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Using to Ease Opiate Withdrawal
Kratom (Maeng Da)
by WDender
Citation:   WDender. "Using to Ease Opiate Withdrawal: An Experience with Kratom (Maeng Da) (exp111498)". Erowid.org. Apr 17, 2018. erowid.org/exp/111498

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
  oral Oxycodone (pill / tablet)
  T+ 0:00 5 capsls oral Kratom  
  T+ 0:00 11 capsls oral Kratom (tea)
  T+ 0:00   repeated oral Kratom (tea)
  T+ 24:00     Pharms - Buprenorphine  

BODY WEIGHT: 260 lb


[Erowid Note: Because opiate use can lead to significant tolerance (requiring higher doses for the same effects), the dose used by a first time user is significantly smaller than that used by a regular user. It can be extremely dangerous to choose ones dose on the basis of the amount taken by someone else. Overdoses of opiates can be fatal.]

Iím sharing because Iím blown away that this works. In my opinion Kratom is a godsend.

I have been prescribed oxycodone for ten years now. My prescribed dose is 180mg daily, in 6-30mg tablets. However Iíve been taking 240-300mg daily for at least the last 8 years. This is a very strong daily dose. On an 8 year regimen of this one can only imagine the terrible withdrawal of having nothing.

I feel itís important to tell any readers that before trying kratom recently for the first time, 3 days before being completely out of my opiate, I was forced to taper down because my supply was almost gone. I went from 180mg the first taper day to 90mg the remaining 2 days. Iím telling you this because being on such a large amount of Opiates for such a long time, tapering down put me in a little bit of withdrawal throughout the day because I have to space out my doses so far to get through the day. Tapering down, even for just a few days before kratom may have helped it work better? I can only imagine it would have been much tougher to go from 300mg to nothing, than 90mg to nothing. This is solely my opinion.

The Kratom. I purchased 2 bags of Maeng Da strain Kratom. Each bag was a total of 125 grams divided by 40 capsules. On my last day of tapering, about 4 hours after taking my last dose of oxycodone, I made some tea. I used a regular coffee pot and broke open 11 capsules into the coffee filter. I used 3 cups of water and made tea just as if it were coffee. For taste I added 3 regular spoon fulls of sugar and a half a packet of instant hot chocolate mix ( I sipped the tea before adding anything and it tastes pretty bad by itself). It tasted very much ok, not bad. Like a chocolate herbal tea I would describe it. Before drinking the tea I took 5 Kratom capsules as well. I drank all 3 cups in one big mug, and before I finished the whole thing it made me very sleepy. I would like to also note that I ate 4 hours before drinking the tea......I went to bed after.

I slept through the night completely. I woke up not in any withdrawal yet.
I slept through the night completely. I woke up not in any withdrawal yet.
I immediately repeated the exact same process for making the tea and drank it down again. From 8:30am to 11:30am I made the tea 3 times total, exactly the same amount and same way each time as I did the very first time the night before...... I had no physical withdrawals all day. I made it to 6:30pm without any withdrawals at all.

I did not receive any euphoria of any kind from the kratom. However I felt like a normal human being all day. No cold sweats, no diarrhea, no wrestles legs or body. Nothing but possibly a little jittery feeling but so minimal I wasnít even sure I should mention it. By around 7:30pm I was getting a little antsy but nothing terrible. At 8:30pm I was able to acquire Suboxone and took a 2mg piece of film. I feel absolutely normal. I would have continued just using the Kratom, but I have to work and canít make this tea all night or day. I

This stuff really works and took away all withdrawals for me. I have searched forums high and low for someone with an experience similar but havenít found one that mirrors my normal daily dose of Opiates to compare to.

Exp Year: 2018ExpID: 111498
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 40 
Published: Apr 17, 2018Views: 1,900
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