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Can withdrawal from heroin kill me?

Can withdrawal from heroin kill me?

Heroin withdrawal: "withdrawal" per se refers to the symptoms which occur upon abrupt removal of a chemical to which one has become "dependent" upon. In the case of heroin, or other opiate compounds, the person may manifest severe, profound, symptoms that may include sweating, chills, shakes, hemodynamic changes and frank seizures that may become life threatening. Medical attention is necessary. ...Read more

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Withdrawal (Definition)

Symptoms upon abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of substances such as ...Read more


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Will I go into precipitated withdrawal after waiting 26hours after last shot of heroin?have only used heroin for five days.on subs before that and wan

Will I go into precipitated withdrawal after waiting 26hours after last shot of heroin?have only used heroin for five days.on subs before that and wan

Unlikely: the general recommendation before resuming buprenorphine after a relapse on short acting drugs like heroin is waiting 24 hours, or until you begin to feel withdrawal. If you are not feeling withdrawal, it might be prudent to either wait until you are, or to use a lower dose of the drug (1/2 of the lowest dose form, like 1mg of suboxone/subutex). ...Read more

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How much time after the last heroin high will the person begin to feel withdrawal?

It usually takes ...: twelve to twenty hours after the last dose for the withdrawal symptoms to start. But may be as soon as 8 hours or as long as 24 hours. Would be better if the person did not use heroin or narcotics to avoid having symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with withdrawal from heroin?

What is the best way to deal with withdrawal from heroin?

Don't relapse: Withdrawal from heroin can be very uncomfortable, but it is self limiting. An addiction specialist may provide medication to make the process less uncomfortable. If you start using again, you will have to go through it again. ...Read more

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How long does heroin withdrawal last?

How long does heroin withdrawal last?

Days to weeks: Acute withdrawal (the flu like symptoms) last one to three days. Protracted abstinence may be accompanied by severe craving for heroin for weeks to months. ...Read more

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How to deal with heroin withdrawal?

How to deal with heroin withdrawal?

Detoxification: Is a therapeutic steps to help you withdraw from using the drug as quickly and safely as possible. Withdrawal side effects of heroin can range from relatively minor to severe. Methadone is the drug of chose to reduce the craving for heroin. You need to put a lot of effort, but you are not alone. Rec.: see a therapist, joint a support group, get treatment and seek treatment for other comorbidities. ...Read more

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What medication do I need to go through heroin withdrawals with the least amount of discomfort?

What medication do I need to go through heroin withdrawals with the least amount of discomfort?

2 choices: Choice is either to treat opioid withdrawal with a short taper of methadone/suboxone or to use a combination of different meds for different opioid withdrawal symptoms - eg., cloinidine+painkiller+antidiarhheal+ anti-vomitting medicine+ antianxiety medicine. ...Read more

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If you do heroin everyday how long will it take before you will start experiencing withdrawals after stopping cold turkey?

If you do heroin everyday how long will it take before you will start experiencing withdrawals after stopping cold turkey?

Not long: Daily use, especially multiple times per day, withdrawals can start within 6 hours of last dose, starting with strong cravings for drug, increasing anxiety and fear. 12- 18 hours, runny nose and eyes, abdominal cramping, nausea, muscle aches, yawning, chills, goose bumps, can't sleep, increasing over next 24-36hours, restlessness muscle twiching, some describe as worst flu symptoms ever. See doctor. ...Read more

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Please describe they symptoms of heroin withdrawal?

Please describe they symptoms of heroin withdrawal?

Worst flu x 1,000: Most people coming off opiates experience body aches, chills, nausea & cramping, & other "flu-like" symptoms, but much worse that actual flu. Leg restlessness or spasms, are why it is called "kicking." there are medications that can alleviate these symptoms but won't make it painless, just take the edge off. Expect 3-5 days, usually outpatient. Group treatment &12 step groups are most important. ...Read more