Hydrocodone withdrawal systems

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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.
430403 tn?1204081539 Help with withdraws from Hydrocodone by JDub26 Send Message View Profile JDub26 26 years old Radford - VA , 7 minutes ago Ok well I really don't know what to put, this is my first time on this website I was just looking around to see what would help me with the withdraws. I had cancer 5 years ago and the dr put me on hydrocodone 10/500 mg. I was taking 6 a day like the dr told me to do. Even the days that I'm not hurting I've took them to make me feel better.
458212 tn?1206294850 I was prescribed oxycodone for back pain and then went back to hydrocodone. I did have some withdrawals from the oxycodone when I switched back over. I think it is a stronger medication and could explain that. Even if you taper you may still have some form of withdrawal symptoms. But like you said, it could be from the infection.I would have thought it would have healed by now. Maybe ask the dentist about this. Ask him how long the pain should last and maybe if there is anything else going on.
Avatar m tn I've been taking around 30-40mg of hydrocodone daily for about 4 months. Today is day 2 of completely stopping. I know the withdrawals could have been worse, but my main symptoms are the stomach pain and muscle aches. The muscle aches started last night while trying to sleep and they are starting again right now. It feels like my muscles in my arms and legs need to be stretched out but when I try to stretch them (to the point of shaking my entire body), I get no relief at all.
Avatar n tn I, like others, have taken Ultram. It certainly will keep the withdrawal symptoms of hydrocodone away, but only causes its own. I am just curious for any responses; I want to quit this, but I know if my doctor calls back and I have a prescription, I'll be at the pharmacy within 30 minutes... I guess this is a cry for help, so Help!
403399 tn?1201836695 The one thing that causes more problems and is a dangerous feature of tramadol is not accounted for is that on top of its weak opioid features it also acts as a rapidly-short acting anti-depressant working on the serotonergic systems and the norandrenergic systems, therefore if a large amount of tramadol is taken when someone is already on a SSRI anti-depressant(they work on the serotonin sites) there is the chance of the horrible Serotonin Syndrome where to much serotonin is released and could
Avatar f tn Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could answer this to me, Ive been addicited to hydrocodone (Perks mostly and oxys) for a couple years now, it never was so bad until after I had my first son, and was taking some for pain, During my sons pregnancy I was only taking about 5mgs a day everyday for the first like 6 months and then stopped, And he was born completly healthy, But since hes been born ive been doing a prescription of 40 perks in a couple days, Im currently pregnant with my second baby
Avatar f tn So, here I am contemplating (on on the forced edge of) withdrawing from hydrocodone. I am a moderate to severe user. I burn through 75 10/325 in less then 2 weeks plus 90+ tramadol 50s and as many 5/500s I can get my hands on. Yes, I have chronic pain. I have disc degeneration, recurring debilitating sciatica, scoliosis, severe curvature of spine, chronic migraines etc etc etc. I do require the meds I take but I realize I take WAY more then necessary.
Avatar m tn While you should not be having any withdrawal symptoms at all while switching from hydrocodone to Fentanyl, it is easy to see that your anxiety is severe. You seem to be obsessing about your medication and possible related drug dependence, which is of course, understandable. There is a difference in drug dependence vs. drug addiction.
Avatar n tn 5 mg steps and completely wein myself off of the hydrocodone with no serious withdrawal symptoms? I understand this gets harder to do as the dose gets smaller. Should I break the tablets in half and taper in 3.75 mg steps? I'm sure there are people reading this who have tried this, and I would appreciate hearing about your experiences.
Avatar n tn I founnd it easier to switch to hydrocodone when I was at a low enough dose of the oxcontin to ease the withdrawal systems. Good luck, you are down to a fairly low level of opiates. These last few weeks will be easier if you switch to the shorter acting meds prior to getting off completely. Good luck, you have come a long way.
Avatar n tn After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
Avatar n tn I recently quit cold turkey (despite having to work and be a wife and mom)and am on day 6. The withdrawal has gotten better, but I think that I fear the night time the most. I just can't seem to sleep.....almost at all. Any idea how long this will last? I know that I am strong in that I have made it throught the worst part of this whole thing....having to function normally through most of this, but I cannot keep going with such little sleep.
Avatar n tn My question, is it better to reduce the dosage quickly (say over 6 days) and endure the sterss of all the withdrawal symptoms and be back to normal sooner or to do a slow letdown and minimize the withdrawal symptoms? Also any estimates of how long the slow method could take?
Avatar n tn Get help, trying to do this in secret will only add more stress & and then if your like me I gave in to taking a few to deal with the withdrawal systems. Eventually I was hooked again. You will be surprised at how many close family or friends will understand & support you through this. Today I still take Vicodin for pain.
Avatar n tn I, like others, have taken Ultram. It certainly will keep the withdrawal symptoms of hydrocodone away, but only causes its own. I am just curious for any responses; I want to quit this, but I know if my doctor calls back and I have a prescription, I'll be at the pharmacy within 30 minutes... I guess this is a cry for help, so Help!
Avatar f tn I feel like the hydrocodone is controlling my life. I can't stop taking the pills. I know I need to stop but I can't, I have absolutely no will power. This addiction has really got a hold on me and it won't let go. Deep down inside I know that once I get past the 5+ days of physical withdrawals all i'll have left is the psycological part...but I just can't stop using, I don't know what it is...it's like a force outisde of my body is controlling me. Addiction is a monster to me!
Avatar n tn Our source has run out of the oxys. She has some hydrocodone, but I am wondering if hydrocodone and oxycodone are interchangeable as far as weaning down goes. In other words, will we go through full withdrawals from the oxy even if we are substituting the usual dose (or an even higher one) of the hydrocodone? This is an early "forced" detox since we have 4 days scheduled off from work on Feb. 14-17 that was earmarked for those detox days. Now we are screwed!!!
Avatar n tn An online search brought me here and I see I'm not alone. I understand everyone's systems and bodies are unique but if there a general idea of how long these symptoms will last? Weeks? months? Thanks.
Avatar n tn First-about me. I have been taking hydrocodone products on and off for about 5 years. I have been taking them DAILY for about 16 months-Vicodin ES and Vicoprofen mostly. I am at the point now where I take about 10 a day. I am just wondering, what is this doing to my body? My heart, brain, liver, kidneys etc. Also, we just found out my wife is about 6 weeks pregnant.
Avatar f tn I'm also taking vitamins/minerals, lots of Motrin, drinking water, taking hot baths, and resting. I read Thomas' guide to withdrawal and it sounded like my own regimen years ago! But he doesn't specify how many benzos/how often?? Does anyone have any tips/info? It would be very much appreciated as I'm at day 1 1/2 and definitely feel like I'm dying of the flu here....although fortunately, feel as if I'm in high spirits.
Avatar n tn On average hydrocodone withdrawal peaks at 72 hours and gets better between days 7-10. There is a direct correlation between the length of time and amount of hydrocodone taken and the length and severity of withdrawal. So I would expect that by day 7 or 8 you will be feeling much better.
Avatar n tn I have been off and on opiates for a few years. Hydrocodone is pretty much my pill of choice, mainly because I have access to 240 10's a month at cost. Its funny how having this supply makes me use less. I like to stop for a few weeks or evrn months at a time. W/D's are always tough. Colonidine is also something that I have access to. As far as it helping with W/D. It really does help, mind you this does not get you high.
Avatar f tn My husband was on 14 pills/day of hydrocodone (7.5 mg) & quit CT 16 days ago. He's freaking out because it's day 16 & he feels like s--t. Gets up in the AM & is pretty good for 3-4 hours, then it hits. Chills, sweats, sneezing, stomach upset, headache, & it lasts all day. Doesn't sleep all that well either. He's despondent, lethargic, depressed & is talking about giving up. Is this normal? Why is it taking so long?
Avatar n tn How long do you think I should wait for the oxycontin withdrawal to finish before I start reducing the number of hydrocodone that I take each day? I am prescribed 8 a day, but I have always only taken 6... my prescription actually read: 2 tablets every 6 hours. I never took two tablets. I always took one every 2 1/2 or 3 hours during the day and fewer at night for the breakthrough pain. Had I taken two, they would have NEVER lasted 6 hours. They only took off the edge anyway.
Avatar n tn I'm afraid that i won't be able to get down the vitamins that i would like to take to make the withdrawal symptoms easier. Plus, when i'm in withdrawal, i can't eat. My health has suffered through these times of drug-use, my weight is already very low. I can't afford to loose any pounds. I know it's going to be hard to get healthy food down. When i'm hurting, if i can get any food down, it's sweets. Basically, i'm afraid of getting to weak! I am past nervous about all of this!
Avatar n tn Keep drinking fluids until your going to burst and eat good to this helps flush our systems out. Get exercise too.. Myself I hate this part but the more we exercise the better we feel.. I hope I helped some it take along time to get our minds and bodies back. But it took along time to get us where were at too.. Hang in there it does get Easier and better over TIME!!!!! Ill be praying for you. God Bless.. J.E.W.