Dose of clonidine for narcotic withdrawal

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How long do you normally take clonidine for withdrawal symptoms from Oxycontin and Percocet?
I got off the pills by moving out of state, taking vicodin (to KIND OF taper) for a few days.. then taking clonidine (high bp, tachycardia, "the shakes", hot cold flashes), robaxin (muscle relaxant), immodium (digestive problems), klonopin (anxiety), metoclopramide (for loss of appetite).
Opiate withdrawal symptoms usually start 12-24 hours after your last dose. But, the timing of withdrawal symptoms depends upon the drug taken, length of time you’ve been taking it, and how you react to medications. The physical withdrawals usually last 3-7 days, with days 3 and 4 being the worst. Once again, this is all dependent on the person. You can expect these symptoms.
I am positive knowing that this time when I go through the withdrawal it won't be nearly as bad as last time because for the last three months of my habit last time I developed up to a 60+ pills a day habit and went cold turkey from the methadone 10s and percocet 10s among any thing else I could get my hands on. I did go see a doctor when I went cold turkey who gave me clonazepam and clonidine to help ease the withdrawal but all they did was make me sleep.
Some studies suggest as high as 20Gm/day for 10 days helps detox. Take lots of electrolytes for dehydration. I also took nyquil without the decongestant a few nights for sleep. I still take the vitamins every day,but do not need the nyquil.
It activates the same opioid receptors as narcotics, effectively eliminating withdrawal symptoms. Providing the correct dose of methadone prevents opioid withdrawal symptoms and eases drug craving but it does not provide the euphoria. The dose can be slowly tapered off, freeing the person from physical dependence without withdrawal symptoms. Methadone is the most effective known treatment for narcotic addiction.
Try to get yourself outside in the fresh air as much as possible. All of these things will help with withdrawal symptoms. Keep posting with any questions and for support. Take care, and I wish you all the best.
now the only thing close to a noarcotic is darvocet and 2 50mg tramadol and some soma to help sleep (all these things have been perscribed fore me including clodine) iam fealling the start of my withraw right now my worst symtom is probly the pain and i am very iritable becaus i couldent sleep what is the best thing for vomiting one of the people i meet says pot dose the trick but i dont want to cover up my drug problem with other drugs will i become addicted to darvocet if i try to use t
I can't even imagine how horrible of a time that was for you and your family. I have been on clonidine for about 4 years now for my b/p and have tried a number of times to come off of it. Clonidine is the only b/p med out there that will cause rebound hypertension if you come off of it to fast. In my experince you have to taper off very slowly if you have been taking it for longer then a few days. Have the drs said why they are in such a rush to get him off of it?
It's pretty standard protocol to give someone the clonidine patch for narcotic withdrawal to reduce the anxiety. At first, I had 2 patches .. however, my blood pressure dropped too much; I couldn't even get up..do anything but sleep; they then took off one of the patches. I'm still feeling a bit like a zombie - but I'd rather feel that than the intense anxiety that comes with withdrawal.
From what I have heard, clonidine can be very effective in relieving some of the symptoms of withdrawal (hot/cold skin bumps, may even help with sleep). It is a blood pressure medicine so I would definitely talk to a doctor if you have a heart condition. Did the prescribing doctor know of your heart condition?
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin is a great help for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose for sleep. Clonidine regulates blood pressure, creepy-crawly feeling and will make withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter for mild sedation, sleep and muscle relaxation.
ive been off everything cold turkey except my methadone for 2 weeks. today was my last dose of methadone. i could easily get a prescription for my dones, but i want to get off everything. i have a very high tolerance.my doctor said for me to take the naloxone and it would put me in complete withdrawl, and the phenobarb would help me sllep through the worst part of it. you are correct, the hospitals do give naloxone to patients who have overdosed and it pretty much brings them back from death.
Just start small and see what works for you, sounds like your perfectly aware of the caution aspects of lorazepam and thats a good thing. Im currently still taking clonidine more now for my hypertension, but they do have a calming affect. Just be aware with the ativan that you dont want to take it for a long time if you dont need to, but a couple of weeks or month of use during your w/d's shouldnt be a problem. Congrats on being clean of oxycodone, its a hard one to kick, so good job to you.
I am 40 y/o male and I injured my c5/c6 discs quite a few years ago, so I have an idea of what you are going through. Was on very low dose of methadone--big mistake--for about 6 years. I was tired of how terrible I felt and quit cold turkey about 25 days ago. I too had RLS and I could not do justice to the nightmare it was during withdrawal. My doctor prescibed a non narcotic carbidopa.
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin is a great help for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose for sleep. Clonidine regulates blood pressure, creepy-crawly feeling and will make withdrawals easier. Please don't start taking the opiates again as it will only throw you back into withdrawals once you stop again, or make you relapse.
After a zillion operations they decided I could leave the hospital for a spell. So off to Atlanta, in time for the birth of my Nephew, to convalese for 30 days. Then off to Pensacola, FL to do more stuff. Contrary to what is commonly believed, military healthcare is damn good. I have been Retired since 1998 and made use of Medicare (I collect Disibility) and Tri-Care (the Military HMO/HC System) and have had great treatment, (for the most part) in Public Hospitals.
Look up the Thomas recipe for supplements that help with withdrawal. Drink plenty of fluids, water, Gatorade, ginger ale. A thousand milligrams is a fairly hefty dose. Ideally Tramadol should be tapered as there is a risk of seizures with it. The best way to taper would be to talk to your doctor and he can set up a safe taper for you.
I am in the process of getting off of tramadol. It was prescribed for me for ocassional use for mild to moderate pain like headache, muscle soreness, etc. I used it only ocassionally for several months. About 4 months ago, I became involved in a fairly intense project and was experiencing more discomfort. Without really thinking much about it, I started using tramadol every day and then increased this to 2-3 times each day.
The hour that it took for the dose to take effect that I swallowed after the depression started was the longest hour of my life. Then I decided to just taper off. No pressure from the doctor. No one associated with me was in a hurry of any kind. It took me two and a half months to go from 60 mg twice a day to 20 mg twice a day. No depression. No withdrawal of any kind. However, I was in a whole lot more pain with that crushed L4 than I thought I was.
Many people read this forum everyday, people who are still taking pills, and for them to hear that other people are taking 80 pills per day, thinking that is safe, or that they can take that many pills, is just plain dumb. She was taking a suicidal dose of Tylenol every day for a year, ya right!!!! Second of how can she not know how the withdrawals are going to be like after coming of a dose like that. Bunch of **** if you ask me.
Just brace yourself and hang in there.. All the normal tips for easing the withdrawal - lots of fluids, advil, hot baths, and exercise.. the exercise will help a LOT with the aching, etc. Benadryl is pretty good for sleep.. Also, try talking to your doctor.. Make it clear you want off and need help.. Maybe he can give you some clonidine (a blood press med that helps some of the worst w/drawaal -- skin bumps, sweating and sleeplessness)..I Just be determined and you can beat it.
Long story short, I became addicted to them, not everyone does, big difference between chemically dependent and addiction. Your dose is low as compared to what I've seen. It was alot harder for me to get off of but everyone's different. I started to take them more for the buzz than the pain. There's a fairly new narcotic, I tried it for a while after the Oxy's and it worked pretty well. I don't take any narc's now, and it was much easier to get off of.
I know I am jumping into the middle of a subject here but I am facing upcoming withdrawal and would like to get some advice also. I have been reading the posts on this site for a couple of months now and am amazed at the amount of caring and support that goes on. I will try to keep my story brief. I lost my mom to cancer about 4 months ago. After she passed away I came across some of her pain medication that had not been disposed of. It was MS Contin and MSIR.
I took one of the hydrocodone I had in my pocket and layed down for awhile because I have to work tonight a 12am- 8am shift.. I work with the mentally handicap. I use to love my job but now I don't know what I love. My son in law die with colon cancer 3 yrs ago and recently we had to have my 14 and 9 yr old granddaughters colon removed because of polups. On june 6 the doctors said I had a nervious breakdown and i stayed off work for 31 days before I went back to work..
I have to cut down and recently cut down to 10 a day and have experienced physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. I have some clonidine and don't know how much to take for withdrawal. What is the recommended dosage. My goal is to eventually cut down to 4 a day, but have been very uncomfortable at 10. I also take effexor and trazadone for depression, but I am so depressed right now. Hydrocodone, believe it or not has helped my depression and has given me something to look forward to.
Thanks Groovy for the dose of reality. I never even thought about being busted at the pharmacy. Believe me that would not be fun. I can't imagine having to call my husband and tell him I had been arrested.
It is often used in conjunction with an antihistamines or other mild drugs. More info on this is in the link I provide below. One other area of support for withdrawal include various nutrients and medications designed to return the brain chemistry to normal after addiction.. Though I don' t know the veracity of the info on his site, one place I've found that seems to have lots of valuable free info is here http://www.dpeg.org/methadone_withdrawal.
I did this to myself this is why I chose to go cold turkey, can someone please tell me how long I will withdrawal for, when am I going to stop feeling depressed, and basically when can I go back to my normal life.
Sounds like your doctors are full of it!!! An easy codeine withdrawal can be acheived with a controlled valium program over about a week, two max, and although the valium is a great feel good mood enhancer, if taken strictly to a codeine detox program the discomfort will be far less then anything else, but of course we all are different and will have different reactions.
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