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Doctor insights on: Painkiller Withdrawal Duration

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Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in seizures and death if going cold turkey from a high dose of benzos. Both should be tapered if you would like to stop taking them, to minimize the withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

Painkiller (Definition)

"painkiller" is a general term and not a medical term. Literally, it is something that "kills" the pain. That can include just about anything that ...Read more


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Could Ultram ease hydrocodone withdrawals?

Could Ultram ease hydrocodone withdrawals?

Probably not: Please see a qualified health professional for help with safe opiate withdrawal. ...Read more

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Can tramadol (zydol) give symptoms of withdrawal?

Can tramadol (zydol) give symptoms of withdrawal?

Yes: This mediciation, although not considered a narcotic, has opiate medication properties similar to narcotic medications. There have been reports of addiction with this medication and withdrawal symptoms can be experienced especially with abrupt discontinuation after relatively prolonged and/or high dose use. ...Read more

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Withdrawal symptoms of cdp/amitrip 10.25 mg?

How much & how long?: A single pill, once daily, will not likely cause withdrawal, but could cause insomnia for a few nights. Two, three, or more pills daily and withdrawal will have two parts: 1) anxiety, restlessnes, insomnia, maybe sweating & tremor; 2) nausea, loose stools, drooling, perhaps vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea. Your doctor can help you devise a tapering plan that is comfortable and safe. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lorazpam withdraw?

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Symptoms of lorazpam withdraw?

Lorazepam withdrawal: If stopped abruptly, or rapidly lowered dose, symptoms will include anxiety plus physical symptoms such as headaches, tension, depression, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, irritability, sweating, dizziness, numbness/tingling, sensitivity to light/sound/smell, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, palpitations, loss of appetite, hallucinations, seizures, tremors & short-term memory loss. ...Read more

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What are symptoms/duration of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

What are symptoms/duration of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

See Below: There are two phases to benzodiazepine withdrawal: 1.Acute phase - lasting 7 days to 90 days 2.Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) – lasting up to 2 years The length of time to get completely free of the benzodiazepines varies according to the benzodiazepine that the patient was taking. A short acting drug like Xanax (alprazolam) has a short acute withdrawal phase, usually lasting around 7 days. A long acting benzodiazepine like Klonopin can have acute withdrawal symptoms that last 90 days. The Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) is usually mild and essentially consists of a slight increase in anxiety and insomnia. Patients find themselves worrying more than they need to, but over time this goes away. The symptoms can usually be helped with a combination of counseling, support, and sometimes non-addictive medicines. ...Read more

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Pain with Suboxone eithdrawal?

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Pain with Suboxone eithdrawal?

Withdrawal: Pain & discomfort from withdrawal is short-lasting, & usually responds to nsaids. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Drug withdrawal : Yes, withdrawal from any narcotic drug can cause seizure. Many factors are at play. Consult addiction psychiatrist. They know how to do it safely or go to emergency room. ...Read more

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How long do Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal symptoms last?

Depends: Withdrawal symptoms indicate that physical dependence has developed. If tapered and stopped responsibly, there are no withdrawal symptoms -- usually another drug is substituted to withdraw from. If it is precipitous, withdrawal symptoms can last from about 7 to 14 days. But symptoms that alprazolam was treating can re-emerge. If addicted, cravings and a prolonged withdrawal syndrome may develop ...Read more

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Is oxycontin withdrawal painful?

Yes: You may experience moderate to severe stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, cold sweats, headaches. You should not stop medication cold turkey. ...Read more

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How is narcotic abuse, dependence, withdrawal or intoxication self-diagnosed?

How is narcotic abuse, dependence, withdrawal or intoxication self-diagnosed?

Easy...: If you are taking more than prescribed, then you are abusing. If you can't stop taking the medication, then you are dependent. Dependence is not necessarily a negative thing however, as you may depend on a medication for relief to function normally. ...Read more

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Is constipation codeine withdrawal?

Is constipation codeine withdrawal?

Codeine: No - constipation is due to use of Codeine and other opioids. When withdrawing you gets cramps and the runs. ...Read more

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Are Suboxone withdrawals better than roxy withdrawals?

Are Suboxone withdrawals better than roxy withdrawals?

Not necessarily: I have heard patients tell me that suboxone withdrawal is not as bad and have also heard it's worse. It depends on from how high of a dose one is stopping whatever opiate they've been taking. It is much easier and safer to try and gradually decrease the opiate dose until one is stopping from a very low dose and not a higher dose. The higher the dose, the worse the withdrawal when stopping. ...Read more

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Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Yes: Methadone like all narcotics cause changes in the neurotransmitters in the brain and also can cause damage to the brain that reflects itself as seizures or other type of adverse brain function.They are also reuptake inhibitors that reduce the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Need to rebuild the neurotransmitters. www.neuroscisncemyths.com for info and find a doctor to help/. ...Read more

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Can I use vicodin for Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal headache?

No: I would not recommend using an potentially addictive drug to ease a side effect of withdrawal from another drug. Not sure if you are working with your doc on tapering schedule or not, if you are may need to slow it down. Discuss with doctor, there may be other options. For some of my patients i've had success putting on Prozac to wean off paxil, (paroxetine) then wean off prozac. It's longer half life helps. ...Read more

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How long do oxycodene withdrawal symptoms last?

Unknown: Everyone's metabolism is different. It also depends how much you are taking. Sorry you're having a problem with it. ...Read more

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Symptoms of drug addiction withdrawels obvious?

Symptoms of drug addiction withdrawels obvious?

Yes: Without proper detox symptoms can be prolonged and dangerous. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on benzodiazepines cause withdrawal symptoms afterward?

Can overdosing on benzodiazepines cause withdrawal symptoms afterward?

Unlikely: If is truly an overdose, then withrawal symptoms are unlikely. However, if you take the benzodiazepine regularly. there will be a withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for withdrawal symptoms from prescription painkillers to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for withdrawal symptoms from prescription painkillers to go away?

See below: Dr stein is correct only in saying it is unknown and variable. His thesis on serotonin is totally wrong. The phenylpiperidine series opioids, pethidine (meperidine), tramadol, Methadone and dextromethorphan and propoxyphene, appear to be weak serotonin re-uptake inhibitors and have all been involved in serotonin toxicity reactions. Morphine, codeine, oxycodone have no effect on serotonin. ...Read more