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Kratom users on YouTube 3 months 1 week ago #38214

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From time to time I check youtube videos to see what is there.
I have run across a couple that talk about their Kratom withdrawal. I am taking these with a grain of salt because the people making them seem a little strange.
Especially when they talk about how many months they struggle with withdrawal. Are any of these valid in anyway?

Based on what I read on knowledgeable forums like this one, withdrawal is not a big issue and might cause minor symptoms for a week about like quitting coffee.

Any experiences to share?
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Kratom users on YouTube 3 months 1 week ago #38219

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Like everything else, it’s WAY individual and has a lot to do with why you use it and how you use it. I agree with the reality that some of the benefits are psychological and even psychosomatic (placebo), but there are real alkaloids touching the opioid receptors in the brain.

For those of us with experience quitting opiates of any kind, it’s NOT THAT INTENSE. But it is similar. If you just QUIT SUDDENLY. Uncomfortable and grumpy or low feeling with aches for a few days at most. But. If a proper wean is done, this is NOT necessary and absolutely no affects are noticed.

I don’t use very high dose sizes. 1-3 grams about 3-5 times a day. <——This part matters more as to how it will affect you.

People get very blameful of SUBSTANCES instead of THEIR BEHAVIOR. Substances do not DO ANYTHING if YOU LEAVE THEM ALONE.

Like when the news says a car hit a building. I still don’t have a car that can hit a building without MY BEHAVIOR having contributed in SOME DRASTIC WAY before my car would hit a building.

Obsessing over what a substance “DID TO ME” is common and happens HERE, too. If you are one of those people, please be AWARE OF THAT and AVOID SUBSTANCES.

Kratom is very easy to WEAN OFF OF and I’ve been amazed at how easy it was, physically. But I missed it a LOT psychologically. So I came back to it because it’s a very helpful antidepressant with fewer side effects.

Those of you who have detoxed off antidepressants. It’s like that ONLY NOT AS INTENSE and if use is stopped SUDDENLY. It’s not NECESSARY to quit using abruptly in most cases.

For those of us who are in recovery, BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF. I struggled with this issue for a good while before I realized how much more damaging antidepressants have been for me ALSO WHILE IN RECOVERY.

Using a substance is still using a substance. I quit nicotine in September and I’m now struggling with CHOCOLATE ABUSE. I never liked chocolate before! Now I’m sneaking brownies into my purse! Apparently chocolate touches the same receptors in the brain that nicotine touches. So there IS a very similar comparison and kicking chocolate is on my list. Soon.

Dam antidepressants also must touch those receptors because I am recently detoxed off of Elavil and that SUBSTANCE added weight to my body with a few HOURS! No joke! The constipation was the most intense constipation EVER. AWFUL!

I do not plan to make a video about what ELAVIL DID TO ME. I ingested IT.

I hope this ramble helps you think about your use of substances including kratom.
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Kratom users on YouTube 3 months 1 week ago #38220

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Hopefully more people will share opinions on this! Thanks for the post!
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Kratom users on YouTube 3 months 1 week ago #38226

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I find it a little too convenient that they pull all k instructional or rating videos and now its ohhh noooooo the big bad kratom. gimme a break. I have always been intolerant to most narcotics. tramadol is the only one I can keep down with no extreme side effects.

that being said, ive taken the leaf most days, not all. and I dose a little higher than most, but I do work long hours on my feet. I have not 'fiended' or experienced withdraws on my days off. maybe its propaganda that keeps me from doing the leaf daily. and well I wanna keep my tolerance where it is!

my husband successfully got off of suboxone thanks to the k. hes gone days here and there without the leaf as well. we are both coffee addicts self admitted, probably have more withdraws if I don't have at least one cup!

I hope this helps! thanks for the info.. I find it suspicious..
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Kratom users on YouTube 3 months 1 week ago #38254

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Thanks for the input.

I took Zoloft for years, and I doubt it does anything anymore, but I have hesitated getting off of it. Since finding Kratom, I have successfully cut my dose in half. I am staying at this dose for about six months before I try to reduce it again.

As a former sufferer of panic attacks, I have lived in fear of that happeneing to me again. At first Zoloft did help, but not always. When it didn't and I got that feeling of panic, I turned to alcohol. At first a couple of beers would break the cycle and and would be OK. But it eventually took more, and more.

I was never seeking to get high, and when I drank it was really medicinal. I never had fun with it, and I hated it. I meditated, got therapy, and pursued everything to help me function better.

I dipped my toe in the Kratom pool about a year ago. But I have been very cautious not to do more than once or twice a week. But damn, it worked. Not only have I cut back on pain meds for my pack, but I am able to manage my depression and anxiety a lot better.

I take a gram and a half up to two grams a day and it is great. I am functioning well. So, I am confident I can manage my Kratom just like managing any other medication. With common sense and caution. And of course, with support of a community of like minded individuals.
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