Here's a story about my friend Leigh...
Leigh got into opiates
through Percocet. He loved the way they made him feel. The warmth, the euphoria
etc. They made him very chatty and happy. He loved nothing more than drinking a few beers on Percocets.
Well, Leigh graduated from Percocets to OxyContins. WOWZERS!!! Oxys with a few beers are quite possibly Leigh's favorite combo of all time. He is very careful with his consumption, especially after a few very close calls with drinking too much alcohol
This started in 2004. He spent the next 5 years recreationally popping Oxys whenever he could get his hands on them, but making sure to take a few days in between each usage.
Well, recently, he found that his 2009 usage of Oxys (which he has very easy access to), are costing him too much money. Leigh loves the feeling of warm, euphoric, comfort. He loves nodding out. But he hates the amount of money he spends on Oxys. They are just too expensive, and seem to really damage his sex drive. Even when he can get an erection, he sweats histamine (correct me if this is not possible), all over his girlfriend. Who gets very itchy. He hates putting strain on his sex life, and hates his girlfriend thinking his lack of sex drive is her fault.
So he decides to venture out and try Kratom
#1 Kratom is unbelievably inconsistent. He has taken countless different amounts (from a couple teaspoons, up to 5 table spoons.) And he has had very inconsistent results. It works. In fact, Leigh definitely will say Kratom ALWAYS works. If you overdid your opiate
intake over the past few weeks, and need a way to help with the restless legs, or the snotty nose, or what have you. Then Kratom is for you. But only one time has Leigh taken Kratom and nodded out. He also felt incredible that time. Which was frustrating... because this particular time Kratom had Leigh euphoric and completely nodding out. Like he took 2 80's of Oxy. Leigh still has no idea why Bali Kratom (from his friend KT's website), has been so inconsistent. And he is often searching for a way to get more consistent results with it, because if it worked like it did that 1 particular time, Leigh would ALWAYS take Kratom. However, it doesn't always see to work.
#2 Kratom is DISGUSTING. Leigh never vomited from nausea, or had nausea from Kratom, for that matter. But Leigh absolutely vomited because of the texture and taste of Kratom. He has no idea how something could be so disgusting. He would toss and wash it, and barf in the middle of it. Which bummed him out, because his stomach could handle the stuff. This only happened a few times. For the most part he could handle the taste, but the results were just too all over the place.
Anyways, Leigh decides until he can solve the Kratom equation, and figure out how to get consistent and magical results, he would venture to other things.
So tonight, after doing extensive research on Poppy
Pod tea. Leigh got a shipment from the post man, from some Eastern Bay company auction site.
He took 7 or 8 pod heads. De-seeded them, crushed them, and ground them up in a coffee
grinder. He then boiled 2 cups of water, took the water off of the burner right when it started boiling, and poured the powdered grounds into the water to let them seep. The 7-8 pod heads probably amounted to about a half cup of powder. After about 15 minutes, he took the mixture, poured through a towel to strain the goop. Then squeezed every last drop of the tea into a pint glass. In total it filled a pint glass perfectly.
He then drank the first half. Ok, first of all, Leigh finds it absolutely hilarious that people have the nerve to call Poppy Tea bitter tasting. Kratom, in Leigh's opinion, is ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS. Poppy Tea doesn't even taste like anything. It's a little earthy, but you don't even need to sweeten it or flavor it. Just drink it.
He sat for about 5 minutes, felt a break through and warm fuzzy feeling, and then decided to drink the other half. He figured it couldn't be any worse than the time he popped 3 OC 80's and drank a half bottle of wine, and ended up vomiting bile for 4 hours straight. Like... poop puke.
Anyways, it has been 2 hours since he drank it, and he is feeling pretty pleasant. It is definitely heavy. Like OxyMorphone
or something. Music is sounding great right now, and he is feeling very very VERY relaxed. It unquestionably is more noticeable and effective than Kratom. And being that he spent $35 on 35 pod heads, as opposed to $35 on 1 80 MG pill of Oxy, he sees this as a great alternative to OxyContin hemmorhaging his bank account.
A few questions Leigh has:
1. Leigh finds that he can't jog with as much strength and stamina when he has been taking opiates the previous day. Leigh wants to know any advice on how to change this. Will poppy tea be different in that regard than Oxy? Leigh apologizes if this is a silly question. He just loves exercising, but also loves opiates to reward a work day. But he definitely notices breathing difficulties when running.
2. Any advice for Leigh on how to get a more consistent result with Kratom? He has tried everything from Grapefruit juice, to V8 etc. He recalls that V8 with Kratom gave him serious euphoria and nods.
3. Is chewing the poppy grounds a better idea than the tea? Leigh enjoys the morphine
feel of the tea, but really would rather have the sociable, chatty feel of OC. Without having to take OC.
Leigh understands that these are all opiates. He does not wish to kick opiates, he just wishes for an alternative to OxyContin, but as similar a high as possible.
In fact, anything that isn't an opiate, like an ethnobotanical, that makes people nicer? Leigh likes being empathetic and nice in social situations. So any advice on that would be marvelous.