Quite a few people said they use kratom for pain conditions we didn’t ask about or discovered that it helped them feel better in unexpected ways:
“I tried kratom for many things and it has worked for all. Toothaches, back and knee pain, sore joints and ligaments, flu symptoms, and insomnia.”
“I have had very little back pain since I starting taking kratom to treat it. Three side effects I didn’t expect is that it eliminated my restless leg syndrome, reduced my blood pressure to a normal level and significantly reduced my overall cholesterol levels.”
“I have found so much relief for my ulcerative colitis and carpal tunnel syndrome from this plant that I fear how my body will respond when I no longer have it.”
“I use kratom for severe TMJ disorder and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. I am also a recovering addict, and kratom has helped me stay clean and be the best 4th grade teacher I can be. If I hadn’t had kratom to help ease chronic pain and the urge to use, I wouldn’t be doing my dream job. I’d probably be in jail without a job, divorced, and possibly even dead.”
“Kratom without a doubt helps any part of my body to not be in pain. Not only does it help with pain, it helps with my depression and it helps me get to sleep very easily.”
Many also have strong feelings about allowing drug companies to use kratom in pharmaceutical products, which would require approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
Seven out of ten kratom consumers are opposed to that idea, believing drug makers have conspired with the DEA to make kratom illegal.