Clonidine and low blood pressure

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370337 tn?1209870560 Part of the reason its prescribed is that most addicts experience nausea, muscle pain and anxiety in withdrawal. The beta blocker eases heart rate and stabilizes the fluctuating blood pressure to keep the body on an even keel. Its a most surprising, effective med to treat opiate addicts and when taken correctly, it can make the withdrawal symptoms more tolerable. Its usually given a good dose and tapered over a period of days.
Avatar m tn It keeps your heart rate down, blood pressure down, and prevents most of the stomach cramps and I didn't have ANY RLS at all. It also causes constipation, which helps with the diaherria. Tried to quit twice before without it and couldn't do it. I would taper down as low as you can and start the clonidine as part of the taper...
Avatar f tn Im not sure who said it but. I think the reason I was so weak up to this point was the clodine...BP too low and pulse. So thankyou for that advice...I actually feel abit stronger and Im sure sleep will follow!!! Im on my way!!! Good Luck to all...I'll check back in tommorrow!!
198154 tn?1337790865 try not to take this into your own hands without medical consultation. Clonodine is a blood pressure medication that helps immensely with leg cramps and those hot/cold flashes, it will also help with the anxiety and some other w/d symptoms like insomnia. Just make sure you watch your blood pressure is all I'm asking. Be safe. You will only need it during the acute w/d phase....the first 2-4 days in most cases. Also, if you get 0.
Avatar f tn Be careful not to think more is better because you will just drop your blood pressure and end up in the ER or worse. Clonidine is a blood pressure medication but is known to ease WD in very small dosages. Ok if prescribed by your doctor. I like patch better because you will not try to take more to make you feel better, Good luck..
Avatar f tn Hi Clonidine is nothing to play around with. It does significantly lower blood pressure and it makes you dizzy and lethargic. It does help with the heebie jeebies and anxiety but you have to watch the blood pressure. I would start out with a half of .1mg and see how that goes. Do you have a blood pressure cuff you can use to see how you are doing? Let us know how you are doing. I am doing a taper.
Avatar f tn I am already starting to get withdrawal symptoms which surprises me as this is not really a small dose. I am going hot and cold and getting hot flashes and really nauseous. My methadone doctor told me that clonidine will help these symptoms, I know some of you have tried it. I was wondering if I should start taking it, I am so uncomfortable. I know this is a slow and low taper, is it worth getting it?
880900 tn?1467273741 Talk to the Dr about the Clonidine. He had me on that too, but he has to check out your blood pressure. And it DID help with sleeep. Read my recent post on how I'm beating a heavy Diluadid (hydromorphone) use: If you are in week two, you should be exercising if you can. That and Hot Epson salt baths with the Klonopin will get you sleep.
Avatar f tn I have used it less than two weeks. My blood pressure was 110 over 58. We bought a blood pressure cuff and my husbands doc calibrated it for us. Now, to get rid of the neurontin without causing some sort of problem. You have no idea how thankful I am for this board!!!
349859 tn?1257794573 Like others said. Get it from a doctor and be truthful for what you want to use it for. Get a blood pressure monitoring kit to measure the blood pressure before taking it. Also, do you have a support person? As someone else said, the medicine really made me sleepy which was actually a good thing. It would have been very bad if I would have taken it when my blood pressure was already low. A person could go to sleep and their heart would stop. This is the danger you are playing with.
Avatar f tn you know when you are going through w/d and you feel like your blood is racing through your body - it is, your bp is high a lot of the time during w/d. clonodine slows everything in your body down and makes you tired/calm/more relaxed. thta's about it. it definitely helps to have it during any w/d or detox in the begining and i would assume it would be fine with the thomas recipe - as that uses natural supplements that should be fine with the clonidine - but ask a dr if you can.
214255 tn?1205639236 The result is a lowered heart rate and blood pressure, with side effects of dry mouth and fatigue. If clonidine is suddenly withdrawn the sympathetic nervous system will revert to producing high levels of epinephrine and norepinephrine, higher even than before treatment, causing rebound hypertension. Rebound hypertension can be avoided by slowly withdrawing treatment.
Avatar f tn I took it quite often and I monitored my BP at home because I naturally have low blood pressure. I took it for 2-3 weeks, I can't remember. I'll take it again when I taper after detox. Chevy is right though- gotta change that addict behaviour. Get it from your doc, not from a friend. 3 won't do anything anyhow (: Hope you are resting easy...
656243 tn?1231291652 It WOULD have been very helpful, and saved me the time and trouble, if you had mentioned your extreme high heart rate and the fact you have high blood pressure. In future, when writing for advice, please be sure to mention little details like that.
Avatar m tn Suppose to be a high blood pressure medication, but says it can be used for withdrawal systems too? wondering if it really works?
Avatar n tn 006mg per kg in divided doses, usually 3 times per day - just be careful not to stand up too fast and drink a lot of fluids and you should be okay. If you tend to have low blood pressure you'll want to start at the lowest possible dose. I find it helps with everything but the anxiety, but I definitely agree with Ga Guy that it helps.
Avatar f tn This medication worked on me strictly as a blood pressure medication and I got sooo groggy that it did zero use for my withdrawls or anything else.
222369 tn?1274478235 If my bottom number goes below 65, I get dizzy.I think you are ok if you are above 100/50. Why don't you just Google low blood pressure?Wow, this Clonidine is very popular on this site. Does it help that much?
417564 tn?1287986427 From what Steven was told, the lady who has it is 45yrs.old with low blood pressure....why she said only 1 per night, I think normally the dose os higher....correct? I will make a call to the dr.and check out what is said. The sweats/chills are very bothersome as many of you know...this lady was given this coming off alot of morphine. Apparently it will get rid of that.....
Avatar f tn clonidine is originally for high blood pressure, and since the high bp causes a lot of the withdrawal symptoms (racing heart, sweats, etc) the Clonidine is suppose to lower your bp and help with these symptoms. It is possible your bp is dropping too low. Do you have a blood pressure cuff and have you talked to your doctor? You can go to a walgreens/walmart and have blood pressure taken as well.
Avatar f tn I was asking b-cuz i have other blood pressure pills and dont know if i should take them. Im on day 2 and dont feel too bad yet. Is this normal? I am so scared of day 3 and 4 i hear its supposed to be bad. I am staying with mom and dont want to be here longer than i have to. was hoping to go at the end of weekend on day 6. what do u think?
1124967 tn?1283709447 Clonidine is a blood pressure medication that just happens to assist in wd's for some. Using too much can drop a persons blood pressure super low and cause fainting. Stopping clonidine can cause rebound hypertension- making the BP spike to super high levels. IT can be a great med, but please have your friend follow the docs orders. Wish I had a better answer for you.
Avatar f tn so it helps the runs, sleep, anxiety etc. If u have a low blood pressure as a rule, it is not a bad idea to check it if u can after u take it, specially if u feel dizzy or light headed upon standing. If possible, I would take the first dose at a time i didnt have to work..before bed...
222369 tn?1274478235 I have low blood pressure and weigh 90lbs so I'm not sure if that's why the low dose is working for me. I also saw my doctor today and she gave me another 4 months supply. It is helping so much and I want to keep it in my system to help prevent relapse and whatnot.
Avatar f tn i told him i already have low blood pressure and he still gave it to me and didn,t even check my blood pressur ....
Avatar f tn (It might make you feel faint in higher doeses or if you already have very low Blood Pressure. Also you are supposed to wean off of this medicine when you stop or you could have a huge spike in your blood pressure. I think I read just cut your dose in half every day until it is gone. The weaning of this medicine can be really aggressive and you wont notice but you do have to remeber to wean.
Avatar f tn 1 mg pill and feel nothing yet but mind you, i also am used to taking VAST doses of valium and xanax. my blood pressure is normally very low, but i'm also a benzo addict, so is this stuff gonna work to help me sleep when 5 xanax didn't? will it work at all? i don't wanna take too much and have my bp go down to 40/20. is there anyone trying to get off subutex after heroin (snorted not iv) for whom clonidine has helped without serious bp issues?
374251 tn?1246239257 1mg or someone may well have read that and decided to take the same....they would surely die! Clonidine is mainly prescribed for high blood pressure, so over do it and your bp drops to zero. Several years ago I was addicted to heroin .5-1.25g a day snorting it. I went to a meth clinic and after a short while starting dropping my dose, when I was at almost 0 I went right back to H (dumb I know).
Avatar m tn Hi, I believe you gave me some advice about suboxone this morning(thanks for that) and my husband is currently on clonidine for his blood pressure. I am on blood pressure medicine also (but unfortunately its not clonidine cuz I really like the way that made me feel) so I do know a bit about hypertension. The comment about blood pressure and metabolism being related is completely false. Everyone knows the more you exercise, eat healthy etc.- you lower your blood pressure.