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Opiates Suppress Appetite
Opiods: Opioids most certainly can lead to loss of appetite. Much depends on your personal pharmacodynamic response but in general opioids can less to decreased gastric/intestinal motility and constipation which could certainly lead to decreased appetite. This is in addition to the other reasons you would see in an opioid addiction setting. ...Read more
Yes: Opiate Dens are still common in some parts of the world? Smoking opiates is generally, however, good evidence for having a serious opioid use disorder. This is a life threatening disease! Help is indicated. Continue to seek help and input. ...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 more
Opioid receptors: We make our OWN opioids - endorphins/enkephalins and others - and they act on receptors that cause the release of neurotransmitters in certain brain areas responsible for energy, euphoria, pain relief and other actions. Natural opioids (morphine, codeine), semisynthetics (oxycodone, hydrocodone etc) and synthetics (methadone, fentanyl etc.) act on the same receptors, of which there are 5 subtypes ...Read more
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
Maybe carfentanil: Carfentanyl, lofentanyl are synthetic opiates that have some applications in veterinary medicine, such as with very large animals. The potency is aligned with its exceptionally high affinity for the opiate receptor. Not available for humans. ...Read more
Mechanism of action: Although the primary effects of opioids are in the CNS (mu, kappa, and delta receptors), and opioid receptors are also upregulated and transported to the peripheral terminals of C-fibers and A-delta fiber especially during the process of inflammation. By activating opioid receptors in the periphery, administration of opioids can result in significant analgesia. ...Read more
Ans: More opiates? Not sure why the question. If you are an opiate user, try to get help to quit. See a trusted doctor to start. There are many ways to get high without drugs: exercise, connect to a higher power, yoga, meditation, music, self-help group, adopt a pet etc. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more
By prescription only: Although one may obtain opiates from illicit dealers, you should not even consider this, due to the legal risks and high chance of adulterated products There is a great controversy among physicians about whether opiates are over or under prescribed, and the consensus is toward the former. And the government encourages this in the name of the "war and drugs." see www.opiatecure.com for more details ...Read more
Narcotics Anonymous: Narcotics anonymous -- http://www.Na.Org/ -- is a good start. Also the national institute on drug abuse has good information also. Although your question doesn't specify whether you want web sites focused on recovery, that is my emphasis. Good luck. ...Read more
Detox: If no access to dr. You can do various things to ease your pain. Take an nsaid;motrin etc. As directed. Something like chamomile tea for stomach cramps and diarrhea. There are over the counter medications for diarrhea ask the pharmacist. Be as active as you can , intense interest in something should help.Dr.Can give you a set of medicines that should help a great deal and there is suboxone. ...Read more
Opiate use: They can become addicting if you stop probably have withdrawal symptoms ; generalized pain nausea vomiting diarrhea for a number of days . They lower your testosterone and tend to decrease your sex drive. In high doses they will effect interpersonal relationships and , of course , when abused will cause a state of euphoria. If they get out of hand you can end up in prison and in dept. ...Read more
Opiate use has an appropriate place to treat pain when the patient is under the care of a physician who has made the determination that opiates are the first line of treatment.
Opiates have a place in the medical treatment of certain pain conditions. ...Read more
If you are: worried then confront this individual about your concerns and maybe enter a voluntary detox program. Honesty is very helpful, however be read for a backlash. Many people that are lost in their addiction will be very angry and resentful towards this honesty. If needed, ask their family for help. Lastly, you can even call the authorities if they pose a risk to society or themselves. ...Read more
Depends: Different opiates are metabolized differently. It takes about 4 half-lives to be 95%excreted. ...Read more
Seek medical help.: It depends on how long you have been on opiates, for what ailment , which opiates and on what dosages. Thus it is difficult to put a time frame until you have been evaluated by an appropriate health care specialist and the above questions answered. Would thus seek appropriates help and a good start would be with an appointment with your pcp. Be well. ...Read more
What is your real ?: The body is neither "clean" nor "dirty" in the presence of any particular chemical. If you mean, how long does it take for a drug test to become negative, that depends on whether its a short acting drug like heroin or morphine (3-4 days) or a long acting drug like methadone or buprenorphine (weeks). The effects of the drugs can last MUCH longer with withdrawal lasting several weeks/even months. ...Read more
Call your physician.: You need to call the physician who has been prescribing your opiates immediately to discuss your options and develop a plan to wean down off of them. It's not the first time they've had a patient lose their insurance. They should be able to transition you off safely and/or get you onto inexpensive generic drugs. They may also be able to recommend a free clinic to follow up with. Good luck. ...Read more
There is much information on the internet you should just google and read extensively here is a general source:http://www.M.Webmd.Com/pain-management/guide/narcotic-pain-medications?Page=2
good luck. ...Read more
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