Citation: Infinite8. "Neuroleptic: An Experience with Propylhexedrine (exp112347)". Erowid.org. Sep 19, 2018. erowid.org/exp/112347
Propylhexedrine is the main ingredient in Benzedrex, a brand of nasal decongestant designed to be inhaled through the nose. I have abused this substance much in my 20's and compare it loosely to speed.
I don't recommend this drug for trying to party or get high, as it causes just way too many problems! This was a substance I tried for lack of real amphetamines or other good drugs, and the average experience with this drug solo is 20% good at first, then 30% okay then the remaining time on it is hellish.
My first experience with it was to make it into a drink using a method I found on the web, known as 'Diet Crank' or 'Bergamot Coke'. I made 20oz of this drink containing 250 mg of the Propylhexedrine. I then drank half of the beverage and waited in my room, doing typical things like relaxing and surfing the internet.
Gradually I could feel a buzz creeping up my neck as my stomach gurgled and emptied, I knew the drug was beginning it's journey because I felt ziggy reading things online. I felt safe and confident to slowly drink the rest of the Diet Crank so I could achieve my high.. oh how my body quivered taking in the last few sips, like being drunk and trying to finish the last bit of vodka and your stomach is telling you 'nooo stopp'.
About 2 hours after taking the first sip, I've taken the last of the drink, now at the 3 hour mark, I'm fully under the effect of this devilish substance- feeling great and trippy, but with a hint of discomfort in my chest.
Another hour passes and the euphoria has been drowned out completely by a feeling of extreme hypertension (my head was throbbing, heart sputtering, fingers and toes blue and numb). I was weak and feeling very dim, the sense of quick wittedness was gone because I wasn't getting enough blood in my brain. I was venturing into a medical wasteland known as Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, where there are either too much or too little of important endocrines floating around. Luckily before I got any worse I took two 10mg pills of Propranolol, a beta blocker, and smoked some weed, the weed calmed the anxiety while I waited for my extreme vasoconstriction to be countered. After the Propranolol kicked in my limbs regained their blood flow, but I was still feeling anxious and livid, so I took some more weed to combat that.
About 4 hours after taking the Propranolols, the Propylhexedrine was still going strong but the beta blockers were not, so I was getting faint again and numb, I needed to concomitantly take more Propranolol to maintain stability for the duration of the Propylhexedrine being in my system. The foul speed stayed with me for another 16 hours so this meant several more little orange pills and a couple more bowls of weed.
I do not recommend using Propylhexedrine in any manner other than its intended use. Initially just using it was like doing meth, but then it smacked me around with really heavy side effects on top of the usual side effects of just using. Abusing this substance for more than a couple rounds does severe damage to the heart and nervous system. It hurt me and could've killed me.
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