[Ibogaine] Vision problems/solutions post-Ibo

m.finman mafinman at optonline.net
Mon Jan 31 11:47:50 EST 2005

Julie and all,
      The vision thing is a big issue with me.  Unlike yourself I didn't 
require reading glasses until 10 years ago,( by then many years into using) 
however after the ibo I noticed my reading vision has deteriorated. The 
other day I had to ask my young nephew to read my fortune from the fortune 
cookie. To me it looked like a solid line.  He swore to me it said "today is 
a good day to buy a present for someone you love !'  Anyway, this vision 
thing is one of the main reasons I am hesitant to try another session. Parts 
of me desperately would like to do it again and then the other part wants to 
watch and see the natural progression of coming off and out from under the 
effects of having taking ibogaine/being on methedone and heroin for over 20 
years.  My brother-in-law had fuzzy vision for a good 2-3 weeks after his 
          The sleeping thing:  I'm coming up on six months out and for me 
about 6 weeks ago when I got my treadmill and starting using it really 
regularly is when I started to sleep through the night.  About 10 days ago I 
wacked out my left knee on the treadmill from either too much incline work 
or enthusiasm.  The mind was willing. I have to learn that moderation thing 
people keep telling me about. Since I have been laying off the treadmill I 
have been waking up after 5- hours sleep, awake for 1-2 hours and then 
resuming for another 2 hours.
        Another thing for me to consider, since my right elbow seems to be 
creaking a bit as well is this me just now noticing damage and aches and 
pains from all those years of methedone (which as Preston pointed out was an 
amazing pain killer). You know how all the oldtimers on the programs are 
walking with canes. While I did a lot of damage control at times, with my 
diet, I feel a lot of those brittle bones form methedone can be  partly from 
          The thing you also mentioned about dreams and memories,  I'm also 
feeling like I am clearing a lot of old memories and  past life stuff that's 
been a thorn in my side thanks to the iboga.
        I'd like to wait a while to see if there really is a such thing as 
       So I'm just real curious what's coming next as far as the progression 
goes without complicating it with coming off of another session. 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ms Iboga" <ms_iboga at yahoo.com>
To: <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2005 10:07 AM
Subject: [Ibogaine] Vision problems/solutions post-Ibo

> J.,
> Just wanted to chime in with my experience.  When I
> first went on methadone, I had vision problems, and
> had to get a prescription for spectacles, which I
> would use for reading mostly.
> After my Ibo detox, when I could actually see straight
> again, I noticed I no longer needed to use the
> glasses, as I could read books/papers/mags with my own
> two eyes.
> This leads me to believe that methadone might affect
> your vision, and this is probably because it
> constricts your pupils, thus limiting the amount of
> light that hits your retinas.  It's so great to have
> my glasses tucked away at the bottom of my sock
> drawer.
> Anyone else experience something similar?
> Julie
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