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What is the duration of narcotic withdrawal symptoms?

What is the duration of narcotic withdrawal symptoms?

5 days: If your medication is stopped abruptly (rather than weaned or tapered down) symptoms should last no more than 5-7 days. Read more

Dr. Philip Gilly
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Opiate Withdrawal (Definition)

Like many medications, the body becomes used to or "tolerant" opioids. Once your body is used to a medication, abruptly stopping a medication can precipitate symptoms called withdrawal. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be flu-like symptoms, itching, nausea, diarrhea, pain, and even worse could lead to death depending on the dosage of opioid ...Read more


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NOT MY NORM, Low back pain cant sit up, mostly mucus in stool, colitis diag in 08 don't know what type. NO BLOOD. Narcotics not helping. What's going on?

NOT MY NORM, Low back pain cant sit up, mostly mucus in stool, colitis diag in 08 don't know what type. NO BLOOD. Narcotics not helping. What's going on?

Need exam in person: Based on your complaint and description, you need to visit your local doctor for a low back exam. It could be viscerosomatic (colitis bothering back) or could be musculoskeletal. You may need to go down both paths, a colonoscopy and some physical therapy, x rays and possibly an MRI. Read more

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What causes restless and jumpy arms/ legs every 2 seconds when people are in opiate withdrawal? What meds can make it stop?

What causes restless and jumpy arms/ legs every 2 seconds when people are in opiate withdrawal? What meds can make it stop?

Dopamine system: This hapens because of the disruption of the Dopamine system. Opiates can do serious harm to your brain if abused. See your physician for an evaluation and the best course of action keeping in mind working on total sobriety is a major factor in treatment good luck and feel better Read more

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Does opiate withdrawal cause excessive urination? Trying to wean down my pain meds and even a small drink of water makes me urinate ALOT.

Does opiate withdrawal cause excessive urination? Trying to wean down my pain meds and even a small drink of water makes me urinate ALOT.

No: Hi, Opiate withdrawal is known to cause restlessness, watery eyes, runny nose nausea, sweating, muscle aches among other symptoms, especially if taken for a long time &stopped suddenly. You are doing the right thing by GRADUALLY weaning yourself. To my knowledge, excessive urination is not due to opiate withdrawal. Good luck. Read more

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How do I tackle opiate withdrawal?

Supportive: Treatment involves supportive care and medications. The most commonly used medication, clonidine, primarily reduces anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping. Other medications can treat vomiting and diarrhea. Buprenorphine (suptex) has been shown to work better than other medications for treating withdrawal from opiates, and it can shorten the length of detox. Read more

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What are the symptoms opiate withdrawal?

Not pleasant: Some of the symptoms of opiate withdrawal can include cold sweats,  diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches, anxiety, cravings, cramping, chills, tremors, goose bumps, agitation, runny nose, yawning, and insomnia. Read more

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What are common opiate withdrawal signs?

Various: Early symptoms of withdrawal include: •agitationanxiety •muscle aches •increased tearing •insomniarunny nose •sweating •yawning late symptoms of withdrawal include: •abdominal cramping •diarrhea •dilated pupils •goose bumps •nauseavomiting. Read more

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What should I expect with opiate withdrawal?

What should I expect with opiate withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal: Opioid withdrawal symptoms might include yawning, sweating, lacrimation, rhinorrhea, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, dilated pupils, piloerection, chills, tachycardia, hypertension, nausea/vomiting, cramping abdominal pains, diarrhea, and muscle aches and pains. ... Read more

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Opiate withdrawal - what kind of symptoms to expect?

Opiate withdrawal: Early symptoms of withdrawal include: agitation anxiety muscle aches increased tearing insomnia runny nose sweating yawning late symptoms of withdrawal include: abdominal cramping diarrhea dilated pupils goose bumps nausea vomiting. www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.htm opiate withdrawal refers to the wide range of symptoms that occur after stopping opiates. Read more

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How long does opiate withdrawal take to get over?

How long does opiate withdrawal take to get over?

Depends: The half-life (how long ot takes to clear half of a drug from the body) of the opioid causing withdrawal syndrome determines the onset and duration of symptoms. For example, heroin and Methadone withdrawal symptoms peak in 36-72 hours and 72-96 hours, respectively, and may last for 7-10 days and at least 14 days, respectively. Read more

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Does clonodin help with opiate withdrawal symptoms?

It can be: Clonidine is an older blood pressure medication that is used off-label for a number of other reasons, including opiate withdrawal. It is non-addictive. Lightheadedness is a common possible side effect. Read more

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Is it possible for cocaine to stop opiate withdrawal?

Is it possible for cocaine to stop opiate withdrawal?

No: Using Cocaine will just cause more problems and not relieve opiate withrawal. Read more

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How to make stomache pains better during opiate withdrawal?

Opiate W/D: If withdrawal is naturally-occurring, the physician may choose to manage the patient with either opioid or non-opioid adjunctive medication. Methadone 10 mg im or 20 mg PO is usually adequate to relieve symptoms of withdrawal without producing intoxication. Adjunctive medications include clonidine, antiemetics, benzodiazepines, and antidiarrheals. These should be used alone for iatrogenic w/d. Read more

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What helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms stay under control?

What helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms stay under control?

Various meds: There are many meds used to target specific withdrawal symptoms. 2 meds that can be used are suboxone and clonidine. Suboxone should be used only after withdrawal begins. Such treatment must be carefully planned and supervised by an md. Read more

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Which nutrients are important when going through opiate withdrawal?

Which nutrients are important when going through opiate withdrawal?

Think Gatorade: You'll need hydration and replacement of fluids due to either vomiting, sweating, or diarrhea. Muscle cramps can be treated with calcium and magnesium supplements. If you are being supervised by a doctor, they can give you medication to treat these symptoms. If the symptoms are severe and you get very ill, go to an emergency room or call your doctor. Read more

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What's a good over-the-counter med for someone going through opiate withdrawal?

Unfortunately none.: While OTC meds such as acetominophen and ibuprofen may help ameliorate some of your heightened pain sensitivity, fever, etc., true physiologic withdraw occurs from the absence of non-OTC drugs that stimulate specific receptor sites in the brain. However, withdraw of common dosages of even high potency narcotics, e.g., oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, often subsides in a 1-2 weeks. Read more

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Opiate withdrawal: what medication & dosage should be used for pain and side effects?

See your doctor!: Opiate withdrawal should be overseen by your doctor, who will help you tailor medications to your specific situation. It is not possible to say what medication or dose should be used by any individual. The answer depends on what kind of opiate you have been taking, in what dose, and for what reason. Your underlying state of health is also important. See your doctor, and best wishes for success. Read more

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Narcotic (Definition)

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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more