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How To Help Someone Going Through Drug Withdrawal
Is there another drug that I can be switched to from Effexor XR without going through withdrawal that I have read about on line. ?
Yes.: Switching from effexor to another antidepressant is generally accomplished by doing a "cross taper" - starting the new med at a low dose and decreasing the effexor a bit with a gradual decline in the effexor and increase in the new med. This generally avoids any of the withdrawal effects. P.S. not all patients have withdrawal effects from antidepressants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patch has lower dose: Generally the patch is a lower dose than what you are getting in cigarettes and so you experience some symptoms, though they are much attenuated. Best wishes! ...Read more
What is recommended to help to find a peaceful nights sleep while going through opiate withdrawals?
Narcotic Withdrawal: Some signs of withdrawal are: - body aches - shaking - nausea/vomiting - insomnia - diarrhea getting over withdrawal there is a decrease in the intensity of their signs and symptoms. To get over the symptoms nsaids like ibuprofen/motrin can help with body aches, Benadryl can help with insomnea and nausea. Immodium helps diarrhea. Your dr. Also help. Hospitalization sometimes is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm going through loratab withdrawal and was wondering if there is any way to help sleep at night and get energy during the day?
Getting Clean: Yes. Every day you stay clean the more your chance of getting back to a normal life with normal feelings and normal body processes will happen. I hope you are doing this with a fellowship of some kind, staying clean will be easier if you have some sense of being part of a group. It is easier when you are accountable to others. ...Read more
Can you tell me is there an over-the-counter medicine that will help make opiate withdrawals a little easier to go through?
Withdrawal: A good question: anyone that doesn't have major allergies and is going through this should take some pain reliever that is not an opiate , motrin, naprosyn etc.. Take as directed not just once a day. For stomach cramps you might try chamomile tea. There are number of products to control diarrhea -ask the pharmacist. A lot of warm baths ; rest. Some intensive distraction video etc. Good luck. ...Read more
Addicted: You can have withdrawals without getting addicted However smoking Heroin first time means you graduated from pain pills to Heroin. It is never the choice of first time user. I would consider you as addicted to Opioids. Help is there for you to reach out and, grab it.. just don't stay on the page you at now. ...Read more
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
Which labratory tests (bloodwork) would be abnormal for someone that is going through alcohol withdrawal?
None: Alcohol withdrawal does not have any diagnostic tests. Alcoholism itself can cause a number of abnormal tests - liver enzymes, Albumin level, blood counts, levels of uric acid and triglycerides and a number of others, but these are abnormal in heavy drinkers generally, not just with withdrawal. Adrenaline levels are high, but these are not measured except for research, and are not specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think im going through sertraline withdrawal . Im having high heart rate and palpitations. Will 2.5 mg of bisoprolol help with that?
Yes: Bisoprolol is a commonly used medication for Palpitations and elevated Heart rate. It is inexpensive, has been around a long time, generally tolerated, and effective. Check out my video on bisoprolol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrojhA8zHoQ Also, you can go to my website CardioGauge.com for heart health education. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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