Citation: Josephine. "Luck to Be Alive!: An Experience with Morning Glory (exp61797)". Erowid.org. Jun 25, 2021. erowid.org/exp/61797
I have never taking drugs before except those prescribed by a G.P. When I had read of the different experiences from legal highs I thought I would try something that would not contain a MAO-inhibitor since I wanted to take my prescribed Catoflam anti-inflammatories for a frozen shoulder. I had stopped taking these three weeks previously because the pain seemed to have improved so I was on no medication when I tried Morning Glory. I had also eaten nothing more than yogurt and a mug of coffee an hour before.
I bought the seeds from a local supermarket, which came in 38 seeds per pack. I hammered these seeds and put three packs (114 seeds) in a little coffee and boiling water which I left standing for an hour. I strained the seeds through coffee filter paper and drank the liquid.
For the first half hour I felt nausea but managed not to throw up. Then I started to experience a blocked nose. As my solid fuel stove was smoking, I thought this was the cause. I opened all the windows but my nose continued to be blocked. Then my lips, upper pallet and nose became numb. I knew then that the seeds were taking effect. I became very sleepy but breathing became more difficult.
I became very sleepy but breathing became more difficult.
I experienced this for three hours. I was so tired and wanted to sleep but I was afraid if I slept I would stop breathing. If I had gone unconscious at that moment I would certainly have stopped breathing. All I could think of was oxygen. If only I had an oxygen mask to pump air into my lungs, I could succumb to sleep! It was only 2.00A.M.and time stood still. Because I live alone in an isolated place, I didn’t want to call a doctor or ambulance. Yet I felt I was going to die. I took the courage and phoned the A&E unit of the hospital. I had to pretend I was suffering from side effects as a result of taking 3 Tramadol and 1 Catoflam. However the doctor I spoke to sounded very surprised at the side effects I was describing and simply said this dose would normally not cause this effect and that it would pass.
I knew after that I would have to try and make it through the night alone. If I called the emergency number, the hospital staff would ask many questions, take a urine and maybe even a blood sample. To conceal my folly, I would have to refuse this service. These were the thoughts running through my head as I sat up in my bed trying to consciously inhale and exhale. I heard liquid in my stomach and then the thought occurred to me that I should induce vomiting though I didn’t feel any nausea at this stage. That was another horrible experience because for a few seconds after throwing up, I couldn’t inhale. It was like drowning.
After that I began to get some relief. My breathing began to return to a normal involuntary movement. Finally at about 5.00a.m. I could lie down, breath and sleep. I had no trip. Perhaps I took to many seeds because I read somewhere that 20-50 seeds was a low dose and 50-150 seeds was Medium. Yet again, I read in Richard Evans Shultes’ book “Golden Guide to Hallucinogenic Plants”, that the Mexican Indians took the magic number of 13 seeds. The only magic or miracle I experienced in taking Morning Glory was that I was still alive.
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