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What Smells Like Chemicals?

Please, what drug smells like intense chemicals?

What can this be? Last weekend I heard dishes/pots and pans being pulled out. There was some kind of spraying going on but it wasn't aerosol, it sounded like a windex-type sprayer. I also heard sniffing and grunting and a few minutes later I heard him say something like: come on. There was water running and more spraying then a few min. or so later I heard: don't let me f*** this up. My heart started racing. I heard a stove light. I started smelling something chemical-y. More water was running then I heard: woo, woo, woo... There was sniffing sounds (but it's not lines of coke - and btw I hear the constant sniffing often as well). It smelled SO chemical-y it got really, REALLY strong and really scary. My body couldn't take it - I was shaking. The smell was extremely intense about 30-45 min. and was very slow to leave and lingered a long while and was STILL there the next morning but not nearly as bad - but still very, very noticeable. At some point in this ordeal, I had also heard one small time there was what sounded like liquid bubbling - but it was only one short "blurb"-type sound. I could barely sleep. When I woke up, my eyes were itchy and my body was shaking a little, not from fear although I was scared. I also found it a little hard to balance a couple times the next day. I didn't go back to that place at all day the next day - I stayed away because the smell was that strong and so gross. I've never smelled it before but it was definitely chemical-y like super strong nasty toxic cleaning products or something.

The next morning I can tell he had "crashed" as in fell asleep quickly and outside of normal routine.

Can anyone tell me what is going on? I'm trying to get out of there very quickly but also trying to assess what's happening so I can stay alert. 

Thank you so much.

Posted: 04/03/2018 9:25 AM

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