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Doctor insights on: How To Help Someone Going Through Withdrawals

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Why does someone go through withdrawal if they still have nicotine (e.g. in patch form)?

Why does someone go through withdrawal if they still have nicotine (e.g. in patch form)?

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

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How difficult is going through cocaine withdrawal?

How difficult is going through cocaine withdrawal?

VERY!: Any withdrawal is very difficult! you should be in a rehab facility at least! as they are professionals trained to guide patients through the arduous process. ...Read more

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I am going through benzo withdrawal' when will i recover from these horrific symptoms ?

I am going through benzo withdrawal' when will i recover from these horrific symptoms ?

Depends upon how: Fast you tapered. It's impossible to predict the duration for any one given individual. There are many people who are on long term benzo's and were slowly tapered off and experience no withdrawal whatsoever. That represents at least 45% of patients. However a very small group can allegedly experience withdrawal symptoms that are protracted and can last for months and supposedly for years. I fully suspect that the latter group merely reexperienced the original anxiety disorder for which they were treated in the first place and found it convenient to blame the diazepam for it.Please see the following website:type in benzodiazepine withdrawal in your search engine along with wikipedia and the link will come up. It is very worthwhile reading.It was just revised nine days ago. ...Read more

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My son was just released from jail having been on seriquil for over a year, is going through withdrawals...What can I do?

My son was just released from jail having been on seriquil for over a year, is going through withdrawals...What can I do?

Restart Seroquel (quetiapine): I believe it was irresponsible of the jail to release him without giving him seroquel (quetiapine) to take. Suddenly stopping seroquel (quetiapine) can cause withdrawal symptoms. I advise having see a doctor as soon as possible to restart seroquel (quetiapine) and try to determine if it is appropriate to continue it; if not it is wiser to taper the dose gradually than stop all at once. ...Read more

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Could someone get addicted to smoking heroin and go through withdrawal after just a week?

Could someone get addicted to smoking heroin and go through withdrawal after just a week?

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

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Anything that will help me get through withdrawal or do I just hve to tough it out?

Depends: Withdrawal symptoms from opioids or opioid like medications are usually flu like. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills. These are temporary but can be unpleasant but rarely deadly. Seek medical care if the symptoms are not manageable. ...Read more

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I am going through caffeine withdrawal, suggestions?

I am going through caffeine withdrawal, suggestions?

Caffeine taper: I never recommend abrupt cessation of caffeine, because the headaches can be very severe and impair normal function. Cutting back on caffeine gradually, by eliminating one serving a day every 3-4 days, so if you drink 6 cups of coffee (week 1 - 5 cups for 3 days, 4 cups for 4 days, week 2 - 3 cups for 3 days, 2 cups for 4 days) etc. Will taper you off over a couple of weeks, and that is best way. ...Read more