- Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal and their Remedies

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Managing Withdrawals with Vitamins, Supplements, and Amino Acids

Symptoms of withdrawal commonly include:
(remedies listed below)

    Depending on the severity of your dependency, you may not experience all of these symptoms, or you may experience some more than others. The duration of your symptoms depends on the opiate you’ve used most during the previous 3-4 weeks. The intensity of your symptoms depends on both the opiate you’ve used most, and your dose. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and supplements are key to the detox process.

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    Heroin withdrawal is the most acute, beginning approximately 9-12 hours from your last dose. Methadone withdrawal is the most long lasting, beginning approximately 24-30 hours from your last dose. The onset of Vicodin, Percocet, Dilaudid, and OxyContin withdrawals fall somewhere in the middle.

    Commonly Used Over-The-Counter Remedies:

  • Diarrhea: Imodium AD (loperamide) is, by far, the most widely used remedy to combat diarrhea. In addition, there are anecdotal reports that Imodium actually helps stave off other opiate withdrawal symptoms to a small degree, since loperamide is structurally similar to opiates (but it won't get you high, since it does not cross the blood-brain barrier).

  • Fatigue: See Supplements for more information on amino acid supplementation and adrenal support to combat fatigue.
  • Aches and Pains: Relief is most commonly found with Tylenol (acetaminophen / paracetamol), in doses up to 1000mg per 4 hours. Take care not to exceed 4000mg of Tylenol per 24 hours, as it is very hard on the liver. In addition, many people take Kratom, which has analgesic/painkilling properties. While not being a scheduled narcotic in most countries, nor technically an opiate, it has opiate-like characteristics. Kratom is a weak opioid-receptor agonist in itself, but withdrawing from Kratom is much more tolerable than withdrawing from most opiates, so it is useful as part of a 'taper'.

  • Nausea: Ginger capsules are commonly taken to reduce nausea, in combination or instead of the usual remedies for an upset stomach, such as Pepto-Bismol or Tums.

  • Loss of Appetite: As eating solid foods is commonly a challenge for those detoxing from opiates, many people find Ensure drinks useful as meal replacements. Filled with important nutrients, you can provide your body with the nourishment it needs without forcing yourself to eat solid food for at least the first few days of your detox.

  • Insomnia: See Supplements for more information on over-the-counter and herbal sleep remedies. One of the more effective natural sleep aids is a potent herbal remedy.


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