I been taking dilaudid .4mg for a few days maybe 4 days once a day for maybe a few weeks less than a month I believe for rectal pain after surgery I don't want to use this med anymore, I was wondering how long the withdrawal phase will last or if I will get any symptoms. For such a low dose I never, never go over .4 mg in 12 hr periods every time I have used it. I was feeling a little scared because I stooped and today I felt myself breathing faster without having trouble breathing or shortness of breath, a little anxious and scared. I also at times feel overly excited or I should say starttled with common household noises. Am I withdrawing? If so how long dose it last for such a low dose, and frequency?
26 Apr 2012
First let me clarify, Dilaudid comes in a 4mg pill not a .4 mg pill. Anyway, if you have been taking one every 12 hours, then you may experience some withdrawal if you were to stop abruptly. I recommend you drop to 2mg once a day for a week before stopping. You may still have some mild body aches and diarrhea, but should be tolerable and may last upwards of a week gradually getting better.
- Dilaudid Information for Consumers
- Dilaudid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dilaudid (detailed)
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