Clonidine opiate detox

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Even though my opiate usage was double the strength and length than the first detox, my second detox was way easier and I attribute this to the clonidine. I didn't even vomit. I took it quite often and I monitored my BP at home because I naturally have low blood pressure. I took it for 2-3 weeks, I can't remember. I'll take it again when I taper after detox. Chevy is right though- gotta change that addict behaviour. Get it from your doc, not from a friend.
anyone have any info on using Clonidine .1 mg for opiate withdrawal systems? Suppose to be a high blood pressure medication, but says it can be used for withdrawal systems too? wondering if it really works?
PLEASE ....EVERYONE....BE CAREFUL... Even tho clonidine is probably one of the greatest detox meds available, you shouldnt self medicate with it (if possible). To clarify, clonodine IS a GREAT detox drug, but I cant emphasize enough to you all...try not to take this into your own hands without medical consultation.
enybody got eny feed back clonidine it was given to me to help with withdraw from oxi and its not doing enygood going through hell right now I have about 7 days
I used Clonidine during detox and was glad I had it! As long as you don't have blood pressure issues, then I think it will not harm anyone. Clonidine helps stabelize the bp and it really was a godsend for me! I only had 12 of them and so I wasn't on them very long. I didn't have to tapper off either. I also took cymbalta and remeron for sleep, now I take 2 cymbalta a day and the remeron at night.
clonidine is a blood pressure medication bp must be monitored each day while using this drug i have taken it several times for herion wd, i do not recall ever having detox symptoms from discontinuing the use of clonidine i can tell you that as an addict clonidine can be addicting, it does have a sedating affect and anything that changes the way you feel an addict can become addicted to it there are people who come into na addcited to benydryl, caffiene, psyc.
i found my clonidine prescription...it says on prescription bottle/instructions: clonidine hcl 0.1 mg tablet....take 1 tablet by mouth three times a day...substituted for catapress....take medication exactly as prescribed, do not suddenly stop without doctors approval and instructions (which are to taper off for 3-4 days),,,may cause dizziness or drowsiness, alcohol may intensify this effect...i hope this helps or eases your mind....good luck hun!!!! and keep us posted with your success!!
Does clonidine help with the pain of opiate withdrawal? How does it help, what w/d symptoms does it alleviate, and are there bad side effects or withdrawal symptoms from the clonidine itself if taken for 5 days or so? Has anyone tried it?
so i guess i am forced to detox which is the best thing i can do for myself. i was given clonidine .01mgs from a friend and that is all i have. will this drug be enough to help me endure the withdrawals so that i wont give in? i know its willpower and such but the anxiety literally scares the living hell out of me. im about to take my first pill now...
Clonidine, when used for opiate WD, should be used for just that.....withdrawal. You really will feel bad if you take it and the pills too. I think that you could just have some generalized anxiety though? I have taken clonidine a lot, and I have never had it cause me any anxiety. When taken during WD, it's the opposite. It should calm you. Only you are not taking it during Wd, right? When your pills run out, you should look up or ask how to take it then. And.....
I'm debating if I should see my Doc and get a prescription for Clonidine. I have a 5 year 120mg a day Oxycontin addiction and will try C/T on June 13th, taking a week off work to clean my act!!! Very nervous and scared about the entire thing. I'm going to follow the Thomas Recipe, try tapering a little first but was wondering if it's worth taking Clonidine, does it really work big time!! Any advice, feedback on your experiences with this drug. Thanks everyone who responds! C.
Has anyone ever used larger doses of immodium for help in opiate detox? I've been doing a lot of reading online and I know you cant believe everything you read so I was looking for andone with personal experience. I have a pretty hefty habbit. I was on a sub program for 2yrs but was let go because I failed a few times for opiates. My husband is still in the program so I could use a few of his subs but I found that the subs do not fully take away all my symptoms.
What does your doctor say about your decision to detox? Anyone who is on opiate therapy for any length of time with experience withdrawal. Withdrawal does NOT equal addiction. Addiction is a mental problem that causes a person to abuse meds, and lie, cheat and steal to get them for the high. If you are a compliant pain patient, (take meds as prescribed by your doctor) you need to talk to your doc about safely detoxing.
My pain management dr was fired. Cannot find a dr even tho i've had 3 back surgeries. How can I detox off these drugs i've been on for 5 years? Does Clonidine help?
If I go to er will they help me with detox. I'm on day two & don't think I'm going to make it. I haven't detoxed in at least 7 months. I can't go to rehab.
my doc gave it to me during oxycontin detox years ago, and again during my recent methodone detox. it can make you a bit sleepy but your body will adjust to it. just getting up from a sitting or lying down position cuz you may get light headed.
Long story short. My doctor switched my Ativan to Clonidine 0.01 for my PMDD night sweats. Has anyone ever taken it for this reason? Did it work, and is 0.01 a low dose. I am afraid to take it because I don't have high BP. Just curious and nervous about taking it. thanks, Nauty......................
Once 20 years ago, a doc in a hospital in Ca. gave me a great clonidine detox inpatient. I was hooked on methadone and heroin so he gave me clonidine pills and put a patch on me plus gave me some attivan and darvon. It worked great and I was sleeping all the time. He gradually awoke me after about 10 days and after 3 weeks I was off all detox meds. I tried to duplicate this later but it didn't work as well. No other docs do this a this guy was a recovering doc who tried something new.
I am taking clonidine for withdrawls, and taking my neorotin only at night because 300mg's is strong. I have to take it around 4or 5 in the morning if i have to be at work at 10am becuase i will feel tired and high, the 1 pill will last the whole day. I have tried this before and I remember the first week being hard as hell, I couldnt even get out of bed, couldn't do anything, not even eat. No motivation whats soever.
Clonodine and Suboxone are extremely different. Clonodine is a bp med that helps with withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone does have opiate in it. It can be used for a quick detox or used long term. Tell us more about you. What are you taking and how much, how long ? It will help us help you.
What a relief. She prescribed me Clonidine and Lorazepam to help relieve some of the left over of the detox symtoms that I've been having. Has anyone ever taken these meds before. I know that Lorazepam is kinda like a valium. I'm just a bit scared of taking more meds at this time. I know this is supposed to help me, but it's a bit scary for me right now. I am going to therapy on Thursday so I know that will help with my mental state. Help anyone?
Anyone have advice for a long term small dose opiate user. I had heart surgery for a congential defect 10 years ago at the age of 20. I was prescribed opiates to deal with the pain from the cutting of my chest muscles and repairs to my heart. I stopped after my script ran out and under 6 months later I ended up back in the hospital with a new heart issue related to the scar tissue from my first surgery and underwent a second procedure.
Just try to keep in the forefront of your mind that as opiate addicts we fear the pain,and even begin to feel it sometimes, before the detox even begins. Hold strong and you will be ok.
Does anyone have any suggestions about how I can detox off of this such as suboxone, methadone, outpatient detox (I can not go into a rehab). Maybe I can go to an outpatient detox and see a therapist on an outpatient basis. Truthfully, in my heart of hearts, I know it's time to end it, the fun's over. However, I can't afford to lay up in bed for three or four days or go to a rehab. I just want to get through these w/d's and go on with my life; any suggestions?
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.
I recently went into a detox unit to withdraw from methadone. I found that even though they used subutex for about 7 to 10 days to try & speed up the process the 2 weeks I was there simply weren't enough to even get me through the worst of it.(by the way I got down to 30mg before jumping off, was on methadone about 3 years this time).Been home for about 2 weeks but find I can still only cope with symptoms with 3 or 4 30mg codeine doses per day half a xanax in the morning & 1 for bed.
It is a blood pressure medication (clonidine) that attaches to the same opiate receptors is your system that narcatoics do. So, while it doesn't relieve pain, it is helpful for withdrawal because it minimizes some of the the anxiety by lowering the blood pressure.
Clonidine, while having opiate-like effects in reversing several aspects of opiate withdrawal, is not an opiate and is therefore not subject to the burdensome regulatory CONTROLS that have been placed on the use of opioids. Clonidine has its most demonstrable effects on autonomic elements of opioid withdrawal: sweating, gastrointestinal complaints (cramps, diarrhea, nausea), and elevated blood pressure.
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