Has anyone experienced withdrawal symptoms from kratom?

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60 on April 7, 2018

Has anyone experienced withdrawal symptoms from kratom?

 
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7 on April 11, 2018

I find it strange that no one responded to the question has anyone experienced withdrawal symptoms from kratom? No one on the forum has tried to stop taking kratom?i been on kratom for almost 3 weeks ready to start weaning off the tea ? No comments ? Myself I feel best when I am on nothing stronger than coffee! I even have a problem with abusing coffee I fall in that category of having a genetic disposition to substance abuse! I hate it but it’s the cards I got dealt with

on April 12, 2018

Well, Jim, to answer your question, why would anyone here stop taking kratom, when it took us so long to discover it and find our own special way of taking it?!? Have you tried ?? what were your reactions?? if you have a problem with abusing coffee because of your genetic disposition to substance abuse…. how does one abuse coffee??? I unlike you don’t get addicted to much of anything…. well maybe bitter dark chocolate… addiction is something I have a hard time understanding… I guess I should consider myself lucky then :))

 

on April 12, 2018

One abuses coffee by drinking 3 pots of coffee a day like myself! I asked the question about kratom withdrawal because after going 10 hours with out kratom I feel what seem like mild opiate withdrawal symptoms? I just wanted to find out is it just me or have others dealt with this? I was not trying to be negative or start a argument I was just looking for information to compare with! I am new to kratom prior to a month ago I never heard of the stuff! I suppose it depends on why you’re using it? If for pain to get relief from a injury I would understand long term use ? Yet I used it to detox off opiate pain medication so for me a time line is important or I could be just trading one problem for another! Also I enjoy the way it makes me feel so I can see how easy it could be person to use it recerationaly like coffe 🤔but I don’t want to trade one addiction for another ! Just trying to learn how to get the best out of life and I wish the best for everyone 🙏
Sorry for any miss understanding

on April 12, 2018

Plus I am on what I would consider a low dosage of kratom 3 to 7 grams a day depending on how I feel and I been using it less than a month yet after 10 hours of going without kratom I am starting to experience what feels like minor opiate withdrawal symptoms it has me a little concerned ?
Am I the only one experiencing this? The person who introduced me to kratom less than a month ago said there were health benefits from this tea while helping with detox and pain! So I was surprised when I started to feel withdrawal symptoms fever, chills , moody ect. I hope it is just me and others won’t be affected like this!
Again not trying to be negative but knowledge is a a good thing to get if utilized wisely 🤔

on April 12, 2018

I use about 6-7 grams per day or better at a time and I have felt some kind of strange feeling sometimes, but have never realized that those were withdrawals…like I have said I don’t have addictive traits so I am the wrong to ask… No one is angry or mad at your comments.

on July 5, 2018

I myself have had withdrawls from taking kratom. Its honestly pretty strong stuff. I take pretty big doses off it and if i go certain amount of time it feels like opiate withdrawls. If you have chronic pain then it doesnt matter because there is no reason to stop taking it. Chronic pain will never go away. I have had it for over 24 years and i know that i will have to be on something the rest of my life. My meds help me more but its a high dose of oxycodone because kratom wasnt doing the job all the way. Drinking alot of coffee doesnt compare to kratom. Ktatom is totally different. They have recently changed the law in fl and i was justed dropped by my doctor with no warning. If i have to do without kratom will help but i will still have withdrawls

on September 9, 2019

Quit Kratom cold turkey three days ago. I haven’t slept since… I am experiencing the worst withdrawal symptoms.

on September 16, 2019

There’s a book you can read (for sale on Amazon) called My Kratom Hell. Tells you everything you need to know about withdrawals and other Kratom problems. For anyone looking to quit or taper, it’s a good read.

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3 on April 12, 2018

Thank you for responding you seem to be the only person willing to take the time and effort to answer me and I appreciate that 👍I wish you the best on your journey

on August 18, 2019

It can I have terrible withdrawal side effects similar to opiate withdrawal. All you are doing is prolonging agony if you try to use this to help is an addiction problem to something else. This should be banned

on September 9, 2019

I second that… I have been using Kratom for two years straight pretty heavily. I decided to quit cold turkey three days ago and I have not slept.. I feel like my hearts going to pound out of my chest and my legs are never satisfied… how long does this last????

on October 1, 2019

I used kratom to detox myself from a 10yr methadone abuse. I started to feel really disconnected from society and felt like I wasn’t living my best life, so I decided to quit using kratom. It worked wonders as the transition was pretty painless. However, after a few months on kratom I realized it had adverse side effects that made me irritable and just uneasy. I felt what seemed like opiate withdrawals and it was intense enough to take seriously. So, I did further research and found stem and vein kratom. It’s a less potent part of the plant that is supposed to help reduce tolerance and aid in tapering. So, I was on unemployment at the time so I took that for 5/days and with a lot of prayer and determination, I was off kratom completely. I don’t remember it feeling that uncomfortable as I was just looking forward to being able to wake up without my body aching to take some substance. My life got extremely better after that. I lost weight (kratom messed with hormone levels like all opiates do) and I was much happier and content with myself. I didn’t isolate myself like I was doing all those years (including being on kratom) abusing opiates. I didn’t touch anything until I got into a new relationship with a women who had alcohol issues, which being an addict I took on myself. I should have known better so it’s my fault not hers. However, we started using kratom here and there again to stop drinking. For a while it worked as I didn’t take it everyday (but we know how that works) and eventually we both became addicted to kratom. We are in the process of detoxing but it’s almost ruined our relationship as I moved out and the process of withdrawal is tough enough by yourself, but with another person who can’t control or understand she is irritable beyond control it’s pushing us apart. She now recognizes that it’s the kratom and we are on day 3 of taking stem and vein. I pray this too shall pass. But, we both have jobs and can’t sit home for 2-8wks and come back refreshed like I did when I took advantage of my unemployment status. Bottom line respect kratom as an opiate. Just because it’s legal in most states doesn’t mean your body won’t go through withdrawals. The first week is the worst and then it starts getting better with sleep and anxiety gets better as the weeks go on. It was rough and I hope I can get through it again and keep my relationship. Again, just respect it if you take it at all.   

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0 on April 21, 2018

Hey Jim. I myself am a recovering opiate addict with those same traits. I’ve been clean 6 months. I use kratom but only twice a week. I try to keep it very sporadic bc like you I’ve heard the same about withdrawal w kratom. I know this doesn’t answer your question but I’ve experienced no negative effects whatsoever. God bless and good for you for being self aware.

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4 on April 22, 2018

Hi Jim. I have been a faithful kratom user for three years and I can tell you why people aren’t so quick to answer your question. Two years ago the FDA attempted to ban kratom all together and we all know why. They claim it is as bad as pharmas without even asking us users the benefits which dramatically outweigh the negatives. We shut down the FDA witchhunt but now the DEA has poked their noses into it. Honesty, it’s possible people are apprehensive to answer because I’m sure they are trying to collect “data” to move forward with reclassification of kratom. Some people do experience withdrawals but people also experience withdrawals with sugar, caffeine, or anything else people choose to put in their bodies. Personally, I used it to come off of the painkillers I was on for half a decade after a bad car accident and a hysterectomy soon followed that. I was told I had to just live with pain and was forced off of the pills without any warning. This is why people turn to street drugs. Doctors shoved pills down our throats and then treated us like junkies when new laws started passing to “protect” us. All they were protecting was their medical licenses, not giving two thoughts to what it would do to our mind and bodies. Pain isn’t just physical, it can lead to debilitating depression and the withdrawals? Don’t get me started on that. I had heard of kratom and was a bit scared but I couldn’t even pick up my child without my back giving out. I researched kratom and different strains before trying it. When I did, my life changed. I know I sound like a commercial trying to peddle kratom but there are thousands of people like myself who are able to live a relatively pain free life and not need to beg a doctor to help with it. I haven’t changed my dosage since the day I started. Yes, to honestly answer your question, I have experienced minor withdrawal symptoms, but nowhere even close to any of the hell I experienced with painkillers.

on April 23, 2018

Thank you for your honesty I feel the same way the kratom withdrawal symptoms are mild not even in the same league of opiate withdrawal probably closer to coffe withdrawal?
I am looking for a answer to my problem of waking up at 2:00 in morning with slight fever & insomnia until I take dose of kratom I just want to get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep! Any advice would be appreciate?
I do enjoy kratom for anxiety and pain relief as long as canibis is legal in Ca. I cannot see them making kratom illegal I consider it some were between coffee and canibis on my sliding scale!
Again looking to sleep 8 hours uninterrupted sleep from kratom withdrawal any ideas out there?

on April 25, 2019

Yes, I have had the same problem sleeping after stopping Kratom. I wanted to stop just to see what the withdrawals were like. Although mild compared to other fun stuff I found not being able to sleep was one and it was annoying. What I did was to start taking some before bed and then tapered it off gradually. After a couple of weeks I was back to normal and Kratom free. I did notice I had more aches and pains once I was off it. After about a month off it I decided to start taking it again. I like it, it’s not too much but just a little something to look forward to.

on August 4, 2019

I had the same problem. Try Kava for sleeping Jim, it,s not addictive and has no tolerance issues. It relaxes you very well. It helps a lot! Good luck! Very smart that you keep your kratom doses low!

I see this is an old message but still available for info.. I agree with JoeyM.  When you have horrible pain every day , Kratom is a true God send!!     I started taking it so I could take less narcs and it helps ALOT!!   The plant is amazing !! possible addiction?? So what??  It isn’t any diff than being addicted to caffeine  .     Certainly isn’t a reason to ban it!!  Ban alcohol?   Certainly should add nicotine to the list..       There is a huge list of meds that have brutal side effects .  What about banning all of them??  There is also a long list of medications that can not be abruptly stopped.    Ban all those too??    Point is, kratom’s good far out weighs the bads!!!          There are people who start taking it just to abuse it and that is a whole diff story of course but still better than many of the other choices…    Sniffing glues,aerosol cans, cough syrup… Ban everything??? 

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0 on April 22, 2018

Hey Jim, me again. Lol. I wanted to tell you how awesome it is that you reached out. That’s the only way to get the real info about anything is to ask those who have the experience and knowledge about it. I did want to mention that if you do find yourself experiencing any withdrawal symptoms, runny nose, restless legs, irritability, etc, try just taking a half teaspoon. My dosage has always been 2 teaspoons. I mix it with hot water and drink that nasty flavored water. Keep us posted please and good luck to you.

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1 on April 23, 2018

Normally when I wake up at 2:00am I do take the same dose as you 1/2 tablespoon works quite fast asleep in 15 minuets it’s a minor inconvenience yet quantity sleep is a priority at my age we seem to be on the same dosage I appreciate your response Thank you for that

on April 23, 2018

Any one dealing with a tolerance issue yet my dosage been pretty consistent yet I been using Kratom for less than 2 months I may be to early to tell yet🤔I heard some one just useing it raise a week with out withdrawal issues if I can discipline my self to go from daily use to biweekly that would be an idea goal for me to try to target

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0 on April 24, 2018

Hi Jim! I’m in same boat. Kratom got me off opiates for chronic pain. I can finally get stuff done. Because of past addictions I am very featful. I wake up sometimes at 2-3 am with sweats. I am weaning myself down on the kratom mainly out of fear, not because of any bad reactions to it. I have a hard time doing things in moderation which is my problem…not the kratom itself. I use a lot of Marijuana too but at least I’m not doing opiates. Life is confusing so I just try to do everything in moderation. It’s a constant struggle

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1 on May 12, 2018

Moderation and temperance I am 59 years old and I am still learning how to improve those two areas of behavior!
It doesn’t matter if it is a drug or jusf food there are great benefits available to you if you can learn to master those two behavior traits🙏

on May 12, 2018

Oh Jim I know what you mean I’m 58 and have had different addictions over the years. But nothing like the opiates that was living hell so in that case I am extremely happy I found Kratom and whatever withdrawals I have to deal with I’ll just have to deal with it’s better than it being cut off totally from your pain pills. I really know how that is

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0 on July 22, 2018

Yes we do I’ll admit it. I’m going through them as we speak. Shit sucks.

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0 on September 11, 2018

Nope not yet, I have heard about Kratom and helps to recover pain and mental depression. Didn’t hear about the bad effects of Kratom. But interested to know. 

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