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TOPIC TITLE: withdrawl
Created On 6/11/07 12:15 PM
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yaldatova613
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6/11/07 12:15 PM
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Hi Everyone.

I have a question for all you pain meds users. Did any of you use methadone/sabaxone (however you spell that one...) when it was time to wean from the opiates? If you did, was it painful? I mean, were you able to go to work and function normally on it?
I'm starting to look at that process now, (after many years of using pain meds) and I'm getting really confused with all the info that I'm finding. So I'd like to hear from 'real' people (both those that went cold turkey and those who used a methadone program) how the process was for you and why you chose to do it the way that you did.
Please send me any and all of your two cents (even if you only think that you have one cent to share, send that too cuz I'd like to make an educated decision and hear all the sides to this situation)

Thanks.
 
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BH613
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6/26/07 11:05 AM
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I withdrew from a massive dose of pain medications. Hopefully your doctor will help you come up with a plan that will be workable for you. I felt much more energetic during the withdrawal period! I also learned alternative stragegies to deal with the pain, but am so glad that I did. I had a hard time sleeping for a few weeks, but it was well worth it!
You can ask me any questions you want.
Hatzlocho,
Miriam
 
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tooyoungforpain
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6/16/09 2:42 AM
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I'm also interested in any info that you find about weaning off of narcotics/pain meds. I am only in my 20's and have been on narcotics for 6yrs! I took dilaudid 4-8mg every 4 hours and also a fentanyl (Duragesic) 75mcg patch every 2 days!!! The one important thing that I have to contribute is to NEVER go cold turkey! These are very strong meds and a person's body gets used to them. Stopping abruptly can be dangerous. Also, from experience (accidental) I know that withdrawal is awful It is a terrible feeling and a I felt like I was going to go insane! Pain management specialists have special methods for helping a person to wean off of narcotics while decreasing withdrawal symptoms. I had to recently go off of the Fentanyl patches because I was going into withdrawal by the second day. My doctor helped me with other meds to do this safely. Although I don't personally know much about Methadone, I do know that it is often used for narcotic dependence. I have heard that there in-patient programs for pain management & narcotic withdrawal, but I don't know if there are any frum ones - does anyone else know? In addition, there are psychologists/psychiatrists who specialize in pain management and can help ppl to go off of narcotics.

Refuah Sheleima B'Karov!!!
 
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