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Treating HPPD with kratom or valerian

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I took kratom once.  I got it from a friend who deals with cronic pain.  What he gave me came from a good source and I didn't take a lot.

I didn't like it at all.  It made me feel weird, gave me stomach problems, and made me feel shaky.  I was warned that it has a dependency profile and not to take it daily.  I did it once, not for me.

Valarian just makes me sleepy.  I'm sleepy enough so I never took to this herb either.

I've tried a bunch of herbal treatments for this disorder but none have helped much.  I do take cbd oil when I have insomnia.  Sobriety and meditation practice worked best for me.

 

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On 1/27/2019 at 10:45 AM, MadDoc said:

I took kratom once.  I got it from a friend who deals with cronic pain.  What he gave me came from a good source and I didn't take a lot.

I didn't like it at all.  It made me feel weird, gave me stomach problems, and made me feel shaky.  I was warned that it has a dependency profile and not to take it daily.  I did it once, not for me.

Valarian just makes me sleepy.  I'm sleepy enough so I never took to this herb either.

I've tried a bunch of herbal treatments for this disorder but none have helped much.  I do take cbd oil when I have insomnia.  Sobriety and meditation practice worked best for me.

 

I've already tried kratom a few times before I had HPPD, I'm more concerned about how it'll affect my symptoms now that I have HPPD. It was helpful for my chronic pain, but I'm concerned it might aggravate my hppd or make it worse!

Ive never tried valerian, thanks for your insight!

I've been sober for over 6 months of all drugs (i used to be a user of more than a few of them) except for the occasional drink and my nicotine addiction LOL. Meditation doesn't seem to help me at all, only makes it worse )):

Thank you so much!

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Meditation takes time and practice.  It taught me that "I" am the controller of my own mind.  A weird concept.  Can I control my conciseness 100%.  No way.  Can I control a part of it, yup.  What I can control is the firing of the adrenal pumps when hppd tells me to PANIC.  Like a circuit breaker, I can left it go.  

Akin to learning a musical instrument, it takes practice.  For me, the benefits were huge.  Perhaps life saving.  

I'll get off my soapbox now.

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