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Kratom Withdrawl.

Hey world, this is my first time posting so bear with me.  First a brief history about my situation, I started using Kratom about two and a half years ago.  The reasons for starting are not important because I realize that those reasons are mostly attempts at justification.  At first it was 15X and 20X extracts I have been dosing once a day for well over a year.  I detoxed about 6 months ago and while not pleasant (restless legs, no sleeping and feeling like a bad case of the flu) I was able to get through it.  Two weeks later I started up again, about 3 months ago I switched vendors and the type of Kratom I was using, specifically I switched to Ultra Enhanced Indonesian.  It was much stronger, I decided to try and Detox about a month ago and failed.

I don't know how to explain it but the withdrawal symptoms  were easily 3 or 4 times worse than last time (I only made it to hour 24).  One of the reasons I failed was because I was trying to work and be a good daddy and husband at the same time and I damn we'll knew I wasn't going to be able to be in the house with my kids seeing me in that state.  I have come to realize I have made a huge mistake and I am scarred to death that what I have been taking has been adulterated with something and that my health is in serious risk.

So for the past two weeks I have been terrified on a lot of different levels however I have a plan and I don't know it's going to work or what the consequences could be.  On Thursday morning this week I am going to flush all of the crap down the toilet.  I am then going to go see my Dr. and let him know the mistake I have made and see what he can help give me to keep my blood pressure under control.  I am then going to check myself into a hotel with a jetted tub and see if I can't get functional enough to come home by Sunday or Monday.

What advice do any of you have that might help me through this?  I love my kids more than life itself and I reeling from the realization that I have gotten myself into a situation that could negatively effect them if I don't get through this immediately.

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4810126 tn?1503942735
Hi & Welcome,

Those capsules and extracts can definitely be dodgy! I saw your question and sent you a message re: Kratom. Check your inbox to retrieve it. Hope it helps! Please, let me know what you think and keep posting. We're here.

My husband is AT THIS MOMENT suffering from Kratom withdrawal in such an awful way.  Any advice?  He is going to lose it.  He hasn't slept, has restless legs so that he can't stop moving and is kicking around, has vomited 3-4 times within the last 15 hours, he's sweating and hot and then shivering and cold, and he has an awful headache.  Thank you to anyone with advice.
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Try smoking weed if it’s legal in your state.  You can also ask your doctor for medication to help manage the symptoms.  I used both methods to get off methadone and my detox was pleasant.
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