Citation: Prism. "Vaporizing: Better Than A Pill: An Experience with 2C-E (exp99112)". Erowid.org. Jan 10, 2018. erowid.org/exp/99112
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Around three years ago, before it became illegal, I bought a gram of 2C-E. Since then I've been taking doses between 5 and 20 mg in gelatin capsules. However, taking 2C-E orally always makes me gassy, and sometimes makes me nauseous. I've read in some online reports that insufflating the drug bypasses these effects, but I've been recovering from nasal surgery and shouldn't be insufflating anything for the next couple of months.
I did some research to figure out whether smoking 2C-E would be feasible. Most reports online referred to sprinkling the drug over some marijuana and smoking that, but users complained of a harsh, burnt-plastic taste and no effects. Others claimed that only the freebase form of 2C-E would be smokeable.
I decided I'd give vaporizing 2C-E HCl a try. I figured that as long as I carefully heated the powder without touching it to an open flame, it would evaporate neatly. I built a pipe from a pyrex test tube, a two-hole rubber stopper, and a 1 mL serological pipette. I met with a friend who would be observing me for part of the trip. I dropped 9 mg of powder into the test tube, inserted the pipette through one of the openings of the stopper, then placed the stopper in the test tube. I held a lighter at the bottom of the test tube, careful not to burn the powder. A small amount of white wispy vapor gathered in the tube, and I inhaled through the pipette. The vapor tasted exactly like powdered 2C-E. It didn't cause any pain in my lungs.
A few minutes after vaporizing, I felt as though I had just taken a low dose of amphetamine. My mood improved, I felt hyper-aware, and I was incredibly energetic. Shortly afterwards, my palms started sweating and I was experiencing post-nasal drip. I was coughing quite a bit at this point, but no more than usual (Whenever I take 2C-E, my sinuses drain and I tend to go into coughing fits). About half an hour after dosing, shadows in the room appeared to shift. I had a clear view of the next room from where I was sitting, and after the 45 minute mark, the room appeared to be lit by a different color light whenever I looked. I was stretching constantly as it felt very pleasurable.
Around an hour and fifteen minutes after my first dose, I felt like I was sobering up, so I asked my friend to weigh out another dose for me. He measured out 14 mg and I loaded it up into the tube and vaporized it. As I was inhaling, I realized that I hadn't actually sobered up--I had only gotten acclimated with the trip. I set the pipe down and alerted my friend that my previous dose was still active, and that he should probably stick with me to make sure I'm alright.
I became more energetic after the second hit, and visuals became more intense. My mood became neutral. The body load was beginning to kick in. I was beginning to lose track of time. My friend and I went to my apartment around two hours after the initial dose. We each had a glass of bourbon, but I almost vomited after my first few sips. I figured it was because I hadn't eaten anything all day, so I had a banana as I drank the bourbon. At this time, we also shared a bowl of marijuana while watching TV. Visuals were now fairly strong. Objects appeared to be expanding and shrinking; shadows waxed and waned. My depth perception nearly vanished and I was having difficulty determining the size of objects. The body load was much stronger than usual, but not uncomfortable. It felt as though I could feel every nerve on every surface of my body--my skin, mouth, nose, lungs, stomach, and guts were alive with sensation. Sitting still was doable, but my legs were restless. I was stretching nonstop.
At the three hour mark, I had to attend a meeting I had forgotten about. My trip was currently in its plateau and I had mostly come down by the end of the meeting two hours later. I was well behaved and took good notes, but several times I attempted to speak over others or interrupt other people who were speaking. I was a bit embarrassed afterwards, but nobody seemed to care or notice that I was tripping.
All in all, I would say that vaporizing is a very effective method for ingesting 2C-E, provided that it is done properly. The onset of the drug is much, much quicker and I experienced no gastrointestinal discomfort. This may become my primary method of ingestion due to these advantages. However, I must exercise caution as I've noticed a white residue on the inside of the test tube. This is re-crystalized 2C-E, and vaporizing another tube without cleaning it out may mean that I'm going to get a bigger dose than what I've bargained for.
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