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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Overview)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain & seizures.


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I have been taking .5 mg of lorazepam for 2 years. Would stopping such a small amount cause withdrawal symptoms?

I have been taking .5 mg of lorazepam for 2 years. Would stopping such a small amount cause withdrawal symptoms?

Ativan (lorazepam): Although the dose is low, the duration of being on it is long, hence withdrawal is possible. Consult your prescribing doctor for safe gradual taper plan. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
168 doctors shared insights

Withdrawal Symptoms (Overview)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain & seizures.


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Are there cases where people have lost urge to smoke overnight without any withdrawal symptoms? Does this mean bad?

Are there cases where people have lost urge to smoke overnight without any withdrawal symptoms? Does this mean bad?

No, its not bad: Urge to smoke is complex and has both physical, social and psychological elements. Many people can quit smoking with minimal withdrawal symptoms, and there is nothing to worry about if you are not having any symptoms. Some people smoke but really aren't taking very deep breaths and are not taking in that much nicotine. Quitting is the best thing you can do for your health - stick to;stay quit. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

counseling
every other day
tell your doctor. and seek medical care
once
develop support network, stop lying, tell family
once
12 step program support
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How to best deal with withdrawal symptoms from pepsi?

How to best deal with withdrawal symptoms from pepsi?

Caffeine withdrawal: I recommend that people who are using excessive caffeine (whether coffee, tea or cola or other soft drinks) cut back by about 25% of the dose every 3-4 days until they get down to 1-2 servings per day, which is generally safe. If you are drinking sugared pepsi, there is also the sugar issue to deal with, so use of diet drinks temporarily may help. If 8 drinks/day, go down 2 drinks every 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Need of social withdrawal while treating depression symptoms?

Not sure I : Understand your question. Social withdrawal is not necessary for depression treatment and may make recovery harder as you are not making use of the supportive people in your life. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for nicotine withdrawal symptoms?

How can I get treatment for nicotine withdrawal symptoms?

Patches, Gum, or wai: If you are too uncomfortable to wait a couple of days for the symptoms to subside, you may use otc nicotine patches or gum to withdraw gradually. Be aware that a desire to smoke will occur from time to time long after nicotine withdrawal because smoking has been a habit. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?

How can I get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?

Taper gradually.: Depending on your dosage, your doctor can taper you gradually and safely. You will not have typical withdrawal symptoms like the opiates . ...Read more

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Can burning pain be one of the withdrawal symptoms of coming off co codamol ? 2 years of 4-6 tablets daily. 500/8 and 500/30 used.

Can burning pain be one of the withdrawal symptoms of coming off co codamol ? 2 years of 4-6 tablets daily. 500/8 and 500/30 used.

Opiate withdrawal: Opiate withdrawals can be painful. In fact, they can be very very painful making it difficult for many to easily stop. Individuals often have difficulty explaining what this pain feels like. It may be described as pain in my joint, pain under my skin, indescribable pain, burning pain, aching pain, etc. Nsaids, Clonidine & some non-medicinal modalities can help this temporary discomfort. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent painkiller withdrawal symptoms?

How can I help prevent painkiller withdrawal symptoms?

Taper: It works best to taper off particularly if you have been on them for any length of time. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

What is the best way to wean off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

Professional help: Seek the help of a physician who knows how to detox people from opiates. A very good alternative is to stop the Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) ( hydrocodone/ apap), and start Suboxone or subatec. These medications block the withdrawal symptoms without giving one a " high". After a period of time, one weans off the soboxone/ subatec. There are other methods, such as methadone, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) taper, & meds that target withdrawal sx. ...Read more

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Do you always get withdrawal symptoms when stopping use of a drug?

No: Withdrawal from medications/drugs/substances results from stopping it after you have taken it long enough for your body to acknowledge that it is no longer receiving it. Different drug characteristics cause for a different required amount of time & different time frame when to expect onset and ending of withdrawal. Sporadic use often doesn't result in withdrawal; everyone doesn't withdraw the same. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of taking phentermine (37.5 mg) for 4+ months? What are the expected withdrawal symptoms when the med. Is stopped?

See below: When used as directed, there should be no withdrawal. Any tendency got high blood pressure is offset by weight loss but some people feel racy our agitated. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of benzo?

Multiple symptoms: (not all are seen in every person) of anxiety, panic, trembling, shaking, muscle twitches/jerks, elevated blood pressure and pulse, dizziness, tingling, sensitivity to light and/or sound, feeling disconnected, sweating, insomnia, irritability, trouble concentrating, nausea/vomiting, confusion, hallucinations, seizures. Etc. ...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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What is a way to address withdrawal symptoms?

Depends on the cause: Different drugs are associated with different types of withdrawal. And how dangerous the symptoms are can vary quite a bit. Withdrawal from certain sedative or hypnotic drugs (downers) can be associated with seizures. Opiate withdrawal, while terribly painful, is actually less medically serious. Alcohol withdrawal is similar to sedative withdrawal and can be associated with seizures. ...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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What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more