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Advice on dosage when taking kratom for opiate withdraw? How much?

Advice on dosage when taking kratom for opiate withdraw? How much?

It is illegal: Kratom is ill legal in the United States. I will therefore not comment on it's use beyond that. You should get yourself involved either in a suboxone treatment program or a Methadone treatment program. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does using a nasal expectorant help with the rebound effect of afrin addiction?

Does using a nasal expectorant help with the rebound effect of afrin addiction?

Try neti pot: Variety of preparations can be used to alleviate afrin (oxymetazoline) rebound effects ("runny nose, " congestion), but it may be individual; it is important to know why afrin (oxymetazoline) was initially started, and treat the underlying condition, too. In general, it may take a while to improve; may be worth talking to your doctor about. Overall, neti pot may help: www.Fammed.Wisc.Edu/research/past-projects/nasal-irrigation. ...Read more

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Tips on detoxing from high dose of ativan (lorazepam)?

Tips on detoxing from high dose of ativan (lorazepam)?

Medical attention.: Detoxing from hisgh dose of Ativan (lorazepam) need to be done slowly and under close supervision of your physician, to prevent benzo withdrawl seizure. ...Read more

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Any dangers of overdosing on allegra (fexofenadine)?

Any dangers of overdosing on allegra (fexofenadine)?

Possibly: Allegra (fexofenadine) has been studied at very high doses with no clinically significant adverse events. However, if a high enough dose is taken there may be adverse effects. I would be most concerned about potential cardiac arrhythmias at very very high doses. ...Read more

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Effects of amphetamine abuse on circulation?

Effects of amphetamine abuse on circulation?

Yes there are lot of: Effects heart attacke and others see the web site below. ...Read more

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Starting Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (adhd) but on Risperdal (agitation). Won't the D2 antagonistic effect of Risperdal mitigate the action of the amphetamine?

Starting Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (adhd) but on Risperdal (agitation). Won't the D2 antagonistic effect of Risperdal mitigate the action of the amphetamine?

Med interactions: Risperdal and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may be taken together with no significant interactions. That said, if you are taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and think it is less effective, discuss with prescribing doctor who knows you best. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is brain pressure a side effect of Ambien (zolpidem) withdrawal?

Is brain pressure a side effect of Ambien (zolpidem) withdrawal?

Not sure: Ambien (zolpidem) should be tapered due to the potential for withdrawal. Here is good information: http://ambienwithdrawal.Com/. ...Read more

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Trying to stop using alcohol to control sudden anxiety from adhd. On Adderall for 3 years with success. Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium option. Pls no addicton respon?

Trying to stop using alcohol to control sudden anxiety from adhd. On Adderall for 3 years with success. Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium option. Pls no addicton respon?

Alcohol wrong answer: Alcohol is short-acting, causes physical dependence, which means larger and larger doses are required over time, and is toxic. Benzos may have some of the same issues, although less organ toxicity. If you have been prescribed stimulants for your ADHD, the increased anxiety may be side effect from those, and lower doses or different med may help.Antidepressants have good anxiety effects, fewer SEs ...Read more

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I'm prescribe 110 mg of methadose daily for oxycodone addiction and on top of the methadose he prescribed 2 mg of clonazepam is this ok ???

I'm prescribe 110 mg of methadose daily for oxycodone addiction and on top of the methadose he prescribed 2 mg of clonazepam is this ok ???

May cause dizziness: It might combine to leave you drowsy or dizzy or confused. If you avoid dangerous activities (driving) it may not be too bad but definitely ask the Dr 'why'? Also, ask about safer alternatives and good instructions on what to watch for and what to do if there's a problem. Don't drink alcohol! ...Read more

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Fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) on drug test, will I pass?

Fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine) on drug test, will I pass?

No: it contains, obviously, codeine which will show up as an opiate (and is also metabolized into morphine). It also contains a barbiturate, bultalbital, which will also show up as positive. I would worry more about using drugs when you are subject to drug testing, and the level of severity of your drug problem, as you do about getting caught. ...Read more

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I'm currently on 18mgs of suboxone. I was wondering how bad the withdrawal from suboxone is? Compared to methadone or opiate withdrawal?

I'm currently on 18mgs of suboxone. I was wondering how bad the withdrawal from suboxone is? Compared to methadone or opiate withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal: If you’re considering discontinuing suboxone, you’ll need to taper it. Withdrawal can include nausea, muscle cramps, anxiety, depression, diarrhea, insomnia, etc. Opiate withdrawals are generally similar in their predictable effects. Suboxone withdrawal is treatable by tapering the medication. Please discuss a taper regimen with your prescriber if this is what you wish to do. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I switch from Xanax (alprazolam) to klonapine safely? I'm on 1.5 mg of xanax (alprazolam). I heard its safer for long term use.

Can I switch from Xanax (alprazolam) to klonapine safely? I'm on 1.5 mg of xanax (alprazolam). I heard its safer for long term use.

Yes: Yes, it is possible to make this type of switch. It would be best to work with a psychiatrist who has experience in making these types of changes. It appears that you already know that you need to be careful in trying to decrease or stop xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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I took Sudafed, Flonase and Afrin (oxymetazoline) but getting no relief for allergy congestion, can I take Claritin on top of the other meds?

I took Sudafed, Flonase and Afrin (oxymetazoline) but getting no relief for allergy congestion, can I take Claritin on top of the other meds?

Afrin (oxymetazoline)?: You need to see an expert to determine the cause of the congestion and confirm that it is related to allergy. If you have been taking Afrin (oxymetazoline) for more than 5 days consecutively, then the persistent congestion is most likely now caused by the Afrin (oxymetazoline) (it causes sensitization and "rebound congestion"). Claritin can be added safely, but it may not be effective if underlying issue not addressed ...Read more

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Is steroid abuse on the decrease these days?

Is steroid abuse on the decrease these days?

No: It just went ore under ground since it is able to be ordered from other than us. This is 100 percent wrong. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects on the body of Zoloft & Xanax (alprazolam) use for my anxiety & panic disorder?

What are the long term effects on the body of Zoloft & Xanax (alprazolam) use for my anxiety & panic disorder?

Depedence: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine and can causr dependece and withdrawel if stopped suddenly zoloft make cause liver and other problems depending on dose and time. ...Read more

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Can you take 180mg of antihistamine and a nasal spray such as Flonase while on 25mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

Can you take 180mg of antihistamine and a nasal spray such as Flonase while on 25mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

Drug interactions : Since zoloft (sertraline) can be sedating at times - i would make sure that the antihistamine you use would be non sedating such as Allegra or Claritin - please consult a doctor to make sure about drug interactions but generally Flonase should be ok with zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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What are the effects on drinking alcohol on anti-depressants?

What are the effects on drinking alcohol on anti-depressants?

Runs against them: Using both alcohol and antidepressants together runs the risk of intoxication and sedation -- more than expected with either alone. Also in the long run, alcohol is a depressant, and disrupts sleep cycle. Your antidepressant will be fighting this, in a sense. Alcohol may give the temporary illusion of improved mood, but repeated binges can also dysregulate -- rather than even out -- your mood. ...Read more