Vicodin withdrawal seizure

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I am battling an addiction to Vicodin stemming from a root canal which I underwent nearly 2 years ago. I have smoked pot years. Daily, in fact. It has torn me up. My confidense, my spirit; everything.
I am not sure why you are being told that withdrawal from vicodin is dangerous. Unless you have some medical condition I am not aware of, it simply is not true. You are taking a relatively low dose of the the drug as compared to many. If this is your first time withdrawing the fear will probably be alot worse than the process. If you have no choice but to go cold turkey just do it. The worst will be over in 72 hours. Take a few days off work and pretend you have the flu.
I just have to be careful, anyway I don't take them often cause my insurance only covers 9 pills for 1 month. I just posted a new thread about vicodin/tramadol withdrawal symptoms, my muscle switching and cramps have extended to my whole back, my shoulders, neck(back and front), chest, some on the arms and the back of my head. It is really painful, frustrating and I really don't what else to do, I tried flexeril, is not working, methocarbamol didn't either, heating pad is only temporary comfort.
my question is are there any medicines that will help with hydrocodone withdrawal? i have been taking lortab for 5 years and every time i try to stop i get so sick i can t bear it. i have had 3 back operations to try and fix the problem, but now the biggest problem is addiction and withdrawal.i have small children and cant be laid up. i need help desperately and any thing you can tell me will be greatly appriciated..
I've been reading past postings re: Vicodin withdrawal, and I find this forum to be a wonderful help and inspiration to kick my habit and "get my life back" (quote from someone's post). I've been taking 2-3 'low-dose' Vicodin daily for about seven months.
I notice that if I don't take any at all...I get physical withdrawal symptoms such as restless legs, craving and insomnia. As it is I don't sleep hardly at all. The only reason I take the 1/2 vicoden at night is cause otherwise I wouldn't sleep at all. My Dr. wants to try a muscle relaxer or sleep aide...but I don't want to get addicted to something else.
Trust me, the pride you will get when you get out of it and enduring the pain is huge. I am a new person after withdrawal quite literally, the most hopeful and high achieving I've ever been as I thought, if I can go through hell (mind you I didn't use thomas recipe at the worst so that screwed me) I can go through anything from this point on. I made a pact with God never to use again.
I would usually start the withdrawal symtoms around 2 or 3pm but force myself to wait until after work to take the vicodin. I quit the vicodin cold turkey 4 days ago. I am fine in the morning but my usual time of 2 or 3 i start to get withdrawal symptoms of bad anxiety and a burning in my stomach and feel very nervous and it just gets worse as the night goes on. Any ideas of how long this will continue? Then i hear you need to taper slowly off the xanax. Any advice for me to quit both?
I am embarrassed to admit that I am 42 years old and addicted to Vicodin ES - sometimes up to 10 tablets a day. It started over 5 years ago after a pinched nerve in my back. I have since developed chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia although I am not sure if the addiction has brought on the problem. Before that I worked out 6 days a week and taught aerobics.
The problem is that my dependency on vicodin is very severe. I actually have back pain so I can obtain the es vicodin from my doctor occasionally. But I can also purchase them black market easily, which I have been doing constantly for the last year and a half. I started taking Vicodins to stop doing Percocets and Dilaudid. I have used Percocet on and off since 1983. When I had dental trouble early this year, I had access to about 200 Lorcet and Vicodin in one month. Legitimately.
I'm desperately hoping that someone out there has been able to relieve vicodin withdrawal by using Tramadol. I've read all about both drugs and know their similarities - I just don't know if starting the tramadol will help me get through this next week so that I can do my job and everything else that's required of me in my stressful life. I also have to have something to relieve the pain because it's just awful.
She has had a drug addiction to vicodin in the past and we have been suspicious of addiction again- can a seizure be a result of drug withdrawal? She has been in the hospital multiple times this year and is always given large amts of narcotics for " headaches" after the seizures but has always had a negative MRI,MRA,EEG. Thanks for your help.
I was just prescribed 30 x 1mg Xanax. If I take 1mg x 3 per day, will I get withdrawal symptoms after 10 days? Thanks!
I have found that tramadol can cause the same withdrawal symptoms as Percocet or Vicodin .. The great thing about tramadol is it seems to be more effective against pain lasting longer than the others making it easier to space the doses further apart in turn making it easier to lower your doses slowly .. But you should consult your dr before you just quit. My dr told me tramadol was not addictive .. He was incorrect so hopefully your dr is a little more informed then mine .
I wanted to post this to reach out to people...who are going through Xanax withdrawal, any kind of withdrawal actually, those who are thinking about taking Xanax for any reason, those who are alone right now and going through this horrific withdrawal. You are not alone. There are so many of us out there just like you. I have to tell you though...if you are withdrawing from any benzo, whether it's Xanax or not...do not try and do it alone like I did...go to the Doctor's, ER or whatever.
She was taking 16 tramadol a day for 2 years. She has her first seizure in november and was still taking tramadol. She had her second seizure three days ago and was put on some type of seizure meds and quit tramadol cold turkey. She now hasnt slept for 2 and a half days in addition to her other symptoms. The Dr. prescribed her a sleeping pill tonight but she still cant sleep. I dont know what else to do. How long can she go without sleep before i take her to the er Please help me....
You're risking a horrible seizure if what you've done is run out after using benzos on a daily basis, and now are just going cold turkey. A benzo withdrawal seizure can leave you a cold turkey. It's common knowledge that you must be tapered down from benzos or risk a life-threatening seizure. I've been through one. I came within a hairs breath of dying. The vigilance of my sweet wife is the only reason I am alive.
that can be very, very dangerous. You could have seizures during withdrawal. Since you are on day 2 you may be past the danger zone but I don't know that for certain so please, please, if you begin to feel that anything is not right---get yourself to the ER. In the meantime, have you considered phoning your doctor and asking for something to help with the vomiting? You don't need to get dehydrated right now so be careful with that and push fluids.
I also have a prescription for Prozac that I am considering taking, and I wonder if anyone here has had any experience with that drug in light of getting of vicodin. Does it make tapering down/withdrawal any easier? Before I start taking it, though, I want to read about "The Recipe" again, because I know it mentioned that you cannot do it while taking SSRI's like Prozac.
I never understood ultram but as I have been off the Methadone now since April 13th of 2007 I had to take two to four ultrams a day here and there and now it is an everyday thing. The withdrawal from this Tramadol in my situation is the worse I had ever to deal witth in my life. I am familiar with Oxycontins, Lorcet 10/650's and a lot of stuff but these ultrams are overwhelming.
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.
Please don't underestimate the addictive properties of ultram, it's not the physical withdrawal it's the mental withdrawal thats tough I have kicked both and would CT vic's 100 times over than coming off trammys. Just my opinion, you can do it good luck to you.
Well, four days into my Ativan abstinence, I had a benzo withdrawal seizure in the middle of the night. A peculiar thing about benzo withdrawal seizures: They can make your chest and stomach muscles go into violent contraction, basically causing you to curl up in a perpetual sit-up. I was left in this contraction for what could have been the entire night, until my wife woke up and noticed what was happening.
After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
While tapering, in order to continue work and not suffer withdrawal, I was given xanax. I became addicted at one time up to 25 mg.s a day, down to 15 now. It's been close to a year. What is the best way to detox without losing my job? If I take a medical leave for 30 days in December and take no xanax, will that be enough time or should I continue to slowly taper? Also, my rehab doctor has given me Prozac to help withdrawal from the xanax.
its a partial agonist opiate which means it fills the opiate receptors but does not produce a euphoria or high like full agonists like oxy vicodin or heroin. by doing this it stops most withdrawal symptoms but it has a ceiling effect so that if you take more of it it will not get you any different of a feeling, however higher doses produce more dependency, so you should only take what you really need to in order to stay out of withdrawals and to taper off the sub.
I am just curious as to how bad withdrawal can be? It has been 60 hours now since my last dose and I believe I am starting to feel normal again. The last 2 days were very uncomfortable, but I didn't experience any throwing up or other symptioms that other talk about, just cold sweat and boredom and a general discomfort. It wasn't like I was on a small a small dose either. I was snorting 240 mgs of oxycontins for the past 2 - 3 months straight. Anyone have any comments??
I want to know if this is withdraw type seizure from hydrocodone? Is this normal and will it go away? It is not constant it just happens every now and then and last a few minutes at a time. It started yesterday. Thanks so much for hearing me out, I love my mom and I am worried about her well being. I want the best for her.
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