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Exceeded All Expectations
Kratom
by Foster W.
Citation:   Foster W.. "Exceeded All Expectations: An Experience with Kratom (exp109117)". Erowid.org. Apr 18, 2018. erowid.org/exp/109117

 
DOSE:
  oral Kratom (ground / crushed)
  3 mg oral Melatonin (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 155 lb


Kratom Premium leaf, powdered. Various doses (2-12 grams) over the course of a few months.

I began experimenting with Kratom during the summer, while attempting to DIY treat anxiety and depression, and was also using doses of mdma, lsd, and ketamine on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, though the mdma use was limited to once a month or so, and the doses of lsd and ketamine were generally low, with the very occasional high dose for deeper exploratory purposes. I feel the background is important as these substances could affect the way kratom is expressing itself in this experience. I was also taking 3 mg of melatonin per day.

Low doses of kratom - (2-6 grams) were subtle, relaxing and without much very interesting to note except that it was like a low dose opiate without as much sedation and with clear aphrodisiac qualities.

The higher doses were where it got intriguing. Taking 10-12 grams was always a fascinating experience, and mindblowing when combined with approximately 60 mg of very good ketamine insufflated. It gave the ketamine a very soft and open feeling that I can only describe as being immersed in pillowy electric clouds of infinite extension with no solid self (or only a barely perceptible shred) at the center of the experience.

Overall I am very impressed by Kratom as a medicinal substance, as it seems to have the potential to treat anxiety, depression, and is also sexually stimulating. Usually it is a challenge for me to be fully turned on in public, but after a dose of kratom it was near effortless. Kratom felt very much like raw opium, and at higher doses was stimulating as well as sedating. If I wanted to give in to the sedation and nod off into a dream state, that was easily possible. If instead, I wanted to give in to the more stimulating side, I had that option as well, and could turn to some activity like drawing or playing the piano. The creative synergy was also marked, as I found ideas and novel ways of playing or drawing came easily. It has an interesting visual and tactile quality in that everything seems softer and brighter, and the imagination is supercharged and much more effortless, like a waking dream.

When I woke up one morning after taking a 10 gram dose the night prior, I had a very intense and sexual waking vision or waking dream, that was very psychedelic in its nature - with swirling colors and a sense of vastness - and it all seemed very, very real. The girl in the vision seemed to be right there with me - we were in silent conversation, and I could feel every contour of her body, and she seemed to have a mind and intention of her own, and was not moving based on my own wishes, but on hers. It was absolutely enthralling, and I think is a testament to the visionary potential of Kratom.

It is fortunate that this plant exists, as it seems to have all the good sides of opiates without the bad, and even some improvements in the some areas.

Exp Year: 2016ExpID: 109117
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 35 
Published: Apr 18, 2018Views: 1,165
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