Citation: SayPerhapsToDrugs. "Incredible Focus but Unpleasant Comedown: An Experience with Propylhexedrine (exp114837)". Erowid.org. Sep 8, 2021. erowid.org/exp/114837
I regularly write down my experiences with different drugs and highs because I want to remember all the important parts of them and if I would want to try them again.
I'd like to start this off by saying I'm regularly an incredibly unhappy person who will go to great lengths and a huge effort for a high. I just want to escape and feel alright for a couple hours, you know? I can recognize that I'm not good at making decisions, and that many of my efforts have probably messed up my internal organs a good amount. I've drank mouthwash, cough syrup with high doses of acetaminophen, tried nutmeg, made my own prison wine... Like I said, I'm not good at making decisions. And I dont have a plug or anything to get me any real manufactured drugs, so I try to find ways with whatever I can. Well, I was looking up over the counter things I could buy to get high. And I stumbled upon the idea of Benzedrex inhalers. I ran into many guides with differing opinions on how you could do it, but the easiest way to me seemed to be taking the cotton pieces and soaking them in some type of acidic liquid (lemon juice or for example coca cola) in an airtight container for 24 hours, then taking out the cotton pieces and drinking it. I wasnt about to eat straight up cotton, so that's what I did. I went to Walgreens and bought one, and I went home and put the cotton in enough coca cola to submerge it and closed the airtight water bottle. Now, after reading others reports, I'll admit I was nervous and kind of scared, so I decided to only have a 125 mg dose, which was half the cotton rod.
Anyway, at 12:30 in the afternoon the next day, I was trying to do history homework and I was so unhappy and pretty lonely and stressed out about the work. I had no idea what I was doing and I couldn't muster the motivation to figure out how to do it. So, I decided it was a good time to drink it. I wasn't sure what to expect. I didn't plan on continuing to do homework. I thought maybe I would put it away when the effects really kicked in. The guide I read said that the dose I took should last about 1.5-3 hours, and I should have some mild aftereffects 4-8 hours after taking it. In my mind, I thought this meant I would be completely sober and back to normal 8 hours later. Honestly, this guide was pretty wrong. 30 minutes after drinking it, I was feeling a bit of a mood lift. I was kind of jittery, and my legs were bouncing around a lot. And as time went on, I started to get more ideas for my history projects, I researched a bunch of things, sped through reading a section in my textbook, and things started to come together and make sense. It was crazy. It felt like someone just took the regular activities I was doing and made me way more focused and motivated but also hit a fast forward button and made me scramble around and drop papers and it was sometimes difficult to control myself without shaking. The following is my experience, with the numerous cracked out spelling errors edited for your convenience:
12:30 - I just drank the coca cola mixture. I already feel a little better. I have something to be excited about. The taste was pretty disgusting and lavendery, I really didnt like it. I had some coke after to wash it away and it helped a bit.
1:13 - I feel so cracked out right now. The euphoria is hitting and I feel focused but jittery and I cant spell at all. This is incredible. This helps me focus so much and fixate on the assignment and getting it done but I'm also so crazy jittery.
3:01 - Well. That was interesting. I have to imagine that's what taking adderall feels like. It was so nice to be like, interested in my assignments and able to actually focus and do things. I'm almost finished with my presentation and it was pretty fast, especially considering I havent been able to focus on any schoolwork recently. I seriously dont know if I could have mustered up the motivation and stayed focused enough to complete the history assignments without this.
Now, on to the other effects. I dont have much of an appetite. Eating really isnt very fun. I'm trying to eat right now but it's a bit difficult. I just want to stay on top of things though and eat a normal ish amount and not contribute to feeling worse than I should. It's so weird. It feels like you're heavier. It's a bit difficult to walk. But the euphoria is great, too, I just feel warm in a really nice way for the first while. It's like when the house is a little too cold and I go outside and lay in the warm sun. It fills me with contentment, but also an absolute need to be productive and do things. I feel like this would be an awful high if I were just say, sitting on my phone. This isnt a chill type of drug, it's an I absolutely need to be doing something productive right now and I need to do it quickly type of drug. I feel like I'm in a rush to do everything, but it's not like a rush full of anxiety. It just makes me want to do things fast. It makes my head feel full too. And I'm so jittery and shakey. My skin just felt kind of tingly and it still does. And music slaps. After awhile I was getting hot flashes.
And I've been having these waves of nausea. I actually went to the bathroom once and threw up twice while I was there. I feel a bit better after throwing up though. And it wasnt that unpleasant. Honestly, I'd 100% do it again. But my body just feels kind of tired and dead. My legs were sore from yesterday, but that's been very very apparent under the influence of this drug. And with all that being said, and the effects I've experienced so far, I would 100% do it again. I feel so stimulated and... It just makes me feel something. And even the negative effects aren't that bad, they're just like huh, this is weird, or this is different. I'm kind of curious what would happen at the full cotton, but I'm scared of the negative effects and how it might turn the high bad. Because this was like, really good. Oh yeah, and my heart rate felt fast too. I'm glad I did this though. I feel more interested in my project and I figured out how to do things and what to do and I'm just very thankful.
5:39 - Not really feeling comedown effects that were described, which is really good, maybe because I threw up? I mean, I'm still feeling effects, but none that make things uncomfortable. Like, feeling heavy, and I dont know. I still feel good though. Still listening to music. I feel like one of the reasons I liked it is because it gets your thoughts off the normal things and helps you focus. Instead of thinking about normal depressive thoughts, I'm thinking about the work I'm doing or how jittery and happy I am.
9:26 pm - I just played pickleball with my family with no effects. But it's hard to focus again and words are harder to read in my textbook and paper.
2:17 pm - Next day. I take that back. I don't feel good. I threw up again. I've been really nauseous and I can't keep food down. I slept 1 and a half hours last night, from 8 am to 9:30 am. It all feels like a gigantic day blending into itself with a little nap in between. My eyes are so tired of being awake and looking at things. Yet, I'm still not even very tired. I don't know how to explain it. Like, my body is dead but my eyes aren't even tired. I'm scared I'm not going to be able to sleep again tonight. I just really need some rest. As for the mental effects, I just feel really numb and I feel nothing. That's better than feeling sad though, I guess?
As I'm writing this, its 3:57. Things just dont even feel that real. Everything is so weird. I'm not sure if I would do this again. Its effects for focusing on work were incredible. In the maybe 5 hour period I was working on my history homework, I finished a 3 page essay and a 10 slide presentation from scratch, and after reviewing them today, they both look pretty well done and high quality. My normal, unmotivated self who has trouble focusing couldn't have done nearly that much. And at the time, I thought it was going great. I didnt know about the bad effects that would happen the next day and that night. I kept waiting for myself to get tired as the hours went on, and trying to fall asleep, but it was useless. Somehow at 8 am, I finally managed to fall asleep for an hour and a half, but that's all the sleep it was possible to get.
The effects definitely dont go away after 8 hours. I definitely wouldn't recommend it to others. I mainly took it because I felt awful and I couldn't imagine it could making me feel worse. Mentally, it made me feel better, it got my mind off things, and realistically I'm probably going to do it again even though I know the next day sucks. And the higher dose, the worse the comedown. I had a relatively low dose and my comedown and the waves of nausea and the general feeling of sickness was very unpleasant. I was in my room nearly the whole time, with no events coming up that I had to leave for. It was a good, controlled environment and I cant believe the paranoia and anxiety that would come out of being in a uncertain environment or having to go somewhere or act normal on this drug.
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