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Dr. Philip Gilly
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Opiate Withdrawal (Definition)

Like many medications, the body becomes used to or "tolerant" opioids. Once your body is used to a medication, abruptly stopping a medication can precipitate symptoms called withdrawal. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be flu-like symptoms, itching, nausea, diarrhea, pain, and even worse could lead to death depending on the dosage of opioid ...Read more


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I am on day six of opiate withdrawal. I was on 30 mg of hydrocodone per day. I am still sweating and freezing at night. How much longer will this last?

I am on day six of opiate withdrawal. I was on 30 mg of hydrocodone per day. I am still sweating and freezing at night. How much longer will this last?

About down...: I am proud of you for quitting the use of opioids. You've already been through the worst and the physical withdrawal symptoms should subside very soon. Please continue with a solid support network, such as NA, for the psychological dependence issues. ...Read more

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What should I expect with opiate withdrawal?

What should I expect with opiate withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal: Opioid withdrawal symptoms might include yawning, sweating, lacrimation, rhinorrhea, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, dilated pupils, piloerection, chills, tachycardia, hypertension, nausea/vomiting, cramping abdominal pains, diarrhea, and muscle aches and pains. ... ...Read more

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Opiate withdrawal - what kind of symptoms to expect?

Opiate withdrawal - what kind of symptoms to expect?

Opiate withdrawal: Early symptoms of withdrawal include:

agitation
anxiety
muscle aches
increased tearing
insomnia
runny nose
sweating
yawning
late symptoms of withdrawal include:

abdominal cramping
diarrhea
dilated pupils
goose bumps
nausea
vomiting.
www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.htm
opiate withdrawal refers to the wide range of symptoms that occur after stopping opiates. ...Read more

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How do I tackle opiate withdrawal?

Supportive: Treatment involves supportive care and medications. The most commonly used medication, clonidine, primarily reduces anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping.

Other medications can treat vomiting and diarrhea.

Buprenorphine (suptex) has been shown to work better than other medications for treating withdrawal from opiates, and it can shorten the length of detox. ...Read more

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How to get through opiate withdrawal?

Start with this link: This is an excellent resource to start, but this also requires the help and support of your MD.

Start Here.
http://www. Addictionsandrecovery. Org/opiates-narcotics-recovery. Htm

Wish you luck with you and yours. ...Read more

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Any tips or help on opiate withdrawal?

Any tips or help on opiate withdrawal?

Narcotic Withdrawal: Some signs of withdrawal are:
- body aches
- shaking
- nausea/vomiting
- insomnia
- diarrhea

getting over withdrawal there is a decrease in the intensity of their signs and symptoms.

To get over the symptoms nsaids like ibuprofen/motrin can help with body aches, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with insomnea and nausea. Immodium helps diarrhea.

Your dr. Also help. Hospitalization sometimes is needed. ...Read more

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Any advice for heavy opiate withdrawal?

Any advice for heavy opiate withdrawal?

See below: Go to a drug addiction specialist. They are the best trained to deal with your problems. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms opiate withdrawal?

Not pleasant: Some of the symptoms of opiate withdrawal can include cold sweats,  diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches, anxiety, cravings, cramping, chills, tremors, goose bumps, agitation, runny nose, yawning, and insomnia. ...Read more

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What are common opiate withdrawal signs?

Various: Early symptoms of withdrawal include:

agitation
anxiety
•muscle aches
•increased tearing
insomnia
runny nose
•sweating
yawning

late symptoms of withdrawal include:

•abdominal cramping
•diarrhea
•dilated pupils
•goose bumps
•nausea
•vomiting. ...Read more

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What is done for heavy opiate withdrawal?

What is done for heavy opiate withdrawal?

Supportive Care: Treatment of acute opiate withdrawal involves medications and supportive care. Clonidine is commonly used to reduce anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping associated with withdrawal. Antiemetics are used to treat vomiting and nausea. Opiate withdrawal can be extremely painful and uncomfortable but is generally not life threatening. Contact your md for help. ...Read more

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What helps you tolerate opiate withdrawal?

What helps you tolerate opiate withdrawal?

Various meds: There are many meds used to target specific withdrawal symptoms. 2 meds that can be used are Suboxone and clonidine. Suboxone should be used only after withdrawal begins. Such treatment must be carefully planned and supervised by an md. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

Multiple symptoms: Early symptoms of withdrawal include:

agitation
anxiety
muscle aches
increased tearing
insomnia
runny nose
sweating
yawning

late symptoms of withdrawal include:

abdominal cramping
diarrhea
dilated pupils
goose bumps
nausea
vomiting
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.Htm. ...Read more

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What can you do to make opiate withdrawal easier?

Withdrawl: There is no easy way. You treat the symptoms which depending on how long and how much you have used can be very intense. There are programs, such as clarity detox, which can achieve an immediate outpatient opiod treatment.
You need alot of support during these times! ...Read more

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What are some less common symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

Most are common: Early symptoms of withdrawal include:

agitation
anxiety
muscle aches
increased tearing
insomnia
runny nose
sweating
yawning

late symptoms of withdrawal include:

abdominal cramping
diarrhea
dilated pupils
goose bumps
nausea
vomiting
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Opiate withdrawal?

Opioid withdrawal: Like many medications, the body becomes used to or "tolerant" opioids. Once your body is used to a medication, abruptly stopping a medication can precipitate symptoms called withdrawal. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be flu-like symptoms, itching, nausea, diarrhea, pain, and even worse could lead to death depending on the dosage of opioid the patient was taking. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal: Symptoms of opiate withdrawal include: muscle aches, restlessness, anxiety, lacrimation, runny nose, sweating, inability to sleep, yawning frequently, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, goose bumps on the skin, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, etc. If having these, please get medical help in your community. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

What is the best way to relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

Time: Opiate withdrawal symptoms will lessen over time. Certain medications taken during discontinuation such as Clonidine or Clonazepam can minimize the unpleasant effects of medication withdrawal. Also, a physician certified in its use can prescribe buprenorphine (suboxone sublingual). ...Read more

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How does the clinical opiate withdrawal scale (cows test) work? How accurate is it?

Good tool: The clinical opiate withdrawal scale (cows) is a clinician-administered, pen and paper instrument that rates eleven common opiate withdrawal signs or symptoms. The summed score of the eleven items can be used to assess a patient's level of opiate withdrawal and to make inferences about their level of physical dependence on opioids. ...Read more

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How long does opiate withdrawal take to get over?

How long does opiate withdrawal take to get over?

Depends: The half-life (how long ot takes to clear half of a drug from the body) of the opioid causing withdrawal syndrome determines the onset and duration of symptoms. For example, heroin and Methadone withdrawal symptoms peak in 36-72 hours and 72-96 hours, respectively, and may last for 7-10 days and at least 14 days, respectively. ...Read more

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Does clonodin help with opiate withdrawal symptoms?

It can be: Clonidine is an older blood pressure medication that is used off-label for a number of other reasons, including opiate withdrawal. It is non-addictive. Lightheadedness is a common possible side effect. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cocaine to stop opiate withdrawal?

Is it possible for cocaine to stop opiate withdrawal?

No: Using Cocaine will just cause more problems and not relieve opiate withrawal. ...Read more

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How to make stomache pains better during opiate withdrawal?

Opiate W/D: If withdrawal is naturally-occurring, the physician may choose to manage the patient with either opioid or non-opioid adjunctive medication. Methadone 10 mg im or 20 mg PO is usually adequate to relieve symptoms of withdrawal without producing intoxication. Adjunctive medications include clonidine, antiemetics, benzodiazepines, and antidiarrheals. These should be used alone for iatrogenic w/d. ...Read more

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What helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms stay under control?

What helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms stay under control?

Various meds: There are many meds used to target specific withdrawal symptoms. 2 meds that can be used are Suboxone and clonidine. Suboxone should be used only after withdrawal begins. Such treatment must be carefully planned and supervised by an md. ...Read more

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Which nutrients are important when going through opiate withdrawal?

Which nutrients are important when going through opiate withdrawal?

Think Gatorade: You'll need hydration and replacement of fluids due to either vomiting, sweating, or diarrhea. Muscle cramps can be treated with calcium and magnesium supplements. If you are being supervised by a doctor, they can give you medication to treat these symptoms. If the symptoms are severe and you get very ill, go to an emergency room or call your doctor. ...Read more

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What's a good over-the-counter med for someone going through opiate withdrawal?

Unfortunately none.: While OTC meds such as acetominophen and ibuprofen may help ameliorate some of your heightened pain sensitivity, fever, etc., true physiologic withdraw occurs from the absence of non-OTC drugs that stimulate specific receptor sites in the brain. However, withdraw of common dosages of even high potency narcotics, e.g., oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, often subsides in a 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more