Are you interested in how ibogaine treatment could help you take a totally different direction in your life, one that’s free of drugs and/or depression?
If so, one of the first steps on this incredible journey is to first learn about what you can expect from this powerful treatment.
Before Undergoing Ibogaine Treatment
Before we jump into what to expect during ibogaine treatment, it’s important that we point out that this is something you should only undergo with proper supervision from experienced healthcare professionals.
While ibogaine treatment can be safe, it’s still a very powerful drug. Just like any other powerful drug, it can be misused. Given some aspects of the “trip” involved, it can also be scary to take ibogaine without someone nearby to help walk you through the experience.
Also, for ongoing success staying clean and sober, it’s vital that you have assistance coming up with future behaviors you’ll adapt to ensure you don’t slide back into addiction.
What to Expect from Ibogaine Treatment
With all that being said, let’s now discuss what you can expect from ibogaine treatment. Keep in mind, though, that everyone’s experience will be a little different. The following are just the most common experiences reported and should give you a good idea of what to expect during what is often referred to as your “trip.”
1. The Beginning of Your Trip
Usually, the first sign you’ll have that the drug is beginning to take effect will be a buzzing sound in your ears. It might even sound like it’s coming from somewhere else, possibly outside. Some have compared the sound to the kind lawn equipment makes.
The beginning of your trip may start as soon as 30 minutes after you’ve taken your dose. It could also take as long as four hours.
2. The Second Phase of Your Trip: The Physical Experience Begins
Not long after you begin hearing this noise, you will start experiencing the physical effects of ibogaine treatment. This will coincide with the buzzing noise fading away.
This is where the experience probably becomes the most unique for each individual.
However, people who struggle with addictions to opiates usually report that this is the phase when they felt their withdrawal symptoms disappear.
At the same time, most patients will also go through some amount of physical discomfort during this stage of treatment.
This may include ataxia, which is characterized by a lack of voluntary muscle coordination. You may also begin feeling nauseous and even vomit.
Once the second phase begins, you’ll most likely need help getting around. Although you’ll stay in your room – specifically, your bed – for the vast majority of this time, if you need to go to the bathroom, an onsite professional will help you get there.
3. The Third Phase of Your Trip: Hallucinations Start
Some degree of anxiety is to be expected when taking ibogaine, as is often the case with psychedelic substances.
Of course, many people will actually experience the exact opposite as the hallucinatory effects of the third phase begin. They’ll immediately start feeling an overwhelming sense of euphoria and inner peace.
In any case, this is when patients start experiencing visual, “dreamlike” visions. These are often referred to as “hallucinations”, though that’s not quite the case.
Instead, you’ll simply experience dreamful thoughts while remaining conscious that you’re still awake. You will probably also see closed-eye visual imagery (CEV).
One of the most common experiences during this phase is the retrieval of repressed memories. These memories are usually of past events that may still be causing present negative consequences. Thanks to ibogaine, you can revisit these past experiences without reliving the unwanted emotions they inflicted on you at the time. As a result, ibogaine will help you heal from them, leaving these past events where they belong, so you can better live in the present.
You may experience all kinds of other insights at this time, too. In the “waking dream” state, much of these revelations may seem nonsensical at face value yet will also feel like major breakthroughs.
4. The Fourth Phase of Your Ibogaine Trip: “Coming Back”
The visuals will begin dwindling after about 12 hours or so, but your introspection won’t fade at the same rate.
In fact, as you start “coming back”, you may actually feel even more insightful as the dream state and your normal clarity begin to intermingle. If there is baggage that has been holding you back, this is when you’ll feel capable of finally moving past it.
Are You Ready to Enjoy the Benefits of Ibogaine Treatment?
We hope the above has given you a much better understanding of what to expect from ibogaine treatment.
Still, we completely appreciate that you may still have many questions. In that case, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We would be more than happy to talk with you about this incredible opportunity to change your life.