Thought I'd stop by while I wait..
I just received my first order of Kratom and tried 3 1/2 g of Green Malay. It hasn't helped my typing at all but maybe that comes later.
My brother told me about Kratom a week ago and after that I spent several hours on the web looking at the different types, what they do, prices, signing the petition to try to keep this from going away. I have osteoarthritis in nearly every joint and well as fibromyalgia. I've broken over 20 bones which does not help arthritis at all. If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.
Anyway, I have been on high doses of Oxycontin and Hydrocodone. Over 310 mg per day for quite a few years. My pain doctor just weaned me off of Diazapam which was a tough trip but necessary. Lots of people die from the combination. Slows you heart and respiration until it comes to a stop which is a real bad deal. I've developed a tolerance to the high but not the pain relief, thank God. The thing is, I hate being tied to a doctors office and a pharmacy so I thought I would try Kratom. So far, I haven't noticed any feeling of contentment but what I'm impressed with is that normally I have to take the Oxy at 5:00 am and it doesn't last for 12 hours. I have withdraws by 2:00 pm. Today was no different except that I weighed out the Kratom and swallowed the vile tasting stuff about 4:30. The withdraw symptoms gradually went away and I don't even have a desire to take anything else. I'm impressed. I don't know if I expected something more but this is certainly enough to keep me taking it. This is the first time in years that I have gone this long without a runny nose, chills, cold sweats, and a desire to just stand in one place and not do anything.
I think I'm actually getting a feeling of contentment. Even my typing is getting better. When I take Oxy's I can type 65 wpm without error, 250 wpm with errors. The more I think about it, or maybe not think about it, I am feeling better now than I've felt all day. If the other strains of Kratom work like this, I'm not going to feel so bad about purchasing 225 ounces without ever having tried it.
I guess I should say that I'm a 63 year old male living on a farm in the midwest married to a very understanding woman. I've been married 38 years, but not in a row. I'm 5'6", 144 lbs and I raise fainting goats and wild cats so I try to stay active but it's almost impossible to do on some days. If I'm not crippled with pain I write free lance. I sincerely hope Kratom continues to block the nasty effects of not taking an expensive and debilitating drug. As far as the legality, I started a letter yesterday to send to my Congressmen & woman.
I guess I should say that it is going on 7:00 pm here and I have no desire to dose. That's a surprise. I'll stop back sometime later to read more of the posts. This looks like a good sight for advice and empathy.
See ya, Hf.
Though I read everything you wrote, the pressing question I have is do fainting goats really faint?? Lol
I found out about Kratom similarly to you and went into almost panic research. So far, I am very pleased with the results. I almost have to thank the potential ban for my introduction. A week in, I'm already feeling an immense amount of pain relief!!
I do hope you find your health balance. We all deserve to truly live. And in that, we can help others do the same.
Peace, love and all that jazz.
Work hard, play hard, rest hard, rinse and repeat...
I hope I got the name right. Not used to this board. First, Fainting Goats don't really faint but I think they'd like to. The chemical that causes your, mine, and their muscles to contract stays in their muscles instead of dissipating. When they are frightened, they tense up and all four legs stiffen which causes them to fall over in what looks like a faint. They are quite awake and aware and initially, they are very frightened which results in a vicious circle. They fall, get up and fall again. Great entertainment for a small town Saturday night.
I was really impressed with the analgesic effect of each strain of Kratom I've tried so far. One thing I did discover was that the dose was all important. Three grams of green Malay are very effective but three grams of White Bali is too much, at least for me. I've taken higher doses than I should have with Maeng Da and know now to start very low. If nothing is occuring within an hour, I will add a half gram, or so.
I ordered 175 grams from one supplier and 2 ounces from another before even trying it. The stories that I had read from people who swore by it convinced me that it was going to be something that I would benefit from. The stories also convinced me that the government is going to ban it. The two ounces I ordered have to weigh close to half a pound. I think a mistake was made but I'm not complaining.
One thing I still can't figure out: what prompted a tribesman to pick a leaf off a tree and chew the terrible tasting thing up without knowing that there was any benefit to it? I first person to try Kratom had an overblown sense of adventure, or he did it on a bet from his intoxicated fellow tribesman.
I would have responded sooner but I've got an error on the computer this site is loaded in and I have yet to find a fix so I have to deal with error messages.
Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.
See ya, hf
We have goats too! Well, my husband does. I don't mess with them much. We have Nigerian dwarfs. We also have one goat we had to bottle feed so now she thinks she's a dog because she's never been around other goats. She'll follow us around and untie our shoelaces. She's a trip!
I use Kratom to help with back pain, and mainly to help ward off horrific migraines. I have also been taking magnesium and together they work great! I've only had one migraine in the last 2 months, where before I was getting them twice a week. Red Borneo works the best for me as a pain reliever. I like to mix it with a little white to keep from getting too sleepy.
I can empathize with the migraines. I suffered with them when I was in my early 20s. One of my doctors told me that I would out grow them. Sounded pretty far out to me but he was right. By the time I was 28 they were gone. I had to be taken to the Emergency Room many times for injections of Vistaril and morphine. Had to go once on Christmas Eve. Vistaril acts on the CNS to reduce anxiety but it feels like a railroad spike going in.
Now I only have a fracture of T-7 and osteoarthritis with a side helping of fibromyalgia. I've broken over 20 bones and every fracture on a joint turns arthritic. More than a dozen doctors had worked me up to 400 mg of Oxycontin and Oxycodone with a 40 mg Diazepam chaser. If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself. My current pain specialist said, "That's enough to kill a horse". Ya think? Guess it's a good I'm a human. They decided to cut back the Oxy to 140 mg. with 3x30 mg for break thru. They canned the Diazepam altogether since they seemed to have a fear that the surviving members of my family would sue them.
I have had a difficult time getting the dosage of Kratom correct until today. Two half gram caps of Green Malay and 70 mg Oxy and I have not felt this good in years. That's after cutting the Oxy in half. Started at 6:00 am and still going strong at 4:50 pm. The Kratom works so well I have no doubt that it's going to be banned. Even my normally rotten disposition had changed 180 degrees. I am looking at things from such a different point of view that it's confusing. My brother has been using it for about a year and he has to take 6 to 7 mg. twice a day and couldn't believe that I was taking such a small amount but adding the Oxy makes a difference. I am going to continue to cut that back even further. The feds are on a rampage about narcotics use now (again) and every time they pipe, up my pain people get panicky and start cutting doses. One time I went from 340 mg twice a day down to three Tyenal 3's a week! That was a tough couple of months. They took pity on me when my knees would buckle and I'd fall down their stairs or pass out in the waiting room in front of the other patients. The foaming at the mouth was the clincher.
Speaking of goats, we were looking at Nigerians but my sister offered us two adult, male fainters. After that, my sister-in-law sold us four adult females. We had them separated by a chain link fence since none of them had been spayed or neutered. As soon as the females went into season, the males broke the fence down and we had 15 kids in the middle of winter. Two wandered out of the goat house. One died of exposure while the other had turned blue and nearly stopped breathing. We laid her over a heat register and waited until the color returned to her lips. She survived but her mother wouldn't feed her so I did the bottle thing too. I ran the contractors for Home Depot so I could bring that tiny goat and another to my office in a laundry basket to bottle feed them. They are as smart as dogs. They followed me everywhere when they got a little older. We gave away 16 goats and kept 8. We're down to two now and we won't get anymore. We have feral cats that keep us tied to the farm. No vacations.
Feeling this pain free really is confusing. I had to look at a picture of myself to remember which side I part my hair on. I would certainly wish this level of relief on anyone suffering with pain that even though minor, is continuous to the point of being debilitating. I really am looking at things from a different point of view. My typing has even improved but still, thang Glodness for spell chickers.
Very glad to read that you, and others, are benefiting from something since finding relief from pain is really hit and miss. There is no magic bullet. If something works then usually it's too expensive, too dangerous, too addictive, or too quickly tolerated. Hopefully, Kratom will continue to be available and continue to work. I'm making sure I have a fair supply if worse comes to worse. I've purchased 8 kilos. The shipments are dribbling in but I assume they will all make it before anything stupid happens.
I wish you continued good luck with it.
See ya, hf
My sincerest apologies for addressing you incorrectly in a previous post. I was not familiar with this site and was unable to return to your post to verify your grip. By the time I had written quite a few sentences I could only scroll up the screen far enough to see the words 'fresh border'. You must have thought, 'what a clown'. I didn't do it on purpose. I actually thought that was your user name. I did think it was rather strange.
Again, my apologies,
See ya, hf
Lol. No worries!