Fentanyl withdrawal how long

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Avatar f tn I never even knew I would have withdrawal, although I may be being really naive. Anyway...how long do these symptoms last? The worst is restless leg, but the runny nose and severe pain in my back and elsewhere is pretty bad, too. I feel like I can't stand it another minute.
Avatar n tn How long withdrawal lasts depends on how long you've been on the medication. Fentanyl withdrawal can be pretty intense so definitely call your doctor. He should be able to prescribe something else for you.
Avatar n tn I was terrified but when I got home 5 days later I am taking 2 valium a day and clonadine but nothing is helping the extreme pain in my lower stomach and back. I am wondering how long this is going to take. I was also taking several other opiates but I always ran out early.
Avatar m tn I don't know how long it takes to build up a dependence and/or tolerance, but as far as what withdrawal symptoms and how long they last, google gives me this; Symptoms associated with fentanyl withdrawal may include any of the following symptoms: • anxiety • muscle aches • back pain • joint pain • diarrhea • rapid heartbeat • rapid breathing • fever • tearing from your eyes • runny nose • sneezing fits • chills • sweating • yawning • anorexia • nausea • vomiting • a feeling o
Avatar f tn I know the withdrawal can be rough but worth it in the long run. I had been on the fentanyl for about 6 months but down to 108 pounds from 150lbs. That is what scared me. I was eating but apparently not enough and had no energy and would stay in bed all day long. Now I am up and walking daily and although I have to work through the pain, I am better in the long run.
Avatar f tn How long were you on the patch? How long ago did you go down to the 50mcg from the 100? I'm presuming when you say "my health ended" you're talking about your medical insurance that was covering the cost of the patches? Many drug manufacturers offer patient assistance programs to help people pay for their medications. Some programs cover the cost of the meds 100% and others off a significant discount.
Avatar n tn If it is this difficult for me I cannot imagine how it must be for those of you who have been taking mega doses for a long time. How much longer before my muscles feel normal again and I can sleep? I have been taking about 40 mg of ambien to sleep but it may be worse than no sleep. It would be nice to have have a good attitude again also. God bless all of you.
Avatar m tn ve seen of fentanyl detox and my own year long, slow methadone recovery, I think fentanyl and methadone are only different in dosage. The full synthetic nature and side effects of both methadone and fentanyl make them very close tie for the worst detox ever. As I vomit and shat myself in my yard from methadone detox, I remember wishing I was a heroin or any other kind of addict. Anyway, mute point, but wanted to share. How much and how long methadone use have you got under your belt bullseye?
3222105 tn?1346080471 my mother has been on these fentanyl patches for 17 years and here just recently they took her off cold turkey today is day 4 she cant sleep has constant pain nausea she has mood swings highs and lows they tell her that she will jus have to cope but what do you tell your mother who is begging for relief and nothing helps I even gave her some of my hydrocodone 325mg to try to help but nothing seems to work we really need to know how long the withdraw symptoms last and how long she will be in this
5135507 tn?1367163227 I'm not sure how long it lasts I would guess the worse of it 2 weeks. I just stopped using fentanyl patches the end of feb. I had to go 24 hours without a patch before I started suboxone. That was the only way I could get off the nasty patches!!!! I feel so bad for you it is pure hell. I have been told its the 2nd hardest thing to w/d from :( I'm currently weaning off the subs I have w/d but no where near the fentanyl w/d. Look up the Thomas recipe that helps people a lot.
Avatar f tn But I think the Fentanyl may be covering the hydrocodone withdrawal. Fentanyl is very strong and the withdrawals can be long and difficult. Maybe you are one of the lucky ones but it's possible that 'it just hasn't hit you yet. I found the first few drops of the Fentanyl were easy but the lower I got the harder it became. I hope you can escape them and find a way to manage your pain.
526311 tn?1229286330 Wait 30 minutes and see how you feel. If your still feeling sick, try one more. Remember a little goes a long way with this medication. But ultimately I think that if you have to wait the 3 days anyway - there isnt a need to take it. Start thinking about long term recovery. Are there meetings you can go to? Do you have a support group? Support is so necessary to stay clean. Its tough - I commend you for fighting the good fight. Best of luck!
Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me how long these WD may last from comming off fentanyl patches, I have been on 150 mcq for almost 3 years now, I was still in pain and felt horrible from this medication eg.( insomnia, lack of appetite, severe constipation, fatique etc. etc.) I started 2 months ago weening myself off and now I am down to 25 mcq, but the WD are horrible in the past 72 hours I have had 5-6 hours sleep, my body is sooooo tired but mind won't settle, any suggestions?
Avatar m tn When can I expect the withdrawals to end and how long does it take to get back to my normal self with no effects whatsoever of the Fentanyl? I seriously need help!
Avatar f tn 5 mcg/hr and stay there for 2-4 weeks before jumping off. 25 mcg/hr is still quite a bit of medicine. How long do you have before you have to go back to work? If you have 2-3 weeks to go through the withdrawals from stepping down from 25 mcg/hr, then that may be a viable solution. Regardless of stepping down from 25 mcg/hr or 12.5 mcg/hr, you are going to have some discomfort and I think stepping down from 25 mcg/hr will cause you more discomfort.
Avatar m tn How long does withdrawal last? I have been on fentanyl for about one year, 100 every 48 hrs. This was prescribed for me after my cancer surgery.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm new here. I have been on the fentanyl patch for over a year. I worked my way up to 100mcg. and held steady there for at least 6 months, maybe more. It never really did a whole lot for my pain, so I kept trying higher dosages. My husband was on vacation from work last week, and could take care of the kids, so I decided that would be a good time to get off this stuff. My prescribing doctor (an internist) said I "should feel a couple days of discomfort".
Avatar n tn For me its been the worst 2 weeks of withdrawal ever. Been through it before off oxys/perks/vics and it really didnt compare to how severe and long this is lasting..not to mention how hard mentally its been. Thank you for your post and telling the truth. I know there is a very long road ahead with this but inspirational to see your getting by and doing well. Good luck with everything.
Avatar n tn So again in my opinion the next question is do you put her through withdrawal to determine her pain level and the effect if any the fentanyl may be having on her memory? You may have hit on the best solution by simply having the Lortabs discontinued, as long as she is still able to maintain the same comfort level. Another consideration would be to trial reduction in the fentanyl dose to determine if her pain would still be controlled and to evaluate any difference in her memory status.
Avatar f tn I wound up hospitalized with dehydration when I tried to CT off Fentanyl. I wound up tapering. It was manageable (barely) but it lasted a long time. Fentanyl is not like other narcotics. It stores in your fat and muscle so the withdrawal takes longer. You've tried the tricks for the rls. The only thing I can think of is taking a magnesium supplement. It helped me. Good luck. You're very strong doing this ct.