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- Feb 8, 2006
- In the mountains
@Xorkoth I’m not sure how low your low dose of Kratom is but I generally use 2.7g (I have a scoop that always weighs out .9g, I take 3 of those) once a day every other day, sometime I’ll take 2 doses in a day if I need an extra boost of energy. I find this routine really easy to maintain without having any withdrawal symptoms and still getting to enjoy the effects of Kratom.
I really like the effects of low dose Kratom. It just feels like a super caffeine to me. When I keep it at this low dose I don’t feel WDs on my days off. Sometimes on days I don’t take any I’ll have a shitty day or feel low energy, maybe it’s because of the Kratom, but on other days that I don’t take any I feel completely fine or even better than if I had taken some, so who knows, I just write them off as shitty days. Working out on off days helps, an endorphin high is very similar to a low dose of Kratom.
I know you’ve struggled with Kratom addiction and its a very uncomfortable thing to go through. I’ve skirted the edge of it many times. But I do believe it’s possible to use it respsonsibly with very little negative effects. The key is not using it every day and keeping doses low. The Kratom high doesn’t get that much better the more you take but the withdrawals certainly get worse. When I realized that 3g feels about as good as 2-3x that much I decided to stick to that dose. I’ve been maintaining this for around 2 months now and the days off are really not that bad. My intention is to lower my dose and see how low I can take it and still feel good effects from it.
I really like Kratom, I feel like I function better on it. I prefer it to stimulants when I need to focus on a task and get it done. Stims make me feel like I’m on a drug, I can’t eat or sleep. Kratom is pretty transparent. I’ve noticed no negative effects on sleep, appetite or libido from taking it this way.
I’m not trying to convince you to stay on Kratom. I just thought I’d share what’s been working for me.
I believe in better living through chemistry and feel like we can make drugs work for us without being enslaved to them. It just takes a little fine tuning and will power.
This post was brought to you by me, high on Kratom, YMMV.
I'm coming off of dosing like 4-6 times a day every day, so I'm doing like... 1/20th as much as I was, but my dose is currently 3-4 tsp once every other day, which is certainly more than 2.7g. Today is a day on, I think I'll try 2tsp, and also weigh it, I believe each tsp is about 2g, at least it used to be many years ago when I did kratom all the time, but the powder these days is way more micronized (used to be coarser), so it's possible it's more than 2g.
The other issue is I was using loperamide on the off days for a while and now I'm not, so my body had gotten used to having a high dose of loperamide or kratom all the time. Now most of the time it has neither.
My time lock safe has been my saving grace. When I simply can't get to it, I don't sit there and think about it. Today at noon it will open and I'll probably still try to wait a little longer and then take my dose and lock it up again.
I definitely need to start working out again, I totally stopped while I had covid and I'm feeling pretty weak, gotta get back to it.