After our friends explained to me what it was and what I was supposed to be doing with the little mouth piece they gave me, I took a drag of the Rose Mint flavor. It was interesting. Our hookah had a bulbous piece attached to it that was supposed to cool or "ice" the smoke before inhaling. Supposedly that makes it easier to inhale…
After about 15 min or so I was feeling the "buzz" they had been referring to that one gets from smoking hookah. After about 30 min still feeling good…however as we ended our evening there I started to feel queazy. I had attributed it to perhaps some drinks I had earlier and felt like mixing the two was maybe not a good idea. Our entire uber ride home I managed to stay very quiet and focused as I was afraid if I said anything I would throw up.
Finally at home I got upstairs and realized I couldn't take in a full breath. That was not a fun feeling at all and I was still feeling queazy. All I could do to feel a tiny bit better was lay in bed and not move or do anything. I felt miserable all night long. Once the nausea had set in the buzz was gone so I wasn't even feeling the good part of it anymore. It wasn't until the wee hours of the morning that I felt like a normal human being again.
Alter that day we were at our friends engagement party and I was talking to some of my friends about how I don't think hookah is for me because of my experience. Several of them said that can happen when smoking hookah - the nausea feeling. Glad it wasn't just me like I had thought it was.
All in all the buzz part was nice for the 15 min or so it lasted but it wasn't worth the trade of of feeling miserable all night long. So that is why Hookah is not for me!
Have you had a good or bad Hookah experience? I want to know!