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