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Dillan11

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Ok.. this is my first post here because I found this site and it looked cool but alot if it is just telling the downsides of some inhalants,, I want to ake a post describing all aspects. My drug of choice is duster. I have been doing duster not regularly but occasionally for the past 3-4 months. In total I have done about 5 12oz bottles (That is not me bragging). Ok guys I'm not going by any research at all, just what I have experienced first hand... when I first started I did a bit of reseach on duster after I had tried inhaling air horn gas.. it got me a slight high..  I liked it and looked up the most potent inhalent and came across duster. I tried duster at friends house because he did the original air horn with me.. he had some duster at his house.. After my very small amount of research and ignoring the bads of it I decided it would be best to do it out of a small ziplock baggy. We repeatedly did this for 4 hours emptying only half a 12oz can together. Our next experience was at his house doing it out of 5 gallon trash bags... not the whole bag in one hit just little at a time... the feeling of the first time was just a light headed feeling and numbness and tingling in your face.. the second time was my whole body numb and cool distorted sounds... I freaked out the first time I was hearing weird things because I honestly thought i had passed out in the middle of the road at 3am (thats where we did it) but when I slowly came back about a minute later my friend said i was 100% normal the whole trip. This sounded pretty sweet. The next experience was at home by myself doing it from a balloon.. I was listening to music that sounded real trippy and this was pretty fun.. I did a 12oz can by myself in about 2 hours. But then I started putting more air in the balloon each time to get just a little higher. Then I was doing so much I totally blacked out.. during the black out I just look into space and become a zombie completely unaware of my surroundings (according to one of my friends) but i come back like 2 minutes later. Then as I keep filling it more and more each time, I fill it a bit more than usual. I do a foot wide balloon in one breath (NEVER DO THIS.. I LEARNED THAT A BUNCH OF SMALL BREATHS ARE 1,000 BETTER THAN ONE BIG ONE.. ONE BIG ONE IS HOW YOU DIE!!) And as I was slowly blacking out I started drooling REALLY bad then vomited ATLEAST 8 times right next to myself then I blacked out.. as I came back I was a little scared... so the good things about it.. when you do a little bit you get tingly and light headed.. kinda cool I guess... do some more.. everything you hear sounds like it has reverb or echo and everything you see and hear feels skippy and you lose some awareness and your speech slurs a bit and time feels like its going by really slow.. you do quite a bit.. you black out you don't really get the tingly stuff... honestly theres really no positives here.. you also lose vision (GO BLIND) lose hearing and start to hear voices.. I always strangly hear my mom telling me I just did way to much. You do a little more than this.. you can throw up ALOT and you black out and all the same as before.. it hasn't happened to me but I read if you do even more than this you will throw up and pass out for 2-3 hours and probably wake up in your own vomit. Ok I just described everything I feel WHILE I'm doing duster... afterward this is what happens.. I feel down and depressed.. My mind is really cloudy... my chest is tight and I have trouble breathing.. my mouth tastes absolutly nasty (this is unbearable if you do it straight from the can)... I'd have to say the worst thing is no technically it's not addictive but you will want to do it over and over and everytime you will want to do just a little bit more than the last time... I PROMISE you this will happen.. theres only one way to prevent this... never start. I've decided today I am never going to do it again... in the moment the high seems worth it but later on you will realize its not... after a long session you will feel like complete crap for like a week. I'm sorry for thispost being so long.. I'm not encouraging it.. I just always see things on the internet like ... "If you inhale duster you will die for sure" or "Duster will give you cancer" or showing videos of people who have supposedly done duster.. or people saying "You will see little colourful creatures jumping around the room" these are completely untrue.. I made this post to educate what REALLY happens when you do duster from first hand experience. For my conclusion I would like to let people know that the 3-4 months I did duster it almost consumed my life and I kept wanting my friends to do it with me and now I feel very sick all the time... for people who think there are no long tern effects.. there are you just don't notice because it happens gradually. Trust me, feeling like you have the flu 24/7 sucks terribly... also while your high you wll do things without even knowing and that can be bad.. I have done a hit in my room, blacked out and came back in my kitchen. I could have easily gotten caught if someone was in there. Anyways.. sorry I keep making this longer lol... last words: Just don't do duster... honestly its good and fun but its 100% not worth it in the long run.

PS I am 15 so sorry for the horrible vocabulary and grammer.


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Dillan11-

I am glad that you have chosen to stop.  At least you figured out that you shouldn't be doing it.  It took me 8 years to stop huffing gasoline, and now I have lung issues.  Yes, it may seem cool now, but 5, 8, 10 years from now will you be saying the same thing if you haven't already killed yourself? You will probably experiance a lot of shaking, sweating, and feeling sick to your stomach for about a week or so as you go through withdawls.  It will be hard, but if you can just get through the first week, it gets easier.  It is best to talk to somebody as you are going through this.  As much as you think you can make it through this on your own, it is always a lot harder than you think.  If you ever need somebody to talk to, you can always email me at ifbattleboy@gmail.com  I have been through this situation, so I know how it feels.  GOOD LUCK!
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Dillan11- Thank you for your post. Your perspective as a past abuser is valuable and informative! No worries on the length of it, think it's great you provided such detail to give us a real idea on what it's like. More importantly, like ifbattleboy said, I'm happy that you realize duster is bad business and bad for your health.
 
Great point about how effects are lasting even after you inhale, so it's worth not starting at all!
 
Also, just wanted to bring attention to your choice of words: '"If you inhale duster you will die for sure" or "Duster will give you cancer" or showing videos of people who have supposedly done duster.. or people saying "You will see little colorful creatures jumping around the room" these are completely untrue'
 
Please note, we all have different body compositions meaning a chemical may effect your body in a different way it effects mine. Though you may not have seen "colorful creatures jumping around" does not mean that such hallucinations never happen. For example there was a post by another user on this board who had a similar hallucination.  You CAN die from inhalant abuse the 1st or 1,000th time you inhale. Just because you did not does not make it untrue, you're just REALLY lucky and should utilize the opportunity of life you've been given. Again there are a lot of posts on this message board from people who have lost loved ones.

With all this said, you sound like a very intelligent 15 year old, so no doubt you'll get the proper help you need to stop. If you have not done so start by talking to your parents and friends. By getting it off your chest you may feel a little bit better, and your family and friends will be able to provide emotional and moral support. Also talk to a family doctor and/or a school counselor to see if there are any groups or resources in your area. Like ifbattleboy said it will be hard, but you can do it!!!

I'm sure I speak for everyone on the message board when I say we're rooting for you! Please keep us posted on your progress.

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Dillan11 -

I agree 100% with what Queshia said. Everyone's body is different and inhalants effect everyone in a different way - any kind of drug does. Please also note that it doesn't matter how big a hit you take, smaller ones do not necessarily mean you won't die. Hits are hits. You are inhaling dangerous chemicals.

As for the death part of it, I wish people didn't die from it. The man I was going to marry (Jarod) died a few months before our wedding from inhaling duster. It stopped his heart and killed him instantly. I didn't know he did duster, I had never even heard of it. If anything would happen to you, your family and friends would be devastated for life. The pain we are all left with is unbearable. I really truly hope you get help and stay sober.

Lastly, I want to tell you how BRAVE you are for coming on here and sharing your story with everyone. And to admit you have a problem and want to stop is absolutely awesome!!!!

Please keep us posted on your progress - we are all here for you!

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Hi, Dillan, and all of you who come to this wonderful website for love, support, and information.I haven't posted in almost a year, but I found this site soon after my brother died last August, at about the same time this year that you are sharing your story, Dillan. Fortunately for myself and loved ones, I finally recovered from a life time of drug abuse about 1 1/2 years before my brother died of inhalant abuse, so I was able to stay by his bedside, as he lay dying, basically brain-dead, for almost a week. I talked to him, read the Bible to him, touched him, and loved him as I said my last good-byes to one of the best persons I ever knew or loved. If he had survived, he would have spent the remaining years of his life as a "vegetable." When I was in my addiction, I, too, felt like I knew what I was doing. Many of my using friends are dead now, or look and feel like they are years older than they actually are.  Dillan, I appreciate your descriptions of the effects of duster, which was my brother's drug of choice, but I hope you will treasure your life and brain cells, and know that your friends and family would be devastated without you in their lives.


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Ok everyone.. I so far have easily quit duster and actually got two of my friends who also did it to decide to quit permanently.

To both Jarods_fiancee and fay- I am very sorry to hear about your loved ones.. I can't even imagine what you had to go through. You stories will help keep me clean for what I hope is forever



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Dillan11-

Way to go. Sounds like you have made huge steps in the past week! I commend you for getting your other friends on board with you. Hopefully all of you can lean on eachother for support.

Keep us posted on your progress. Be strong!

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Dillan, it really makes me so happy to know you have decided to stop using inhalants, and that you are helping others to see that there is no happy ending for most users and their friends and families. Peer pressure has got to be part of the reason why some people even try this. After my brother died, I was looking up videos on duster and found some heartbreaking ones on YouTube. They were heartbreaking because it made duster use look like just a good time you could have with your buddies--everyone laughing, falling down, acting silly.  My brother had become seriously addicted, and it had become no laughing matter for him.  I was also able to view a video about a young woman addicted to inhalants on the A&E website that they showed on their series on addiction.  Although the young woman didn't seem to be like my brother, you could still see where the drug use took her.  You would never guess that she had been labeled as intellectually gifted. I know I used to think that some of the anti-drug programs were hype, and perhaps some of them aren't that well done, but anyone thinking inhalants are just about having a good time need to know the real dangers. Keep up the good work, Dillan, and if you need help, there are so many good groups, like NA, out there, and good people on this site who are HERE for you.  Life is a precious gift. You deserve to live a happy, productive life.


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dillan11 - WAY TO GO!!!! Keep it up and keep sharing your story with others you know - and even share our stories of our loved ones we lost and help get others clean!! I'm so very proud of you for all you have been doing to stop yourself and your friends from using. Great job!!

Never stop fighting and we are all here if you need anything. Be sure to keep us posted.

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Hey man i am with you on this one, i did duster for a couple months at age 17 and i would find myself stealing it from the local walmart going home and doing a whole can to myself. it got really gross but i would still do it. when i started getting shortness of breathe and sharp pains when i breathed in thats when i decided to stop for good. i know its kind of like oh sh!t now my lungs are screwed so i guess ill stop now. but i guess it took that much pain to decide to stop doing it. if i could go back I WOULD NEVER DO IT  because i'm kind of worried about how my bodies health will be in a few years. i hope for the best and i hope for the best for you as well. and for all the kids out there who are researching about this, stay away. keep it on the shelve, and if you do have it keep blowin it for the duster purpose. Don't Inhale. Thanks for the post man glad to know other people out there experienced the same things. Peace and love 
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Hi, I have been using duster for a short time. Not sure how long. About a year, give or take. And very rarely. At first I felt nothing. My girlfriend got me access to drugs and duster. I like crack (now maybe once a month, was $25 a week for two people). Anyway, I don't get addicted to anything, and my body metabolizes everything. I hardly ever throw up (3x in 20 years). A month or so ago I'm at my gf's house and I have a can and she has a can. I was falling asleep a lot at this time. I wake up on her floor. Chipped my bridgework, scratched/cut the side of my nose, and gave myself a pink mark scar on my forehead. She now doesn't let me have a can, unless I'm stay sitted or laying down. But when I do take hits, massive, I feel OK for a few seconds than a rush of "wind" hits me badly, like a sandstorm without the abrasiveness. A loud whooshing noise. I'm always feeling like its the whole world. That's how bad it is. I'm 35, over 350 lbs, 5'6, hardly ever sick, never had heart attack or stroke, broken bones or anything. Can use heroin, crack, cocaine, weed, cigarettes, alcohol, and not get addicted. No diabetes (though both generations before me have had it), etc. I'm just wondering about the whooshing sound if anyone has ever felt it? Its as loud as a freight train, but sounds like the wind. I know, I know it's bad for anyone. I know. So please, no judging, or anything. I'm just wanting to know if the whooshing sound is normal. Or if I'm really an alien, robot, etc and the whooshing sound is really part of my servos or such. (Last part may seem like a joke, but seriously, with no health problems, and... other things, I'm concerned about the last thing)
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I've been huffing air duster for about two years. I've been arrested over twenty times and been in and out of outpatient rehabs. I've done loads of drugs, but duster is the one that really got me and brought me to my knees. I am still struggling everyday with this terrible addiction. I've suffered numerous burns and been hospitalized many times. I recently relapsed and hugged about 30 or so cans in one day. This is just one image of what duster can do. If anyone you know has considered huffing air duster, show then this picture and maybe they'll think twice.

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