Citation: MrMoran. "Holy Hell That Potency: An Experience with Etizolam (exp108403)". Erowid.org. Sep 3, 2017. erowid.org/exp/108403
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1mg Etizolam - kind of like valium and ambien
I hadn't done much research on Etizolam, but had heard MANY people talking about it for a while, and wanted to see what the buzz was all about. I've tried diazepam (Valium) twice, and Ambien a handful of times, but never considered myself a regular user or anything like that. I just wanted to see their effects. Likewise, with this, it was no difference - having heard 1mg of Etizolam is equivalent to 10mg Diazepam, I was then quite curious. I have pretty much zero tolerance for benzos and their derivatives, so I figured I'd play it safe and start low and take just one.
I had recently acquired a sample of etizolam, pressed in a pink pill in a blister pack. My guess is that it might have been the 'Etizest' (brand? Trademark?). In either event, I quickly researched the duration of the effects, realized I had to be up for work whenever it was allegedly supposed to wear off.
[T +0:00] At approximately 10:50pm, I took the 1mg dose of etizolam orally, and waited to see the effects.
T +0:20 - Starting to feel mellow. It almost feels akin to how I remember bupropion felt whenever I first started taking it. That calm, smooth, mmmmm inner-calmness was certainly there. It felt quite a bit like Valium, but hit about as fast as Ambien did for me. Interesting for sure. Effects felt as though they were slowly, steadily climbing at this point.
T +0:25 - Effects present. ++ Starting to yawn more frequently Feels primarily like a sedative, where I feel relaxed, but a hypnotic element was getting stronger at this point. I felt calm for sure, very much in the same way diazepam does it. But yet, the tiredness was slowly getting stronger.
T +0:35 - My short-term memory began to be effected, which I realized when I didn't know what time it was immediately after looking at my phone and seeing the time. Around here, it seemed to cross from the sedative effects over to the hypnotic effects. ++ to +++ transition roughly. My nose began to run a bit more as well, suggesting possible vasoconstriction, and my heart rate was between 80-100 bpm. Starting to feel groggy, possibly dizzy/disoriented.
T +0:40 - Music is somewhat captivating (the next day, I had almost forgotten about this), especially slow songs. A certain degree of enhancement to music, but only minorly so. Om's 'Gesthemane' accurately describes how I feel. My handwriting is different. I don't have the urge to pick at my scabs like I normally do.
T +0:45 - I think at 1hr, I shall consume a small amount of cannabis to see its interaction.
T +1:00 - [By this point, I had fallen asleep, and had not consumed cannabis as I had previously intended. That, or I don't remember doing so. According to my girlfriend, I 'passed the fuck out' and would not wake easily or at all].
Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
T +7:30 - Somewhat difficult to wake up initially, but managed to start my day relatively quickly. I cannot remember specifically if my driving was affected much, but I don't think it was. I arrived at work on time, and we finished early for the day.
I can definitely see why people like this, if benzos are their sort of thing. Unfortunately, it carries a lot of the same risks as benzodiazepines, such as tolerance, withdrawals, dependence, etc. But it does have a medical use, certainly. I think part of the reason why I fell asleep is that I am very inexperienced with benzodiazepines and their derivatives, so my tolerance is pretty much gone. That, and I took it near the end of the day, so I was really trying to get to sleep anyways. This DEFINTELY helped with that. I can imagine this being useful for long flights and such, especially if you have a fear of flying. Brings the calmness of valium fast, but can help sleep greatly too.
Also, holy hell that potency. All that in 1mg? I woke up the next day with a decent recollection of the previous night after I took the pill up until about 30 minutes or so, then my memory gets kinda splotchy. Rereading my notes helps me piece it all back together. I felt fine in the morning though; not particularly sluggish or anything - diphenhydramine makes me more sluggish in the morning. Totally different compound though.
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