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Avatar m tn IT'S HARD COMING OFF O PILLS COLD TURKEY,I HAVE CAME OFF XANAXS,LORCETS,ALSO OXYS COLD TURKEY.IT'S THE HARDEST THING YOU WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO DO.THE WITHDRAWS ARE A KILLER.BELIEVE ME I HAVE FAITH IN YOU AND YOU CAN DO IT.TO BE HONEST IT CAN BE HELL,BUT YOU JUST GOT TO FIGHT THE URGES AND THAT'S HARD.I LEARNED IN REHAB YEARS AGO,YOU HAVE TO TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME.JUST TRY TO THINK OF OTHER THINGS,TRY TO NOT THINK OF THE PILLS,AND THAT'S VERY HARD SOMETIMES.BELIEVE ME I KNOW .
Avatar n tn Just discovered my daughter is additcted to hydrocodone , take 6 daily as an average 10 mg. along with Bontril,Ambien, And zanaz. She is 27, not in good health with juvinile diabetes since her teen years. What are the dangers she facing if she decides to go "cold turkey" with this withdrawal. Thank You s much in advance for any info I may recieve.
Avatar m tn Hey guys, Im new here and wanted some advice. Ive been taking Tramadol and Hydrocodone together for about three months off and on, perscribed of course, then I started reading how bad withdrawals can be from the Tramadol, so I quit taking it cold turkey with little side effects. Now I'm getting ready to quit this Hydrocodone, just a little scared from withdrawal and what to expect. will it be bad after just three months. averaged about 40 mgs. daily.
Avatar n tn We called the doc and now I know that you cannot stop taking them cold turkey. ( I learned the hard way). I am now taking 1 every 6 hours for the last 2 days. I still do not feel great but tolerable. How do I stop taking them totally. Any advice would be appreciated. I have never taken any thing stronger than a tylenol with codeine before and certainly not regularly. I would just like to be done with them. Thank you for your help!
Avatar m tn ve seen people go cold turkey from pretty moderate doses of opiates and have little to no withdrawal symptoms. I had a detox once that was a piece of cake. I do believe that they get harder the more you do. But, there's always exceptions to every rule. I don't think the neurontin would have anything to do with it. Neurontin having any negligible effect on opiate withdrawal was ruled out long ago.
Avatar f tn Do you expect to get it prescribed post-surgery? My mother-in-law just had knee replacement surgery and was prescribed Tramadol but only took a couple. I don't imagine you would have a horrible time, but you'll feel crappy for a week or so, especially if you plan on not taking any post-op. Might work out good though if you do it that way and try to get by with the minimum amount. Will help trick your body and raise your pain threshold.
197480 tn?1300891097 t know if it helped or not. My wds were brutal. I recommend just stopping cold turkey and getting it over with. The mental part of the taper was also pretty bad. I felt pretty bad for 7-10 days but I've felt great this last week or so. Still only sleeping 6 hours at most a night but it's tolerable. Just hang in there it's so worth it and just remember that you will feel better eventually. I promise you that.
Avatar n tn It depends on the amount. if you have been taking a low dose you should be fine. If it's been a high dose tell your doc and I'm sure he will help you taper down until your off them.
Avatar f tn Double check with your dr but you can possibly get withdrawal headaches from cold turkey
Avatar m tn started taking 10 mg about 1 yr.
Avatar m tn No, you won't die from hydrocodone withdrawals, maybe Methadone or Tramadol but not hydrocodone. But cold turkey don't seem to be a very good option for you. That's how I did it, three (3) times. Cold Turkey and I did not use any other drugs either. All three times I made it to 100% normal again. It took 21 days to be at about 95% Normal each time, but the bad part for me was only for three days. After that it was much easier. And I worked every day while withdrawaling.
Avatar n tn Has anyone ever experienced the following symptoms during hydrocodone withdrawal: dilated pupils, nervousness, cold hands, sweating and talking about things which make absolutely NO SENSE. My husband is recovering from surgery and has stopped taking the pain medication. Last night, he began talking nonsense. He is also having vivid dreams that he swears are reality. I don't know if he is hallucinating or what but it is very scary. Can anyone shed some light on this?
Avatar m tn m pretty new here, have been on a couple of medications for the past 21/2 to 3 months. Hydrocodone 40 mgs a day and Tramadol 200 mgs a day. I quit the Tramadol cold turkey with no side effects, lucky. I'm now just weaning myself off the Hydrocodone. I'm down to about 25 mgs a day without any side effects. Does anyone think I will suffer if I just jump off. I don't want to go much longer taking this for my back injury.
Avatar f tn My husband was taking 15 10 mg hydrocodone a day for the last three months and quick cold turkey yesterday. He is having a really terrible day, He does not think he will be able to make it though. He has convinced him self that was taking to many to have just quite cold turkey, I know this is a very painful process, should I be worried?
1839856 tn?1318553457 I can honestly say quitting anything cold turkey during pregnancy is never a good idea. The stress of the withdrawls as well as the stress from the pain can cause you to miscarry. I'd say consult with your doctor and see about lowering the dosage and taking them only when the pain is unbearable. Before I became pregnant I was taking 10/325 mg 6-9 a day. During my pregnancy I was down to no more than 4 a day and there were some days I wouldn't take any and just dealt with the pain.
Avatar f tn You are taking 20 mg of hydrocodone per day--- a low dose of narcotic. To put it in perspective, oxycodone is 50% to 100% stronger, and a typical addict who comes to my office for help is taking 100-300 mg of oxycodone per day-- sometimes over 500 mg. So I would expect your withdrawal to be relatively mild. BUT-- everyone hates opioid withdrawal, and even mild withdrawal is miserable.
Avatar f tn Any where from 2 hydros that were like 10mg each up too around 6000mg of stuff including migraine medicine and Ibuprofen. On top of that I was drinking and smoking A LOT.. I went cold turkey off everything four days ago.. It's been hell. First I couldn't sleep, Then I couldn't stop shaking.. Now I've been throwing up for the past three or four hours. I don't know what to do. If I should just wait it out or if there is some kind of home remedy..
Avatar n tn But, I did have withdrawal symptoms. I went cold turkey. The first 7 days were the worst! But, depression and anxiey kicked in for me. Not for everyone, but it did for me. I'm at Day 40 today and doing much better. I'm still dealing with depression but that's from some other health issues more than the withdrawals now. Anyway, YOU CAN DO THIS!!! Just be strong. Try to tell yourself the worst of it will be over soon and take it one day at a time.
Avatar n tn I don't know anything about taking clonidine & valium together. I quit hydrocodone cold turkey & had been on it for ~6 years. The dosage/day varies throughout that time. Congratulations on your decision to get clean. The w/d symptoms aren't easy to deal with but if you MAKE yourself get up & take a short walk or do small chores around the house, it does definitely help. Keep posting to this forum.
Avatar n tn The depressed breathing scared me ******** when I thought my heart skipped a beat. Soo, I quit cold turkey and went through some serious withdrawal symptoms for about a week and a half. The thing is, now every once in a while I get these very weird feelings as if I'm going to faint and my heart beat is very faint or something is just terribly weird. I get tightness in my jaw and my sinus gets clogged. Thing is I can workout and exercise and I'm completely fine.
Avatar m tn Question 1 is this considered cold turkey and am I flirting with another seizure. (stopping tramadol but using vicodin)? Or am I okay and is this not considered cold turkey. My seizure was sunday night. monday I took 3 tramadol(300mg) Tuesday, wens and thursday no tramadol just vicodin.Should I quit the vicodin and go back to taper with the tramadol now just to be safe.????? Help, i'm scared???
Avatar n tn hey congrats on wanting to quit. yes the other post are right, look at the health pages. they were a god send. i couldnt afford them all but i read alot and tried to get the ones i felt would help me with my withdraws. also i know alot of folks will come with advice because their are some great people here. but hot baths help sooo much and moving a little everyday. you wont feel like it i know and wont probably like it while you are doing it but it does help.