I have tried with no luck to figure out why my pain management doctor has given me Clonidine to help withdrawal from pain killers. I am weening off percs and noticed it seems to take a bit of the edge off when I start to feel really bad. How is it that this helps? Know one knows so far, but would love some advice.
1 Nov 2007
I was given clonodine when I went cold turkey and here's what they told me...
Clonodine lowers your blood pressure. Some symptoms of wd are a rapid heart beat, anxiety, sweating... all of these symptoms are at least reduced by the drug.
At the Haight Ashbury Clinic in SF they stuck a patch on me so that I would get a slow and steady stream... made me a little spacey and tired but definitely helped with the wd's.
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- Clonidine Information for Consumers
- Clonidine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clonidine (detailed)
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