I have been taking kratom for almost a year now. I have fibromyalgia , degenerative disc disease, with several ruptured discs, arthritis, chronic anxiety, depression, CPTSD, etc. Kratom has been a godsend!!! I was on pain meds for years and the constant Dr appts and being treated like I was a drug addict and them always trying to CATCH me abusing the meds and stereotypeing me got soooooooooooooo old. I can order the kratom from my home and am not constantly under the watchful judgemental eye of someone who has never experienced chronic pain . Do your research and don't abuse!!!