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