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I have been having chronic irritability for a while, I am not sure if it is this psychoactive herb called kratom that is causing it, depression or both. Because I had chronic irritability in the past before I discovered the kratom. I cant stop obsessing over it, the irritability is so unbearable its like I want to crawl out of my skin. My psychiatrist tried to put me on a anti-psychotic but I am afraid to take it. She never diagnosed me with anything specific, she just said "mood disorder" I also have severe anxiety and depersonalization all the time, that is why I take the kratom, I guess it is kind of addictive. I don't know what to do? I am back on a low dose SSRI. What is going on in the brain to make someone chronically irritable in simple scientific terms?
It's good that you are trying to taper off the medicine.
I will not be able to guide you too much about this herb as i have not done much research and hence my opinion would be based on the inputs provided by my seniors only.
I would however request you to please consult a good psychiatrist, as he is the right doctor to advice you further. My advices would be more related to Neurological disorders / issues where as your concern is about anxiety / psychiatry related.
Feel free to discuss more...if you have any issues.
Kratom will do that to you. Read about the withdrawl symtoms of it sometime. I get the crawlies too if I take too much and get off. It's the dirty little secret about the stuff. There will be some pain getting off it, if that is what you want to do.
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