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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more


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Being a IV heroin addict I used methamphetimine to cure withdrawal symptoms. it worked but I don't get high off the meth. Able to eat and sleep. Why?

No clue: but I wish you were more concerned with dealing with your addictions than blocking withdrawal symptoms. I have treated MANY people who used both heroin and methamphetamine, and none of them said that amphetamine did anything beneficial for their withdrawal, so it may be just your particular biology. Most use speed to stay awake for the heroin high, or use heroin to take the edge off the speed. ...Read more

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Any docs believe prescribing adderall/other prescription amphetamine effective/acceptable sub to prevent relapse, aid in withdrawal symptoms for meth addiction?

Any docs believe prescribing adderall/other prescription amphetamine effective/acceptable sub to prevent relapse, aid in withdrawal symptoms for meth addiction?

Harm Reduction. : The ideal treatment for meth addiction is one that does not include use of stimulants. The meth addict treated with stimulant replacement runs the risk of impaired control over use. At the same time, the physician should "first do no harm", and in rare case by case basis may have to employ the lesser of two evils for purposes of harm reduction. Ideally addressed by an addiction psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are typical signs/symptoms if withdrawal from meth?

What are typical signs/symptoms if withdrawal from meth?

Methamphetamine: Methamphetamine, commonly known simply as meth, is a highly addictive psycho-stimulant. The most common symptoms of meth withdrawal include fatigue, depression and increased appetite. Other symptoms include anxiety, irritability, agitation, restlessness, and excessive sleeping. Symptoms can last for days to weeks depending on the length of time and amount of methamphetamine used. ...Read more

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My legs are sore and achey when i get up in the mornings. Could this be a symptom of withdrawal from meth?

My legs are sore and achey when i get up in the mornings. Could this be a symptom of withdrawal from meth?

Possibly: Withdrawal symptoms from methamphetamine use include excessive fatigue, increase in appetite, depression, anxiety, paranoia, restlessness and aches and pains in joints and muscles. To answer your question, the soreness could be related to withdrawal. Check in with your primary care physician to rule out any other causes and for support in kicking this dangerous addiction.. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more

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What are some withdrawal symptoms from depressants?

Discontinuation : Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of antidepressant. The ssris like Prozac and snris (effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta) all cause the same type: irritability, lightheadedness, strange sensations when turning one's head, malaise (like a flu without the fever) and even electric shock sensations down the neck, back and extremities. Tca's cause other effects -- diarrhea, runny nose, insomnia.... ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms after quitting weed?

Can be many: Research suggests that a cannabis withdrawal syndrome exists. Symptoms include; restlessness, anorexia, irritability and insomnia that begin less than 24 hours after discontinuation of marijuana, peak in intensity on days 2 to 4, and last for seven to 10 days. In my experience patients can also suffer from serious depression and anxiety symptoms as well, and sometimes vivid dreams. Can last longer ...Read more

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Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal sxs occur: When sudden discontinuation of antidepressants occur. Symptoms may be physical and/or psychological and may include, dizziness, nausea, tremor, anxiety, crying, irritability, lack of focus, confusion and muscle aches to name a few. Some antidepressants cause more sxs than others and sxs can be avoided by a gradual taper. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol?

What are the withdrawal symptoms for alcohol?

See below: Shakes, anxiety , increased pulse and pressure beginning 12 hrs, maxing 24-48 hrs and resolving by 72 hrs. In more sever cases there is agitation, confusion which in the most severe case is termed dts (delerium tremens) and can be fatal. Seizures and hallucinations may also seen but are separate from dts. In more sever cases- it takes 7-10 days for symptoms to resolve. ...Read more

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