Citation: GothicLolita. "Downing a Full Tablespoon: An Experience with Poppies - Opium (exp109130)". Erowid.org. Nov 18, 2022. erowid.org/exp/109130
This was my first experience with poppy seeds.
A little background about me. I have a petite physique with weight of approx. 50 kg and height of 160cm. Although I'm curious about recreational drugs, I'm pretty much an inexperienced user, except for the occasional alcohol. I've only gotten seriously drunk twice in my life and never went back, due to the hellish hangover that follows.
I can safely consider myself very sensitive to drugs. I tend get the jitters and heart palpitation after just drinking half a small cup of black unsweetened Americano coffee and it would last for two to three days. And the only time I got high was during a hospital stay due to a car accident. I underwent two operations and self-administered morphine to numb my pain.
There, I really thought the bed was rocking itself, and dreams fused with reality. When I closed my eyes, I can see the cave rocks in front of me so vividly I stretched out my hands to touch them. I felt the cold river water embracing my skin - till I opened my eyes again to see the ward.
Back to poppy seeds. I have read accounts that you need at least 200-300mg to get the high for a beginner, and you would have to shake the seeds in lemon / grapefruit juice in lukewarm water to get the good stuff out before you down the liquid.
I got myself a packet of 150mg white poppy seeds from a conventional supermarket. I got intimidated that 150mg seemed like a lot of seeds to me. I poured the seeds into an empty jam jar and occasionally took a pinch to chew to get use of the taste.
The first time I tried, I ate two pinches and instantly felt mildly sedated, like having a few sips of wine. I thought nothing about it and went to bed.
The second time, I ate six pinches and felt nothing. But that night I had a strange, almost psychedelic dream. I dreamed I was invited to have a tete-a-tete with the deceased Sathya Sai Baba (my father is a devotee of his and I used to attend his Sunday school when I was young). He told me his name is Michael and there were only four people chosen to meet with him, me being one of them. We discussed some issues and talked about the universe, and he offered his insights by encouraging me to wear his glasses. However, as I held the glasses near me, I felt the glasses were repelling my face like two magnets of the same pole repelling each other. I heard gibberish from the glasses and got the impression they held the truth to the universe. At the same time I was hearing the gibberish, I saw colours associating with the sound. It was hard to explain, but it was like how a person with synesthesia would experience.
I woke up from the dream feeling spiritual. The repelling glasses felt as if I was not ready to know the truth yet, whatever that is. Later in the day, I looked up the meaning of the name 'Michael'. It meant 'who is like God', and was amused it suited the theme of the dream.
Yesterday, I decided to take a tablespoon of the little seeds. I thought making a lemon extracted poppy drink would be too cumbersome and besides I couldn't find any literature of downing the seeds alone and decided to give it a try. As a starter, I decided a tablespoon would suffice. I don't want to down too many seeds for fear of upsetting my stomach. I had serious nausea, bloated stomach and constipation for weeks for injecting too much morphine during the hospital stay and I wouldn't want to revisit the episode again.
10pm: I downed the tablespoonful of poppy seeds and drank some water to wash my mouth. It tasted bitter, but I was okay with it.
10.05pm: I was surprised how quickly the effect sets in. I was feeling a bit disoriented already, like getting a heavy dose of medication. I felt calm and sedated, like the effect of small amount of wine. The only difference was, after drinking some wine, I would feel relaxed and sexy. The fire burning in my chest would make me wanna make out and do horny things. But not with poppy seeds. I felt sedated and seriously calm. But I don't want to do anything else. And hey, I thought I just saw the spoon moved a little! Hmm...
10.15pm: I went to bed. On the way there, I felt my legs a bit wobbly but I can still manage.
10.25pm: My legs jerked me awake. So far, it was normal. My legs tend to jerk when I'm about to fall asleep.
10.40pm: I felt sedated but a bit jittery at the same time, like when I'm having caffeine in my system. My mouth dried. I felt light and floaty
I felt sedated but a bit jittery at the same time, like when I'm having caffeine in my system. My mouth dried. I felt light and floaty
that I kept switching my sleep position for fear of any unplanned out of body experiences. I felt my breathe became more shallow and heart began to race a little. I took deep breathes to counter the effect and went to bed.
7am: I woke up to get ready for work. I was very pleased with my deep sleep last night. I thought the whole episode was over. But I still got the occasional jittery feeling. My hands and legs still shook a little and my breathe still hadn't revert back to its normal pace. I decided to let my dad drive me to work.
2-3pm: I still feel a bit jittery and dizzy. I browsed the internet for a bit. Still found nothing about eating the seeds raw. And no account that eating a tablespoon is sufficient, moreover the instant effect. The accounts I read all agree that it takes effect in 30 minutes or more. I'm very curious. I drank a lot of water to get rid of the jittery feeling.
10am: Yay. I'm back to my normal self. Gee, if the jittery feeling is the hangover effect, it is better than alcohol! I would definitely do it again in the future, but only as a occasional treat when I need to relax deeply. This experience is not too bad :)
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