I also was an addict, although my DOC was oxymorphone. I was using 60-90 mg a day nasally. (Crushed and snorted) I spent 5 months on Suboxone, which I am also gratefully clean of opiates now. However when I stopped the Suboxone, my depression was horrible, no sleep, and the pain in my back from my 2 spinal surgerys was intense. My message therapist introduced me to Maeng Da and other types of Kratom. It is just a miracle as far as I am concerned. Depression- GONE. Addiction- GONE. Pain- VIRTUALLY GONE. I was taking Tylenol x 6 a day plus Meloxicam and 1600 mg of ibuprofen and that was just taking the edge off. Now I take the Meloxicam only, and I am not sure I need it. I started down the path of opiate addiction to relieve pain. The longer I was on it (4+ years) the less effective it was. A friend who has severe chronic fibro-mialga suggested to insuffulate for a greater effect. After that I was on my way to a hard core addiction. I was days before “firing” it up because it just wasn’t helping anymore. Thank god for my wife and my understanding doctors who put me on the road to recovery with Suboxone. Now I have Kratom, I know I never have to look back!
I used creatine 8 or so years ago, had great gains, ( it was the exact same product then & dont tell me its gotten better becasue its effervescent or some .) But I also had a frequent & uncomfortable need to urinate that was NOT just from consuming extra liquid, but from my kidneys being put on overload & doing damage to them with this stuff. I drank plenty of water, took a little less than the recommended dose & was having the urination problem for years after the use of creatine… I also was very short tempered with my family & young kids at the time I took it as it altered my mood.
I also have a friend who underwent a kidney transplant, that if he didnt get, he would have died . the reason for his kidney failure was creatine & he would tell you to stay far away from it as it almost costed him his life. This stuff is absolutely no good-
“Attention-deficit drugs increase concentration in the short term, which is why they work so well for college students cramming for exams. But when given to children over long periods of time, they neither improve school achievement nor reduce behavior problems. The drugs can also have serious side effects... Many parents who take their children off the drugs find that behavior worsens, which most likely confirms their belief that the drugs work. But the behavior worsens because the children's bodies have become adapted [because the drugs are habit-forming] to the drug. Adults may have similar reactions if they suddenly cut back on coffee, or stop smoking.”