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Never Again
by ECGirlie
Citation:   ECGirlie. "Never Again: An Experience with Caffeine (exp1293)". Erowid.org. Jul 16, 2000. erowid.org/exp/1293

3 tablets oral Caffeine (pill / tablet)


Quite a ways back, I (for whatever reason, I'm not sure I had one) took a pretty hefty dose of caffeine at school. I had been up very late the night before, so I wasn't feeling to hot to begin with.

I, when the coast was clear, took down all 3 pills (on an empty stomach) at a water fountain. I proceeded to my first class mildly nauseous. After about 30 minutes, I began to feel very lightheaded and nervous. My surroundings seemed surreal...I almost felt as if 'I' was floating aimlessly in and out of my own body. Concentration was impossible and I began rocking back and forth in my chair. Shortly thereafter, I found my arms tightly pulled in front of my body and I was pinching my skin, completely disassociated from my entire situation.

My pulse had quickened, and it was weak. I became pale (as was recounted to me by fellow students). I asked to go to the nurse, now becoming fearful of my own state. When asked questions, it took me a very long time to answer (although it felt like a heartbeat to me) and it was hard to sift out unrelated thoughts. I tried to avoid any incriminating evidence about my friend, who would readily be in trouble should they find out about the source of the pills i had taken. I was severely nauseous now, in a cold sweat, and shaking. I was sent to lie down and encouraged to sip on some orange juice, which proved completely useless and ineffective.

I was kept in the nurse's office for about 3 hours, during which I mumbled to myself and had difficulty understanding my condition because of the hyperspeed state my thinking was in. I was thoroughly convinced that I was going to die. After this, I was interrogated by our principal. I, due to a weakened state of mind, blurted out something about my friend. We were both assigned a special 'drug' seminar. In the end there were no repercussions as a result of my mistake, but I now have a heightened caffeine sensitivity.

In the long run, the entire event was pointless because all that this dosage caused me was severe panic and fear. There was definitely a 'high' of some sort, but not a favorable one.

Exp Year: 2000ExpID: 1293
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jul 16, 2000Views: 19,261
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