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New to Kratom - Questions 1 week 6 days ago #28936

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Hi everyone. I am very new to Kratom and I was wanting to get some feedback from more experienced users. I have severe, debilitating anxiety problems. Attached to that is depression. A lot of days I find it hard to even leave the house. Was on klonopin and can't as emergency meds for years but developed a tolerance. For about 5 yrs my anxiety was well managed to the point of not being noticeable, but has recently come back with a vengeance. Doc put me on hydroxazine for emergency meds given previous tolerance/dependency to the previously mentioned drugs. A friend of mine recently brought me a 5mg bag of Red Bali he had purchased after mentioning me and my issues to a vendor he knows. All I can say is that the first experience was amazing. It alleviated anxiety, lifted my mood and gave me energy that I haven't had since I cut caffeine from my diet due to it triggering panic attacks. I split the bag into 2 doses taken with water. (Dear Lord, the taste....) I went back to the vendor to get more and got another bag of the same and he recommended White Elephant so I got some of that as well. I had a panic attack earlier that day and had taken a 50 mg hydroxazine at about 3. Around 10:30 that evening I had another and decided to try the white elephant. It made me drowsier than the red Bali and though anxiety lessened it didn't lift my mood like the red Bali. I was dozing and kept waking up gasping. Has anyone had respiratory depression because of Kratom? Could it have been because of mixing it with hydroxazine even though there was an 8 hour gap between them? Could it have just been the White Elephant strain? It was pretty distressing. Inate some and stayed up a bit and the effects eventually went away. What strains to you recommend for anxiety issues? For now I will be sticking to red Bali as it had the best effect. Sorry this was so long. Lol. Just looking for some guidance/advice.
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New to Kratom - Questions 1 week 6 days ago #28942

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, Megaerama!

Kratom does NOT cause respiratory depression at all (opiates do). I have hydroxyzine for allergies. It’s like Benadryl.

Anxiety and WHITE VEIN are not advised as a way to alleviate anxiety.

Some of us with anxiety use it MIXED IN to a dose AFTER MUCH EXPERIMENTING.

Sounds like you should stick with the red Bali and add more varieties of red, green varieties.

Some vendors here are offering generous samples for members to try. Get in on some of that action to build your portfolio of choices.

There is plenty more here about the varieties and the APPROVED VENDOR LIST has some of the BEST suppliers of product.

Enjoy, and welcome to the ILK family!

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New to Kratom - Questions 1 week 5 days ago #28967

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Stick with reds for now until you can get a handle on how they work for you. White strains are more likely to cause anxiety as they have a lot of stimulating alkaloids. If you cannot handle caffeine stay away from the whites FOR NOW.

How much did you take? some effects from Kratom are dose dependent. We always recommend 2 gms as a starting dose.

Kratom does NOT cause respiratory depression at all (opiates do).


DITTO! Red strains can be sedating BUT will not depress respirations.

There is NOTHING in Kratom that is more dangerous than any drugs that might be prescribed for conditions of depression and anxiety.
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