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jannazuber, I'm sorry to hear about your child. Go easy on softwarechip. That person said nothing angry or offensive in comment #5 or #7. It seems that softwarechip is the only one willing to confirm what a lot of people are curious about... Does it actually do its job? It seems that the answer is no. It seems as though the bitterness bugs people in all cases except inhalation. I would say that the Bittergent emblem (with the line through a person holding a can to their mouth) is as effective as most anti-drug commercials: they achieve the opposite of their original intention.
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I'm 42 and I began using duster (DIFLUOROETHANE HFC-152a) 4 months ago. Ive been told more than once that I'm way too old to be using inhalants and I agree. Sure is a great high tho and much easier to hide than alcohol and other drugs. I certainly do not encourage huffing but I will share some of my experience.
Bittergent certainly can make you sick. I have found that I get sick after I stop huffing. Im wondering if Bittergent itself is addictive. It seems the withdrawal symptoms are very similar to that of alcohol and heroin. I can be withdrawing from duster, vomiting, then take a huff and the nausea is completely gone. Ive been hospitalized more than once for these kind of withdrawal symptoms. Huffing computer duster is serious business. I once consumed 240 ounces in a 24-hour period. I was deathly ill afterward, but continued to use when I could get more. I realize a lot of people dont understand this. For me, its addiction, very much like alcohol.
I encourage AA and other twelve step recovery programs - they have helped me, but recovery is a daily struggle. I would be grateful to hear from others.
"Just say no to drugs - if your drugs are talking to you."
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I can tell you for sure that it WILL kill you at some point, if you continue to use. I couldnt tell in your post if you had stopped using or not. There are MANY stories of peoples family members and loved ones that have lost their lives to huffing Duster. My personal story isnt from Duster. I lost my son to Huffing Freon ( air conditioner). I have been told that they are alot alike. I know one thing they are alike for sure in one way they DO KILL. I want you to think about what is going to happen to your family and friends when you DIE. Think about what they are going to have to go through. I can tell you my friend it is a hell I wouldnt wish on anyone. I ask you to please go get professional help for your problem. Then on this website there are many stories of people that lost their life to this. READ THEM and find out what hell their families are going through. PLEASE GET HELP ASAP... Stick around for your family.. __________________ Remember Jacob's Smile and
carry it with you in your heart
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LetUsSpray- Like you said, inhalants is seen as a "teenage problem", so people passed their teen years are adamant to speak out about it. As you'll see on this board you are not alone. Thanks for sharing your experience and glad you are seeking help.
Please keep us posted on your progress, and continue to speak out about this issue as you are helping others. __________________ Queshia B
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after sniffing duster in Nov. 2009, with "Bittergent", I had various reactions that are still lasting. Included are: tingling in both feet, hair loss, weight loss, constipation, just o name a few and they are still prevalent.
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The active ingredient in many dusters is DIFLUOROETHANE (HFC-152a).
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two days ago i had a couple friends over and one of them decided to inhale a little bit of duster, b/c a friend had told him it was fun and he wanted to try it out. qe huffed a little bit, but stopped b/c we weren't sure it was a good idea. it took about two or three minutes before either of us noticed the horrible bitter taste in our mouths. as soon as we did we tried everything to get rid of it. we came to the conclusion that we were never gonna do that again b/c of how horrible it tastes. i'm not saying this is the case with everybody, but it definitely deterred us.
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mmerrym - I'm really glad that you've said that you will not use any type of inhalant anymore. My friend has a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from inhalant use at the age of 12, now in her 30s. Other risks of huffing include sight loss/blindness, heart/liver/kidney damage, seizures, limb spasms, hearing loss and even death, all of which can happen after the very FIRST time of use.
Please take good care of yourself and make good, Healthy choices in life
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After my fiance died and found out it was because he was inhaling keyboard duster did i put two and two together.. when we kissed i would have a nasty taste in my mouth (i thought it was from something else), but after i also found that when i used my keyboard at work and rubbed my mouth i had that same flavor... WISH i had put the thoughts together earlier, but really who thinks the worst in someone you are gonna marry?
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I see the most deaths on the remembrance string from computer duster. I REALLY believe, people don't realize they have something as addictive as heroin sitting in their home next to their computer! Looking online, I see that most if not all of the manufacturers are in China. I propose that the inhalant prevention organization go to legislators and demand a change of formula in this product. The education of inhalant abuse is much too slow regarding this product! A rehab nurse pointed out to me recently how long it took to create laws regarding Sudafed. Locking it up probably hasn't helped tremendously, but it raised awareness. I still go back to the question of isn't there another way to clean computers? I want this formulation off the market. I wish I knew how to contact the manufacturers, but I guess they're in China.
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MT - It does seem as though a lot of deaths (or perhaps permanent injury not discussed) are caused by computer duster, but there are so many other products used for huffing that may result in death or disability. Regarding cleaning the computer keyboard, I've found that the vaccuum suction attachement is fine with no chemicals having to be used
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I think I know what it does. I was using it on my Laptop keyboard, and I guess it got on my hand, cause went i went in for a handful of popcorn, I got a nasty, bitter, taste. So I guess it makes it taste bitter so you know when you've accidentally inhaled/ingested some.
__________________ --- Anonymous Teen.
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