Tuesday, May 08, 2007

DXM WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

This Post has been getting quite a few comments. I thought I would bring it to the front and let you all continue your thoughts on this one.
Beth

Voice of the Victims films.
Friday, September 29, 2006

Another Triple C DXM Death
This was posted on the Dr. Phil message board site. It was posted by a woman who would like to get the word out, DXM is dangerous and we need to all warn our kids. Please read this and pass it on to others. This is just so sad! The kids really think this is safe! Please tell them it isn't. Thank you,Beth

Tragedy Strikes AgainI'm writing to share with you a terrible thing that I have experienced last Sunday through today and hope that you canspread a message for us. The pain that we, her family and friends are feeling right now is indescribable, and the worst part, so needless.
My daughter's friend, whom she to went to school with since kindergarten, died early last Sunday morning. She was 16 years old. We have known her family since the girls met at Catholic School and kept in touch, saw them at church and school functions, birthday parties, etc. Theycarpooled together their freshman year. She was probably the mostpopular girl I have ever met, loved by the girls as well as the boys, a super soccer and la crosse player.
She was just beautiful with big blue eyes, long blond hair.Last Monday, she took 24 'triple C' pills. Triple C is plain oldcough, cold, codeine over the counter pills we give our children when they are sick. Triple C is the new high for teenagers.
She was not angry, unhappy or anything else. She was not a drug user. She just wanted to get high and heard this was a fun and easy way to do it. When she began vomiting Tuesday morning and couldn't stop, her parents took her to Children's Hospital in Orange.
Although she text messaged a friend on Monday night about what she had done, she didn't tell the doctors, the nurses, or her parents. Neither did her friend or any of the other friends who were forwarded the text message. For four days, test after test was being done to figure out what was wrong. Still no one said anything.
On Friday, she slipped into a coma and was given last rites before being flown to UCLA Medical Ctron Saturday morning. Her liver had completely failed and she passed at 2:30 a.m.The Memorial Service yesterday at La Purisima was the saddest day I have ever spent.

The church was full (it holds 1200), several hundred teens alone. To see her in that white coffin weighing 25# or so more than her tiny self and looking years older because she was full of toxins was a sobering sight for those kids. As that little coffin was rolled down the church aisle today flanked by her brother and cousins, followed by her grieving aunt, grandmother and parents,

I swear the whole church was sobbing. Her poor dad was taken to St Joe's at the conclusion of the church service for a potential heart attack (his third) and missed the 16 white doves let at the graveside. If this girl had known how many people loved, adored her...I know she didn't think taking all those pills would kill her, just give her a high, make her feel good for awhile. I know if she could have seen all those people with so much pain in them these last days,she would have thought twice about putting those pills in her mouth.
These kids think they are invincible, that death cannot touch them at 16. They just have no idea. I had never heard of 'triple C' being used as a high or 'huffing' which is opening the cold capsule and snorting it. But when I asked around, all the kids were very aware of the term and the high.

If each one of us tells one person about this story, and that person tells someone else, and they tell someone, and so forth, maybe we can help some other teen avoid dying so needlessly, avoid ruining their parents’ lives, hurting their friends and family.
posted by Beth @ 12:52 AM

30 Comments:

At 4:02 PM, Rik Martin said…
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At 10:18 PM, Anonymous said…
im so sorry to hear that...i lost my lil brother 2 triple c......

At 9:18 PM, Anonymous said…
A few hours ago, My best friend Jaimee OD'ed she went to a local hospital, now she has been flown to a bigger City hospital. No one knows her condition yet. A friend's brother that was with her told me that she had taken 60 Triple C's. The worst part is waiting to and not knwing how she is.

At 6:56 AM, Anonymous said…
wow.... im only 13 years old and ive been takeing triple c it kinda makes you feel like you are invinsible until you throw up it feels like yours loungs are in your throat after this story i guess i should stop. im sorry to hear what happened thanks for shareing it with me

At 1:04 PM, 2 high school kids said…
okay so that is all so totally scary. all of our friends and i pop triple c's to get a high now and then... usually 14 or 16 maybe even 12 for people who do it alot but like 8 or newbies. and its weird that u can actually die from it.never thought of it like that. i figured it was just coughmedicine. although ive never heard of neone "huffing it"but another thing someone should bring up is how Metimucil contains 30mg of DXM just like triple c's...and lots of people pop those too...when wal mart runs out or c's.

At 6:40 PM, Anonymous said…
this is very sad i am of only 12 years old and i have gotten exspeeled from my middle scholl 4 tripple c i was careless and stupid and now even after they took my friends life i pop them just tooo see if they will take mine to be with her i knew hwe 10 years i luv her and miss her i rpay 4 to this day i am only 12 and lost 5 friends to drug over dosees i cant stad my self but plz if u or some one u know uses tripple its not worth it im not say to but use pot as a subsatut but it can not kill you after one time

At 3:02 PM, Anonymous said…
im 13 years old and i tried triple c's in school. my friend and i made a deal, i was giving her my diet pills for her trippin pills. im now expelled from school because of it. im very sorry to hear about what happened to you. i had to go to the emergency room,because i almost passed out. thankfully, it wasnt a huge deal, i only took 7 of them. but still, stuff like this makes me really sad,knowing that i did the same kind of thing and i am very very thankful.

At 5:00 PM, nikki said…
i was close with this girl. i love her and miss you soooooo much. we all pray for her and never will forget her bright smiling face.

At 6:01 AM, Anonymous said…
i have a 15yo daughter who has been doing triple c's and she stopped for awhile, like 4-5 months and then out of the blue she popped the pills because she had a bad day. she freaked out at the mall and i was not there; she thought she was having a heart attack. i am so worried about her and she is a smart girl and knows what these pills can do to her

At 9:00 PM, Anonymous said…
I'm in the eighth grade. Almost all of my friends pop triple c, except for me. I can't do anything about it, even though i've tried. None of them really know what it can do. They think it's just an easy way to get high. I dont know what to do anymore.:[

At 3:14 PM, Anonymous said…
This is the most rediculous display of childishness i think ive ever seen. Im 21 years old and was introduced to coricidin about 9 months ago. I have a very addictive personality, so naturally i was hooked very shortly thereafter. It started with 8 pills a night. Within a week, i had uped it to 8 pills twice a day. Within 3 more weeks, i had been popping 16 at a time on my days off from work, and 8 sometimes up to 3 times a day while i was working. Keep in mind this was an everyday occurance. EVERY DAY. Well, as you can imagine, things didnt go so well for me in the comming months. I became very irratible to anyone and everyone, on occasion i would have fits of rage, dillusions that i was better than everyone else. Things along those lines. But then the depression came when things started falling down around me... i lost my job, (which by the way was my 12th and highest payed job yet) i lost the respect that i so desperatly strived for in my 2 best friends, and i lost my girl...all in the same day. Not to mention my parents. They ruined my life... they ruined everything. And then i tried to commit suicide. How you ask? ccc's of course. I took my last 20 bucks down to the store (which i wont name) and bought 80 pills. Took them all... I was done; it was over. But then an hour or so later, my father came to visit me and found me in a coma. Obviously he called 911, and a long story short, I woke up the next day completly out of it, and in the hospital. They used some sort of charcoal as an antidote, and it was like a miracle that i made it through. Here i am, 3 months later after i got out of that hospital, after i was baker acted, and after i went through byfar the worst time in my entire life, and im still that guy... i just cant seem to get away from the c's. I take them alot less than before, but there just so damn addictive... they made me into who i am today. All i want to say here, especially to those 16 or 17 yr. olds, is, learn from my mistakes... quit now because they've destroyed me...and lemme tell you, it aint easy pickin up the pieces and movin on. Now, i did have other drugs influencing me, (Pot, coke, meth, speed) but the root of all of that is the c's... DON'T DO DRUGS KIDS, YOU'LL REGRET IT, I GUARENTEE.

At 8:31 AM, Anonymous said…
I'm sorry to hear about her death. I'm 18 yrs old and I was just recently introduced to Triple C's. I had no reason for why i tool them, I just did. The only drug that I've tried all my life was Pot and which i still intend to do. But Triple C's I did enjoy my first time, I took 8. I've taken Triple C's twice. It's not really my thing and after lookin'up information on these pills i'm glad that I've found this site, reading everyone's comments helped me realize that This type of dumb shit isn't gonna help you get over things or feel better. so yeah I just wanted to share my experience and once again i'm sorry hear about the 16 year old girl and all the death's everyone around the world has witnessed from Triple c's.

At 5:32 AM, Anonymous said…
that is ridicuolous. I used to do c's when I was young. It is dangerous to take it, because of two ingrediants that both attack the same enzyme in your liver--this is what causes the sometimes potentially fatal liver problems aforementioned. do some research. DXM is what makes you trip. the alternate ingredients in pills containing DXM can be potentially fatal when taken in mass quantities. DXM alone is illegal in the united states, prompting DXM fans/users to pull apart over the counter drugs to get at it. there are other drugs that contain DXM that can be taken in large quantity without harm, such as ROBOTUSSIN. reaserch this, and you'll find a wave of "teens" who "robo-trip." c's do not possess the capabilites of being addictive like heroin or even nicotine. c's are only addictive in the aspect that your mind created some strong manifestation of desire for them.. there are no physical withdrawal symptoms. It takes a while for c's to clear out of your systems, so kids that do it are sure to feel the after affects for another day, or more, depending on the dosage. It is almost impossible to pass as normal on C's. you look like a zombie and will often bleed from any oraphis. parents that do not notice something is wrong with a child that has slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, throws up randomly, and sleeps frequently... need a wake up call.also. DXM has not been tested extenively, and users/fans interested in the drug are mainly curious as to its psychological effects---DXM users report intense psychological "plateaus" of thinking when on the substance, similar to that of acid users.

At 9:47 AM, Anonymous said…
triple c is fun unless u take too many then u get i take 8 to 12 at a time i havent died last friday i took 28 im still here the most ive popped is 40 im not dead or sick or any thing so i dont think this story is true

At 9:51 AM, Anonymous said…
ive popped 40 im still here last friday i took 28 still here friday im going to steal more

At 2:23 AM, Anonymous said…
Man, that is horrible. I'm not going to lie, I've taken triple c's before. Only twice, and now I definitely know for a fact that I won't do it ever again. The first time was an experiment, I was willing to do it with my friend to see if I would like it. My friend had already done it quite a few times, so it didn't really have as much of an effect on him. I took 8 and sat down in my living room. After about 30 minutes my eyes felt like they were crossing by themselves....things weren't just blurry, everything was doubled. I laughed to myself at first, because even though I was only a few feet away from my friend, I couldn't tell what he looked like. I couldn't even see any of his facial features. His face was just a random white blob. I laughed to myself, and then kept on sitting there in silence. Next thing I knew, I felt sedated to the point where it seemed like I was slowly dying. I was too weak and tired to move. My friend walked up to me and whispered to me ''Hey dude are you high?'' And it took me literally 30 seconds to say ''Oh my God....I'm so high''. I finally stood up and got the hang of talking. I stuttered uncontrollably and I couldn't even feel the words come out when I spoke. Whenever I sat back down, I was a bit sobered up, but it was the grossest feeling ever. I pretty much didn't know anything. I felt retarded. My body felt like a piece of sh*t. I didn't like it. I don't see the enjoyment that others associate with getting high on triple c's. Maybe they experience different things than I did. If educating young teenagers about the negative effects of triple c overdose doesn't help with the problem of overdose among adolescents, then I don't know what will.And also, I feel the need to say a few things to whoever posted this:''ive popped 40 im still here last friday i took 28 still here friday im going to steal more''and this:''triple c is fun unless u take too many then u get i take 8 to 12 at a time i havent died last friday i took 28 im still here the most ive popped is 40 im not dead or sick or any thing so i dont think this story is true''^^^^ Are you f*ckin retarded? How old are you? First of all, it's pretty obvious that you're full of sh*t. And even if what you said was true, it wouldn't mean that it's safe to do it. It's pretty much like saying ''I ran around and played on the highway blindfolded and I didn't get killed, so it'll never happen.'' And why don't you think this story is true? Just because you ''took 40 one time and youre not dead or sick or anything''? You're a dumb f*ck, you know that? Why would someone lie about something like the death of an innocent 16 year old girl who overdosed on triple c's? Not everybody has to lie for attention like you, you f*cking dickhead. I hope YOU overdose and die, you f*ckin' little cunt.

At 1:10 AM, Anonymous said…
I'm 15 years old and last night I tried triple C's. I had bought 2 boxes of triple C's at the grocery store (without an ID I might add) and I popped 12 over an hour, I started with 7, but then I was impatient and I took 8, then my impatience got the best of me so I took 4 more. I got a little high but I fell asleep before the pills had reached the full effect. I fell asleep at around 3, my father woke my friend and I at 7 and despite my disbelief, I was trippin' balls, I was seeing shapes on my ceiling. I just stayed on the couch and acted like I was just really tired and I shut my eyes again to get my dad away, I woke up again at 4 pm, yes that is very late but I have always been an anti-morning person, but anyway I thought I was sober but when I stood up I got extremely dizzy. I was very irritable, everyone pissed me off, even my girlfriend, it wasnt until I saw her crying that I realized that my irritation was caused by the pills. I tried this drug because I was looking for an alternative drug to take, a drug that I dont have to smoke or roll. I'm a pothead, straight up, its organic, its green, and its a great trip. Unfortunately I was recently caught smoking about a month ago, and my smoking days were put to a hault. Marijuana stays in your sytem for up to a month, and my parents threats of getting me tested were reason enough for me to quit. I might do it again, but not any time soon, I might pop c's again, but not any time soon. I think Im just going to drink for now. All my friends smoke and we have recently stopped hanging out because they usually smoke and I feel really left out.

At 6:47 AM, Anonymous said…
Am 18 , I do triple c's almost everyday I also smoke pot with it. I have very slugish acts after the pill wear off. I take at least 16 a day yes the high is great but what it is doing to your mind is bad... Makes you feel stuip cant walk well your eyes are WIDE and dylated like f*cking crazy. I have done X and thats what it feels like after 16 pills. DONT THINK YOU IN CONTROL WITH YOUR BODY WHILE ON THE PILLS YOUR NOT!

At 1:19 PM, Anonymous said…
Hey guys, I really hope you all read this. This past weekend, I od'd on Tripple C's. I decided it'd be cool to "trip," as if i were on acid or whatever, which is what i was told it's somewhat like. However, little did i know, i have a heart murmur. And guys, these are high blood pressure pills. Everyone else was smokin pot, i thoguht it would be cool to trip tripple c's. I took five, nothin happend, (I didn't give enough time). So i took FIVE MORE. This is TEN tripple c's. I'm an 18 yr old 115 lb girl. I laid down in the bed and my legs went numb. I was like "Yes this is awesome." Then I hear a guy say "i'm going to turn into a spider." this is what sent my trip to shit. I started screaming and curling into a little ball on the bed sayin "no no please dont please i'm scared of spiders." they walked me to the couch and thought i was "over reacting" but i wasn't. It was real. My cousin got in my face and jokingly said "quit being a baby" then i saw his face swirl around in multi color repeating "quit being such a baby" everything seemed so real. When i laid down on the couch I was saying "look at all the stars here in outerspace, i can touch every single one of them" And then i scream "OMG IM GETTING SUCKED INTO A BLACK HOLE" and i felt my body go to shit, EVERYTHING went haywire. I got hot so fast and immediately started throwing up. When my cousin got my mom to me, i couldn't talk. I didn't know where i was, who i was, NOTHING. She took me to the ER and my blood pressure was at stroke stage, then it would bottom out. My temp would go from 104 to 96 over and over. I would just lay in the bed and ask the nurses and my mom and family if i was dead and in hell. Because i honestly believed it. They gave me an iv to make me throw up to get it out of me. I was tripping so bad i didn't know what the blood pressur cuff was on my arm. I made my mom take all my clothes off of me because i didn't know what they were and it was th eonly way to keep me calm. If i was scared, i would trip and think i was shrinking. The doctor told me i was lucky to walk away from it, and lucky my liver didn't quit on me. I almost died because of ONLY TEN TRIPPLE C's. Please, guys, dont do them.

At 9:07 PM, Anonymous said…
Triple C is fun and all but after this past weekend im not sure if I want to do it again. This past friday I went to a concert with my friend and I gave him 8 and I took 8. i have taken them before, a few times. The trip is so much fun. The next day you feel it still & the colors of everything are very vivid and you feel just calm, just everything is chill. But anyways so we took them and went to the concert. After about two hours he was going crazy and having a great time. But me, I was just sitting down not feeling anything wondering why it wasnt working. It was because I was sitting down, to get the full effect you have to be and walking or doing something. As soon as we left it started to kick in. After I got dropped off at my house there were tons of lights in front of my house. I didnt realize until i got closer that they were cop cars and tons of them. It turns out my older brother had done a hit and run. It didnt sink in though that there were tons of cops at my house! My mom was explaining the situation to me and I just spun around the house, and she said she saw me kissing a wall. I was really fucked up from the 3 C. She sent me to bed very disppointed , but i wouldnt tell her what I did and she didnt know. She thought it was XTC. But it was really Triple C. The next day I slept in and was still feeling it when I woke up. My friend and I decided to take some (a different friend) and it hadnt even been 24 hours since I last took the last 8 that I had taken before the concert! After it started to kick it her face was doubled and it was crazy; it feels like you are drunk & when you walk up stairs it feels like you are lifted up. I like to stare at a fan when Im on it because its the most beautiful thing ever. It spins and makes a tie-dye color. But back to the point. As usual it was very fun and I loved the high. But the next morning we had to get up early and that was a big drag. We both took a shower and while I was taking mine, all of a sudden out of nowhere I felt really sick. and I mean REALLY sick. I hadnt eaten anything because when your on it you dont feel the need to eat. But I still wanted to vomit. then my world got dark and I could only see the outlines of things. I knew I was about to black-out but I could barely comprenhend that much and Im surprised I did. I stumbled out of the shower and could barely think enough to put a towel on. My friends mother asked what was wrong and I told her I was about to black out or pass out. My whole body was numb and I heard a sharp ringing through my ears. I laid down and after a few mintues everything was back to normal. This has never happened to me before and it scared me. I love the high I get off of triple but Im not sure if it is worth it. Its addicting and it makes me addicted to reserch it and that is why im here.Everyone who has posted something on here was on this page for a reason. They were looking up something about triple C. So to the people who said they want more and think this is bull, you read it and were directed to this page for a reason. Are you having doubts? I know i am thats why Im on this page.Triple C is stupid if you think about it. But we are teenagers and want to experiment and we will. No matter what people tell us. Im sorry to hear about this death and its ashame they have this stuff out on the market without a perscription. But at the same time how can you expect us not to want to try it. It is amazing. But really we shouldnt do it. So then why do we continue to do it. Criticize me if you want, but im speaking the truth.Thanks for reading.

At 9:35 AM, Anonymous said…
when i was 15 i started to take coricidin cough and cold medicine i woould take 16 or 18 usually everytime i did it. i would typically do it 3 or 4 times a week for about a year. it's very hallocinative, my friends and i believed one night sitting infront of an old radio with lots of knobs on it that we were on a space ship on the moon...i still laugh about it because to me and my friends it was just dumb teenagers having fun. but i do know of someone who took 62 and was comatose for 3 days and did nothing but stare into space...we didn't do anything about it but what should we have done we were teenagers and scared he turned out to be fine but we then discontinued use of the triple c's...now just thinking about them, red skittles, or even seeing the box makes me get a sick feeling in my stomach...i now know that they were a very stupid thing to do but we were just kids just like this girl and i'm very sorry to hear that she lost her life for such a stupid thrill but i think more teenagers should be aware of these over the counter drugs that have such serios affects if abbused...i'm now 19 years old and no i'm not perfect but i have learned to make better judgements and i look back on some of those times where i was completly unaware of what was going on and i couldn't speak straight i'd say things twice like, "you you" or "like like" and even in my face you could tell i was messed up the corners of my mouth would slope down like all of my mussels were relaxed. to all of you teenagers out there that all might sound fun and intising but trust me and can have long term affects on your organs i've constantly had problems with aches and pains nausea..i've had tests and cat scans recently and they all like back to stupid drugs i've taken and i dedicate triple c's to doing the most harm because i took them for sucha a long time and they are really harsh on your body so please be smart don't try them they do so much more harm than anytype of good or plessure!!!!

At 10:22 PM, DONT BE STUPID said…
I am 17 years old and was introduced to Tripple C's about 3=5 months ago. I really really like the hight that they give me and im pretty sure that im not going to quit. I take tripple c's whenever I get the chance. I always go to Wal Mart and steal a box or two every time. I take 12 pills and then an hour later I take the other 4 (16). DO NOT TAKE TRIPPLE C'S IF YOUR ARE NOT AWARE OF THEM!!! If you are going to take them start slow. Yes they are addicting so DO NOT take them all the time. By the way the OD Limit is from 18-25. All though my little brother tried to kill himself he took 48 of the pills and survived. I was so pissed at him that i didnt know what to do. Im not telling you to stop taking tripple c's, all im saying is be smarter about it. If you have a bad feeling about it then dont do it. If you think you are going to OD then you should go to your bathroom and make yourself throw up. And dont take more than 16 of them. Im not going to quit tripple c's. In fact I am on them right now and have 16 more in my room. They are extremely addicting and you shouldnt mess with them. Im addicted to them and will probly be taking them for the rest of my life. Or until they become illegal.

At 5:27 PM, Anonymous said…
Im 17 and last night I experienced the effect from Triple C. The high is crazy 6ut I will tell you I will never touch them again. After awhile I took 14 then was jumped into a local gang 6ut 6efore I got jumped I took 2 more so I took a total of 16 last night. I kept thinking I was in some sort of video game, I thought at any second I was going to die and I didn't really enjoy the high after thinking to much of dieing. I dont recommend taking Triple C's, I dont care who you are or how many things you have done it isnt worth the risk of almost dieing. Last night I couldnt sleep for the longest time and right now my pupols are still huge and I am still feeling some of the effects. I just want the effects to stop. Thats all I have to say, I will never do Triple C or anything else like that ever again.

At 6:54 PM, Anonymous said…
My cousin has been takin triple c's for about 2 years now and shes only 15. I found her one day layin in a ditch with throw up comin out of her mouth and she was barely breathing. I had to take her to the hospital. She had OD'd on triple c's i later found out. I CANT STAND those pills!! I'm 18 years old and my cousin is like my little sister...i really thought i almost lost her. I think she told me she took like 30 or so. I was pissed. To all of u people out there who think its "cool" to take those damn triple c's... YOU ARE STUPID. U could be that person lying in a ditch somewhere ODing on triple c's an if no one knew where u were,cuz u prolly lied to ur parents bout where u were, u would prolly be chokin on ur own puke. so u go ahead and get an AWESOME high, but u better make it pretty damn awesome cuz u never know when ur guna take ur last breath in that ditch.

At 1:56 PM, DXM FEIND said…
FOR ALL YOU OUT THER WHO DON'T KNOW WHAT DXM DOES TO YOU HERE GOES. YOUR BRAIN SWELLS UP MASIVLEY, THEN IT DOES ENOUGH BRAIN DAMAGE TO YOU THAT A 6 DAY DRINKING BINGE DOES TO YOU. SORRY TO TELL YOU ALL. i still love it.

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous said…
damn these are some crazyy stories. i had a friend that had taken 127 Triple C's and died for 10 min. he came back alive. he will not touch them to this day. me and my friends are poppin them today. but i think this is gonna be the last time i take them! im poppin 8 and so are my friends we all never taken them b4. we gonna smoke weed and maybe drink hopefully we dont get to fcuked up!

At 9:52 AM, Anonymous said…
i have oded on those but they are so addicteing and i cant stop taking them

At 9:57 AM, Anonymous said…
i have taking 42pills and oded i was dead 4 5min they brought me back to life and i still keep doing them i love them but i know whats going to happen if i keep doing themsincerleyCLOUD 9

At 12:58 AM, Anonymous said…
Im 17, up until about a few months ago I took triple c's on a regular basis....almost everyday since I was 14. I consider myself extreamly lucky. all these kids need to realize what DXM does to you. In my personal oppinion, along with many other people Ive talked to, triple c's are right up there with heroin and cocaine. I thank god everyday that I was taken to the hospital after ODing. I was told that if I wouldve taken 3 more pills, I would have been dead. and at that time. I only took 10, and the scary part is, I was thinking about taking 15, but my gut somehow told me not to. Every pill that is taken doesnt go away after your high is gone, it sits in your stomach, and it eats at your liver until theres nothing left. I suggest to anyone that takes these, find something else, and not another drug. theres things in this world that can create natural high's for each individual. for me, its playing music, and performing. to me, nothing is better, theres things like that for everone. find it. Ive had 3 friendships crumble, because of these things, and along with that, other things have gone wrong. Ill tell you one thing, if they werent around, I would still have the best group of friends in the world. there was 7 of us....now there is 3 but really, I only have one. My only friend who Ive known since the 2nd grade...and it almost tore us apart too....these things are not worth it, at all!and if anyone doubts me one bit...then god help you.

At 6:31 AM, Anonymous said…
im sry for the lost of ur friend ive came so close to losing my girl friend b/c i just couldnt stop and i finally relized that i love her way more than the drug and ive been sober for 2 months but to anybody tht is reading this and is doing it im telling you u need to quiet b/c drugs do nothing for you execpt make you lose the people closest to you and you dont need drugs to have a good time you know i mean when ever i feel like doing it when i with a whole bunch of people i just tell myself naw man ur good uve got ur girlfriend wht else more do you need and again im really sry that u lost ur friend like tht i know how it feels ive lost alot of people to overdoses and it sux but i would like you to know that god is watching over you and hes always got his guardian angels watching over you so dont feel like your alone b/c your not god is always with you dont forget that

15 comments:

jordan said...

just like with anything in life there are advocates and some are opponents. a lot of people who have never had or seen something bad happen as a result of tcs have nothing bad to say about them. and those who have od'd or watched a friend go comatose have seen the lurking dangers behind the little skittled pills.

ive been taking tcs for 5 years now, recreationally. they arent addictive. the only addictive thing is the magical ability to transcend times and spaces. teenagers are addicted to escape and coricidin or any drug provides that. but, as soon as i got involved with the medicine, i researched. before anyone spouts maddening untruths about "safe dosages" or if its good or bad, they should read. learn. erowid.com has very good information regarding dxm as does third-plateau.org.

everything in life can be enjoyed in a balance. too much ice cream you get brain freeze and fat. too much excercise you can dehydrate and faint. it is very sad when kids just dont know. thats where it hurts. the unnamed girl didnt know. have of the people whove posted here just dont know. learn. i honestly believe you can enjoy it as long as you respect it and the power it holds over our young lives. i am 21 and the most ive ever taken is 24 and that was only once over the last 5 years. theres a balance. i dont push mine-and when i did i stopped. i dont know. its just scary that there really are soooo many kids that are doing this drug and dont really know what theyre doing. please, go to these sites, google coricidin or dextromethorphan, and learn more. then go on your merry way. but do this first. dont be that stupid.

if anyone wants to know more, talk to me about it, or anything, email: cryingtree1979@yahoo.com

Josue said...

I took DXM throughout high school, and a few years afterwards. I had uncontrollable muscle spasms during the times I was taking it the most. My chest would lunge forward and my shoulders and neck would twist. It was painful, and embarrassing, and it happened when I wasn’t high at all. I wanted to say, some of you don’t understand what is going on. This drug affects the nervous system and brain. The damage can be permanent, and as we know, can lead to death. Some of you say it isn’t a big deal to take it, you just have to take no more than such and such amount, and some of you are bragging about taking 30 or 40 tabs, which has killed people before. People who take DXM, or want to take it, are going to do what their friends are doing, and if they hear that someone tripped balls off of 30 tabs, they will try it too. They don’t know what is “safe”. You are all saying different things. Some of you are incredibly heartless too. So many people have died, and all you can do is come on here and brag about how many pills you’ve taken, or how cool your highs have been. I think it is just about as cool as drinking antifreeze. I know what it is like, and I know how much fun it is, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t foolish.

I want to just warn you all out there who might be thinking about taking it or are taking it. You can literally make yourself retarded. It damages the brain and nervous system. Don’t do it. If you are still thinking about taking it after knowing what it does, then you may as well write your suicide note while your at it. So many people have died. I keep hearing stories from friends. They know someone who has died, or their son, daughter, or grandson or daughter has died, or one of their friends… the stories just don’t stop.

I can’t believe they haven’t done more to keep kids safe. So much can be done. I hear they are going to put in another drug that will make a person vomit if they take a certain amount. They need to hurry up and do that before this drug claims more lives.


I don’t know if everyone else has noticed, but some of you can’t write or spell, and I’m wondering…seriously… I know most of you are young, but…

Josue said...

My last post was meant for "Another Triple C DXM Death" forum, but it applies here as well I suppose.

Anonymous said...

im 13 ....me and my friends did T C's
it was me and my friends.its really fun doin it..but now that i know what can really happen..i dont
think i wanna do it.it seems like
the best feeling/it was...untill
i started throwing up.

Brian Jones said...

For one thing, I would take anything coming from Dr. Phil or that show with a grain of salt.

Lots of ignorance prevalent here, I'm sorry to say. Coriciden is actually frowned upon in the DXM community and most people who use OTC's to get high have generally accepted that CCC's are not a safe way to dose DXM recreationally. By "DXM community" I am referring off course to the responsible, educated drug users who use DXM recreationally, or for other - perhaps spiritual, perhaps personal - purposes.

There are numerous online resources that can be found, which advocate a little thing called harm reduction. I just love the way the media portrays DXM as something so dangerous and deadly, when it is entirely possible to take [higher than recommended] doses of it and still be ok. In fact,I have seen scientific studies to the contrary of what a lot of this media propaganda would have you believe.

Harm reduction, in a nutshell, is basically saying "Ok, such and such thing (in this case DXM "abuse") can carry risks and is illegal and therefor nobody should do it, but if you absolutely insist on it, here's how to do it safely".

Some of you should get your facts straight and conduct some research, or at least consider some of these lies you expound before putting out information.

As an example, CCC's do NOT have codeine in them. LOL.

What's dangerous in CCC's is that they contain Chlorpheniramine Maleate, APAP (tylenol), and Pseudoephedrine. The other ingredients in CCC's are the dextromethorphan (DXM), which in itself isn't as dangerous as one might think, and Sorbitol (sugar substitute, harmless) and Guaifenesin, the latter of which causes nausea and vomiting at worst.

The main thing in regard to recreational DXM use to watch out for, is that a small percentage of people are CYP2D6 enzyme deficiency, that is, they lack the cytochrome P450 2D6 and therefor cannot convert the metabolite of DXM to DXO, which results in a slow, hellish experience, rather than a fun trip or a glowing, mystical experience.

Also, you wouldn't want to go drink a bottle of Nyquil to get high, as it contains, again, multiple active ingredients besides DXM which can cause undesirable interactions, and can even be dangerous on their own.

DXM does not "make you retarded". I have taken high recreational doses of it, and I've even ingested several preperations which included DXM and Guaif as the actives. Its all about moderation; you certainly wouldn't want to abuse DXM everyday, nor should you, and neither should you abuse any drug on a daily basis.

So to people like josue, if you took excessive doses or took DXM for years, off course you're going to have problems. But I've actually observed a couple of different people who at one point abused the hell out of some DXM (doses of 500mg or more daily for a month or longer), and have long since stopped and are just fine today.

The studies on the brain damage effects haven't been conclusive, but its probably fairly obvious that uber-high doses of any synthetic chemical or pharmaceutical drug can be harmful, duh.

As another poster mentioned, erowid.org is one resource for drug information.

I'm not making any official claims here, these are my opinions although some of the things I've stated are fact. I'm going to state it very blatantly: you should research for yourself, decide what drugs you do or don't put into your body, and consult a liscensed medical practitioner regarding health concerns. I just hate to see people make such outrageous, unsubstantiated claims i.e. a lot of the ones I've seen posted here.

Randall said...

First off, whoever posted this saying that coricidin contains codeine was completely wrong. It contains Dextromethorphan Hbr as well as C. Maleate, which is the part of Coricidin that is especially dangerous in high dosage.

As brian and others have said, moderation is the key. I've used DXM recreationally with no problems, however my sister and her boyfriend abused Coricidin for 7 months straight, and have faced severe mental damage. In one situation, her boyfriend thought he had a heart attack. I'm quite surprised they're still alive from abusing for so long. Had they researched as I have, they would know that Coricidin is dangerous.

Dont get me wrong, other sources of DXM are not completely safe, and neither is any drug legal or not. It is a shame that people do not research drugs in advance before trying them. I know that drugs can be used somewhat safely is proper precautions are carried out, such as having a trip sitter for emergencies, and being in a safe location.

DXM does not necessarily cause mental problems in people who take it. Several of my friends (along with me) are currently in college doing fine. I think that part of this is due to being mature before even trying drugs. Bottom line: people need to think things through and research thoroughly. That's what prevents events like this one from occuring.

Ian said...

Coircidin is not dextromethorphan alone, it contains an anti-histamine in it, which is also metabolized by the same liver enzyme CYP2D6. The anti-histamine causes sezuires, bleeding from openings on the body and various other acetylcholine inhibiting effects.

DXM brain damage or brain lesions, where only demonstrated with rats that where injected with a much more potent NMDA antagonist. DXM can cause brain lesions if injected. But oral administration to primates caused no lesions. In fact only 2 deaths have been confirmed. Funny that NSAIDs kill over 16000 a year (e.g. aspirin). The majority of deaths or damages occur when one uses DXM with another drug.

vicbur said...

Usually what causes liver failure is excess dosage of Acetominophen along with the DXM. Some people just looking for active ingredient as dextromethorphan hydrobromide, leaving from attention stuff like acetominophen and other secondary active ingredients, this is the reason why situations such this with the girl happening. I am sorry to hear about this insident.

rachel_7721 said...

I hardly feel sympathy for this girl. She ignorantly took medication she knew nothing about. Less than EIGHT of these pills can get you quite high.

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Kitten007799 said...

DXM in doses under 900 mg, or even higher, depedning on your weight of course, will NOT kill you. The other active ingredients found in Triple Cs is what makes them and other similar cold medications dangerous. Saying, 'don't do it' isn't going to stop everyone. The bottom line is, don't do drugs you don't understand, if you're going to do them at all. Always remember to educate yourself and STAY SAFE. When in doubt, don't do it. Knowledge can prevent so many deaths and injuries due to drugs. Do not only learn the physical effects which may be harmful, but realize that the emotional and mental effects may impact you negatively (or positively!) as well. I'm not condemning DXM or other drugs, just saying to stay smart with what you decide to put in your body. You only get one, stay in control of it and treat it with respect.
http://dxm.darkridge.com/calc.html

That being said, I'm sorry for all of your losses, most if not all of which were unnecessary and could have been prevented. I hope you find peace and are able to cope with these tragedies. My condolences.

Dmitriy said...

Im currently in my 20s, and when I was 14, I used DXM, starting with Coricidin (I used the DXM + CPM "CCC's" at first), because I was told the CPM isn't actually harmful. Then, I started using only DXM, which was fun, I must admit, but I knew so many people who were ignoring the warnings, buying brands that included such dangerous things as acetominophen, etc. In the end, I don't think its worth it. I ended up doing it pretty frequently and it is a very "compulsive" drug, very prone to redosing. I will note that I never did "high doses", only up to around 300mg. After I found LSD and other true psychedelics, I never touched DXM, so I believe it was a phase. However, I look back and think negatively of the times I indulged in DXM, finding it ridiculous and juvenile. I believe kids will always use it as long as it is around, so the best thing to do is provide accurate information so that kids don't accidentally overdose on something they didnt even know was contained in the bottle (like acetominophen, psuedoephedrine, etc). THIS is the real danger of DXM use, misinformation

Dmitriy said...

I agree with the Kitten, and severely disagree with anyone saying anything like "brain damage" or olney's lesions, though i dont use dxm anymore. Its not PROVEN that dxm causes any kind of damage. I guess its safer to use ketamine if you're gonna use any dissociatives, but most dxm users dont have access to things like that, hence their dxm use. And yes, the biggest danger is that people dont even read the bottle, I knew this even 10 years ago, it really annoyed me, and I feel like if you ingest a bunch of (whatever) because you didnt read the back of a bottle of cough syrup, you CANNOT blame that on DXM. That said, I really have a dislike for it after all these years

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