I have been using Kratom along with an assortment of prescribed pills to help me deal with BIpolar for almost two years now. The pharmaceuticals always just took the edge off the highs and lows just a little bit but the disease would still kick my ass. Hey everybody, Over the last 7 years this forum has grown exponentially. With your help, We have created a community of Kratom enthusiasts to come together and discuss the industry. Kratom for Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar disorder, which used to be referred to as manic depression, is a mental illness and is recognizable by it’s tendency to create severe mood swings in the sufferer. There are prescription medications (mood stabilizers) available to sufferers, and this medication aims to lessen the intensity of the mood. Re: Kratom and Bi-polar Just in case You didn't read SWIM's response in another thread recently, in relation to Kratom and bipolar disorder, here's a copy/paste of the text (since I am unable to post any links yet) : Dear Questioner, Yes. I have Bipolar II dosorder. And yes. I’ve tried Kratom. I will say from experience that if you are looking to self medicate, the same adage in law (only a fool represents himself) also applies in medicine—mental health includ. Bipolar Disorder is commonly portrayed as a “mental illness“, but — for those who suffer from it — it is more like a roller-coaster ride that they have no idea why they’re on it, or how to get off. Sometimes it’s exciting and others, it is sheer misery — leading to a potentially suicidal depression. So to start my whole family has bipolar disorder and depression really really badly everyone except my mom cycles through wild mood swings and manic depression daily. The hardest part of living with Bipolar disorder is that people dont really understand. Usually youre labeled as a dick for being irritable, or a pussy for crying about nothing. Bipolar disorder and co-occurring kratom abuse can be treated with the right care. Attempts to treat bipolar disorder without treating the kratom abuse, or vice versa, are often unsuccessful. A person may experience temporary relief from both conditions, though a setback in one frequently results in a setback in the other disorder. If you have. Persistent Depressive Disorder – Mild, moderate, or severe depression that dominates most days for at least two years. Bipolar Disorder – Characterized by periods of abnormally elevated mood or euphoria known as mania and periods of depressed mood. I was on anti-psychotics for a long time and could not deal with the side effects. I tried half a dozen different drugs but got terrible nausea and felt incredibly tired all the time. Kratom has allowed me to keep some symptoms of bipolar disorder in check while not having to deal with the terrible side effects of prescription drugs.