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TOPIC: First Kratom Experience, Using for Chronic Pain

First Kratom Experience, Using for Chronic Pain 1 year 6 months ago #25905

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.I read this might be weight gaining . Any advice?

I take mostly red strains at night and found since taking Kratom I lost 10 pounds in the first 2 months and have kept off the weight since.
Note I do rotate green strains in and use greens if I take Kratom during the day.
"Everyone is different" is said a lot about kratom.
But here are my theroies-
Kratom decreases my appetite in general. I had to force myself to drink more water. Less pain means I can be more active. I truly feel kratom has helped stabilized my blood sugar levels which I feel help in weight lose and management.
Also when I take red strain I start out with energy and mood lift before any sedating effects set in. Except for one red strain- Red Sumatra which is the most sedating strain I take.
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First Kratom Experience, Using for Chronic Pain 1 year 6 months ago #25921

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Kratom helps to manage pain and when I have pain under control I am more active, so better able to manage weight.

I have recently gained again BUT that is normal for winter, as I am not able to be outdoors walking as much.

Looking forward to the spring so I can walk outdoors more.
BEV

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First Kratom Experience, Using for Chronic Pain 1 year 6 months ago #25941

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It's been about a week now since starting kratom, and it is still working wonderfully at managing pain, but we have made some observations:

1. In general, reds are much less sedating than they were the first couple days. Overall, that's a good thing b/c now, it is simply relaxing and pain relieving, no nap required after drinking it. After trying several red strains, we've found some are more and some are much less sedating, so reserving the most sedating for bedtime works well, and vice versa.

2. Experimenting w/ mixing different strains (reds and greens) has opened a new realm of possibilities. The red/green mixes seem to offer good pain relief, but with a more alert sensation than reds alone.
This is great for daytime, when you need to get things done while still controlling pain. We're considering trying some white strains mixed w/ reds for daytime.

3. The kratom, along w/ a pretty strict keto diet are helping suppress appetite, making sticking to the plan much easier. Some other supplements that seem to complement the anti-inflammatory, pain relieving effects of kratom are: msm powder, green tea powder (matcha), turmeric, ginger, moringa powder. Taken together in an anti-inflammatory drink in the am really seems to knock out pain for a few hours. It can be pretty unpalatable if you're not used to it, so drink w/ caution at first! We're used to it, and don't mind it at all now. It is an acquired taste. If the goal is pain relief, kratom, along w/ a healthy diet, positive outlook, mind/body relaxation, deep breathing, regular movement & complimentary supplements work together very well.

4. Taking kratom on an empty stomach definitely seems to increase the effects. Some days the tummy can tolerate it, and some days it can't. The good news is that it works either way, it's just more powerful and seems longer lasting on an empty stomach. We have done a bit of experimenting w/ potentiators such as lemon juice, vitamin C, turmeric, etc. Can't say yet if they make a difference for us. Not sure really.

5. Getting a good night's sleep is becoming easier, which is improving overall mood, which improves everything in life :)!
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First Kratom Experience, Using for Chronic Pain 1 year 5 months ago #26299

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Welcome HerbalHeather!
I will reiterate what others have written here - if I am not in pain, I am more active = less weight gain. Yay!
After stopping my pain meds, I have found that if I do not control my reaction to stress, I am in excruciating pain. Here is a huge lesson for me!
I used to take my pain meds and soldier on ... now, I employ *stress management* and I am calmer, easier to live with and in much less pain.
Low dose reds (1 gm), every few hours keeps stress and tension down for me.
During the day, I will mix in a white (Indo this week), Green Malay with Red MD. I get a tad of appetite suppression too.
Afternoons, I like Gold Bali - good for a mild lift of mood and pain + appetite suppression.
Night is for Red Bent. Great for sleep, pain and any muscle/nerve tension.
Hope this helps!
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T
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