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Spinal cord injury & lost insurance. Currently I am titrating off opiates. When i get to the end, what type of meds can I use to help withdrawals?

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Dr. Earl Smith
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: SCI pain

1. It's a shame that you have lost your insurance.
Please checkout https://www.Healthcare.Gov so that you can get insurance. 2. In the meantime, know that opioid withdrawal is uncomfortable but not life-threatening. 3. Contact your local va or academic medical center and see if you can get in their sci clinic. Generic pain meds can be cheap but no doc can prescribe w/o seeing you.

In brief: SCI pain

1. It's a shame that you have lost your insurance.
Please checkout https://www.Healthcare.Gov so that you can get insurance. 2. In the meantime, know that opioid withdrawal is uncomfortable but not life-threatening. 3. Contact your local va or academic medical center and see if you can get in their sci clinic. Generic pain meds can be cheap but no doc can prescribe w/o seeing you.
Dr. Earl Smith
Dr. Earl Smith
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Dr. Brian Nichol
Anesthesiology

In brief: Slow taper is best

Slowly tapering off opioid medication usually minimizes withdrawal symptoms.
Once you have been tapered off opioid medications you should not experience any withdrawal symptoms when not taking them and no further medications are required for same.

In brief: Slow taper is best

Slowly tapering off opioid medication usually minimizes withdrawal symptoms.
Once you have been tapered off opioid medications you should not experience any withdrawal symptoms when not taking them and no further medications are required for same.
Dr. Brian Nichol
Dr. Brian Nichol
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