Experience:Methylphenidate (Insufflated) - Clear Headed Stimulation
- Substance(s): Methylphenidate
- Dose: Unknown
- Route of Administration: Insufflation
- Date: June 2021
- Sex: Male
- Height: 5’10”/ 178cm
- Weight: 120lbs / 54kg
- Location: Canada
At the time I was a senior in highschool one week away from graduating. I can count on my hand how many substances I have tried. To name them: alcohol, weed, caffeine, nicotine, and DXM. Alcohol, weed, caffeine and nicotine I am no stranger to as I have been doing them all for at least two years. DXM on the other hand I have only done a handful of times in the months prior to this experience and enjoyed each time. I have no prescriptions and I had only taken nicotine this particular day. My spirits were high as I was finishing my last year of highschool. Setting begins in a friend's house at our noon hour lunch break and then school.
T+ 0:00/12:20pm - There were four of us in my friend's garage in the middle of our lunch break. Three out of the four of us dosed an unknown amount. I didn’t know or even bother to ask how potent these Ritalin tablets were. All I know is that they were already crushed and ready to go with a straw in a reused Advil container. After the first two take their dose the bottle is handed to me and I put the straw in my nose, blocked my other nostril and sniffed as hard as I could. It burned like hell. My eyes almost immediately started watering. I also kept on sniffing my nose to keep the substance in.
T+ 0:05 - My nose is burning as if it is on fire. I experienced my first nasal drip that burned and it had a taste that I can describe as a very sharp bitter taste that took over my tongue. I was still sniffing as my nose was doing it’s best to rid itself from whatever was inside of it.
T+ 0:10 - We left to go back to our school. I had noticed a subtle change in my mood, I felt a slight tingling sensation in my head that increased with every minute that passed
T+ 0:15 - We arrived at the school. The nasal drip at this point was so strong and overpowering I felt nauseous. The tingling feeling in my head was rather prominent and I was starting to feel rather energetic. My thoughts felt as though they were all lining up in a neat straight line that I could easily understand.
T+ 0:20 - The nasal drip had diminished greatly and I could now focus on what was going on in my head. I was super energized and had the sudden urge to talk to everyone I ran into in the hallways. It was at this point where I was pulled aside by my principal to talk about a class that I was failing. We decided that I would stay after school the next day and maybe the next day as well if I needed. She did not seem to take notice of my rather quick speech and jumpy behaviour. I made my way to the class that I had for the afternoon.
T+ 0:30 - I could’ve ran a marathon at this point. My body was shaking slightly. I was sweating. I was hot. My mind was going a million miles an hour and I thought I could do anything at that moment. The feeling of stimulation came in waves that would shake my body a little bit. I could easily keep a normal conversation and perform normal tasks albeit with slightly shaky hands.
T+ 0:45 - This is the point of highest stimulation. I was visibly shaking but I felt amazing. The waves of euphoria combined with the ability to think clearly and fast was certainly new to me. This feeling continued for about another 30 mins
T+ 1:15 - I could sense that I was at the end of my peak. It was relatively short but intense with a profound body high that came in waves. What was surprising to me was how clearheaded I still was, even after all that. Words came quickly and I was able to speak normally.
T+ 1:30 - I was coming down. The waves of euphoria had almost completely diminished but I was still mildly stimulated.
T+ 2:00 - The body high was gone but I still could think and talk rather quickly. My movements were still a little jittery and I had a dry mouth that didn’t seem to go away no matter how much water I drank. T+ 2:30 - I was almost sober at this point. I did feel quite lazy all of a sudden as if a weighted blanket had come over me. I still had a dry mouth even after drinking a litre of water. My thoughts had slowed down more than usual and all I wanted to do was lay down and go to sleep.
T+ 3:00 - The final bell went off and I made my way onto the bus feeling rather tired.
In summary I did have a good time and I did feel quite energized and happy but I probably won’t snort it again. The nasal drip was easily the most god awful thing I have ever tasted. It did burn going into the nasal cavity and it made me have a runny nose throughout the experience. The cognitive euphoria I felt was intense but I still felt clear headed. I don’t see myself doing methylphenidate at a party or any social gathering for that matter. Maybe whenever I need to get a lot of work done by myself I might do it again.