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I took one 8 mg strip Saturday and another 8mg strip Sunday night at 11pm how long will it be til i can feel my opiate medication ?
24-48 hours: I assume you are asking about Suboxone. You should wait at least 24-48 hours before taking opiate medication. Suboxone is a potent binder of the opioid mu receptor. It prevents other opiates from binding. You can accidentally overdose yourself by taking more opiate in an effort to get the relief you want from your medicine. Talk to your doctor and be careful. ...Read more
More than just meds: Pain management doctor utilizes different approaches for pain. It might include accupunture, physical therapy, medication, injections .... Interventional pain management doctor has additional training in interventions such as nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation ..... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is it possible for an opiate naive person to have no head change while taking narcotic medications would this affect anesthesia during surgery?
Opioid high: The opioid" high" is achieved at a smaller dose in the opioid "virgin" patients than in the chronic user. In general anesthesia we have to limit the amount of opioids given to the patients for pain (we treat the pain under ga too) because when they wake up they have to breathe by themselves. In addicts, the necessary dose can be 10 times or more to be efficient (due to receptor up regulation). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm a 20-plus year opiate addict who has had problems with PTSD and depressive anxiety. I have tried all sorts of medications antidepressants and mild?
Opiate addiction: You mention that you are dependent of opiates. It might be a good to consider treatment for the opiate dependency. I am not trying to dodge your question. Opiate use is likely contributing to the anxiety and depression. It would be difficult to effectively treat these other conditions while you continuing to use opiates. Likely you know some of the options for treating opiate dependency. ...Read more
Narcs: Narcotic is a legal term, relating to schedule 1 meds (marijuana, heroin, pcp, lsd etc). Opiate means a naturally occurring alkaloid derived from the opium poppy (codeine, morphine, thebaine). Opioid is any semisynthetic med which binds the same opioid receptors as the opiates (hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Drugs derived from: the opium or poppy plant are officially opiates, and these include morphine, codeine, and papaverine, and semi-synthetics such as dihydrocodeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone and several others. "Opioids" are drugs that also act on the opiate receptors but are chemically different - methadone, fentanyl, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) darvon and many others. Endorphins/enkephalins are opioids. ...Read more
I failed 2 drug tests in 3 days I'm not using opiates what can cause this. When it was disputed it still came back positive. But I tested at probation?
False positive: Poppy seeds can cause false positive for some opiates. It would depend on which opiate they are testing for. There are other things including medications that can cause this. Best advice be open and honest and ask your doctor to go thru with you other possible causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That depends on which opiate drugs you are referring to, how long you have been on them and what dose you are using. The more important question is how long do these drugs stay in the baby. Discuss with your obgyn which prescribed opiate medications or which illegal narcotics you are taking. Then a plan can be made to keep you and the baby safe ...Read more
What's to tell: If the test is done correctly - a positive screening test followed by more sophisticated confirmatory tests, which if positive has close to a 100% accuracy that the person used opiates. The only "false" positive is with poppy seeds, which actually have a chemical related to morphine in them, and produce tiny quantities of morphine after metabolism. They should be avoided before testing. ...Read more