For everyone looking to Kratom as painkiller, I recently was introduced to Kratom for my back injury from a few years ago. I tried pain pills hydrocodone etc and because of the risk of addiction had stayed away from them after a binge episode. Beware of your Kratom dosages! I had what is commonly called a double in the form of tea of the “green” strain (someone with more experience may enlighten me as to how many grams a “double” is) two times on an EMPTY stomach. My friend said I would be fine. I was vomiting the next day, severely weak and dehydrated! The effects were for sure as expected – a feeling of euphoria and general sense of well-being with mild painkilling effects. However the side effects were possibly the worst I’ve experienced in a while. Protect your liver and take the websites advice as to starting low and eating something before dosing! I had it again about three days after the vomiting episode with more attention paid to the right dosage and although the sense of euphoria was not as intense it was incredibly enjoyable and no side effects!
The main side effect of this medication is sleep and rest, which plays a very important role in the healing process. Usually, within an hour or so after taking a dose, the oil is telling you to lay down and relax. Don’t try to fight the oils sleepy effects, just lay down and get comfortable, then allow the oil to give you the rest and relaxation you require to heal properly. The effects of the oil may cause your mind to wander a bit and often patients will be somewhat unsteady on their feet when they begin to use this medication. But as the patient builds up their tolerance, these effects will diminish quickly. Usually within 3 to 4 weeks, the daytime tiredness associated with this treatment after the patient takes their dosage just fades away, but the patient continues to sleep very well at night.
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