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A 24-year-old member asked:

explain the condition called cold turkey vicodin symptoms.?

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Dr. Paul Schwartz
Dr. Paul Schwartz answered
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Opiate withdrawal: Going "cold turkey" from vicodin (active ingredient is the opioid hydrocodone) means stopping vicodin completely and abruptly (all at once), and then going into opioid withdrawal, which consists of general malaise, muscle aches, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, goose flesh, and generally feeling quite miserable. While agonizing, this condition is not fatal.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that i quit vicodin cold turkey without it killing me?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Yes it is possible: However, it is always recommended that you talk with your doctor on a supervised detox program. Sometimes your health history could be issues during the withdrawal period off of opioids. It is always best to make sure its ok to do so with with your doctor's advice.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what will help when going cold turkey off vicodin?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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A few things help: but the best thing is to NOT do it cold turkey and to get professional help from a treatment program, or a physician skilled in addiction treatment. Clonidine, a blood pressure medication, can be prescribed and does reduce some withdrawal symptoms, as can ibuprofen, pepto-bismol, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and other medications, both OTC and prescribed. I recommend methadone, Suboxone or Vivitrol treatment programs

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