Hi everyone - I just tried Kava for the first time today. A bit of background - I'm suffering from alcohol dependence and GAD. I'm unable to get out of bed to do basic functions, let alone get to work. As this is unsustainable, I did some research online and found out about Kava. My hope was that the anti-anxiety and euphoric feelings would help me get out of this mental hole. I ordered a sample pack from Kalm with Kava. My first "shell" this morning was 5 tablespoons of Borogu in about 12oz of water. My mouth felt numb immediately but overall it had a "heavy" feeling that I didn't particularly enjoy. Realizing I needed something more heady to give me a bit of energy, I had my second shell of 5 tablespoons of Pouni Ono in 12oz of water. This was about 20 min ago and I'm wondering how I should be feeling right now. Is this a good dosage to start with? How much energy should I have? How much desire to jump out of bed and do things? I still feel a bit of anxiety in the pit of my stomach. Should I take some more? Please advise!