Opinions - Nitrous compared to other inhalants

Discussion in 'Nitrous Oxide' started by BeetleJuice, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. BeetleJuice

    BeetleJuice Silver Member

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    Hey there,
    My pet mouse has been reading about n20 for the last few days and altho its never liked the idea of using an inhalant iv been reading some pretty positive stuff about it.
    Im just wondering if anyone knows if there is any real differance in using n20 compared to other crap stuff iv heard about like random solvents n gas n so on.
    The main issue i have is health related,like is having n20 better on your body (especially the lungs)then say, someone who inhails gas or whatever for a high?

    Thanks for any help, my mouse (chubbs) will appriciate it alot.
     
  2. Paracelsus

    Paracelsus Platinum Member & Advisor

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    N2O is not an average gasoline/glue/freon inhalant. It's an aneaesthetic (like diethyl ether, chloroform). The risks related to N2O are: risks related to the consumption of the drug (pressure, temperature, lack of oxygen), acute risks (falling on the floor, choking on a garbage bag), and long-term risks (vitamin b12 deficiency >>> brain damage).

    The last part is the only one directly related to the substance nitrous oxide. But significant b12 deficiency occurs only if someone uses the drug heavily (hundreds of cartridges per week). Erowid has info on this: http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/nitrous/nitrous_health1.shtml
     
  3. BeetleJuice

    BeetleJuice Silver Member

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    Hey, thanks for the reply and help, Chubbs will be happy to hear the information.
    Chubbs, being as he is will get some multi vitamins strong in b12 whenever he has it, just to be safe(r).

    Thanks again m8
     
  4. Micklemouse

    Micklemouse Platinum Member & Advisor

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    The health risks of nitrous oxide have been well covered here - try the search engine up top!

    To clarify though, nitrous will indeed deplete the body of B vitamins, & with heavy use this can lead to destruction of the myelin sheath that protects the nerve endings. This tends to happen more with regular, heavy use, but to say one with would need to be using 'hundreds' of cannisters /week for damage to occur is slightly misleading.

    Also, there is evidence that nitrous affects the bodies ability to absorb B vitamins for anything up to 72 hours after even light use, so taking supplements after may be useless - load up before use would be more advisable.

    Again, run a search on Nitrous & Health.
     
  5. BeetleJuice

    BeetleJuice Silver Member

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    Ta, iv read up quite more on the health issues and seems not so bad seeing as Chubbs only plans on Dabbling in it just to see its effects n what not,i dont think chubbs wants to get too deep into it so should be fine, was just abit paranoid about trying somthing new an wanted to know all he can about it.
     
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  6. Cakes

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    I think nitrous is bunk but SWIM's brother likes it because he says that after he did nitrous, he can always feel that way again, he just has to think about it.
     
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    utfse

    I just tried the holy search engine, btw. If you input "health risks of nitrous oxide" then this is the only thread that turns up.

    if you put "risks nitrous oxide" then you get two additional results, both of which look like (and are) news stories, one of the stories turns into a thread and 22 posts into it there is a good link:

    Dr Michael Beasley, of the National Poisons Centre, said the side-effects of inhalants, when abused as drugs, were complex and varied.
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    High doses could lead to unconsciousness or sudden sniffing death syndrome – a term coined after studies showed the inhaling of gases when linked to the victim becoming excited or having a rush of adrenaline that led to cardiac arrest.
    This could happen the first time someone abused an inhalant or the 100th time, Dr Beasley said.

    Inhalants depressed the central nervous system and affected the heart's electrical system, meaning it did not pump properly, he said.
    Other risks included nausea and vomiting and the danger of aspirating vomit through being drowsy.

    so there ya go but this next part is really interesting to SWIM because I remember when someone who wasn't I got his face ALL freezer burned from no2 (nitrous oxide)

    Another risk was if gases were in a compressed form they could freeze the throat resulting in what is known as vasovagal shock where the sudden change in temperature shocked the heart into stopping, Dr Beasley said.

    maybe should have deployed the no2 into a balloon so it could thaw a minute..
     
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    Cakes Palladium Member

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    and the kids in the stories? there was one explosion and one fire.

    so watch out for invisible fumes
    and oven/stove/hot water heater pilot lights and cig lighters

    In that thread, they mention no2 being cleaner than other stuff one could huff...
     
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  9. Micklemouse

    Micklemouse Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Re: utfse

    And if one restricts the search terms to 'Nitrous Health', one gets 32 results, the majority of which would appear to have a direct bearing bearing on this thread.
     
  10. BeetleJuice

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    sorry, but at least now we got a post dedicated to the health side of n20 ;)
     
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