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Cocaine Withdrawal In Children
Considering adopting a baby exposed to cocaine, heroin and methadone. What are the worst case scenarios from these exposures, besides withdrawals?
Congratulations: on considering helping this child. Any parenting brings w/it a future of unknowns. The risk of negatives increases w/a history such as the one you mention. This child MAY be at risk for more behavioral and mood problems than children w/out this history. Here is a link http://www.cbsnews.com/news/moms-meth-use-during-pregnancy-causes-kids-behavioral-problems/ Peace and good health. ...Read more
A study done showing cocaine can reduce opiate withdrawal significantly. Can you tell me more about this?
Too subjective to do: People's reports of 'withdrawal' vs. Objective measurements (vital signs) - what a mess. Heroin withdrawal is very painful/achy and people hate it- but it doesn't 'kill'. Yet a sudden withdrawal from alcohol could cause memory loss and seizures - far worse in my opinion. Depending on what you call extreme, i would say alcohol ! ...Read more
I am adopting 2 children that were displaced by social services ages 3 and 4. They tested positive for cocaine. What should I watch for? Need any info
Is there tapering off procedure when stopping 6 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) in Children if he took it for 3 weeks only. Any withdrawal symptoms?
I have had 4 back surgeries 3 on l-4 l-5 and one on c-4-7. I have been on pain meds for 3 yrs. What kind of withdrawal will I go through and what can I do to alleviate the symptoms of the withdrawal?
More info needed: You are wise to be concerned about withdrawal effects when on chronic pain medications. However, specific concerns and specific advise will depend on which pain medication or medications you are taking, as well as dosage and frequency. Best to see a physician who specializes in pain management. ...Read more
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