Lung Issues with Poppers
FYI all of my poppers are from the US so all are butyl as far as I'm aware.
I'm very new to poppers and am hoping for other peoples' experiences. I started about 2 months ago with double Scorpio emerald. I didn't feel very much just sniffing from the bottle so I researched and came across the sock method. This method made me feel amazing, but I found that a dab or two onto a sock would only really last about 10 minutes before the hits don't seem to do anything. I also had my lips turn blue rather quickly because my area didn't really have proper ventilation so my whole room smelled like poppers.
I finished the double Scorpio over a few days which I would assume is considered heavy usage but I feel like a lot of the liquid was wasted since the sock was sitting out in the open. I developed a scratchy throat and a cough, but nothing that alarmed me.
I enjoyed the experience so much that I ordered more poppers, this time different brands consisting of rush, jj black, jj plat, and platinum Amsterdam. I researched alternative ways to the sock method and came across the sippy cup method. My version was to use a sock instead of cotton balls, roll it up like the sock method, then place it in a gallon size ziplock bag. This felt great because each time I put poppers on the sock, the dose seemed to last significantly longer and it seemed to take me much longer to start turning blue which I assume is the fresh air I was breathing in between hits. For the record, I would take a hit by unzipping the bag a little and then inhaling a lungful through my mouth and hold for at least 10 seconds, but usually longer. I would do this probably at most every 5 minutes. This seemed to be working well for me, with only a cough and maybe a little phlegm the next day or two.
I read that a lot of people alternate their bottles, often taking a hit from multiple at the same time. When a hit from the ziplock bag didn't feel like much anymore, I added a dose from another brand. I ended up going from the rush to JJ black, to platinum Amsterdam. After platinum Amsterdam was added, the hit felt more "sharp" and tasted more chemically than what I'd previously experienced. I didn't think much of it and continued my session. My session ended at about 9 pm and I went to bed at about 10 pm feeling okay. I woke up at about 1 am having trouble breathing. I panicked a little at first but focused on slowly breathing with deep breaths. This seemed to help and I was able to fall back asleep. At 5 am I woke up again having a hard time breathing. This time I also had a wheezing sound on my exhale. Deep breaths felt a little sore, very similar to after hard exercise while not being in good shape. I was wheezing the rest of the day, although later in the day did feel a little better than the morning. I woke up the next day feeling better, no more wheezing, but still difficulty with deep breaths. It scared the hell out of me at the time, but I feel fine 4 days later.
Sorry for the long post, but here's my question. Is this a common side effect? Was my platinum Amsterdam just a bad bottle? Or did I just overdo it? I've tried researching this and have come across many horror stories. One story was a person with asthma who had issues with poppers which makes sense to me. Another person says they developed asthma without previous issues before popper use. I mainly seem to find "drugs are bad" posts when I try to search which is why I'm asking here in the hope to learn more. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated, thank you.
Its common ,but not in this impact.
You probably cause irritation to your lungs.
Its better for you to take some rest , see a doctor and forget them for some time.
Maybe after 2-3 months you try again but with extreme caution
That's what I was afraid of. I guess I will have to lay off the poppers for a while. Thank you.
OTC poppers are not pure. They never will be as long as the FDA doesn't control them. Poppers are made using acid and they also develop acids as they age. If there is sufficient acid in the bottle, it will irritate the tissues lining the airways, which causes mucous and constriction. You could try neutralizing any acid by first washing/swirling in the water...and then using baking soda/brine cycles a few times. Then you must dry it on anhydrous mag sulfate, sodium, or potassium carbonate. If you don't dry it, it won't last long, but at least you won't be breathing acid.
If the popper turns any of your skin, nose, hands, thumbs, etc....yellow...it most definitely contains NITRIC ACID contaminated by nitrogen dioxide, both of which are lung irritants.
From my experience, normal amyl nitrite is the least likely to cause unpleasant feelings related to low blood pressure. Isobutyl, n-butyl and isopropyl are potent blood pressure reducers and they almost always make me feel sick in less than 10 to 20 minutes.
I've read that maybe the poppers I used contain too much acid. They aren't brand new, they were opened about a week prior, maybe a little less. The thing that gets me is that I feel totally fine while using them, no cough, no headache, and no problems breathing. That's why I was so surprised to have such an issue a few hours later. I thought if I listened to my body and stop before common side effects I'd read about such as headache, dizziness, or nauseous, I would be fine. I've continued trying to research and the conclusion that I came to was that I just did way too much. Sniffing from the bottle doesn't seem to do much for me, I want large hits that really make me feel amazing. So I did large hits over a period of about 1.5 hours, taking a large hit every 5-15 minutes. I wouldn't take a hit if I was still feeling good from a hit. I think my hits increased in pace closer to the end of my session where the hits start to not feel as strong.
-Give time to your lungs to heal. If you hurry to jump on amyls you will be never sure what to blame (irritation . allergy reaction, overdue, etc) I am talking about 2-3 months for sure. Lungs heal very slow
-Have some vitamin C before use 1000mg(reduces the side effects)
-Be sure about your poppers or chemical clean them before use. Read about smells of a good or bad nitrite
-make your own poppers if you see that you can handle them and the doesn't harm you
--And most importantly, STOP using them if they do after all. Just forget them. It doesn't worth the risk to leave with an oxygen bottle beside you after your 60s... Lung damage pile up until you develop COPD and then there is no turning back
Also, go to the doctor. If you are afraid of admitting that you use amyl, just tell him that you accidentally huff some gasoline from you lawn machine, or from spray paint. All of them cause chemical burns to the lungs. He will give you drugs to calm your lungs.
I appreciate the advice. I'll give them a break and see if I want to try again in a few months.