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Like Wearing a Backpack Full of Sand
Dramamine
by everythingballoons
Citation:   everythingballoons. "Like Wearing a Backpack Full of Sand: An Experience with Dramamine (exp89906)". Erowid.org. Sep 26, 2019. erowid.org/exp/89906

 
DOSE:
600 mg oral Dimenhydrinate (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 150 lb


First Time

I had considered taking Dramamine for a while, as it seemed particularly interesting to me. At the time, I was in a generally good mood, spending some time with my parents, when I told them that I was tired and wanted to go to bed early. So I said goodnight and went back to my room. It was about 6:00 when I took twelve 50mg tablets (600mg) of Dramamine on an empty stomach. Awaiting the effects, I prepared a good playlist on my ipod to trip to, dimmed the lights, changed into some lighter clothes, and then went on facebook to chat with a friend in the meantime.

After about 30 min I started to feel some of the first effects. I felt a little bit spacey, remotely like getting stoned, but I was still functioning. I continued talking on chat and began to notice the increasing difficulty it took to type up responses and continue conversation. After 45 min since I first took the pills, typing took a tremendous amount of effort. In the middle of a sentence, I would forget what I was trying to say, what I was responding to, or how to respond at all. I realized the effects had definitely hit me, so I tried to get up to see if I felt “heavy.”

Standing up felt like I weighed 400lbs or like I was wearing a backpack full of sand. Taking a step took an immense effort, and when I gathered some momentum I realized I had absolutely no coordination. A lot like being really drunk. I sat back down and tried to draw something, but after a bit I got distracted and noticed a mild swirling effect on the page, as if the page's particles were being stirred up. Looking at my shirt sleeve, the fibers seemed to stick out and flow in the wind. These visuals were pretty mild but still quite evident.

About an hour had passed when I tried to get up to get a glass of water. I felt the same physical effects of heaviness and a loss of coordination, if not even more so. When I gained some momentum in my pace, I ran into the door and knocked something off the wall. The sound of it falling terrified me. It rang in my ears, it was so loud. Walking out toward the kitchen, I bumped into about every surface on the way there, even though I was trying to act normal, as my parents were still home. When I made it to the kitchen my eyes kept going unfocussed, making everything look blurry and distorted. I grabbed my water and ended up back in my room.

In my room I started to look for my ipod, but couldn't seem to find it, until I realized that it was in my hand and I was listening to it. I laughed pretty hard but then felt concerned and confused. I tried to lay down on my bed, but my aim was off and I threw myself onto the edge of the bed and almost fell on the floor. I spent some time lying there, enjoying the music. When I looked around at the room it looked normal overall, and I thought that maybe it had worn off already and maybe I was back to lucidity. Then I looked at the air vent above my door, where I noticed a cobweb with some dust in it. I watched as the dust started to grow into a bigger dust bunny, until it started to swirl in the center, rotating, and growing bigger. This went on for maybe a minute, me watching a hovering dustball in the corner of my room, until I began to question whether it was real, and then it vanished.

I kept hearing my name being called, by my parents, I had supposed. I hadn't realized that this was a hallucination so I responded every time but was never answered, so I kept yelling out: “Yeah? WHAT?!” This was confusing and frustrating. Then I started to hear my pet birds singing, which seemed normal at first, but then I wondered why would they be singing when it was nighttime? I watched them hop around on top of their cage for a little while but then I realized that before I had taken the pills I had put them inside the cage and put the cover over them for the night. Then one of them simply disappeared and the other one just stopped and stared at me. I felt this creepy feeling that he wasn't real which made me want to cry. I got up and walked over to the cage, keeping my eye on the bird on top of the cage. Inside the cage I saw my two birds where I had left them and at the same time I saw the 'other' bird on top of the cage. So there were two of him. This terrified me.I reached out slowly to touch the other bird, but when I put my hand on him he turned into the cage cover and was gone.

I spent the rest of the night on the bed, listening to music, and drifting in and out of sleep. Later I saw my ipod on the edge of my bed and I reached out to grab it, but it dissolved under my hand and vanished. I think I fell asleep before I could have experienced other hallucinations, and instead had some weird dreams. I remember I had a strange twitch in my leg all night, like my muscles were flexing violently, which would wake me up every time. In the morning I felt like I had slept very deeply, but I still felt exhausted and had pretty bad congestion, although I'm not sure if that is related to the Dramamine

This was a good dose for a first time. I've read about some pretty intense trips and this dosage (for me, at least) did not seem overwhelming, but nonetheless showed me the weirdness of Dramamine that I was so interested in experiencing. This drug really sneaked up on me and at times I felt sober, and thought that the hallucinations I'm imagining are real, which was confusing and discomforting. At the same time, the effects were really amazing.

Exp Year: 2010ExpID: 89906
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Sep 26, 2019Views: 783
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