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How Long Until Bowel Regularity Comes Back After Going Cold Turkey From Vicodin
Usually a short time: Constipation from opiates usually resolves in a week or two; in fact, often in withdrawal, especially cold turkey, there is diarrhea for a while instead. I would recommend taking a stool softener twice daily (colace (docusate sodium) or surfak), making sure you have lots of fiber in your diet. If it persists for more than 2 weeks, see your doctor. Also, get some support for your addiction in na or aa or elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
4-5 days: Constipation is usually part of taking vicodin and diarrhea is one of the withdrawal symptoms? Diarrhea and body aches may begin 18-24 hours after stopping usually peak in 3-5 days then improve, lowgrade withdrawal symptoms, trouble sleeping, cravings, depressed mood often last longer. Seek a doctor for medications that may ease withdrawal symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On prescribed vicodin for 2 1/2 weeks, now cut them out cold turkey - how long will withdrawal last?
A few things help: but the best thing is to NOT do it cold turkey and to get professional help from a treatment program, or a physician skilled in addiction treatment. Clonidine, a blood pressure medication, can be prescribed and does reduce some withdrawal symptoms, as can ibuprofen, pepto-bismol, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and other medications, both OTC and prescribed. I recommend methadone, Suboxone or Vivitrol treatment programs ...Read more
I am having real bad withdrawal from vicodin and klopin. I decided to quite cold turkey. What to do?
Not usually?: If a person is otherwise healthy without signicant medical problems, and vicodin is the only drug being used, not with alcohol or a valium type medications most people will not die but often feel like they are going to. With that said, severe complications could still result and at times could be life threating in rare cases, so seek medical advice first, this will increase your success and safety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opiate withdrawal: Going "cold turkey" from vicodin (active ingredient is the opioid hydrocodone) means stopping vicodin completely and abruptly (all at once), and then going into opioid withdrawal, which consists of general malaise, muscle aches, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, goose flesh, and generally feeling quite miserable. While agonizing, this condition is not fatal. ...Read more
What to do if i take 4 vicodin 10/500 daily for pain- and want to quit- will I have strong withdrawal, cold turkey?
Withdrawals: Are you saying you take four vicodin /day? If this is the case you may or may not have what you call ' strong' withdrawals. It depends a lot on how long you been on them. If you can it would be wise to taper down, take less every few days or even slower than that , by week. There are several over-the-counter medicines that can help, look elsewhere in the answers. ...Read more
I know someone bleeding from their bowel and drs don't know why. I suspect vicodin addiction. Can this be the cause? My husbands vicodin was stolen
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