Citation: WhosThatGirl?. "Hope to Never Taste or Smell Nutmeg Ever Again: An Experience with Nutmeg (exp1659)". Erowid.org. Jul 17, 2001. erowid.org/exp/1659
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My boyfriend and I read a lot about nutmeg and its supposed effects and decided to try it one night. Both of us have had quite a bit of experience with various drugs, and were feeling mentally up to the challenge.
We each took about half of the smallest tub available of nutmeg and mixed it into about 8 oz. cold milk with some sugar, hoping to mask the taste (which we had heard was awful). We decided to chug the mixture to avoid tasting it too long, and as I raised the glass to drink, I was almost overwhelmed by the scent of the nutmeg. It was very pungent smelling, so I held my breath and swallowed about half the mixture. I immediately gagged and had to swallow hard for about 10 minutes before i could go on. Much spitting and hacking ensued, and my tongue and lips were completely numb. This is the most vile and horrible thing I have ever tasted in my life and the nausea afterward made my stomach visibly churn. It tasted intensely like the scent of cloves and burned my mouth and throat when I ingested it.
Not to be daunted by the flavor and scent, I drank 3/4 of the glass before I could not go on. My boyfriend drank his entire glass.
About an hour later, I started to feel really stuffy, like you do when you get a bad head cold and feel disoriented and disjointed. I started feeling kind of high, a tiny little bit like pot makes me feel, but that only lasted 30 minutes. In an hour and a half, I felt as though I was being smothered, my skin was thick and heavy, I was groggy, and i just wanted to sleep. I started to feel really nauseous ( we had eaten a light lunch about 3 1/2 hours before we drank the mixture) and was puking sometime close to the 1 1/2 hour point. My boyfriend did not puke (he has a much stronger stomach and weighs about 30 lbs. more than me) but felt all the rest of the effects I was feeling.
After about 3 hours of feeling drowsy and lethargic I went to bed, and slept fitfully and had intense stomach pain until I finally threw up again. I woke the next morning with a headache and the determination to never do this again.
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