Lyrica for benzo withdrawal

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Avatar f tn Just continue to slowly cut down your dose and to help with the symptoms, maybe get some over the counter Valerian for sleep and sedation and chelated magnesium for muscle relaxation. When you take opiates for a long time like you have, your body's physiology has been altered. Your central nervous system has created a multitude of opioid receptors that all are screaming for endorphins (opiates) to fill them, but your body has now forgotten how to make them by itself.
5100586 tn?1363648354 I went to my doctor on Wednesday, and she thinks my symptoms at this stage of the game ( 43 days now) are more from the cymbalta than the lyrica, but they are very similar, almost identical, and are the most painful withdrawal situation I have ever been in. IT is lke being in opiate and benzo withdrawal at the same time, I have thought that I was going to die. Anyway, I am feeling better today thank goodness.
Avatar f tn ambien is a better choice for sleep than a benzo//but peeps with a benzo tolerence usually do not respon well to ambien as they r chemically related as is lunesta Some even use muscle relaxers as most r not habit forming with the exception of Soma..sounds like ur dr is doing a good job helping u out here...but 4 mgs of sub is a large dose to Jump off at...most go down to 2 mgs then slivers of sub before jumping off....4 mgs is alot of sub...
17365575 tn?1456044285 I've been on Lyrica for several years do to nerve pain, and the withdrawal when I've gone off is brutal.
986593 tn?1283535811 Lyrica is not an anti depresent and isnt a norcotic or a benzo. Very safe to take and normally not an addictive drug physically. it is used for nerve damage patients. it tells the brain not to send to many electical pulses to the receptors. It is very safe to use and seems to work for the purpose it was perscribed for, rls. But yes with any addict you do need to be careful with any drug.
Avatar n tn i was scared crapless...clonidine unfortunately is great for opiate wd but for benzo wd it wont be as helpful, it may help the restlessness youll ahve and maybe the rebound insomnia youll experience...gabapentin or lyrica(pregabalin) are prescription meds that act on the GABA neurotransmitters that benzos also work on and can ease the wds quite a bit, lyrica is a predesessor of gabapentin and is about 50% can also look into hydroxyzine, soma, and baclofen...
Avatar f tn I have been taking norco for over 7 yrs for various things including fibromyalgia, well now its never enough and I take too many and keep running out. This time I have to wait 2 + weeks and my body is freaking out and I am in such pain and mental agony. Its been 4 days and still seems worse, now I have run out of my anxiety med, klonopin for sleep and am having severe withdrawls from both. Legs and arms shaking, vomiting, can't sleep, pain, and I can't say anything to the dr.
Avatar n tn The best way to detox is to have proffessional medical help, call your county hospital for a recomendation for an Addiction Psychiatrist, he will be able to perscribe the medications you need for withdrawal. Severe depression is common, because the Oxycotin kills off your natural dopamine levels in the brain; dopamine is the pleasure scenors in the brain, that make you enjoy food, make you laugh, and makes you enjoy sex. After continued use of Oxy's, which is an artifical dopamine.
Avatar f tn Nuerontin (gabapentin) is thought to help with both the sweats from withdrawal and peripheral pain........ I was already taking it so I have no baseline study to quote....... It certainly didnt hurt anything............
477600 tn?1211424759 I've been perscribed them for awhile and don't have the desire for abuse but you might. Day 4 got better for me but I'm reading alot of day 5-6 too. Then low energy and moods. I'm alot better the passed 3 days and feel a little better everyday. You can do this. If you can, ask your doctor for some Clonoprin. It's addictive but they gave it out both times my son was in rehab. Many people have posted that it can lower your blood pressure so be careful. Feel free to PM me anytime you need support.
Avatar f tn It's horrible and strikes at any time. The doctor prescibes my Lyrica for the pain but it doesn't do much, hence becoming a total pot head. I never really smoked it before, maybe a bit when I was wrong, now I smoke around a gram every dayIt really helped with th pain and the boredom of being off work but I'm getting sick of it because I don't want to be so foggy in the mind all the time.
Avatar m tn I figured, if that is what it takes to escape the horrible withdrawal effects for now, it's worth it. I can taper off the drug more later this year. NOW ON TO MY REAL PROBLEM, AND THE REASON FOR WRITING THIS POST. Even though increasing the drug back to the level I was at when I was not suffering any strong withdrawals, I am still having the dizzyness! To be honest, it's just as bad as yesterday. I don't have the nausea stomach sensations yet, because it's still only 10.
Avatar f tn I guess it's discouraging because I am not even close to hard withdrawal and it HURTS. I am going to be asking the doc for Lyrica and clonodine (I don't know if I am spelling it right).
Avatar n tn After he has adjusted to this dose and is withdrawal free then he should lower the fentanyl to 25 mcg/hr. Again when he has been withdrawal free for about a week then he should go down to 12 mcg. Then when he is ready he should stop. This will not be easy, but the withdrawals should subside in three to four days. Also his Doctor has a legal responsibility, he cannot just stop this medication, this is called abandonment, know your rights believe me he does.
1474625 tn?1371100679 Then was switched to Lyrica which seems to be more agreeable for me...One concern some have raised about the Lyrica which I ran across over in the Pain Management Forum is that for a few of those folks, the Lyrica had a bad habit of making them gain weight..Thats not a problem for me though. I have room for a few more lbs.. I do believe the Gabapentin, or Neurontin does help with wd's.
4823849 tn?1373661429 My first detox, I turned to more pills to deal with the symptoms. Ambien to sleep, Xanax to cope, Lyrica for the restless legs, etc. I turned myself into a zombie and yes, I made it through. But what I didn’t realize was that the Ambien was killing my energy; the Xanax was making me extremely anxious the minute it wore off; and the Lyrica gave me awful headaches. Here I thought it was the withdrawals causing those things. No, it was all those other pills!
Avatar n tn How long does hydrocodine show up in your system for a drug test. I take this drug for the pain I get with Lymes Disease. I'm starting a new job and they will ask for a drug test. How soon do I need to get off of them so it don't show up on my test. Thanks.
Avatar m tn I have been prescribed Ativan and other benzodiazepenes for withdrawal in the past, but I only tend to last a few weeks before going back to the poison that consumes my life. I have a prescription for something called Lyrica; it was prescribed to me for nerve pain I suffer from as a result of the car accident I was in.
Avatar n tn I am not a doctor, simply a long-time Rx opiate junkie who has had many opportunities to develop a way to detox. This is a recipe for at-home self-detox from opiates based on my experience as well as that of many other addicts. It is not intended as professional medical advice. It is always wise to make sure none of the recipe ingredients or procedures conflict with medications you may be taking.
Avatar n tn Kind of harsh - not my business I guess. Wouldn't the starting dose be dependent on what you're on? I mean it somebody's doing a gram of IV heroin every 4 hours and goes on methadone, they're going to start on a pretty high dose of methadone I would think. Anyway, I think treating a percocet addiction with methadone was huge overkill to begin with. My advice would be to stick on the suboxone since that helped with the methadone withdrawals, then taper taper taper, and finally wean off of it.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi! Welcome to Part 11! There's a huge number of posts on Tramadol recovery here. Please come in and make yourself Comfy!
429155 tn?1205676864 Oxycontin.- While awaiting the scan results I was given oxycontin for pain relief, this seemed to do the trick for 2 weeks, 10mg 2x a day, then things hurt again so up the dose went 20mg 2x a day, then 40mg 2x a day, then 80mg 2x a day and up to 120mg 2x a day, recognise the scenereo anyone??..
544292 tn?1268886268 com/Q/How_bad_is_Tramadol_withdrawal Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
Avatar f tn NEVER gave me a WITHDRAWAL timeline, medicine plan or ANYTHING to help me come off this demon patch.!!!! If not for all the information I am getting here from all of you BLESSED ONE's , I do not know what I would do. He left me with NO medical supervision on this, he just got mad that I was getting off the demon patch and would no longer be contributing to his income!!!
Avatar f tn I'm still going to take the night time vitamins as the withdrawal guide says to do and have been doing for the past 5 days. I'm too scared to take my ambien now. Been on ambien on and off for years because trazadone makes me sluggish. That's what they always try to prescribe PTSD patients but it makes me feel like I'm walking through mud all day. So they keep me on ambien for sleep cuz it does the trick for me (at least until I started going through WDs).
Avatar f tn I was prescribed Requip for RLS, which I had so bad with my Tramadol withdrawal, I would rock and bounce for hours during both the day and night. I had RLS for at least 6 hours or more a day for almost a month. I took the Requip for the first 40 days, now I take it 2x a week. My doc said after I hit 2 months or more off the opiates, we can talk about me jumping off the Requip all together.
Avatar n tn I took neutontin for my headache which started after a benzo and alcohol withdrawal about 20 years ago. It does help the pain, but it didn't cure anything. In fact, I felt more out of control and more panic attacks ensued. So I stopped at about 600 mg. But I may start a low dose again. This Gaba thing really has me wondering if I should not just get a bottle of Gaba and take just that after I taper off Klonopin....and not use the neurontin or the other drugs...I do see a doctor tomorrow.
220965 tn?1189759423 I know that doesn't sound like a lot compared to what a lot of people are on but the withdrawal is still unbearable for me anyway. I recently found out I am pregnant and have for the last week been trying to quit cold turkey and have been failing miserably. I feel like such a selfish, low life, piece of scum but my withdrawal symptoms are so intense I keep giving in within 24 hours.
Avatar f tn It's strange I had been seeing her for for 6 years before my first drug test. I take methodone and lyrica. I take lower doses than prescribed, so often call in weeks later after it's due. I called in for my meds and she was out of town. The Neuro there wouldn't write my meds until I took a drug test, so I took it. I walked in the place next door, was given a pee bottle, no paperwork, nothing. I even asked about it and was told just to pee. So I did and left.