Citation: centraleuropeguy. "Dangerous Yet Pleasantly Effective Sleep Aid: An Experience with Flubromazolam & Beer (exp110658)". Erowid.org. Jul 13, 2017. erowid.org/exp/110658
I had one gram of pure Flubromazolam powder lying around for reasons I'd rather not elaborate on. Let's just agree there aren't that many reasons to have that much toxic substance on your shelf anyway. However I never went through with taking it until yesterday, when I finally decided to give it a small taste. The reasons were rather benign - curiosity most of all.
A word on dosage:
No reasonably priced scale in the world can measure you anything lower than 4-5mg, so dosing this stuff as a powder is basically russian roulette. You REALLY want to take the volumetric route for this. AGAIN: You should absolutely not eyeball this.
Two samples of powder (even of the same chemical) with equivalent volumes won't necessarily weigh the same. For this reason, eyeballing is an inaccurate and potentially dangerous method of measuring, particularly for substances that are active in very small amounts.
See this article on The Importance of Measured Doses.]
That being said, I personally didn't really give a shit. I took the nail-cleaning part of my nailclipper, dipped the tip into the powder, and dropped it on some flat surface. I assumed it would be less than 1mg and probably wasn't going to kill me... so into my nose it went. It looked like the residue of powder I'd scrape off a mirror after 1-2 lines in terms of volume.
Setting: Had two beers; no benzo tolerance to speak of; overall healthy; fairly awake; home alone.
[t=0; 1am'ish] insufflating the powder. No taste or burning to speak of, presumably due to the low volume
[t+20m] Slight phazing starts happening. Would compare it to the zooming-out effect of alcohol or high-potency-weed, maybe ketamine. I can still focus when I try to.
[t+30m] I start feeling glued to my couch. Very weed-esque feeling.
[t+40m] My vision is more often blurry than not. Very tired. I decide to brush my teeth.
[t+41m] I visit the toilet while brushing my teeth. Almost fell asleep while pissing.
[t+45m] I go to bed. I'm strongly drooling once I touch my pillow as if I were fast asleep already. (found this quite funny at the time)
I can't exactly tell how long it took me to fall asleep, but I'd be surprised if it was more than 3 minutes. My sleep was very good. I experienced many different dreams (which is *really* uncommon for me. I generally don't dream at all). I woke up a few times (maybe 3 times, maybe more) but always decided to go back to sleep right away. I decided to get up when it was 4pm, although I honestly did not pay any attention to time and it suprised me that it was this late already. When I stood up, it felt like I had been drinking a lot last night (minus the headaches). My body felt tired and my mind was pretty numb still.
At the time of writing this report it's about 8pm, and I can still clearly feel the effects. It would be a stretch to call it either hangover or afterglow, but the effects are still noticable. I'd compare it to the feeling I get after smoking way too much pot the day before.
The reports of this substance's potency are not made up. This shit's strong - very strong indeed.
Dosing this stuff is a proper science, don't fuck it up if you value your life. If you want to do it like me, prepare an amount that seems laughably small, and then only take half of that. A proper entry-level dose is somewhere between 1/8th and 1/4th of a mg. (I can't reiterate enough that you SHOULD do this the volumetric way)
Anyway, I'm going to lie down for another few hours now, and I hope I'll finally wake up sober.
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