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Will I die if I stop vicodin cold turkey after using for 7 years?

Will I die if I stop vicodin cold turkey after using for 7 years?

Not usually?: If a person is otherwise healthy without signicant medical problems, and vicodin is the only drug being used, not with alcohol or a valium type medications most people will not die but often feel like they are going to. With that said, severe complications could still result and at times could be life threating in rare cases, so seek medical advice first, this will increase your success and safety. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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I stopped smoking a few years ago and am now addicted to nicabate lozenges, how can I stop using them?

I stopped smoking a few years ago and am now addicted to nicabate lozenges, how can I stop using them?

Use patches, program: In general, the best way to get off short-acting drugs is to switch to a long-acting form and taper that form. Stopping the lozenges and using a nicotine patch (depending on how many lozenges you are using, if more than 10, use a 21 mg patch, if 4 or less a 14 mg patch); wear that patch for 2 weeks, then go to a lower strength for 2 weeks, and then the lowest strength 2 w. Join a cessation program. ...Read more

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If I have been taking two diphenhydramine hydrochloride 25 mg pills everynight for over a year, and i stop taking it cold turkey, will i withdraw?

If I have been taking two diphenhydramine hydrochloride 25 mg pills everynight for over a year, and i stop taking it cold turkey, will i withdraw?

No: While it may take you a while to get to used to falling to sleep without the diphenhydramine, you will have no withdrawal symptoms if you abruptly stop taking the medicine. Some people have had good success using melatonin (3 mg) as a substitute. This is available over the counter. ...Read more

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I want to stop drinking. Been having 6 to 12 beers a night for one year. I have a hard time tapering, is it safe to stop cold turkey?

I want to stop drinking. Been having 6 to 12 beers a night for one year. I have a hard time tapering, is it safe to stop cold turkey?

DETOX: Please consider going to see an alcohol treatment specialist or your family doctor. If you feel you need this urgently there are many alcohol detox options there in The Southport area. Your doctor's office will know where or the local hospital will know. I am very happy to hear that you are ready to stop drinking. May this be the start of very powerful journey of healing for you. ...Read more

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I Been taking advil (ibuprofen) pm every single day 8 pills. Then 2 more an hour later. For 3 years now I am addicted how can I get off of them I do without. ?

I Been taking advil (ibuprofen) pm every single day 8 pills. Then 2 more an hour later.  For 3 years now I am addicted how can I get off of them I do without. ?

Advil (ibuprofen) pm Addiction: I commend you for your honesty about Addiction on Advil (ibuprofen) pm. Thank you for informing about, pain and abdominal spasm. Speak out loud that you do not want pain and abdominal spasm, acid stomach, shortness of breath , unusual bleeding or bruising , tiredness or weakness. See Internist for Diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for your judgement about Addiction and Therapy for stress in your life ...Read more

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I don't take any meds for my asthma. I quit smoking 7 days ago but keep wheezing and then start coughing. After how long will this disappear?

I don't take any meds for my asthma. I quit smoking 7 days ago but keep wheezing and then start coughing. After how long will this disappear?

Time to use inhaler: Your asthma is worsened by your smoking, and the chronic coughing, wheezing is your lungs cilia trying to move the particles of mucus, and other debris out of your lungs from what you inhaled by smoking! So, you need to assist the lungs further, before you end up with bronchitis or something else. Call your PCP to assist. You are creating an inflammatory condition otherwise. ...Read more

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Hi, i use 10 grams /day of phenibut for six months. I had to stop using , how long I will have withdrawal symptoms ? Freddy

Hi, i use 10 grams /day  of phenibut for six months. 
I had to stop using , how long I will have withdrawal symptoms ?
Freddy

Can't say for sure.: Phenibut is not available in the U.S. so I don't know potency or purity of the product you used (such info is relevant to your question.) The drug itself is out of your blood stream within 25 hours; generally that's when withdrawal symptoms are clearly noticeable. It's important to distinguish between withdrawal symptoms, cravings and the recurrence of the symptoms for which you were using it. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help me stay off meth? I have been using for 20 + years. I went cold turkey about 14 days ago. Don't think i can last any longer

Is there anything to help me stay off meth? I have been using for 20 + years. I went cold turkey about 14 days ago. Don't think i can last any longer

Meth Treatment : The best solution is to become involve in a methamphetamine treatment program where you will receive therapy and support. Some programs have found an antidepressant called bupropion to be helpful. ...Read more

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I quit smoking about 9-10 months ago i smoked for 17 yrs. How long after quiting will I have to stop taking deep breaths every 4-5 min.?

I quit smoking about 9-10 months ago i smoked for 17 yrs. How long after quiting will I have to stop taking deep breaths every 4-5 min.?

Unrelated : Sighing or taking deep breaths, is not usually associated with smoke cessation. This is more likely a symptom of anxiety. Please check with your doctor to be sure your pulmonary health is ok, then look for answers about the sighing. You may need a psychologist's intervention. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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I been taking hydrocodone for 6 years i started when i was 17, now i'm 23 i take 7 to 10 daily with alcohol, i'm addicted, will i die soon because of this?

I been taking hydrocodone for 6 years i started when i was 17, now i'm 23 i take 7 to 10 daily with alcohol, i'm addicted, will i die soon because of this?

Disease of Addiction: You are an addict. The simple answer is that yes, eventually your disease may take you to a place where death seems appropriate. It is a lie, however, and never is the despair or pain or loneliness that comes at the end of addiction worth dying over. Now, at your age, death may not be imminent. There is a way out of this addiction. Please get to your family doctor or to aa or na. ...Read more

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Started taking unprescribed opiates in the past 3 mths. Took 76 pills approx. Am i addicted? If i stop now will i go through withdrawal?

Started taking unprescribed opiates in the past 3 mths.  Took 76 pills approx.  Am i addicted? If i stop now will i go through withdrawal?

Possibly: Your best course of action is to be honest with your doctor on your opiate intake. From there, your doctor can start tapering your dose of medicine so you have a lesser chance of going thru withdrawal. Do not stop 'cold turkey' as you may possibly precipitate narcotic withdrawal. ...Read more

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On 10 mg amitriptyline for 8 months for ibs-d. If I stop cold turkey, will I experience withdrawal? What to expect for how long?

On 10 mg amitriptyline for 8 months for ibs-d. If I stop cold turkey, will I experience withdrawal? What to expect for how long?

Stop Amitriptyline? : Amitriptyline, a TCA antidepressant, which may b rx'ed for illnesses including pain, Headaches, and IBS, when taken for long periods of time, can have a mild discontinuation syndrome if stopped abruptly (symptoms may include nausea, headache, malaise). Never stop a medication without the instruction of ur prescribing MD. Even if you don't have discontinuation sxs, u'll need a new tx for ur IBS! ...Read more

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I stopped smoking for the past 7 days. How do I continue this good habit?

I stopped smoking for the past 7 days. How do I continue this good habit?

Will power!: "The best way to break a habit is to drop it." Leo Aikman ...Read more

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I've been taking lexapro for a year and found out I'm 6 weeks pregnant. How can I taper off quickly? Can I quit abruptly? Did it damage baby already?

I've been taking lexapro for a year and found out I'm 6 weeks pregnant. How can I taper off quickly? Can I quit abruptly? Did it damage baby already?

No, no and no: No, you cannot taper off quickly as there may be unwelcomed "side effects" Some anti depressants can be used in pregnancy safely. Check with your OB MD and the MD giving the Lexapro.. No, you can't quit abruptly for the same reason. No, there is unlikely to be fetal damage at this point from its' use. ...Read more

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Can i take celexa after smoking weed? I was persc.10mg but only want to take 5mg. I also am taking 1/4 klonopin (clonazepam) 2x a day. After smoking i feel bad!

Can i take celexa after smoking weed? I was persc.10mg but only want to take 5mg. I also am taking 1/4 klonopin (clonazepam) 2x a day. After smoking i feel bad!

Depends: Celexa and Klonopin (clonazepam) are not contraindicated. However, you should really consider taking these medications at the prescribed doses. A 5 mg. dose of Celexa is below the standard dose that demonstrate efficacy. As for the marajuana, you are actually undoing all of the positive effects from the medication by smoking. So net neutral. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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If I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey will I experience symtoms? I've stopped for almost a month ans can't sleep and have bad anxiety

If I stop taking Zoloft (sertraline) cold turkey will I experience symtoms? I've stopped for almost a month ans can't sleep and have bad anxiety

Withdrawal symptoms!: Yes, you should not stop cold turkey. Those symptoms that you are experiencing are withdrawal symptoms of the medication. I would recommend to get re-started on it (after consulting your prescriber) until the symptoms disappear then taper off slowly. ...Read more

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I quit caffeine use 2.5 weeks ago. I unknowingly had 120 mg of it recently. Will I have to go through the withdrawal process again (being drowsy), etc?

I quit caffeine use 2.5 weeks ago. I unknowingly had 120 mg of it recently. Will I have to go through the withdrawal process again (being drowsy), etc?

Possibly not: When you use caffeine habitually and then suddenly stop, your body will have withdrawal symptoms. If you've gotten only one dose of it in the last 3 weeks, you may not have the same withdrawal effect again. ...Read more