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Kratom

Has anyone tried kratom? My sister is raving about it, but it is not legal in the US at the moment.

  1. Hi Tara,

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    Meaghan (Migraine.com Team)

    1. I did a refseek search, because I hadn't heard of this alternative. It lead me to a few references, several of which contain this quote:
      The United States Drug Enforcement Administration state "There is no legitimate medical use for kratom".[13] Kratom has become popular as a recreational drug and has been promoted with claims that it can improve mood, relieve pain and help with opiate addiction.[9]
      (That one's from the Wikipedia article)
      There's a lot of concern because of the opioids/opioid-like substances within the plant, and how people are misusing it, and not weaning off properly. Also, I think, the grade of the products they purchase.
      Personally (because I'm sensitive to a lot of medication) I'd avoid it.

      1. Ok. I went onto the FDA site, because I felt uncomfortable about my previous post. This is their alert from earlier this year. Please note that it explains quite clearly why kratom is not recommended for use:
        http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm515085.htm
        They've even seized shipments in the last week or so.

        1. Hi Everyone,
          I hope that you all have seen my piece on research I found on kratom. https://migraine.com/living-migraine/what-is-kratom/ And if you see hyperlinks in the article, it will take you to the source I got that info from.

          And the DEA delayed it's ban on kratom to allow for public comment. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-10-12/dea-withdraws-kratom-ban-opens-public-comment-period

          Migraine.com will be publishing two patient perspectives soon. Please do research for yourself to decide whether or not it's something you want to pursue.
          -Katie
          Migraine.com

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