I began using kratom this past Tuesday - 4/23/19 - for chronic back pain and for insomnia/anxiety. I got relief from lower back pain in less than an hour and have been sleeping better than I have in years.
Sciatica struck overnight but I didn’t recognize it at first; it feels like my hamstring is sore at first. As the day goes on and I’m in more and more pain - like at about 7 and at an 8 when I try to sit - I remembered the kratom. I bought the loose product so, I mixed up a couple of grams in a protein shake and I’m waiting for relief.
30 minutes later... beginning to feel a tiny bit of relief. (Please withhold scolding me and warning me about a substance I have researched already. I took opiates for YEARS and have ingested pounds of ibuprofen since opiates are no longer prescribed in the same manner - spare me. Thanks).
One hour later: I feel so much better. Pain is probably about a 4 now. Lots of relief! With horrible sciatica, breathing hurts! I was afraid I’d feel drowsy but I only feel relief from pain. Sciatica is some of the worst pain - good to know kratom WILL work for nerve pain; at least it did for me.