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A 33-year-old member asked:

How do you handle opiate/suboxone withdrawal.?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Treat symptoms: Opiate withdrawal refers to the wide range of symptoms that occur after stopping or dramatically reducing opiate drugs after heavy and prolonged use (several weeks or more). Treatment involves supportive care and medications. The most commonly used medication, clonidine, primarily reduces anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping.
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Dr. Kevin Passer
36 years experience
Medical Care: There are several medications available and prescribed by the appropriate specialist used to decrease the many symptoms of opiate withdrawal. As you are asking this question, i assume you have been on suboxone? If that is true, i wonder if you were getting it from the street or from a doctor. If from a doctor, i wonder if you quit going for some reason? You may have a strong risk toward relapse.
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