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TOPIC: Explaining to Close Friends and Family

Explaining to Close Friends and Family 2 months 3 weeks ago #43711

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It's been a hot minute since I've been on here.

We have light duty firefighters assigned to our division from time to time and one, who was a competitive body builder at one time, has several injured discs in her lower back. She is undergoing several different treatments but was prescribed Tramadol and was really having mobility issues. I told her about managing my pain and reducing my medicine intake (I did opt for a DCS implant and that also helped reduce my medicine) with Kratom and she was interested. I gave her a couple of the capsules I made and then she asked for more as well as more information. She still coaches bodybuilders and she told me that she has proselytized several in that community.

Another colleague has been struggling with back and neck pain though not on the level I deal with. He takes so much ibuprofen that it was starting to bother his stomach. I kept offering Kratom and he was refusing. Turns out he thought I was offering a Rx medicine. When the young lady I mentioned above asked me for for some more capsules, he asked me what Kratom was. That opened the conversation and he asked to try a couple. I gave him a few and he took one (Red Maeng Da) and was amazed at the clarity he had and how the pain was simply not there. I also encouraged him to watch "Leaf of Faith" and he watched it with his wife. He asked for a few more capsules for her to try as well and now he's in the process of trying samplers to settle on what he'll end up using. I have also coached him through the process and he's packing his own capsules.

The TL;DR is this, let them see how well it works and take the opportunity to share with them what you know and why Kratom is a better answer than the destructive NSAIDS and acetaminophen. Those close to you will want to know why you're doing better.
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Explaining to Close Friends and Family 2 months 3 weeks ago #43712

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That’s a mighty fine thing to do dragonfighter!!
That’s wonderful!!!
Thx for sharing the story about sharing ....helping people like you did is great medicine , good form my friend (L)
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Wow Dragonfighter that's Wonderful. We Need more People like Yourself. Just think if everybody with JUST Back Pain knew about Kratom. You have done a Great Thing for these People's Lives. You have Improved their Lives Tremendously!

If People would just Listen more Carefully about Kratom & not Listen to the Fake News Today. Maybe they would get the Chance to Try out Kratom for Themselves & see how Wonderful it is. Thanks so much Dragonfighter. Love your Name by the Way.
If anybody has any Questions about Kratom please private message me or make a Post & I will be glad to answer as soon as I can usually within 24 hours if not sooner. I'm usually on really late at night Between Midnight & 5am.
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Explaining to Close Friends and Family 2 months 3 weeks ago #43761

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I usually talk to friends and family about kratom and it's effects. It is hard for me to explain well sometimes, I just ask them if they've seen Leaf of Faith and recommend them to watch.

The best way I've spoke to them is that it's an eastern plant that has been used for years as medicine. It's been used forever in Indonesia, and it is related to the coffee plant. Doesn't coffee make people you know feel good? It's just like that, but instead of overcoming morning grogginess, it has other different effects.
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Hey FusedFlora I sent you a PM.
If anybody has any Questions about Kratom please private message me or make a Post & I will be glad to answer as soon as I can usually within 24 hours if not sooner. I'm usually on really late at night Between Midnight & 5am.
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Explaining to Close Friends and Family 2 months 3 weeks ago #43765

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I'm still the guy that keeps it hidden from everyone except his daughter and wife. I don't want to try and explain what it is, how it works, and why I use it. I know that people will look at me like i have 2 heads and major issues. (If I had pain, maybe it would be easier. But I take it for anxiety and depression.)

Yeah, yeah....it shouldn't matter what people think.....except that it does.

But kudos to those who DO tell others, which I'm guessing is most of you. :)

And it's great that some of these people you are introducing to Kratom are seeing benefits immediately. In all honesty, it took me some time to figure out what it was really doing for me/how it was helping me. I've said it before, it's probably easier to experience the pain relief than it is anxiety relief, which is more subtle....mainly because most people are expecting to experience some kind of "buzz" or "high." Once you figure it out, it's a miracle plant - leaf of faith.

One thing my doctor said when he gave his support was, "Eastern medicine has been around a hell of a lot longer than Western medicine..."
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Hey PhillyCheeze, It's completely your Choice whether or not you want to tell others or not. I only tell others about it Online & not in Person because I know I am not good at Explaining things in a Social Situation even though I know enough about Kratom.

There is just way too much False Info out there about Kratom. People that don't know any better think that Kratom is for Drug Addicts to get High on. They don't even give it another Thought about how it actually has Medicinal Uses & doesn't give any type of High but a natural mood lift more like Coffee. They just Listen to the DEA & FDA & their Minds are Blinded by their Info.

So I don't blame you PhillyCheeze for not telling anybody. I know there are plenty of people that think Kratom Users are Druggies & they are the ones that are so very wrong. Kratom has been around for Thousands of Years in Indonesia. Has been used by the People over there for Thousands of Years without any Health Problems. What's the Deal in the USA? It's because Kratom is taking a Bite out of Big Pharma's Profits. That's what it all comes down to. Money!:-?
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madmaxnightrider wrote: Hey PhillyCheeze, It's completely your Choice whether or not you want to tell others or not. I only tell others about it Online & not in Person because I know I am not good at Explaining things in a Social Situation even though I know enough about Kratom.

There is just way too much False Info out there about Kratom. People that don't know any better think that Kratom is for Drug Addicts to get High on. They don't even give it another Thought about how it actually has Medicinal Uses & doesn't give any type of High but a natural mood lift more like Coffee. They just Listen to the DEA & FDA & their Minds are Blinded by their Info.

So I don't blame you PhillyCheeze for not telling anybody. I know there are plenty of people that think Kratom Users are Druggies & they are the ones that are so very wrong. Kratom has been around for Thousands of Years in Indonesia. Has been used by the People over there for Thousands of Years without any Health Problems. What's the Deal in the USA? It's because Kratom is taking a Bite out of Big Pharma's Profits. That's what it all comes down to. Money!:-?


Hi MadMax, thank you for the comments. Agreed on all accounts. And everything is always about the money. ALWAYS.
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Philly !!! How the heck are you !!?? Good to see you hear!!
Tell everyone... tell no one .... same same ... but different !!

Don’t be a stranger !!(L)
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I only tell my close friends and family ... or if someone is in pain .. I might mention it ... I’ve told a few strangers about this herb that’s helped me out and changed my life ... what they do with that info is up to them (L)
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