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New Dependence
Kratom Leaves
by Anonymous
Citation:   Anonymous. "New Dependence: An Experience with Kratom Leaves (exp62381)". Erowid.org. Jun 25, 2007. erowid.org/exp/62381

 
DOSE:
1 Tbsp oral Kratom (leaves)

BODY WEIGHT: 190 lb


I have used kratom off and on for a couple of years now. I was addicted tramadol as a pain killer and found that taking a tablespoon of powdered kratom leaf (not extract) followed by a glass of juice would stave off any withdrawal symptoms. I would buy plain leaf and grind it in my coffee grinder. The taste was bad, but with a strong juice I could quickly gag it down. I thought it was a miracle drug that could cure any type of opiate/opioid type addiction.

To make a long story short, I began taking larger and larger amounts of kratom both in the morning and at night. If I didn't dose, I would get achy, sweaty, and have tons of anxiety. The most troubling was this anxiety which made me feel very, very bad. The only thing that would relieve these symptoms was more kratom. After several months, I would have more frequent needs to dose more often and with larger amounts to keep from going into full blown withdrawal.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 62381
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jun 25, 2007Views: 16,493
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