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Tell us your pharmaceutically-influenced anecdotes, legal or otherwise. We promise not to dob you in to The Man.

Thanks to sanityclause for the suggestion

(, Thu 16 Sep 2010, 13:30)
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at the young age of about 14, still sharing a bedroom with my older brother, i had the 'flu' and dosed myself with paracetamol to take the edge of if and try and be human again.

having misread the warning 'do not exceed more then 8 in a 24 hour period' i promptly topped myself up at regular intervals during the day. come bedtime i was wacked out and drifted off into blissful slumber.

i cannot recount what happend next and was only made aware of it in the morning by my parents, but apparently too may paracetamol are not good for you and i'm my sleepy delerium i was convinced that i was covered with rats and had jumppedon my brother in the middle of the night and started to throttle him shouting that the rats were all over me and to get them off. my dad then burst in and pull me off my brother and pinned me down until i fell back to a slumber.

in the mornig i was 100% better having had a great nights sleep.

remember kids, always read the lable, then read it again and make sure you understand what it says.
(, Fri 17 Sep 2010, 16:44, 7 replies)
I call shenanigans, or put it down to the illness.
AFAIK Paracetamol is generally local in action, apart from its anti-pyretic effects, and an overdose will usually, according to what I have read, result in very little until a few says later when you liver and/or kidneys pack in.
(, Fri 17 Sep 2010, 17:42, closed)
sorry but...
I call massive great horse bollocks, or agree with ^ in that it was a feature of your illness.

Paracetamol isn't even slightly psychoactive, and I know this through personal experience - the only function an OD (and I'm talking way in excess of 20 grams here on more than one occassion, so believe me if there was anything to feel I'd have felt it!) serves is to kill you slowly and painfully over the course of two weeks via renal and liver failiure, and if caught by meddling nurses you'll be put on a 12 hour drip (the name of which escapes me) which will make you vomit awful foul-tasting foamy bile (pill binders) and eventually chunks of your stomach every five or ten minutes for the duration.

You are communicating via the rectum, sir.
(, Sat 18 Sep 2010, 10:48, closed)
I suppose
it may have been one of the paracetemol/codeine combos but to get enough codeine requires fairly lethal paracetemol levels. (Unless you do a cold water extraction.)
(, Sat 18 Sep 2010, 11:09, closed)
used to have quite the romance with codeine (30 - 40 prescription strength a week)
and 390mg (13 30mg/500mg Co-Codamol, just shy of where you reach the upper limit of 400mg where metabolisation stops - my body is a trooper capable of massive feats of endurance if you're wondering about 5.5g of Paracetamol), whilst extremely fun - if you consider being unable to move, incredible nausea and cold sweats a good time - never caused any kind of hallucination, unless you include crawling skin which I'd say was more a physiological rather than psychedelic effect.

Although I suppose a combination of the severely fucked-up mindset brought about by opiates, crawling/ itchy skin and feverish hallucination could produce these effects.

Not that I'm a drugs geek... By the way, CWEs are for women and homos... Liver damage kicks arse
(, Sat 18 Sep 2010, 11:48, closed)
the skin crawling
is a histamine reaction. Quit a common codeine side effect. Worth having some OTC antihistamines to hand if you go down that route.
(, Sat 18 Sep 2010, 14:58, closed)
Itchy skin is pretty common for opiates generally.
Skin irritation, constipation and a complete lack of any connection to the rest of the world seems to be the common thread for opiate abuse.
(, Sat 18 Sep 2010, 19:38, closed)

I don't understand why someone would even try to pull off such an obvious lie about something so easily provable as utter shit.
(, Sun 19 Sep 2010, 15:56, closed)

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