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Got What I Was Looking For
by Tyler
Citation:   Tyler. "Got What I Was Looking For: An Experience with 5-MeO-DMT (exp98513)". Jan 8, 2018.

  repeated smoked 5-MeO-DMT (powder / crystals)
    smoked 5-MeO-DMT (powder / crystals)
    smoked Cannabis (plant material)


Well it was a pretty normal Friday and plans hadn't been set for the night when my friend, we'll call him Cole, asked if I could find some Acid. We had previously tripped on 2 hits of acid together and had an incredible time. He specifically told me, 'I'm trying to have my mind blown tonight' and I knew exactly what he meant.

The search for acid was becoming more and more hopeless so I asked one of my friends, we'll call him Brandon, if he could find any and if he would be interested in tripping with us that night. Brandon had a history of using various psychedelics but hadn't tripped in months due to a negative experience on LSD. To my surprise, he told me that he felt the situation was right and that if he could get some he would let us know. As it turned out he was having just as hard of a time finding it and so I asked if he could find any DMT as I had been extremely curious about it and was very eager to try it. As if by some miracle we found a connection almost instantly and went to pick up our dream molecule.

I'd like to quickly interject to give an idea of my experience with psychedelics, I had successfully tripped on LSD 3 times at varying doses (4 hits for my first real breakthrough, though I probably could have achieved this with 2) and had tripped on Psilocybin Mushrooms 3 times as well (1 of these trips was on 4 grams and was an incredible experience, tears of joy on the comedown). I was on the hunt for that mind-blowing experience, I feel like if I don't go a little bit crazy during the trip then its almost a waste of time, but I digress.

Upon pouring out our newfound substance, I noticed it didn't look anything like the DMT I had seen online and through my past research on a reputable website was able to identify it as 5-MeO-DMT. I understood it to be much more potent than regular N,N-DMT but Brandon assured me that this is what he had always received when buying DMT and that we had nothing to worry about.

Brandon, being the only one who had experience with this substance, offered to go first and instructed us on the best way to smoke it, freebasing, which wasn't possible given the supplies we had available. We decided to use what was essentially a bubbler without any water in it, to avoid losing any potency as well as to avoid inhaling any solids/hot liquids. Brandon took two hits and immediately said '…yep, yep its good' before closing his eyes. At this point Cole and I were pretty excited to give this a try, I went next and took a decent hit, held it in for about 5 seconds, and exhaled. Immediately upon exhaling I knew it was affecting me, it started with an extreme lightheadedness (reminiscent of my experiences with Nitrous Oxide) and I immediately noticed the ceiling crawling. Within a few minutes I was mostly back to baseline but I had by no means had my mind blown.

For the first 30-45 minutes after we started, we just continued to take small hits and enjoy the visuals, I was enjoying myself but was rather disappointed at the mildness of the trips compared to the experiences I had read online. I noticed that if I continued to take hits in quick succession I could get to the point that I felt I was truly tripping (like on past LSD/Psilocybin trips) but they were always short-lived with nothing meaningful coming from them, and certainly no mind-fuck like I had experienced with other psychedelics. However, all this changed later on in the night.

We had stopped smoking the 5-MeO-DMT about an hour and a half ago when Cole, who was also unimpressed with the effects, suggested that we smoke a larger dose, combined with weed, out of a very nice bong. I was a little reluctant as I had spent a lot of the night debating whether or not I even liked this drug, but ultimately decided that if he claimed to have a different experience than what we had been having that I would give it another try.

We loaded the bowl with a small bed of cannabis and a pinch of 5-MeO-DMT, though I'm not positive of the amount, I imagine it was around 30mg or less. This was topped with another layer of cannabis and positioned on the bong. Cole took his first hit and exhaled, he still seemed relatively grounded though he was commenting on the ceiling beginning to crawl. I asked him if I should take the bong from him and he quickly said 'No' before taking another hit. After exhaling his second hit the expression on his face changed and he looked almost scared. I took the bong from his hand and waited for his report. He said something along the lines of 'Oh my god… Just… Just do it so you'll know.' and then sank into the couch.

I had smoked much more of the DMT than he had that night and was pretty skeptical it had anything more intense to offer than what I had already been experiencing. While Cole was still in his trip, I took a fat rip, clearing out anything that was left in the bowl, I watched the ceiling as I exhaled and immediately knew I was in for something different. Once again it started with the lightheadedness, though much more intense than before, then a high ringing in my ears. I was still looking at the ceiling and knew from its intense distortion that I was tripping HARD.

I looked down from the ceiling and realized the room looked completely different than it had seconds earlier. The entire room was coated in a bright yellow hue and my visuals were getting very intense. I normally look at my textured walls when I'm tripping to get an idea of how well its working, but this time was different. Immediately upon looking at the wall I looked away and closed my eyes, I felt only panic, and was constantly reminding myself that this would be over soon. I was still in my body enough to tell myself that this was a drug and that all these sensations were normal but there was a part of me that felt like I was dying. I looked at Cole who was still tripping but had come down quite a bit, he said 'Dude… that scared the fuck out of me for a second.' As I watched him I noticed that he appeared vertically squished and had taken a yellow hue like the rest of the room, in addition to this he had blue and green copies of himself to either side and had a cluster of eyes on his face, an effect I've seen only once while on mushrooms. I seemed to come down much faster than any of my previous trips of the night and was very thankful for it. My roommate who hadn't been partaking in the DMT asked us if we wanted to smoke a bowl, we both quickly responded with a no, claiming that we just wanted to be sober and normal.

The entire experience had lasted perhaps 2 minutes but it was more than enough for the night. I wanted my mind blown and it had happened, but I had never felt so frightened during a trip.
I wanted my mind blown and it had happened, but I had never felt so frightened during a trip.
I don't regret what happened, I'm glad I broke through and found what I was looking for, but I probably won't ever try 5-MeO-DMT again. Part of me wonders if I permanently ruined tripping for myself but I know that I just had a very overwhelming experience and I shouldn't let that ruin the incredible psychedelic experiences I've had in the past. 5-MeO-DMT is capable of incredible effects, the effects change very drastically with dose and I was not prepared for what I experienced.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 98513
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: 20 
Published: Jan 8, 2018Views: 1,095
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