Citation: Devilpoet. "A Welcome Madness: An Experience with Dimenhydrinate (exp29884)". Erowid.org. Nov 10, 2007. erowid.org/exp/29884
Previous drug experience: pot fairly often, shrooms, dxm, hawaiian woodrose seeds, salvia, and alcohol. A few days ago, I decided to finally take some Dramamine that I had gotten solely for the purpose of tripping some time ago. I had been planning on tripping that night and when a native american friend of mine told me it was a full moon, the night they traditionally do their peyote rituals, that gave me even more of a reason to trip.
Right before my trip I talked to my girlfriend on the phone, it wasn't a very pleasant conversation, we were both very stressed. I wrote her a poem before the trip really started kicking in. The first thing that happened was I got a kind of head trip, different from the feeling I get on shrooms, and I also started seeing patterns on my door start to move like on shrooms, except they were pulsating and moving more rigidly than with shrooms.
Then I started to get small hallucinations at the edge of my field of vision, such as black specks or flashes of light. after quite a while, I saw the most beautiful thing, a small crystal tree growing from my hand and somehow illuminated. I was in the dark, so that may have been part of it. Every now and then I would hear conversations between people I didn't know and sometimes they were about me. I had to use the bathroom many times during my trip because I had had a cup of coffee before my trip and several glasses of water during it. When I was leaving the bathroom one of those times I saw a friend who doesn't live very close to me. He said something and I responded and then he just disappeared. Only then did I realize he was only a hallucination.
For a while I sat on the couch in my living room with 2 of my roommates (who were real). One of them was playing a video game and I was talking to them, but I must not have been making much sense because they would just give me these really weird looks. About 3 hours after I initially started tripping, I wanted to play some video games, but I was afraid I would wake up my roommate that was living in the living room. It turns out that she wasn't even home that night, she was at her boyfriend's. But I could almost swear I saw her boyfriend sleeping in the hall as I got ready for bed.
The next day I awoke 10 minutes after my school bus had left, and when I went to put my contacts in, I noticed that the left one was ripped. I had no 'hangover' or anything like that, but I did have to go through the whole day with no contacts.
My experience on dramamine wasn't a negative one, but many people do experience negative effects. I probably won't touch dram again for a while, but only because I like to be able to tell fantasy from reality.
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