There was a bit of a debate in one of my groups, regarding Kratom. I know it’s so helpful for many people. I do not think the government should step in and ban this too!! It’s relatively safe but I was discussing that it can and may help loads of chronic pain patients, but not everyone!
Like anything else, you need to discuss it with your Dr ahead of time and please get an EKG first. I have several complicated heart arrhythmias. One is pretty uncommon but most people don’t even know that they have it until they die from “sudden cardiac death” (which is its only symptom). It’s called “Long QT syndrome”. There are many thousands of medications on the “DO NOT TAKE” list with long QT syndrome. The list updates daily and herbs such as Kratom, Turmeric & Ginseng are among the things that people with LQTS cannot take. Please just be safe and I hope you continue to have or get access to whatever kind of pain relief works for you!
But please check out this article I’ve posted below:
- Article from NIH.gov regarding cardiac arrests associated with Kratom
- The Dangers of Using Kratom Regularly
- Read this Article about Kratom and heart rhythm Disorders
**This article is mysteriously gone now? It disappeared from the internet: **Just a little info about Kratom before you take it
**(4-2019)now this is what shows up instead: