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How long does opiate withdrawl last?

How long does opiate withdrawl last?

1-2 weeks: generally speaking. Can be longer if you are weaning off slowly. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more


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How long does an opiate withdrawl last?

How long does an opiate withdrawl last?

Typically: 1-2 weeks for most people but can extend to 3-4 weeks, depending on the medications you were on and how much. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does an opiate withdrawl last?

Please explain how long does an opiate withdrawl last?

Typically: 1-2 weeks for most people but can extend to 3-4 weeks, depending on the medications you were on and how much. ...Read more

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I was wondering the best way to go about opiate withdrawl. Going to a clinic is MY LAST OPTION. I would rather deal with this myself.

Detox: Carol, while exceedingly uncomfortable and painful, narcotic withdrawal is usually not life threatening! nausea, vomiting, shivering, abdominal pain + diarrhea are all components. There are medications that can help with this. Often people will end up in the ER after attempting home detox for dehydration from vomiting/diarrhea. I recommend you come off your meds under MD supervision. ...Read more

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Can i take gabapentin to ease opiate withdrawl symptoms then take Suboxone 24-36 hrs after my last dose of opiates?

Can i take gabapentin to ease opiate withdrawl symptoms then take Suboxone 24-36 hrs after my last dose of opiates?

Bup induction : Discuss with your family doctor, internist, or addiction specialist. Medications such as Neurontin (gabapentin) and other anti-epileptics can be used as determined appropriate by the prescriber. Clonidine is another option. Good luck and do not self treat. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to alleviate pain from opiate withdrawl?

What is the safest way to alleviate pain from opiate withdrawl?

See a Specialist: You need to see a pain specialist or a drug detox program. Both should be able to get you off the opiates. The fellowship trained pain specialist will have options for you to use or try interventions that may help relieve your pain while coming off opiates. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if antidepressants help with opiate withdrawl?

Can you tell me if antidepressants help with opiate withdrawl?

Not per se: But may help with underlying psychiatric issues that many addicts have. ...Read more

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How do I manage opiate withdrawl symptoms at a fulltime heavy labour job?

How do I manage opiate withdrawl symptoms at a fulltime heavy labour job?

Opiate withdrawal: It is good that you are trying to get off of chronic opiates. But it is an unpleasant reaction to go through. The best way is to do this with the assistance of an expert, like a pain medicine specialist. There are medications (eg., clonidine) that can lessen some of the symptoms without leading to another form of dependence. ...Read more

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