Clonidine used for opiate withdrawal

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However, its also prescribed to opiate addicts going through withdrawal to ease the discomfort. It lowers the blood pressure significantly for people in withdrawal. Part of the reason its prescribed is that most addicts experience nausea, muscle pain and anxiety in withdrawal. The beta blocker eases heart rate and stabilizes the fluctuating blood pressure to keep the body on an even keel.
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?
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?
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 do know that Xanax was prescibed along with it and BP was monitored regularly. The best thing for opiate withdrawal is not to lay around and struggle through it.Find a good Dr.preferably an addiction specialist,get some medication. Somehow find the strength to get out and be around family and friends,this can be excellent medicine.
it is a blood pressure med. used primarily for opiate withdrawal now. Good luck.....I hope it works for you. Luv, nauty.............
In addition, clonidine has also be used for migraine headaches, hot flashes associated with menopause, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.[3][4] Clonidine is regularly prescribed to opiate addicts to help alleviate their withdrawal symptomology. It is mainly used to combat the sympathetic nervous system response to opiate withdrawal, namely tachycardia and hypertension, in the first couple days of withdrawals.
Only take it for the first week then start of cut back.. clonidine must be tapered..
I looked it up beforehand and found out that you can take up to 1.4 mg per day for opiate withdrawal, so I did some research. Once when I was withdrawing from junk they gave me one of those patches at the hospital and it did nothing, but they were retarded. I'd say .6mg/per day is a good starting point for any serious withdrawal. That's what the nurse practitioner who had experience with drug abusers prescribed me.
4 mg per day for opiate withdrawal, so I did some research. Once when I was withdrawing from junk they gave me one of those patches at the hospital and it did nothing, but they were retarded. These people on here recommending .05mg dosages 3X a day are retarded too. I'd say .6mg/per day is a good starting point for any serious withdrawal. That's what the nurse practitioner who had experience with drug abusers prescribed me.
For opiate withdrawal there are lots of options and they probably work to varying degrees. One is treatment with Ibogaine. It's a drug made from the Iboga plant and though it's not available for treatment in the US, there are clinics in Mexico, Europe and I believe Canada now also. There have been a few limited trials in the US I think but know nothing of these. Basically it's a strong psychedelic or hallucinogen.
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.
I am an opiate addict, clean for a few months, but for the past 2 I have been taking everything I can get my hands on. I feel like I am in it's clutches all over again, and don't know how to function without it. This past week I have been taking lower doses though, trying to ween, about 3-4 Vicodins a day, give or take. I feel VERY depressed when I don't have any painkillers in me, and I also have a history of major depression/cutting.
Has anyone used prednisone to lessen methadone or other opiate withdrawal symptoms?
Hi. I'm wondering if it is safe for me to take Gabapentin for withdrawal symptoms from methadone? I read somewhere that the gaba is sometimes prescribed for that. I have never taken it before in my life and got a hold of a few 300mg capsules the other day. I have been into opiates off and on for about 8 years, getting pretty bad into them this past year. I think it is alot mental with me though. I started off on Perc 5's and 10's, graduating to oxy 30's about a year ago.
I have never taken the elavil or clonidine, but I have read that they are both used for opiate withdrawals. It is my understanding that the elavil will help you to sleep as well as help with that anxiety feeling so many people have when trying to come off any drug and the clonidine is supposed to help with that creepy crawling skin feeling and with your blood pressure since our blood pressure usually goes up when detoxing. You can do it!!
Ive been an opiate addict for about 5 yrs now and know what everyone is going through. Doing wever i had to do to get what i needed to keep from getting sick. ive been fightin the wds and dts off and on for 5 yrs now, ive recently found out that my gf is expecting and im gonna b a daddy. im sooo tired of bein a slave to this sickness but catch myself fallin back into it bout the 2nd or 3rd day of not sleepin.
The doses have always been very low but I can't do it anymore/ Friday other doctor gave me clonipin, phenergen clonidine, and lomotil for withdrawl. I don't even know what day it is or how long its' been because I have hardly slept. I think the clonidine is lowering my BP too much I have zero energy,can barely move around during the day. My daughter is here to help me. I thrash at night don't sleep till around 6am then for a few hours finally. Can you tell me about Buprenorhine.
because of its tendency to inadvertently help with many conditions due to its function as an alpha agonist...it has showed positive results for insomnia, ADHD, opiate/alcohol/nicotine withdrawal, cold sweats, and many other similar types of afflictions...so I would say it's worth a shot (start at 0.1 mg) to see how you react to it as it is a fairly harmless medication and its potential for positive effects is high.
I took both the clonidine for about 3 weeks and the nerontin for about 6 weeks. They both worked for me. Very easy to come off them too. I am about 5 months clean and drug free. If you have any more questions feel free to ask me.
I used a specific drug to help and basically eliminate my opiate withdrawals once, I took it for five days and then stopped taking it. However, if there is a chance to become addicted to something for whatever reason, it's better not to tempt it.
inspiration least for me it was , would never tell someone to get more drugs to get off drugs but personally speakin zanys and maybe some pot for the first cpl days ONLY will help but like i said that helped for ME its not for everyone !!
5\325 2 - 5 x a day and oxy 20 mg 2 - 3 x a day for the past couple years. I have a script for clonidine .1 which isn't doing much so I called my regular doc and he is going to put me on Klonopin ( Dosage unknown until I get script tomorrow). From what I can tell these are 2 totally different drugs. Has anyone used Klonopin for opioid withdrawls? If so, how well did it work? Has anyone used both? If so, which worked better for you?
The clonidine is simple...(Ive used it for withdrawl before also) it is a blood pressure medication that with lower your blood pressure to help you feel mor relaxed. Whjen you are going through withdrawls your BP is raised and this helps. It will relax you and make you more comfortable during this. Withdrawl *****, i wont lie, but it only lasts for a day or 2. you might feel sick, might be sick, feel tired, mood swings...
My question is, what can you tell me about Gabapentin? What is it used for? I heard that when it first came out it was used for Opiate withdrawl. Is this true? Thank you for your responses.
I'm still only getting an hour, maybe two of sleep if i'm lucky. The clonidine seems to only help for a few hours. At this stage the clonidine shouldn't even be needed. I've never used clonidine this long so i'm a little confused, not sure how to take this. Vic, glad to hear you got yourself a year. It's a beast getting through the methadone. I hate it and i'm done.
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.
It's an old medication that was used for high blood pressure. It helps ease the withdrawal symotoms. Your BP will most likely elevate during withdrawal. While it helps with that, it somehow also helps with the other symptoms as well. (I was prescribed it for nerve pain.) You'll get great support here no matter what way you do it. The supplements in the Thomas recipe will also help manage the withdrawals.
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