Hydrocodone withdrawal medication

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Avatar f tn Hydrocodone crosses the placenta and reaches the fetal circulation. This means that each dose taken by the mother also delivers a dose to the developing fetus. Normal use of opioids to treat pain associated with needed surgery or injury that occurs during pregnancy is relatively safe. Hydrocodone is listed in pregnancy category C for typical brief use for acute pain.
Avatar f tn I know one is time released and one is short acting. Will i fall into the same kind of medication withdrawal from the oxy family as i did with the fentanyl? I know there will be a time when i will get off my medication after surgery hopfully, but dont want to go thru that scary withdrawal like with fentanyl. I dont want to go back on methadone due to the lathargic feeling and my mind was so foggy all the time. I was very forgetful on methadone.
Avatar f tn Has anyone ever tried the withdrawal ease supplement to ease hydrocodone withdrawal? I have been taking about 6-8 a day, but I want to stop taking them but am afraid of the withdrawal. I think I am going to try the supplements, and also taper. If anyone has advice, PLEASE tell me. Thank you!
Avatar m tn I have to agree with your doc -- the therapeutic dose of Lyrica is 450mg / day, and for gabapentin, 1600mg / day or more. To have withdrawal symptoms for any medication, you first have to have developed a tolerance to that medication. This takes time. Tolerance is defined as by decline in efficacy, meaning that a dose that was effective for a long time stopped working, and an increase in medication improved the situation. Tolerance takes time.
1549092 tn?1297046311 Neither Suboxone or Methadone are designed as withdrawal medications if that is what you are asking. One thing the doctor can give you to help ease withdrawal is Clonidine. There are also otc medications and natural supplements that we can recommend.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure I'm in the right place but I've looked around for an hour and only found questions and answers about this from 2002. I'm looking for help for withdrawal from Hydrocodone. I don't want to stop taking it because it is controlling my pain but my husband will be retiring in April and we are loosing our health insurance. He will get Medicare but I am not eligible. We do have the VA as a health provider also since we are Veterans but the VA Dr.
1636357 tn?1300254494 I've titled this as such, since I believe "SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome" is a much too sugar-coated term for what this entails... I stopped taking Prozac (cold turkey) about three months ago without consulting my doctor. Bad move, I know, but I longer have health insurance, hence the reason I stopped taking it. I was fine for a couple of weeks, as Prozac had a long half-life. The the brain zaps began...and still continue.
Avatar f tn Darn doctors.... BuTrans, like Suboxone, will precipitate withdrawal if care is not taken when starting the medication to match up the person's tolerances. There is a ceiling to the effects of buprenorphine; you would get to that maximum effect at a dose of around 2 mg per day (you are now getting about 0.5 mg per day). At the maximum effect-- i.e. at 2 mg per day-- butrans is ABOUT as potent as 60 mg of oxycodone per day.
Avatar f tn You will likely experience a very strong desire to keep taking the medication, and an inner restlessness for days that cries out for hydrocodone. I strongly encourage you to stick with your plans though-- the cravings WILL go away, probably in 2-3 weeks (the worst of it will be over after a few days). By the end of a month you'll feel 100% better.
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 f tn I have been on pain medication for two years due to some problems. I had surgery in April and since then have tapered down off the meds. I was on Avinza 60 and oxy for breakthrough before surgery. I slowly weaned off of them and just finished the hydrocodone taper on Tuesday. My question is this Friday night and Saturday I had to take oxy again due to a cyst. I was just wondering if that would make the withdrawals start again.
Avatar m tn hi everyone,i have been taking 10mg hydrocodone for about the past 5 months, i take anywhere between 4-6 pills throughout the day,i suffer from extreme restless leg syndrome but it only effects my feet, suprisingly the hydrocodone relieves this sensation i have in my feet and im able to relax, without them my feet drive me absolutely insane and causes mental agitation,depression,anxiety,anger and overwhelming thoughts.
Avatar m tn Did you get the suboxone from a doctor? If so, he should have told you when to take the suboxone. Many times they'll have you take it at the office so they can see how you do. You have to be very careful with suboxone. If you take it while you have a narcotic in your system, you can wind up in precipitated withdrawals, which, from what I understand, is way worse than regular withdrawals. And there's no way to get out of it once you're in it.
Avatar f tn I started Fentanyl in May and it has been extremely helpful for me. The goal of a medication is to reduce your pain enough so that you can function more and do more for yourself, and friends and family. If the hydrocodone left you suffering in pain most of the time and unable to do things, the fentanyl should definitely be much stronger and should help you have a more normal life. On the flip side, you don't want to be so drugged that you don't do anything either.
1778305 tn?1314483931 Hi! I'm 32 years old and 6 weeks pregnant. My dr has me on 5mg oxycodone 5-6 times a day for degenerative disc in my neck. I've been on this medication for 3.5 years. I know this medication shouldn't be used in late pregnancy because the risk of withdrawal is very high. I'm so worried that although my dr says this med isn't hurting my baby...it is. Any real life stories or advise would be greatly appreciated. Please don't judge me and leave unhelpful comments at the door.
Avatar f tn That's something I would definitely ask your doc about, and maybe your pediatrician. Some people are really against the thought of using this method- but if you're planning on breastfeeding it may help with the withdrawal symptoms for the little one. Your dosage isn't particularly high, but it is a medication known to cause withdrawal in adults- so I can only imagine it would cause some discomfort for the baby.
Avatar f tn I was on dilaudid my whole pregnancy and my baby - now 2 months - had no problems! It is important that you breast feed as some medication will get through and it will help the baby to not withdraw. As long as you keep an eye out for seizures, excessive crying and trouble feeding your baby should be fine! Congratulations!
Avatar f tn I have never experienced withdrawal from hydrocodone but I am sure it is as bad as oxycodone withdrawal, and you are right, you don't want to go through it. The best way from my experience is to taper your dose down a little at the time, buy some baggies from the pharmacy for daily dose & have someone you trust or the lock box hold them for you.
Avatar m tn I am trying to come off hydrocodone and find that it is difficult. I had total knee replacement one month ago and have been reducing from 2 pills every 4 hours to one every 8 and now one every 12. I still feel lousy after that. How long does it take to get off totally and do I go to halving one to further get off?
Avatar f tn My question is will I go through withdrawal. I have never abused my medication except for not taking it the way the doctor prescribed it. I can easily go 48 hours with no withdrawal symptoms but then the pain gets to me. 30 mgs a day doesn't seem like a lot to me. I have discussed it with my doctor and he told me that I should not have withdrawal symptoms and to just keep taking it.