, and I got a ziploc bag. I cut a hole in the bottom of the bag to breath through, threw a sock in the bag (helps hold the glue to prevent aspiration), sprayed a few sprays of it in, zipped it up, and started inhaling. The hole was too small, so I made it big enough to make a near perfect fit on my nose and mouth.
At first, not much happened other than some bad burning in my throat. However, I soon started to get lightheaded. I felt my mind go numb, and it was like my consciousness was drifting further and further from mind itself. However, I did not actually pass out. I stopped pretty quickly due to panic from whatever carbon dioxide was in my lungs when I first started.
Just a few seconds later, I sprayed some in a small plastic shopping bag with a sock in it. I huffed it as usual. I did not feel panic this time, as the looseness of the bag allowed me to get a little oxygen. My mind went numb, and my body started feeling like energy was pulsing through it. Like electricity, but without any pain. I forgot any negative feelings or emotions; I was quite numb. I kept huffing until it became difficult to process my senses. I allowed my eyes to drift shut, and I began to experience closed eye hallucinations. They were vague, but they seemed to 'solidify' as they formed. It started out as some lines, but they started getting vivid and angular. They formed into some hexagonal shapes lined up in a row across my eyes. When I opened my eyes, they dissolved, leaving translucent green lines all over my vision. They were curved, and weren't too visually distracting.
When I removed my face from the bag, I felt the same electrical feeling, along with ringing auditory hallucinations. The visual ones dissipated. As the oxygen returned, I felt an intense rush. My body felt light and tingly during this. The rush was very short lived, though.
After the main part of the high ended, I became extremely paranoid. I thought someone was in my house, and knew exactly what I was doing. I thought that this person was the 'glue police' and he was investigating (I didn't think about the fact that I can't get arrested for sniffing glue). I heard people talking outside of my house (probably real), but I thought they were inside. I also heard footsteps. I shouted 'I know you are in here'. I got no response, and went downstairs.
It took me about an hour to completely come to my senses. After the paranoia was a daze where I felt as if I wasn't fully engaged to reality. My speech was also very slightly slurred. I did not experience any headaches or nausea.
I haven't noticed any lasting mental effects from this particular experience, but most inhalants are generally not considered safe, so I don't encourage sniffing glue. I have had negative effects from addiction to it, just not this particular experience.
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