Opiate Withdrawal using Kratom to taper... (Redo) - Part 5

By heisenberg76 · Mar 15, 2015 · ·
  1. JD-

    It is good to hear from you. Yes, I went back on pills, but I am committed to this taper. I have to do it now. It's only going to be worse the longer it continues.

    I went to bed last night at 12:30am and woke up today at 5am. I get shit sleep when I WD from pills even with a small amount of Xanax or Ambien. Oh well, I did this to myself so I have to pay the Piper.

    Anxiety and chills so I am going to tough it out awhile and then take 3 grams of Kratom. It helped a lot yesterday. It is good to hear you stepped off Kratom with little issues. That really is my concern. I hope to keep my dose low and use Ian's advice on taking it just when I need it.

    Have to do my Mom's tax return today and attend a family event so at least I will be busy. Damn I am tired. Lack of sleep and anxiety are the worst symptoms.

    Thank you for your support. Talk soon.

    heisenberg76 added 1066 Minutes and 11 Seconds later...

    Happy St Patty's Day guys!

    The 3 grams of Kratom I took this morning held me pretty well today. That said, I could tell this evening it was wearing off, and I was starting to come out of my skin a bit.

    So I took 2 grams of Kratom at 9:30pm. I think it will help me get some sleep. The 2 grams calmed me right down and I hope to sleep from 12:30am to 6 or so. The sleep deprivation just makes it a lot harder.

    Tomorrow morning I am curious to see how I feel. The good news is no backsliding although I had some cravings here and there.

    I just need to keep pushing. Day by day.


  1. ianzombie
    Please, it is PADDY not patty.
    This is something guaranteed to piss of every Irish person :)


    You are a bit early anyway, it is not until Tuesday.
  2. heisenberg76

    Mispelled and the wrong date. Haha... Mucho apologies to all of my Irish brethren. To think I actually pride myself on spelling.

    3 grams of Kratom this morning and holding steady!
  3. ianzombie
    Don't worry, it seems to be a very common error among Americans and Canadians. :)

    It is great that kratom is doing it's job well.
    3 grams is a great dose, i am always heartened to hear about people not only benefiting from it but who also use it correctly without pushing the doses sky high.
    You are doing great!
  4. Jungledog
    ^^^Ian, LOVED the link! My husband is of Irish descent. The whole "Irish car bomb" thing totally pisses him off. Thanks for sharing this. I plan to use it to educate others.
  5. heisenberg76
    Thanks Ian!

    Yeah, I am trying to subscribe to your less is more mantra.

    Have a good one.
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