I have hard time finding anyone on CFS/FM forums to be interested in treatments that are helping me so much.
I find your kambo treatment for CFS very
interesting, Jox, and I definitely want to try this treatment myself. The only thing is I am a little apprehensive about doing the full kambo trip, which seems to be an intense experience. But I had an idea that I could try snorting just smaller amounts of kambo each day, rather than take the full kambo dose every week. Perhaps smaller but more frequent kambo doses might be equally effective? That was my idea, anyway.
I already took one small dose of kambo, snorting it into my nose, and within one or two minutes, I experience a mini kambo trip, which included lots of fast heart beats and bright red flushed skin lasting for about 5 or 10 minutes, but no vomiting or diarrhea at all. My nose was a little sore afterwards, because I think kambo irritates the mucous membranes in the nose. Recently, though, KP posted some information
that snorting kambo can lead to what the Indians call "frog's disease", so now I am not so sure if snorting is such a good idea.
But I will ask you another thing. There is another benefit in doing Kambo + Banisteriopsis caapi, not at the same time though, first Kambo, then 2 days later, 100mg of Aya (no huasca).
What happened next was that I had spontaneous naps of 2 hours... This has been even more surprise to me. I could bring down my prescription sleep medications... Unfortunately, I have $ for the moment, but soon I will investigate this strange thing that happens. In my case I haven't been able to get any sleep of any kind without the medicine, in past 20 years, so this is even more revolutionary thing.
If you have any thoughts on this it will be appreciated, In this case however I would be interested to take MAOI, as prescritpion meds... since Aya is just a little to laborious to microdose, and expansive, yet for now I will stick to it.
Sounds like you have had more than one miracle!
I think I know why Banisteriopsis caapi gave you a nice sleep: in Banisteriopsis caapi there are three psychoactive substances that go by the names of harmine
. These three are all MAOIs, but more importantly, they are also all classed as harmala alkaloids
, and harmala alkaloids are sleep inducers.
Banisteriopsis caapi is not the only plant that contains these three harmala alkaloids, Syrian rue seeds also contains them, so Syrian rue seeds might work for inducing a nice sleep too. In both cases, you have to follow a low tyramine diet before you take these plants, as I am sure you know, otherwise bad things can happen.
To quote this paper
: "The most significant harmala alkaloid in Syrian Rue is harmaline. This extract has been of interest primarily for its use as a mild sleep-inducer. It has been postulated that harmala alkaloids have pharmaceutical significance as potential sleep inducers
You can actually buy concentrated extracts or tinctures of harmaline, which should make it more convenient for you. See here: 1, 2, 3.
I hope that is of some help.