Zofran and opiates

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My question I guess is there another option besides the opiates (which by the way work wonders). I suffer day and night in both my arms and legs.
and when I manage to go to sleep I am now awaking after only a couple of hours to a bad migraine that I cannot get on top of. I'm now vomiting with my migraines and have Zofran OTD to help. The neuro has called me all weekend to keep checking on me. The only thing the blood test showed was a slight B12 deficiency that I'm beginning the injections for in the morning...but I've been taking 6000mcg of B12 since my gastric bypass 4 years ago so he's concerned of what's causing the deficiency.
i have heard different opinions from the medical community about breastfeeding and newborn opiate wd this doctor is agaisnt taking opiates while breastfeeding but i know several women who were told by their doctor to breastfeed because it helps the baby with wd symptoms i do encourage you to look up information, but keep in mind that your doctor knows your medical history better than we do, i hope this helps, please remember that you are not alone!!!
The good news is my dr rx'd the Valium, Phenobarbitol, Bentyl, and put me on Zofran (for anxiety or depression, but it has to build up in your system....I have a preexisting anxiety disorder).If it matters, I was in pain management because I have cancer. I have decided I don't want to depend on drugs and I was to do it the holistic way. So My question is, how long does this last? Some help please!! I have three little kids that depend on me and I cannot function like this. TIA!!
but I still want to do it. The doc gave me clonidine, and vistiril and Zofran in the iv..(the other two for home too) ... He instructed to take a opiate type med, and because I couldn't take it anymore, when I got home I took some more liquid methadone and slept like a veritable baby.... what is the best way to start tomorrow... I want to be on suboxone.....I am so sad and terrified to go through that again...
thnk u for the info and yes i am 3 days sober and there is certainly no light at the end of the tunnel. maybe eventually. still just trying to get thru this day.its worse then yesterday, but i figured so. i have zero expectations, mayeb thats better because in the past i have expectations and i always just let myself down and fail miserably at everything that has to do with sobriety or anything rly.
I get 90 of them (4 mg ondansetron tablets, generic for zofran) a month and it costs $73.63 from Medicare and $3.88 from Medicaid (I'm past my catastrophic coverage limit for the year, so I don't have any copay out of my pocket). They do the prior authorization for 3 months (? I think) at a time, and my doc has to keep getting it re-authorized periodically. I think they used to authorize it for longer but they changed their policy on it.
also - I have Toradol (ketorolac), flexeril, robaxin, phenergan, and zofran...and that's my arsenal, tell me if any of those will help me. oh and like 2 bottles of nyquil because when we had a cold last time my husband bought them buy 1 get 1 free, lol. what about chamomile tea...does it really help? does valerian root REALLY help with anxiety? and hyland's....I've heard it's kinda crap...how well does it really help?
I went to walmart and got vitamins and fruits and everything. Even got a small appitite last night but threw up the apple i ate soon after. I want to take the vitamins to heal faster but my body wont allow me to put anything in it! I appreciate any advice....oh im coming off methadone as of Dec 27th.
You guys rock, I need suppor more then anything. the xaxana is prescribed to me years ago for panic attacks, so I take it daily anyways.. I figured no more then 150 mg of Tramadol untill the worst is over. I need to be able to go back to work on Thursday, I could take off untill then.. I havnt felt to bad today, some crying on and off, (more scared), head ache like no other..
The drug, ondansetron, (zofran) which is already approved to treat nausea and vomiting, appears to avoid some of the problems that accompany existing treatments for addiction to opiates. Go to your favorite search engine, and plug-in Zofran, Stanford University, opiate withdrawal. You should be able to find and read several very informative articles. Keep in mind, Zofran is a prescription medication. It's non narcotic, and non habit forming.
I've had GERD for many years. I just saw my GI and will be experiencing my first endoscopy. I'm not worried or afraid. I've had experience with colonoscopy and the endoscopy will be done at the same place I had that done, so I know the drill. I'm glad I don't have to use Half-lytely. I'm wondering how other people felt after the test was finished?
if u've spent a lot of time abusing ur body and brain receptor endings w/opiates it will take time for u to complete withdrawal......another pill for what ails u is not the answer!
Hi, just a note to say I have really enjoyed reading your discussions support to everybody on this couch.. We are all in this together.. I have had chronic neuropathy pain for years ...I am not diabetic and theory is that it is autoimmune in nature.. I had not known the push for pain physicians to get chronic pain pts on time release opiates.. I am a retired med professional..not a doctor.. thirteen yrs ago when my pain specialist saw me, I was not put on opiates....
I wonder about the same thing. I've been off opiates and benzo's for 27 days and am very fatigued. Do you wake up tired or get tired after activity? I have had a hard time giving a label to how I feel, But exhaustion is the closest I can come to describing it. I wake up feeling this way and don't want to get up. But the feeling gets worse if I lay there. I usually feel better at 7pm than at 7am also. Wierd.
Zofran, Ativan, Phenergan, Vistaril, Kytril, etc... Zofran being the best and most expensive Second being kytril and ativan. Kytril is expensive so if you don't have health insurance Ativan (Lorazepam) is a better option. Bottom line give the medicine some time 2-3 months at the most or switch to Dilaudid, there's also Fentanyl patches...
I already had one three days later and so I was not worried and just as I thought the doc came in and said it was all good. So she decided I had a bit of the flu too and was going to send me home when all of a sudden she came back to tell me that they relooked at my cat scan and saw that me intestines were folding into each other like a telescope....
These are often prescribed for runners, sports injuries to joints, and those suffering from arthritis. Syva labs has recently reworked its Cannabinoid test and claims to have eliminated this problem. But a Science magazine article (July 8, 1988) lists Ibuprofen as cross reactive. Under the new government guidelines THC testing levels will be reduced to 50 nanograms. Many more THC false positives can be expected in 1994. Dristan Nasal Spray, Neosynephren, Vicks Nasal Spray, Sudafed, etc.
flexiril (cyclobenzaprine),a skeletal muscle relaxant, can help during tapering off opiates. I had used it for a couple of times that i also detox off heroin and oxycontin. every one is different, but many find that it helps them sleep and helps ease the muscle aches, spams, and cramps. Obviously it wont alleviate a majority of the symptoms it can still be useful along with other detox meds (clonidine, valium,zofran,etc.).
Sometimes it would get real bad and they would send me to the ER and they would pump me with dilaudid or demerol and zofran for the nausea. This went on until my 22 week of pregnancy with the attacks getting worse. I was on everything from dilaudid when I had to go to the hospital to at home I was prescribed vicodin or percocet. At 22 weeks they removed my gall bladder and the doctor sent me home on Tylenol 3s.
I can help --or we can---so let me know what is the reason to take the med and have you taken opiates before? (i would think so) and what dose? And any thing else that might help. OK? again welcome and help is on the way!
I have been clean over 2yrs and am VERY scared and anxious about the detox and the period after the buph is over. Anyone have any words of advice or been through this before? Also, I take phenergan and sublingual zofran for SEVERE nausea. ANY advice on how to combat nausea (esp nausea as a result of coming off opiates) would be greatly appreciated.
5mg Valium 5mg, 7.5mg and 10mg Flexeril options 4mg Zofran ?? Clondine (just got prescribed today) I by no means am taking any of this for more than the next few days. I will only take as needed and am really thinking the Flexeril for sleeping and muscle spasms. The zofran during the day if I'm nauseous. The Clondine and Valium are last resorts. I am overally cautious so I won't be taken these meds to close together.
I had the Doc wean me off of Fentanyl and Oxycodone very slowly and within 6 months I was off all opiates. I then sought treatment at a rehab facility. I stayed with the clinic for 1 year and happy to say that I have my life back. The only time I will use opiates are in cases like the Dentist or an ER/Hospital setting. My depression is long gone and my pain is at a minimum at the moment. I was amazed at just how much the opiates were causing me added pain. That went away as well.
I would not worry about your doctor thinking you are an addict. Everyone who takes opiates gets physically addicted to them, and Doctors know this, and usually discuss this with you this before they put you on them. How your doc could ignore the health bulletins about acetaminophen- especially the latest one from tylonol revising the max daily dose be limited to 1200 mg- is something I would ask him/her however.
Too much/too little might indicate you are not in compliance 3. they test for barbituates, benzodiazepines, opiates/opiods, and cocaine/crack/marijuana/meth...my doc tests for all of my controls. I have cancer, I take a lot of different types of meds..so he uses probably a more advanced testing method once in a while. (after the first one did not show my oxycodone which I could not keep down for 3-4 days-it had totally cleared my system).
I dc'd the opiates last year, and began eating a low fat varied diet, but poorly tolerate fats, proteins, fiber, and of course sodas, alcohol, caffeine, etc. I take Miralax, Prilosec,and domperidone(ac); prns: Zofran, Restoril,+ Flexeril(for the muscle spasms from biliary type pain below scapula). I also have frequent nausea and poor appetite & am underweight w. very poor activity tolerance/stamina.
I finally found some stretching excercises that helped alot, so the Dr and I decided to wean off the opiates. I did a slow taper over three months, and stopped back in December. Despite the taper, I still endured 11 days of brutal detox. Two ER visits during that time, the ER Dr. wanted to admit me. I couldn't do that, I'm a single mom of 3, so I left AMA (Against medical advice). I told my family that I had 'the Flu from Hell'.
I tried to go back on nortriptylline but that had caused so much constipation with lyrica and opiates that dr wanted me to try higher dose opiates and took me off Nortriptylline..I had even tried cymbalta but that did not help pain that much and caused more undesirable side effects.. I was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis 6 months ago..so am hypothyroid..and I have autoimmune kidney disease also so my neuropathy pain might be autoimmune..another possibility as to why???
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