In the course of a night, three grams of Kratom
powder of the more decent sort, from what I was told, appeared in my life. It somehow ended up becoming mine to do whatever with. In fact, despite having done everything and then some in the "tree of drugs
," this very strange ethnobotanical has been something that I haven't gotten a chance to try. I was slightly intrigued with the opiate
-effect qualities and the general nature of "natural, clean, and fair" as opposed to most of the opiates
So why the heck not: 3 grams over the course of 7 hours was my assessed value that was reasonable for the first time given the projected quality. I split two 1.5 grams dosage-sets into five capsules taken 5 minutes each where I could step up the first half slowly. After that, I would do the second half in a large capsule dose after the start of the first half's declination-of-effects so I could raise the effects slightly but not overload myself on a first time experience using on the drug
and the batch. By the way, this is not a trip report; it is a first-timer's commentary.
Here is all I can say:
Not bad... not bad at all!
It is a very gentle body high and leaves the mind feeling loopy and detached. Not to mention, I was doing this while extremely tired, so when I passed out, the sleep quality was good. I also dreamed a little and had some form of closed-eye visuals. It even had an arousal factor that was strange and nice at the same time. Overall, Kratom is exciting to me for further exploration. I am very glad that I did this and will definitely spend time trying it more in the future. I will need to step into it carefully though and scale up at very spaced-out intervals as to prevent potential "chemical love affairs" that I can see being possible with this sort of drug. I am no expert and a general newbie to opiate-receptor agonist outside of pharmaceuticals and certain specialized ethnobotanicals
such as Salvia Divinorum
(yet that thing has a different experience-base entirely). Although natural, strange, and nice-to-you in terms of dosage, I can see this also being a very bad "teeter-totter drug" where a higher-and-higher amount is desired over time until it lands you in a bad place for the first time clinging on to sanity/life.
Also I recognized that this plant has a great self-medication potential, but I can also see it being addictive to the wrong people. As for side effects
: I noticed my eyes became bloodshot from it upon waking up. So I assume that "hangover-like" effect I heard about was simply that. I didn't feel bad waking up. I felt great in fact. I was better rested than usual. So in this case, because it seeming worth my time, effort, and the paper-based bartering tools, I plan to explore this more deeply. Also since it is legal in my state, the source is researched and the product is deemed safe, and it can be taken without adverse effects (given no MAOIs), I am going to recommend this experience for others. I think it has more value than just that of recreation and relaxation. It seems to have potential and definitely needs researched for medicine.
Also this was a beautiful way the universe acted... this stuff found me at the right time. My mom was going into surgery in the morning, and I was finding it hard to sleep and quit worrying that night... this stuff worked better than a benzo for my apprehension. Thanks universe for the gift! (Oh and for those who care, mom came out of surgery fine!)