Kratom Success Story!!!! :
Every day I used to be burdened with overwhelming anxiety and depression that I self-medicated with alcohol for close to 10 years (I’m 30 now). This led to nothing but problems with every aspect of my life. Physically before I found Kratom, and it helping me feel confident, rather than burdened with life, I was throwing up blood, my heart pounding in my chest, and my blood pressure was always around 155/95 due to hiding from life through a bottle.
I’ve tried to seek help through A.A., recovery programs, prescribed anti-depressants etc., even through diet and exercise… they all inevitably failed me and I would resort back to habitual drinking.
After searching for options, I’ve discovered many people were able to stay sober from hard drugs and alcohol through Kratom. Today, I feel like a success story, in every way because of Kratom. Its helped me overcome my crippling depression and anxiety. I met a wonderful women and eventually had a beautiful child.
I now spend my days not hiding in a bottle, but actually living life for the 1st time in my entire adult life. Spending my days as a successful financial provider for my wife and child, supporting them emotionally with quality time, laughter, and affection.
I consider myself as healthy as I’ve ever been. I’ve got a new lease on life. Though, since hearing about the FDA’s harsh criticisms and their desire to criminalize Kratom (which I know in my heart are unfounded). I’m very concerned for the future of my quality of life. Please listen to others like me, some in even more dire circumstances. This plant has literally given us the ability, whether it be emotional, physical, or both; to start living life on life’s terms again.
I was a heroin addict for 3+ years. I would do bundle after bundle every day. I would try to quit but whenever I did my phone would ring and someone would ask me for some simple favor and offer some freebies for it. This happened over and over again. I saw more blue people than I want to ever remember and narrowly avoided jail or prison many times.
I asked my mom if she would help me and get me into an inpatient rehab. I would have tried outpatient but I knew better. I had gone to the parking lot of outpatient rehabs numerous times to try to score when I was desperate. She was not willing to help me at all and pretty much told me to deal with it.
I eventually devised a plan to get clean. I called my mom and told her a lie that I was joining the military. I said I wanted to see her before I went off to boot camp. She lived up in the mountains in CA. She accepted my offer and let me come out there. Once I got there she wanted me to go out and do things such as going shopping. The wd was so bad I could not get out of bed. She kept asking me what was wrong and I eventually told her. We went to a Dr. and I got put on methadone (DO NOT DO THIS). The WD was far more mild but lasted way longer. It was awful. I was still having withdrawals several months after I stopped taking the methadone. I had also tried suboxone with little to no effect due to the severity of my addiction. I eventually got put on xanax for my anxiety. This would help ease the wd a bit but not enough to take them away. I kept feeling the urge to get a hold of some oxy’s, Dilaudid, fentanyl, and of course H. I feared what could possibly happen so I did some research.
Now for the kratom part of this story. I purchased my first kratom from a reputable vendor. I bought some red vein crushed leaves and some powder to start out with. I had read that extracts increased the chances of dependency greatly so I stayed away from that. I was amazed at how it would take the cravings away but not make me feel very drugged up. I would experience severe nausea if I tried to take more than a responsible dose. I would take it 1-3 times a day varying dosages. Eventually I found that I would need to take it less and less to ease the symptoms. I kept cutting back my kratom usage and eventually got to a point to where I no longer needed anything to ease my symptoms. I was completely amazed and very happy about this. Now I keep several strains of kratom around but use it very sparingly. Maybe once every three months at most. I have left quite a bit out but I will try to remember more and come back and edit accordingly. That is the gist of it though.
When there is a health crisis like the epidemic of opioid drug addiction, which has even morphed in many cases into a heroin addiction epidemic, why must the solution be limited to another synthetic drug?
To the general public, especially those victims of the addiction epidemic, this looks like a “gimme” to the pharmaceutical industry. We have a perfectly acceptable, uniquely affordable and time-tested product being used right now, called Kratom. The FDA is well aware of it. I have heard from an industry insider (Michael McGuffin) that the FDA’s concern with legal Kratom is its addiction potential.
No, that’s not a joke!
If addiction is the FDA’s issue, shouldn’t coffee bear the same warnings about habituation and dependency? From the rough overview I have done of the Kratom community, the concensus is that most consumers have no need to increase the doses they use for pain control, and they experience no significant symptoms of withdrawal when they stop.
The FDA currently allows many addictive pharmaceutical products to be marketed and sold in the U.S.; why should one more be a problem? Especially one that has zero potential for lethality by itself and is causing no particular drug interaction issues?
Time is wasting for the many drug addicts who would love to get clean, but the barrier that scares them off is the well-known withdrawal agony. Kratom is known for taming this fearsome ordeal, so why don’t we let it?
People are dying from prescription drug interactions and overdoses. How can the FDA say that addiction to Kratom, if it even exists, is worse than death by overdose?
“Addiction to Kratom” is a laughable term for those who have used and quit the herb repeatedly. Addiction, like beauty, is in the mind of the beholder. Many people who have legally become addicted to narcotics will be pleased to find the few and minor side-effects of Kratom compared to opiates and opioids. There are effective ways to manage these few insignificant negatives.
Meanwhile, In the Ole Miss Laboratory…
I am watching with amusement as Dr. Christopher R. McCurdy works with insufficient funding to turn Kratom into another single-ingredient pharmaceutical drug, as a safer replacement for methadone. His work to show the inherent safety of the herb itself is valuable. It should be sufficient, by itself, to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of Kratom for immediate use by those wishing to quit opiates or opioid drugs.
Refining Kratom down to one key alkaloid may or may not have the same safety as the natural herb, which contains not only opioid agonist activity, but also opioid receptor antagonists. This perhaps accounts for the reduced tendency for true addiction with Kratom.
We are waiting for the pharmaceutical industry to have a profitable opportunity to solve the problem they created. Meanwhile, their dishonest marketing of oxycodone as having very low addiction potential has caused many deaths. These are people who could have been saved by letting them know of Kratom’s effectiveness as an addiction recovery tool.
Admittedly, Kratom is a problem child by FDA standards. Like any herb, there are concerns about cleanliness, adulteration with synthetic drugs (a rare occurrence in my experience), and uniformity. All these factors need to be addressed, but they pale in importance to the cost of addiction, untreated pain, and personal loss when there is a death by overdose.
It is interesting, amusing even, to watch the CDC’s response to the crisis. Pain patients and their advocates want more opioids prescribed and those agencies & businesses who are paying for the drugs want to restrict access. All the while no one is considering the third option: Kratom.
It’s too bad we, the Kratom advocates, are not allowed a seat at the table. From what I have seen and heard in the Kratom community, this botanical does a much better job at taking care of pain, helping to get patients off narcotics, not requiring ever-increasing doses to provide relief; and providing the cost savings the corporate managers want. What’s not to like?
Actually, the only ones losing out in this proposed solution to the addiction crisis caused by the pharmaceutical industry are the industry leaders themselves and the heroin dealers…seems very fair to me.
How Kratom Might Help Prevent Veteran Suicides
We all have probably heard by now that an average of 22 U.S. military veterans commit suicide every day. These are vets of all ages, many of whom served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. They are getting quite old and this, no doubt, plays a role in what led them to take their own life.
We have also heard of the incompetence and low quality of the medical services provided by the Veterans Administration’s hospitals. It’s bad enough that these men and women became injured doing a dangerous job for our country, but — what is really galling is that our country hasn’t delivered the quality medical care which these folks were promised.
In my work with the American Kratom Association, I had the pleasure of meeting one U.S. Air Force vet who opened my eyes to a reason for these suicides that I had never considered. His name is Josh and he told me that the reason many kill themselves is that the VA is stingy (just like many personal care physicians) in prescribing enough pain medications that make their injuries tolerable.
Josh has faced this problem, so he knows that this policy exists in the VA hospitals, just as it does in doctors’ offices around the country. In the VA, it might be motivated more by budgetary constraints than by concerns that veterans are abusing their painkillers or selling them, etc.
Josh loves what kratom does for him — and he doesn’t have to beg the doctor for each prescription!
All I know is that veterans are being left in pain with few other options for relief.
But, fortunately, even though money doesn’t grow on trees, one pain medication does: Kratom, an herb that is actually a leaf that grows on a tree related to the coffee plant.
To remedy this serious problem, I’d like to suggest the VA do some studies on offering kratom to vets for pain, depression, and anxiety relief. Many older vets, especially those from the Vietnam era who came in contact with Agent Orange, now have Type-2 diabetes and many people using kratom have told me kratom is helping them with Type-2 diabetes.
The VA is currently using MDMA (Ecstasy, a controlled substance), in sessions conducted by a psychiatrist, that is showing promise for helping vets with PTSD. This is very costly and cannot begin to help the many vets who currently are ready to kill themselves or others due to emotional trauma caused by PTSD.
I can imagine what the VA’s excuses will be why they cannot use the herb kratom, which has been used safely in countries around the world with a better safety record than many over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen. People are killing themselves, but the VA is worried kratom might hurt them somehow.
My wish in writing this blog is to reach veterans who are in pain and/or suffering from PTSD, depression, and anxiety and let them know there is an herb that many people say is helping them deal with these issues better than any prescription medicine has. You can read some testimonials HERE.
There has been one limited short-term medical study done on humans at this time — but, we have had millions of our fellow Americans quietly using kratom with very few problems, most of which might be blamed on other drugs or herbs they were taking.
I did hear of one VA doctor who recommended kratom to one patient confidentially. I hope that more VA and other medical personnel will recommend this multi-purpose herb to other vets who need relief from pain, PTSD, anxiety, lethargy, and depression. Kratom has helped many, according to the testimonies of others I’ve met, some of them even doctors and nurses, themselves!
This is another Kratom Success Story, I just love these Kratom Success stories they really inspire me to keep going my self and be a better man, friend, lover, and son.
I have done so much wrong in my life with my issues, but today I’m not the man who I was 5 years ago. It’s tough because people still see me as this horrible person who is not self reliant. Wow Does this frustrate me but @ the same time all I can blame is my self.
Enough about me Here is another man’s success story with kratom…….
this is my first post and im very glad i am able to contribute to this great site.
well ill start off with a little background info.
a year ago i broke my leg and went to the hospital. i got prescribed percocets (oxycodone/apap) for about a month. i wasnt worried about becoming addicted because i really didnt know the risks of the drug nore did i do research. i dont think i would have not taken them because i was in major pain. well after that month passed and my dr wouldnt give me anymore percocets i started to become sick so i found a way to get them anyways because i needed them for pain and also enjoyed the feeling of the “high” i couldnt afford to be sick. i had to go to work and normal day to day activities so this went on and on i spent almost everyday looking for them and soon my tollerance got higher so i went on to bigger and better drugs. so about a month and a half ago i was at the end of my rope.. i didnt wanna do this anymore plus i spent so much money on them that i was broke all the time, behind on bills and owed people money. so i started trying to figure out how the heck i could kick the habbit. i did research on methadone and suboxone i even considered going to rehab but i didnt wanna miss out on 30 days of work because i couldnt afford it. i heard from a friend one day that had the same problem and went to suboxone and another friend ended up on methadone. but they told me that those two pills are just as hard if not harder to get off of because of the withdrawls. the last thing iwanted was to become addicted to another pill and spend more money on it.. although both choices would have been cheaper than the habbit i was on i just didnt wanna take anymore pills. so i did some more research and discovered KRATOM!
for those of you that dont know what that is. it is a legal herb that if im not mistaken is grown in malaysia. i was sceptical, how could a simple tea make me feel normal again and help me kick this horrible habbit. so i didnt try it at the time. i decided to go cold turkey. going cold turkey from opiates is a pain in the rear!!! you cant sleep, you get cold sweats, restless leag syndrome and hot and cold flashes along with feeling like total crap mentally and physically. so i relapsed. i was sick and tired of being sick and tired. so a few weeks ago i decided to give kratom a try because a friend of mine knew where to get some that was good and at a decent price, so i figured it was worth a try. i did more research and found that making tea from the dried kratom leafe was the best way to go about it. so i brewed the tea and got it ready for the morning so i could drink it before work. i was scared i didnt think that i would feel good or just have stomach problems and the normal things that came along with opiate withdrawl. BOY WAS I WRONG! i was able to work all day. did not feel sick at all from the withdrawls, i was not depressed i was feeling great! i didnt even think about wanting any opiates. it is a very simple tea to make and there are alot of recipes on preparing it. the guy i got it from just said that you need to do some research on a good source because some people will sell the cheaper kind as the good stuff or water down the extract. i have not tried nor will i try kratom extract. i only plan on drinking the tea from the kratom leaves. this stuff is perfectly legal. and i only plan on doing this for about another week or two because like everything if u take alot and do it all the time it can to be addicting. but if your having the same problem i had try kratom before you go to a mathadone clinic or dr to try suboxone. you ofcourse need will power and want to get off the drug or else your screwing yourself from the start. if you have any questions feel free to pm me. kratom has saved my life! i was going down a road that i didnt wanna be on. my family and friend were worried about me and i just spent my days looking for a high. please give kratom a try before u go to a clinic and get on another pill that will make you sick when you try to get off that too.. ofcourse doctors will tell you that you can taper off of suboxone and methadone but even then ive had friends get sick. im sorry if im rambling a little im just so excited because i actually see a light at the end of the long tunnel ive been in. i also read that this also may help with alcohol addiction as i too am a drinker and i didnt even want a beer after i drank the tea. give it a try. and have a plan for yourself.
i really hope this helps someone
I used to be addicted to opiates and after being “clean” for a few several years I tried Kratom after reading about it online and decided to try it to see if it would be a similar high to opiates. Of course, it didn’t get me high and was not like herion or opiates. It did, however, give me a nice burst of energy similar to coffee without the caffeine edginess and stifled any cravings I had. I started to take it semi-regularly to ease some other health issues such as debilitating fatigue. My primary physician has prescribed every stimulant thinkable as a solution for this fatigue, including amphetamines. None of that helped until I found Kratom. I didn’t become addicted. In fact, I used it daily for almost 3 months straight until one day I ran out- and the next day I felt fine, normal. I had no desire to get more and no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever. Take it from someone who was addicted to opiates… this is not an opiate. This is not addicting. It really does help.
Through every dark night comes a bright day , I love just love reading stories like this here
So here is a little story about myself, I am a recovering heroin addict. At first I didn’t think just to go out and try the drug. I had severe back pain, due to my disc in my back. The doctors prescribed me OxyContin and at first I was strictly using for pain only. I slowly discovered some kids at my school were trying to buy them from me. I started taking more and went through a phase of thinking painkillers was the cool thing to do. Flash forward I began looking for things that gave me a better euphoric feeling. I was introduced to heroin around my teenage years, due to some older friends that have influenced me. I thought to myself that I could never quit if I continued to use. I had depressing thoughts, wasn’t able to sleep for days, and constantly in pain; I couldn’t live like this anymore. I have reached out to rehab programs, which I felt cost an arm and leg to participate. Soon enough after borrowing money from family members, I joined one and detoxed off of heroin for about 3 months. I joined a rehabilitation House Recovery in Costa Mesa, where I began my detox. My life was better inside the rehabilitation, started doing yoga and eating healthy. I live with others who were trying to recover as well, which made me feel like I wasn’t alone. My life was finally coming together and I felt like I had grasp of life again. Once I had left the program, I quickly came to realize I wasn’t mentality wasn’t strong enough and ending up relapsing to my bad habits. Things around me reminded of the high and how I felt on top of the world when I was high. I began to use again and overdosed. I woke up in the hospital and had almost lost my life. They had to completely pump my body and flush all of it out. My life flashed before me, having an almost near death experience. That is when I was searching for ways to quit from other people in the same shoes I was in.
I was on a drug opiate forum trying to discover how people quit, when I stumbled upon a marvelous topic about Kratom. It was a topic of how a plant could help with people’s pain, helped them focus, and withdrawals from opiates. At first I was skeptical on Kratom and was afraid I would become addicted to it. I didn’t want to go to methadone clinic and take pills that made me feel drugged out to help me with my addiction. I wanted another solution where I felt healthy and was able to live my life. I became fascinated with many stories of people recovering by the help of the natural plant Kratom. I began my research on where I could buy Kratom and wanted to see what the fuss was all about. I stumbled upon KratomUnderground on which many people had good reviews on their product. I have been ordering Red Bali from their website and anticipated for it to come home. The moment it got home, I scaled out 2 grams to try and didn’t really feel much. I added another .5 grams after another hour and began to feel it. About 3 days into trying Kratom, I was able to eat without throwing up, but still had the urge to throw up due to withdrawals. I manage to have a piece of bread and ate an orange and was motivated to spend time outdoors. I was finally get out of the house to walk my dog to the park and spend time doing errands, instead of having my mind on my next high. I am now using Kratom 2-3 grams for 3 days of the week and take a break for the rest of the week. Speed up to date I do Kratom about 3-4 days of the week and have been off heroin for almost 7 months!!! I feel fantastic, I can go for a jog and enjoy life like the time before I did heroin.
I love to hear these stories
I have suffered from chronic pain for 22 yrs. I have 5 bulging and herniated disc’s, DDD, Fibromyalgia, CTS, CFS, Narcolepsy, PTSD (9/11) and recently due to Fibro I fainted and injured both ankles, both knees, R wrist and my neck from hitting my face on the bathroom counter when I dropped! 1st of all I have not had a drink of alcohol since Aug 15, 1997. So that being said you will understand my concerns as I tell my story. I have had a rough life, like most of the world, but when I get knocked down I jump right back up and keep fighting but 10 yrs ago when my fibro got so bad I couldn’t work, clean house of function with our something to take for pain. I started getting medications for pain, depression and anxiety. All through my life I have been on some kind of medication. Until 3 yrs ago I was able to “get by” Then I ended up on 13 different medications, I couldn’t work at all. I was approved for disability and had a total of 360 doctors apt in one year. YES I know! That just about 1 for every day of the year! Well between all the meds and the depression I came to the conclusion that this quality of life wasn’t acceptable. It was a logical decision. So I took 150 amitriptyline. Fortunately my brother in law got the police and medic’s to my house before he got off the phone with me. I was in ICU for 3 days on 2 IV’s at the same time. When I was “released” I was sent straight to The Ridge, a psych hospital in Lexington, KY. I was there for 10 days. The psychiatrist was trying to explain there was nothing logical about suicide from chronic pain. Till this day, I bed to differ! Since my release I have been hospitalized 3 more times for depression, cutting and more suicide attempts. I finally promised my Mother I would wait to end my life till she died. She said I couldn’t do that to her cause then who is going to take care of her. (she was taking care of me instead, ?) So I got back on the chronic depression pain horse again and fought to keep my head above water. It wasn’t until 5 months ago I was in a Fibromyalgia support group that a friend Kathy Turner sent me a pm, telling me about Kratom. I didn’t believe 1 plant held the miracle for chronic pain relief when the pharmaceutical companies couldn’t even come up with 1 drug that took care of my pain. It took me 1 month to get up the courage to actually try it. I went to a local head shop and asked them if you had kratom. That is the beginning to the end for me. The end of chronic pain, the end of multiple ER visits a week, the end of my depression, the end of me trying to always end my life! I started using kratom to help with my chronic pain but what I’ve found out is I don’t need anxiety pills any more, I don’t take antidepressants anymore, I’m off 11 medications now! I’m not a regular tat the pharmacy. I can clean my house today! I was talking to my Father last week who is President of AMS (America Military Society) and told him, if we can get my neck where I’m not always suffering I just might be able to get off Disability! That was music to his ears. He doesn’t understand chronic pain so he would always tell me I just need to stop being a baby and get a job. Well for him to hear me say that… even he is happy that I take Kratom! I can take care of my Mother today, who is very ill with emphysema. And life is not all about me. My day does not consist of sleeping and crying today. Some of the medications I am off of now are Provigil, Adderall, Gabapentin, Viibryd, the list goes on! Since taking kratom I have shared it with my sister, my PCP, my pain specialist and my therapist. I have also started a face book page, Kentucky Kratom United to send all my doctors, friends, family and anyone who is interested to hear who I no longer SUFFER! My life is full now. I can now become a part of society. I don’t have to rely on everyone to survive. But most of all… I want to LIVE TODAY! As long as Kratom is legal in America, I have a way up and a way out! REMEMBER. I have tried suicide 5 times, today I want to live, not die.
My name is Kelly Devine I’m 43 and disabled. I live in Frankfort, KY but from Baltimore/DC. I use to work for Fed Ex Ground and AGE. I’ve been a packages handler and an Insurance Issue Clerk for the military. I recently had an appointment with my pain management in Louisville, KY after using kratom for nearly 8 months I have been told they are excited I’m doing so much better, they were concerned I was not going to make it, referring to my past 5 suicide attempts. Keep doing what I’m doing, what I’ve been doing differently was using kratom. My concern is when I went to the doctor on 7/23/15 I was informed the PM is now testing for the alkaloid mitragynine. They informed me that kratom is banned in Kentucky and is illegal. However, I created and run Kentucky Kratom United and know the facts, it is not banned in KY nor is it on the DEA’s list of banned substances. I was told a Mr. Keltner from the LMPD informed them (doctors) it is a controlled substance. I suffer Chronic Fibromyalgia, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Narcolepsy, Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. The symptoms from the combination of diseases I have can be so over whelming some days I can’t tell you what hurts worse, they all hurt equally. Before kratom I’d sleep 3 and 7 days in a row, I’d be tied to the couch or bed from lack of energy, chronic pain and depression. I have been on so many medications it would take hours to put them all on a list so I’ll relay some that I can remember. Viibryd, Prednisone, Fentanyl Patch, Oxycontin, Norco, Percocet, Endocet, Opana, Trazodone, Amitriptyline, Carisoprodol. Just to name a few. For the last 20 years I have been getting Physical Therapy, Chiropractor, Exercise, Injection Therapy and Hydrotherapy. Still I suffered! I became so bad I could no longer work 3 years ago and was granted Disability. Well 8 months ago I was in a Chronic Pain Support group and another member sent me a message telling me a story of this new plant she found and her chronic pain is now manageable, you can only imagine my response that one plant could bring this lifeless body back from the dead. It took me a month of conversations, investigating, and lot s of questions and “what if’s” Right before Christmas I made the plunge, I ordered a sample from an on line vendor because my friend explained the dangers of buying kratom in a “smoke shop”.Well Christmas came and so did my sample! I followed the directions friends told me and started small, I was astonished! With in 20 minutes my pain just melted away, no high, no blurred vision, it was just “gone” I’ve been sold ever since. I have not tried suicide, cutting or burning my arm as a pain distraction since. Being off 11 medications I have a better quality life now, before I would pass out or have black outs from all the medications I was on. Today I remember everything from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep. I am a daughter now, I do chores around the house, I can go to family functions where before I was asked not to come because my medications made me an embarrassment to my family. If doctors and states ban kratom I will be back on all the medication I have had the most wonderful experience of leaving behind, the thought of not having kratom leads me down that dark path of “I’ll die, I’ll just end it all” and I do not want to die today.
My story might not be as intense as some. I do not suffer from Fibromyalgia, Crippling Anxiety, or PTSD. However I do suffer from a condition called Nephrotic Syndrome, a condition I was diagnosed with at age 3. The medications I have needed to take to treat my condition caused a great impact to my body. In the fifth grade I sustained a compression fracture in my back. At age 18 I had avascular necrosis appear in my hip, the only treatment for which was to have my left hip totally replaced, and in 2014 at the age of twenty-five avascular necrosis reared its head again in my right knee, causing me to undergo another surgery, this time to have a wedge impanted in my leg to re align the weight distribution on my knee as well as having broken bits of bone taken out. I still don’t have full range of motion with my right knee even after a year of physical therapy. On top of this I’ve had to deal with migraines since 1995. According to my Nephrologist the only OTC pain reliever I can take that will not impact my kidneys is Tylenol. Aside from that the only other pain relief that was offered to me as safe were by prescription, those options being Tramadol, or Norco. Now having had this condition since I was 3 Tylenol does nothing to alleviate my pain, even if I take the full 3000 mg allotted as safe by the FDA, Tramadol likewise did not work to alleviate my pain. As you can imagine no doctor is willing to prescribe narcotics to me for my pain. Not to mention I’m not keen on the idea of being on opiods for such a long period of time, given that my family has a propensity for becoming addicted to things easily. Less than a year ago I found out about Kratom, and it has helped me greatly! On the days where my pain is very high it truly makes a big difference. My back tends to bother me most and after I take a small dose, while the pain does not vanish completely it simply becomes very very dull. It does the same thing with my legs when they bother me, the stabbing or aching recedes to the back and life becomes easier and the quality improves tremendously. I also enjoy the natural energy that comes with it, and the clarity of thought. This plant is a wonder, and a gift. I do not know what I would do without it. I feel like pharmaceuticals have little left to offer me in the way of pain relief, and I don’t want to risk becoming an addict doing untold damage to my organs. Kratom has helped to make my life more productive, and a lot less painful.