Citation: Mr. Nothing. "The Giver: An Experience with Zaleplon (Sonata) (exp29207)". Erowid.org. May 26, 2006. erowid.org/exp/29207
I have long known that Ambien and Sonata have some interesting side effects; maybe from the first time I used it as per doctors instructions and found myself experiencing minor hallucinations.
Anyway, here is the lowdown on this particular time.
1. around 11 pm I go out drinking. Over the time from 11 to 2 a.m. I drink a total of three and a half Stella Artois beers--a wee bit stronger than the typical bud light crap.
2. Around 2 am, feeling kind of tired, I go to my girlfriend's house. I eat a bag of chips along the way.
3. I arrive back in my own apartment at about 4 am. I immedietly take two pills. I open each gel cap and shake the powder into my mouth, and then place the gel cap in my mouth as well (so I don't miss any of the powder).
The effects creep up in a subtle way about fifteen minutes after ingestion. I prefer to be doing something mildly productive, such as drawing or reading to await the effects.
mild euphoria --> moderate euphoria coupled with feelings of dissasociation. minor hallucinations, such as the bathroom towel waving in the air. Mental thoughts went crazy. significant loss of inhibition. I was thinking in a slowed down way about these crazy ideas to submit the drawing I was working on to a gallery. I went more and more into my fantasy and imagined myself having an entire show in some gallery, and even more crazy ideas. Everything has a extremly lucid feeling. Very dreamish. Dream-like.
Two hours later and everything is fine. back to normal. six am I get up, drink a glass of water, and go to sleep. I have wierd dreams--dreams that feel suspiciously like I was taking sonata when dreaming.
Cannabis: I've never tried smoking while under the effects of sonata, but I've smoked and then taken sonata before. The cannabis seems to deny the effects of the sonata.
This is not a terrably intense drug. The disassociative elements can be surprisingly strong.
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