Here's the thing, Kratom
is a great to help SWIY forget about the withdrawals, whether it cures them or not is some what of a mystery. How the recepters in your brain react to the alkaloids in Kratom depends on you and many other factors. It's mother nature and it's a special gift to people in this situation.
Cut back opiates
. 5 a day, then 4, then 3,2,1 for two days each or so. Or something like this. SWIY will get withdrawls when down to a lower dose but they are nothing compared to cold turkey
- day 3-4 from 100mg or 5 times that in china white or oxy daily intake. Whether it's smoking tar, shooting it or whatever just try to taper down. Takes a little discipline but saves SWIY a lot of pain. SWIM
has seen success with switching to poppy
tea or norcos, vicodin etc for a while before trying the kratom. It's important. Kratom won't do anything for someone who was shooting or smoking large doses anytime too recently.
SWIM always says get the best Kratom SWIY can. Get 15x or 30x powder extract and just heat up water and throw the powder in a cup. It can be expensive but throw .75-1g of 15-30x powder into one tea cup or coffee
cup. For SWIM the kratom is about as expensive as the 100mg a day hydro habit SWIM had for the last year. Might cost you $20-40 daily for the kratom depending on how badly SWIY's getting ripped off etc.
Drink this stuff once to twice a day for maybe a week or so. The taste to SWIM is so much less bad than poppy tea and the weird bitterness washes away surprisingly easily.
SMIM gets it locally at a shop where the guys are really cool and SWIM trusts them. With some research SWIY can find a good, trustable source online if necessary. Many headshops do have it if they also carry salvia
etc. Not impossible to get if SWIY lives in a metropolitan area with a legal high section at the head shop.
Important too. Try to get xanex or valium
or some good Vallerian or maybe even kava
or passionflower should do the trick. Small doses of these always like 1 pill normal strength. Mostly for sleep. Too much lethargy is the last thing SWIY needs. Get the vallerian from any health food store, online etc. Also, some weed
will really help with energy and taking SWIY's mind off of it.
If SWLY smokes anyway, this is a no brainer. If stress is one of the things that SWIY's opiate
addiction was curing, then don't turn this into a benzo
(xanex, vallium) addiction
. Try with the vallerian root first and never take the benzo's for more than 2 weeks during withdrawal
tops or SWIY can be in a worse situation than SWIY are with opiates. Trust SWIM, kicking zanex is horrible, very very horrible. DO NOT START EATING BENZOS
EVERYDAY IN PLACE OF SWIY'S OPIATE HABIT!!!
Kratom does help. No question. People have used it for a long long time as a substitute to opiates. It's more subtle than SWIY hopes it might be, but SWIY have to remember not to aim for feeling like SWIY's flying, just feeling "okay" until SWIY starts to feel "good" again naturally.
There's SWIM's two cents. Hope it helps.