Citation: whisperthesis. "Pleasant Silence: An Experience with Tapentadol (exp112423)". Erowid.org. Oct 31, 2018. erowid.org/exp/112423
ROA: Tapentadol (Palexia IR) rectal, dissolved in 5mL warmed tap water.
I have not drunk alcohol in 5 days, it has been over a week since I have ingested tapentadol. I was prescribed it post-op after ORIF for a fracture.
T = 0: I lie in bed waiting for tapentadol to take effect.
T + 20: I get out of bed, motion comes easily.
T + 40: Pleasant feeling of relation, not overwhelming. I observe things with a different clarity, it seems I can only really focus on one thing at a time. Though I can still hear people out on the street (I am on the fifth floor), there is a very pleasant quiet, which is also reverberating withing my mind. I am enjoying a glass of ginger beer with a slice of lemon.
T + 55: I can observe 'tracers' following my finger tips, similar to those I have experienced on LSD. I occasionally have mild HPPD, so there might be no causal connection between the tapentadol and tracers. They are not concerning.
T + 70: Motor function seems slightly deteriorated. Clumsy.
T + 85: I am having trouble focusing my eyesight. My use of f.lux may be partly responsible. Closing my eyes I am met with a short auditory hallucination of a drum kit with some vocals. My skin feels sensitive (not as it does on LSD), touching surfaces is pleasant and even comforting.
T + 95: I begin watching G.I. Joe: Retaliation. God knows if I will finish it.
T + 97: I stop watching the movie.
T + 120: I feel listless, am having trouble deciding what to do. However I do not feel 'down.' The pleasant silence remains.
T + 160: I resolve to go to sleep at this point. I lie down in bed and listen to Dopey podcast.
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