I've been addicted ( deep and bad) to opiates for over 2 years, when I finally managed to quit it completely, haven't had one single pill since July 19 of this year. All thanks to kratom. I still take it daily, feel like I just can't get off it. Somehow I do prefer this habit over oxys, morphine or anything alike, since it is legal and easy to come by. I first discovered the kratom end of may, when I visited a local head shop and it didn't take long before I realized that it will definitely help me get off the opiates. So, I used it off and on until my final opiate quit day. And, ever since I started using kratom, I've experienced a massive shedding of hair. Now I've been on it daily ever since July 19, all throughout the day. It's my only "lifeline" or so it feels. I want to quit, but I can't. Without it, I have zero will to live, or so it feels. It's the first thing I take when getting up in the mornings and the last thing before bedtime. It doesn't make me "drugged up", woozy or anything, just helps me get through the day, which feels completely worthless without opiates, but that's a road I never want to go back on. Middle of September month, I did decide to quit the kratom and I managed a whole week. But, life was shitty and once more I was bedridden with zero spunk. Eating, showering, just the smallest tasks felt like climbing Mount Everest. And I caved in and got another bag. My "will to live" went from zero to a hundred within ten minutes of the first cup of kratom tea. I use between 10 and 20 grams a day. I just wonder if this hair loss is due to adrenal fatigue or thyroid problems from the substance? Ever since I started it back in end of may, I got heavy hot flashes throughout the whole day, several times an hour, soaking my whole body. I also woke up several times a night drenched in sweat. I thought it might be due to menopause or something, but also suspected the kratom. Just a day or so off of it back in September, the hot flashes just endes as suddenly as they came and have stayed away even after I got back onto kratom again. Wtf? I'm dedicated to quit it again now. I have gotten tremendous help from it, since it basically saved my my life and helped me off of opiates, but I suspect it messes with my endocrine system now and I don't want to get bald, lol. I still have about 90 grams left of my latest supply, which I will slowly taper down on, starting tomorrow. And then, when it's gone, never buy it again. I also feel it dehydrates me, incredible much. Is there anyone here that recognizes anything in my experiences? Is it just a fluke that my hair loss started up a little after first starting the kratom, or could it actually be due to it? The thing with the hot flashes are just odd too, but just as odd I don't have them now when I'm back on kratom again. DepoV added 44 Minutes and 15 Seconds later... I can't find an edit tool on here, so I just add it in a new post. But, I wanted to add that ever since September, when I got on the kratomtrain again, I'm only using Bali. Before that, I alternated between the same and Maeng Da. I heard the Bali is way less potent and stimulating. When I used the Maeng Da, especially too much, I got a weird overstimulated feeling, as if I drank too much coffee. I also got a hard time to focus with my eyes. Also brain zaps, pretty much the same I got when I quit Effexor a long time ago.