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Dr. Philip Gilly
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Opiate Withdrawal (Definition)

Like many medications, the body becomes used to or "tolerant" opioids. Once your body is used to a medication, abruptly stopping a medication can precipitate symptoms called withdrawal. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be flu-like symptoms, itching, nausea, diarrhea, pain, and even worse could lead to death depending on the dosage of opioid ...Read more


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Does clonodin help with opiate withdrawal symptoms?

Does clonodin help with opiate withdrawal symptoms?

It can be: Clonidine is an older blood pressure medication that is used off-label for a number of other reasons, including opiate withdrawal. It is non-addictive. Lightheadedness is a common possible side effect. ...Read more

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What helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms stay under control?

What helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms stay under control?

Various meds: There are many meds used to target specific withdrawal symptoms. 2 meds that can be used are Suboxone and clonidine. Suboxone should be used only after withdrawal begins. Such treatment must be carefully planned and supervised by an md. ...Read more

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Does accupril (quinapril) help with opiate withdrawal?

Accupril (quinapril): This is used for high blood pressure. It will not address opioid withdrawal. ...Read more

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Are therea any herbal remedies to help opiate withdrawal?

Are therea any herbal remedies to help opiate withdrawal?

Yes but?: There are some substances that can be ordered on line however they can carry their own risk of dependence. So I would not recommend them. Seek professional help, this is so important.
Just the fact of you giving up the control of trying to treat your disease is a huge step forward in getting better, regardless of the method that may be used which may or may not include different medications. ...Read more

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I take ativan (lorazepam) for an anxiety disorder. I've heard it helps with some opiate withdrawal symptoms. How much should I take to relieve the symptoms?

I take ativan (lorazepam) for an anxiety disorder. I've heard it helps with some opiate withdrawal symptoms. How much should I take to relieve the symptoms?

Need to ask your Dr.: HealthTap is not used for treatment of individual patients, and something like the treatment of an addiction needs to be done through a one on one evaluation with a health care provider who you develop a relationship with. The continuity of care as well as an individual treatment plan will be developed personally for your withdraw symptoms in a well coordinated medical plan. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some less common symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

Most are common: Early symptoms of withdrawal include:

agitation
anxiety
muscle aches
increased tearing
insomnia
runny nose
sweating
yawning

late symptoms of withdrawal include:

abdominal cramping
diarrhea
dilated pupils
goose bumps
nausea
vomiting
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.Htm. ...Read more

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How does the clinical opiate withdrawal scale (cows test) work? How accurate is it?

Good tool: The clinical opiate withdrawal scale (cows) is a clinician-administered, pen and paper instrument that rates eleven common opiate withdrawal signs or symptoms. The summed score of the eleven items can be used to assess a patient's level of opiate withdrawal and to make inferences about their level of physical dependence on opioids. ...Read more

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How long does opiate withdrawal take to get over?

How long does opiate withdrawal take to get over?

Depends: The half-life (how long ot takes to clear half of a drug from the body) of the opioid causing withdrawal syndrome determines the onset and duration of symptoms. For example, heroin and Methadone withdrawal symptoms peak in 36-72 hours and 72-96 hours, respectively, and may last for 7-10 days and at least 14 days, respectively. ...Read more

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What's a good over-the-counter med for someone going through opiate withdrawal?

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

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Opiate withdrawal: what medication & dosage should be used for pain and side effects?

See your doctor!: Opiate withdrawal should be overseen by your doctor, who will help you tailor medications to your specific situation. It is not possible to say what medication or dose should be used by any individual. The answer depends on what kind of opiate you have been taking, in what dose, and for what reason. Your underlying state of health is also important. See your doctor, and best wishes for success. ...Read more

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Does metoprolol help with opiate withdrawal?

Define "help": Opiate withdrawal's tough & can be dangerous if not supervised. You'll have to be more specific on the word "help? " It can attenuate symptoms but is no guarantee or panacea and must be used along with other measures. A novel agent that deserves attention is NAD+ I've seen remarkable results with NAD infusions compared to virtually anything else. Google it. Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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I'm currently on 18mgs of suboxone. I was wondering how bad the withdrawal from suboxone is? Compared to methadone or opiate withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal: If you’re considering discontinuing suboxone, you’ll need to taper it. Withdrawal can include nausea, muscle cramps, anxiety, depression, diarrhea, insomnia, etc. Opiate withdrawals are generally similar in their predictable effects.
Suboxone withdrawal is treatable by tapering the medication. Please discuss a taper regimen with your prescriber if this is what you wish to do. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does lisinopril help you with opiate withdrawal?

Does lisinopril help you with opiate withdrawal?

Not much: Clonidine is a high blood pressure medication which can help with opioid withdrawal symptoms, but its use must be monitored by a physician as problems with low blood pressure and very high bloods pressure when stopped may occur. ...Read more

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Opiate withdrawal. Would tapering be a better solution to quitting the tramadol abrubtly?

Tapering is best: Tramadol is a synthetic opiate with weak Mu opiate agonist activity and some re-uptake inhibition of norepinephrine and serotonin. In translation: it acts like a weak narcotic AND antidepressant at the same time. It has a long half life: 7 hours. So it takes a while (4-5 half lives) to build up and to come out of the body. Taper over 2 weeks reducing the dose 10% per day to avoid withdrawal. ...Read more

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I'm having opiate withdrawal but severe discomfort that mimicks ss. Would tapering be a better solution to quitting the tramadol abrubtly?

Yes: In general it is a lot better in terms of comfort and the body adjusting to taper off medications if you have been on it for a prolonged period of time. Tapering both dose and interval helps. ...Read more

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Will Norvasc (amlodipine) help opiate withdrawal???

No reason for that: Doctors say "No! "
They also suggest that you work w/ a doctor to help you go through opiate termination. It's the safest way and you deserve all the support you can get. You're almost certainly be doing the right thing - don't select our own assistance drug. ...Read more

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How long does depression after opiate withdrawal last? What can help? My bf is really severely depressed.

How long does depression after opiate withdrawal last? What can help? My bf is really severely depressed.

Seek help soon: Depression is never normal. For some, withdrawing from opiates is cause for celebration. But if pain persists, it can be very discouraging and lead to depression. See a pain specialist if still in pain. Severe depression can be life-threatening; see a mental health professional for therapy and/or medications. Don't wait for it to go away on its own. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is Kratom effective for pain relief and relaxation????? Does it help with opiate withdrawal and severe mental disorders????? Thank you

Kratom: Kratom has no pain relieving effects. In low amounts it stimulates and in higher amounts it causes sedation. It will note help with opioid withdrawal or mental disorders.
It can causes dependence and habituation. ...Read more

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I am on day six of opiate withdrawal. I was on 30 mg of hydrocodone per day. I am still sweating and freezing at night. How much longer will this last?

I am on day six of opiate withdrawal. I was on 30 mg of hydrocodone per day. I am still sweating and freezing at night. How much longer will this last?

About down...: I am proud of you for quitting the use of opioids. You've already been through the worst and the physical withdrawal symptoms should subside very soon. Please continue with a solid support network, such as NA, for the psychological dependence issues. ...Read more

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Is stomach pain part of opiate withdrawal?

Is stomach pain part of opiate withdrawal?

Stomach withdrawal: Yes, stomach pain can certainly be a part of withdrawal. As can cramping and diarrhea.

But be positive about how great it will be when you overcome your dependence. ...Read more

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What can you do to make opiate withdrawal easier?

Withdrawl: There is no easy way. You treat the symptoms which depending on how long and how much you have used can be very intense. There are programs, such as clarity detox, which can achieve an immediate outpatient opiod treatment.
You need alot of support during these times! ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

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