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Re: Vent

Postby badnights » Wed May 31, 2017 9:07 am

I would be very angry with someone who challenged my use of kratom when there are so few other options available to me.
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Re: Vent

Postby Polar Bear » Wed May 31, 2017 11:25 am

Badnights -- If you click on 'full editor and preview' just below the reply post/reply box you will find Smilies over to the right. Click below them on 'View more smilies' and there is a thumbs up.

Weird thing is, sometimes the View More Smilies click works, and sometimes it doesn't.
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Re: Vent

Postby yawny » Wed May 31, 2017 4:38 pm

legsbestill wrote:Leggo, I find kratom far more helpful than MMJ. I could do without MMJ but I would find it difficult to manage without kratom what with central sleep apnea rendering opioids undesirable for me.


Legs, what's the longest duration of effectiveness that you get from Kratom? I tried it several times, two different strains, and got 1.5-3 hours each time.

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Re: Vent

Postby yawny » Wed May 31, 2017 5:07 pm

leggo_my_legs wrote:I seem to be afraid of a lot of crap!


Are you possibly my long lost twin? I totally get it. I bought a bunch of Kratom, it arrived, and just sat untouched for at least a month. Finally I got desperate and tried it. It still makes me somewhat nervous, but not much doesn't. Recently, after yet another doctor told me I need to lessen my anxiety/fear, stop thinking I have control over anything except my responses, and to just...let go!, I was trying to let the good advice sink in and had an overwhelming thought...how can I NOT have anxiety/fear in this world? Is it really very wise to let go?

But then I look at my panic filled sleep and think maybe I'm overvaluing anxiety. :shifty:

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Re: Vent

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed May 31, 2017 11:25 pm

Polar Bear wrote:
Weird thing is, sometimes the View More Smilies click works, and sometimes it doesn't.


Usually because it is already open and in the background. it opens in its own window. I have forgotten to close it and then clicked to open it and nothing happened. Later, I shut all my windows and found that one still open.
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Re: Vent

Postby leggo_my_legs » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:51 am

yawny wrote:
Are you possibly my long lost twin? I totally get it. I bought a bunch of Kratom, it arrived, and just sat untouched for at least a month. Finally I got desperate and tried it. It still makes me somewhat nervous, but not much doesn't.


:lol: Thanks, it feels good to be gotten!

I think the anxiety as a gene expression or environmental expression or life strategy...or all 3...starts early in life and is very hard to change.

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Re: Vent

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:16 am

Thank you Ann. I didn't think of that.
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Re: Vent

Postby ViewsAskew » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:52 pm

leggo_my_legs wrote:
I think the anxiety as a gene expression or environmental expression or life strategy...or all 3...starts early in life and is very hard to change.


Definitely hard, but not impossible. I wonder if - in and of itself - having anxiety makes a person less likely to try things to change it; it's an additional form of bias, lol.
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Re: Vent

Postby legsbestill » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:09 pm

Yawny, I think about your levels of anxiety often - it really sounds chemical rather than a personality trait to me but maybe that's because it's not something I have typically struggled with. My mother was a self-confessed worrier and at times used it as a means of controlling our behaviour. In consequence, as a young adult I made a conscious decision not to allow myself to feel unduly anxious about things I cannot control. I made lots of conscious decisions in my youth that I have failed to abide by but luckily so far I still don't suffer from anxiety. I now think this is more to do with my personality than my anti-mother inclinations.

I take about 1 heaped tsp kratom at about 10pm (sometimes a little later) and it lasts me until about 1pm. I take another teaspoon then and that often gets me through to morning although sometimes I have to take a third dose about 3 or 4 am. It's funny but I always need the second dose at about 1 even if I take the first one later or earlier than the normal time. usually that controls the urge to move symptoms pretty well - though it's not 100% reliable. I now alternate my kratom periods with neupro periods. I take the kratom for a few weeks then I use neupro for maybe two weeks and then switch back to kratom. Neupro is much more reliable than kratom but after two or three weeks I start to need more than 1mg and then I switch back to kratom. My rls is much less severe than it used to be. Last Autumn I don't think kratom would have controlled it. I still have a lot of problems getting to sleep when I am taking kratom - I sleep much better when taking neupro. I'm not sure if kratom is as effective with PLMS as it is with RLS.

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Re: Vent

Postby leggo_my_legs » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:00 am

Ann, yes that makes sense. Because anxiety is about change too. Legs, thanks for the input re: kratom.


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