Citation: Fraz. "A Not So Unusual First Time: An Experience with Kratom (exp105083)". Erowid.org. Oct 13, 2015. erowid.org/exp/105083
Past drug experience: shrooms, LSD and MDMA very casually but I regularly smoke cannabis and drink alcohol.
1:45 (T+ 0:00) ~3.5 grams - I recently received 30 grams of Kratom, I took a whole teaspoon and 3/4 of a teaspoon directly in my mouth with a rinse. It tasted better than I thought but still not pleasing to the palate, the taste reminds me of sand with a bit of tree bark mixed in (very bitter as well).
2:15 (T+ 0:30) - From what I've researched, the effects should be starting to hit me now. I was having a conversation with my mom and I felt a little bit euphoric the euphoria was like MDMA but scaled down a lot and not ultra uppity. I was pleased that I could still hold a conversation but I didn't feel like it was the kratom, it could be a possible placebo effect.
2:45 (T+1:00) - I was getting a bit anxious waiting for the drug to kick in; I couldn't distinguish between the kratom and a placebo. While I was sitting at my computer, I started to lose focus a bit and notice mild euphoria. This feeling still wasn't what I was expecting, I've heard that kratom has stimulating effects in low doses and sedative effects at larger doses. This feeling was far from either.
2:50 (T+1:05) ~3 grams - Decided that that the high was as good as it was going to get from the first dose so I took a teaspoon and a half.
3:20 (T+1:35) - I definitely started to feel it; It was milder than I had thought it would be but still a great feeling. I felt normal (not like a trippy stoned like cannabis) but my mood was a lot better and I had a great outlook on life.
3:45 (T+2:00) - decided to go shopping for Christmas presents (I walked since I live downtown). As I was walking, I noticed that all my senses were a little more pronounced. A car drove by me, the feeling wind blowing past, the sound of the engine and my personal feeling about the car were slightly altered. I started to think, specifically about an embarrassing event that had happened to me recently; I noticed that my feeling of embarrassment towards this was a lot less (I just didn't care because I felt so great).
4:00 (T+2:15) - Started to notice slight pain killer effects, I accidently hit my shoulder on the door while I was walking into the store and the pain felt different, There was still pain for sure but it was a little more subtle and different than what it would have normally felt like. I had to get an employee's help to figure out which make-up I wanted to get my mom. I started to wonder if she thought I was acting weird or not, I concluded that she probably just thought I was tired or stoned since I was very relaxed and talking (which I felt was) slow.
4:15 (T+2:30)~3 grams - I got back home and was fairly happy with my high, I had a pretty good euphoria going on but I wanted to get a sedative couch-locked feeling. I took another teaspoon and a half and went on with my gaming.
4:35 (T+ 2:50) - I started to get some nausea; it was very mild and seemed to come in waves. On the other hand, the high was very strong at this point. Walking around felt slow and not as responsive, my body felt a lot different now, (my sense of touch was milder and felt a little different). If I thought of any negative thoughts, my brain would instantly turn off the poor emotions associated with them.
4:50 (T+ 3:05) - The nausea became very overwhelming at this point, I didn't want my sensitive stomach to ruin my high so I decided to lay down for a bit. Lying down was the best decision I have made because it took away all my feelings of nausea and had me extremely relaxed and satisfied with the kratom.
5:30 (T+3:45) - I spent the next few minutes in my bed trying to pass out but I was never able to. I would almost drift off into a sleep but I was conscious the whole time. I was lying there awake waiting for each dream-related vision to pop into my mind and then I would awake and have another vision. It was like when you're just about to fall asleep and you are sometimes aware of what your dream is going to be, normally this is followed by passing out but while under the influence of kratom I was able to repeat this process many times.
6:30 (T+4:45) - After laying in my bed for an hour and a bit and never able to fall asleep, I just stayed at the verge of dream world the whole time. I got out of bed and tried to get myself together, I felt extremly groggy and the nausea came back. It was weird because the sickness was gone the whole time I was lying down. At this point, I still feel good but I am definitely starting to come down.
7:00 (T+5:15) - I was done with this high now, It had been going on too long and I wasn't happy anymore, I was just ready for the nausea to be gone. I stupidly had nothing to eat besides coffee and a pepperoni stick before the kratom and nothing throughout the day. I decided it would be in my best interest to force down some noodles and butter chicken (force down because I was still nauseas). I ate about half my usual portion and threw up about ten minutes later.
10:45 (T+9:00) - I am not feeling the effects at all at this point, rather I'm feeling really shitty since I can't hold down any food. Lying down was not as satisfying as before and I was not able to hold myself on the edge of passing out. Overall, I felt that my experience was over now.
I feel like I had an average to below-average time with kratom. I was my first time so I shouldn't have had the extra 3.5 grams at the end. Now that I know that the effects are mild and not an ultra happy experience like molly or a trippy experience like weed.
Next time I am going to take less and just wait it out, I don't think it is a drug that will ever get me ultra faded but it has slight anti-depressant effect. In my opinion, the high is very good but seems to have a maximum happiness cutoff, this mixed with the nausea that I had makes me a little less likely to try it again.
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