I don’t know where to start… YES – a ton of symptoms.
Heavy Kratom usage for 2 years straight. Didn’t miss a day for 2 years – literally. I was so addicted I planned a week in advance about how much more Kratom I’d need and how o was going to carry it around all day, wherever I went. In what container or bag I was going to carry it. What water/bottle I was going to have on me I order to wash it down.
It started with perhaps a 1/2 teaspoon once a day in the afternoon – just to power through the workday afternoon. It worked wonderfully.
Quickly it became 2, then 3 times a day, all of the time increasing my dose. Was up to about 1 tablespoon up to 5 times a day. I would plan my day around it. From 10am to 6pm I’d need a steady supply just to get through my day.
If I was delayed by an hour or two between doses, I’d start to crash; get the worst headaches and it was all I’d think about. This went on for 2 years, every single day.
After such a long time I wanted to get off if it, simply because I hated that the Kratom high crept into every single part of my life. When I tried to go a day without it, my life was hell – I didn’t get anything done at all. Headaches, fatigue, irritability.
I will continue another day… let me know what you think.
Jim, Short answer: yes, But the good news is, at least with me I only experienced: chills, Sleeplessness, runny nose and general fatigue for about three days. After 72 hours. Felt as though the herb must’ve been completely out of me. I think I should save my comments for this forum for later, as I am now trying to get off this herb. A short history about myself: I’ve always been an alcoholic, but have not had a drink for three years. I attend AA regularly. The people in the group are my friends. I haven’t told them about my “Kratom” use, But plan to on my next meeting. Maybe I have been cheating, as I have not had a drop of alcohol in three years, but have used Kratom. Kratom, I Discovered back in early 2005 maybe, so I’ve been using it for quite some time. When I first started talking openly to counselors and groups at dependency type meetings, I would use the word Kratom. Most did not know what the word was. I felt like I was alone in my struggle to quit. I guess I’ve already said too much for now. Take care Jim and yes you can get through this. PianoMan
Seems like most of the people here who have had, or are currently dealing with withdrawal from kratom… have been taking VERY large doses… and have had previous serious addictions… I wonder if low dose, like half to one tsp (NOT tablespoon) daily would get a person very addicted? If low-dose kratom works great… why increase the dose… does it no longer provide the same benefits after awhile… and cause the increase on dose? Or… is it the addictive personality always looking for more and more sensation?
I have read that high doses of kratom are not recommended by reputable sellers online… so why are people taking huge doses and expecting no problems?