Like anything in life, when used too much Kratom can have adverse effects on the human body and mind. Kratom Withdrawal is a real thing and needs to be taken seriously by sufferers and friends and families of sufferers.
Although the withdrawal can be mild in some instances, there are reports of some users experiencing heavy discomfort which has lead to relapse.
Let us not forgot what Kratom does and how it interacts without brains. It is an opioid agonist meaning it creates pleasure. Hence why the plant can be addictive. The alkaloids in the Kratom are opioid agonists meaning they have an affinity for the opioid receptors which in turn can increase mood, euphoria and sense of well-being.
When all is said and done, a lot of users who take Kratom daily for a period of months or more (sometimes less in some individuals) who then discontinue use abruptly may experience signs of cravings, flu, RLS (restless leg syndrome), anxiety and some other unwanted symptoms.
There are a number of ways to approach this. Withdrawal on any drug can be tapered down. It is known however that tapering off Opiates or Opioid antagonists can be slow and painful. Your brain can quite literally tell the difference between the few mg that it is not getting and you can feel the effects quite instantly. It does work for some but not for all.
For the tapering method get your standard daily dose and decrease it by 500mg – 1000mg per week until you are not using anymore. The BEST way of doing this is with Kratom Capsules.
The reason being is that the Capsules are already pre measured and weighed and just have to be swallowed. There is no risk of adding a few more milligrams into your tea and pretend like nothing happened.
If you are disciplined in your approach, go ahead and do the normal method but make sure you have a very good scales to get the job done correctly. Without it, you are just pissing in the wind.
A great way for people coming off Kratom to alleviate withdrawal symptoms is by taking loperamide.
Loperamide is itself an opiate. But it is one that does not cross the blood brain barrier. Taking Loperamide in large quantities has proven to be extremely successful in helping people with all sorts of opiate addiction alleviate their symptoms.
Loperamide is a drug used for Diarrhea. It is actually a drug that you yourself have probably been given or used in the past to alleviate symptoms.
The reason Loperamide works at stopping diarrhea is that it is in fact an opiate. Not only is this good for withdrawal symptoms themselves, it is also great for the diarrhea that comes with it.
Kratom, Opiates, Benzodiazepines and various other drugs are totally subjective when it comes to withdrawal. Some people can take drugs everyday straight for a year and quit one day and never experience a thing. Some people can take them for a week straight and experience nightmare withdrawals.
With Kratom however the good news is that the withdrawals don’t last very long, usually 2-3 days and then you should be back to your normal self. The cravings will still be there however so if you do find yourself craving some, sometimes its best to completely destroy any remains of Kratom you may have in your house by flushing it down to the toilet.
Like everything good in life, there are positives, negatives and the possibility of getting hooked on them. I speak not only about drugs but about everything in life in general. Going to the gym, playing golf. These are two hobbyist sports that can be extremely addictive and too much of anything can be a bad thing.
The same goes for substance abuse. If you are weak minded and think you are starting to become addicted to Kratom, put it down or learn to discipline yourself.
It is not worth the hassle of having an addiction to something, life is too short to be worrying about where you can and can’t bring your Kratom, when you can take it next etc.
Kratom has its usees in everyday life and we love it, but there is a fine line between enjoying it, and needing it!