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TOPIC: Should I start taking breaks?

Should I start taking breaks? 6 days 19 hours ago #43359

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I’ve been using Kratom for about a year now. Aside from a brief stint in early January, I’ve used it every day and typically take 5-6 grams 3 times/day. I have def. noticed a change response to strains I’ve used and wondering if establishing a regular cycle of breaks should be something I consider?

A second question that’s really related to the first is, for any of you who have taken breaks, how well does Modafinil do in terms of handling the (I think inevitable) withdrawal symptoms during these breaks? I’ve more or less come to terms that (barring a legal issue) this wonder-plant will be a lifelong partner of mine. That said, I want to make sure I’m doing the right things in terms of cycling and/or tolerance breaks, etc. Thanks in advance for your help - Thus far this community has been stellar in terms of support!!!
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Should I start taking breaks? 6 days 11 hours ago #43367

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Hi Spinster67!

I’m so glad you also love the vibe here! It’s special, for sure. Kinda refreshing compared to other places in social media. Our local newspaper had to discontinue the comments section of the freaking newspaper because people are so ill behaved in the anonymous World Wide Web. I find that sad. It makes me realize EVEN MORE, how fortunate we are here!

I am curious about your dose size. I’ve used kratom for many more years and I only got up to the 5/6 gram size when I felt it was time for a break. So it makes sense that you ask. I’m curious if you are able to try cutting that dose in half FOR ONE DOSE and see if you rekindle the flame of love with the leaf before looking at a break. Crazy as it sounds, whenever I take more / a higher dose, it’s less helpful and benefits are limited to pain relief only (no clarity that I love).

If you have a stem n vein option, it’s a great tool for weaning down, also.

You might be able to do this and stretch your kratom by 50 %! It’s not a guarantee, but I’m wondering if you’ve tried that already.

Thanks for being part of this special forum. Great question for the group! I am surprised nobody else beat me to it. Must be nap day. Haha
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Should I start taking breaks? 6 days 10 hours ago #43370

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Totally excellent advice... I was shoveling this at one point and along with getting experience and hearing from others like Laurie on these forums I found bunch of new vendors and that was amazing right there but did the take less to get more thing which goes against everything and it worked incredibly amazing! Then I adjusted up a notch and now just awesome.... this forum has been a game changer for me...
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Should I start taking breaks? 6 days 9 hours ago #43372

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:-bd YAY! Tricky to do this but very nice...
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Should I start taking breaks? 6 days 9 hours ago #43373

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Hey there my people :-h

Spinnster

I used to take 3tsp( 1Tbs) doses 3-5 x a day ...
Now I take 2 tsp dose 3-5 x a day and the effects/ benefits felt with taking 1/3 less of my long time amount ... very impressive results....

It’s just such a trip... less is more with kratom ... Ofcourse chronic pain may require a heftier dose to increase the pain relieving qualities..... but like Laurie said ... “lacks the clarity “ .... but really it’s contingent upon what benefits your wanting to get out kratom...

But I can tell you that less is more in the moodlift and energy zone.... for anxiety lowering sometimes more or less doesn’t play such a crucial part, with big or small doses anxiety is lowered for me ...

2 tsp and my mood is lifted , I have energy, pain lowered by 70-80%..... I’m still thinking about what 1.5 or 1 tsp can do.......

What a beautiful plant/ tree / leaf (L)

Cut your dose in 1/2 and see how that goes , Laurie gave your pearls to work with !! You go Laurie =D>

Good night
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Should I start taking breaks? 5 days 21 hours ago #43383

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Hello Spinster67,

It will all depend on whether you feel you need some Tolerance Breaks. I very Rarely take Breaks but I know that I need to to give my body a break from taking Kratom daily sometimes. I have never used Modafinil so I don't know anything about that.

Stem & Vein is great for taking breaks & for lowering your tolerance. I would just Rotate your Strains everyday. Use a different Strain or Color for each day of the week. If you find yourself needing to raise your dosage often then that means you will need a break for a week or so.

You can take half Plain Leaf & half Stem & Vein & that will help some with Tolerance Issues.

Sounds like your dose might be a little on the high side. Try lowering it a half gram at a time if you have a milligram scale. With Kratom less is more.
If anybody has any Questions about Kratom please private message me or make a Post & I will be glad to answer as soon as I can usually within 24 hours if not sooner. I'm usually on really late at night Between Midnight & 5am.
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Should I start taking breaks? 5 days 17 hours ago #43392

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My rule for everything in life is moderation and balance. I personally noticed that if I take it daily with no breaks for too long, I get very used to it and it becomes very habitual to the point that I HAVE to take it at a certain time, and I didn't like that, so now I take much more breaks and it is much easier for me that way.
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Should I start taking breaks? 5 days 15 hours ago #43396

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I have not yet tried cutting the doses in half. So just so I understand, your recommendation is to cut ONE dose in half or go a day or so taking 1/2 doses and see what happens?
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Should I start taking breaks? 5 days 15 hours ago #43397

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Super helpful. For me it’s all about the anti-anxiety and mood uplift. I’ll give that a whirl and see how it goes!
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Should I start taking breaks? 5 days 9 hours ago #43404

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One dose might well be enough improvement for you to see some spark and feel more confident to try a full day, etc.

It’s incredibly anti intuitive to do this! More pain equals more medication needed. That is how we think.

Kratom is much more enjoyable if we crank it back down.

I suggested this to another woman on another cool kratom forum. Three days later she posted that she no longer feels a need to take a break and she is getting FULL RELIEF at - get this - .75 gram per dose. Versus 5-6 grams!

I’ve also bumped my dose back from 2 level tsp to 1 or 1.5 tops. I’m also getting more enjoyment from this botanical and I’ve really enjoyed the spectrum of benefits the leaf offers.

Start with JUST ONE DOSE. If you can do that for a day, great! We all want the best for you and will wait here to hear your reply after ANY reduction in dose size.

See you virtually soon!
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