Citation: Fernando. "My Apartment Became the Devil's Playground: An Experience with Dimenhydrinate (exp112926)". Erowid.org. Oct 18, 2019. erowid.org/exp/112926
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Last week I bought a box of Dramine containing 30 pills, 50 mg dimenhydrinate each. Yesterday I decided to take them and see what would happen.
The set: I was bored, stressed out after a long day of work, and I was filled with hate for everything.
The setting: It was late Friday night. I live by myself in a small apartment, and I have a cat who keeps me company.
The dosage: 1500 mg of dimenhydrinate
First I took 4 pills and waited some 30 minutes. Absolutely nothing.
Then I took 2 more pills and waited some 30 minutes. Again nothing.
I ended up repeating this process of taking 2 pills at a time and waiting until I would notice any effects.
In the end I ingested 1500 mg of this sh*t in total (I took all of the 30 pills), and only felt somewhat heavier and a little drunk (probably because I was also drinking some vodka).
I was so frustrated and angry that nothing out of the ordinary was happening, so I gave up, and went to sleep.
I woke up in the middle of the night feeling nauseous, and didn't have enough time to reach the bathroom, so I puked on my bedroom floor. It was too dark to see anything and I felt very heavy and disoriented, so I decided that I would clean it up in the morning. Then I went back to sleep.
I woke up in the morning feeling weird. While I was getting up, I looked down and saw a small pool of black goo splattered on the floor. I was shocked. What the fuck was that? Then I remembered that I had to puke during the night, and came to realize that the black goo was my vomit. I was even more shocked and disgusted. Why did I puke some disgusting black goo? What was in that? I had no idea, so I grabbed a small tool that looks like a trowel, and proceeded to take small samples of the vomit to look closer and try to find out what it was. I smelt it, it had a very sweet but also very sickly smell, it was one of the most disgusting things I had ever seen. Eventually I finished cleaning the floor, and to this day I have absolutely no idea what that was.
I stumbled into the living room, feeling very heavy and spaced out. Suddenly I look into the other bedroom where I keep the litter box of my cat, and there he was sitting next to the litter box. I found it strange that he was looking directly at me in the eyes. I walked closer to the bedroom door and kept looking at him, he didn't move, or blink, he seemed paralyzed. If you own a cat you probably know that cats don't maintain eye contact with someone for a prolonged period of time, they always tend to look somewhere else then look back at you. He was absolutely not doing this, and for whatever reason his eyes were making an expression of hatred (like a human when you are furious and you give someone an angry look). Cats don't fucking do that. Animals don't do that. But there he was looking directly at me deep in my eyes and emitting anger and hatred and loath towards me. Suddenly I felt a horrible shiver down my spine, it even reached to the back of my head, I was extremely shocked by my cat's expression. I called him, put food in his bowl, he didn't move, he was fucking petrified. When I tried to get closer to him he kept following me with his demonic eyes, I was so scared I screamed at him, he ran out of the bedroom, still following me with his hateful eyes. This went on for maybe 30 minutes until I was too tired to try to understand what was going on. I live by myself, but I felt his hatred towards me, and this hatred started spreading all over my apartment, I felt like everything hated me and was angry at me for whatever reason.
I felt like complete shit, shivers kept going down my spine, and I started feeling like mosquitoes were biting me all the time. That's when I started noticing some very small black dots on the living room floor. I knelt down, looked closer, and realized that the little black dots were actually dark red, and they had legs, they looked exactly like minuscule ticks. Then I remembered I had read somewhere that seeing spiders and other bugs was very common. Then I was absolutely sure the drug was indeed working, and I quickly started to regret having consumed 1500 mg of that shit, because suddenly I started feeling a weird rush through my body, I felt like I was about to faint, so I laid down on my bed and started breathing deeply (like it wasn't an automatic thing, as if I had to actively control my breathing) trying to calm down. I was about to call an ambulance because I thought I was going to die. I started seeing black dots all over my bed, and when I looked closer, there they were, those fucking ticks. I got up, terrified, went to the living room, the demonic cat of satan was there, paralyzed, emitting his utter hatred towards me. The more I maintained eye contact with him, the more demonic he appeared. It was truly hell. I was extremely paranoid, started hearing faint voices, seeing things out of the corner of my eyes, some objects and walls around the apartment had this very weird jagged transparent outlines which would start shaking uncontrollably the more I focused on them. Everything that happened sent me into some paranoid state as I believed the apartment had now some extremely demonic presence, like every single object was now emitting hatred towards me. I felt like I went to sleep in the normal dimension and woke up in an alternate dimension, and I was begging for it to end, I was never so scared in my entire life (BTW I am 30 years old). If I could describe this experience using only 3 words, I would definitely say: HATRED, HELL and NIGHTMARE.
I started shaking and sweating uncontrollably with fear, my hands were shaking like I had a severe case of Alzheimer's. Tried to use my phone to talk to a friend, but I was shocked to realize that I could not read because everything was extremely blurry, no matter how much I tried I could not read anything, at all. Tried to type some message to my friend, but as I couldn't read and my hands were almost out of control, I typed some random letters to which my friend replied "What?". I didn't even try to contact anyone else, I was completely shocked and wanted this nightmare to end. My mouth was starting to get extremely dry.
I think I spent the day in my bedroom watching videos on YouTube trying to ignore the hell I was now locked in. Sometimes when I was watching gaming related videos the voices of people talking in the video started getting distorted like they were speaking in slow motion. Whenever some guy was talking, his voice would distort and I would hear something like Satan's voice, and sometimes when I was really paying attention to what they were saying, their speech slowly became a word salad, it was so horrifying and it truly felt demonic and like the devil was trying to communicate with me through some form of wordplay. I was almost wishing death to escape this nightmare. I was having severe panic attacks every 30 minutes where I believed I was dying.
I kept enduring this hell the entire day. Eventually that night I went to sleep because I started feeling somewhat better. Next morning I still couldn't read, but the panic attacks were gone and my cat appeared to be normal again.
Today I swore to myself that I would never try or even touch any other psychedelic for the rest of my life. I think that dimenhydrinate pills should be nicknamed "the satanic delirious nightmare pill". I learned my lesson, and thankfully I survived to tell my wretched story.
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