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  • commented 2017-03-26 16:51:36 -0400
    I’m 31 (32 April 2nd) from south central Virginia, and an occasional kratom user. I’m currently running a Facebook group called “Opiate Addicts”, and we, the staff, advocate for kratom constantly. We’re even working with 4 or 5 reliable vendors to provide quality and cheap kratom to our 8,300 members. I’d love to be involved in helping with kratom awareness and acceptance! Please, please, let me know what I can do to help in Virginia! Thank you for reading and for your consideration!
  • commented 2017-03-25 09:33:00 -0400
    I’m 26 years old have have started using kratom regularly for the past year. I work a strenuous kitchen job, while trying to maintain major depressive disorder and adhd, which unfortunately had let into poly substance abuse. Since initially using kratom to get through the withdrawal from opiate addiction, daily use has taken that out of the picture as well as a decrease in my medicines for adhd. Which we all know is a dangerous amphetamine. I typically use some kind of white strain in the morning instead of adderall and Vyvanse, and a red strains at night to ease the pain in my feet and back from running around for 12 hours a day. I’m scared that if kratom is taken off the market I’ll slip back into using dangerous street drugs with horrible repercussions on my health, and of course more issues with the law. I’ve been getting many people off of those substances in place of a much better all natural herbal supplement. I just hope people can see the good this plant does and not try to get rid of it.
  • commented 2017-03-25 00:54:17 -0400
    I was addicted to hydrocodone after I ripped the muscle in my right leg at a sporting event. I kept competing on it with no health insurance and my doctor kept prescribing me pain killers to off set the pain. After almost 20 months, I got a physical therapist to take weekly payments to help heal my leg. It went well until I tried to wean off my meds. Long story short I tried the Suboxone program which was a big mistake. Finally my son told me about krstom and I have been using it for the last 4 years to get off opioid
  • commented 2017-03-23 12:20:04 -0400
    kratom manufacture
  • commented 2017-03-22 18:14:06 -0400
    Hello.

    I was wondering if you heard anything about customs taking kratom shipments with order of the FDA? It happened twice to me in Hawaii.

    I called the FDA and they consider it an unregulated drug. I had it sent to me with all the proper paperwork including what its used for and it said nothing about ingestion. How can the FDA do this legally?

    Customs inspects and opens packages randomly. Hawaii customs told me if they open and inspect a box and find there is kratom in it, they alert the FDA and they said it could be returned to sender….yet the shipping cost would make that a losing proposition.

    These were small orders. (2 kg). The supplier said they never had that problem in other states unless its huge shipments. Is there something new happening? It seems strange that they took 2 of my orders so close together. Hopefully its only in Hawaii. Hawaii does have a big FDA presence because its an Island and things coming in and out need to be inspected a lot. Could you please clue me in on what is going on? Could it be they are inspecting packages from Indonesia more?


    I wish the insanity would stop. I have bad nerve damage and kratom makes life liveable an productive. The doctor wanted to put me on opiates, but I refused. Now I might not have a choice if the FDA keeps taking my orders. I cannot afford to buy it in the U.S.


    Take Care,

    John
  • commented 2017-03-22 14:32:47 -0400
    I am 70 years old and retired. I have been using kratom for 3 months in the form of Enhanced Bali Kratom Capsules from kratomherbs.com. I am using about 5 250mg capsules per day. When I was in the Navy in the late 60’s, I was exposed to Agent Orange. From this, I have developed neuropathy in my feet and hands. The most troubling symptom was the development of numbness in my left hand while playing my instrument (you can’t hit the notes if you can’t feel the keys). The other problem was waking up in the middle of the night with incredible pain in my left arm. The medication provided by the VA was effective for only 2-3 years. My use of kratom has been effective in minimizing or eliminating the numbness and pain. For the record, this herb certainly doesn’t do anything in terms of mood alteration except for the relief I feel from the absence of pain. There is no cure for neuropathy, however, kratom controls and minimizes its symptoms.


    My VA doctor told me to use ibuprofen, which in addition to having no effect on numbness, has its own list of toxic side effects from long term use, particularly liver and kidney damage.


    The public comments section on the federal regulations website is now closed. Somehow I hope that my comments can be used to prevent kratom from becoming a scheduled substance.
  • commented 2017-03-22 00:21:17 -0400
    Hi, I have never used kratom. I am trying to find out more about this as I am looking for some Relief from cronic pain & cronic fatigue, and all that comes w having these. I have Polymyositis & Fibromialgia & Anxiety, headaches sometimes migraines. I would like to have better quality of life back ♡♡♡ Any & all information would be appreciated. Thank you .
  • commented 2017-03-21 18:51:25 -0400
    I believe this will be of interest to your group.


    http://acsh.org/news/2017/03/21/i-was-wrong-about-kratom-and-heres-why-11022
  • commented 2017-03-19 15:20:44 -0400
  • commented 2017-03-19 13:51:33 -0400
    Middle class white American citizen. Am a welder by trade. Had a car wreck stayed in the hospital on a morphine drop for a week. Had broken back, collar bone, ankle, 3 broken ribs, 1 rib stuck a lung and collapsed. When I got out of hospital I could not hardly get out of bed to walk much less work. I have 3 kids and a wife. The doctor told me to go see a pain management doctor. He put me on 30 ml ms cotton 2 a day, percaset 10, 2 a day for break through pain and a bunch of tramadol don’t remember the ml or daily dose. And Mobic one a night for inflammation. 100 ml amptratripalean for sleep. That helped with pain I went back to work did this for a 2 or so years got addicted to pills the pain or addiction got so bad I had to sleep with my percaset on night stand and take first thing in the morning just to get out of bed. Started running out of pain meds before time for next refill. Started buying 80 ml OxyContin of the street and drinking alcohol for pain and addiction. Of coarse this started affecting me at work. I started working at this shop at age 16 and I was now about 30 so my bosses say me go threw this being a very good worker to an pill taking drug addicted person things got so bad I started passing out at work. Putting my family through an awful time I can’t even explain cause I don’t remember. My wife just tells me stories. At work one day after going to doctor to get my refills and passed out with a sand blaster in my hand. My supervisor comes out there hollers and cussing me saying go home and don’t come back till your clean, but not so nice of words. I go home and I stopped everything. My foot swole up the size of a softball, back hurting, throwing up with stomach problems, can’t sleep, useing restroom in my pants. I called my supervisor let him know what was going on he says get better. I couldn’t eat,sleep, or walk. Going through detox is awful. I go to doctor I can’t keep any food or water on stomach can’t walk. Tell the doctor my problems I tell him I don’t want no norcotic he gives me blood and urine test and puts me on suboxone 3 a day witch takes away withdrawals. He sends me to another doctor for my foot he x-rays it says I have a small hair line fracture in ankle. He gives me a cortisone shot. Says that will work. I felt great go back to work. 2 weeks later my blood test comes in doctor calls me tells me I need to come to his office. Get there he tells me my liver is not filtering something out of my blood forgotten exactly what it was but he said if I didn’t get some treatment within 10 years it will turn into hepatitis C with will damage my liver. All the pills and alcohol had caused this to my liver. I cry. My kids deserve a father. I go to a gastroenterologist he gives me a liver byopsy says it’s Ok but I must have liver treatment. So I do all this. Think I’m ok 2 years later I find myself addicted to suboxone man here we go through detox again I hate pills was still getting the cortisone shot at this time also. My friend tells me about kratom so I give it a try I got some green man da I’m now 6 months clean 35 years old haven’t had a cortisone shot in about 9 months been taking about 16 grams of kratom a day. Kratom saved my life pills almost killed me and would have left 3 kids 2 girls and a boy without a dad my wife and I get along great. She stayed by my side all the way I asked her why because the stories I hear. She says my Dad told her I was really a good boy. I hope this helps someone. Kratom saves lives..
  • commented 2017-03-19 07:10:04 -0400
    I am an auto tec of 30 years. I am 48 years old and I work extremely hard and kratom helps with minor daily pains most of us experience as well as fatigue. I use the silver meng da product. Stop the ridiculous kratom assault.
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  • commented 2017-03-18 04:44:28 -0400
    Howdy!


    I’m Raynee, I like to say I’m “35” because I don’t plan on looking any older than that also once I got to that age I promised I’d never say I was any older (Works for me)! :) I’m from Oregon and I want to say thank God for this page!


    It means a lot because one of the reasons , mainly because it gives you and I a chance to share where we are or have been. Kratom changed my life, in writing this I pray that my story will help anyone who may be on drugs that Doctors prescribe like candy because you cannot help but be in pain. We are judged most harshly sometimes by the pain we share but from me you will NEVER find that kind of retort!


    I want you to know that there is life and hope beyond narcotics. I never thought that was possible before but trust me it is and I understand any doubt someone may have about Kratom because I was once in your place, I hope this helps to put your fears to rest. Kratom is a thousand times better than the alternative, all the narcs which I used to take almost killed me, poisoned my blood and took away my self worth. I pretty much felt my life was over during that time where I suffered in agonizing pain with no real help in sight. Thank God for Kratom, not only did I wean off of some horrible narcotics, I was literally a walking Pharmacy! I was ingesting A LOT of medication, from Morphine to Vicodin to Xanax, Percocet, liquid morphine, Dilaudid, Demeral, pretty much you name it and my full day was set up for taking many pain medications and I almost died and lost a few teeth because of the use of them.


    My complete story would be far to long to tell, I could write a book or at the very least have a Lifetime Movie made! :) As I mentioned above I’m this with you in the hope that my story will help you because I “get it” I know that my Story is probably a lot like yours and sharing it is the greatest thing I feel I can do so that you will know that all is not lost! After ten years of being dead, stuck in a room awaiting my next shot or pill, always knowing the pain would eventually my pain would return in a few hours. My Friend’s I’ve been in and out of rehabilitation centers only for my Doctors to prescribe more medication so they could just put me back in one of those horrible places, I lived a vicious cycle!


    However through what I believe was no “accidental” search one day I came to find this herbal remedy called “Kratom” which I thought was just another passing pain frenzy for pain sufferers, a ruse to get more money from those in need of real help, BOY WAS I WRONG! After trying it once I was completely released from the prison of Drugs and pain! Today I have a life where once I was lost to my Family, Friend’s and even to myself ( On Drugs I barely knew where I was or who I was )!


    In closing I just want those who care to know more about how Kratom and how it can literally change your life, I encourage you to find a “Reputable Vendor” who sells it they aren’t hard to find ( I don’t sell Kratom myself I just don’t have that Business sense not even when I was on drugs)! :) I’m here just another person like you someone who only wants to spread the word. I want to be sure you know that hope is alive and well through the miracle of this herb that God Himself created and the DEA just doesn’t understand “YET” (But we’ll help them along)!


    Chin up folks, God’s at the wheel and your prayers for a painless future are only a step away from being answered!


    I’m Alive again!

    Sincerely in Christ,

    Raynee
  • commented 2017-03-18 01:44:25 -0400
    My names Justin I am a 25 year old male, and I’m a recovering addict. Ever since I was younger I’ve had a hard time battling addiction, I would abuse opiates and alcohol. It started to interfere with everyday life around 19 years old, when I got my first DUI. And you’d think that would of “woke me up” but it only went downhill from there. During this time I’d had 8 close friends pass away from addictions, and I was on the same path if I didn’t straighten up. I got 2 dui’s from pills and alcohol by the time I was 21 and became really anti-social and depressed over the years from “bottling” up my emotions. I had tried the rehab thing but always would come back to the drugs and alcohol to cope with everything, It’s like I couldn’t fight off my demons as hard as I tried… But then, all of a sudden as I’m at my worst, I hear about this plant called “Kratom” that grows in Southeast Asia that could possibly help me, so “what could I lose?” I tell myself. It was 9 months ago when I bought my first “sample pack” online and let me tell you I was pretty skeptical. I open it up and admire this green leafy plant and said “oh wow looks just like green tea” as I made a cup of tea, and as I was going thru withdrawls from alcohol and opiates, all of a sudden BAM I felt 90 times better than I just did a few minutes ago. Almost all my withdrawls were gone and I felt a calming “at peace” feeling for the first time in years! It helped my depression, anxiety, and pain. I said to myself “this plant will save my life” and look at that, the rest is pretty much history, it’s been 9 months and I haven’t touched an opiate and rarely drink anymore (don’t have the urge to) and just want to say, I am so grateful I had found this plant, it truly did save me from my past demons… “KEEP KRATOM LEGAL, I AM KRATOM.” “Everything can be found in nature”


    -Justin Anton
  • commented 2017-03-17 17:46:13 -0400
    I am 65 years young and have been on opiod pain meds for the last 8 years.I have been looking for a alternative to this for years because my pain is chronic.Finally I found kratom and it really works.I now have been able to cut back on my Rx and without suffering.Kratom does not have any of the side effects that the opioids do and I find that it is not addictive.We the people must stop this government overreach to control kratom.Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.Sincerely, Dean Hoffman. PH.#5404298774-deanhof2012@gmail.com.Thank you for your hard work.
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  • commented 2017-03-16 21:29:08 -0400
    I’m 40 years old and have been in 2 major car accidents between 2009 and 2011. I have been through many different pain mgt doctors and all of them just seemed to want to prescribe narcotic medication and not even bother dealing with the actual problem. I was up to 30mg of sustained release morphine per day and it still was not working. A good friend told me about kratom a few months ago. I was definitely skeptical at first BC if some of the strongest meds you can get didn’t work, I did not expect a ground up leaf to do much if any difference at all, but I was to the point that I’d try anything. I started out with a small 1oz red view Thai kratom, I took it for the first time and Wow, within 15 minutes, there was No pain at all. I ordered another ounce to be sure it didn’t only work the first couple times you took it, needless to say, it worked and I then found your website. I ordered a kilo of the red Borneo and it has lasted about a month and still working incredibly. I just placed another order for the Red Horned. This herb has changed my life, I was depressed, hurting and could barely get out of bed. Now I have energy, no pain and I’m able to lead a normal life. All BC of a legal plant. I’m so thankful to my friend and kratom distributors. It’s a life changer and so much better than being on opiate medications. I’ve been telling all of my friends who are unable to find pain relief from pharmaceutical medications about this amazing herb. I only wish I had found kratom sooner. One of the best things that has happened to me.

    Thank you again to everyone who fights to keep it legal and to the distributors. My life is back to the way it was before the accidents and I am forever grateful to this wonder herb!
  • commented 2017-03-16 10:48:28 -0400
    I’m 35 years old. I work part time, barely, as a technician for a transit company. I am bipolar and chronically suicidal. I’ve been in a mental hospital twice, and had six suicide attempts. I have been on just about every drug used for treating mental illness known to man. I was just about to have attempt number seven when I happened to try kratom with my lithium. I feel normal for the first time in a decade. I’ve been a using a Borneo mixed strain. If this is made illegal, it’s only a matter of time before I die unfortunately.
  • commented 2017-03-16 07:44:18 -0400
    I am a heroin addict. My addiction began 15 years ago with pain medication. I am 34 years old.I am from Tennessee. i recently within 2 weeks bega n working out of state. Heard of Kratom for first time. I currently have not used opiates for 2 weeks. Something i never thought i could do. Kratom has saved me.
  • commented 2017-03-15 18:48:25 -0400
    I am 63 years old, semi-retired, have chronic lower lumbar pain, and a former heroin addict(clean 20 years).

    I injured my back about 8 years ago, and was prescribed hydrocodone for pain relief. After taking it as prescribed for a month, I began to feel the symptoms that I knew were from the stopping of the hydrocodone. After looking online for “natural” remedies, I came across kratom, and was curious. I ordered a small amount, mixed it with some orange juice, drank it down, and within 20 minutes, the nervous, sweaty, uncomfortable opiate abstinence symptoms disappeared. I was amazed! Not only did it eliminate the w/d symptoms, it also reduced the constant pain in my lower back.

    I have been using it steadily for the past seven years, and it makes a world of difference in my daily activity level. I am almost pain free, and I plan to keep using kratom. I only wish I known about it twenty years ago. Instead, I went through methadone treatment, which turned out be helpful, but it had a withdrawal that left me useless for almost an entire year.

    Kratom has proven its usefulness to me. I hope it isn’t banned, because it works as well as prescription opiates in my particular body, and also has a positive effect on my mood.

    I think the government should leave it alone.
  • commented 2017-03-15 09:21:50 -0400
    Dear Association Members,

    I am the owner of Herbolarium, a phyto pharmaceutical start up in Chile that researches, manufactures and sells herbal medicines for pain treatment.

    We have been selling kratom for a while with very good results in patients with cancer, fibromyalgia and other diseases.

    Nowadays we are applying for a grant to register kratom at the Chilean FDA.

    We hope that it would be one step to be the first country to legalize kratom as an alternative medicine to treat pain.

    Our wish to make alliances with organizations that research and promote the responsible use of kratom.

    Best regards

    Francisco Scheihing

    Biochemist

    Herbolarium
  • commented 2017-03-14 20:15:04 -0400
    66 yrs young

    Disability

    Stopped 12 prescription drugs

    No drugs taken only organic therapy…

    Much better mind body r thriving
  • commented 2017-03-14 17:53:56 -0400
    I currently use Kratom to help control lower back pain due to my occupation of Card Dealing in various casinos. I also use it because it put’s me in a much better mood and I feel great, I feel Human again. I recently had my girlfriends father try this for his back pain and he absolutely loved it. But because of Wisconsin’s state laws he can’t bring it home with him from Iowa to Wisconsin. I have hope that Wisconsin’s lawmakers will repeal this ridiculous law and allow the thousands of people that could use this miracle of a plant access to it without legal ramifications.
  • commented 2017-03-14 15:52:35 -0400
    I sold it for a head shop. got really involved with keeping it legal. would love to volunteer
  • commented 2017-03-13 19:01:45 -0400
    When I was 14 years old I was diagnosed with cancer. During treatment I was given narcotic pain killers, which i became addicted to for 5 years after my treatment. It seamed that pain killers were the only thing that made me happy. Many times I thought about taking my life. Shortly after seeking help, I found kratom, which has changed my life. As of right now I am 8 months clean and I am happy.
  • commented 2017-03-13 16:12:21 -0400
    Ten years on opioids for fibromyalgia, arthritis and cervical disc disease. Doctors are limiting prescriptions for pain relief. I discovered Kratom, did some research and now have hope. My state (NY) is considering a ban.

    No wonder so many people go to the streets for pain relief. They risk death to avoid living with pain.
  • commented 2017-03-13 10:55:58 -0400

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