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.
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
Kratom is an AMAZING, rarely spoken-of resource for opiate Detox. It is unfortunate the US is now trying to make it a Schedule I substance, similar to the likes of Cocaine, Heroin & Ecstasy.
Pretty much any medication or substance you take, your body will develop a dependence to it because it causes the body to change (it exerting its effects so it can work).
The key is recognizing this and not letting the use get out of hand, or turn into abuse.
Something else that anyone who is thinking of quitting opiates should consider is, no matter what, you will feel the effects of withdrawal, albeit physical or mental.
That’s your body’s way of expelling the toxic buildup of the drug in your body and trying to adjust to how it was before you started abusing. If you go into it with a positive, yet tolerant mindset things will be much easier for you.
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Be Grateful For Kratom
I did not do that the first few times, and ended up right back in the Lions Den because I expected things like Kratom to be a miracle based off a lot of what I read, and then when I still felt cravings, got so frustrated and felt it was not working for me, and gave in to temptation, rather than be so thankful for how much pain I was being saved from taking the Kratom.
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Kratom Dosages For Opiate Withdrawal
Depending on how much you abuse per day (I was blowing around 210mg of oxy a day for 3-4 years) and due to the very short half life and length of effects of Kratom, I found 6-7 grams, 3 to 4 times a day to be the perfect amount during Detox.
It varies per person, just make sure, if you start feeling euphoric effects from Kratom, you’re probably taking too much.
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As I mentioned earlier it can be addicting too, especially to people quitting opiates, who now have little to no chemicals in the brain producing pleasure, so anything that does you automatically gravitate towards.
During acute Detox I took around 6-7 grams, 3-4x per day, basically when I started to feel the symptoms coming back, and then once right before I went to bed so I could try to sleep.
I still had somewhat difficulty sleeping even on Kratom during acute Detox, but I am such a light sleeper anyways and attributed it to that, as when I have detoxed cold turkey I went as long as 4 days with 30 minutes of sleep.
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Take Care of Your Body
A crucial part a lot of people overlook while detoxing/abusing opiates is how much you have neglected your body. It is so vital during this stage that you nourish your body with clean, healthy foods, tons of veggies, a LOT of protein, and cut back on caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and sugar as they will cause you to crash.
It might seem like a quick fix initially, but, speaking from experience, you will regret it after a few hours (again, everyone is different, so maybe not!) another step that helped me not only quit Kratom, but through the early stages of Detox was FORCING myself to exercise, and do things that (prior to abusing pills) made me happy.
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I truly underestimated the importance of exercising throughout this. I am 3 months clean currently and can say I would not be if it had not been for exercise. It took my mind off of cravings, made me feel relaxed and happy (huge plus, especially during Detox).
My name is Mark Shaver. I am 49 years old, I am a dad of four, married, a teacher and an ordained pastor with a Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University Northern Colorado in 1989, and with Honors from Denver Seminary in 2001. I’ve been teaching and preaching since 1989.
I also have used kratom for the past 3 years. I had a bad accident that damaged both my skull/brain, spine and my pelvis about 15 years ago–I fell on the ice outside my home. As a result of the TBI and spinal cord injury, plus the pelvic damage, I was in terrible pain and prescribed opioids which gave me horrible side effects. I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and got sleep apnea through all this. I was no longer able to work as a full time pastor or substitute teach anymore as I had been. After finding a doctor who was able to help me, I started using kratom for the remaining pain that was not alleviated by therapy, and also used it as a direct means to get me off ALL the opioid medications the other doctors had prescribed. In one year I was back both in my pulpit, and now am finishing up my Masters in Special Education. I would not be teaching and working without having access to kratom.
Bottom line: Do my degrees and graduating with honors mean a thing if I can’t go to work? Does having a family, a spouse who loves me and a home mean a thing if you can’t enjoy it? I went back to coaching my son’s baseball team. That wouldn’t have happened without the kratom. I teach. I preach. I’m active. It’s from being well for the first time in years that I am able to be a productive part of society.
Reverend Mark Shaver, B.A., M.Div.
Reverend Mark Shaver, B.A., M.Div
I am 70 years old. I was in a car wreck in 1995 which took my life as I knew it and left me in excruciating pain and operations on back, neck, intern body parts…reconstruction surgery. I was on 5 10/325 Vicodin pain pills a day and it only helped dull the pain at times. At other times I just suffered by myself quietly. I was also on muscle relaxers and nerve pills. It took me forever to just be able to eat without choking and sleep was never easy to come by. Last year my daughter talked me into trying kratom. I have been so grateful to her! I feel no pain! I have to take my dose in a capsule due to throat damage. I take two at a time and only take that twice during the day. At night before bed I take two more. I’m not on any other medicines and feel wonderful. Thank you for the natural pain relief…I was and ways will be a herb tea user but just couldn’t believe that I could receive such relief with any herb.
I am 39 years old and am a small business owner in Florida. I had been injured in an accident at a young age and was prescribed opiate pain killers. Within 2 years i was physically addicted and mentally unhealthy. I finally told my doctor that i could not take the pills anymore. After the withdrawals my life was still miserable. The pain and depression from not being able to do the things I like was unbearable. Upon reading an article i decided to try kratom red strain. Within the first day of use I was physically active and not depressed. I opened my own handyman business and am doing well. Kratom being available to me saved my life as I am sure I would have committed suicide had I not discovered it. Please let me know what I can do for my part to keep this life saving herb legal.
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.
My name is Melissa and I am 29 years old. I support Kratom use one hundred percent, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at the age of 18, was in constant pain because I also have scoliosis in my lower back. so that with the fibro flare ups were just debilitating. I was depressed and had no will to do anything. I was on antidepressants and muscle relaxers and pain pills that ranged from oxycodone to delauded, I was introduced to kratom one day after I had gone into a store and saw the bags of kratom and asked what they were the cashier told me that it reduced pain and lifted your mood, I was very skeptical but decided to try it because I would do anything to get rid of my pain for just one hour. I got a pack of Maeng da pills and that afternoon I was amazed to find that I didnt hurt and I felt good for the first time in years! I take kratom in the powder form and make a tea out of it now, drink it first thing in the morning and I feel great all day long. Kratom saved my life, I wanted my pain to go away so bad I was hoping to get into a car accident or something to just end it all. But now I take my dog for walks every single night and I see my friends more often and I dont feel helpless because finally something works that isnt a chemically made substance, I love being able to say I dont take any pills anymore at all, just a tablespoon in my tea and I am doing things that doctors told me I couldnt do anymore. Mother earth provides us with what we need and thats the truth.