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Feels Like an SSRI
Sceletium tortuosum
by Awooga
Citation:   Awooga. "Feels Like an SSRI: An Experience with Sceletium tortuosum (exp79850)". Erowid.org. Jul 11, 2009. erowid.org/exp/79850

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Got a couple of large bags of this sent to me from Africa. I had previously tried the so-called 10x extract and was not impressed - tasted awful and did nothing. The latest stuff though definitely appears to be the real deal (in that there is a noticeable effect).

I wouldn't describe it as either pleasant or unpleasant. I would say it is very similar to taking a prozac for the very first time. I feel different but not overly happy. There's a general body tingle and the feeling of 'coming up' on an ecstasy tablet although the euphoria never actually arrives. It would be interesting to hear from anybody who used it in the same way as an actual anti-depressant i.e. taking it over a long period of time with some regularity.

I have ingested, smoked and snorted. Similar effects every time. I would conclude that there is no 'narcotic' element to this plant but potential for benefits over a period of time.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 79850
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jul 11, 2009Views: 16,266
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