DEPRESSION

Please share your testimonial here about how Kratom has helped you to cope with clinical depression and other mood disorders. This is your personal story about your journey, so please be as informative as possible and include how Kratom has changed your life and the lives of those around you.

2017-08-16T19:07:59+00:00 May 25th, 2016|DEPRESSION|12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Chris May 28, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I have had depression and anxiety since the age of about 11 and after visiting my GP multiple times and trying multiple antidepressants with varying effects I began to look up on alternative treatment for it.

    I came across Kratom which I discovered was perfectly safe with less/minor side effects than prescribed medication yet this is the most effective treatment I have used.

    Taking away Kratom may ruin lives for those with mental illness or those in pain and their families will notice profound behaviour changes.

    I do hope that Kratom is exempted from the psychoactive substances bill for the good of us all on this site.

    Testimonial

    • Age: 18
    • Gender: Male
    • Condition: Depression, anxiety, mild paranoia
  2. Benji May 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    It has come as a great shock as disappointment that Kratom has fallen under this ridiculous new act that rejects science, experience and fact in favour of fear and propaganda which is extremely counter productive and harmful in itself.

    I had been using kratom on and off for over 3 years and have to say it has helped me tremendously in many ways in which less safe pharmaceuticals would not be able to.

    On days in which my depression makes it too difficult to function to my best ability, kratom gives me the mood boost and subtle anti-depressant and anxiogenic effects which allow me to carry on with my day without being impaired or foggy headed.

    Some may say kratom is addictive however in my experience even with daily dosing over a period of months, I only endured slight fatigue and a dip in my mood for no longer than a few days to a week before returning to my normal healthy self.

    If I had been using pharmaceutical opiates, benzo’s or other harmful drugs to relieve my symptoms for this period of time I would most definitely be physically addicted and subjected to potentially life threatening withdrawal symptoms or overdose/drug interactions.

    The result of this ban may lead former kratom users to more harmful illegal alternatives which forces more money into the pockets of criminal gangs, reduces tax revenue and increases the harm to the user and society as a whole.

    It is deeply concerning that a large potentially beneficial area of scientific research has been prohibited in such an ignorant way.

    This is counterproductive and prohibition has never worked if you look at the results throughout history. To follow a model based on the success of Portugal’s drugs laws would be extremely beneficial to society on a health, social and financial basis as has been proved and I hope that the UK government will soon come to their senses on such an important and urgent issue.

    Im blessed to have been able to freely use such a beneficial herb and hopefully this isn’t the last time we will have access to it.

    Many thanks to Kratom.co.uk and the other great vendors who went out of their way to help and heal those who needed relief.

    sincerely,

    Benji

    Testimonial

    • Age: 21
    • Gender: Male
    • Condition: Depression, fatigue, mild pain.
  3. Paul May 29, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I have suffered from anxiety and depression for over 20 years. When I feel a bout of depression coming on I use kratom to get me through the worst of it. It has been a game changer for me. Don’t know what I’m going to do when my supplies run out..

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    • Age: 40
    • Gender: Male
    • Condition: Depression anxiety.
  4. John May 31, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I had a botched operation about 7 years ago. I was prescribed tram adolescent. This drug lead to a boutique of serious seizures. My heart stopped on the first seizure and first responders took 20 min to resuscitate me. I was them put on Co codamol. I was on these for years. Having to have LFT’s every week to the GPS because my liver function refused to return to normal. I finally decided it was the paracetamol in the pain killers that was the cause. I asked to swap to a pain killer that had no paracetamol in it. They did this for a few months then said I was addicted to the med. I was furious so I binned them all. After a few months I was still suffering from the pain that I got after the op. And I found kratom. I’ve been using it ever since. It’s helped me get some life back. I don’t know what I’ll do if they ban it?

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    • Age: 43
    • Gender: Male
    • Condition: Damaged Vegas nerve and brain injury.
  5. Lola June 1, 2016 at 6:06 am

    I have really been struggling mentally for a while. Suffering from bulimia, I would turn to food to give me comfort. Thanks to Kratom, I have stopped binging and purging. Each day is a little brighter and I’m not feeling as anxious. Unfortunately, my supplies are running low. I’m terrified, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I don’t know any drug dealers; I’ve always ordered Kratom online.

    I find it difficult that the government wouldn’t have a problem if I downed a bottle of wine a night (which in fact, would be doing me much more harm!).

    I’m very worried for the other people, like myself, who rely on Kratom to ease their symptoms. Although, unfortunately, I don’t believe the government will back track on this.

    Wish I knew where to get some still 🙁

    Testimonial

    • Age: 25
    • Gender: Female
    • Condition: Eating disorder/depression
  6. Ben June 6, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Alright, everyone’s annoyed right? me too.

    When I was about 11-12yrs old I started to get depressed and into drugs, my father wasn’t around because my mum didn’t want him there, mum wasn’t around coz she was at uni, so I kinda grew up alone or around my cousin’s/uncles house about 6-7 years old (he was violent- threw shoes, used a belt everything). So I go through school depressed not making any friends, I’ve got nothing to ‘sell’ and everyone else had cool stories of their families and I literally start researching depression @13. I find out it’s mainly a problem with the neurotransmitters (normally serotonin) in your brain. I tell my mum she thinks it’s a phase, I tell the doc he says it’s hormones and to pretty much deal with it.

    Finally around 14/15 I found out about weed and started smoking regularly, the odd day or two became days and soon I was a full on stoner- as in doing nothing worthwhile and just smoking weed all day every day.

    Then while I was looking at the research chemicals for cannabinoids (they were cheap at the time and I was nearly homeless) I found Kratom and kava; the two substances that would change my life. They both lifted my depression, did wonders for my social anxiety (unlike alcohol) and helped quite a lot with the agoraphobia, to make Kratom illegal to import and distribute is denying people of their human rights to self medicate when the NHS/government cannot do so.

    I’ve been through SSRI withdrawal, benzo withdrawal and mirtazapine withdrawal because of what the GPs told me to do and nothing helps but Kratom (for me at least). I seriously considered suicide, had it all planned out etc when the psychoactives bill was nearly passed in April. I cannot survive without Kratom, if there is no legal way of buying it here when I run out I will have to move country so I don’t kill myself from depression which our government cannot treat, so please do not make this drug illegal when it does so much good in the world.

    I don’t see what negative consequences Kratom has EVER had on a nation. Please, please consider adding Kratom to the excempted substances list, if we can’t add things on to that exceptions list then there was no point in making the bill in the first place, if it’s illegal people are gonna get it just either illegally or in a country where it is legal. Please don’t make Kratom illegal.
    Thanks for your time regardless of your decision,
    Ben

    Testimonial

    • Age: 21
    • Gender: Male
    • Condition: Depression, social anxiety and agoraphobia
  7. Hannah June 9, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Unfortunately my family has a serious history of mental illness that isn’t well treated by conventional drugs. My mum has had depression for as long as I can remember, my grandpa has had multiple breakdowns and a couple of family members are bipolar.
    I first started showing symptoms at around age 13, with a combination of anorexia and depression. I struggled through for a few years, regularly self harming and starving myself as they were the only things that made me feel better. Not surprisingly, eventually I couldn’t keep it up any longer, and had a breakdown. I attended counselling sessions, which didn’t help and in desperation I turned to alcohol. This didn’t make me feel any better (of course), but it did at least cause me to put on weight. I started bingeing on food whilst drinking then throwing it all up.

    I was put on antidepressants, but often they were not available when my prescription needed renewing every month. As they were SSRIs the withdrawal symptoms each time I ran out were awful – I couldn’t leave the house. The doctors weren’t any help, just expecting me to travel around the country every month to find a pharmacy that had them in stock. I couldn’t continue like this so I stopped taking them.

    It was at this stage that I moved from alcohol to cocaine in an effort to try and feel better. Because of the illegality of cocaine I then started experimenting with MMCAT. Unfortunately this I found this alternative to be far more addictive than cocaine, and quickly spiralled into addiction. I tried to go back to the doctors, but they just insisted that my depression was caused by the drugs, rather than the drugs caused by the depression which was actually the case. So I could get no treatment.
    I managed to quit the MMCAT with the help my then partner, but I was still just as depressed. I spent most of my time crying and planning how to kill myself.

    When I have a problem, I like to do as much research as possible into a solution, and the depression was the biggest problem of my life. My research led me to Kratom, and honestly it was a revelation. The black fog started to lift, enough that I was able to go to counselling and start to feel happy again. I have since studied at University and am working in science. I do not drink or have any drugs, and I feel almost normal.

    Unfortunately because of the genetic/inherited nature of my mental illness, I am unlikely to ever be cured. Therefore with the Bill coming into force I prepared by visiting my doctor to go back onto antidepressants. I now feel worse, and the side effects are incredibly unpleasant, but this is my only option. I just hope that I can continue with my job.
    I apologise for the essay that this has ended up being.

    Testimonial

    • Age: 25
    • Gender: Female
    • Condition: Depression / Anxiety / Addiction / Eating dissorder
  8. Gareth June 10, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I have suffered from depression and anxiety all of my adult life and have found that the only thing that really works for me is Kratom.

    I started taking Kratom due to suffering repeated bouts of depression and anxiety despite being on 100mg daily of Sertraline prescribed by the doctor.

    Kratom has also helped me remain clear of alcohol, but since the ban I have been unable to source the Kratom I need. This has resulted in a return to a depressed state and I have already relapsed once on alcohol.

    To ban a plant that helps so many people is folly and will cause more harm to users of Kratom and society in general.

    Kratom helps people like me live a normal and productive life and it should therefore be exempt from the psychoactive substances act as its many benefits vastly outway the negatives.

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    • Age: 36
    • Gender: Male
    • Condition: Depression
  9. Christopher June 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder or manic depression back in 1994…
    I have been on numerous prescription medications, with adverse side affects,
    I am now on a low dose of prescription medication, through the support of my care coordinator and psychiatrist.
    I have used Kratom and found it has helped to reduce symptom’s of depression, such as fatigue and anxiety. It also has a calming affect, and helps you to think more clearly and creatively. I suffer with lower back pain, and have found kratom to be useful as a pain reliever. (Banning kratom is like Banning Super Strength Teabag’s!! Lolzzz.).>+..amen.<.

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    • Age: 47
    • Gender: Male
    • Condition: Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
  10. Miles June 17, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I have suffered with quite a bit of mental illness in the last couple of years, Kratom has without a doubt helped my well being more than anything else. It has allowed me to live a happy and fulfilling life free from Anxiety, Depression and alcohol addiction

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    • Age: 22
    • Gender: Male
    • Condition: Depression/Anxiety/Alcoholism
  11. Briar Miller September 16, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I have struggled with depression most of my life. Kratom made a huge difference to me. I have used it for many years now. It enabled me to avoid antidepressants, I was able to stop drinking too much and taking illegal substances to get by. It meant that instead of dragging myself through my days I have been able to get on with my life being positive and productive. There have been times when I didn’t have Kratom for a while and while I noticed my mood getting lower, I did not experience any side effects. I have been physically healthy all the way through so I can’t see that there are any risks from taking Kratom. On the other hand if I end up having to try pharmaceutical antidepressants, I know that there will be serious health risks, side effects and addiction. I believe that Kratom has been banned purely because the pharmaceutical industry does not have a monopoly on it and can’t make profit from it.I envisage it becoming legal after the industry has developed a way to process it for their own benefit. I am not looking forward to a future of struggling in the dark when I have gotten used to brightness with the help of Kratom.

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    • Age: 49
    • Gender: Female
    • Condition: Depression
  12. Beth November 18, 2016 at 1:36 am

    Kratom has changed my life. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for years, usually rather low level, but often very serious where I was unable to cope with everyday life. Socialising for me was an ordeal. I would just try to hide at home.

    Although I have had some success with prescription anti-depressants, I find kratom to work better than anything I have tried. I have so much more energy, a more positive outlook on life and talking to people is so much easier. It is much better than alcohol which makes me tired and i know is not good for me. I was devastated when kratom was banned in the UK and now, here in America, where I am now living, they are trying to ban it as well.

    I don”t understand, when there is a heroin epidemic in this country, that the DEA is spending time trying to ban something that has helped so many people, has barely any side effects, does not cause withdrawal symptoms, when alcohol and cigarettes, which are much worse for people, are legal.

    Luckily my congressman here in Oregon is fighting the ban and I hope it will not go through.

    Again, I just want to say how much kratom has helped me in my depression and anxiety and I hope someday it will become available again for the people who need it.

    Testimonial

    • Age: 49
    • Gender: Female
    • Condition: Depression and anxiety

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