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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It depends: Tolerance is defined as the adaptation to a drug resulting in reduction of effect over time. Tolerance to side effects develops more quickly than tolerance to pain relief. It is thought that tolerance to the pain relieving effects of an opiate occurs rather slowly. In general a 10% increase in dose is required every year in order to maintain the same pain relieving effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Continued: Naltrexone can help with this. Counseling also provides benefits that are hide to quantify but patients tend to do better when in counseling. If there has been a history of failure with prior treatments, more prolonged therapy with subuxone should be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend is opiate dependent how long does it take to completly go through the with drawl processs?
Complicated Answer!: This depends on many biological and pharmacological factors and is quite variable. Body size, coexisting medical problems, basal metabolic rate, length of dependence, substances taken, other medications used but not related....A wonderful question but a specific, and accurate, answer needs to account for these and other factors. Speak to a pain specialist, please! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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