By - absolutehysterical
Good job tapering to 20mg!
This is an interesting question and one I’ve been exploring myself. I’ve heard of a few people who did use kratom for this purpose with good results. An eventual taper off kratom is then needed, but many argue that this is worth it.
I’ve never had to taper or quit a 15-20 gpd kratom habit, but it does seem a lot more painful that something smaller such as 4-6 gpd. I’ve heard a lot of success with tapering kratom too.
Substances are tricky. A slow taper is your best bet, but for some really sensitive people (like me), this gets excessively slow and using a helper like kratom is worthwhile if you can keep use low and take some breaks.
Mental symptoms are likely from cutting pregabalin. You are in the very low dose range where binding is very strong when compared to higher doses. However, at some point, this will fall off. I know there are people who taper to 1mg, but I suspect it’s more psychological at that point.
So, I’d say keep kratom use low, take some tolerance breaks, and keep going slow with the end of the taper. You are almost there.
You’re just cycling addictions. Stop the Kratom now.
That's quite naive.
I have been dependent on pregabalin but I haven't been addicted to it. I don't have a psychological compulsion to take it (in fact, the opposite). I don't have any maladaptive behaviours that go with pregabalin use. I'm prescribed it but have decided to come off it on my own.
Kratom I have definitely been addicted to in the past. It is possible I could get addicted to it again.
I'm not sure if you have any chronic pain issues but it's often a "least worst" choice. I don't want to be on opiates. I don't want to be on pregabalin. I don't want to be in constant pain. I don't want to be addicted to kratom either. Which one of these am I going to choose?
At this stage I want to try to manage pain without anything because I'm so desperate to be free of any and all mind altering drugs. But there's a chance I won't be able to and I'm OK with that. I'm just trying to find the least worst option.
Oh and also "Stop the kratom now."?? Seriously? Why should I when I can taper off it and have no real withdrawals?
Some people like to feel superior, saying ignorant and unhelpful things in a single sentence. It’s thoughtless. I generally ignore it. Someone told me I had a high chance of dying using kratom and pregabalin. This is ridiculous, of course. When I asked how my slow taper and very low kratom use would lead to death, they had no answer. Sure, if I cold turkeyed 600mg pregabalin and started 50 grams of kratom, that would be dangerous. But tapering 10% per month pregabalin and taking 2-4 grams of kratom? Nope. Just ignorant.
I am with you. I want to be free from everything. But I will carefully stop pregabalin and also carefully use kratom as needed. I’ve read of several people doing this in other groups.
Good luck, and keep us posted on how you do.
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