Citation: Mimo. "Not a Good Idea: An Experience with Yohimbe & 1,4-Butanediol (exp85837)". Erowid.org. Apr 27, 2017. erowid.org/exp/85837
Yohimbe + 1,4-Butanediol = Not a Good Idea
Made a tea out of Yohimbe bark powder. Approx 4 grams, most of which seemed to remain in the coffee filer. Tea was light brown, taste very bitter. Drank half a small cup on an empty stomach in the afternoon. I've done Yohimbe 2 times before without much effect.
Felt slight effect of the Yohimbe after 15-20mins. Blushing feeling, hot. Slight action in the pants. After 30mins it kinda died down. After 1 hour and still nothing I decided I needed something stronger to get me 'off'.
'Ingested' about 10ml pure lab grade 1,4-butanediol anally. You know, enema style. Butanediol gives me a serious stomach upset and the 'rectal route' just feels overall much better. Done this before with good results several times. Used normal to small dose for me.
After about 15 minutes I already felt the 1.4 kick in, this was unusually early as it most often takes 30-45mins. I should have known this was not a good thing...
After about 30mins I was flying high. Like the good drunk feel + euphoria and social empathy butandiol/GHB gives me. But it didn't stop there, soon the room was spinning. It was way too strong, like being super drunk. Still felt good but even operating the remote to the TV was starting to become difficult. Nausea kicking in. Even more drunk now, could hardly move properly. I guess on alcohol I would have passed out, but now I could actually experience 3x above pass-out-drunk and it was not a good experience.
I could actually experience 3x above pass-out-drunk and it was not a good experience.
Sure there was no anxiety or anything. Just feeling very very sick. Tried to sleep but it was hard, even inside my mind was spinning. Slept for 15mins, then awoke and puked fucking everywhere! Got back to sleep again, maybe 30mins this time. Woke up to barf again. This kept on for like 4-5 times, before I got back in the sofa with a bucket. Watching TV was impossible. Any movement would make me sick. Getting less drunk now. Less frequent puking attacks, but not much to throw up anyway. This gradually subsided during the night. In the morning I didn't throw up anymore, but it was impossible to sleep. I started to clean up and noticed I had bruises all over my body. I didn't remember how they got there. I'm guessing I was trying to reach the toilet when the puking started and smashed into everything.
Body was kinda fucked up from all the puking but otherwise I felt okay. A little dizzy that was all. Slept ok the next night and felt good the next day. The bruises and small cuts healed like crazy and I actually felt invigorated. Like my body was more youthful.
I should have known better since Yohimbe is an MAO inhibitor and should not be mixed with alcohol, GHB, or similar stuff. Yohimbe didn't do much by itself, but it multiplied the 1,4-butanediol dosage like 5x. In addition I had an empty stomach which may have contributed.
There was a very high risk of injuring myself. I was lucky to only have some bruises and small cuts. I guess drowning in my own vomit was also a risk.
I would not recommend combining these two. It did not change the experience of the 1,4-butanediol only intensified it beyond what is possible by increasing butanediol.
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