Now on to the topic of brain damage. I'll say some things that are just facts on how these drugs work and the damage they do and then follow it up with my personal experiences with using such substances. No one is. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. EDIT: I'm going to use the amount of attention this is receiving to really stress a point here, DO NOT DO INHALANTS. You might feel anxious and/or stressed out about whatever and you take a hit of it and BOOM, instant relief. The big and most common one people seem to use is air duster. No worries. It's very fiendish because of that. It discouraged me from ever trying this." 1,2 However, depending on the drug that was used, how it was used, and the person using, the severity of the damage and its ability to be repaired will vary. He was roughly the size of a human, and the dot on top was like his head. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2442441/pdf/bjp200876a.pdf, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g99h4qaCio. Inhalants also produce high levels of anxiety and paranoia. I won't say whether it's "depriving your brain or oxygen" but it's basically that sort of thing. You're just there by yourself, absorbed into whatever is going on in your head. I believe from what I've read, that inhalants screw with the electrical signalling of the heart and can cause random fatal arrhythmias (your heart rate randomly skyrocketing to over 200bpm) or your heart just stops altogether. You'll just put music on, huff duster, and just sit there and stare into space and you're totally happy with that. If you've ever done them you would ask yourself, how could this just be hypoxia? I think you'd also have to seriously ignore anything happening to your body because I'm pretty sure even the acquired neuropathy from nitrous doesn't just randomly happen over night and that you'll definitely start noticing issues before it progresses to being really serious. We promote harm reduction and fight against the drugs stigma. I fell into the 2nd category but I thankfully am not a duster addict nor have I been. Sourcing drugs is NOT allowed here! I decided to go get my headphones from my room, so I stumbled in the house and got the headphones, put them in my pocket, went back to the shed, and never used them. In addition to the immediate risks of using whippits, repeated use can cause permanent organ damage. lmayyyoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g99h4qaCio, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. This is my recollection of a high I experienced last night, at around 1:30 am. Chronic inhalant use can cause: Liver damage; Kidney damage; Nerve damage; Permanent brain damage; Hearing loss; Coordination problems; Some damage may be irreversible. Included below is an extensive list of things that will kill your brain cells. Just a reminder to everyone who reads this post, this is written on every inhalants experience on Erowid. Extended use of poppers may cause severe damage to your nervous system. I can't stop anyone from doing what they want, but you can at least read this and interpret it however you want to. They were extremely life like no matter how weird the OEV's were but you were able to differentiate them from reality. The biggest thing you will hear about inhalants is that their effects are a DIRECT result of oxygen deprivation and this is simply not true. It is without a doubt that using inhalants can cause brain damage to some extent whether mild or extreme depending on which is used, how long it's used, and certain almost fatal reactions to it. How is the use of amphetamines different from the use of inhalants? Another part of brain damage, which is why I said the high isn't a direct result of hypoxia, is that if this were true, you'd pretty much be brain dead after a day of continuous use. When in doubt, DON'T. Kidney damage. Sounds exactly like some trip reports I've read of salvia. What the fuck, indeed. Inhalants suck, it's for kids in middle school who can't get real drugs. Bone marrow damage. Many inhalants are thought to dissolve the protective myelin sheath that surrounds neurons - brain cells - resulting in cell death (see brain diagram). Whereas nitrous oxide works on certain neurotransmitters, like other drugs. Your brain can't be without oxygen that long and your brain would fry so fast. People who use inhalants are also at greater risk of depression, suicidal thoughts, conduct disorders and future drug use. He was jiggling quite violently, like he was having a seizure, but he remained upright, and he was moving backwards up the staircase. “You can live a normal life with decreased liver function, and you can donate a kidney for transplantation, and it won’t affect your health. I don't have any noticeable level of brain damage (not going to say I don't whatsoever since I can't prove nor disprove that statement) and have never noticed any of my cognitive abilities have declined. Then the CEV's kick in and they are out of this world. Inhalant abuse can cause permanent brain damage that can lead to irreversible neurological deficits. ITS A BAD IDEA. The chemical in air duster that gets you high is called difluoroethane and is sometimes used as a refrigerant because it is cold when sprayed from some pressurized canister. That's the first impression. He was arrested for DUI and Hit and Run and already had several other DUI charges pending for both duster and alcohol. You keep hitting it and hitting it and then you can tell some time has elapsed because you're not where you just were and your room looks like a mess. It's just pure instant gratification. Once or twice this is not noticeable on the outside, but over time this can cause serious nerve damage and noticeable cognitive decline. You can't watch movies because you'll just black out. >"Just a comment to post so I know people see it as opposed to putting it in the original post is what makes air duster so addictive. Inhalants can change the way your brain talks to other parts of the body, and may cause you to feel drunk or high. I sat down on my couch, bent over the bag, and went to huffing the gasoline. The cops actually had to rip the can out of his hand for him to stop because he was that fucked up on it he didn't care at all. This should be the only post here. Pretty much in the same boat as you, was too young to really understand what kind of damage I was doing. Many inhalants are thought to dissolve the protective myelin sheath that surrounds neurons - brain cells - resulting in cell death (see brain diagram). ", Never touching this shit, thanks for the info. First images of inhalants in the brain reveal why solvents may be so addictive, in a Department of Energy Brookhaven National Laboratory study, which will appear in … Press J to jump to the feed. It didn't do it in any rhythm. Regular inhalant use destroys nerves in the brain. I did so for a few seconds at a time over a period of maybe 5 minutes, then decided it wasn't working and that I was bored. Most inhalants affect your central nervous system and slow down brain activity. I think it is without a doubt that the people who get hooked on this either don't know the risks or they're suicidal and don't care. Severe damage can lead to dementia. Inhalants interfere with the body’s cardiovascular system and carry significant dangers for the heart. Inhalants cause serious damage to the central nervous system (sometimes after a single use) and can disrupt emotional, neurobiological and psychological mechanisms; especially in adolescents. Brain damage, whether in children or adults, can have a lifelong impact. The brain loses oxygen. Do neither and read it. What makes the high so alluring for that 2nd category is, in a tl;dr phrase that I saw on a comment on another post, "body numb, mind euphoric." Inhalants are a broad, diverse group of chemicals united mainly by their role in opportunistic substance abuse among preteens, teenagers and adults. The highly concentrated chemicals in solvents or aerosol sprays can induce irregular and rapid heart rhythms and lead to fatal heart failure within minutes of a session of prolonged sniffing. Then it kinda set in I was talking to a light. Any and all tension in your body and mind just disappears. Insanity. No one is immune to this and can happen your 1st time or your 1000th time doing it. Most of it is impossible to describe, and it's a long time ago so it's a bit hard to remember much now, but there was one particular experience that I remember pretty well: I was huffing this shit, and after finding myself in the usual, strange 'chroming' dimension, a spiral staircase appeared with a lowercase "i" standing on it. You never do anything on duster. The high kicks in slowly and works its way up. Inhalant is a class of drug, and it refers specifically to the mechanism that gets you high. On to my personal experiences. Idk if anyone is going to bother reading this, but this is my honest and hopefully unbiased post on inhalants and things you should know about them. I have never tried it due to the Russian roulette thing. It was interesting, but I have no interest in doing any inhalants ever again just due to how dangerous they were. A strange mix. Brain and eyes: Different inhalants cause different types of brain damage. However, as is the case for another amphetamine derivative methamphetamine, or meth, some of the Adderall neurotoxicity effects on the brain may take a year or more to fully repair themselves, NIDA explains. Sudden sniffing death is associated … Inhalants cause nausea and constipation while amphetamines cause drowsiness and coma. A lot of the trip, at least for me, I would feel a finger poking my face. I also want to say that I am not including Nitrous Oxide or Diethyl Ether into this post as most would agree they don't fall into what is typically defined as an inhalant. Long term exposure to low levels of toluene has been speculated to cause neurobehavioral dysfunction, but the threshold of exposure above which leukoencephalopathy occurs is debated. People die from this shit all the time and plenty also suffer long term damage from what they have done. Body feels cold and shaky. You never know which is why they say getting high on inhalants is akin to playing russian roulette. Although toluene leukoencephalopathy is well documented in inhalant abusers, the potential of low-level occupational or household toluene exposure to cause brain damage is uncertain. The chemicals are typically very cold when being released from the can and can not only freeze your lungs, but cause frostbite on your lips, hands, fingers, etc. This trip is not like LSD, it's just straight bonker visuals. Inhalants can change the way your brain talks to other parts of the body, and may cause you to feel drunk or high. Nerve damage. First of all, I will say that huffing gasoline was the most exciting, crazy, weird & best drug I'd ever done in my life (so far, I'm only 21) I've done ecstasy, it was wonderful. You can get those 50lb tanks of them and get them refilled as much as possible but is sometimes tricky to get depending on where you live and where you try getting one. I have heard numerous stories of people huffing that everyday for like 6 months and are now permanently fried and live in an assisted living home. Stick to Nitrous if you're gonna do inhalants, but even that can cause nerce damge but, but its typically only if you do it often and in large guarantees. It was extremely dangerous for me to ever try them but at the same time, I don't regret them. Some inhalants such as cleaning products, correction fluid, aerosol sprays and petrol can cause permanent damage, especially if people use them heavily for a long period. Highest I've gone in over ten trips is 900 mg and that was a wild ride that just kept going. This is where things start to get crazy. Inhalants cause serious damage to the central nervous system (sometimes after a single use) and can disrupt emotional, neurobiological and psychological mechanisms; especially in adolescents. Especially with duster, thoughts eventually become automated and it's as if you lose some level of being able to think on your own and you just observe all these random, nonsensical thoughts that come through and keep hitting the can. Some other tactile hallucinations I got would be if I left my mouth open for a little bit and then tried closing it, I would feel like I just chomped on a tooth pick and literally felt the pain of being stabbed in the root of my mouth while trying to close it and would feel resistance trying to close it and would hear the snapping of the toothpick along with some weird daydream visual of seeing it snap in half. Then when you're all out and the high wears off, you feel HORRIBLE. This list was compiled simply out of curiosity and should not be obsessed over. No motivation to do anything really besides huff duster and just think about how awesome you feel. Jesus, 1800 mg of dex? The closest experience that I've had on any other drug was on 1.8g of DXM HBr, but that's also pretty risky at such a high dose. Inhalants can cause both short-term and long-term health effects: Short-term health effects include slurred or distorted speech, lack of coordination, euphoria (feeling "high"), dizziness, and hallucinations One Reddit user described getting high on Benadryl this way: ... Serious and potentially irreversible side effects include liver, kidney, bone marrow, nervous system, and brain damage. I thought that I was spiraling through multitudes of different dimensions and seeing everything in the universe. BUT, the drug is so fucking fiendish that you'll probably just clean it up and finish the rest of the can. In me trying not to be unbiased, I will not tell anyone how to live their life and what decisions to make, but I will say given everything about this class of substances (some refuse to acknowledge them as actual drugs) that I highly discourage anyone from attempting them. Excessive nitrous use seriously depletes vitamin b12 so idk if taking a supplement would really do anything. Some of the chemicals in inhalants may build up in the body. I am not saying that these class of drugs don't do this, I am just saying that the high is not a direct result of this. Just a comment to post so I know people see it as opposed to putting it in the original post is what makes air duster so addictive. The person dealing with that may not have the intelligence to care, but your loved ones will and it will absolutely destroy them. I again am not condoning the use of these substances. Another issue with inhalants is that certain inhalants like air duster or huffing butane from a pressurized nozzle can freeze the lungs and cause you to die. I think it is without a doubt that the people who get hooked on this either don't know the risks or they're suicidal and don't care. I sat on the couch again, closed my eyes, and entered a world of insanity I can hardly even describe. These drugs are also very cardiotoxic and even people without any heart problems can die of a fatal arrhythmia. It's very unique in that aspect and is something I've never found any other drug in existence to come close to having. Not using is always safer. I would feel the gnome grab me, I would feel the G -force of being thrown, I would feel myself sinking into the sand,etc. I want to of course preface this post and any post I make in r/Drugs that I do not condone the use of any drugs at all whether it is pot or inhalants. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. BRAIN The chemicals abused by inhalant users affect different parts of the brain, producing a variety of sensory and psychological disorders. I sometimes would feel that same toothpick when trying to swallow water on it and feel the pain of it stabbing my throat. That's not true at all actually. I used to do inhalants a fair bit when I was too young to really understand what I was doing and what the dangers were (approx. It was always mind-blowing. Any time: "Sudden Sniffing Death" can happen to anyone abusing an inhalant. This is my long ass post on inhalants. Were you walking on sunshine at any point? The second one I've tried actually a few times, good ole nitrous oxide. Over time, the brain may be able to recover from most of the effects of Adderall neurotoxicity. Those cases of nerve damage with nitrous are very rare due to nitrous not being a typical drug that people abuse excessively and how costly it would be to do that with just whippets. Any and all tension in your body and mind just disappears. But I dunno if it's my right or my left cell. Was it like the next "frame" of reality was coming in from your side and squishing you out into another frame of consciousness? No. I feel relaxed in an anesthetic kind of way. I noticed the "clean" difference. Research shows some drugs like methamphetamine and MDMA can even damage the brain in ways that are similar to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can kill brain cells, cause memory loss, and lead to irreversible brain damage. web search of inhalant brain damage "A. Its not a matter of if, its when. Inhalants are usually addictive while amphetamines are often only mildly addictive. They work their way up gradually but they are fucking insane. Take care. The infamous Allison walking on sunshine girl did 8 - 12 cans a day for a prolonged period of time ( at least a year IIRC ) and she actually went on to not just become sober, but get a PhD and help drug addicts. Edit2: (I'm gonna copy and paste a comment I made when I posted this just in case people didn't see it. Addiction, both physical and psychological. I was going fucking crazy. So nitrous (and other drugs) is like turning a screw in your brain to make it work different. Air duster takes away all cares and worries and makes me content and happy, but that's only if I keep doing it and know that I have more left. but holy shit, I totally forgot about the time I was huffing water proofer in my cousins basement. Went from a healthy, functioning (if somewhat trashy) person to a severely underweight and malnourished shell with no higher cognitive functions or motor skills. Huffing air duster has different psychoactive effects than inhaling butane and huffing starting fluid (typically a mixture of Diethyl Ether, Butane, and Heptane) has different effects. Stress hormones flood the body. Although they can cause damage this is not their mode of action. Inhalants CAN cause sudden cardiac arrest. It's definitely the way to go with this class of drugs. The bad part is the more you do, the worse the comedown and the comedown is NEVER not horrible and the only thing you think is how much you regret it and also think about how you wish you had more. The big issue with getting scientific knowledge on the subject is just by the fact that they are so dangerous that it's really hard to study the effects on humans unless you're studying someone AFTER the fact they completely fucked themselves up after using them. web search of inhalant brain damage "A. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Thank you for this. If there was to be said to be damage, it would be damage to the mind, not damage to the brain. Long-term health effects may include liver and kidney damage, loss of coordination and limb spasms, delayed behavioral development, and brain damage. What you'll first notice is relaxation. The lethal doses of inhalants vary depending on the substance used. When used during pregnancy, these chemicals can pass into a fetus’s bloodstream, sometimes triggering miscarriage, premature childbirth and damage to normal brain development. To avoid this there are two things you can do: Don't do multiple balloons in a row or double balloons. It's very unique in that aspect and is something I've never found any other drug in existence to come close to having. I say "standing", because he was like an entity. When I was in rehab a year ago, one of the guys I really connected with had totaled several fucking cars because he was huffing it while he was driving, black out, and crashed his car. Inhalant abuse and mental health is an important topic because:. I went to stand up to leave, and then everything started spinning, leaving me disoriented. Nitrous Oxide can cause irreversible nerve damage from excessive, long term use due to vitamin B12 depletion. The big one is when someone almost dies from sudden sniffing death syndrome and stops breathing and is then brought back to life but is brain dead and put on life support. No motivation to do anything really besides huff duster and just think about how awesome you feel. I don't have to tell any of you that inhalants are one of the few drugs that can not be used safely, both short and long term use will cause brain damage and death. This is probably as unhealthy as it gets, but I mostly did it on cocaine comedowns because I found it was a sure fire way for me to not just relax, but ride out the whole comedown. What experiences with inhalants have you guys had?? The chemicals in inhalants damage the brain and nervous system. 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