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Entering the A-Hole
Atomoxetine, Bupropion & Citalopram
Citation:   stratizzy. "Entering the A-Hole: An Experience with Atomoxetine, Bupropion & Citalopram (exp116182)". Erowid.org. Mar 21, 2022. erowid.org/exp/116182

T+ 0:00
50 mg oral Pharms - Atomoxetine  
  T+ 1:02 600 mg oral Pharms - Bupropion  
  T+ 0:00 20 mg oral Pharms - Citalopram (daily)
[Erowid Note: The dose described in this report is very high, potentially beyond Erowid's 'heavy' range, and could pose serious health risks or result in unwanted, extreme effects. Sometimes extremely high doses reported are errors rather than actual doses used.]
I am a 19 year old male college student. Iíve done basically every kind of drug. I mostly just smoke weed and take fat doses of buspirone nowadays. I take 20 mg of Citalopram daily which I believe may have reduced euphoric feelings from this trip.

Atomoxetine on itís own is not very interesting. I tried ingesting 25 mg and only got mild drifting, a spaced out feeling, and chest pain. It was underwhelming to say the least. The method I used in this trip however, consistently produces strong dissociation and a number of other freaky effects. If I take a CYP2D6 inhibitor at T+1:00 it potentiates the FUCK out of the effects. Timing is extremely important.

I only have to consume a small amount to get the effects which means no chest pain or nausea. Iíve found that 25 mg Atomoxetine with 600 mg bupropion produces mild hallucinogenic visual effects with a strong body euphoria which is very nice. This report is my first time taking 50 mg Atomoxetine with 600 mg Bupropion.

Mindset: Pretty good overall. I'm a little bored and ready to go on a trip.

Setting: At home with my family on a rainy day.


T+0:00- Two 25 mg Atomoxetine capsules ingested.

T+0:38- Tingling feeling in right arm and top of head. Hands are sweaty.

T+0:50- Mild relaxation and sharper focus. Watching documentaries and chilling.

T+1:02- Four 150 mg Bupropion SR tablets ingested.

T+1:37- Reduced anxiety. Noticeable ringing in ears. Mild physical euphoria.

T+1:58- Walls have a faint layer of thick static on them.

T+2:34- Strong auditory suppression. Music sounds more spacious and immersive. Everything sounds further away.

T+2:41- Head buzz feeling.

T+2:48- Time is moving very slowly.

T+3:16- Limbs feel very heavy. I feel drunk. There is a nice smell but I canít identify it.

(Timestamps from here on are an estimation.)

T+5:20- A shadow on my carpet looks vividly like concrete. Itís still there even if I look away and look back. I can see every imprint on my carpet clearly which I canít see sober. Walls are breathing heavily and look like they are dripping up close. Carpet becomes a repeating pattern if I stare at it. Heavy vision frame rate suppression. It looks like my vision is running at 5 fps.

T+6:20- Strong all-encompassing high pitch ringing noise. Faint pixelated face pattern wrapping around walls and moving. Different images popping in and out of walls. Time is still moving very slowly. Gravity feels even stronger. Music feels more immersive. Moderate physical euphoria.

T+7:20- All encompassing auditory distortion. Everything sounds bit-crushed and very harsh. It is not pleasant to listen to. I tried listening to some music but it was unrecognizable. I thought I had pulled up the wrong song at first but it turns out it was just completely alien sounding. All musical notes sound out of key.

T+7:40- Strong drifting on most things. Bathroom tile floor changing color and texture. CEVs are symmetrical morphing complex 2D patterns and a faint tunnel that Iím falling through. Wood grain textures are drifting heavily and flowing. Several objects look like they are glitching like in a video game. They have polygons that are shooting out of them which are spazzing out. Iím just chilling on my bed watching pixelated patterns dance along the walls. CEVs of a tunnel becoming more defined.

T+8:00- Limbs are so heavy I canít keep my head up. Physical disconnection when I close my eyes. I am in a void falling through tunnel after tunnel. Most are made of light blue metallic cubes. Eventually I start falling through what looks like a hotel hallway. I'm crashing through a door at the end of the hall over and over again. A person shows up at the end of the hall and asks me what Iím doing there and I donít have a response. I end up back again at the void this time falling through curved light blue tubes. I am phasing out of the tubes but end up falling into more.

I fall by massive structures made of cubes in the void until I suddenly end up standing on a catwalk inside of a silver metallic sphere with a triangular tessellation pattern. It looks like Iím in that big orb at Epcot in Disney World. I turn a corner of a pitch black room and see a massive glowing spinning rectangular cuboid object in the center. I get a sudden overwhelming sense that I am not allowed to be seeing this. All I can think is ďIím not supposed to be seeing thisĒ over and over. Just as soon as I start questioning the nature of reality my vision unravels in a tessellated pattern to black and I am back in my bedroom.

T+8:40- A faint orb is bouncing along my wall until it stops and opens to reveal what looks like a TV playing a football game. All the text is unreadable and as time goes on the visuals melt into a mess until the orb closes again. This happens a couple of times. Missing visual information is being filled in with a transparent, rainbow, bubble soap like texture. Upon looking at images I am unable to see compression artifacts because they are being replaced with the bubble soap texture. Strong introspection. Very strong drunk feeling. Every 10 seconds or so there is a sharp shooting pain in my taint. It feels like someone is poking my taint with a needle. Itís manageable and went away after around 10 minutes.

T+10:00- Most effects have stopped. I still feel drunk and wonky. Moving is a struggle as I still feel very heavy. My legs feel like they are lagging and are moving only in stuttery motions. I robo-walked myself to the dinner table to eat with my family. The food tastes further away. Luckily my parents donít know anything about drugs so they didnít notice how fucked up I was.

Effects persisted into the next day and slowly dissipated throughout the day. There was no noticeable hangover. Effects lasted greater than 24 hours. I've felt pretty good emotionally ever since so I guess it helped there. It feels like I hit the reset button on my brain.

Overall the experience was a lot more powerful than I was expecting. I can see myself doing a 25/600 dose again along with some weed but thatís it. I would say it was more of a freaky adventure than a fun experience but definitely a trip nevertheless.

Exp Year: 2022ExpID: 116182
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 19
Published: Mar 21, 2022Views: 1,816
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