Citation: Anthracene. "Like Bugs Are Crawling Across My Skin: An Experience with Nitrous Oxide (exp91954)". Erowid.org. Sep 12, 2018. erowid.org/exp/91954
I had a strange experience with garlic about a week ago and thought maybe an interaction occurred between garlic and nitrous.
I've got a degree in organic chemistry, and I have an interest in hallucinogens. I've tried a couple here and there, but I'm only really familiar with MDMA, weed, alcohol, and caffeine.
The background to this experience is that I wanted to cook some roasted garlic late at night, play some video games, then go to bed.
The bulbs I bought were huge, probably about twice the size of the ones that are normally available. I think the problem was that I didn't cook them longer, because I've cooked smaller ones before with no problems.
I cut off the tops of 6 of them, drizzled olive oil over them, then wrapped them in tin foil. I put them in the oven for 30min at 400F.
T = 10pm +0h
I ate two of the huge bulbs right away. I should have known something was up because they smelled a lot stronger than before. Previous times it tasted buttery, this time had some bite to it, like horseradish.
T = 11pm +1h
My stomach has been increasingly hurting this last hour. I can't play video games any more, I take a long shower with peppermint tea to see if that can calm my stomach. It doesn't.
T = midnight +2h
I got this crazy idea that taking a couple nitrous chargers would ease my stomach pain. I say this is a crazy idea because of a past experience where I tried to use nitrous to cure a hangover. Some of the effects of nitrous reminded me of weed, so I tried to see if it would help with a hangover headache and it just amplified the pain.
Some of the effects of nitrous reminded me of weed, so I tried to see if it would help with a hangover headache and it just amplified the pain.
Anyway, I take one charger and lie back and enjoy it. The trick to stopping nitrous use short for me is to only bring the number of chargers I want to use into my bed and leave the rest in a different room.
I had two chargers remaining. I was going to do them one at a time, so I start huffing one then quickly decide I want to stack them. I barely got the other one cracked and huffed before I lie back and enjoy the weird buzzing I hear and increased relaxation.
T = 12:20am +2.33h
The nitrous effects are long gone and I fall asleep despite no relief from my stomach pain.
T = 4:30am +6.5h
I wake up from a dream where I was camping and bugs were landing on me. I am fully awake and still feel like bugs are crawling across my skin. I swat at invisible mosquitoes and look through my sheets for bed bugs that aren't there. Very strange effects, I've never felt like I've had bugs under my skin before and I felt like a meth head.
T = 5am +7h
I fall back asleep after a little while, still itching right up until I'm asleep again.
No hangover/bad feelings/itching but I do feel like I am sweating garlic. There is a chemical called DMSO that you can absorb on your skin and you can taste it in your mouth, and this actually tasted a lot like DMSO.
A bit funny, but I was dehydrated all morning. My morning pee was just before lunch and it smelled VERY strongly of garlic.
Kind of long for a food report, but I just wanted to put a garlic/nitrous experience report out there because of the strange bugs-under-the-skin experience in the middle of the night.
I am going to eat the other bulbs tonight after cooking them for longer.
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