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TOPIC: I want to use Kratom the right way. Can you help me?

I want to use Kratom the right way. Can you help me? 7 months 3 weeks ago #44321

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RF,
You are right.
This forum is a community. They are my 2nd family. :cheer:


Don :)
My Grandkids say I’m a cuckoo head. ;)
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I want to use Kratom the right way. Can you help me? 7 months 3 weeks ago #44319

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That last sentence really touched my heart. Sounds like a great plan AND thanks for getting us up to speed so we won’t waste time on resolved issues (like testosterone, for example).

We can offer more help for your money (hehe) with more information on the front end.
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I want to use Kratom the right way. Can you help me? 7 months 3 weeks ago #44316

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Hi everyone. Sorry for the delayed responses. My family and I were at at wedding in Upstate, NY. So as far as the libido goes, I did have my testosterone tested about 4 months ago and it was 750 which is really good (so my doctor says). I used Kratom yesterday for the first time in 8 days and had no problem with my wife last night.

Yesterday when I opened my Kratom I started low at 3g of super green malay and incrementally added .5g every 10-15 minutes. From that I was able to determine that my "sweet spot" is likely 5.5g. Today I am taking red maeng da and did the same thing. I ended up getting to 5g and feel incredible although a bit sedated so I think 4.5g is perfect for this red. Another sweet spot noted! Tomorrow I will rinse and repeat with White maeng da.

My plan is to take Kratom 3 days on then one day off. I will go green, red, white. Do you think this will help to keep my tolerance levels in check? Also- I do use a digital scale for accuracy. I did have some night sweats last night but it was very minor. If it gets worse I may need to add 1.5g each night prior to bed to eliminate it.

Tiggermanscrat- Very sorry to hear about the health problems you and your wife are experiencing. It is nice to see that this really is a community and that many of you know each other via the forum and can chat about other topics.
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I want to use Kratom the right way. Can you help me? 7 months 4 weeks ago #44189

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Liz says thank you Nan, Laurie, and Littlebear, >:D :x

Luckily the tooth is not aching. It only hurts when she bites into something while chewing on that side.

Looks like the the CKD is just one more OPD (Old Person Disease) Y'all youngsters will see someday. :lol:
My Grandkids say I’m a cuckoo head. ;)
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I want to use Kratom the right way. Can you help me? 7 months 4 weeks ago #44186

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I am so sorry about the Kidney diagnoses. This is heartbreaking. Seems like sometimes when we are up to our neck in shit, life just keeps shoveling.
Take care of yourself.
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I want to use Kratom the right way. Can you help me? 8 months 6 hours ago #44184

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My mom has been in stage 3 kidney disease for over a decade with no follow up recommended thus far, for whatever that means...she’s doing MUCH BETTER in all other aspects but that kidney disease has not budged
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I want to use Kratom the right way. Can you help me? 8 months 6 hours ago #44182

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Her spirits were starting to lift as she was feeling a little better each day with the healing from the tumor surgery.
Butttt Sunday night she bit into something and it broke one of her teeth all the way to the jaw. It will be removed this Wednesday :(
And our physician just let us know our blood tests show we both have 3rd stage chronic kidney disease. We have appointments to see a nephrologist next month. It really doesn't bother me but it was just one more thing that has been heaped on her and she is again very depressed.


Oh no Don,
I know how Liz feels. I was googling to find out about this no one wants to hear Stage and disease in any sentence. Tell her not to worry its more another doctors appointment to add to the list, Stage 3 is very manageable and almost no symptoms. no worries yet okay.
The tooth how unlucky. I hope its not painful. I dislike having to go the dentist. I cracked my front tooth early summer it devastated me I couldn't procrastinate making that appointment like I am doing now for my annual cleaning- was due in July. My thoughts are with you two.
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I want to use Kratom the right way. Can you help me? 8 months 16 hours ago #44155

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Thank you Nan. :x :x >:D >:D
Liz isn't jealous. She knows I only have eyes for her. :cheer: :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

I'll have to get some of the Dodder Seed Powder. I already have Iporuru but I won't take any while my babe isn't in the mood. :(
Her spirits were starting to lift as she was feeling a little better each day with the healing from the tumor surgery.
Butttt Sunday night she bit into something and it broke one of her teeth all the way to the jaw. It will be removed this Wednesday :(
And our physician just let us know our blood tests show we both have 3rd stage chronic kidney disease. We have appointments to see a nephrologist next month. It really doesn't bother me but it was just one more thing that has been heaped on her and she is again very depressed. :(
Yeah. Life goes on. Long after the thrill of livin is gone. That would make a good song lyric. :woohoo: :silly: :lol:

Bev,
Thank you for the offer to share you ZAPS. Now we have Brandon and you to go to when the ZA occurs. :lol:
My Grandkids say I’m a cuckoo head. ;)
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I want to use Kratom the right way. Can you help me? 8 months 16 hours ago #44154

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I forgot to mention that my friend with libido issues ALSO had a recent/ongoing history of abusing opiates while using kratom. It’s not commonly helpful for pain to use both, but he did.

He quit the opiates, then had his testosterone levels checked and then he all but quit kratom as well.

Kratom is always the first thing people blame when ANY health issue arises. I always suggest people discontinue kratom use if they believe it is “causing” any health concern. You can always restart kratom after addressing underlying health concerns.

Like Kemppaul mentioned on another thread, nutrient deficiencies are rampantly common these days and supplements besides kratom can be used to correct the problem.

Sorry I forgot about the opiate contribution may have affected libido.
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I want to use Kratom the right way. Can you help me? 8 months 18 hours ago #44151

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It is hard to say what is right with kratom. I waded into Kratome slowly with plenty of anxiety about addiction potential. I've seen some you tube videos that were pretty negative and I also went to Reddit. Both not really helpful.
I did discover that a lot of the really bad stories came from people with addiction issues who were taking large doses. This forum has been very helpful to me in managing Kratom as my medication.
I take it for back pain and also anxiety/depression. I take two grams in the morning.
On occasion I take an afternoon dose, but that is maybe a couple times a week.
I have decreased my Zoloft dose thanks to Kratom. Any substance you take for a long time will cause discomfort when you suddenly stop.
My first choice is the dark red Mengda from Golden Leaf. My current favorite is their Green Elephant.

There is a section on this forum of approved vendors and many members post reviews. Also, vendors run sales and will post them here.

Like others, I was concerned about the legal situation with Kratom. So I stocked up and probably won't need to buy any for qiuite a while. It their is a Zombie accopolypse and anyone can't get Kratom, come to my house. I'll pull our my stash.

Try not to worry too much. You know your weakness and are obviously seeking support and information to keep out of trouble, so you are doing the right thing.

Also, check out some of the posts where people discuss other herbs that can be taken to provide some of the Kratom benefits. It helps when you want to slow down to have a replacement for a particular quality that you get from Kratom.
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