Taking clonidine with opiates

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Im glad it relaxes because that is my biggest problem now with these wd's thankyou for responeding to my post Alcohal is also a major issue with me too.
My friend is a Heroin addict and has been clean for a few months (I think) anyway he was taking 0.1mg of clonidine and has was taking it 4 times a day. He has just stopped it without slowly lowering the dose.He is going into a rehab next week and can't have the clonidine. Is this a drug that can become addicting? He has been extremely sick the last two days and it's not stopping. What can help him and what is the right thing to do for him while he's here going through this?
I found it helped me alot with the sweats.chills and anxiety it also helped me from feeling like my heart was gonna beat outta my chest... Only take it for the first week then start of cut back.. clonidine must be tapered..
The worst part now is that I am so depressed if I don't take any of these pills everyday, I'm not sure how to deal with my emotions without them anymore, I don't event deal with my emotions I just use these drugs to cope with them. It's like I'm scared of my own emotions so I take the drugs to get high and numb them . I am no longer like any normal person who deals with their emotions, I numb them with a high from drugs.. Please give me some tips and advise on becoming clean and STAYING clean.
will be able to help you with the withdrawl, some like me get Clonidine and a few tranzene to help for a few days. Some don't take anything. We all live through the W/D even tho it is unpleasant. You can do this too. We know abt. the pill counting, running out before refil time. It just does not get any better ! Each day is a bother, wanting more than we needed a few years ago. I wish you well on your journey and do keep posting.
Ask him to prescribe clonidine, (not klonopin), and ativan. These will help with sleep, RLS and anxiety. These are best to try before formal detox and drugs like Suboxone. I had to do formal detox because I tried everything else, including alcohol to get off and nothing worked for me. Keep in mind that when you try… make it a good one! Have some time off of work if you can… maybe a four day weekend or more.
Then this morning I talked to my current Dr to help me make it till this appt, to my surprise he told me just to take my clonidine .1mg which I have been taking for 3 times a day for 2 yrs already. and now I am taking another BP med on top of that which is Labetalol 50Mg a day. sorry for bitching just seems like the clonidine is not doing anything at all My legs, I sweat bad, Hot then Cold and I just F-ing hurtso bad...
You need to find an OB who you feel comfortable with, and discuss your problem. Opiates during pregnancy can be taken safely, but only when the OB knows and can monitor how much you're taking and when. The dose you're at is actually fairly safe, but at this point it's not a matter of safety anymore, and yes the xanex's and "roxy's" are a lot less safe, and you need to tell him so he can look out for the problems that those drugs can cause.
I am still taking clonidine for my w/d Iam on day 14 without any opiates. it will make you feel better. the Dr taht gave it to me said I would be on it for one month atleast.
Hey All, Not looking for medical advice put seeing if others have had similar things when taking clonidine for opiate withdrawal. I started the withdrawals about 12 days ago, and have only taken at night 0.1mg every 2nd night so only about 6 or 7 in total.
I've heard of many on here talk about using a clonidine transdermal patch to help with w/d's. So I was able to obtain a descent amount of this - - only in tablet form, from a relative - - catapres O.2mg tabs. I have a medical backround and I'm fully aware of the negative and life threatening side effects of taking this medication, and I'm aware of how much to take and when and ect, but I just wondering if anyone had success with this - Clonidine in pill form.
I have been taking Clonidine as part of my detox. I am already on a couple of BP meds and the doc said that .1mg 2 to 3 times a day would be ok. Just wondering what a low..LOW BP is? I've been trying to go by if I get dizzy, etc. But I do have a BP Monitor, and I guess I need to keep check. I'm gonna try to wean off them altogether tomorrow...my last reading was 115/65...opinions??
the doctor didn't really know how to handle this, she was more worried about losing her license for prescribing the methadone in the first place. should i be taking these drugs together, having the clonidine be for the withdrawals from methadone? reason i'm asking is because i dont feel like the methadone is affecting me like is has.. the only feelings i'm having is wicked dry mouth, drowsy and no energy (similar to withdrawal).. that wasn't short at all ....
I will go to the vitamin store at noon and get these things.Something has to help with the chemicals depleted from my brain.I am taking wellbutrin and it has helped the depression plus it has given me a lot more energy.But to me the most important thing is I am opiate free.
I still have cravings though, so I decided to call my pain management specialist to refill my Clonidine, which is supposed to help with cravings. The downside to the Clonidine, as I've mentioned, is that it knocks me out even though it's only a HALF of a miligram. Is anyone else effected by Clonidine like this? Honestly, how long am I likely to crave the hydrocodone?
there is a site called benzo dot uk dot org lots of benzo info there how do u man it when u say "work"? clonidine helps with sleep and anxiety to a certain degree...it will not erase wds tho...have u talked to ur doctor?
Is it possible to OD with the patch on while taking methadone? Let me re-phrase. With the depressive qualities of methadone combined with clonidine is it possible that your respiration and blood pressure could get dangerously low? I am starting to taper down but dont want to use the patch until I am feeling withdrawal symptoms. I am on 50mg a day and going down by 2.5mgs every two weeks.
No, I am 1 week off the meds, but taking tramadol and clonidine. What is the safest way to get off all this junk?
I to have thought of switching back to opiates after taking Suboxone, to get off opiates, because the WD's from short acting opiates( not extended release like OC's Opana, MSContin, etc) are much easier and shorter then trying to get off Sub's or Methadone. If you attend NA meetings, talk to people that have been on Suboxone that want to get off and everyone of them will say the same thing or similar things that I and other have already stated.
Actually the best drug for opiate detox is called Suboxone. You will not feel any withdrawls when you stop taking opiates and it will allow you to detox slowly while you gain your mental & emotional capacity back. The problem is that it is still not completely FDA approved and only certain approved docs can prescribe. You will have to call many of them in your area in order to find a Doc that is not predatory in the way he/she prices his treatment.
hi. are you taking it while you detox? did a doctor prescribe the clonidine?
My friend who has been clean for 40 days just informed me that he has some Clonidine and that is supposed to help with WD. What I am currently experiencing is no energy, motivation, depression & RLS. I will get occassional hot flashes. The first 3 days of the oxy withdrawal were much worse and the worst being within the first 24 hours. I was an emotional wreck, sweats, hot flashes, stomach etc.... Does clonidine help with the mental at all? Is it addictive?
I don't know what the big deal is but I called her today to come clean and I told her I've been running out of my script too early from using too much and told her I wanted to stop taking hydrocodone and that I did research and how clonidine is suppose to be so helpful etc. Well she said all she could do was write me a script for 20 vics 5mg so I could wean down WHAT?????? That will last like 2/3 days.
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.
I have the anti-anxiety and clonidine but that isn't helping me with sleep at all. I thought it would because it made me tired this afternoon but I'm ramped up like on speed because of this withdrawal. It has my anxiety levels through the roof even wtih anxiety meds, my breathing isn't that bad though. It's 1:15 am, feels like a weak point with me but thank God I turned off all possibilities to get opiates, it's for moments like this.
physical therapy? please dont take anymore opiates it will just set you back with the withdrawals. think positive. you are breaking through. it can be done. you are strong and courageous. you will make it. keep fighting the good fight, keep on keepin on, keep on truckin. you got this. you are winning.
Not sure what your doc was but if your on this forum than I am to assume that you put some sort of drug into your body that either wasn't good for you to begin with or it was prescribed and become an addiction which means you were probably taking alot more than prescribed which in reality, was not good for you either.
and want to know/have some hope/reassurance in how well Clonidine helps with opiate withdrawals? I've heard various stories...Looking for personal experience stories please. I'm sure my Doc will give it to me, I've come clean with him and he has been EXTREMELY understanding and helpful. Congrats to all those with one day or ten years of clean time. I'm still waiting for my (final) day 1. :-) Optimistic today that that day will be coming soon. Thanks and God Bless!
i did not use clonidine but i did use a benzo for detox/valium...course u know to be careful with the ativan..take small pieces if u can during the day to help the anxiety,...no rule u have to take the whole pill as they are not time released....clonidine will also make u sleep///sluggish possibly so play it by ear on how u feel..check ur blood pressure first as it lowers blood pressure and basically slows the metablism down...
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