Hydrocodone withdrawal remedies

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Avatar n tn At any rate, through some strange twist of fate, Clonidine is one of the few high blood pressure medications that actually lowers my hypertension without causing blistering headaches, as all the others I tried did. But I'm afraid that it didn't quell the withdrawal symptoms from hydrocodone when I stopped taking Norco cold turkey. Perhaps, though, this is because I take it (Clonidine) on a daily basis. Still, I've yet to find anyone for whom it did much good where withdrawal was concerned.
Avatar n tn So after a few days, any withdrawal you feel is going to be a tramadol withdrawal and not a hydrocodone withdrawal. And yes, it will be worse, there are many more horror stories about tram than hydrocodone. I had a doctor try to take me off of hydrocodone by giving me tramadol a few years ago when I was stopping meds after a surgery, and the withdrawals were terrible.
Avatar n tn Your brain has too many opiate receptors and not enough opiate to bind to them all, this causes withdrawal. Taking your vicodin (5mg hydrocodone/500mg tylenol) as prescribed does not pose a threat to your health before you can talk to your doctor, Stoppind suddenly does pose a threat to your health. I hope this helps some. I skimmed over and I can see that a lot of great people already posted and had some great stuff to say. I probably just repeated a lot of what they did.
Avatar f tn Hi . I have been taking hydrocodone pretty regularly for 2 years. Used to have 5mg/325 and take one or two per day. Then got a doc who prescribed 10/325 and have been taking 3-5 per day for maybe 3 months. I have 9 pills left and the doc has disappeared. I don't want to doc shop as I actually no longer need for pain. I recognize I have been using these to feel "normal". for past couple days, I couldn't handle how I was feeling after taking just 2 in a day so I turned to alcohol.
Avatar f tn I have been taking an average of 25 painkillers per day for the past 2 months. Sometimes as high as 40 pills (in the form of hydrocodone & oxycodone- Vicodin, Percocet, Percodan, Tylox, Loritab, etc...) I use to buy these drugs illegally, and am now in the 54th hour of completely quiting. I went from 19 pills on Wednesday, 10 pills on Thursday, and 4 pills on Friday....to none from their on out. The withdrawl has not been easy, to say the least. My question(s) is this.
1303537 tn?1317804341 I spent almost 3 years on sub maintenance, went through a months-long withdrawal just to relapse as soon as withdrawal ended. I thought and was told repeatedly that it would be a lvery mild withdrawal. That information couldnt have been more wrong. The point I am trying to make is there is NO miracle cure. There is no get out of jail free card when it comes to this disease we have. Addiction is a lifelong battle.
Avatar n tn I have been taking from 2-10 hydrocodone a day for over a year now (originally prescribed for pain. I want to quit. Is there an effective way to taper off, and if so how do I go from 10-0, how many days will it take, can anything help? Also, how bad will the symptoms be? I am leaving for a trip to europe Tuesday and would like to think I can be done with this by then.
786839 tn?1236482816 There are a number of known medications and home remedies for opiate withdrawal, but the biggest problem is a return to use, not the withdrawals. The classic medications are immodium for diarrhea and clonidine for everything else... but you might find a few more ideas out there. Nothing eliminates them completely; the most effective way to avoid them is to slowly taper off, but that is hard to do for people with addiction.
Avatar f tn doc said more or less, sorry cant do anything for you (i think pharmacy goofed on count, it involved changing pharms while on vacay - then changing back - no-one will admit to anything) facing a week of withdrawal freaks me out. i'm a 61 professional wondering how to lessen the withdrawal. please any suggestions would be sooooo appreciated. more than a little frightened after reading some withdrawal posts.
Avatar m tn I'm 59 and have been taking hydrocodone for 3 years. I lost my son from an overdose od oxicotin a year ago. I am seeing a new doctor and he will not prescribe hydrocodone for me. I have been without pain meds for 5 days. I am restless and my body aches very badly. How long does it take to detox. I am also a diabetic and have.
Avatar f tn It really depends on the person, but I can tell you from my experience that it took about 3 weeks before the mental/emotional symptoms subsided. What are you exact symptoms? There are many supplements, vitamins and over the counter remedies to help with what you are experiencing. Congrats on making it through the physical withdrawal, so many of my friends cave during that period. You are well on your way to getting your life back. Keep posting, we are all here for you.
Avatar m tn Yes, the depression aspect is not fun. Exercising can really help with that. There is also OTC remedies, Sam E and one other, can't remember the name.
1718647 tn?1437514339 Apparently my body is super sensitive to this med bc even slught variation starts withdrawal such as sweats and anxiety and pain. Ive been on these for about five years. I am so scared of this process I need some encourage ment and tips on jow to do this.
Avatar m tn Hi, The first couple of days, I felt so free....I was doing all the suggested remedies for physical withdrawal. The epsom salts also help detoxify...but it was about a week into it, the emotional roller coaster started. But I was prepared for it, because the good folks on this forum told me what to expect, and that they too had experienced what I was going through. So, I didn't feel alone. Stay close to the forum, it saved my life!
Avatar n tn Anyone out there get a headache from withdrawal? It's like the worse sinus headache I ever had. I am at tonight will be day 2 of CT from a month's use of Darvocet and Hydrocodone. I was taking 3 a day, 15mg total a day Should I take Advil, or just gut it out?
Avatar m tn It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter. The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months. Thus, it is not easy, but it gets better and better over time and you can look forward to a drug free healthy energetic you in the future. When you take opiates for a long time like you have, your body's physiology has been altered.
Avatar m tn I have been on hydrocodone on and off for the past year. I went to the dentist and had some dental work done and was given a script for about 24 pills. Went back to the dentist to have a root canal and same thing. I took them because I liked the way they made me feel. From then on I found different ways to get them. Soon I found myself up to about 10-12 pills a day. This will be my 4th time detoxing and will be the last. I just can't go through it again.
1549092 tn?1297049911 As far as I know, the medications perscribed by a doctor to help with withdrawals are methadone or suboxone, they are a synthetic opiate and are supposed to block the pleasure receptors the real opiates give you making you not want any. Which, from what I hear, these are real ***** to get off of as well. Some say it is just trading one addiction for another.
Avatar f tn Okay, my name is Tracy and I'm 28. I'm addicted to Hydrocodone. I started taking them last year after having a bunch of dental work done. So here I am a year later still taking them. I buy them from an associate so I take anywhere from 5-10 pills a day(mostly 8) and they range from 5mg to 10mg. I loved the way they made me feel, I got through a whole year of school on them. Just recently I took some and couldn't get euphoria feeling anymore so I kept taking them.
Avatar f tn Or any remedies that could help me lessen the withdrawals or speed up the withdrawal time?? I've been taking anywhere from 10-16 hydrocodone 10mg pills every day.. How long will the withdrawals last? What day will be the worst?? What day will I start feeling better?? Can I do this on my own!?? I want to be successful & overcome this horrible addiction that is running my life & ruining my life..
Avatar f tn I don't wanna be at work going through withdrawals. I'm already EXTREMELY irritable and have a short temper. The hydrocodone is obviously the problem. And I've known This for a while, the first step I WANT to take is to tell my grandma but I don't want her to blame herself, it's not her fault and I know that- I could have easily said "no, I don't need any, I'm fine" but all the things I've heard about drugs as a kid was all true. You can get sucked in in the blink of an eye.
Avatar f tn But wouldn't a CT scan show damage?? I have gotten through the worst of this withdrawal... But I'm scared to do any kind of exercise... I just take my 1mg ativan and go to work and grind my way through it... I don't have any energy to play with my kids... just sit on the couch all weekend... (which causes more depression) scared if I do any physical activity... It'll cause me to have those scary symptoms.... somebody please give me some advise!!!
Avatar f tn Tell yourself that's what it is and be gentle with yourself. The anticipation of withdrawal is way worse than the withdrawal itself. If you surrender to it instead of fighting it, it will go much easier. Some things that can really help are Clonidine. A BP med commonly used in opiate detox. I've done two and found that it cut my symptoms in half. I jumped off a very high dose of 100 mg of oxy and 40 mg of hydro. I was very sick for 5 days and pretty housebound for 7.
Avatar m tn We are here for you every step of the way and can help suggest remedies to ease your withdrawal symptoms. Please stick around and keep posting. Good luck to you! You can do this!! Please take care of yourself and try to keep your head up.
Avatar n tn I am not sure how far along I am yet but I will see my doctor next week. I have been taking Hydrocodone 10/650 for about a year now for my hip/back pain. I had been taking it more frequently the past month because the pain became unbearable.My back pain is getting worse each day and I have heard from some people that it is safe to take hydro in low doses while pregnant, but I just wanted to get some input before I see my doctor.