By: Reilly Johnson
“The Truth About Opiate Withdrawal”
Did you know the average user goes through opiate withdrawal 10 – 25x?!
What is opiate withdrawal?
Opioid Withdrawal is when ANY narcotic, opiate or prescription pain medicine like hydrocodone, oxycontin, percocet, heroin is taken regularly (at least twice a day) over a period of time (usually for min 3 weeks).
When should I expect opioid withdrawal signs and symptoms to begin?
You will usually feel opioid withdrawal symptoms between 4 – 24 hours after you’ve taken your last prescription pill, narcotic or opiate dose. The intensity of your withdrawal symptoms will depend on how much and how often you were using.
What are common opioid withdrawal symptoms?
Withdrawal from opioids leaves users in a GREAT state of physical, psychological and emotional pain. The pain and discomfort suffered can be brutal. Narcotic withdrawal symptoms are also commonly known as “Dope sickness,” and you can expect them to last anywhere from 5 – 30 days depending.
- extreme irritability
- loss of appetite
- body tremors
- abdominal cramping
- high blood pressure
- chills and flushing
- aches & pains in the bones and muscles
- muscle spasms from head to toes
- restless leg syndrome (RLS) x 100
- strong cravings
- strong feelings of vulnerability
- and plenty more …
How can I ease painful narcotic withdrawal symptoms?
Finding painkiller and narcotic remedies that work isn’t easy. That’s why I’ve prepared 3 articles detailing helpful withdrawal erasing tips below.