Citation: jan2610. "Mellow and Amazing: An Experience with 2C-E & Ketamine (exp89024)". Erowid.org. Feb 16, 2018. erowid.org/exp/89024
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I'd had 2c-e before, once in my room to try, and once at a friends, and both occasions were lots and lots of fun, very mellow, and very comfortable. The third occasion, I decided to take the advice of a friend and combine it with Ketamine, something I was pretty familiar with.
2c-e was insufflated at the start of the night, around 6 o clock, and I started coming up as normal shortly after that. The nausea hit me fairly quickly, at the same time as I started getting visual distortions. Vertical lines would bend slightly, light reflected off things would have a mother-of-pearl sort of hue, and my body was shaking. Fast movement left contrails in my vision, and everything seemed to be vibrating slightly. I couldn't stand still either, and resorted to pacing around the room with a bucket, as I didn't trust myself not to be sick. Eventually I was indeed sick, uncontrollably and suddenly, and the water I drank came back-up almost immediately. Doubling over to be sick and closing my eyes sent all sorts of neon visuals on to my eyelids, and my nose and eyes were running. It wasn't particularly pleasant being sick, but the come-up itself, the visuals, the buzzing, was exhilarating. I always curse that I can never fully enjoy the come-up on 2c-e without the inevitable nausea that confines me to a bathroom.
My friend, who had taken an identical amount, was not sick, and levelled out a lot faster. I continued with the nausea, with the visual distortions getting gradually more intense until everything was moving, even things that seemed to be without any pattern. Even the most boring looking things were buzzing and shaking and spinning. I went for a walk at this point, as I wanted not to worry about being sick indoors, and spent about 20 minutes pacing around a courtyard, knowing that the come-up and nausea would die down soon enough, and resorted to pacing around a car park. Just to be clear, the come-up was not scary or worrying. Partly perhaps because I am a fairly level headed person, and not prone to bad trips or hysteria, but I never felt in any danger anyway. The visuals were all colourful and moving but never overtly hallucinogenic, no faces in shadows, no sense of claustrophobia or doubt.
As suddenly as it had came on, about half an hour later, I levelled out, and it felt like all the different distortions and movements had been trying to find their feet and level out, and duly did. The intensity of the visuals faded and I was just left with a really enjoyable, low level glow around everything, like a mist. Patterned things still moved, and there were still light contrails behind things, but it was a lot calmer and more mellow. I went back inside and sat watching friends play shot pong, entirely content just to sit watching the ball bounce over the table, with contrails following it. It wasn't remotely intense at this point, but I was also totally happy. It was here I saw the comparisons with MDMA. Partly the buzzing, but partly the deep sense of happiness, of enjoyment in everything. And so I spent about 3/4 hours in this happy state, generally acting like a very high person.
After about this length of time, I started to wish for a bit more...messiness, for want of a better word. I had spent the last two trips behaving identically, just sat content, and I couldn't help but feel it was a waste. Out came the ketamine. I did a very small line at first, perhaps 50mg as I was wary of my fragile stomach and what would happen, but very little did happen. I didn't get the sort of woolliness I associate with Ketamine, the fuzzy head and slow movements. Instead, it just seemed to enhance the 2c-e, and the visuals started getting more intense again
Instead, it just seemed to enhance the 2c-e, and the visuals started getting more intense again
; not to the level of the come-up, not remotely, but certainly enough to make me take note, and indeed more ketamine. I had a sizeable amount this time, the remaining estimated 200mg, about 10 minutes later, and this did hit me in a much more familiar manner. I had the enhanced sense of self that I always get with ketamine, of increased awareness of my voice, and my appearance to others, but unfortunately no real increase in the visual distortions. Instead, the effect was more bodily. The buzzing of the 2c-e and the fuzziness of the ket combined for a real warmth, like being in a giant sock. I was still tripping, and now talking increasingly more rubbish with my extremely high friends. I ended up just lying on the floor toying with a pot of vaseline for about an hour. I eventually sobered up about 6am, 12 hours after taking the 2c-e, and about 6 after the ketamine.
There shouldn't be any doubt, it was an incredibly enjoyable experience. I was just in a state of total happiness and warmth from start to finish, but it was not an intense trip or a spiritual experience, no conversations with God, or giraffes at the window. As someone who hasn't tried LSD or mushrooms, any serious psychedelics, I was comfortable with this. I was never in any danger of losing control, or not enjoying myself, and took manageable amounts.
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