Citation: just some guy. "Drinking, Eating, and Smoking: An Experience with Kratom (exp99917)". Erowid.org. Apr 30, 2020. erowid.org/exp/99917
I'll start with a little background. I'm heavyweight when it comes to alcohol and a lightweight when it comes to smoking. I have a job that drug tests pretty regularly, which means I don't do illegal drugs, so I've been searching for something new, legal, and safe. After all the news reports of synthetics and them becoming illegal in my state, along with most others, I thought I was just out of luck and would have to stick with alcohol.
I heard about kratom online, saw it was pretty cheap, and thought I'd give it a shot. I ordered 10 grams of 15x Bali for about 10 bucks. It showed up in the mail two days later.
I read a lot of experiences online beforehand and decided to start small and build my way up. I started by putting a quarter teaspoon in a glass of water. It clumped up on the sides but I managed to get it all down. An hour goes by and I feel no effects. It was such a small dose, it doesn't surprise me.
I build up to putting a full teaspoon of the stuff in my mouth and quickly chugging water. The texture was so dry it was almost unbearable. I felt a little bit of calmness about twenty minutes later, though it was very subtle.
I read a few experiences about eating it, and I love to cook, so I decided to follow someone's advice about mixing a teaspoon of kratom powder with honey and spreading it on toast, which I did the next day. No luck. The taste was much better, but I don't like honey that much and all the sugar upset my stomach.
Once a few hours went by, I tried mixing it into tuna salad. It was a can of tuna, a tablespoon of mayonnaise, some actual seasonings like parsley and basil, and a tablespoon of kratom. The tuna looked green, but tasted delicious. The kratom was hardly detectable by my taste buds. I noticed a stronger feeling of relaxation, some sedation, and a little euphoria. The hairs on my body would stand up occasionally and I just felt plain wonderful.
At this point, my ten gram bag of powder had dwindled down a lot, and I felt like I had wasted too much. Almost every experience I read said to make tea, so even though I hate tea, I went for it. What came out was rather revolting, time-consuming, and not very effective for me, but I'm a heavier guy, so that didn't surprise me.
Then I did what no one advised and tried smoking the powder. Why does no one advise this? I don't know. It's amazing. Substances have always had more effect on me when I smoke them rather than consume them, and this was clear as day. I instantly could feel it relax me, warm me a little, and a very subtle, lasting euphoria. Not much powder can fit into a pipe at a time, so my approximate measurement was about a third of a fourth of a teaspoon per bowl (sorry I don't have a scale). I don't feel drugged or impaired, my eyes don't get bloodshot, I have a happier, more optimistic disposition, it's inexpensive, and it doesn't take much to work on me? I'm officially a kratom lover.
It's not all good news though. After a day of smoking it constantly, I did have an annoying migraine, but it's nothing that spreading out my hits couldn't fix. Then, after about eight or nine hours of not consuming any, I made the mistake of drinking two beers. I'm a heavyweight when it comes to beer and can drink my share, but I didn't realize I should've waited a day or two before letting alcohol in my system.
I wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom since I drank right before bed. I sit up in my bed and instantly get hit with the dizziest sensation I've ever felt. Every movement seems to make it worse. The light touch of my blanket on my stomach alone makes me feel nauseous. I lay back down, don't move, and meditate. I focus on my breaths until my heartbeat isn't in a panic anymore and I sleep it off, holding it in until morning. When I woke up in the morning, I still had a little bit of a weird head buzz, but I wasn't nauseous and I didn't feel like standing up would make me fall over and vomit like I did the night before.
After a couple of hours, I felt completely back to normal, smoked a little more kratom, and I'm completely fine. I have a feeling a lot of people are consuming too much of the stuff to feel as much as they can, which seems like an easy way to overdo it. Almost all the reports online of nausea involve over 5 grams of kratom, which was half of my entire order. Smoking it definitely works for me, and it's the most cost-effective way I've found to use it.
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