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What happens when you are going through withdrawals from morphine?
FOR THE PROCESS OF THIS ANSWER WE ARE GOING TO CONSIDER THIS A LONGTERM HEAVY USER. Morphine withdrawals or DT's (delirium tremens is the medical name ) starts out as severe body-aches, head aches, just pain in general and will progress to cold sweats nausea and sever diarrhea. These symptoms can and for most people do last several days. If you are a heavy user either do not quit or wean yourself gradually by cutting the dosage down over days or weeks if you have the luxury. Never ever go cold turkey if You wish to avoid the DTs. This is speaking from 20 years of elicit opiate use.
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Yes - If they have had a volume of alcohol in their system for a time then the body can be physically dependent and physical withdrawal can occur - sweats, shakes, seizu…res, dt's etc.
Yes but only when on very high levels of opiates. I stopped my drug vacation (such a pleasant term for being in the thrawls of addiction lol) at a point where I was putting up… the nose around 240mg (3 oxy 80's) per day. I had been taking that much for about a week. (The week prior I had taken 160mgs a day by insufflation(nose) for one week before my habit increased by 80mg. And prior to that I had taken about a half of an 80 to maybe a whole one by mouth for a year and a half...the moral of this tangent was that insufflation makes it way harder an increases your tolerance infinately very quickly) Anyway after taking that much for a week I took 2mg of suboxone after 24 hours in withdrawal. I felt quite a bit better but still pretty crummy for maybe four days...two or three of which were very uncomfortable and I was constantly tossing and turning with absolutely no appetite. I would have increased my dosage of the suboxone but I bought them off a friend and not from a doctor and could not afford to buy more so I did my best to space em all out. I would have guessed that 8mg at this time however would have helped me completely. My former "giver of drugs" (sorry this website wont let me use any other terminology for that person calling it obscinity) and a friend from rehab unfortunately had a tolerance and habit for opiates that sadly far exceeded mine. The "giver of drugs" was up to sometimes 12 Oxycontin 80's per day up the nose mostly, and the friend from outpatient was a bundle a day heroin addict. They had used subs before and didnt watch their intake because they knew they always had that safety net and wouldn't have to deal with withdrawals. Boy were they wrong. At the point they were at they both were beyond what the suboxone could do. Both of them were taking 24mg of suboxone in one hour and still couldn't stop their withdrawals. So for anyone out there that believes that the subs will always be your safety net no matter how bad your addiction gets, be careful because I have seen twice now that this in not the case.
yes if u take adderall for months without giving ur body a break it would produce sum withdraw symptoms. The most noticedable 1s are u are sleepy all the time and u keep on mu…nching. Ive been on adderall for 2 months str8 30mg everyday ive havent experienced withdraws so idk i might just be the 1 of the lucky 1s
do not take dilaudid for morphine withdrawals.this is ascenine..U will simply start your detox over being how dilaudid is 4 to 5 times stronger than morphine accroding to mgs.… It will stop your withdrawals and when that pill has worn off you will be in worse shape than you started. Dilaudid is just as or more addictive than morphine.Hope this helps.hang in there I'm on day 4 of morphine withdrawals myself...just hang tight i know it sux but you can do it.. ---- Also a major factor that makes Dilaudid unsuitable for treating morphine withdrawal is, like morphine, it has a short half-life and relatively short duration of action. The longer acting opioids (such as methadone) are used for tapering and maintenance because they require less frequent dosing and stay in the body longer, thus creating less harsh withdrawal symptoms.
It really depends on how long you are taking the drug and what strength you are taking. If you are a regular user of Oxycontin 40 mgs. say 2-3 a day, for several months, withd…rawl can be for several weeks, it will be like having the flux10 with weakness, chills and hot sweats, diarrhea, nausea and severe vomitting. TRy to find a doctor who is able to prescribe suboxone. you will be able to wean off the narcotic with this medicine with minimal discomfort the only problem is not all doctors are certified to prescibe this drug and it can cost 7-10 for one pill without insurance. Good luck. Best to limit your use of Oxycontin so you don't get the chip, Jones or habit!
Morphine Sulfate withdrawals are the same as most any other opiate/opioid (with some exceptions and slight variations). Opiates/opiates come from the Poppy plant, or are synt…hetic derivatives, and Morphine is found in raw opium directly. Morphine withdrawal symptoms (or Opiate withdrawal symptoms in general) are as follows: Sweats, Chills, Muscle Aches, Diarrhea, Vomiting/Nausea, High Blood Pressure, Fatigue, Restless Leg Syndrome (leg aches), Insomnia, Severe Depression, Heightened Sensitivity to Pain, Dysphoria, Muscle Spasms, Allergy Symptoms (yawning, watery eyes, sneezing). They generally last for 5-10 days, with some symptoms lasting longer (insomnia, depression, fatigue). Morphine withdrawals are exactly like Heroin withdrawals, because they are almost exactly the same drug. In fact, the proper chemical name for Heroin is Diamorphine. When heroin is ingested and reaches the brain, it is turned into morphine. Morphine (and Heroin) are in a class of drugs called opiates, which are used medically to relieve pain. Morphine Withdrawals are very painful, but are NOT deadly unlike Benzodiazapine (Valium, Xanax, Klonapin, etc.) and Alcohol withdrawal. There is plenty of information online about Opiate withdrawals, so any further information is just a click away. If you or someone you know is going through Opiate withdrawals, good luck and stay strong. If you aren't, you never, ever want to go through it. It was one of the most painful experiences of my life. Benzo and alcohol withdraw is not DEADLY. Also heroin is not used medically to relieve pain. The withdrawal symptoms are right though. As having gone through it personally a few times the worst and most prominent are probably Restless Leg Syndrome, insomnia, diarrhea, sweating, and pretty severe back and leg pain. It'll dumb down every day for about 4 days, and then you'll be fine.
There is no real way you can help them, just support them make sure they don't get back on the drug if it's bad enough slowly get them off the drug yourself by giving them sma…ll doses. Withdrawal is a hard place to be you want to go back to the drug more than anything to make the pain go away.
As morphine is classed as an "opioid" it can cause hallucinations during administration and after withdrawal.
It depends on how much u do..but sometimes it will last 4 days and other times it can last up to 2 weeks
You only try something like this with a doctor handy! You will need medication to help you overcome the powerful withdrawal symptoms caused by using illegal drugs. Your doctor… or a drug treatment clinic will be only too happy to help you get your life back on the right track and get rid of this awful habit!
It depends on the patient, the strength of the medication, how long you've been taking them, and your overall dependence/tolerance level. Generally, the longer you've been tak…ing it and the higher the dose, the stronger the withdrawals are. How long they last is different for each person, but regardless you should never stop and do it cold turkey. Aside from the extreme pain and discomfort, you risk other problems and serious injury to yourself if you're not being supervised or monitored through the process. The easiest way is to use a system of Incremental Dose Reduction. While I've written about it many times here on WA, I posted a How To on E-How last month that has the step-by-step procedure you can follow that will help you. If you don't want to do it that way, you can always ask your doctor for withdrawal drugs like Suboxone. The problem with those though, is that it's just another drug you'll eventually need to stop taking as well. IDR gets you to the point where you can stop taking them altogether. You can see the procedure here: http://www.ehow.com/how_4722205_reduce-opiate-dosage-minimum-withdrawal.html
it helps somewhat definitely better than nothing but not real strong or euphoric or anything like that.
i am currently going through morphine withdrawal. it is 7:30 am and i am entering my 10th day of withdrawal. if anyone would have told me it would go on for this long i dont k…now if i could have done it. day one was very uncomfortable but after the 24 hr mark hit all holy hell broke loose. from hr 24 to hr 80 of complete abstinence of ms contin aka morphine sulfate (was using 90 mg daily) i experienced the worst hell of my entire 45 years of living. if i hadnt had my sponsor with me the entire first 80 hrs including sleeping (hahaha didnt sleep for first 6 days!!) with me in bed i GUARANTEE i would have gone back to the junk.....guaranteed. after about hr 58 i became so freaked out from the relentless intensity of the pain and lack of sleep i jumped out of bed at 3 a.m. and tore my bedroom apart scared the hell out of my sponsor and ended up kicking screaming and crying in the wreckage on the floor while she patiently cleaned the mess around me crying for me as well. after about 80 hrs of the most evil withdrawal imaginable the fire started to calm a little. i still felt ill as all hell but it made its way hr by hr out of dantes inferno and into pergatory which is where i have remained scince. i have been various levels of drug sick for 10 days now. working like this has been near impossible and i have slept 20 hrs in the last 10 days. scince hr 80 have felt like worst cold of my life, chills,sweats,bathroom issues,ravenous hungry but cant keep food in me,incessent sneazing, lost 7 lbs and was only 100lbs 2 start, insomnia and worst i think is my skin hurts like hell...my clothing kill my skin. it has been a waking nightmare but i am TODAY 10 days clean and after what i have been through i will NEVER turn back. i am not a strong person. if i can do this, YOU can do this, but you can not do this alone. count on 10 days of withdrawal at least with days 1 through 5 being some scary scary s-it. go to n.a. stay active through it. dont do it alone. good luck my fellow junkies.....
Is it possible to become addicted to eating flour and can you go through withdrawal if you stop eating it?
Answer Eating flour in food is not a bad thing.The main energy source of the brain is glucose ,which is derived from carbohydrates such as flour.Eating dry flour on its own… is peculiar, but I think you're talking about food that contains flour? Food does not have addictive properties such as drugs do.There are some rumours about sugar/ white flour being addictive, but that is a false theory and not scientifically proven. you might be lacking something in your immune system that makes you want to eat flower so you should talk to your doctor it's some nutrient in flour your body is missing so you should see your doctor so he can tell you what to eat so you can stop eating flour and eat the right foods to replace the urgency of eating flour. It will stop when you find out what the supplement of flour you need and you want go through a withdrawl you have to tell your mind that you just think you need the flour it's not the flour you need.
It can vary from person to person, but on average one would expect the worst to be over in 7 to 10 days with certain less severe effects like lack of sleep to go on much longe…r. It is the first 3 to 4 days that are the worst with a whole host of symptoms which make the withdrawal almost unbearable. A GP or drug dependancy professional should be consulted and a realistic plan of reduction tailored to the individuals needs put in place to avoid harsh withdrawal symptoms and the risk of failure.
I have decided to answer this question posted on your website: " How do you support the person going through Lexapro with drawls?" I have been on my computer for two an…d a half hours reading what others have written about their experience with the consumption, withdrawal and general experience with Lexapro. What you have shared is huge. It helped me to figure out that the doctors did not transform my brain or remove a portion of it while in surgery couple weeks ago. As a result I am motivated to try to answer the following question as someone who needs lots of understanding love and support to get through this difficult time. Please try to understand what they are going through and love them the same. Know they aren't crazy or obnoxious. They need your love and support so that they do not revert to using the medication. After taking 10mgs sometimes 20mgs of Lexapro for a period of four to six years for menopausal symptoms to keep my hormones balanced I grew fibroids, which resulted in a partial hysterectomy. With my MD's supervision, I weaned myself off the Lexapro almost simultaneously. Poor decision on my part. Now only three weeks after "Foot Surgery" and two weeks after the hysterectomy, I feel like a "zombie." I feel like an alien has inhabited my body and I was lost somewhere while under the influence of the anesthetic. Daily I wake wondering if the woozy , light headed, weird stomach and nausea will ever go away. It is very odd to feel so different, you have known yourself for all your life then suddenly in an attempt to resolve one problem you create a monster. I remember discussing my consumption of the Lexapro with my MD and asking it is addicting and he told me it was not. I beg to disagree... if it isn't, why do we have these awful withdrawal symptoms for so long? I have no experience with addictions but based on what I hear from drug addicts going through withdrawals, it sounds to me the same as what I am going through. I encourage any one considering the use of any of these drugs to do your research, be thorough, because in my humble opinion, it is not always worth fixing a problem with a potential problem. Have some frank "heart to heart" with your physician and unless you really need to. I would try some alternative treatments. Before spending the time this evening researching "Lexapro withdrawals" on your site, I was not sure if the snippy, vacuous, woozy , light headed, mood swings etc. was a result of my surgeries. In case you are thinking it, yes... I was nuts making these monumental changes all at once but I am a very strong and resilient woman, also I have time off work which allows me "healing time."
fell down Mexican pavers 2005 ER told nothing broken. 2006-7 severe sciatic pain L leg. Tried all txs sent to surgon,He did L 4-5 laminectomy 6-08. Sciatic pain gone but l…eft with severe back pain, from shoulds to coxxocy. then to Pain Managment, high doses of Norco left me crazy/depressed. Then Morphine 30mg 3X day Norco 5/325 2X day. Also had Spinal Neurostimulator placed 2/09, this has all worked for 5yrs,never asked for or wanted more Morphine, in fact did'nt want to go on it at all at first. Moved to new area in Nov 2013 waited for referal to new Dr who I first saw 3/18. Asked lots of questions, and had med records sent to him.I asked how did I get my meds,just go to pharm downstairs. Did on 3/27,told I needed paper script. Went to office he refused to fill saying referal to PMS sent. Saw NP in PMS office 4/24. Last Morphine taken4/2. Have been to ER 4/11-14-24-28-30 5!Xs 1 d