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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 dont know what type.NO BLOOD.narcotics not helping.whats going on?

NOT MY NORM, Low back pain  cant sit up,mostly mucus in stool, colitis diag in 08 dont know what type.NO BLOOD.narcotics not helping.whats 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 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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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