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by chuas2
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 43
Views: 1412

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

At this point I can honestly say that the CBD:THC and very small doses (four 00 caps of red vein) are helping. The real test is later this week or next when I completely eliminate the opioid (kicked off by a stupid doctor and two stupid assistants finally). I've had no adverse effects from the krato...
by chuas2
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 43
Views: 1412

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

Thank you Holland. I take about 600 mg gabapentin and currently one Norco and 1/2 ms contin a day. That doesn't seem like much to me, but the pain place said it was "dangerously high." Oh well. Monday they will likely cut off the opiates, or maybe give me one Norco a day and then cut it of...
by chuas2
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 43
Views: 1412

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

In case anyone checks this (older) thread, I have the red vein kratom that I put in 00 capsules. I've only tried taking three or four of the 00 capsules because I'm afraid of side effects. At that dose, the kratom seems to have a mild stimulant effect. Is one strain better for RLS than others? I've ...
by chuas2
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 43
Views: 1412

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

Now that is funny! "Everything burned but we're not replacing anything in case it's found, which it won't be because everything burned." But my kratom was found! Two weeks after it was coded in as "delivered." Argh. I'm up to my ears in chaff. Where's the wheat in life?? Lol
by chuas2
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Excellent article on opioids
Replies: 47
Views: 1317

Re: Excellent article on opioids

Thank you Beth. I now have a referral to a neurologist (not for a while tho). I hope I can hold out. After three months without a mailbox,I finally have one and am going to reorder the kratom (which was stolen from the post office after spending months deciding to get it). Ugh.
by chuas2
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 43
Views: 1412

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

Thank you for the excellent advice all. I've been frustrated by doctors, so I finally ordered some kratom, and it was stolen from my mail. It's almost funny. So I have to reorder the kratom and make sure they ship UPS!
by chuas2
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Excellent article on opioids
Replies: 47
Views: 1317

Re: Excellent article on opioids

Qyx, I'm there, and have realized that no doctors will help me, so...extreme creativity is called for. That and possibly something illegal. I really don't care anymore.
by chuas2
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 43
Views: 1412

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

Thank you Betty, that's a really good idea. I've seen some of these articles and studies. What I might do is highlight the stuff I've already told them and send by snail mail. With a note "get a clue!" [just kidding about that last] I know I'm preaching to the choir, but what makes RLS dif...
by chuas2
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Excellent article on opioids
Replies: 47
Views: 1317

Re: Excellent article on opioids

Hmmm. I'm thinking I should get the scale. Sigh...I just posted a rant on another thread, lol. Just fed up, tired, in pain, sleepless...ARGH!!
by chuas2
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 43
Views: 1412

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

I'm not very good at educating doctors...Not sure why, but I've always been a target for bullies. My doctors don't take me seriously, and are borderline abusive. I tried to talk my GP into gabapentin encarbil, and she arrogantly told me I don't know what I'm talking about, and it's the same as regul...
by chuas2
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Excellent article on opioids
Replies: 47
Views: 1317

Re: Excellent article on opioids

Thank you. I'm a coward when it comes to drugs, so I'll probably start with an 8th tsp. Then if I find it helpful, I'll get the scale. Thanks again!
by chuas2
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Excellent article on opioids
Replies: 47
Views: 1317

Re: Excellent article on opioids

Thank you Betty and Qyx! I don't know how to measure the kratom powder...ideas?
by chuas2
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, Diet
Topic: New Kratom User - when to take
Replies: 43
Views: 1412

Re: New Kratom User - when to take

Hi, I haven't used kratom before, but since I've been cut off my pain meds and my GP refuses to prescribe anything except ropinerole, I'm trying it.
If you have powder, how much should you measure?
by chuas2
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Excellent article on opioids
Replies: 47
Views: 1317

Re: Excellent article on opioids

Insanity, just about describes the position some (most?) of us are in. I had requested a trial rx of gabapentin encarbil from my GP. I take gabapentin but not the compound. Yesterday, my GP emailed me and said "no, you're already taking gabapentin, that is what is recommended for RLS. If it isn...
by chuas2
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Prescription Medications
Topic: Excellent article on opioids
Replies: 47
Views: 1317

Re: Excellent article on opioids

Thank you Beth. I appreciate the outrage, even if I truly wish that none of us had it. Yes, he said he had a lot of patients, NONE of whom complained of RLS. So off I go. He mentioned suboxone, and a place where you can do yoga, get acupuncture, and meditate, as if I could actually sit still long en...

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