Top
20
Doctor insights on: When Do Methadone Withdrawals Start

Share
1

1
Suboxone- will I have withdrawals when taken normally to detox?

Minimal: The withdrawals will be minimal provided that you decrease it slowly enough. This is not a time for heroics. This is a time to take it slow so you are not experiencing discomfort. As it is, you need time to straighten out other things in your life including friendships, support system, and setting priorities. You need to strengthen yourself psychologically. Best wishes for a healthy and happy thousand 14. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
656 doctors shared insights

Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


2

2
When do emotional nicotine withdrawal symptoms start after you first quit?

When do emotional nicotine withdrawal symptoms start after you first quit?

Within 24 hours: and may even be sooner if you are very anxious about quitting, which most people are. These symptoms can be significantly reduced through many means - a smoking cessation program with good support, relaxation techniques, hypnosis and acupuncture, or nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum etc), bupropion (Zyban) or varenicline (Chantix). ...Read more

3

3
If you do heroin everyday how long will it take before you will start experiencing withdrawals after stopping cold turkey?

If you do heroin everyday how long will it take before you will start experiencing withdrawals after stopping cold turkey?

Not long: Daily use, especially multiple times per day, withdrawals can start within 6 hours of last dose, starting with strong cravings for drug, increasing anxiety and fear. 12- 18 hours, runny nose and eyes, abdominal cramping, nausea, muscle aches, yawning, chills, goose bumps, can't sleep, increasing over next 24-36hours, restlessness muscle twiching, some describe as worst flu symptoms ever. See doctor. ...Read more

4

4
How can I quit percocets and skip withdraws?

How can I quit percocets and skip withdraws?

Detox: See a detox specialist who can ease you down off of the meds. Slow is key. There are other medications to take on a short term basis to allow you to he relatively symptom free during the process. ...Read more

6

6
How long should I wait to start taking clonidine after quitting methadone?

How long should I wait to start taking clonidine after quitting methadone?

Not related: I often use Clonidine to wean patients off methadone. They are not really related but both should be prescribed by your physcian. ...Read more

7

7
How do you get through cymbalta (duloxetine) withdrawal?

How do you get through cymbalta (duloxetine) withdrawal?

Taper slowly: You should talk to your health care provider about tapering off the medication slowly to avoid a discontinuation syndrome. ...Read more

8

8
How do I withdrawl at home from opiates?

How do I withdrawl at home from opiates?

Advise help: I advise assistance with opiate withdrawal, which can be very unpleasant. If you do decide to withdraw at home, please ask your doctor for advice and assistance. Clonidine, a medicine most commonly used for blood pressure management, can help make the withdrawal symptoms much more tolerable. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
If I stop taking paxil (paroxetine) cold turkey then after about 3 or 4 days begin withdraw symptoms is it safe to start taking it again and ween myself off?

If I stop taking paxil (paroxetine) cold turkey then after about 3 or 4 days begin withdraw symptoms is it safe to start taking it again and ween myself off?

Talk to your doctor : If you experience withdrawal symptoms after abruptly stopping Paxil, (paroxetine) you should re-start it. I recommend you talk to your doctor about your medication and any changes you wish to make. ...Read more

10

10
Can you tell me when do emotional nicotine withdrawal symptoms start after you've quit smoking?

Can you tell me when do emotional nicotine withdrawal symptoms start after you've quit smoking?

Immediately: People begin to experience craving, anxiety and irritability almost the moment they make the decision to stop, and the symptoms escalate about the time they are due for their next cigarette. If withdrawal symptoms are severe enough to cause problems with daily life, or if you are close to relapsing to tobacco, consider treatment with patches, lozenges etc, or Chantix or zyban (bupropion).Support programs help. ...Read more

11

11
When do doctors prescribe methadone over subutex?

When do doctors prescribe methadone over subutex?

In clinics: Methadone can only be prescribed for tratment of opioid dependence in specially licensed clinics in the US. Doctors with special licenses may treat a limited number of addicts with Suboxone or Subutex. Sometimes Methadone is prescribed for treatment of chronic pain. ...Read more

13

13
How do you stop diarrhoea when taking antidepressant?

How do you stop diarrhoea when taking antidepressant?

Diarrhea : Speak to the prescribing physician regarding your complaint. Often such side effects will resolve with time. If they persist, your physician may advise adjusting the dose, when you take the medication, or possibly a different antidepressant if the side effect is severe. In some cases if the antidepressant is working very well it may be worth adding an agent to treat the complaint. ...Read more

15

15
Can I take suboxone after doing coke?

Can I take suboxone after doing coke?

Better alternative..: You are seriously risking your life with polysubstance abuse. You are also breaking your opioid contract. No doctor will be able to guide you in the answer that you are seeking, from an ethical and moral perspective. But from a scientific perspective, cocaine and suboxone are different classes of medications are work differently at different receptors. Their purpose and function is different. ...Read more

16

16
What can I do for lorazepam tapering withdrawal?

What can I do for lorazepam tapering withdrawal?

Switch.: In my opinion the best way to taper is to switch to a long half-life substitute and then taper. I would suggest Tranxene (clorazepate). You can stop the lorazepam immediately and start the Tranxene (clorazepate). The dose of the latter would depend on the dose of the former. You could then easily taper the Tranxene (clorazepate) without having the withdrawal effects because of the slow taper. ...Read more

17

17
What to do if i had 50 vicodin a day and they put me on methadone to get offquestion is methadone can stop vicodin but can vicodin stop methadone.?

Unsure I understand: Methadone is used to serve 3 basic purposes. The first one is to replace with an equivalent dose of opioid so that the person doesn't experience withdrawal (being dope sick). The 2nd purpose is to get the dose up to a point where the individual is not feeling craving. The 3rd is to produce so much tolerance that doses of other opiates (like hydrocodone) really don't do much. So people stop using. ...Read more

18

18
How do I manage opiate withdrawl symptoms at a fulltime heavy labour job?

How do I manage opiate withdrawl symptoms at a fulltime heavy labour job?

Opiate withdrawal: It is good that you are trying to get off of chronic opiates. But it is an unpleasant reaction to go through. The best way is to do this with the assistance of an expert, like a pain medicine specialist. There are medications (eg., clonidine) that can lessen some of the symptoms without leading to another form of dependence. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
How do I easily taper off suboxone? ...To avoid much withdrawals... Anything else (non narcotic) i can take to help?

How do I easily taper off suboxone? ...To avoid much withdrawals... Anything else (non narcotic) i can take to help?

Work with your doc: Work with the doctor or clinic that is giving you the suboxone to get yourself on a safe wean down program for you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer