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A Horrible Choice for Recreational Use...
Sumatriptan
by Luciferi
Citation:   Luciferi. "A Horrible Choice for Recreational Use...: An Experience with Sumatriptan (exp63110)". Erowid.org. Sep 26, 2017. erowid.org/exp/63110

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
100 mg oral Sumatriptan (pill / tablet)
  T+ 1:00 100 mg oral Sumatriptan (pill / tablet)
  T+ 2:00 100 mg oral Sumatriptan (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 120 lb


I've been taking Imitrex for about two weeks now for migraines. I was told to take one 100mg pill when a migraine starts, and take another one two hours later. In addition to getting rid of a headache, it would make me feel tired and sometimes hallucinate, but nothing too crazy.

I had a severe migraine start yesterday and took the first pill, but it still hurt like hell an hour later, so I took another. About 30 minutes after that, I noticed two hours had passed since the first pill, forgot about taking the second, and took another. When I realized what I'd done, I figured I'd be okay because I've done extremely high doses of other drugs for years and never had a problem.

Not long after that, my hands and legs started shaking and my muscles felt tight. 10 minutes later, my skin was numb, my fingers were tingling and I couldn't feel them at all, I was struggling to form a sentence and even though it was summer, I was freezing my ass off outside. When I got up to walk, I was stumbling like a drunk. At this point I started to worry a bit but didn't want to freak out in front of everyone, so I called a close friend and told her what was up. She said I was going into shock and needed to go to a hospital, so I told my boyfriend but he thought I would be okay if I just chilled out. The effects subsided after about two hours, but never really went away.

When I woke up this morning, my brain was tingling and it feels as if I have a cramp in the back of my skull. It hurts like hell but I don't want to take any more of that shit after last night, and I wouldn't be surprised if that episode caused permanent damage. In my opinion it's a horrible recreational drug because all I get is minimal hallucinations (similar to those on Dramamine but on a smaller scale), and it's hell to pay if I even take one too many.

I should also mention that in the pamphlet I received with the pills, it says that it is not considered safe use more than four times in a 30-day period. I have no idea why they told me to take it whenever I have a migraine, because I normally have them three or four times a week and they know that.



Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 63110
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Sep 26, 2017Views: 9,673
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