Clonidine euphoria

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Its very different for me with clonidine, it keeps my blood pressure in check and at this point I get no sort of euphoria or sedation from it what so ever, thats not to say in the beginning it did have a mild sedative feeling to it if I took more than my dose, but I dont believe he should be getting sick from not taking it.
Pretty accurate on half life from narc-vet, but let me go a little bit deeper. Half life is the amount of time it takes for half of the medication to broken down in your body. Drugs with longer half lifes basically last longer compared to those with shorter half lifes. Valium falls somewhere in the middle here. Not as long of a half life compared to Klonopin, but longer than Xanax. Valium can be addicting, but it will help with your withdrawal symptoms a bit.
In patients who have developed localized contact sensitization to clonidine film, substitution of oral clonidine hydrochloride therapy may be associated with the development of a generalized skin rash. In patients who develop an allergic reaction from clonidine film that extends beyond the local patch site (such as generalized skin rash, urticaria, or angioedema), oral clonidine hydrochloride substitution may elicit a similar reaction.
Not sure the clonidine and ambien are both used to help with sleep in the evenings. the only thing I can see that might cause the restlessness is "(sleeping most of the day)". The mental confusion may be caused by not sleeping the meds off at night. If you think the problem is because of the medication try eliminating one of the two for a night or so and see if the problem subsides... other than that I'd say talk to the doctor.
I'm no expert on clonidine, but I'm pretty sure that the withdrawels are from the pills not the clonidine. I am going on four weeks without any pills and I am still suffering from withdrawels. Last night I really wanted some for of pain pill. But I know all this will pass, and taking any narcotic will just start me all over again. If I were him I would stay on the clonidine if it helps, for a little while more.
Ok so im on my 50th hour of detox from vic's and I went to the doctor to try and get clonidine since id heard so many great thing about it. My blood pressure was great and she wouldn't give me any. I also told her that i am having a hard time sleeping and the pain in my legs is the worst at night. So she prescribed me tramadol 50mg's!
it is a new drug so be very careful when choosing a doc some of them are in it for the money... Also clonidine is a blood pressure med used during WD that helps alot..
Like methadone, Suboxone can then be gradually weaned and stopped, eliminating physical dependence on opioids. Clonidine is a blood pressure medicine that acts on the brain. Clonidine reduces the effects of the "fight or flight" response, which is over-activated during opioid withdrawal. However, clonidine does nothing to reduce drug craving, and is mostly ineffective when used alone.
It is an opiate.. however it has a ceiling effect and does not produce the euphoria that pills do.. I used it for a 10 day detox from hydrocodone.. I had very mild discomfort after stopping it.. I have been clean for 26 days. I stopped hydro 36 days ago.. Clonidine also helped alot..
It might also help if he also wears a clonidine patch (such as the Catapres-TTS series). These can improve pain relief, and also reduce withdrawal symptoms at the end of the fentanyl patch's useful life. Another option may be to use an intrathecal pump (like a morphine pump). Since the pain med is delivered directly to the central nervous system, significantly lower dosages are required. This can really reduce side effects, resulting in a vast improvement in quality of life.
Another great medication you should ask your doctor about is clonidine. This can help with the anxiety associated with the withdrawal. These two medications helped me greatly when I was going through withdrawal myself. I don't know if I could have done it without them.
Like methadone, Suboxone can then be gradually weaned and stopped, eliminating physical dependence on opioids. Clonidine is a blood pressure medicine that acts on the brain. Clonidine reduces the effects of the "fight or flight" response, which is over-activated during opioid withdrawal. However, clonidine does nothing to reduce drug craving, and is mostly ineffective when used alone.
Like methadone, Suboxone can then be gradually weaned and stopped, eliminating physical dependence on opioids. Clonidine is a blood pressure medicine that acts on the brain. Clonidine reduces the effects of the "fight or flight" response, which is over-activated during opioid withdrawal. However, clonidine does nothing to reduce drug craving, and is mostly ineffective when used alone.
First of all you need to identify that what you felt isn't real euphoria...it's artificial chemical based euphoria. Opiates were never designed to be used for more than a year at most and I abused them for 14 years. You'll start to get glimpses of joy and those glimpses will grow longer and with frequency over time. I'm only 3 weeks out and I've had quite a few, but I'm not through it yet, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it's very bright.
so you keep going right to the edge, and then starting over. Try getting a clonidine prescription to take the worst of the edge off. But don't do methadone. It's more addictive than what you're taking. Methadone is "giving up" on life. Opiate withdrawal runs 4-5 days, Secondary withdrawal last perhaps a few weeks. months... But methadone withdrawals last TWO weeks, the secondary symptoms for up to TWO YEARS. Do you think you can get off of that? Most can't.
Some people only around 5% of users after taking very large doses feel euphoria and relaxation. Thats the only reason it is scheduled V drug. As long as you continue taking your prescribed amount you will be absolutely fine. What dpse are you on?
Most us here took pain meds for legitimate pain but that pain became secondary to the euphoria we all tried to achieve. Maybe you need to look at reevaluting your pain. Some of us also had decreased pain once we were off the meds. If you dont do something about this now it will only get worse. The wd;s are minor compared to what is really going on.
When clean, I eventually decide I need a week of physical and mental energy and get a batch of vics. My addicition doctor prescribed clonidine while helpful, actually made this cycle worse. Rather than have the bad withdrawls I've just taken a few of these and withdrawl is minimal at best. Not the pure torture I used to have. It's not even about the euphoria anymore - which only lasts 15-20 minutes anyway. It's just the energy these pills give me 30 min. 1 hour.
I had some 5mg hydro to taper with but I have had many surgeries in my past and 5mg is a joke so it didn't really help. I am on my 24th hour of nothing and with the help of clonidine I really don't feel all that bad. 2 years ago I was taking 10mg hydro, 30 a day, for maybe 6 mos and checked myself into a detox center. 5 days and when I came out I was really ok. Leg shaking and back sweating was still there.
Go to a doctor and come clean, ask for Methadone and let the doctor know that you want to take methadone for 10 days and then switch to clonidine for 7 days then you will be in the clear. As for your job work for the 10days on methadone & then take off for the 7 days on Clonidine because it will lower blood pressure and you will sleep off everything and will need a lot of rest. If you go the Methadone route you will not suffer through this much at all.
I used 10 mg percs for a little over 3 years. Lately I've gotten up to 100mg a day. I want a pill and to feel that euphoria so badly. I am doing the clonodine patch, klonopin, Gatorade and ultram if it gets too bad. Any suggestions??
Hi. I was wondering...does suboxone give you the same "feeling", or that "euphoria" that the painpills do? I am asking because some things I have read on it, people say it does give euphoria, and other things I've read says it doesnt...I'm just curious, I guess.
I wasnt prescribed that amount, I had been getting alot of them thru friends and was taking them for pain, but also really taking them for that euphoria of my whole body feeling good. I did eventually realized I had a problem and tapered my dose for a couple of months before stopping. As I remember the bad chills, aching, irritable, restlessness, headaches and shakiness really started to subside a bit after the first week.
I def don't feel as good as I did when I was taking the sub, but I'm making it. I got some clonidine (used for blood pressure) from my Dr, this med helps to regulate your body temperature so you don't have the extreme cold sweats. If I could do the sub over again, I would have started at 2 mg, and tapered from there, but I didn't know enough yet.
I believe it is a fairly safe drug. I've had it before and it DOES give you somewhat a feeling of euphoria. Tapering would probably be your best bet. Tylenol PM is merely 500mg acetaminophin with a dose of benedryl, either 25 or 50mg. It is usually safe for most people to take. As far as your Blood pressure. I would say it is your priority to control that. Otherwise you are placing yourself at extremely high risk for a stroke or a heart attack.
I feel like there is no colour, no excitement in life without drugs. I crave the euphoria, the feeling of being excited about doing things. When I examine myself this is truly what my addiction is all about, tring to find a way to want to live life. I feel like the world is so gray and that I dont have any will to live or desire to do anything and I feel this way all the time. How can I get over this?
Clonidine is a blood pressure lowering drug, it also happens to bind to the same neuro receptors that opiates do. This allows your body to w/d with less symptoms (because of the lowering of the blood pressure) and fools your brain into thinking it is still getting the opiate....granted you don't have the euphoria. That was on Saturday 12/30. Sunday I made myself get up, clean the house and even go to dinner with friends for new years ever...it was hard, but I did it.
I'm guessing that, because ALOT of people are prescribed clonidine which is a blood pressure med. and it helps ALOT! So if you can try to get some from you're dr. and let them know whats going on....Lack of appetite is normal when I quit the few times I did I had no want for food at all...There's a think called the thomas recipe which is something i'm going to try this week, mostly vitimans.
By the way I have never experienced any high or euphoria with any drugs, just pain reduction and calming enough to sleep. I crave sweets, and am considering alcohol to cope. My doctor did not prepare me for any of this and is out of town for 3 weeks. Would medical marajuana help? I live in a state where it is legal. I have not smoked weed since collage which was 45 years ago. Do you think it might help me cutback to the prescribed dose of Norco and Xanax?
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. and Clonidine for the creepy-crawly feeling and control of blood pressure variations. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter. The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months.
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