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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:04 pm 
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If a person was unable to get a prescription of suboxone and had been on it for many years, what can the doctor prescribe to help with withdrawl? I know that there is a drug that is also used for blood pressure that starts with an A. I cannot take that one as I am one of the few people that get night terrors side effect from that horrible drug. I am very curious on what can help.


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Okay I'll rattle a few off:

- Ibuprofen (muscle aches)
- Clonidine (blood pressure med - for sweating, watery eyes & runny nose)
- Valium (for muscle aches and anxiety - other benzos work but won't help the cramps as much)
- Temazepam (for sleep)
- metoclopramide (for nausea)

And in some countries:

- Doloxene (mild opioid - slight relief of all symptoms but can prolong detox slightly)

If you're unable to see a doctor, OTC meds:

- Ibuprofen (you'd be surprised how helpful these can be for aches).
Some people claim Ibuprofen + Codeine pills. Honestly, in opiate detox, I don't think the codeine makes any difference!
- Imodium (for diahrrea)
- Tonic water (this is a junkie's myth - for muscle cramps - I do think it helps a bit)
- Minimal / no caffeine.
- Warm showers.
- Persistence :D


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Clonodine is that evil drug that gives me the night terrors. There is another drug that starts with an a I am sure of. It is also addicting and I think it is used for alchoholic withdrawl symptoms. I hate the runny nose and the sneezing. Sudafed is the only thing that works well for me when it comes to that but I have high blood pressure and I am not supposed to use that. I would rather use the sudafed and take the chance.


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Withdrawal is one big night terror anyway, no?


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