Hi, my name is Jody Palmer and as far back as I can remember I have always depended on Alcohol and or drugs.
I believe it started when I was about 9 years old when I had a severe head injury, which caused a severe brain injury.
I had no idea back then the effects that baseball bat against my skull would have on me the rest of my life.
Severe depression, many suicide attempts and mental hospital stay.
The last thing I was taking before I found this wonderful herb Kratom was suboxone and tramadol.
I was using the subs to get off the tramadol and if you think tramadol isn’t that bad try getting off them cold turkey after years of taking them.
I have also been on all kinds of different pain killers and antidepressants.
Nothing seemed to help me with that terrible feeling of hopelessness.
The first time I tried Kratom, it didn’t work for me because I was still taking an opiate.
It wasn’t until I saw a YouTube video of a guy in South Carolina talking about how to take it.
To make sure the freshness and that for Kratom to work correctly we have to be off opiates for at least 12-24 hours and suboxone and methadone we have to be off for at least 48 hours.
I ordered some from this guy and got the vials off liquid Maeng da, and I quit the suboxone and waited 3 days, and it worked this time.
I couldn’t believe it.
I have been off opiates for about 3 years now, and yes, I do use Kratom daily because it also helps with depression and anxiety – I believe due to the head injury.
Kratom is an excellent natural herb and really helps me. I probably take it 5-6 times a day.
When I started, I didn’t need a lot maybe 1/2 a tablespoon, but now I’m up to about 1/4 cup each time. I do find that if I eat mangoes, it helps with the tolerance issues. Grapefruit, orange juice also help when my tolerance gets too high.
My favourite strain is green Maeng da mixed with white Maeng da and maybe some enhanced mixed in too.
I tried the reds, and they put me to sleep, so I don’t really like them. I mix it up a lot and try different strains because for me, each one has a slightly different euphoric feeling.
I believe all the strains that I have tried helps with pain.
I also have had an artificial disc replacement surgery, so I know what it’s like to be in pain.
I give Kratom and hard work the credit for my sobriety and the lawn care business I run now. I definitely wouldn’t be able to do it without Kratom.
I noticed that if I take too much, I get nauseous and feel dizzy so that makes it impossible for me at least to overdose on it, which when I took pain killers I always took way to many and they would run out at the end of the month. It was a vicious cycle month after month.
I think that if Kratom is banned there will be a lot of people dying because it helps people tremendously. I believe we should be able to consume any kind of herd legally and I think the FDA needs to know that it will cause more harm than good making it illegal.
I have signed the petition to keep it legal. I am on a few Facebook groups. I have been thinking about starting a business or at least look into becoming a Kratom supplier.
I am not sure of anything in Greeley Co. I would love to get more involved if I knew of anything.
I believe everything is addictive but at least Kratom is natural and not synthetic. But the thing about Kratom is it tells us when we took too much, and we know not to take that much next time.
I hope and pray that anyone that is struggling with addiction can find Kratom so they can beat that obsession and be free from its grip. I hope my story helps many.
Blessings to all.