I've posted in some Kratom threads in the past. I was at one point in my life on doctor prescribed 120 mg of Oxycodone a day. I got off of it using Suboxone.
Anyway, I have tried Kratom a handful of times and it has never done anything particularly noticeable. I always assumed this was due to my prior opiate experience and that my shit was broken.
Maybe a month ago I was reading one of the Kratom threads and someone mentioned a site they had used and liked the product. I impulse bought a few ounces. When it showed up, I tried it, and like previous experience, it did nothing as far as I could tell. However, I tried it again a few nights ago and noticed at some point that I felt a bit euphoric.
This morning I got up with an empty stomach as I hadn't eaten in about 20 hours. I thought "Eh...let's give this stuff one more try on an empty stomach." So, I took maybe 3 tablespoons and stirred it into water with a "sweet and low" and drank it while I cooked up some light food.
Once again, I noticed nothing and was sitting at my computer watching some videos. I said goodbye to my adult son as he left to go over to a friend's house and as I was walking back to my chair, I noticed my eyeballs were shaking around in my head - or at least that was the feeling.
For the next 3 hours, I had to fight off paranoia. Everything from imagining I was having a stroke to thinking I had some sort of allergic reaction. It was not the euphoric feeling of opiates. It was like...my cognitive abilities were left untouched but my body was not responding. Walking up and down the stairs was a serious challenge. The world wasn't quite spinning but it was rocking back and forth.
So...yeah, I didn not care for this experience. Not sure why the same exact product I had tried before had not had any impact yet this time I was kind of freaking out for a few hours.
Overall, I post this just to say...be careful with this stuff. It's not regulated in any way and you may not know what you are getting unless you grow it yourself.