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Can You Get Addicted To Tramadol
Which medicine?: Opiate pain relievers frequently cause physical dependence. The difference between dependence and addiction is often confusing. Dependence means that if you stop the medication abruptly, you'll have withdrawal symptoms. Often this is nausea, diarrhea, sweating, misery, and is temporary. Addiction is a psychiatric diagnosis and, although similar has different meanings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Lorazepam can be addictive and can be very unsafe to withdraw from. While it is safe to withdraw from narcotics, benzodiazepines have to be carefully weaned to avoid seizures. Lorazepam can be a very safe and effective medication but it can definitely be addictive. Be cautious and share any concerns with your prescriber. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam) addiction: Any long term and inappropriate use [by black market or by bad docs] leads to addiction. Any med that is used wrongly to treat symptomatically instead of using a good med that treats the cause of a disease may lead to addiction. No benzodiazepine is allowed by law to be used for months, but a lot of docs use it for years to falsely calm patients instead of treating the cause of problems. ...Read more
Yes: Especially if you do not smoke.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sure: Phentermine is a stimulant & fully capable of being the source of addiction. There is a difference between physiological tolerance &/or withdrawal -vs- addiction. To be addicted you need one of the biological features (tolerance or withdrawal), loss of control (despite negative consequences), & salience (it becomes an important part of your life). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction: As dr. Ali says, the same person can be addicted to both substances if using both. Addiction is a pattern of using substances despite clear damage to relationships, work, life, etc -- and escalating this use also. The body becomes physiologically dependent on the substances & suffers withdrawal symptoms unless receiving them both. Mentally, the person desires the effects of the substances. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Withdrawl: There is no easy way. You treat the symptoms which depending on how long and how much you have used can be very intense. There are programs, such as clarity detox, which can achieve an immediate outpatient opiod treatment. You need alot of support during these times! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Caffeine addiction: Yes, you can become addicted to the caffeine in coffee. One of the hallmark symptoms of caffeine withdrawal is a migraine-like headache that responds well to nsaids and/or caffeine. However a modest amount of coffee is considered safe for most people and is a part of culture in the usa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Habits: Anything you do consistently can become a habit. So you can be procrastinating as a habit. I would not use the word addiction. I like this quote "“your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” ? mahatma gandhi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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