Re: Kratom Withdrawal 7mo Addiction
Thank you for the kind words, I've read about gabapentin several times in the past but did not want to have to get involved with a doctor if i didn't have to.
As of right now (~65 hrs), I'm doin alright. A lot of the posts that I've read say that the withdrawals peak around the 48 hr mark and to be completely honest, I've felt about the same since around the 12 hr mark. Intensity of symptoms seems to have flat lined. I'm not sure if any of the support meds that I took over the first couple days did anything other than make me dizzy. I'm still quite restless, I tried to nap at work and dozed off for about 15 minutes and was awoken to some aggravating RLS and shortness of breath. Been a rough go of it but I'm way too far along to even consider turning back now. I'm just going to hunker down and wait it out. I imagine I should see somewhat improvement of physical symptoms by tomorrow. Tonight I will go out with a few buddies and drink a couple beers to try and take some of the edge off and take my mind off of the discomfort for a while.
I'm excited to get out and do things again as kratom completely sapped my ambition to do anything other than work and watch television. Also, to feel like a normal human being without having to rely on a tree dosed systematically throughout the day. Without kratom, I am an extreme extrovert. I have always been the center of attention and was always willing to have a good time. After the addiction set it, I felt that anything other than going home after work in order to get high was just a major inconvenience so I became reclusive. I think that kratom is odd like that. People that are typically introverted and shy seem to be more willing to get out and do the things they didn't do when they were sober and the opposite effect applies to people who are naturally extroverted. Seems to cause a flip in personality.