A Nice Little Habit
Kratom (Bali)
Citation:   Dr. Bad. "A Nice Little Habit: An Experience with Kratom (Bali) (exp71357)". Erowid.org. Nov 5, 2008. erowid.org/exp/71357

 
DOSE:
1 Tbsp oral Kratom (powder / crystals)
BODY WEIGHT: 240 lb
I have been taking kratom for a few months now. My dosage has remained a constant quarter ounce. I seldom mix any drugs or medications with my kratom, so what I feel is definitely due to the kratom only.

Having been on pain medication for a year, I can tell you that kratom mimics the hydrocodone high but with a little more sociability. It is a friendly, somewhat obnoxious euphoria, like St. Joseph's cocaine for children. Unfortunately, kratom doesn't kill pain as well, as I found with a recent kidney stone. It also tends to make urination a little difficult. If I discontinue it after extended use, I get withdrawals similar to opiate withdrawals, only without cramping.

So, why do I use it? It works better than alcohol. I can drive and operate heavy machinery; and, I feel GOOD for about three hours. It is legal and available from the internet. [Erowid Note: Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
I only get the effects that I like with Bali kratom. I add it to water, microwave it and drink the mixture. I don't ever get used to the taste. The effects come on in about ten minutes. It won't change my life, but I may find myself looking forward to getting home after work, taking kratom and hanging with the family.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 71357
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Nov 5, 2008Views: 11,988
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