Citation: ManBearPig. "Low Dose Intensity: An Experience with Kratom & Amanita muscaria (exp76195)". Erowid.org. Aug 10, 2018. erowid.org/exp/76195
Low Dose Intensity
I was alone in my dorm, and most of my friends went home for the weekend. I recently bought a bunch of entheogens online, and I was eager to try them out. I’ve had previous experience with Kratom, so I decided to start with that. It was of the “Super Indo” variety (the expensive powdered stuff from a reputable vendor). 3.6 grams of that got me feeling real nice.
A friend from down the hall was supposed to come over to try Amanita Muscaria (New Mexico) with me, but he ended up falling asleep. I was reluctant to try it by myself, as this would be my first experience with it (I’ve led a pretty drug-free lifestyle in the past… the worst I’ve done is salvia, and in low doses at that). However, my boredom got the best of me, and I decided to take a tiny cap, which I weighed out to be 1.1 grams- just to see my body’s reaction to it and to see if I had any allergic reaction. So here’s a timeline:
6:00 (PM)- 3.6g Kratom ingested with Banana/Cocconut beverage.
6:15- The effects of Kratom kick in. No itchiness (I never experienced this), and there is just a general feeling of well being. Moderate euphoria began to grow and escalated for about thirty minutes.
8:00- Effects of Kratom seem to be dying town a little. I’m really bored at this point and I was chatting to people trying to find something to do (My school is in the middle of nowhere).
8:30- My boredom gets the best of me, so I go into my bag of Amanita and pull out the tiniest cap I can find. Weighed it out to 1.1g, and ingested it slowly over about five minutes.
9:00- Intense euphoria rushed over me in waves, and they got stronger as time progressed. I thought it may have been placebo, but all of my attempts to rid myself of this feeling failed. I was getting a little scared at this point because of the effects experienced with a relatively small dose.
11:00- I spent most of the time watching TV, there were some comedians on. My thoughts were getting kind of twisted at this point. I kept applying numbers to colors I saw, and things just didn’t make much sense at all. If my head was down on my pillow, I felt myself “slipping off into another universe.” I was a bit scared at first and kept trying to fight it. I had a fear of shutting my television off, so I kept it on. I didn’t imagine I would be affected this much.
11:30- I really had to pee, and I dreaded walking to the bathroom in the hallway. My urge got the best of me and I went to the bathroom. Halfway through peeing, I forgot why I was in the bathroom. Then every time I looked down at the urinal, I would stop peeing.
11:40- I lie down and feel that “slipping off” feeling again. I go off into sleep, but it feels like I’m still awake.
2:00 (AM)- I wake up, and I wasn’t sure where I was at first. I looked at the wall next to my bed, and I saw that it was moving around in a circular motion. I turned over and looked at the rest of the room to find that everything else was moving, too. I got a bit scared and jumped out of bed (my bed is pretty high up). My heart was pounding, and that sobered me up for a bit (at least I thought), and then I noticed I had to pee again. The bathroom is only right next door to my room, but it seemed so far away. Instead, I ended up going in that bottle of banana/coconut juice. It felt like I was going for hours, but then I inspected the bottle, and I noticed there was barely anything in there.
2:30- I fall back to that “waking sleep” again. I don’t recall many dreams, except for one toward when I got up. There was a rock concert/musical at my old high school, and then my back molars rotted and fell out.
7:00- I woke up from the dream. My vision was a little blurred, my left eye hurt, and I was a little dizzy. This wore off after I went to work out for a bit.
Now it’s nearly 3:00PM, and some dizziness is present again. It could be from my 1,000 calorie/day diet and vigorous workouts (I’m a bit over 200lbs), but I wonder if some of the chemicals are still present in my body.
From this experience, I gained tons of respect for this mushroom. I’m very glad I started off with such a low dose. . . I feel that I would have gone insane if I took any more than I did. Those who intend to ingest Amanitas should do their research, as well as be prepared for a wild ride. My advice is to stick to the low doses first: don’t try to be a hard-ass. I will definitely try again, but next time I will do it with friends around me.
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