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Can Be Great With Correct Dosage Strain
by KR
Citation:   KR. "Can Be Great With Correct Dosage Strain: An Experience with Kratom (exp109963)". Apr 17, 2018.

3 g oral Kratom (tea)
I have been using this drug as a way to help cope with quitting drinking. Commonly it is used to overcome opiate withdrawal, which I have fortunately not had to endure.

It produces a generally mild effect, but when used with proper dosage it can provide some of the emotional qualities that I personally used alcohol for, though I wouldn't say that it is comparable to alcohol. I have been using it for a few months from time to time now. I don't feel any craving or addiction to it, as consuming it as a hot tea, which I feel produces the best results, is quite heavy on the stomach. I can tolerate the taste but it's not something I would want to do every night.

I notice when I dose just right, I can have effects such as feeling more at peace, more positive thoughts, a slight head buzz, body feels heavy and sedated, vision can become slightly blurred (I would consider this positive), lights become brighter, more insightful and able to hold a meaningful conversation. When I am stressed and I feel locked into a negative thought pattern, this drug seems to allow me to look at things in a broader sense, and realize that this is only a small part of my life, so I don't need to worry, and I focus more on the positive things in my life.

I notice that if I do not heat the substance (3-6 grams) it produces very little if any effect.
I notice that if I do not heat the substance (3-6 grams) it produces very little if any effect.
It also tastes a lot worse when its hot but at least I get the full effect. Negative effects, which only happen with too large of a dose, can be feeling extra tired or out of it for the next 24 hours, as well as difficulty sleeping but yet feeling more tired than usual as I try to sleep. When I take a lot, I notice that when I try to sleep the 'inner movie' in my head becomes more present, and sometimes I experience some very intense psychadelic visuals, though it is not a hallucination, it is sort of like a vivid day dream when my eyes are closed. I have experienced this sober as well but it seems to happen every time I take a bit too much of this drug. I can also experience some intense nausea. I once had an experience where I took ten grams, and got up to use the restroom while I was trying to sleep, and I felt as if my head was filled with water and it felt like I was wading through deep water as I walked.

I experimented with dosage to find the sweet spot where I can feel a sort of clarity that I didn't have before, some inebriating effects, but not overpowering where I feel defeated by the effects. Also, I stir the tea before every drink, or avoid drinking what is left at the bottom, as the thick liquid that forms at the bottom will make me feel quite ill.

Exp Year: 2017ExpID: 109963
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Apr 17, 2018Views: 1,541
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