Subjective sensations from taking Ibogaine are divided into two phases: the phase of bright visual hallucinations and the phase of internal experiences
The phase of hallucinations is characterized by the alternation of dream-like visions both with open and closed eyes. Items acquire curved, bizarre shapes, they can move around, leaving a mark, they change color and texture. When the eyes are closed, hallucinations are particularly detailed in clear geometric shapes. Typically, patients talk about their experiences as watching a movie (or movie fragments) from their past lives, interspersed with pictures from the present life and visions of the expected future. Other effects in the phase of hallucinations may include frightening moments or, conversely, a feeling of euphoria. Hallucinations usually last from one hour to four hours, after which the phase of introspective (internal) experiences begins.
Ibogaine evokes and enhances memories of a past life in the form of dream-like visions, leaving the patient in a state where he is fully aware of the changes that are taking place and reevaluating the past, looking for ways to solve existing problems and seeing himself and loved ones in a new life.
In this phase, as a rule, patients talk about an improved mood, a sense of inner comfort, clarity of solving painful problems, and emotional purity. The duration of the introspective phase can vary from several hours to several days.
Side Effects of Ibogaine
One of the first noticeable side effects of Ibogaine is ataxia, difficulty in movement due to muscular discoordination. Dry mouth, nausea, vomiting may be present. Side effects vary in duration and intensity. Usually, their duration does not exceed 4-6 hours.