Since I was injured in May of last year, I had been taking norcos (hydrocodone 10mg/ 325 acetaminophen). Then after coming to this site I have heard of Kratom. I got some because when I would run out of norcos I only had tramadol to help me with withdrawals. The tramadol at first wasn't so bad, then it started where I would take it the first day I stopped taking the norcos and it would cause me to want to sleep all day (sometimes no biggie) but then it got to where it would cause me to feel REAL weird. I didn't like the way the tramadol made me feel, and I had purchased Kratom. After trying kratom I found it did miracles for when I would run out of norcos. I went a nice while just having the kratom and noticed it did a number of good things. For one, I was "regular", this was NEVER the case when taking norcos. The second thing, I am hungry A LOT, which for me is a great thing. The third and most important is I was happy, and even when the "effects" of the kratom would wear off (which did happen sooner and sooner the more I would take it) I still didn't feel all that bad and was not in a nasty mood in any way really. I don't like the feel of touch regardless of what substance withdrawals, and I get chills, but with kratom, even after three weeks, I would go 12 hours and not feel that bad at all. Today I broke because of pain and got norcos. I noticed..........I really don't like them anymore. I guess since they still take care of the pain they do their job, but when I look at all the negative side effects......it just don't seem worth it. I never thought I would think this, let alone say it, but I like kratom more than hydrocodone........and kratom don't even give me an opiate buzz that I know of.