Excellent article on opioids

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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby chuas2 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:38 pm

Thank you Betty and Qyx! I don't know how to measure the kratom powder...ideas?

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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby stjohnh » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:23 pm

chuas2 wrote:Thank you Betty and Qyx! I don't know how to measure the kratom powder...ideas?


I use this scale ($20) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012TDNAM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But you probably don't really need it.
1/2 tsp kratom is 725mg
one 00 size capsule of kratom is 360mg
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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby chuas2 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:00 pm

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!

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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:48 pm

chuas2 wrote: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!


Should work fine. A scale is more accurate, but I find if I measure similarly (pack vs not pack, fluff the material first vs not, etc) that I can be very close.
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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby chuas2 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:21 pm

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!!

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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby QyX » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:28 pm

chuas2 wrote: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!!


I know, at some point you are literally willing to try anything that could theoretically work.

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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby chuas2 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:55 pm

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.

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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby badnights » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:29 am

have realized that no doctors will help me,
Honestly it's not as bad as that. You have to find a doctor who will help, and that can be a nightmare, especially when you're incoherent with sleep loss and never-ending torture. But they do exist.

Your pain doc mentioned suboxone - - so don't write him off.

Someone mentioned a neurologist - so get him to give you a referral. Ask for a neurologist specializing in movement disorders. OR better still - ask for a referral to an RLS Quality Care Center. Maybe your insurance would pay some... Regardless, it is the greatest gift you will ever give yourself.
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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby chuas2 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:03 pm

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.

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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby badnights » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:57 am

I'm glad you got the referral. Ask him/her when you see him/her if they're familiar with WED/RLS. Bring a copy of the Foundation's Medical Bulletin for healthcare providers with you, in case he isn't. And a copy of the 2018 consensus guidelines on iron treatment for WED/RLS (click on the link in my signature block; on the page that opens, the 2018 guidelines are at the top).

meanwhile the kratom will help - hope it gets to you this time!
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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:59 pm

I am at the stage of considering kratom to see if it will help me with sleep.
I have previously fought against even considering it. I've never ever taken anything like this despite being 'a child of the 60s'. Another reason is that it is illegal here in UK.

Will a company send it to me here in the UK where kratom is illegal.
Is the packaging discreet, are there any indications of the content.

I have read that red vein Borneo is good for sleep.
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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby jul2873 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:47 pm

I'm afraid you'll have trouble getting it sent to the UK. You might have to have it sent to a friend in France or Spain or Portugal. It is also illegal in Ireland. But it's been wonderful for me, and I've used it for almost six years. Good luck to you.

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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby Polar Bear » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:05 am

jul2873 thank you, that's what I was thinking
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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby legsbestill » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:54 pm

Hi Betty,

I am in RoI where the consumption of kratom is illegal. I order it from kraatje.eu which is based in the Netherlands. They send it labelled 'colouring powder' (ie a clothes dye) which, as I understand it, is not illegal, although it is clear from their website that it is anticipated that their product will be consumed. They send it via UPS and I have not had any problems so far. I have also used dekratomshop.nl which was also reliable. Payment is tricky as they don't seem to accept credit cards. I set up a transfer from my bank account which is less than ideal but my rls has made me less law-abiding than I would otherwise wish to be.

Rachel

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Re: Excellent article on opioids

Postby Polar Bear » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:30 pm

Legs.... Thanks for this. Just the information I was looking for.
I'll check those sites in a couple of days.
(I have houseguests for another two days and am up to my eyes)
Thanks again.
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