Citation: Sabje. "Ouch: An Experience with Sceletium tortuosum (exp80366)". Erowid.org. Jul 28, 2019. erowid.org/exp/80366
I'm a 31 year old woman from the Netherlands. I'm a very down to earth person and I don't suffer from depressions. I exercise a lot and I eat healthy. I use multivitamin and added vitamin B supplements because I used to get the flu often because of smoking cigarettes. I don't eat meat and the B supplements give me more energy.
In the past I've done my share of drugs like weed, speed, coke and Xtc. Occasionally I've used LSD, mushrooms and even smoked heroin a couple of times. Only coke was hard to quit, but the others I didn't feel addicted to. However, I've always felt the need to enhance my weekend somehow.
I've always felt the need to enhance my weekend somehow.
I do have an addiction to some enhancer, but I don't care what substance.
For years I didn't do any drugs until this summer. I took an interest in more exotic, natural drugs. And I quit smoking cigarettes. I read up on so-called smart drugs. After my successful experiences with Kratom I wanted to try something new.
I got a bottle of Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) from a smartshop in Amsterdam. The bottle contained a bag of 1 g of powdered Sceletium-leaves and a tiny paper with instructions. For snorting, it mentioned I should use no more than 30 mg. I tried that first, since it seemed like the most economic usage. I don't have a scale that precise, and usually American warnings are much too careful for me. I estimated an eighth of the package and layed it out in two huge lines on the back of a CD case. I snorted it with great force, because there were some rather large fragments in the powdered leaves. I felt some stinging, but not painful.
Within 20 seconds I felt a mild high like on amphetamine. I felt pleasantly alert, but not euphoric. And none of the physical discomfort like on caffeine. Stronger than caffeine, too. I did my running training for that day that consisted of running for 85 minutes. I did experience an increased heart rate, more than usually.
I did some errands at home, the laundry, some vacuuming, and I packed my stuff to be on my way to the birthday party of a friend. I decided to have some more, so I wouldn't start out snorting when I just got there. This could be considered unpolite. Although, my friend and the friends that would be attending as well, have a history of drug abuse together...
I layed out another two huge lines and snorted them with force. This time the pain hit me like a jackhammer. I almost fell down to the floor. My mind sort of blanked for about a minute, not being able to handle the pain. After that, I just cried for another ten minutes until the pain got less. I had to get into the car to drive to my friend. When I got into the car, I waited for another ten minutes for the pain to get less. After that, I noticed the mild amphetamine high again. I felt relieved that the pain was bearable now.
In the car I suddenly felt a blob of slime coming up in my throat. I had to spit it out, and reached for a handkerchief while keeping my eyes on the road. I spit it out while keeping the hanky under my chin, but missed it. I had to stop at a gas station to clean myself up. I felt like a total junkie, but I managed to see the humour in it.
At the birthday party, our friends ordered speed. I wanted to advertise trying less unhealthy drugs like Kanna instead of speed, but I knew my commercial skills wouldn't be enough if I stood there crying in pain after snorting Kanna. My friends had a hard time finding anyone to drive there and sell them speed, so I thought I'd give it a try anyway. They offered me a line of their leftover speed, and I declined, as I did for the past 10 years, and showed them my Kanna. I layed out two tiny lines and snorted and warned them I would cry first, but the pain was ok in a sick, sadomasochistic kind of way. I don't think I convinced them, though.
I snorted once more and left after that.
After a week my holiday started. I went to a big party in the city of Amsterdam during the day. This time I put some Kanna in the middle of a chewed chewing gum. The minty taste of the gum overpowered the taste of the Kanna. I didn't taste it. I felt the same amphetamine high. It was pleasant, but not euphoric. I put the gum in a plastic bag about 30 minutes later. Later I put some more Kanna in the same gum. Again the same speedy rush. I emptied the bag about two hours later in the same piece of gum.
The pain with snorting is completely not worth the effect for me. The effects of chewing seem milder, and I need more to get the most effect. The night itself I didn't feel any craving for more. I slept normal when I got home. I didn't feel any mental down the next day, but I do feel some craving for more. I think I will use it more often.
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