Hello everyone! To preface this thread, swim
would like to say that his experiences with heroin
and nausea only come from chasing black tar heroin. Some of the triggers and cures for nausea that he has found may not apply to injecting or insufflation
, but swim would love to know if he has found mutual ties between different roa's.
Swim moves back and forth between Helsinki and Denver as his job requires. In Denver, the most prominent type of heroin is black tar, a sticky black goo made from opium
treated with acetic acid rather the acetic anhydride that heroin #4 is made from. Black tar has a unique feature that makes it appealing to a wider variety of users, that is, it can be put on foil as is and vaporized. Swim doesn't particularly care for needles and just doesn't want to inject, so this ROA was very attractive to him.
HOWEVER, swim takes issue with the taste and smell of chasing the black dragon. Now, tastes can vary significantly depending on the source. At best, it's a very mild taste with a distinct opiate
note. Though, the usual taste is something awful, like rotten fruit juice, BBQ sauce and vinegar. The taste has a way of sticking to the palette and it makes swim very nauseous. In fact, swim has thrown up numerous times from the taste alone. But he often throws up long after smoking. So swim would like to give his input on how to avoid hideous nausea.
1.) Have water or a non-acidic drink on hand to clear the palette during smoking.
2.) Smoke in a ventilated area. Lingering tar fumes and heat can make a user nauseous fast.
3.) Do have some place ready if you feel the need to throw up.
4.) Avoid carbonated drinks, especially beer and alcohol
5.) Lay down if nausea sets in, but if you are very high, avoid doing this as you may nod off and choke on your own vomit.
6.) Anti-nausea liquids that contain phosphoric acid should be kept on hand.
7.) If possible, procure promethazine as it reduces opiate nausea.
8.) If nausea is unavoidable, drink plenty on water in between bouts, dry heaving is very painful.
Any other suggestions?