Symptoms of duragesic withdrawal

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I was put on a duragesic patch briefly (4 months) when my doc stopped using oxycontin due to all the hype. The 25 ug patch gave me no relief at all, the 50 ug helped but allowed alot of breakthrough pain, other than that it was like any other pain med. The only difference that I could tell was the patch may take several cycles (each cycle being 3 days) of patch replacement before one reaches steady state dosing.
Hi, Dependence on opiates like Duragesic is well known and therefore withdrawal of such drugs should be undertaken gradually. There are many medications available for the withdrawal. And since here are several effects of withdrawal, with the help of a doctor, it is possible to withdraw the drug and have minimal effects. Please continue with her other medication and then perform the gradual withdrawal.
With the Methadone finally getting out of my system (I am still having some withdrawal symptoms, but nothing that I can't handle), I took 40 mg. of Oxy and it was enough to ease my pain and I do take a Vic ES or two on some days when the breakthru pain is really bad from the bowel obstructions I get constantly. Doing the withdrawal and taper, I ended up getting off the Methadone and also got my tolerance down to a level I'm comfortable with.
Have u seen the Thomas recipe for at home detox? It helps tremendously with the nasty symptoms of withdrawal. Let me see if i can find it posted lately and ill be back to refer you to the thread. Peace..
For me, the Mylan generics last the full 3 days, where none of the gel-reservoir patches do. I always got withdrawal symptoms by the third day. The gel patches also dispense too quickly with me. I'm dizzy and a bit nauseated the first day, fine on the second day, and withdrawing by the third day. The Mylan patches also stick much better. I've rarely had one fall off unlike the gel patches.
I am writing this because the PAIN MANAGEMENT forum suggested that you guys might have some suggestions to get through these withdrawal symptoms and might be able to tell me how long it might last. THIS ***** OUT LOUD!!! If this is what life is like without pain medicine, I just don't know. I am not an addictive personality, and I don't want drugs at all. I just want my life back.
A sudden stop may result in withdrawal symptoms. You indicated you've been off it for a week now, so the worst part is most likely over. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your insurance. I'm not sure where you live, but you could check your area for free clinics or a hospital that serves the needs of those who don't have coverage. Also, there are programs that work with pharmacutical companies to help people get the medications they need.
My new doc says that I can't die coming off of it, I'll just feel like it. She seems to think I'll just have maybe 2-3 days of problems, but I think I know better with my past. I'm scared to death. I can't call in sick to my new job because I just don't feel well. I also have to do a drug test soon, but that's a whole other story. I am happy that I'm off the pills, because honestly it is my bigger problem. I crave them to cope, to have fun, to sleep, etc. You all know what I mean.
This means that if you suddenly stop the medication, a syndrome of withdrawal symptoms will occur. That is just what physically happens, regardless of the reasons or motivation for taking the medication. Physical dependance is not the same thing as mental addiction though. Some folks are able to take narcotics for pain, appropriately and as prescribed, without ever abusing them. hope that helps answer your question!
Dear friend, I feel your pain and I'm wondering if or what someone will tell you on a comment back. Only one person was kind to comment back to my post. If you are in the fentanyl patch and I was on that too about 5 years ago, but it burned my skin, so they put me on morphine er, I was taking 60mg twice daily and had 100 of the 15mg fast acting morphine and that was not helping me anymore.
Hi, welcome here and sorry that your post got overlooked, sazerac... you have been through a lot and have a lot of courage, i wish you all the best now... you can ask your doctor for clonidine, a blood pressure med that helps with wds ... anyway, you will need your doctor's help here, .... read the thomas recipe at the health pages ( bottom of the page ) where you can find some other suggestions to help with wds, all in all they help to alleviate the symptoms a bit...
It just seems really off the wall to me to put someone like that in a rehab and just because she was going out of that town to a doctor she was sneaking to get drugs? Maybe I misunderstood but thats what I got out of that ! I will be thinking of you and your mother and I hope that she gets alot better soon! I just wonder if she is hurting that bad and just didnt want to tell anyone? if her pain is that bad and now she is in a rehab because people arent understanding thats sad!
k to travel ,ha ha its been close to 2 weeks since last dose and im sicker than ever before i stayed home while my family went to new york,i couldnt go, i cant sleep, still, not even doze,my legs are killing me its like the worst of the heroine withdrawal but it doesnt stop, what can i do? how long before it even starts to subside? im crying like a baby at night what will make it easier? HELP!!!!
The reason I ask is that it would be quite a rarity for someone to have continued hard withdrawl symptoms at the level of pills you were taking (although ANYTHING is possible). I thought that something was VERY wrong with me when I forgot to take my Ulram for 2 days while I was at a funeral out of state... I ended up in the E.R. Once they got something in me, I was o.k., but NOBODY had ever even implied that Ultram was so addictive in some people.
Well personally I have had enough, and I want to be off of them, and free of the ball and chain of these nasty patches! Also have to have breakthrough pain meds of Roxicodone5mg at @ 10 a day with flare ups of crohns disease, which include many fistula tracts, and R/A included. I'am a 41 yr old mother of two boys, and my life is overwelming having to deal with depending on the patch.
I have been on the 100 mcg Duragesic Patch as well as 120mg of oxycodone each day for about a year now. I stopped the patch cold turkey about 5 days ago and am slowly tapering down my oxycodone usage. I am also prescribed 4 mg of Xanax a day, which I am also trying to taper down. I was in a really bad car accident about 5 years ago and have had a total disc replacement at the L5-S1 level as well as a neurostimulator implanted.
Since you are on such a high dose of fentanyl, you may not have a problem tapering by 25 mcg on each taper early on. Withdrawal symptoms may not become evident until you reach the lower doses. Since my pain doc was of no help and actually tried to talk me out of detoxing, I had to figure it out myself. I ended up getting the Mylan patch (non-gel) and started cutting slivers off it with a razor blade each time I changed it.
I have been on the 100 mcg Duragesic Patch as well as 120mg of oxycodone each day for about a year now. I stopped the patch cold turkey about 6 days ago and am slowly tapering down my oxycodone usage. I am also prescribed 4 mg of Xanax a day, which I am also trying to taper down. I was in a really bad car accident about 5 years ago and have had a total disc replacement at the L5-S1 level as well as a neurostimulator implanted.
So I got rid of the Oxycontin by tapering and going through the withdrawal and eventually got down to 60 mg of IR oxycodone per day. Now two years later I've crrept back up to 80mg due to pain. So I want to stop NOW....this stuff i think is causing me more pain than it is curing...every couple of hours my pain flares to get my body to take this med. I think its awful. My pain is calming down I believe, I still have pain telling me to take a dose..
I have had IV fluids and to aid in any dehydration. I am not sure if this is part of the withdrawal. I have been clean from Oxy for 5 days. Please help !! Will this feeling end? Finished.
I dont think i have gone more than a month or two without them in four years. Most of my withdrawal symptoms are gone, but i was wondering- every night i still get this feeling where i have to stretch my legs, like a hundred times, and i cant fall asleep. is this normal??????? please help. Also, every time i took the meds, my heart would beat funny, but when they wore off, it would beat normal. have any of you experienced this?
I am wondering why physiologically withdrawal symptoms get worse everytime you go through them, I have severe cluster headaches and don't take norco all the time, but when I need to take them when I am in a bad cycle, (a cycle can last anywhere from 3-5 days) I go through withdrawals, the bone pain, achiness, all of it. I t didn't use to be this way, but now it happens everytime. I would rather suffer the withdrawals then take them when I don't need to, but it is getting harder..
I, like others, have taken Ultram. It certainly will keep the withdrawal symptoms of hydrocodone away, but only causes its own. I am just curious for any responses; I want to quit this, but I know if my doctor calls back and I have a prescription, I'll be at the pharmacy within 30 minutes... I guess this is a cry for help, so Help!
I went trough vicodin withdrawal along time ago and remember on the 14th day I felt anxious but most of the yuckyness was gone. I did this cold turkey and I do not recommend unless you are a very strong individual it is very difficult to be awake for more than 3 days straight without losing your mind?
That's why you need a doctor to help you set a realistic and slow taper schedule. Even with that, most people experience a certain amount of temporary withdrawal symptoms with each decrease in dose. There are other non-narcotic meds that can help with those symptoms. The idea is to taper slowly and give your body time to stabilize in between dose decreases. Some people get impatient and try to speed up a taper or go cold turkey.
, SO DEPRESSED I COULD SEE HOW PEOPLE COULD RELAPS BACK THE WITHDRAWAL IS WORSE THAN THE PAIN I HAD AND THE DOCTOR NEVER TOLD ME ANYTHING THAT I WOULD SUFFER THIS ON THE THIRD DAY THE HALF OF THE DAY BAD COULD NOT SLEEP 24 HOURS OTHER SAME BUT LESS FOUTH DAY I FELT LIKE EATING SOME AND IT IS EASER NOW OVER THE HUMP NOW SO MY QUESTION IS HOW LONG TOTAL BEFORE ALL SYMPTOMS ARE GONE, (DONT TRY TO WITHDRAWAL ALONE HAVE A PERSON THERE TO HELP YOU THE FEAR OF BEING ALONE IS THE WORST)
I did ask my Dr to up the dosage of pain pills just in case I had any break through pain and to help combat any withdrawal symptoms that may arise. You may also ask for an anti anxiety med. When going to a lower dosage, I found that my anxiety levels went up ( I do have panic/anxiety (attacks) disorder). Right now I am at 25mcg, which my Dr told me is where he normally stops and has his patients jump off at.
Like I said, I switched from Methadone to Oxycontin and STILL encountered a type of withdrawal. It was a deeeeeper withdrawal than I had ever experienced.(I don't know HOW bad it would have been cold turkey - but it would have been the worst I have encountered - that much I could tell) It was strange to say the least. When I first was placed on Methadone, I was taking Lortab 10 and/or Norco in very high doses 15-30 a day, minimum. MS Contin made me dopey like the Methadone did.
I also thought surely, I'll not be without any sleep at ALL by day 9, but here I am. Obviously, my topic of thought to both of you is not the only reason to help him, but it may be a start that he'll consider, even if he blows you off initially. He'll privately be thinking about what I wrote for sure, because nothing does go on forever, and he knows there'll be a day when he won't use (whether because he decided to stop on his own, or a problem arose).
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