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Bursts of Alertness
Caffeine
by Trauma
Citation:   Trauma. "Bursts of Alertness: An Experience with Caffeine (exp54034)". Erowid.org. May 4, 2011. erowid.org/exp/54034

 
DOSE:
  repeated insufflated Caffeine (ground / crushed)

BODY WEIGHT: 75 kg


Recently I've been looking for ways to boost my overall energy during the daytime. My job requires a lot of being in the hot sun and that for me is very draining. I wanted to try to use my love of psychoactives to benefit my situation. I decided to test my reaction to snorting caffeine on my day off before trying to go to work and do rails off the work bench or whatever.

I have a bit of a tolerance for caffeine as it is, with me being a Pepsi addict. But dark colored sodas are quite dehydrating and they make my skin break out, therefore I decided to circumvent the sodas and go straight for the caffeine. I had briefly experimented with No-Doz brand caffeine pills about a year prior, and had found anywhere from 200mg to 800mg oral to be effective and fun. I read a few reports of people sniffing rails of caffeine and having a more comfortable experience versus swallowing pills. So I tried a little bump (about 1/8 of a 200mg pill) and noticed it beginning to kick in within a few minutes. I felt awake, creative, and in a generally good mood. So a few hours later, I rough-estimated about 100mg and carded it out with a grocery store savings-club card and sniffed 2 hefty rails and then had a cigarette. I felt great in a few minutes. With my existing tolerance to caffeine, I didn't really notice anything like shaking or a flushed face or anything negative, just a full on burst of alertness, free-flowing thought, and a happy demeanor. The major effects last about 2 to 3 hours and for me 'coming down' isn't a big deal, its a fairly smooth transition to baseline.

I used to take 2 or 3 caffeine pills orally to get this kind of effect, but that had it's unpleasentness (nausea, light tremor, racing thoughts). I much prefer this straight-to-my-brain approach with lower doses. With my body being used to caffeine I don't really get any negative side effects at this dosage except for a bit of a drip right after. In summary, No-Doz rails are a fun now-and-again way to enjoy the mundane and get down to business when I have a daunting task.

Exp Year: 2006ExpID: 54034
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: May 4, 2011Views: 10,944
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