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Any Non Narcotic Pain Meds Addictive
Hi Dr. I have been on hydroxyzine 50mg for 3 months.i am quitting them today will i have any kind of effects from this?my dr tells me this is non narcotic an not addictive.what is your knowledge to this medication?ty Ron
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Huh?: You should ask your doctor what he/she recommends regarding getting early refills. ...Read more
Which condition?: You do not name the condition. Please re-ask. ...Read more
Do not stop cold: Withdrawl symptoms can be minimized by a slow gradual taper of the dose of the medication rather than stopping "cold turkey". ...Read more
Ask yourself...: Is my pain med use causing problems in my work, school, physical, finances or relationships ? Have i been taking meds exactly as prescribed ? Am i needing increasing amounts of the meds to stem withdrawal symptoms ? Have i used meds for any other purpose besides pain relief ? "just impulse pain pill abuse" can kill you. Seek help. Treatment works. ...Read more
Is tramadol addictive? I get extremely aggitated the day after i take it. Taking more alleviates the symptoms. None of my other pain meds do this.
On sick leave, narcotic pain meds, taking more than prescribed to get effect of no pain, scared to tell doc feel like I am addicted without them.am I?
Take as advised: Narcotic pain meds are NOT "pixie dust"--they are not intended to get you to "no pain," just a tolerable level so you can function--you have something wrong (trauma / surgery / etc.), or you would not be prescribed them. Talk to your Dr about combination therapy--often can add other non-narcotic meds to optimize relief and have less risk of dependence/addiction. Talk to your Dr about this. ...Read more
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
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