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I have recently been getting constant gassy stomach, bloating, constipation, and ab pains from consuming one of my brother’s vegetable smoothies. 

I later found out that this was called irritable bowl syndrome which described all the problems I’ve been getting.

The pain was like being punch in the gut nonstop even when I was asleep. 

What helped the most through this problem was kratom.

It got me through the roughest part of IBS which was the constant pains in the stomach and made me feel like the pain wasn’t there at all. 

In this article I will show you how I used kratom to help with this problem and a little extra things I did to cure it.

Here is a glimpse of what I did to cure my IBS:

  • not laying on my back
  • foam roll
  • changed my diet
  • drink warm water
  • stayed away from sugar
  • had probiotics

How I Took Kratom For IBS

When I wake up I take my normal dosage of kratom which is 3 grams. In about 15 minutes, the stomach and ab pains will disappear for half the day.

I will take another dosage for the other half of the day which would be 2.5 grams. Then I would take one last dosage at 2 grams to go to sleep.

Because of these problems I haven’t been rotating the strains properly but I still am trying to take different strains a day. I have noticed that my tolerance has shot up but the pain always disappears regardless.

I have these strains – Happy Hippo 1, Happy Hippo 2, Magic Hippo, and Snuggie Hippo

My Rotation looks like this

irritable bowl syndrome

For Friday through Saturday, I start combining the strains and although my tolerance shoots way up, the kratom will still make the stomach pains go away. I just don’t feel any other effects such as improved mood, calmness, focus, etc…

What Is IBS?

For those that don’t know, IBS is a disorder that affects the large intestine.

It can cause a variety of different problems such as gassinessbloating, constipationpain in the abdomen, diarrhea and constipation.

This syndrome can be caused by different things such as stress, diet and allergic reaction to a certain food.

IBS has made laying on my back unbearable and impossible to get any quality sleep at night. I would build too much gas up if I was laying on my back which wouldn’t be released so I had to lay on my stomach. I would also have to wake up every hour in the middle of the night to use the restroom, but nothing would come out.

What has been helping me a lot with my stomach pains from IBS is taking kratom. Specifically the slow and medium strains which I take three times a day. I have been taking steps to recovery and kratom makes it feel like this syndrome doesn’t even exist, well, until the effects disappear and then i’ll realize that it’s still there.

I can confidently say that the problems that I had is now halved from what it was a week ago.

Here is what I’ve been doing to recover

I Try Not To Lay On My Back

I make sure that I am sitting in an upright posture so the gases can be released and not linger and build up around in my stomach.

If I can then I will be standing up and strolling around and this also helps with food digestion and releasing gas from the stomach.

I Foam Roll

After taking kratom in the morning, I will usually foam roll my lower back and then my abs. Ever since IBS occurred, I have been aching from the lower back so I use a foam roller and it solves the issue.

I would then foam roll my abs and this helps moves the gases that are stuck in my stomach to go down.

I haven’t been foam rolling anymore because my IBS isn’t too bad anymore and my pains have lowered a lot.

If you don’t have a foam roller then find a cylinder that is thick enough for you to roll your back on (preferably 6×12 or 5×10 will still do).

I Eat Foods That Can Easily Be Digested

I stop eating raw vegetables and started boiling them before I eat. I pretty much just threw everything I want to eat into a crockpot and cook it on slow for 8 – 10 hours.

This makes the vegetables, chicken, beef, and everything tender and soft.

If I feel like cheating on my diet, then I would cheat on ramen noodles.

The noodles are soft and easily digestible.

The only problem with this is that it makes me really gassy, which is counterproductive.

Stay Away From Simple Carbs And Simple Sugars

I would recommend that you stay away from simple sugars and simple carbs if you want to be serious with recovery.

These will cause gassiness and stomach pains if you consume too much.

An example of simple carbs is white potatoes, white rice, white bread,  ramen noodles.

An example of simple sugar is candy, doughnuts, cake.

If you want carbs then you can try sweet potato.

One fist-size sweet potato will fill me up for 3 to 4 hours (this doesn’t sound right…).

I Only Drink Warm Water

Drinking warm water really helps relieve my stomach pains.

This is the only thing I drink now because it’s not only healthy but also feels good when you drink it.

When I drink the warm water, it makes my soothes my stomach pains and I feel like all the gas built up is moving down.

You should be drinking a lot of warm water because it will help make the recovery process a lot faster.

I drink warm water in the morning, during breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dinner, and before I go to sleep.

This is the only thing you should be drinking. You should stay away from any cold beverage.

I Take Probiotics And Eat Yogurt

I take probiotics every day and eat yogurt every day.

This will help your stomach digest food easily so you feel normal again.

These don’t help immediately, but in the long term will keep your digestive system functioning properly and healthy.

I got my probiotics from a probiotic drink in the dairy aisle and same for the yogurt.

They taste great so you should have no problem consuming them.

One thing that I do before I consuming these two is that I leave them out of the fridge and let them warm up to room temperature before I consume them.

The only reason I do this is because it easier on my stomach.


I cannot emphasize enough on how much kratom has helped me through this problem. 

My stomach was in excruciating pain and the only way I can describe it would be like holding in your poop for 2 weeks straight.

With Kratom the pain completely went away until the effects wore off.

As for the extra things that I did to help cure IBS, the main thing that I recommend is to change up you’re eating habits and diet if nothing else.

Eating healthy and easily digestive food will give your digestive  system less work so this will give it an easier and faster time to heal up.

P.S: I get Kratom from Coastline Kratom.

  • Mark Wallace April 12, 2016, 10:47 pm

    I too suffer from IBS with constipation not diarrhea so much. I get the gas, bloating, general gut pain etc. all the time. I have just started taking Kratom this week and it does help alleviate those issues and pain which is awesome. My concern is I have read Kratom can cause constipation so, though I can fix one set of problems will be making the constipation worse? Any input suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

    • Ben Nguyen April 12, 2016, 10:58 pm

      Hey Mark,
      Glad to hear Kratom helped with your IBS man. As far as constipation, we haven’t suffered from that at all. It probably could happen if you were to overdose on Kratom, but since Kratom has been working for you, you know your exact dosage spot and won’t be overdosing. If it does happen, just have some yogurt and ginger. I don’t see constipation happening to you anytime. Just know mostly all of Kratom side effects happen because people take too much of it. Hope you’ll find other use for Kratom as well, it can change people’s lives completely! Cheers 🙂

  • Mark Wallace April 13, 2016, 10:20 pm

    Thanks for the reply. I will go slow with the Kratom and see how it effects my constipation. I have read many comments by other folks who do NOT have IBS and have issues with getting constipated when using Kratom. If they are doing it too much, it is hard to say. Any way I hope it does become an issue for me because the Kratom I got from Happy Hippo does relieve my gas and bloating discomfort. Once again thanks for the quick reply.

  • Dan May 10, 2016, 5:05 pm

    Hey Mate! Thanks for the article. I started using Kratom a year ago to help me manage my mental health issues (anxiety, depression, laziness) and it has truly been a blessing. Prior to using kratom I never had any bowel issues that were not related to an illness (flu, food poisoning). Flash forward to two weeks ago. I lost my job (contract ran out) and am taking some time off. Since I was taking a break from work I figured I would take a break from kratom too. And that is when my IBS started up. Now, I doubt the cessation of kratom is what caused it. I think that my very poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress levels are probably what spurred it on and that I had had IBS for some time but the Kratom made me not notice it. Now I am literally shitting like 4 or 6 times BEFORE I have coffee or food. Makes for a very busy morning on my tablet. Today is the first day I am re-incorporating kratom, if for nothing else it has fiber.

    • Chihao Nguyen May 11, 2016, 3:09 pm

      Its great to hear that kratom has helped you Dan! I don’t mean to be nosey, but maybe high stress could be part of the issue for the IBS too since you stated that you lost your job. I hope that all goes well for you and awesome to hear you re-incorporating kratom =)

  • Emily June 8, 2016, 7:49 am

    Hi. Thanks for the info. Im new to kratom,just tried tonight. I have IBS but learned about it for chronic pain and to help get off opiates of 23 yrs since 17yrs old. I have several diseases that cause severe chronic pain. One rated worse then end stage cancer. Ive had ibs since a child but it got much worse about 2yrs ago. I started FODMAP diet, went gluten free, sugar free and dairy free. Which helped many things. Helped IBS about 90%! I can’t touch gluten and accidentally have had it 3x since quiting 16mo ago. Its like food poisoning. I recommend trying to quit gluten as well and the FODMAP diet really works. I thought it riduculous till I did so. Yogurt even upsets it. But I do occasionally have some. I take probiotics that are capsules and refrigerated. And soon treating leaky gut which I also recommend for anyone w/ibs symptoms, pain, depression, fatigue. Its often the underlying illness to many diseases and symptoms. Balancing gut bacteria and making sure dont have candida or prevent it is also imperative. Sugar and carbs feed candida. So you are on good path to prevent that. Ive had it for years and very hard to treat. It definitely flares the ibs. Great to hear about foam roller, that’s myofascial release therapy! The best thing you could do for pain and many health problems! And yes relieve gas, many yoga positions help do that too.
    Im curious about understanding different strains. I know theres white, red and green but also different strains of each? And are some better for ibs, pain, sleep etc or just red, green, white? I heard white for energy, red and green for pain w/red helping relax more then green. Also I have ibs-c, constipation is major problem from ibs-c and all the meds Ive been on since 17, Im 40. I had no idea kratom could cause constipation. The kratom fb group Im learning from never mentioned that.
    Thanks for any info. Good luck with your ibs and congratulations on feeling better!

    • Ben Nguyen June 12, 2016, 1:49 pm

      Hey Emily, thank you so much for sharing your in depth IBS solution, We definitely can agree about most food today are not ideal for a healthy lifestyle such as gluten, sugar and dairy. We both suffer terrible constipation from these type of foods. Again, thank you for sharing your knowledge.

      As for Kratom strains there are many different strains with different colors, speed, and geographic locations in southeast asia. There are some strains that we haven’t even tried yet. We suggest Green, and red to be the best for IBS. Kratom is a well known pain reliever and definitely reduces the pain you get from constipation. Some people experience constipation from using Kratom, but we believe this is just a side effects of taking too much, but however, when Kratom is taken at a right dosage (your sweet spot) or slightly smaller than your sweet spot, you will get all benefits without any side effects at all.

      Please, let us know if you have anymore questions 🙂

  • Lisa April 21, 2017, 11:12 pm

    I’ve been taking Kratom for three months now for energy and pain. I have chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, IBS, and acid reflux. It can definitely cause constipation. I make sure I go to the bathroom before I take it in the morning. Miralax twice a day also helps . This plant is a godsend to me . If you want to learn all about it, join free Kratom to create Awareness on Facebook. It’s a group with some miraculous stories.

    • Ben Nguyen June 7, 2017, 4:09 pm

      Thank you, will check it out.

  • David Brayshaw May 17, 2017, 11:31 pm

    During the mid ’80s, my digestive system began to show signs of dysfunction. Over the years, I tried diets, but found an opiate, hydrocodone, worked like magic. Now that it has been reformulated to stop misuse of it, I can no longer take it due to the horrible side effects. Once off of hydrocodone, my symptoms came back with a vengeance, and today is causing me great pain, gas, bloating, constipation, and an unwillingness to go anywhere. So, I am considering giving Kratom a try. I bought some years ago but wasn’t satisfied with the results, and, in fact, had stomach upset from it. Before stumbling upon your website, I ordered a bag of red kratom from another site and plan to make tea with it. In addition to IBS-C, I suffer with fibromyalgia cervical and lumbar related pain, and sciatica. Another website, called helpforibs, I used for years when I was unfamiliar with hydrocodone. Attempts to live that life with little choice of foods and a constant loss of weight, I gave it up. In addition, digesting herbs and greens has always been hard for me and can cause great pain, even while I was on an opiate. I’ll try starting with the red kratom I bought and see if it helps any and do my best to maintain distance from sugar and white flour products. At 64, I’d like to again experience a healthy life. Can you get me there?

    • Ben Nguyen June 7, 2017, 4:05 pm

      Hi David, thanks for writing in. How has the Kratom been treating you? I assume you’ve tried a lot more by this time I am writing this. I am no doctor so take it from my experience, but Kratom should be as good as hydrocodone. What I’ve found that really treats with IBS is clean alkaline water, Gluten free and organic steel cut oats (Oatmeal), Grass fed meat, avoiding all dairy, using Himalayan or sea salt to season all my food instead of generic man made salt, lots of organic veggies and fruits. Steer clear of all fast food, breads, and sugar at all cost too. At your age I believe you should also get checked with a specialist that can further help you get on the right track with hormones and much more.

  • Bill July 13, 2019, 6:46 am

    I’ve been taking Kratom for about 3 years and at this stage probably take way too much. I take around 32 grams of Red Maeng Da around 4pm and I feel great for 4 or 5 hours.

    My IBS-C decided to crop up a few weeks ago (it’s basically been gone for over 20 years) I think due to stress and diet. The symptoms are for the most part gone for those 4-5 hours, but then they slowly come back. I’ve eliminated soda and chocolate as a start and began taking IBgard and Ibsolution. After one week, the symptoms are better but they still exist to where it still effects my daily routine.

    I would love to decrease my Kratom intake, but I’m afraid the IBS and all my other pains will worsen. Has anyone else bseen in the same situation and were you able to decrease your Kratom intake?

    • Ben Nguyen August 1, 2019, 6:13 pm

      Hey Bill, wow… That’s a lot of grams. Do you rotate kratom strains? This would have kept your tolerance down and never have to go that high.

      Stress and diet are a big factor with IBS. I can say that my IBS does not affect me anymore as I have prioritized fitness and diet as my lifestyle. Eliminating soda is a good start, try and eliminate all sugar as well. Eat wholes food such as oatmeal, real lean meat and poultry, and vegetables.

      I also found Gluten-free food to really reduce IBS.

      The withdrawals from Kratom + IBS would make it difficult to go completely cold turkey in an attempt to reduce your dosage. Try tapering your Kratom intake.

      so maybe you take it twice a day. Instead just take once a day for the week. After that instead of 32g go down to 25g for the week etc…

      Slowly coming off would be better than just going cold turkey and suffering.

      If you can get your hands on Stem & Vein that would help a lot… like A LOT!

      Hope this has helped you, Bill.


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