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?
Kratom doesn’t give me any withdrawals and I’ve stopped for weeks but I typically use daily bc I have lupus with pain and fatigue. I went through a terrible withdrawal from prescribed pills and had no Kratom then. But I have realized there is a big variety of folks and how they respond even tolerance levels. I often wonder if I’m the only one with a high tolerance who needs a little more than most? But I haven’t raised it – it’s always been higher than suggested. No side effects and as stated I have stopped for weeks. My fatigue returns and that could be some withdrawal not sure
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I started taking kratom for energy. For a CPL months it was a godsend. Energy when I needed it and rest when it wore down. After a few months all this disappears. All of it. Unless you take it even a half tsp every 3 hours. The withdrawal starts. Comes on with an ice cold clammy skin feeling that only goes away if you eat a small amount. If you ingest the powder tea is useless unless you eat the plant mater as well. Long story short.. fuck this shit. I struggled with heroin for decades. Kicked it a 1000 times. It ain’t no different. It’s not as intense. But I’m about 46 hours in and it’s gotten fucking bad. I’m hot cold sweats. Fever. Pissing out my ass. Feel like I have wet wash clothes around my Limbs. I’m anxious, really pissed off. Can’t be still. Feel that opioid withdrawal rush of tingling electric feeling in My limbs. That empty gnawing feeling you get in your stomach. Anxiety.. a general distaste for anyone or anything. I mean it’s opioid detox in all avenues. And it took over 40 hours to hit!!! What the actual fuckkkkk!!!? Everybody saying oh it’s so good. It’s amazing. Then you are a being of sheer amazing willpower, or you haven’t tried to stop ingesting this incredibly disgusting plant. It’s is the nastiest shit ive ever tasted, and tbh, I’m so fucking dope sick I’m waiting for $ to hit so I can go buy more!! Fuck this shit!!! My emotions and thought process is so destroyed. I have to scream in a pillow, punch a fucking wall to release endorphins for 5 secs of calm. I was so happy at the 24 hour point. Oh this is easy. Fuck that and fuck all you long term use advocates! After a few months you are forced to take it to feel normal. NORMAL. HOW TF IS THAT GOOD? I was taking like 16 tblsp at my peak over 24 hours to get the buzz. Then it just disappeared like the ceiling effect in suboxone. It’s not a better way unless you quit all together at a cpl weeks. Kratom cannot be used by opiod addicts. It gives them a false sense of hope and they don’t stop. Then when they do… You get this. I go back to a new job I just started last week. The best gig I’ve ever had and if I’m like this.. I’ma get fired. So my mind is saying.. get more of that disgusting vial plant and take a small amount every 3 hours like clock work to stop the ice cold skin that means.. that all familiar bill for fucking with your brain is In the mail! Literally.. I used to take half a tsp at bedtime just to wake up 3 hours later to take more and finally fall back asleep about 45 minutes later. Ppl need to know what tf they have In store when you take this shit for months. All you longtime users. Just try to go 3 days. No xanax, no speed, no nothing…and see if you still feel like it’s soooo goddamn good.