21 Jun 2018
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Need help introducing Kratom to my elderly mum. 2 years 1 month ago #11040

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So last evening I'm at my mum's house, and she's listing all her health troubles- mainly pain due to osteoporosis and trouble with diabetes. She says "I just wish there was something that could help me more!" She goes to a pain management doctor who doles out opiates, and works at keeping her blood sugar healthy.

So of course I pipe up and say: "Have I got an herbal remedy for you!" I told her I'd come by after 5pm today and bring her some of this remedy. All I've told her so far is that it tastes very bad.

My question for you all is: What do you think is the best way to present kratom use? (Oh, she's also very hard of hearing.) I know some of my red powder could help her, but she seems to only have faith in her medical doctor, who isn't even nice to her.

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Need help introducing Kratom to my elderly mum. 2 years 1 month ago #11052

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I recently offered some to my dad for some issues he was having. I offered him capsules because it's the easiest way for someone older who's not keen on changing their ways. But kratom size capsules can be kind of large for someone older. I'm not really too sure how i'de go about it. Just give her a bag of powder and a funnel. Lol just kidding .
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Need help introducing Kratom to my elderly mum. 2 years 1 month ago #11060

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Hey Aimee,

I would apply the "Less is more" tactic here. I would think that giving her the Kratom rundown may scare her away, so you may just want to say that it's literally just a leaf in a capsule that's been used in Asia for 1,000's of years. It sounds convincing enough to try, but not nearly enough to believe in, which leaves the Kratom itself to be the determiner. It also doesn't leave room for the skepticism that would come from telling her the whole media deception and misinformation song and dance.

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Need help introducing Kratom to my elderly mum. 2 years 1 month ago #11084

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First off I would say Kratom is a safe herb that has been use for centuries in Asia. Say it is the best all-natural alternative to opioid pain meds. I would not say anything about it being made Illegal in other States or how it is sold as a legal high. I would never say any of that.

I would just say it's more like Coffee with Pain Killing Properties because it is similar to Coffee. I think she would be more inclined to try it since most people drink Caffeine these days & Caffeine is pretty safe unless you consume a whole bunch. Just some thoughts. :-?

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Need help introducing Kratom to my elderly mum. 2 years 1 month ago #11094

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Thanks for the replies, kratomites.

Yeah, I just told her it's an herb related to coffee with pain-killing properties. I only left her a few grams and told her "take on an empty stomach, and wash it down with some fruit juice".

If she tries it and likes it I could easily give her more. Oh, and I told her, "don't tell the pain-management doctor or he'll go ape-s**t." He will too-it would cut into his business.
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Need help introducing Kratom to my elderly mum. 2 years 1 month ago #11099

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I would definitely stick to the basic information .. i myself kratom overdosed with information and almost didn't try it because of the negative media.
I also agree with less is more till you know how she may react. I would want to be around when she tries it as well in case she has any concerns or questions. I would also measure doses for her because its so easy to turn 2 grams into 6 without realizing. Elderly may forget or not realize how far a few teaspoons will go. I wouldn't want her to have a negative experience turn her off.
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