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Complete and utter newbie 4 months 1 week ago #30278

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I was referred to canopy botanicals today from one of my online support groups. I have a long list of health shit, but basically I need energy and pain management. I do take tramadol and it's helping, until I actually do anything, then I'm SOL. I'm basically bed bound 90% of the time due to extreme fatigue.
I noticed they don't sell their products in capsules, how do you take it then?
This gal rotates between 3 white strains and 3 green strains. I also need red.
What would my dosage look like? How do you rotate depending on how your feeling?
Tbh, my brain has a hard time following the long articles to decipher what I need to know.
I have a Dysautonomia syndrome called Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension (not POTS) and I have some cognitive functioning issues of I'm tired, stressed or time for meds. I also tremor, a lot due to the low BP not regulating and it affects my portion of the brain that holds me steady.
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Complete and utter newbie 4 months 1 week ago #30282

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, Rwslee3.

I can’t begin to try to answer, but you found the right place for help (hopefully). I would have extreme reservations about recommending kratom for your condition(s).

Good luck, welcome to the group!
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Rwslee3 wrote: I was referred to canopy botanicals today from one of my online support groups. I have a long list of health shit, but basically I need energy and pain management. I do take tramadol and it's helping, until I actually do anything, then I'm SOL. I'm basically bed bound 90% of the time due to extreme fatigue.
I noticed they don't sell their products in capsules, how do you take it then?
This gal rotates between 3 white strains and 3 green strains. I also need red.
What would my dosage look like? How do you rotate depending on how your feeling?
Tbh, my brain has a hard time following the long articles to decipher what I need to know.
I have a Dysautonomia syndrome called Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension (not POTS) and I have some cognitive functioning issues of I'm tired, stressed or time for meds. I also tremor, a lot due to the low BP not regulating and it affects my portion of the brain that holds me steady.


Starting dose is recommended at 2 gms - you need to have a scale to measure the powder.

You simply mix in water and swallow it down...it tastes like dirt!

I do NOT recommend rotating to start. It is difficult to get a feel for how each strain affects you if you are taking something different each time.

If pain control is your MAIN health challenge then you should start with reds. Get a sample pack of 4 red strains from a good vendor (see the forums vendor list) and keep notes of how each dose/strain works for you.

Also take a look at the blog posts on the forum for stopping opiates...some really good info there.

So I have given you the basic guidelines for getting started. Take Kratom INSTEAD of your narcotic dose and see how long it lasts. When the effects of Kratom wear off and you need something for pain and/or withdrawal then take some more. You have to be comfortable experimenting this way to find out what is right for you.

There is no recipe that works for each of us that can be guaranteed to work for you! But this is how you get started.

Once you get started on your experiment we will help you all we can.

BTW - I also use Kratom for pain management and I take it BEFORE I have to be active and it makes a big difference. I am still somewhat limited in what I can do BUT I am more active with it than without it.

I know you suffer from fatigue and this is not meant to be patronizing but activity to build strength and flexibility is the best way to manage myofascial pain. It took me a long time to accept this but it has definitely worked for me.
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the very best I’ve found for the price 4 months 1 week ago #30293

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I have a lot of issues with health and Kratom has helped me completely get off opiate pain pills. I’ve tried many different strains and companies. The very best quality for the price I have found it Happy Hippo Herbals and they ship fast and their customer service is beyond compare. They always answer... quickly and make it easy to pay several different ways! Their Kratom strains are potent and I find even with my high tolerance I don’t have to take as much as other suppliers. They are worth checking out. Their website isn’t the most high tech but it’s easy to use and understand!
They have answers to questions and sell supplements that compliment the Kratom.
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Complete and utter newbie 4 months 1 week ago #30308

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Thank you,
My mission concern is enough energy. I work out in bed every day. I have a deconditioning regimen I follow given to me by a pt assist. I also get Thai massage weekly.
I'm not sure if I'm ready to give up tramadol. I just started it in March and for the first time in over 10 yrs the pain is managed. I am looking to focus on one thing right now. In the future, I will be able to transfer over.
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Just so you know...it would be a lot easier to switch over to Kratom now than in the future.

If Kratom does not work to manage pain you can always go back to the Tramadol.

Kratom is MUCH MUCH safer than any synthetic opiate.

Your decision of course.
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Complete and utter newbie 4 months 1 week ago #30342

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Welcome rwslee3 ! Anything you need to know you will find here, green and reds are my favorite for pain, green for day mainly and some reds at night. I keep my doses between 3-7 gram for any strain(depends on strain and vendor honestly) but I walked away from opiates and feel 1000x better taking kratom, I hope this helps and best of luck !!

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hi, i order from sunstoneorganics.com and they sell kratom in capsules......they have next day shipping, and they are really reasonable on prices, they are based here in oregon where i live...they do not take credit cards, it has to be check or money order here is there phone number, and there is always someone there to talk to wich i really like, 541 972 3327 give them a call ....god bless.......catspaw1955
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