I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and I was afraid and in pain. I kept calling the rheumatologist but it’s been two weeks and I haven’t heard anything. I was in so much pain, I would get to work and have to sit in the office and cry for a little before I could choke it down and clock in. I was taking Aleve but I had to take more than the recommended dose to feel any effect which in turn made my stomach hurt and caused serious nausea. My fiance had kratom for stomach issues and I asked if I could try it. I felt the effects almost immediately! Not only with the pain but with the depression as well. I was spending most of the day curled up on the couch crying and after taking kratom I was back to being myself. Up and active and happy! I love backpacking and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to do it again but thanks to kratom my fiance and I are planning a trip for 2 weeks from now! Honestly before kratom I began to have suicidal thoughts run through my head. The pain was so severe that the thought of living with it for the rest of my life was torture. I am so privileged to live in a state where kratom is legal and I believe everyone should have that privilege.