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Dr. Stuart Wasser
168 Doctors shared insights

Withdrawal Symptoms (Overview)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain & seizures.


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I have been taking. 5 mg of lorazepam for 2 years. Would stopping such a small amount cause withdrawal symptoms?

I have been taking. 5 mg of lorazepam for 2 years. Would stopping such a small amount cause withdrawal symptoms?

Ativan (lorazepam): Although the dose is low, the duration of being on it is long, hence withdrawal is possible. Consult your prescribing doctor for safe gradual taper plan. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
168 Doctors shared insights

Withdrawal Symptoms (Overview)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain & seizures.


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Are there cases where people have lost urge to smoke overnight without any withdrawal symptoms? Does this mean bad?

Are there cases where people have lost urge to smoke overnight without any withdrawal symptoms? Does this mean bad?

No, its not bad: Urge to smoke is complex and has both physical, social and psychological elements. Many people can quit smoking with minimal withdrawal symptoms, and there is nothing to worry about if you are not having any symptoms. Some people smoke but really aren't taking very deep breaths and are not taking in that much nicotine. Quitting is the best thing you can do for your health - stick to;stay quit. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

Seek counseling
every other day
Tell your doctor, and seek medical care
once
Develop a support system around family and your close network
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How to best deal with withdrawal symptoms from pepsi?

How to best deal with withdrawal symptoms from pepsi?

Caffeine withdrawal: I recommend that people who are using excessive caffeine (whether coffee, tea or cola or other soft drinks) cut back by about 25% of the dose every 3-4 days until they get down to 1-2 servings per day, which is generally safe. If you are drinking sugared pepsi, there is also the sugar issue to deal with, so use of diet drinks temporarily may help. If 8 drinks/day, go down 2 drinks every 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Need of social withdrawal while treating depression symptoms?

Not sure I: Understand your question. Social withdrawal is not necessary for depression treatment and may make recovery harder as you are not making use of the supportive people in your life. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for nicotine withdrawal symptoms?

How can I get treatment for nicotine withdrawal symptoms?

Patches, Gum, or wai: If you are too uncomfortable to wait a couple of days for the symptoms to subside, you may use otc nicotine patches or gum to withdraw gradually. Be aware that a desire to smoke will occur from time to time long after nicotine withdrawal because smoking has been a habit. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?

How can I get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?

Taper gradually.: Depending on your dosage, your doctor can taper you gradually and safely. You will not have typical withdrawal symptoms like the opiates. ...Read more

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Can burning pain be one of the withdrawal symptoms of coming off co codamol? 2 years of 4-6 tablets daily. 500/8 and 500/30 used.

Can burning pain be one of the withdrawal symptoms of coming off co codamol? 2 years of 4-6 tablets daily. 500/8 and 500/30 used.

Opiate withdrawal: Opiate withdrawals can be painful. In fact, they can be very very painful making it difficult for many to easily stop. Individuals often have difficulty explaining what this pain feels like. It may be described as pain in my joint, pain under my skin, indescribable pain, burning pain, aching pain, etc. Nsaids, Clonidine & some non-medicinal modalities can help this temporary discomfort. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent painkiller withdrawal symptoms?

How can I help prevent painkiller withdrawal symptoms?

Taper: It works best to taper off particularly if you have been on them for any length of time. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

What is the best way to wean off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

Professional help: Seek the help of a physician who knows how to detox people from opiates. A very good alternative is to stop the Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (hydrocodone/ apap), and start Suboxone or subatec. These medications block the withdrawal symptoms without giving one a " high". After a period of time, one weans off the soboxone/ subatec. There are other methods, such as methadone, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) taper, & meds that target withdrawal sx. ...Read more

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Do you always get withdrawal symptoms when stopping use of a drug?

No: Withdrawal from medications/drugs/substances results from stopping it after you have taken it long enough for your body to acknowledge that it is no longer receiving it. Different drug characteristics cause for a different required amount of time & different time frame when to expect onset and ending of withdrawal. Sporadic use often doesn't result in withdrawal; everyone doesn't withdraw the same. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of taking phentermine (37.5 mg) for 4+ months? What are the expected withdrawal symptoms when the med. Is stopped?

See below: When used as directed, there should be no withdrawal. Any tendency got high blood pressure is offset by weight loss but some people feel racy our agitated. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of benzo?

Multiple symptoms: (not all are seen in every person) of anxiety, panic, trembling, shaking, muscle twitches/jerks, elevated blood pressure and pulse, dizziness, tingling, sensitivity to light and/or sound, feeling disconnected, sweating, insomnia, irritability, trouble concentrating, nausea/vomiting, confusion, hallucinations, seizures. Etc. ...Read more

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Withdrawal symptoms of cdp/amitrip 10.25 mg?

How much & how long?: A single pill, once daily, will not likely cause withdrawal, but could cause insomnia for a few nights. Two, three, or more pills daily and withdrawal will have two parts: 1) anxiety, restlessnes, insomnia, maybe sweating & tremor; 2) nausea, loose stools, drooling, perhaps vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea. Your doctor can help you devise a tapering plan that is comfortable and safe. ...Read more

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What is a way to address withdrawal symptoms?

Depends on the cause: Different drugs are associated with different types of withdrawal. And how dangerous the symptoms are can vary quite a bit. Withdrawal from certain sedative or hypnotic drugs (downers) can be associated with seizures. Opiate withdrawal, while terribly painful, is actually less medically serious. Alcohol withdrawal is similar to sedative withdrawal and can be associated with seizures. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms from Dulane?

Duloxetine withdrawa: Has a variety of symptoms see below:
http://www. Prohealth. Com/library/showarticle. Cfm? Libid=18811

These can generally be reduced greatly or even avoided altogether if the medicine is gradually withdrawn under doctor supervision - see gp or psychiatrist to discuss appropriateness of and specific reduction regimen if planning to do ...Read more

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How long do oxycodene withdrawal symptoms last?

Unknown: Everyone's metabolism is different.
It also depends how much you are taking.
Sorry you're having a problem with it. ...Read more

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What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more

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What are some withdrawal symptoms from depressants?

Discontinuation: Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of antidepressant. The ssris like Prozac and snris (effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta) all cause the same type: irritability, lightheadedness, strange sensations when turning one's head, malaise (like a flu without the fever) and even electric shock sensations down the neck, back and extremities. Tca's cause other effects -- diarrhea, runny nose, insomnia.... ...Read more

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How to best deal with withdrawal symptoms from pepsi?

Caffeine withdrawal: I recommend that people who are using excessive caffeine (whether coffee, tea or cola or other soft drinks) cut back by about 25% of the dose every 3-4 days until they get down to 1-2 servings per day, which is generally safe. If you are drinking sugared pepsi, there is also the sugar issue to deal with, so use of diet drinks temporarily may help. If 8 drinks/day, go down 2 drinks every 3-4 days. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms after quitting weed?

Can be many: Research suggests that a cannabis withdrawal syndrome exists. Symptoms include; restlessness, anorexia, irritability and insomnia that begin less than 24 hours after discontinuation of marijuana, peak in intensity on days 2 to 4, and last for seven to 10 days. In my experience patients can also suffer from serious depression and anxiety symptoms as well, and sometimes vivid dreams. Can last longer ...Read more

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Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal sxs occur: When sudden discontinuation of antidepressants occur. Symptoms may be physical and/or psychological and may include, dizziness, nausea, tremor, anxiety, crying, irritability, lack of focus, confusion and muscle aches to name a few. Some antidepressants cause more sxs than others and sxs can be avoided by a gradual taper. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are withdrawal symptoms from cutting?

Cutting: Not insofar as I know. I will say that I have suggested to patients who cut that, when they begin to decrease their instances of cutting, to replace those instances with something positive. Reworded, if you're going to take something bad out of your life, be mindful in replacing it with something good. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal symptoms: Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain & seizures. ...Read more

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How much time before smokers start having withdrawal symptoms?

How much time before smokers start having withdrawal symptoms?

Depend: Depend how much and how long you have been using
a doctor can help you in many ways there is now medicine can help stop smoking with a lot of success
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Do you always get withdrawal symptoms when stopping use of a drug?

No: Withdrawal from medications/drugs/substances results from stopping it after you have taken it long enough for your body to acknowledge that it is no longer receiving it. Different drug characteristics cause for a different required amount of time & different time frame when to expect onset and ending of withdrawal. Sporadic use often doesn't result in withdrawal; everyone doesn't withdraw the same. ...Read more

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Am I experiencing withdrawal symptoms from medication? What should I do?

Am I experiencing withdrawal symptoms from medication? What should I do?

Withdrawal: You haven't stated which drug you're worried about. You could call your prescribing physician and ask him/her about your symptoms. Or, if you can't reach your doctor on call (it is saturday) you could go to an urgent care center for assessment. ...Read more

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Been taking. 50 colonizing daily for 6 months will I have withdrawal symptoms?

? Colonizing: I am not aware of any medication called colonizing? Check the spelling on your bottle and re-ask the question. (If the medication your are asking about is a controlled substance such as Clonazepam, they can often be addicting, and a weaning off period is recommended to prevent any withdraw symptoms). Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the possible withdrawal symptoms of not watching television and going online?

Nothing serious: I've never heard of any hazards from stopping tv and computer use. You might feel bored or restless at first, since your habit is to kill time in front of the screen. But you'll very likely get over it quickly and find other things to do. Try it and see what happens. ...Read more

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How long will you have to take a drug for you to have withdrawal symptoms when you stop?

How long will you have to take a drug for you to have withdrawal symptoms when you stop?

The withdrawal: Symptoms vary among individuals depending upon the duration of drug intake, medication dose, your physical structure, the condition of your liver and kidneys which metabolizes and excretes the drug, interaction with other meds etc. Hope everything is fine! ...Read more

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Could it be actually possible to suffer from withdrawal symptoms from not seeing someone?

Could it be actually possible to suffer from withdrawal symptoms from not seeing someone?

YES: Unrequited love is a good example. Pathological mourning is another.
Depression from the death of a pet can be relieved by a new puppy.
This, even though relationship is not considered an addicition. ...Read more

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I was on cocodamol 30/50 for 2+ years when I stopped had withdrawal symptoms how long does it last?

I was on cocodamol 30/50 for 2+ years when I stopped had withdrawal symptoms how long does it last?

A week or two: The acute withdrawal (aches, pains, nausea, diarrhea, anxiety, insomnia etc.) last a week or so and gradually improves. Some post-acute withdrawal (paws) may last several months with milder versions of the same symptoms, esp irritability, jitteriness, jerky muscle movements, sleep problems, but usually fully clear within 3 months, with very gradually decreasing symptoms - most people in less time. ...Read more

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I have been taking pain medication for several years now because of major medical problems. What kind of withdrawal symptoms will I have?

I have been taking pain medication for several years now because of major medical problems. What kind of withdrawal symptoms will I have?

Opioids?: None or very mild symptoms if you decrease your dose gradually - if you stop suddenly you may develop abdominal pain, tearing, runny nose, salivation, nausea, headache, diarrhea, muscle pain, restlessness / agitation. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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I'm currently withdrawing from sanomigrain (pitztofen). is it normal to get withdrawal symptoms and if so what should I expect and how long.

I'm currently withdrawing from sanomigrain (pitztofen). is it normal to get withdrawal symptoms and if so what should I expect and how long.

It should be tapered: There can be a sudden return of headaches, as well as anxiety, insomnia, irritability and other symptoms if this medication is stopped suddenly. It is recommended that the dose be tapered over several weeks. Talk to your prescriber or pharmacist about how to taper the medication. ...Read more

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Withdrawal symptoms from topomax?

See below: Topomax must be gradually stopped under a doctors supervision to avoid side effects. Some of these include:
confusion
hearing loss
vision loss
fear or panic attacks
convulsions
speech difficulties
imbalance
eye rolling or fluttering
foot stomping
lip smacking,
spontaneous grunting noises
shaking or stiffening
sweating
twitching and tremors. ...Read more