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How long does it take to regain energy after opiates?

1-6 months

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Some people recover fairly quickly (as soon as 2 weeks). Some take longer, up to 6 months. It depends on the medication taken, the dose and how long it was taken
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How long does it take to lower opiate tolerance so that I don't increase to an unhealthy dosage?

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Tolerance is defined as the adaptation to a drug resulting in reduction of effect over time. Tolerance to side effects develops more quickly than tolerance to pain relief. It is thought that tolerance to the pain relieving effects of an opiate occurs rather slowly. In general a 10% increase in dose is required every year in order to maintain the same pain relieving effect.
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Dr. James Henning answered:

my friend is opiate dependent how long does it take to completly go through the with drawl processs?

Complicated Answer!

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This depends on many biological and pharmacological factors and is quite variable. Body size, coexisting medical problems, basal metabolic rate, length of dependence, substances taken, other medications used but not related....A wonderful question but a specific, and accurate, answer needs to account for these and other factors. Speak to a pain specialist, please!
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Typically how long does it take to effect my tolerance to opiate?Don't want to take more mg after new pain heels.I am a lifetime chronic pain patient.

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it is common to need higher doses of opiates as the body builds a tolerance. Pain management specialist are aware of this and often will change medication types to avoid this type of tolerance
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Dr. James G. Marx answered:

How long does it take to get physically add. to pain meds & would it help to switch from opiates to muscle relaxers to relieve chronic lower back pain?

Physical Dependence

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is not addiction and is a normal consequence of chronic opiate use. Addiction is marked by compulsive and uncontrolled use with preoccupation and adverse consequences. A withdrawal syndrome with discontinuation does not imply addiction. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. Non-opiates like muscle relaxants and SNRI's can help reduce your reliance on opiates to a limited extent.
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How long does opiate withdrawal take to get over?

Depends

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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.
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Dr. Brian Struyk answered:

My husband is going thru opiate withdraw, is epileptic & has been taking keppra & colopin & had a grand mal seizure. Should I take him 2 hospital?

Yes

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Seizures and withdrawal can be life threatening. You should seek medical attention asap.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser answered:

what is the best way to withdraw from opiates?

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Naltrexone can help with this. Counseling also provides benefits that are hide to quantify but patients tend to do better when in counseling. If there has been a history of failure with prior treatments, more prolonged therapy with Subuxone should be considered.
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For what length of time does it take to recover from opiate addiction?

Lifetime

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If the addiction was acquired during a painful illness, recovery can be very fast aided by humane protocols such as used by the military in burn units. If it was a recreational use or from ill-advised prescribing, the person will never be fully normal or able to approach opiates again without having terrible things happen in the mind.
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how long do opiates stay in urine?

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There is no definitive answer to this question. Depends on the person, their medical conditions, and type of opioid. Ask your doctor for more details surrounding your specific situation.
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