pain medication withdrawal - narcotics and opiods

Discussion in 'Pain Relief - Chronic Pain - Pain Meds' started by DuckForDinner, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. DuckForDinner

    DuckForDinner Level 1 citizen

    Ive always thought about about which pain reliever is the worst to stop cold turkey. I suppose theres lots of variables but in a broad sense which narcotic or opioid or artificial pain med is the worst to stop all of a sudden? Can any pain meds cause severe side effects if stopped suddenly?
     
  2. Luxembourg1

    Luxembourg1 Level 2 active citizen

    Dude, I've heard that Methadone, booze, and benzos in combination are the only ones that could possibly cause seizures or severe side effects. Other narcotics will make you wish you were dead for about 5 or 6 days, just joking- but you'll be fine. I take Methadone right this moment but I'm not worried about it. I'll be on pain medication for the rest of my life. If the time comes that I need to change to another drug I'm sure my doctor will make sure that the switch is as painless as possible. I was on Methadone once before for an entire year - 50mgs a day. My pain doctor changed me to Opana and I had no withdrawals at all.
     
  3. LAcounty

    LAcounty Level 1 active citizen citizen

    I had a friend who had a terrible experience with Methadone. I'm not sure if he is taking just enough dosage but he even considered suicide at one point so he decided to stop taking it and turned for another prescription from his doctor.
     
  4. DeadCat

    DeadCat Level 1 citizen

    I also take methadone for pain...I just started taking it 2 weeks ago. My health care provider says if I go any higher than 60 mg the breakthrough meds wont work...makes perfect sense to me. I just hope I'm never out in a situation where I have to stop out of the blue.
     
  5. Pizzahead

    Pizzahead Level 2 active citizen

    I took 150mgs of Methadone for several months and my breakthrough medicine still worked (3 percocets a day). I've never gone higher than 40mg oxycodone though and I don't know where the exact cut off is for the breakthrough meds to still work. I'm hoping my doctor will give me a breakthrough med soon.
     
  6. RayQ

    RayQ Level 1 active citizen citizen

    Quitting suddenly on Methadone (when drinking) can be very dangerous, oxycodone and alcohol not so much.
     
  7. StrEo323

    StrEo323 New Member

    Listen please its fact that most people on opioid medications should use proper doses to avoid health risks. However I been use-to with opioid pills for more than a few weeks, so I think im doing ok.

    This advice is just to escape severe symptoms of withdrawal and continue with proper doses.
     
  8. Pizzahead

    Pizzahead Level 2 active citizen

    no doubt about it the worst narcotic withdraw i have had is from methadone, but oxycodone and hydrocodone is easy. I was on methadone for 4 years 40 mg per day. it literally about got me. believe it or not the 2nd worst withdraw i have been through is Soma. werent as bad as the methadone but believe me when i tell you it was bad.
     
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  9. RocketGhost

    RocketGhost Level 1 active citizen citizen

    Methadone for sure just like stated above just the duration. I do not understand why anyone would be on that drug for 30days ++
     

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