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Opioid Withdrawal Timeline
Kind of the opposite: of what opioids do. They treat pain and relax muscles, in withdrawal there is more pain and muscle spasm. They slow down the bowel and are constipating - in withdrawal there is abdominal over-activity, cramps and diarrhea. They reduce sweating, in withdrawal there is excess sweating. They relax the body/brain and cause sleep, in withdrawal anxiety, muscle overactivity and insomnia. ...Read more
Not recommended: Haloperidol is an anti-psychotic. It helps people who are agitated from psychosis. Agitation from opioid withdrawal comes from a different source. Haloperidol will help to cloud the consciousness, but will not help symptoms of withdrawal. Clonidine, or even better, lofexidine are more appropriate choices. ...Read more
Are low doses of Xanax (alprazolam) and clonidine safe to take during short-acting opioid withdrawal? I plan on taking 1mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 0.2mg of clonidine daily.
My legs get very painful at night and cramp i was told its not restless legs or withdrawals from opioids what could it be and how do I control pain?
Clonidine: I assume you are asking about clonidine. Clonidine may be used to ease withdrawal symptoms associated with the long-term use of narcotics. It can alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms by reducing the sympathetic nervous system response such as high heart rate and hypertension, as well as reducing sweating, hot and cold flushes, and general restlessness. ...Read more
I want to stop my opiod addiction I tried many times and failed due to withdrawal and craving Im serious about this if I pay will I get meds to stop?
Go through psychiatr: you need to see a psychiatrist with experience in controlled detox program, there are many pharmaceuticals on the market that help with controlling both the craving and the withdrawal and you can go through either an outpatient or an inpatient detox program to ensure compliance with your goal. good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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