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Kratom, Syrian Rue, Valerian, Etizolam & Grapefruit Juice
Citation:   vostochnik. "Concoction: An Experience with Kratom, Syrian Rue, Valerian, Etizolam & Grapefruit Juice (exp103530)". Apr 21, 2020.

T+ 0:00
8 ml oral Syrian Rue (tea)
  T+ 0:00 1 g oral Valerian (extract)
  T+ 0:15 7 g oral Kratom (ground / crushed)
  T+ 0:15 1.5 mg oral Etizolam  
  T+ 3:00 1 bowl smoked Cannabis  
Kratom Concoction

I wrote this experience report in realtime.

I predosed with 8ml of very potent Syrian rue tea (for monoamine oxidase inhibition), 1g of Valerian root extract in gelcaps, and 16oz of 100% ruby red grapefruit juice (for liver enzyme inhibition). After 15 minutes, I ingested 7g of red Thai kratom powder and 1.5mg of etizolam in tablet form.

Onset: sedated. It's not the etizolam or the kratom yet. It's the Syrian rue tea. I also have that weird tryptamine feeling. I almost feel like I need to relax, but I'm kinda exhausted. I just took my dog for a walk. Will start drawing now but must pick up paycheck from work soon. Tingling in the back of the neck, very slight flushing.

T+1:05 One drawing finished. It started off very sketchy, but things started coming together towards the end. I feel energy from the kratom and a gentle, wave-like drift. Not nod, but drift. It's the opiate effect of the kratom blurred with the semipsychedelic Syrian rue tea. I am listening to appropriate (electronic, echoey, and with lots of vocal overdubbing) music, and I feel great. Time to go pick up my paycheck.

T+1:10 Sound is very echoey and has perceptible texture.

T+!:45 I feel warm. No longer flush. I am sedate and a little scagged out from the kratom, but I have a warm energy that is quite nice. I normally hate stimulation in any amount and any form, but this is pleasant. I'm going to cash my check and try to hang out with a friend.

T+2:10 Intense, visceral euphoria, a la kratom. But there's more. Sure, the grapefruit juice intensified it, but I really do believe that the effects of the Syrian rue tea are beginning to plateau and synergize withe the kratom, etizolam, and Valerian root in a really unique way. I'm sure we're all familiar with Syrian rue's ability to enhance most tryptamines, even LSD. And it is somewhat psychoactive on its own. I did not ever imagine that it could enhance the effect of an opioid/thienodiazepine combination. Also, I feel just a tad energetic. I am writing furiously. I cannot wait to get back to my apartment and draw some more.

T+2:25 Incredibly peaceful and euphoric. Kratom is definitely enhanced by Syrian rue.

T+2:45 There is a definite energy prevailing over sedation and opioid effects. Based on my past experience, Syrian rue is not energizing on its own, quite the opposite. Time to smoke a bowl, draw, and then judge the effects.

T+3:10 Getting a lot of interesting ideas worked out in a really efficient manner with sumi ink, spraypaint, and paint pens. I really feel like I'm getting that 'best me I could possibly be' feeling in regards to art production. I also made solid plans to get out to my printmaking studio and fill an order of a dozen shirts for a medical cannabis advocacy website. If I were working only on my business and not also having to earn a paycheck, I would use this combination instead of my regular cup of coffee in the morning. I am alert, clear headed, free of my usual acute anxiety, and just a bit euphoric and 'up.' In a word, functional.

T+3:50 Just finished spraypainting backgrounds on 9 drawings I plan to realize this evening. Also, a friend came by and sold me some dank buds, so it's time to get out the bong while the paint dries. I feel the need to note that I did not smoke any cannabis until I felt like I had hit the plateau, when the warm energy started. However, it is more and more apparent that this is going to be a long plateau.

T+4:40 The energy is giving way to the familiar kratom-only effects. I feel like I started strong with my drawing projects, but now ideas aren't spawning from each other as quickly, and I am hesitant with my brush. However, the effects have only shifted, not diminished.

T+5:30 Another little burst of effect and some good music helped me finish 4 drawings that I'm really satisfied with. I also finished a large painting that I've been working on for about one month. I can tell that the effects have peaked and are very gradually fading. The prevalent feeling is that of kratom with a slight haze, almost like champagne. Very Nice. Will try again soon.

T+7:15 I have just finished cleaning up my art supplies, cooking, and typing this experience report from my notes. I am a bit sleepy, still a little bit euphoric, and very excited about the idea of crawling under my covers.

Exp Year: 2014ExpID: 103530
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 29
Published: Apr 21, 2020Views: 1,511
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