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Incredibly Hot and Itchy
by HPPD4eva
Citation:   HPPD4eva. "Incredibly Hot and Itchy: An Experience with Codeine (exp88816)". Erowid.org. Jun 23, 2021. erowid.org/exp/88816

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120 mg oral Codeine
  T+ 0:30 90 mg oral Codeine


Unfortunately after years of recreational drug use (LSD,MDMA, Weed, Meth, Dexamphetamine, Morphine, San Pedro) I went 6 months odd without drugs after a bad trip on san pedro. I didn't touch hallucinogens at all for that time. Then I had my door smashed down and my small cannabis operation seized by the cops. I was prescribed SSRI's for anxiety after this event. The SSRI's instantly gave me weird hallucinations. I stuck with them because the doctor said they would subside after a while. After taking the SSRI's for approximately 3 months they didn't subside. I stopped the SSRI's but was left with permanent visuals. I later diagnosed myself with HPPD (NZ is such a small country that doctors over here don't know what HPPD is so getting a medical diagnosis was impossible). Anyway I stopped all drugs! Even weed! I slowly started getting stoned every now and then but every time my visuals would get permanently worse. In the end I gave up on weed. I read on an HPPD forum that opiates are just about the only drug, apart from benzo's, that don't make HPPD worse. So fast forward to today. I am going to a NYE Party in 10 days. The little piece of me that's left under all the HPPD desperately wants to get high. So I got some codeine off a friend of mine.

Tonight I trial it to make sure I'll be alright at a NYE rave on this stuff.

8:26 PM I took 120 mg of codeine. Perhaps a little over zealous but I know my body and it doesn't like low doses. I must admit to being a little anxious that maybe I took to much but...I don't think so!

8:40PM Nothing Much yet.

8:50 Still nothing. I did have a full stomach though maybe that's got something to do with it.

8:56 Still nothing so I took an extra 90 mg.

9:13 Definately starting to work. Slight euphoria, very warm face and head. Mild dizziness. No increase in visuals. Cleaning out garage for party tomorrow.

9:19 Getting stronger. Very warm face and slightly itchy head starting to kick in. Still no impact on motor skills. So warm though. Mild euphoria, nothing on MDMA though!

9:42 VERY WARM now. Sweating profusely. Head is itchy! Getting slight pressure in head similar to acid but not as intense. If this is it then I rate codeine pretty low. Will be mixing with alcohol and caffeine on NY though. Hair is drenched in sweat. Got that kinda jittery feeling similar to coming up on stimulants.

9:55 Still going hard. Getting stronger even, I guess thats cause I took them on a full stomach. Also I read that redosing doesn't work but I think it might for me as I took more before the first ones even set in. Sweating hard out and super itchy! Sitting here topless. Wife's in a hoodie and looking at me like I'm a dick ha ha. Listening to The Upbeats, Diffused. Look it up on you tube fully a fucking cool track by a local Wellington drum and bass duo!

10:03 So itchy...so hot!!! EVERYWHERE IS ITCHY! Eyes are drooping like I'm stoned!

10:18 Had a coldish shower. Awesome! But then I started rubbing my eye's cause they were itchy and got so carried away that now my eyelids have swollen up real bad like I've got the worlds worst hay fever! I gotta say I don't know how people get wasted on this stuff. I think for me to get truly wasted on it I'd have to take so much that the side effects would be unbearable! Mrs is smoking a joint LUCKY!

10:33 Itchiness is starting to subside. But I think that's more because I'm forcing myself not to scratch than anything! This stuff is relatively average. I'd definately take it again but that's cause I cant take anything else except opiates!

10:48 winding down now. Visuals didn't increase during the night. Possibly even less cause I didn't notice them at all! Eyelids are still swollen up really bad, eye's feel like they're stoned, really red and really small!

11:02 Definately almost over now. Feel slightly stoned. All in all pretty crap. If I could do better drugs I would. More hassle than it's worth to be honest. Spent most of the night incredibly hot and itchy. But then this stuff doesnt seem to mess with visuals at all.

Exp Year: 2010ExpID: 88816
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 25 
Published: Jun 23, 2021Views: 227
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Codeine (14) : HPPD / Lasting Visuals (40), General (1), Small Group (2-9) (17)

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