Opiate Withdrawal using Kratom to taper... (Redo) - Part 2

By heisenberg76 · Mar 13, 2015 · ·
  1. Good morning,

    So it is 9am Eastern, 18 hours since my last dose. I was able to sleep last night because I took half an Ambien and still had some opiates in me. I woke up feeling like I was coming out of my skin. Just tuned-up. A bad feeling for sure. One that I know will get worse before it gets better.

    I took 3 grams of the Bali powder using the toss-and-wash method with Tang. Made it easy to get down. I know this is a low dose of Kratom, but I want to use the lowest dose possible as needed throughout the taper. I do still have some breakthrough anxiety, but I feel 90% better.

    I will see how long this holds me. Anyone have any ideas on why I might have some anxiety from the Kratom? Maybe its not covering it up enough at this dose? Not sure. Right now I will just see if it goes away. I do have .25mg Xanax if I need to take it.

    Wish me luck. I am committed to this taper. I want to be clean pretty bad.

    Ian - Thanks for the advice. I know what you proposed is the best way to step down. The problem is I have no control with my DOC and don't want to buy anymore to taper down on it. I decided to go right to the Kratom. That said, I do plan to taper the Kratom as you suggested. Thanks again for your feedback. Hopefully, you and others will keep up on my thread. I need the support for sure.


  1. ianzombie
    The anxiety is possibly from the withdrawals, or it might just be the kratom.
    Some strains make me anxious if i take too much or if i take it when i am hungover.
    You could also try some valerian, i find that helpful with anxiety. I use products designed for anxiety/insomnia that contain valerian extract along with other extracts. I can usually buy them in health food shops or pharmacies.

    Best of luck with the taper, you can do it.
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