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Kratom and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

April 28, 2021

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If you are someone who has been using kratom and you use it occasionally, maybe just twice a week – you don’t use it very often, which is why you won’t experience kratom withdrawals. But, if you are someone who tends to use kratom on a daily basis, especially multiple times a day – if you were to quit kratom and go cold turkey – you will certainly experience some withdrawal symptoms.

What are some of the kratom withdrawal symptoms?

Some of the withdrawal symptoms might include hot flashes, constipation, nausea, upset stomach, and cold sweats – sometimes, people report they feel like having the flu. Overall, the kratom withdrawal symptoms generate a sense of not feeling well.

It is important to mention that such withdrawal symptoms are natural for any substance you use to enhance your mood or enhance your brain performance. Some people also use substances to reduce their pain and anxiety.

Most substances that people use will have a similar effect – natural and synthetic. So, if we think about caffeine or the strongest kratom – if you are someone who drinks two to three cups of coffee daily, and if you were to suddenly stop drinking coffee altogether by waking up one day, then you as well would experience withdrawal symptoms.

You probably would get a pounding headache, experience a hard time sleeping, feeling very irritable and edgy – the same is true for nicotine. If you are someone who smokes or vapes and you just stop immediately – you will get withdrawal symptoms.

And all of this is simply because your body has become accustomed to that chemical being in your system – so, if you suddenly take it away, your body is now looking for it to accomplish the same task it was doing before.

What is TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) used for?

TMS, also known as transcranial magnetic stimulation, is an FDA-approved treatment for depression, PTSD, anxiety, and OCD. Research is also finding the use of TMS to be beneficial for people dealing with substance disorders and addiction.

In TMS, a magnetic coil is positioned over the head, and the subsequent electromagnetic field provides enough energy to cause the neurons to reach an action potential creating a domino effect. The subsequent roadway of neurons accesses the deep areas of the brain that link with being happier and less anxious.

The thing about kratom is that it is not FDA-approved, so people who regularly use kratom can have a hard time getting a TMS treatment.

The best way to avoid kratom withdrawal symptoms

Before going extreme from zero to a hundred and vice versa, the best thing that you can do to avoid kratom withdrawals is tapering. Now, what does tapering mean?

Tapering simply means reducing your dose at a very slow pace so that the body does not recognize the reduction in the amount of kratom that you are taking. A lot of people don’t do this because it takes a lot of time, dedication, and patience to get there.

But, if you successfully taper, you won’t have any withdrawal symptoms or, at the very least – very minor ones. All you need to do is to reduce your kratom intake by half a gram once every three days!

 

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