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General question on Kratom for pain relief 2 weeks 4 days ago #45646

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I'm 49, never used Kratom, but am researching it as I have come across many references to it on the internet. I'm a little confused on something as it pertains to using for pain relief. Like how is this stuff any different than popping ibuprofen every few hours for chronic pain? And I am only speaking of the pain relief aspect of what Kratom can offer. I have some moderate arthritis pain, some tendonitis, the common aches that come with aging. I tend to get more sore as I like to stay active and work out. But from what I read on Kratom, the pain relief sounds very much like your standard ibuprofen in that it only lasts a few hours. I'm trying to figure out if I am a good candidate for Kratom. I do have some anxiety, specifically social anxiety (although it would be nice to be less anxious), but I am mostly interested in some relief from the general aches I deal with on a daily basis. I can't say I have major pains, or I'm recovering from an accident, etc, nothing like that. So I'm looking to see if I am underestimating it's affects, if it last longer than ibuprofen, etc. Another thing that confuses me, is a lot of people say don't use it everyday, best to limit yourself. But if one is using it for chronic pain, how does this help, as I would assume on the days you are not using it, you are right back to the normal level of pain you are used to having. BTW, I have no prior history of any drug usage, dependencies, or anything like that. And I don't drink. thank you
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General question on Kratom for pain relief 2 weeks 4 days ago #45647

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, pstevens!

Great questions!

Kratom is sort of a hassle like taking ibuprofen. The best way to know if it’s something you might find beneficial is to give it a try AND read about how best to choose a sample pack, use instructions and other things to keep in mind.

Most of us find it worth the hassle. I find it to be much more helpful than ibuprofen.

The body becomes accustomed to it with repeated use and everyone is different with regard to having issues with discontinuation. Mild discomfort (and the pain you were relieving) can be experienced.

It’s plant material, so you’ll want to be wary of that if you have digestion sensitivity (it can be made into a nice tea for avoiding the actual plant material).

More people will trickle in to offer their thoughts on your question.
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General question on Kratom for pain relief 2 weeks 4 days ago #45648

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Hello and welcome… Really depends on the level of pain you’re experiencing and if ibuprofen isn’t helping you… My opinion is that Kratom is spectacular at helping relieve many different ailments ..For me I take Kratom for chronic pain depression and anxiety which it helps me tremendously with, better than anything I’ve ever tried… Pharmaceutical meds ganja alcohol etc.… Definitely read up just like Laurie was saying and see about what strains you’d like to try which we all recommend sampling before investing any bigger amounts of money into a collection for your herb chest… Stay away from head shop kratom ,More times than not it’s inferior and questionable and purity and quality… And a lot more expensive than choosing one of our online vendors, we have a vendors list on this site that is vetted and all of them are very good...But some people respond better to different vendors in the products they carry than others… Check out the “find a vendor rate of vendor “ section in the index, lots of reviews there and feel free to ask any questions that you may have! Nice to meet you and please let us know what you decide to do… Keep us posted! Kratom is a very beautiful safe and benign herb, that’s very effective… But we are all different and I have varying levels of success… But it seems like across the board with folks here and many other places that and it’s been very helpful in their lives! Take care

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General question on Kratom for pain relief 2 weeks 4 days ago #45650

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Hello welcome to the forum,

I take kratom for managing spinal arthritis. I cannot take ibuprofen. No NSAID can touch my level of inflammation. I was using yearly cycles of cortisone injections instead. This I do not recommend.
Now I have a fairly aggressive anti inflammatory diet. Use Moringa, Ginger, turmeric, along with Kratom. My opinion along with pain relieving, muscle relaxing, anxiety reducing effects it by far the best of my anti inflammatory botanicals.(also Boswellia) It just works for me.
I take kraton once in the morning and once at night for the last two years. With he right strains I get continuous relief at least 4 up to 8 hours. When the anti inflammatory alkaloids build in your system inflammation is easily manageable with this type of dosing.
I have chronic pain I need daily management, I have no second thoughts about my current management routine and despite the effort to discredit kratom by certain agencies I feel kratom is by far a safer alternative to prescription pain medicines and NSAIDs. Also one big difference over the years of managing my pain I have function with kratom, not just pain relief.

I treated my tendinitis with a more curative approach , kratom only masked my tendinitis pain which allowed me to work but this also continued the damage, at some point you need to rest it.
we have thread dedicated to this-
www.ilovekratom.com/forum/health-and-wel...he-knee#.XdXhMehKiUk In short i used Glocosamine Sulfate with collagen

You might be interested in the alkaloids present in kratom leaves
www.kratomscience.com/mitragyna-speciosa...m-alkaloids-effects/
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General question on Kratom for pain relief 2 weeks 4 days ago #45652

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thank you all for welcoming me to the forum. looks to be a great resource. I am going to take the advice and get a sample pack and see how I react to the different strains. I will just have to give it a shot and see how I react. one more thing, do any of you have any luck with the capsule form, or is it best to just do the powder and mix it. I have heard it tastes disgusting. I can deal with it, just wondering if capsules are as effective?
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Some people have a problem with absorption, sometimes poking holes in the caps help, generally caps are as effective. I started out with capsule and had great results. My issues were price, sometimes the weight is off and usually under weight.
My dose is considered low so a little less or more. even just milligrams is noticeable to me. I like to use powder and I have a pocket scale for accurate weights. I hand cap my own kratom sometimes and have bought capsules for convenience for travel.

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The ones I have gotten pre-capped are way under stuffed. I think I am finally convinced that I need to cap my own :-(

Won’t be buying them capped again if I can help it.

Many people have posted links to inexpensive capping machines and tutorials are abundant on YouTube.

I’m finally ready to do it - for well stuffed capsules!

Not doing it tonight, so I’ll look up the links for us tomorrow at soonest. I’ve procrastinated for over 4 years...
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General question on Kratom for pain relief 2 weeks 2 days ago #45707

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pstevens wrote: thank you all for welcoming me to the forum. looks to be a great resource. I am going to take the advice and get a sample pack and see how I react to the different strains. I will just have to give it a shot and see how I react. one more thing, do any of you have any luck with the capsule form, or is it best to just do the powder and mix it. I have heard it tastes disgusting. I can deal with it, just wondering if capsules are as effective?


For me, I feel kratom is a lot easier on my body than ibuprofen or alcohol to assist with pain. I like getting the anxiety and depression down as added effects. My creatinine tests show it seems to be better for my liver too. I certainly think it'd be worth a try for you. If it works, it works, if not, then just use whats not broke.

Caps tend to have inconsistent and delayed effects for me. That and as already discussed, they're more expensive and not packed tight to be completely effective (most people need 3g, or 6x caps minimum).

Feel free to pm or email, I'll be glad to send you some to kratom to try.
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May I ask what brand as well as type/strain of Kratom you are using to describe your pain relief along with the less anxiety benefit?
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For me all the diff types help me wit anxiety and depression except most whites .. with some exceptions...

I like green Hulu, green maeng da , really most greens !
Red Hulu , red Bali , red maeng da... red Borneo can be sedating.... bentuangies , specifically ones from Benni Botanicals are great for energy, anxiety depression and pain relief: super bent , bent kapuas milk, chocolate bent

Fused flora has great selections of greens whites and reds

A few vendors I have been enjoying lately are :Benni , Fused flora , Solflo ...InSense: GoldLeaf,

All great quality and reasonably priced ...

Best sample options are Benni, Fused flora and InSense...

There’s more I love but these ones come immediately to mind ...
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