Citation: Jackal. "Not Worth It - Horrible Vomiting: An Experience with Yohimbe (exp7868)". Erowid.org. Feb 28, 2002. erowid.org/exp/7868
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So I saw the yohimbe preparations and decided to try it. I bought 1/4 of a pound for $7. I put 5 teaspoons into about 2 cups of water, and boiled it for about 7 minutes. I strained the bark out, and was left with a red mixture. I added globs and globs of honey, and like this it wasn't at all difficult to drink. It really wasn't bad tasting.
I drank the mixture at 2:00 PM, and after about 20 minutes, I started having mild nausea. I also started feeling something thatis difficult to describe. Not very dopaminerginic like amphetamines or opiates (that warm feeling.) It was very strange to walk, kind of like I was walking through water. The effect was not really that pronouned. There was no intellectual clouding; I was quite with it cognitively.
Anyway, the nausea kept getting worse, and it eventually culminated in me vomiting very hard. I vomitted so hard that I burst the blood vessels around my eyes, and had little red spots around there (I've heard that these go away within a couple weeks if not days.) After that, I had mild nausea for the next 3 hours, especially whenever I drank or at anything. I also had to burp every 5 minutes for the next 6 hours. It did seem to elevate my mood for the rest of the day, as I was quite cheery and giggly. I also had trouble falling asleep at 12:30 AM, 10.5 hours after I ingested the mixture, despite taking a benadryl.
Overall, I would definitely not recommend this high a dosage to anyone. The high wasn't even really a high. If you want to try it, try one teaspoon, two at most. In fact, I would just recommend you buy the tea bags of Yohimbe that they sell at the health food stores. This could be an effective antidepressant in low dosages, I would think. I will never again have this high a dosage, though I will probably try one or two teaspoons again.
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