Kratom is probably most sought after for chronic pain. People struggling with pain from a disease or lingering pain from injury are turning in droves to this therapeutic, all-natural substance. Those who might have developed an opioid addiction (and even those who already have) are discovering kratom offers a way to fight pain, remain functional during the day and, as so many have said “get their lives back”.
If you choose kratom to treat your fibromyalgia symptoms, studies and forum posts suggest you’re in good company!
What is Fibromyalgia?
First and foremost, what is this condition?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that tends to stick around, much to the host’s dismay. Muscle pain and fatigue can feel like constant weights on the shoulders and psyche. The condition most commonly develops in middle-aged women (lucky them!) and people already dealing with arthritis or lupus are often more prone to get it.
In addition to pain and fatigue, people with fibromyalgia struggle with difficulty sleeping, headaches, tingling or numbness in the extremities, and issues with memory (a symptom dubbed “fibro fog”).
The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be treated, but curing or completely alleviating the condition is rare. Doctors may prescribe over the counter medications or narcotics to deal with pain, and suggest activities such as keeping active and good diet. Some patients find relief with massage, chiropractic treatment, and other physical therapies.
Medicines that Treat Fibromyalgia
As I mention above, narcotics may be used to treat the pain caused by fibromyalgia, in addition to OTCs like ibuprofen or aspirin. When patients are placed on Chronic Opioid Analgesic Therapy (COAT), they may receive opioids or opioid agonists like Kadian or tramadol, and may also be prescribed antidepressants such as duloxetine to help fight fatigue and other symptoms.
Some people with fibromyalgia find that opiates and other pharmaceuticals don’t help with fibromyalgia pain, which is often described as quite different from other types of chronic pain. This may be why so many people have decided to give kratom a try.
Kratom for Fibromyalgia
If you know anything about the symptoms kratom can treat, it might be clear to you already why fibromyalgia patients have found relief using this all-natural Southeast Asian plant. Kratom – scientific name: Mitragyna speciosa – is popular for treating chronic pain, but is also recognized for its ability to fight fatigue and improve sleep (generally different strains for each effect), improve mood, and provide mental clarity – all these effects could potentially benefit people with Fibromyalgia.
Kratom as an Alternative to Opioid Use
One final way kratom could be useful to those with fibromyalgia lies in its similarity to opioids. As an opioid agonist, kratom can “trick” the body and brain into thinking they are still receiving opioids. This means withdrawal symptoms are less or possibly completely alleviated, while pain and other symptoms are still addressed.
If a patient with fibromyalgia has had to turn to opioids for more intensive pain relief, they may want to look into kratom as an alternative. Kratom does not cause respiratory failure, unlike opioids, so it’s considered by many to be a safer alternative.
Best Kratom Strains for Fibromyalgia
We’ve compiled a list of our best painkilling strains (based on the reports of kratom users), and also noted the other Fibromyalgia symptoms they might aid:
Red Vein kratom powder is a potent, powerful analgesic, and can also improve mood and encourage better sleep.
Green Vein kratom can soothe pain without inducing sleep, offering relief from anxiety and a bit of natural energy.
White Vein kratom leaf gives patients considerable energy to combat fatigue, while also providing mild to moderate pain relief and mental clarity.
HOW TO TAKE & DOSE KRATOM FIBROMYALGIA
There are several ways to take kratom and dose that’ll help you figure it out, plus a couple of tips on using kratom, like taking kratom with food or juice! kratom sold in many forms such as a powder and capsule with a different dose, First off, let’s figure out if powder or capsules are the best way to take kratom and the best dosage for fibromyalgia:
TAKE WITH CAPSULE AND DOSE FOR FIBROMYALGIA
Mild- 1 to 2 g (2-4 capsules)
Moderate- 2 to 4.5 g (4-9 capsules)
High- 4.5 to 8 g (9-16 capsules)
(our capsules are .5 g each)
TAKING KRATOM POWDER AND DOSE FOR FIBROMYALGIA
Kratom powder has a solid taste, yet there are approaches to take it that limit the flavor and make it simpler! Here are the absolute most famous methods of taking and dose kratom powder:
Mild- Up to .5 tsp.
Moderate- 1 to 1.5 tsp.
High- 2 to 2.5 tsp.
Like Protein Powder- One of the fastest ways of getting kratom into your system. Measure the desired amount into a teaspoon/tablespoon with a glass of water or flavored liquid prepared. Toss the kratom powder as far back as possible, making sure not to breathe in, and immediately wash down with the prepared liquid. The effects will kick in quickly and powerfully.
A Tea- This method is growing more and more popular. Simply place the desired amount of kratom into a coffee filter and let steep in boiling water for 10-15 minutes to brew a strong kratom tea. The effects are pleasant and long-lasting.
Mixed Into Food- Kratom can be mixed with food and eaten, some of the most popular things to mix it into our smoothies and orange juice, as they mask the flavor well. Effects will take longer to kick in with this method, but they will also last a long time.
On the off chance that one of those choices sounds great to you, kratom powder may be the best approach! Here’s a dosing guide for Grassroots Harvest kratom powder. This depends on an expected normal and ought to be balanced by body weight as well as resistance.
Taking Kratom With Food
It’s in every case best to attempt to take kratom with food, not on a vacant stomach. Particularly for those that are more current to kratom, having a lot of crude powder in your stomach without much else in there can cause inconvenience and queasiness. Along these lines, for the best outcomes when taking kratom, we suggest taking it with a food-a tidbit or an entire feast.