Citation: TheBaron. "Pleasant and Mild, at a Low Dose: An Experience with DET (exp115817)". Erowid.org. Oct 29, 2021. erowid.org/exp/115817
I have been sitting on DET I obtained from a reliable source about two years ago, but have not had a chance to try it. Last night I decided to sample it. I wanted to first take a low dose and 1) make sure it was OK to ingest since I plan on taking a full dose with others, always test on myself first and 2) to get a sense of what it's like. The "usual" dose for this seems to be about 50mg oral, so I measured out about 20mg or so... It's hard to be sure, since the scale I use is a standard milligram scale, which really means it's accurate within a margin of error of 5-10mg. I also find that the scale seems to react more accurately when I add on small crystals, ie, I add on bits of medicine that weigh 5-10mg at a time. The DET is a very fine powder, as fine as I've seen for any medicine, like flour—so the scale wasn't super reactive and thus it's hard to be sure how much I measured out. Somewhere in the range of 15-20mg, I think.
The stuff smells just like DMT, which is unmistakeable for those familiar. I had eaten two slices of pizza for lunch around noon, and this was around 6-630 pm. I had had a glass of Scotch at 5 and then a beer while waiting for it to kick in. I ate it and washed it down, then hung out on my computer reading trip reports. I could feel some effect of "I took a psychedelic and I feel the body effects" within about 15 minutes, and by 30 minutes there was a definite warmth and color enrichment. I decided to go for a bike ride as it was a gorgeous night out, got some headphones, and had a very nice time biking around the city (I am in a place where this can be done mostly either off the road on greenways or in very protected bike lanes, FYI re safety, and wore a helmet). I was able to think about things while biking, with the longer stretches on the isolated and dark greenway, along with the music, allowing my thoughts to sync up with the pace of biking and unfold. I had a couple stops where I hung out in a park near other people out to enjoy the night. I would say the effect was mostly over by 830-9 and definitely gone by 10 without much afterglow effect, probably owing to the fact that the dose was so mild.
The actual effects I found quite pleasant. There was very minimal body effects, and I am someone who tends to find that LSD is very clear and "poofy" in a pleasurable way, whereas mushrooms tend to be earthy, dense and usually more intense on my body, often a less clear headspace. It's hard to know for sure what a higher dose would have been like, but this had a definite euphoria to it, that I could feel coming in waves... a tiny little bit like MDMA, despite this being a tryptamine. Color enhancement was mild but there, standard tryptamine effects.
Overall, I am excited to try this at a full dose. It seems like something that is fairly fast on, lasts for a shorter duration than psilocybin, and is easy on the body and with a euphoria to it. It could be useful in therapy for these reasons. It also seems like the dose I took could be a nice thing to take either before, during or at the tail of MDMA... I think it would mix quite well.
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