I have debilitating chronic pain, 24/7. Currently taking prescribed hydrocodone and benzos to manage the pain. But just heard about Kratom and want to be use something more natural. I ordered 4 samples: Bali Red, Red Vein Thai, Ultra Red Indo, Bali PC First dose was Bali PC upon waking, empty stomach, 4 grams, took the pain away, but I was so tired I couldn't get out of bed all day. Is this normal and does the fatigue wear off? I'd like to be functional, but pain relief is my top priority. Second and third dose were also Bali PC in the evening before bedtime. I took 3 grams on empty stomach, but ate immediately afterward. I took the benzos that I am addicted to (will work on weaning off of them). As before, the Kratom took the pain away, but the nausea and headache were so overpowering I found it impossible to sleep. I've never taken illegal drugs or any opiates other than the hydrocodone I'm now taking. My question is the same--does the nausea and headache pass with time? Is this just a normal introduction to Kratom? Should I be taking a lower dose? Anything to do to avoid the nausea/headache? Oh- and I bought the kratom powder, so just taking with a little applesauce (not tea or anything). Thank you for your help.