Citation: Kid_-_Third_Plateau. "Blew My Mind: An Experience with 4-AcO-DMT & Pregabalin (exp108842)". Erowid.org. Dec 3, 2018. erowid.org/exp/108842
Saturday, 11 June 2016
08:59 – About five minutes ago I put 51 +/- 1 mg of psilacetin fumarate under my tongue. I have taken quite a lot of pregabalin HCl in the last twelve hours or so. I think I took about 450 mg around 11 PM or a bit earlier, then after I had returned home, I took more. From about 4 AM to now I probably took another 600 mg. I also have some nitrous oxide, which will be fun.
09:10 – I did some nitrous oxide. It was fun. I feel great. I am going to walk around outside a little.
09:25 – I took 20 mg more psilacetin fumarate. Heh.
35 y/o male. 93 kg.
I have plenty of experiences with psychedelics. I've taken LSD about 40 times. Psilocybin-containing mushrooms maybe 20 times. 4-ACO-DMT (psilacetin) maybe 100 times. Mescaline-bearing cactii twice. I have much more experience with dissociative psychedelics. I've used dextromethorphan (DXM) about 500 times (I'm not kidding or exaggerating: during one 14 month period, I kept notes and used it 200 times with an average dose of 434 mg). I once bought an ounce of ketamine and used it 23 hours a day for a week straight.
I have tried plenty of other drugs including but not limited to: codeine, oxycodone, (alleged) heroin, U-47700 (3,4-dichloro-N-[(1R,2R)-2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide), AH-7921 (1-(3,4-dichlorobenzamidomethyl)cyclohexyldimethylamine), methadone, clonazepam, diazepam, etizolam, lorazepam, armodafinil, 3-fluorophenetrazine, 4-fluoromethylphenidate, ethylphenidate, propylphenidate, etaqualone, cocaine (salt and freebase), salvia divinorium, MDMA and amphetamine.
Trip report – written on Saturday, 09 July 2016
I waited much longer than I meant to write this trip report, but even the next day the most intense parts of the trip were not exactly hard to remember, but hard to describe
even the next day the most intense parts of the trip were not exactly hard to remember, but hard to describe
As noted above, I initially took 51 +/- 1 mg psilacetin fumarate sublingually. I was relaxed from the pregabalin. I don't recall using the nitrous oxide (I didn't even remember that at the end of the trip because what happened next was so intense).
I generally find that psilocybin-containing mushrooms and 4-acetoxy-psilocin (psilacetin) cause anxiety during the rise phase (the first hour to hour and a half). With LSD, I often found that its stimulant action made me excited rather than anxious, except when I took large doses and wondered just how hard I would trip. Needless to say, taking 71 +/- 2 mg of psilacetin fumarate is quite a large dose. I consider 10 mg of psilacetin fumarate to be roughly equivalent to 1 gram of good Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, which I have grown myself years ago (and purchased “on the street”).
I think around 9:45 is when I felt that I should go for a walk to expend some energy. I've often found that anxiety can easily reduced with exercise, even just walking. I live about three residential blocks from a ravine so I headed to the ravine. I generally do not have a problem being in public on psychedelic or other drugs, largely because I used to use DXM a lot and would walk around outside on doses of 750 mg DXM HBr (10 mg DXM HBr / kg bodyweight – at the time). I have always seemed to be able to keep a core part of my consciousness rational enough not to do anything really stupid. There are, of course, exceptions to this such as when I would mix alcohol with DXM. I usually found walking around outside on serotonergic psychedelics like LSD exhilirating because I was so happy and knew nobody could tell I was on anything.
I walked maybe 100 meters down into the ravine and sat on a bench. It probably took 15 minutes to get there from my apartment. I had my sunglasses on and a big grin on my face. It was a beautiful day. It was mild and windy. I enjoyed watching and listening to the trees sway in the wind. It did not take long before things started to get intense and by that I mean confusing. I was not worried or anxious anymore. I suspect the pregabalin helped, but I think just changing scenery and getting outside also helped reduce anxiety.
I was starting to imagine things and my imagination was so powerful that for a few seconds after thinking about something, I'd wonder if it actually happened or not. For example, I would think about what it would be like if the people walking by started talking with me and a brief scenario would play out but not entirely “in my head.” I was not exactly hallucinating but I was starting to have difficulty telling the difference between the scenarios in my head and what was going on around me. I remember walking up the path out of the ravine and the same thing happened whenever someone passed me: I'd imagine that they were looking at me funny or said something to me or that we spoke with each other and I'd be temporarily confused about whether these things had really happened. This confusion would only last a few seconds but then the next scenario would start in my head and it would seem just as real as the outside world. The line between internal and external reality was being blurred.
When I got on the street, only a few blocks from home, I had to really concentrate on walking straight because pregabalin causes me to become uncoordinated as though I were slightly drunk. People would pass by and as I looked at them, I'd imagine saying something to them and momentarily wonder if I'd actually said that.
I remember that I saw lines on the sidewalk ahead of me a few times. I wondered what they were because I was familiar with this street and had never seen these lines before. As I approached the portion of the sidewalk with the lines on them, they'd disappear. My vision was becoming a bit chaotic, almost like cubism but not quite. It was more like patches of my vision were cut out and moved from on spot to another, like I was looking through a kaleidescope, but not quite.
I cannot really do justice to the experience of that 15 minute walk home. Inner and outer reality were merging. My vision was starting to do things that I've only once experienced on 4 very potent tabs of LSD. The walk home was so intense that it blew my mind.
I was very relieved when I got back in my apartment. I think it was about 10:30 AM by then. Inside my apartment, the walls had patterns appearing on them. There were colours and shadows coming out of the walls, sticking out of them and hanging in the air.
I recall reading a journal article which said that LSD had two distinct phases. The second phase was described as paranoid. I don't agree with the description, but I have found that after the peak of a serotonergic psychedelic that I begin talking to myself a lot, as though there are two of me
after the peak of a serotonergic psychedelic that I begin talking to myself a lot, as though there are two of me
. The first part of this trip, from taking the drug up to the peak was intense and seems qualitatively different, but it may just be how I react.
I spent some time looking at myself and my huge pupils in the bathroom mirror, talking to myself. I kept talking to myself for the remainder of the experience because I really enjoy talking to myself while on psychedelic drugs. I tend to find myself quite funny. I spent the rest of the experience listening to music and just enjoying myself in general, but it seems quite mundane compared to the rise to peak portion of the trip.
The effects lasted about 8 to 10 hours. I still had noticeable trails after that amount of time and in the dark, shadows and textures were still moving.
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