Topamax for opiate withdrawal

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Avatar n tn He also put me on something called Topamax which is used in hiher doses for anti-serusers but in low doses susspose to control cravings and of couse some valium.. Well This is the 7 day and I still feel like ****. I am sleeping so much, no energy I stoped the cattapress and the valium still use the durseyl for sleep and taking a ssri Celixia. My question is how much longer will I feel like ****. In the past it only took a few days and I was fine but this time its really bad.
Avatar f tn I have been reading posts on this site for all 9 days of my withdrawal from Codeine. One thing I haven't noticed a lot is referral to the use of other medications. I was receiving lots of medication for treatment of my migrances (which have improved drastically over the last month). Looking back, I am amazed that the doctors kept adding medications and that no one said to me "you're addicted and it is making you sick.
Avatar n tn yes i been on topamax for 6 mos foe mood and wellbutrn xl i take both and i lost 14lbs in 5 mons
Avatar f tn i have been presribed 10 mg oxycontin per day and 5 mg oxycodone for breakthrough pain for the past few years from my pain management doctor. i also take topamax for migraines. i take only one 10 mg pill per day and between 1-3 oxycodone per day depending on my pain levels. (i have multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia) anyway, lately i have been experiencing something i find strange. my headaches are suddenly out of control to the point whre my head feels like its going to crack.
Avatar f tn I also found out that the meds ( Topamax )that the neurologist had me on for my essential tremors have really bad side effects and weight loss is one of them, and I had stopped taking it about a week before I started detox and my PCP told me I should have been tapered off that too !!! Who knew, I stopped because it was not really helping. The neuro never said anything about the bad side effects. I'll deal with my essential tremors and shake rather than put another drug in my body !
Avatar n tn so my withdrawal symptoms (fatigue, exhaustion) got worse..........anyway, thanks for everything, you guys are great.
Avatar n tn so it's really a no-choice situation... but for him to say he's had NO patients that complained of withdrawal symptoms after tapering off zoloft even in the correct time frame its supposed to be done? That is a downright lie. Everyone I ever spoke to who took it, had a terrible time getting off of it! And the idea that your doctor wants you to get your system "clean" before starting a new drug is total BS. You can start something right away. My guess is you need to change doctors..
Avatar n tn And plus I was told not to worry about it because it wasn't addictive or dangerous so it was great well needless to say it was the beginning of a very long nightmare for me .
Avatar m tn Bounce-back pain (I think they've called it here) is common when withdrawing from opiate pain-killers. It can be more severe that the original pain for which the medications were used. This could also be your problem. Are you working with a medical practitioner on your tapering, or doing it alone? I, personally, have been going it alone, and today I feel like my back is breaking, and that's not what I took Tramadol from in the first place...I took it for pain in my knees.
Avatar m tn Actually it is Clonidine, it is used to lower blood pressure, but does provide some relief for opiate withdrawal. It is not addictive, or at least that is what the doctor told me. But she told me the withdrawals would be mind too! And Subutex and Suboxone are the same. The only difference is Suboxone has an ingredient added called Naloxene to prevent crushing the tablet and injecting it. I never used IV drugs, so they gave me Subutex.
Avatar f tn It was the worst thing i ever experienced, way worse than the opiate withdrawal and i had no idea being on for such a short time.. it was horrible may not help much, just my .02 time heals all wounds...
252556 tn?1189759431 every couple of days or so. Listed below are suggestions for detoxing and quitting an opiate addiction. They are just suggestions compiled from the detox plans of people that have gone through cold turkey detox before. They are just that, suggestions, and any detox plan is best when done under a doctor's care. Consult your doctor before trying any of the suggestions below. This is prewritten for anyone who is beginning, or planning on beginning, a cold turkey withdrawal to opiates.
Avatar n tn can topomax be used for opiate (percocet) withdrawal? I have heard that ultram is good for that but then you are addicted to the ultram. I also heard neurontin is helpful and that topomax is similar so I wondered if anyone had tried topomax for withdrawal.
Avatar n tn The best way out is at a clinic where they start you on clonidine patches (for narcotic withdrawal symptoms) and a pretty high dose (around 40mg) of Valium, administered on a regular schedule, and gradually reduced over a week to 10 days. They generally give you access to a jacuzzi, which will help with the body aches.
Avatar n tn Suboxone is suppose to smooth you out, and says to stay away from sleeping meds and certain antidepressants. And than throw in Topamax for mirraines and is used for seizures as well. It seems like they would give the Sub a chance and deal with the other issues if they develope. Not to scare you tulipsd but in early withdrawal it's hard to tell whats real pain or not when coming off opiates.
1337431 tn?1280959499 There aren't a whole lot of options in pain management, particularly for patients who have trouble in general with opiate therapy. There are several options for long-acting meds and they are no better or worse than any other opiate medication. The reason they are used for chronic pain is because they don't have tylenol in them. If you continue to take percocet the way you are now, you run a big risk of damaging your liver.
Avatar f tn My affectionate term for my psych dr, who I have seen for many years, and trust immensely. If, after time, my anxiety is still disabling, we will treat. But like measuring your pain level, he told me we can't get an accurate reading of my anxiety.. Yet. He truly believes time will heal. I need to mentally get over the move and quitting. Hope you are seeing a good Dr that you trust. One hour at a time!
Avatar n tn But if you can try Topamax for preventattive and perhaps Fioricet for breakthru pain (its a barb, not an opiate). That way you can also minimize rebound headaches. So my thing is opiates- I have a longstanding script for klonopin which I take as directed and NEVER overuse. They do nothing but knock me out and reduce anxiety. Barbs do nothing for me either except kill my migraine. I dont' drink at all. I HAVE TO STOP TAKING OPIATES. So...
1656178 tn?1302792518 It's actually Fiorinal, and I should add, that I am on Topamax (an anti-seizure) for migraines (kinda like an oxymoron,eh? lol) Vicki- yes - why does it call your name so much? I have NEVER had a problem with anything else before. I could use anything else and it not affect me, other drugs - painkillers - even make me sick! Why is this like my "crack?" I don't get it! It's so sad, because if I stay down this road- it will kill me, it's so not good for me.
Avatar n tn They provided me with clonodine (great for the heebie jeebies), serequel (for anxiety) and trazadone (for sleep). Fortunately all of those make you drowsy, so I was able to sleep most of it off (something I did not enjoy at home during a few half-baked attempts). Once 24-hr elapsed, I received the first dose (pills) of suboxone. I wasn't exactly kicking my heels, just a hell of a lot better than I was 30 min before (a wreck).
Avatar f tn She has been taking them for maybe 7 months. She also does not see a dr for her epilepsy, she claims that she is on topamax for it and they were going to put me on that for migraines. I just don't see how this happened. I take them and I can go without taking them and nothing happens. She only went half of the day and this happened.
Avatar f tn The withdrawal from the stopping of Flexoril has been the most horrible "cluster/migraine" headaches i have ever felt...especially upon wakening.
709686 tn?1277435759 If you are afraid of quitting Norco cold turkey because of the withdrawal, then you will find yourself on subxone for a long time cause suboxone withdrawal can be for many pure he11. I have had withdrawal from almost all opiates (except methadone) and nothing can even compare to the misery I went through kicking a 2 1/2 year sub maintenance. That being said, it can be useful to use in the short term for the first week or so of detox.
335728 tn?1331418012 Tammy -This is the one that my dr. is talking about. In April 2005 GW received regulatory approval for Sativex® in Canada for symptomatic relief of neuropathic pain in Multiple Sclerosis. In August 2007, Health Canada approved Sativex® as adjunctive analgesic treatment in patients with advanced cancer who experience moderate to severe pain during the highest tolerated dose of strong opioid therapy for persistent background pain.
Avatar m tn if you arer having migraines (which i've suffered from since i was 11 too) there are long-term preventative drugs called beta-blockers which were originally intended for high blood pressure. mine is INDERAL and it works wonders! more recently there is TOPAMAX. for an immediate migraine there is IMMITREX and 3 or 4 others in the same category called "triptans." as a coincidence, the neurontin or lyrica can also be for migraines in the long-term sense, as well as body pain.
Avatar f tn •Insomnia •Nausea •Headaches •Diarrhea However, the most worrisome side effect for quitting Lyrica too quickly is the return of seizures you had before going on the medication or the arrival of new seizures that you've never had before. These seizures can occur even if you weren't taking Lyrica for seizures. Lyrica withdrawal symptoms are generally nothing more than uncomfortable, though if you end up with seizures, it can be very problematic.
544292 tn?1268886268 When I came to withdraw from Tramadol, it was very hard to find anyone who was sharing that path. The War was fought alone for awhile. But then, others joined me and now we have the continuing Conversation. This is the place to be to get off and stay off Tramadol. Welcome Warriors!