Citation: ManInMe. "Not for Me?: An Experience with 2C-E (exp85732)". Erowid.org. Sep 28, 2021. erowid.org/exp/85732
2C-E, Not for Me?
My background: Experienced with weed, salvia, and mushrooms. I've had low dose experiences of 2C-I (15 mg, didn't get anything out of it) and 4-ACO-DMT ( 8mg, can't wait to try again).
I dropped it at 2:05pm. This is my first experience with 2C-E other than a very low (1-2mg) 'allergy test' dose.
I took some notes during the experience, and wrote the complete report around 1030-11 after I was mostly down. Here is what I wrote:
Today I took 14 mg of 2C-E. I was very apprehensive and did not have much of an idea of what to expect. I figured 'screw it' and downed the capsule. I cleaned up around t he house, did dishes, and chopped vegetables to be cooked for dinner. I put on some music (The Hush Sound) and laid down on the floor to listen. After about 2 hours I began to notice a shift in my vision and my thinking becoming more visual.
After about 2 hours I began to notice a shift in my vision and my thinking becoming more visual.
I took my dog out to go to the bathroom, figuring I may not be able to take him out later. This was about 4:05. I started to feel a bit restless and uncomfortable. I shut off the music and got up. I went into the kitchen, got some water. I was sweating profusely and my heart was beating very rapidly. My chest felt very tight and things started getting that 'edge' to them. I began to get worried.
I went upstairs to lay down and try to relax. It became apparent to me that I was having an anxiety attack or panic attack (never had one before). I relaxed and watched an episode of the Simpsons to calm myself and baseline my mind. I began to feel more grounded and my pulse had slowed.
However, I began to have severe gastric disturbances. It felt best just lay down flat on my back. After a few minutes I decided I needed to go make dinner before my wife got home. I went downstairs, petted my dog, and started to cook. I sauteed onion and garlic, the smell was sickening to me (usually love it). I added the remainder of the veggies and made sure they were cooked. All I could think about the whole time was getting back upstairs to lay down. My stomach was absolutely awful and every time I moved and added to the pain.
As the world felt like it was shifting out from under me, I turned off the stove. My gut felt like a brick as I went upstairs and I thought I was going to vomit. I hunched over the toilet for several minutes and eventually realized I was not going to drop a vom bomb. I went back to my bed and stared out the window for some time. There was a storm moving in and some beautiful clouds. I saw a cat face in the clouds that kept trying to morph into a devil's face, but I would not allow it to. I saw several Homer Simpson heads floating in the clouds and relived some found childhood memories of laying in the grass and finding things in the clouds.
I turned my attention inwards and closed my eyes. I had a very strong after image from looking out the window that worked its way into and and around the mild visual I was having. Time is approximately 545. The visuals were nothing stunning - a rainbow curly curve that was fluttering around and morphing into, with, around, and between mostly naked women. My thoughts started to become sexual in nature and cascaded to more naked ladies. I began to wonder when the 'psychedelic mind set' would begin. While I was definitely being affected, so far it was mostly upset stomach and visual distortion. After several minute of this I started to feel lost and thought my trip might be turning sour.
Luckily my wife came home just then to brighten things up. We had a long conversation before I told her I had taken some 2C-E. We continued to talk for some time and held each other. At one point she told me that maybe I should take 'that stuff' more often as it made me touchy feely and 'attentive'. This made me wonder about my recent treatment of our marriage.
After a while my wife went downstairs to get some dinner. I made one of my many many stops at the bathroom. I noticed heavy visual distortion as I was sitting on the toilet. the bath mat was much more 3D looking then typical. There was slight swirling patterns in it. Our shower curtain is white with stitched squares, they became almost hypnotic to me. It was very difficult to look away. I noticed strong trailing on my hands as I moved them.
I went downstairs to be with my wife. She wanted to watch 30 Rock while she ate and put it on. I found it more funny than I typically would have and noticed a few parallels with my own life. The people in it looked 'dirty' and diseased. I then watched an episode of the Simpsons and we lounged about for a while. I went upstairs and tried listening to music, but it wasn't much improved. I was still waiting for the psychedelic mind set I was so used to from mushrooms and my low dose 4-ACO-DMT experiences. I wondered if I was just permanently in the mind set now. I haven't been quite the same since my last mushroom trip.
I went downstairs to be with my wife. It was about 8-830. She said she wanted to watch Precious, so I told her I wouldn't mind. The movie started and I was amazed how trippy it was. The main girl is very imaginative and ventures into her alternate worlds when bad things happen. About half way through the movie, she goes to see a social worker. The social worker's voice sounded like the suited men in A Scanner Darkly. I couldn't tell if it was real or the drug. I said something to my wife about it, but she didn't respond.
It really inspired me and makes me want to be more proactive and help people. By the time the movie was over, I was pretty much down. I was still seeing after images and trailers, and my stomach still wasn't happy. I tried to go to be at 1120. But I could not get comfortable. I felt very stiff and sore. My back ached. My mind was still thinking in a visual landscape and I was not able to quiet it. I ended up tossing and turning till around 130-2.
Overall I am not very satisfied with 2C-E, and have not decided if I will try it again. The extreme stomach pain and lack of a real psychedelic mindset may have turned me off. I felt pretty sore and exhausted the next day and had a dull headache most of the day.
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