The severity and duration of withdrawal symptoms depend on several factors, including:
- How much Kratom was being taken on a daily basis.
- Whether or not Kratom was being combined with another chemical substance.
- Your age, weight and gender.
- Whether or not you have previously been diagnosed with an underlying mental illness.
- The length of time you have been using Kratom.
Anyone who has been using Kratom for longer than one or two weeks will experience a combination of physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped suddenly.
The Physical Symptoms of Kratom Withdrawal
The most common physical symptoms associated with Kratom withdrawal include:
- Muscle aches and pains
- Stomach cramping
- Nausea and vomiting
- Flu-like symptoms, including watery eyes, runny nose, night sweats and chills
- Excessive yawning
- Restlessness/an inability to sit still
- Fatigue and excessive tiredness
- Profuse sweating/night sweats
- Hot flashes
The Psychological Symptoms of Kratom Withdrawal
The most common psychological symptoms associated with Kratom withdrawal include:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Depressed mood
- Suicidal ideation
- Intense drug cravings
- Insomnia and other sleep-related issues
Kratom Withdrawal Timeline
Symptoms of Kratom withdrawal depend heavily on how much of the substance you were taking regularly and for how long. In most cases, the symptoms associated with Kratom withdrawal begin to develop within 12 hours of the final dose. The substance is flushed out of the system fairly quickly, and in most cases symptoms completely resolve within three days. If a Kratom use disorder was particularly severe, it can take up to 10 days for symptoms to resolve completely.
Is Kratom Detox Always Necessary?
If you have only been using Kratom for a short period of time, you might be tempted to detox at home. While Kratom withdrawal symptoms are rarely dangerous, it is always a good idea to enter an inpatient detox program as a precautionary first step on the road to long-term recovery. There are many benefits of inpatient detox beyond physical stabilization and a safe, pain-free withdrawal. These benefits are:
- You have access to the best medical and clinical care in the country.
- You are able to relax in a safe and secure facility, which decreases the risk of relapse significantly.
- You are able to work directly with a case manager, who helps you map out an individualized aftercare plan.
- You are introduced to addiction therapy and a range of additional addiction treatment services, like dual diagnosis treatment options and relapse prevention training.
Entering into a medical detox program is a particularly good idea if you were using multiple substances simultaneously, or if you have an underlying mental illness. To learn more about Immersion Recovery Center and our integrated program of Kratom addiction recovery, today.
Treatment Options for Kratom Withdrawal
The best treatment options for Kratom withdrawal depend on your unique needs and personal background. In most cases, a combination of over-the-counter pain relievers and non-narcotic sleep aids are the most effective when it comes to treating symptoms of withdrawal. As far as longer term treatment options, it is recommended those with a primary Kratom addiction enter into a residential treatment program or an intensive outpatient program, where they will undergo intensive behavioral therapy and learn how to successfully avoid future relapse. Because Kratom addiction affects everyone differently, it is important to seek individualized counseling before determining which level of care is right for you. today to learn more.