Clonidine narcotic

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Avatar f tn a 200-300 mg oxy user who goes ct would possibly benefit from clonidine use to curb is better than methadone or it is non-narcotic...
Avatar m tn try aspirin
Avatar n tn The only thing I would add to this list is a blood pressure drug named clonidine. It effectively lowers the blood pressure and lessens many of the withdrawal symptoms. Most any doctor will prescribe it if you’re honest as to why you need it. Discuss dosages and frequency with your doctor. Thomas Recipe: 1. Valium (or another benzodiazepine such as Klonopin, Librium, Ativan or Xanax). Of these, Valium and Klonopin are best suited for tapering since they come in tablet form.
Avatar f tn I did go see a doctor when I went cold turkey who gave me clonazepam and clonidine to help ease the withdrawal but all they did was make me sleep. The first week of my withdrawal was the worst at least what I remember of it. The second week I ended up in the hospital due to such lack of energy. It turned out the meds the doc had given me were interacting with other meds I was on due to my disorder and were causing my heart to beat extremely low.
Avatar n tn My family dr. prescribed.1 mg of clonidine 2 times a day. THe psych prescribed 1.0 Xanax Xr in the morning. I'm taking 20 Lexapro in evening. I am about 15 days into going off of nearly a year of taking some cough syrup with hydrocodone in it. I'm still feeling tired and weepy. Do I really need this clonidine stuff? COUldit he hurting more than helping. I want my old energetic self back. Some people say take it easy, others to keep busy.
228936 tn?1249097848 That's about right. In conjunction with benzos it the best narcotic detox with no narcotic rebound like meth or sub.
Avatar f tn See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. Clonidine is very helpful for the creepy-crawly feeling and control of blood pressure variations. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter.
Avatar f tn Who else out there has or is using Fentanyl narcotic patches? My withdrawals have been horrible. I was using them for about 18 months @ 50 mg. Changing them every three days. I stopped using them 11 days ago and switched to just Percocet and I then put myself on a three week tapering off plan. I plan to be narcotic free my September 15th!
Avatar m tn im a thrteen year old kid i was hit in the head 2 years ago in a football acsdent i was perscribed norco 10mg hydro 325acetometophin for horible migrains do to 2 my nastey concushion i took them for at least a mouth nowing they were addicting but not thinking a pill could get me high but one day i toke it and had the most wonder feallings i felt i like i was in love with everone and they loved me soi took probley one once a day it wasen a problem but then 1 wasent enoph i needed 2 then 3 then4 m
1396612 tn?1281112547 He put me on a combination of Klonipin, Clonidine, and Promethazine (last one for naseua). I, like you was a functional addict, they made me feel like I could do anything, but then they seemed to turn on me. Some people just white knuckle through it. You have to find what works best for you. I suggest you go back to your doctor and ask for Subxone (I believe that's how you spell it) He gave me some info on that also, the sucess rate is awesome, but i couldn't afford it.
441267 tn?1211690601 old post i know but at what point do you start taking the clonidine- i know my dr told me but i don't remember...
Avatar n tn He was put under sedation for 2 weeks, they have now taken off the sedation but it appears that he is dependant on clonidine. So they gave him 4 mg an hour again after an episode of great frustration for him and a heart rate of 201 beats a min. But they reduced it to 2mg then 1 then a 1/2 then nothing in the space of 12 hours and a few hours later he was sedated again after a repeat episode. I'm not an expert by any means but this seemed a really quick withdrawal to me?
Avatar n tn As for the clonidine,he said he prescribed it to me for narcotic w'd's. After the physical withdrawals stopped to stop the clonidine. In his opinion going to a shrink is the best after care for addiction,I did that last week.He put me on wellbutrin. He told me that yes the placebo effect can be just as effective as drugs to some people.Clonidine is blood pressure meds. His basic comment to me was exercise,get out of the house and to get a life!!!
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with narcotic bowel syndrome.I am taking 220 mg of oxycontin trazadone 50 mg two times a day I have some clonazepam .5 left and some temazepam 15 mg. The trazadone was given to replace the sleeping pill and I have anxiety disorder and Ibs. the pain meds started due to chronic pain throughout my life. I have no other resource available but to stop these meds. I need to go it on my own. It is complicated. I feel very weak already and still on the meds.
Avatar m tn I'm debating if I should see my Doc and get a prescription for Clonidine. I have a 5 year 120mg a day Oxycontin addiction and will try C/T on June 13th, taking a week off work to clean my act!!! Very nervous and scared about the entire thing. 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.
877402 tn?1241572671 Like methadone, Suboxone can then be gradually weaned and stopped, eliminating physical dependence on opioids. Clonidine is a blood pressure medicine that acts on the brain. Clonidine reduces the effects of the "fight or flight" response, which is over-activated during opioid withdrawal. However, clonidine does nothing to reduce drug craving, and is mostly ineffective when used alone.
Avatar n tn I started with a Pain Management group this Tuesday, and the Doctor perscribed Neurontin and since I started the Neurontin I am noticing some improvement on the pain(I actually feel OK when I get up in the morning). I really want to quit using the narcotic pain medication and my Family Doctor and Pain Management Doctor(they are working with me and working together!) both feel that I should be able to do this without a great deal of problems (save for ache, stomach, etc.).
Avatar n tn by the way clonidine is NOT a narcotic.
Avatar f tn I don't know what kind of doctor prescribed you clonidine but the usual dose is 0.1 mg three times a day. Are you sure you weren't given klonopin, which is a benzodiazepine, and can be given at 2mg doses? Some people have actually been prescribed 0.3 mg clonidine but never that I have ever known have they been given 2 mgs. That would drop your blood pressure way too much! Just thought I would ask. You are right, though, clonidine is a bp med.....but klonopin is not.
Avatar m tn I went to the doc yesterday and she gave me clonidine to help with the withdrawls, which everyone knows are hell. I was wondering if anyone has taken this medication and if it works. I have a heart condition called atrial fibulation and do not want the medication to fire that up. Thanks.
1203675 tn?1285879034 Also, hydroxyzine (Atarax,Vistaril) is a sedating antihistamine that's useful for sleep. You can also ask to try clonidine.
Avatar n tn I wonder are these just random feel good stories of narcotic dependence or should euphoria be used as a treatment in a wide range of psychiatric afflictions. My question is whether being dependent on something because it makes you feel GOOD, is a bad thing?
Avatar m tn About day 1-3 I took Clonidine 0.1mg 3 times daily (about every 8 hours). Day 4-5 I think I took 1/2 every 8 hours or so, maybe less. The point being I was trying to get off of it as soon as possible and keep the dose low to avoid rebound hypertension. About night 7 I took a half again because I was sweating terribly. Other than that I haven't been taking it.
Avatar f tn What a relief. She prescribed me Clonidine and Lorazepam to help relieve some of the left over of the detox symtoms that I've been having. Has anyone ever taken these meds before. I know that Lorazepam is kinda like a valium. I'm just a bit scared of taking more meds at this time. I know this is supposed to help me, but it's a bit scary for me right now. I am going to therapy on Thursday so I know that will help with my mental state. Help anyone?
Avatar m tn I know how the opiate dependency is, I took them for 5 years. I also detoxed with the help of some Clonidine and a few tranzene, immodium,heating pad,otc pain meds, benadryl, Look in the Health Pages for the Thomas Recipe and see what you can take from it. I was able to wean-down from mine, and then when I had taken the last one-half pill I jumped. The Clonidine helped with the creepy,paniky,feeling and the quarters of tranzene helped too , these two things saved me.
Avatar m tn I am 24 years and have been addicted to narcotic painkillers since I was 16 and want nothing more but to get off this stuff. I really don't know what adult life is without painkillers and want to find out what it's like. I am not on here looking for sympathy I simply just want to know if anyone has any suggestions on how to make this easier.
Avatar n tn Do you know of any non-narcotic medications that can be taken for subutex withdrawl
Avatar n tn I Agree with ballgame get off the ultram its only going to make things worst in the cant get off a narcotic with a narcotic dont work that way......
Avatar f tn Why did your doctor just stop writing your script rather than tapering you? There are also some other prescriptions, non-narcotic, that can help, like Clonidine, which some people say really works well in easing the withdrawals.