"When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."
-- John Lewis (1940-2020)
Buzzing Brain
Nitrous Oxide
by thecasualstoner
Citation:   thecasualstoner. "Buzzing Brain: An Experience with Nitrous Oxide (exp85320)". Erowid.org. Nov 2, 2017. erowid.org/exp/85320

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
3 carts. inhaled Nitrous Oxide (gas)
  T+ 0:30   inhaled Nitrous Oxide (gas)

BODY WEIGHT: 180 lb


Since coming to university in the fall, I have been thrust into a world where any and all drugs are norm on any given night. There are various dealers of everything from cheap tobacco to weed to MDMA, although my friend and I realised there was a gap in the market for selling laughing gas at parties. Everybody wanted it, but nobody had it - so we decided to invest in it ourselves.

At the time of the first experience, I had been a to a few parties and sold a far few hundred balloons, but still resisted the urge because 'it would eat into my profits' - how foolish I was not to realise that it was really only costing me a fraction of the price I was selling it for. Anyway, so I was selling a lot of balloons at a party on the last night before Easter break. My friend, H, who had let me know about this party was insistent that I try it at some point that night, although I still wasn't sure.

He told me to come upstairs, as there was a roomful of people who would surely buy many balloons off me. As soon as I entered the room, I felt the loving presence of these strangers I had never met, although the combination of drugs they were on, and the fact that I would be one providing them with more, had something to do with it, but I just knew that it was time.

After filling up balloons for the rest of the room, I announced that I was going to try my first one. After hearing about what it would do to me, I thought I knew what I was in for, how wrong I was! I knew what I was meant to do with the balloon, and immediately started breathing in and out - staring at the balloon growing and shrinking like a lung as I began. The sweet taste did not put me off at all, and I rather enjoyed it.
The sweet taste did not put me off at all, and I rather enjoyed it.
After three breaths I began to feel a slight head rush come on, as if I had stood up very quickly. I decided it would be a good idea to take in the rest of the balloon and hold my breath for as long as I could. I would say that I took about 7 breaths in total.

As soon as I dropped the balloon to the ground, I slid down the wall, though not quite touching the floor. I felt a rush of sound come past my head from behind, and I felt as though the sound of rest of the group still doing their balloons was coming from inside my head. I tried to speak but only a low moan came out, as I looked up at my friend H, whose lips had turned blue and his eyes glazed over. I felt an intense rush of energy, and pushed my hands up my thighs towards my knees as a way of focussing this energy on one particular point. At this time I felt as though the rush had already peaked and was slightly disappointed at the lack of laughter I was experiencing. As I stood up again to grab my cracker and sell more balloons, the feeling of the weight of the body on my feet seemed hilarious, and I began to howl with laughter and an inane grin on my face as I looked around the room. Damn, I wanted another one already. Luckily, with the amount of people that I had to sell to as well, I didn't have another chance to take a ballon (with H of course) until half an hour later. I think that if I had the chance to take another balloon as soon as possible, it would may well lead to a slipperly slope of lost profits.

I would have to say it was a very interesting experience, and one that I have been inclined to indulge in in certain situations - although having seen people inhale balloon after balloon at parties, I know it could be easy to be addicted very quickly, although I would say that the addiction would only last as long as someone could keep getting their hands on it.

Exp Year: 2010ExpID: 85320
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 20 
Published: Nov 2, 2017Views: 2,300
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