Citation: OneInTheZoo. "'Why Aren't I Moving??': An Experience with Codeine (exp69181)". Erowid.org. Dec 17, 2018. erowid.org/exp/69181
Little bit of info and background - I am a 19 year old college student (Sociology major). I spent several years addicted to meth, and have escaped that a little under half a year ago. I take Wellbutrin (2 time release 150mg) daily for depression and fighting meth cravings. I am experimenting, trying to find cheap, interesting, not overly addicting drugs for occasional recreational use (marijuana is fun, but gets old). This is a report about my first taste of Codeine (written during experience). I feel safe with opiates, with the attitude that if IV heroin use didn't addict me, then this won't.
My drug experience, in order of first taste - Caffiene, Alcohol, Sex, Vicodin, Nicotine, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, IV use, Xanax, Phenobarbitol, Heroin, inhalants(gasoline), Nitrous Oxide, Codeine
Mental state - Curious, a little excited. Planning this to be a one-time event, as I don't have a steady source of Codeine.
1 nearly full bottle of cough syrup (gift from a friend). On the bottle it says: per 5ml teaspoon - Guaifenesin 100mg (an expectorant), 10mg Codiene Phosphate. 3.5% alcohol. It also says 'May be habit-forming.'
1 very soft and sweet cat
1 large freshly filled water bottle
Plenty of cigarettes
Comfortable setting (my room)
Easily accessible bathroom (in case of vomit)
T-13h Skipped Welbutrin and took a multivitamin.
T-6h Ate a small supper - protien, carbs, lowfat, fruit sugars.
T-10 Smoked a cigarette so as to have plenty of relaxation time before needing another.
T+0 (1AM) Put on some nice music, then... Took 5 tablespoons of cough syrup - so appx 150 mg Codeine.
T+5 Lounged on my bed, started petting cat, starting writing report... My face is warm (from the alcohol maybe? I NEVER drink...) also a little nausea- drinking some water.
T+10 I'm definitely feeling heavy, nausea has mostly abated..
T+15 I'm starting to feel....nice....I'm zoning out into Nickelback and loving on my cat....no nausea at all now. It seems like I'm moving really slow (petting the cat, typing) but by the progress of the music I'm moving normally...
T+20 I can't keep my fuckin eyes open..heh...I'm really heavy...like sinking into the bed.. Damn this really is like mini-heroin..haha...I'm lovin it.
T+25 Haha I caught myself scratching...know where THAT leads... I've moved on to Breaking Benjamin...also I slid slowly from lounging to laying at some point..
T+30 Wow hahaha...I just spent long seconds frantically searching for my glasses only to find them with relief...on my fuckin face..guess I am pretty high. I've moved on to Rehab..'retarded oxycontin poppin swappin powder for pills'....Good good -and appropriate- music... As to the high...it's not as intense as I had hoped... It just makes me want heroin..oh well.
T+35 I have prepared a nice playlist, turned off the light, moved the cat to her bed on my dresser, and am going to chill for a little while. Moving was really interesting by the way, when I stood up I got a little headrush, and it was a little like swimming through the air...luckily I didn't get nauseous again. I might sleep, it IS late...
T+1h30 I have lain, motionless, eyes closed, but awake this whole time, just trippin out to my music, it was so fascinating. I did lots of imaginary activities...by which I mean I put on my coat, walked downstairs, opened the door, walked outside, lit a cigarette, smoked a few puffs, then suddenly wondered 'why aren't I moving??' and realized I was still laying in bed. I had several imaginary cigarettes while I was laying there; I also went to the bathroom several times (once for real!), brushed my teeth, threw a plate across my room(???), went over and got the cat several times, and others that I don't even remember. It was really fun... Well anyways, I decided to masterbate as I am unable to sleep...
T+1h40 It was a lttle more difficult to achieve orgasm than usual, but it was a little intensified...heading outside for a cigarette. I am frankly amazed I haven't wanted one before now...I guess the inaginary ones were enough...hehe..
T+2h I don't know how the fuck a cigarette took me so long...but the watch doesn't lie.. Walking was not difficult this time. The cigarette tasted funny (harsh), and caused a little nausea, so I fetched some Gatorade on my way back...mmmm...electrolytes..
T+2h30T+0 Hmm.. I don't think I'm feeling too much anymore.. I think I will take a little more.. Took 3 + 1/3 tablespoons - so appx 100mg Codiene. Which, by the way, finished off the bottle.
T+2h35T+5 Nothing changed yet......if anything, I might be a little more tired and relaxed.
T+2h45T+15 There it is...a little. I'm heavy, there's a little nausea...laying down completely in preparation for the mini-heroin effect...
T+2h55T+25 Nice..not as intense as the first time, but then it never was THAT intense..it brought back some nice memories. I think I will play a computer game for a while.
T+3hT+30 Oh ugh... The game (Portal) made my head hurt terribly very quickly! ... Too much concentration and moving lights... Well, as it is now 4AM, I am going to beeeed...hopefully I can sleep this time..... I'll put a conclusion to this in the morning....Goodnight!
T+4hT+1h30 (yes indeed it is 5AM) Why can't I sleep???? I'm so FUCKING tired, but I keep tripping out and thinking I'm doing something every time I relax, and it wakes me up! I don't even have music on anymore! I keep wishing for pot...but none has appeared... I guess I'll try another cigarette, then another orgasm.....
I had finally passed out around 5:30AM, without having to masterbate again. It turned out all I needed was to cuddle my cat for a little while, and I fell right to sleep... It was a good thing that I had to go outside and smoke, however, because I would not have been able to throw away the bottle before being discovered otherwise. I was awoken around 11:30AM, begged for more time, and was given it. I was awoken again at 1PM and got up; felt groggy for a few hours then felt fine the rest of today. All in all, the high was cool if mild, and the strange imaginary activities were interesting, even though they interfered with my sleep.
Thanks for reading; I hope this report was helpful.
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