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As a Replacement for Other Depressants
by GABAnaut
Citation:   GABAnaut. "As a Replacement for Other Depressants: An Experience with 2-Methyl-2-Butanol (exp115441)". May 14, 2021.

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2 mg oral Pharms - Clonazepam  
  T+ 2:00 2 ml oral 2-Methyl-2-Butanol (capsule)
  T+ 3:00 1 ml oral 2-Methyl-2-Butanol (capsule)
  T+ 4:20   vaporized Cannabis (extract)
  T+ 0:00 20 mg oral Pharms - Escitalopram (daily)
  T+ 0:00 300 mg oral Pharms - Lamotrigine (daily)
  T+ 0:00 300 mg oral Pharms - Bupropion (daily)
  T+ 0:00   repeated vaporized Cannabis (daily)


Daily medicine for psychiatric problems including anxiety and depression: escitalopram, 20mgs. Lamotrigine, 300mg. Bupropion, 300mg SR.

Preface: taking this substance has a lot of unknowns and is inherently risky. Many behaviors I use when taking this substance are less than safe and would recommend others, especially those without tolerance to GABAergic substances to be highly cautious with this substance. I am prescribed clonazepam and have a fairly high tolerance to it (I can take about 4-5mg before I start to feel a little sleepy) and am slightly dependent on the substance. I am extremely addicted to cannabis and sometimes use upwards of 10 dabs a day. I would say I have a decent amount of experience with 2m2b of 97.5+% purity, consuming it probably more than 20 times. I presume, but am not sure, that the other substances in the solution are water and/or other alcohols, which, luckily, don’t seem to be harmful in such low doses.

8:40pm: About 2 hours ago I took 2mgs of clonazepam, yet I felt as though I would have a difficult time falling asleep tonight. I decided to take a bit of 2m2b as a sleep aid, as it tends to last a while (2 hours minimum, 7 hours maximum for me depending on how often I have been using it). I consumed four capsules of 2m2b, which is a bit over 2ml. in total. This is is lower than my usual dose of approximately 6 capsules, because I am on benzos. I choose to put the 2m2b into capsules because it tastes horrible and feels kind of caustic. If you can imagine mixing Everclear with gasoline, you have a pretty good idea of how 2m2b tastes/smells. After loading the capsules, I put water in my mouth and drop in a capsule, then swallow fast, repeating with each capsule to avoid the taste. Note that this substance contains a very strong “chemical” odor; I would not recommend opening a bottle of this stuff in a poorly ventilated area.

8:45pm: I can already feel the capsules opening in my somewhat empty stomach, creating a warm feeling in the stomach similar to ethanol. The 2m2b burps are starting, which taste and smell like 2m2b, but not intolerable. The taste can be minimized by not breathing through my nose and “blowing” the burps out.

9:40pm: I am feeling almost nothing, other than a very slight muscle weakness. Going to take 2 more capsules now.

11:00pm: Vaporized some wax and had a portobello mushroom burgers, which is one of my favorite foods. The compulsion to eat is not as strong as with ethanol. This substance, from my experience, has never caused nausea (but I’ve never dosed super high). I feel pleasant and relaxed, like I’ve had 2 or 3 drinks but with slightly less euphoria and slightly more ataxia. It’s a little more sedating and longer lasting than ethanol, which is why I find it to be useful as a sleep aid. I may head to bed now.

Next day, 9:00am: Awoke to the sound of my phone vibrating. I felt refreshed and got up. This substance does not produce a of hangover.

It is addictive, like other GABAergic drugs like benzos and alcohol, and overdose can be deadly. Very little is known about 2m2b, but as of thus far, I have not yet had a negative experience with this drug. It even helped me get through mild clonazepam withdrawal and lower my benzo dosage. For now, I use it as an occasional (2 times a month or less) alternative to ethanol or as a sleep aid.

Exp Year: 2021ExpID: 115441
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 25 
Published: May 14, 2021Views: 350
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