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TOPIC: How is kratom percieved with your primary care physician?

How is kratom percieved with your primary care physician? 4 months 2 days ago #38822

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I recently mentioned it to my new primary dr and she knew nothing about it. I'm sure she will research it now but I was surprised she never heard of it.
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How is kratom percieved with your primary care physician? 4 months 1 day ago #38862

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She will either know you are doing well and be supportive or neutral, or you might be perceived a drug seeker, some reported being dropped as a patient or the Dr. refused to refill medications.

Personally I have had my primary doctor change 4 times in the last 5 years, and saw another new this last Feb. for my annual appt, I tested the waters by mentioning my anti inflammatory diet and my supplements, she was so unresponsive and apathetic I left it alone.
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How is kratom percieved with your primary care physician? 3 months 1 week ago #39716

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I mentioned it to my Dr. and she paused... said that it wasn't FDA approved or regulated and might do more harm than good. She's actually been less than cordial since. I honestly feel that if you mention anything that could be associated with opioids, it's frowned upon. Especially if you simply google it, you'll find tons of "Euphoric", comments. Which IMO, makes it look like a recreational drug and less of a healthy and holistic herb. I've yet to experience any type of euphoria with any strain I've tried. I've taken up to 8g and not had it. /shrug
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How is kratom percieved with your primary care physician? 2 months 3 weeks ago #40755

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Similar experience -- I mentioned it to my primary and he had no idea what it was. (I brought it up because I went in for an allergic reaction awhile back, which has since gone away.) He did a quick Internet search and seemed to be a little sketched out about it being something used for opiate withdrawal. Asked whether I had a history of addiction. I told him it was my attempt at mitigating some pain issues with a natural remedy, as well as dealing with stress/anxiety. He concluded that I should just stop taking it if there was any chance it had to do with my allergic reaction.

All said, I actually really like this doctor -- typically very attentive, caring, etc. But that experience basically left me feeling that it probably wasn't something I'd bring up again, with him or any other doctor, unless my predicament was serious.

I may be going in to see him soon for some pain management, so I'll follow up if there's anything worth noting.

Good topic! Have a great day, everyone! :)
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How is kratom percieved with your primary care physician? 2 months 3 weeks ago #40756

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I should also note that I brought it up with my chiropractor. He does a lot of natural medicine stuff, encourages CBD oils, etc. His knowledge was very limited, although he was quite interested. His biggest impression at the time was the negative buzz from that FDA brief about 100 people dying (which was debunked). But he's done some research since that session and seems very interested. Still, he's been in pain management for 30+ years, promotes natural medicines, and knew virtually nothing about kratom... which seems to be a rather common trend among practitioners...
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How is kratom percieved with your primary care physician? 2 months 3 weeks ago #40813

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When I firt started Kratom I asked my entire team (Traditional Chinese Medicine Practioner, Medical herbalist, Nutritionist, Chiropractor, Massage therapist, Naturopath etc) and nobody knew anything about it.

It is an Indonesian herb and is not listed in any of the formularies for herbal medicine in China or Europe.

So yeah...you are pretty much on your own, however, all of these people supported me in my efforts to explore a new medicinal plant.

Since I hardly ever go to the doc anymore (off the oxy so do not need to see him every two months...YEAH!) he does not know about Kratom, however, he does know that I use herbal and natural medicines all the time, but pretty sure he is not interested specifically in what I am taking.

His main interest is that my cronic pain situation improved and I successfully came off the oxycodone.
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