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A White-Hot Poker Up the Nose
2C-E & Nitrous Oxide
by skeeter
Citation:   skeeter. "A White-Hot Poker Up the Nose: An Experience with 2C-E & Nitrous Oxide (exp85318)". Jun 10, 2018.

10 mg insufflated 2C-E (powder / crystals)
  1 cart. inhaled Nitrous Oxide (gas)


This will be a short report because the rest of my 2C-E trip went pretty normally after the come-up. Nitrous and 2C-E are usually a wonderful combination (as is Nitrous and mostly everything) and this was my first time snorting 2C-E. I'd heard about how much it hurt, and I'd snorted 2C-C before, so I decided it would be smart to snort and immediately do a charger of nitrous to dull the pain, as it's an anesthetic. When I did the 2C-C, it had hurt a little at first and slowly built to the quite unbearable signature 2C burn. However, I remember snorting the 2C-E off of my desk in one quick motion, and the pain built quickly and suddenly. I stumbled back from my desk and did the whip-it.

Then what I did not expect to happen, happened. The 2C-E hit me much faster than I expected, and instead of the nitrous dulling the pain it focused it, and it felt like there was a red hot spike being driven up my nose and into my brain. The pain spread throughout my body as I dissociated and became the pain. My friends say that I came out of my room (about 4 steps) and fell flat on my face. I remember vaguely lying there as the nitrous started to wear off, still writhing in the most intense pain I have ever experienced, but before the nitrous was worn off, I found myself throwing up in the bathroom because of the 2C-E.

After the nitrous wore off and the pain went away, I spent the next few hours reintegrating what I had just been through. I wanted to share this experience as a warning to anyone else who might think of trying this as a way to avoid the pain associated with snorting a 2C.

Exp Year: 2010ExpID: 85318
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 20 
Published: Jun 10, 2018Views: 979
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