Tapentadol is a relativly new opioid that was approved by the FDA on June 22, 2009. It is a schedule II drug in the US, and is currently sold in doses of 50, 75, and 100mg under the trade name Nucynta.
Since this drug is so new, it is not very well known. Therefore, I am posting this report to share with everyone here my personal experience with the drug, and what recreational value it has.
Information I have compiled from other sources prior to dosing:
It appears many people don't see much recreational value of the drug. I've read that it "works for some people, and dosen't for others" In addition, (from wikipedia) "this drug has a very limited potential for abuse" and "the decision of the DEA to put this drug in schedule II seems poorly thought out" though this information could easily be biased, especially since the information about abuse was only added a few days ago.
How I obtained the drug:
Earlier today I called a few people and asked if they had any oxies, since I love it and haven't done it in months. Only one person said yes, and he told me he would sell me 5 for 20. I figured I couldn't go wrong, even if they were 5mg percs, it wouldn't be a ripoff.
I got 5 round orange pills that i've never seen before, and suspected immediatly that I got ripped off. I looked up the pill number, and it's Tapentadol, 100mg each. I then researched information about the drug, and was relieved when I saw it was an opioid and a schedule II drug, however, became skeptic when I read from many people that it was junk.
I didn't find my information in terms of recreational use, so I figured the best way to find out was to just pop them.
At 10:30 PM, I popped one 100mg pill.
T+ 00:45 - I feel slight relaxtion, but this could easily be a placebo. I'm getting a little skeptic since it's been 45 mins and I haven't felt anything yet.
T+ 00:55- I stand up and immediatly notice that I'm slightly disoriented. It feels somewhat similiar to benzos at this stage
T +1:10 - High has certainly come up significantly since T + 00:55, but it feels like it's leveling off, so I decide to take another 100mg pill.
T+ 1:25- I was wrong, the high continues to come up quickly. I'm actually quite impressed. The effects are very similiar to oxycodone, but with less euphoria and a lot less nod.
T + 1:45- High has leveled off. Not sure if the second pill kicked in yet. This is actually quite intense, but again, it is less euphoric and noddy than oxycodone.
t + 1:55- I feel wonderful! The high didn't get any more intense, but it certainly got way more relaxed, and now I'm feeling an awesome body high. When I get up to walk around, it increases the body high in my legs tenfold. There is still way less nod than oxycodone, but the high itself feels only a little less intense than oxycodone. I am relaxed but not at all sedated like i am on oxies.
T + 2:10- My whole body feels very warm and comforting. I'm beginning to think this body high is even better than the body high oxycodone gives you.
T + 2:30- The body high gets better still! Feels like a blanket of euphoria wrapped around my entire body. There is now signs that i'm coming down slightly. Closing my eyes listening to reggae causes me to nod out a little, and it's pure bliss.
T + 2:55- Body high is still excellent, but now i'm nodding way more. The intensity has dropped significantly, but the body high and nod remain the same (mabye decreased a bit). This high is lasting way longer than oxycodone already and it's not even close to being over.
T+ 3:30- high dropped significantly, so I'm off to bed. (EDIT: lying down in bed was a wonderful feeling)
In conclusion- WOW. I honestly wasn't remotely expecting such a blissful experience. In some ways, this drug is even better than oxycodone, if not better overall regardless. I've never been so happy to get "ripped off". The high is a typical opiate high (though in my mind, more relaxed a few hours into the trip than most opiate highs) The big advantage to this drug is that it's cheap, and from what i've read, builds up tolerance and addiction much slower than other opiates (though I can't contest to this). I would certainly recommend that others try this drug if they can. Some people say it works for certain people and not for others, so mabye I just got lucky. Hopefully, this drug will become more popular, since I apparently got very lucky that I got my hands on some.