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Near Death
Spiritual Wind & Alcohol - Beer
by Coronus
Citation:   Coronus. "Near Death: An Experience with Spiritual Wind & Alcohol - Beer (exp78275)". Erowid.org. Oct 2, 2020. erowid.org/exp/78275

 
DOSE:
8 glasses oral Alcohol - Beer/Wine (liquid)
  10 mg oral Pharms - Sertraline (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 160 lb


Near Death Experience

I take a daily dose of 100mg of sertraline prescribed for depression. I just recently upped my dosage from 50 to 100. Last night I drank 8 beers in three hours and then at some point I have no memory of what happened. The next thing I remember is being in a pitch black air vent with only enough room to lie down and scooch on my butt. I spent about a half hour trying to find my way out but I was extremely tired and passed out for what I assume was a couple hours. When I woke up I had to spend the next hour slowly moving through the duct until I reached a point where the duct moved vertical. At this point I saw some light coming from a small vent about twenty feet above my head that I was able to climb up to and squeeze through to finally escape the air duct. I have no memory of how I got into the air duct but I know that there is no way I could have climbed through the way I got out. I also found that I had scraped up the lower part of my back and I had received a puncture wound to my upper back all of which I assume came from the screws in the duct. I also have an extremely sore hip that feels like I fell onto it from a long distance. This story seems unbelievable but it is entirely true. Before taking 100 mg of sertraline I had never blacked out from drinking and had easily been able to handle 12 beers before I would start to get really drunk. It because of this I can say with certainty that the mix of the alcohol and sertraline caused me to black out and that under no circumstances should I have been on sertraline and drank more than half the amount I could handle before the sertraline.

Exp Year: 2009ExpID: 78275
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Oct 2, 2020Views: 545
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