Quitting kratom

Updated on January 6, 2020 in Main Discussion
11 on January 1, 2020

I am 65 years old and have been on kratom for 3 years..About 7gpd..Need help on how to taper.How much and when to take it through out the day..Need to rid myself of this horrible addiction asap.Thaks

 
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3 on January 4, 2020

Hi – I am in the same boat. 65 years old, using daily for almost two years. I am up to a packed tsp (about 2.5-3g) three times a day, and a heaping one or two during the night. I’m guessing my daily dosage is 15g. I tried to quit cold turkey and caved after a sleepless night of sweating and twitching uncontrollably. I am going to try the tapering method of cutting .5 g every two days. I’m going to use a scale, and pre-measure the doses. Since night is the hardest, I’m going to try reducing the mid day dose first. We could try to go through this together if you want, just to be accountable?

on January 5, 2020

That would work for me.I just got some Hirsuta to try to reduce my dose gradually hopefully with no ill effects..Took only 4 grams today total with 2 gms of Hirsuta. So far split evenly over 2 doses. 1 at 9 am and took one at 3..Probably will do another 1 of kratom and 1/2 of Hirsuta around midnight and try to make it thru the night.Will see what happens.

on January 6, 2020

That’s awesome. You are already at a lowish dose so you are in a good place. I had never heard of hirsuta until you mentioned it! I read the Reddit quitting kratom forum  all day today and no mention of it. I’m just about to do my evening dose. I have one more standing by for middle of the night to get me through. Tomorrow I go down .5 after two days at this level. Good luck!

on January 6, 2020

Good luck to you my friend.Let me know how it goes

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3 on January 4, 2020

Tapering is difficult but not impossible, certainly easier than cold turkey.  I would recommend using Hirsuta and/or Javanica to reduce your dose until you can quit completely.  Some other useful botanicals could be blue lotus, akuamma, and magnolia bark.

on January 4, 2020

Difficult because of temptation to “untaper?” Or because symptoms persist? I just spent a bundle on amino acids and supplements (like DLPA and macuna powder) but none that you listed. Hope they help. 

on January 5, 2020

difficult due to withdrawal for some and symptoms for others, stopping is different for everyone.  I hope you guys both are successful with your goals, I think you can both do it.

on January 5, 2020

I hope the best!  You can do it!!  

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2 on January 5, 2020

I am with you all on quitting unfortunately!  I have used white and green manga on Friday and Saturday evenings for the past five years. Red is better supposedly? Every now and then I’ve done a three day a week use around holidays and time off .  Out of nowhere this Saturday at 2:00am while going to bed I had a panic attack and was praying like crazy, wondering if I should call the medics. It finally leveled itself out by 4:30am or so.   It was scary.  I know it’s not good but I usually mix alcohol with it those Friday and Sat nights. It was a normal night with maybe 8 grams or so with about 6 drinks.  However, I keep hearing and reading that this substance may be more like an opioid that previously thought which I not really what I want to be messing with.  I used to hear that it was impossible to overdose on and everyone just throws up.  Maybe it’s just my body saying it’s time to stop.  It’s hard to say goodbye to something that was nice coming home after long and stressful weeks at work.  Oh well! I hope everyone else is doing okay quitting. I don’t believe in banning this substance or telling others what to do but this is just a case of what happened to me. 

on January 5, 2020

Yeah I had a sudden almost allergic-feeling response to kratom while in the midst of a flu bug this week. It was scary – terrible anxiety and waves of dread, cold sweats, restless limbs. Doses wore off within three hours and WD came on strong. I think it took my body being compromised by the flu to realize it was really off balance from the kratom. I’m done with this. Started a plan with a 42 day taper, and today has been ok. I’m sure it will be up and down, but I’m feeling very committed. 

on January 6, 2020

New info: I was taking a lot of dextromethorphan (Mucinex) for my cough, and apparently it can really screw with the kratom chemicals. I think that’s why I had a sudden horrible reaction. Kind of a blessing as it kicked my ass into stopping this habit!

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