I am trying to taper off of Percocet and have been reading about precipitated withdrawal. I am concerned and want to know exactly what this is. I have read a few posts that are confusing, so I hope someone can explain this in plain english for me.
Hi scaredandnervous, Well to put it mildly, you need to feel like hammered poop, basically.
You will be nauseous, cold/hot, sweaty, shaking, anxiety attacks, insomnia, awful diarrhea (eeewwww sorry)... I think that pretty much covers precipitated withdrawal.
Best wishes to you!
I may be wrong here but precipitated withdrawal occurs when someone takes suboxone or methadone too soon after stopping an opiate. If there is any opiate on the brains receptors sites when you take suboxone, you definitely will go into precip withdrawal because the 2 chemicals are fighting to gain coverage on the sites. It is like withdrawal on steroids,i.e really bad withdrawal. I think the term precipitated means that a person caused the worse withdrawal by taking a substance that caused this phenomenon. Google the Thomas recipe opiate withdrawal and look of the list and read the journal Thomas wrote about his experience stopping pain meds. Also, start walking or some other regular light exercise, it will help reboot the damaged neurotransmitters and receptors sites in the brain. It will also release endorphins that will make you physically and mentally feel better. You can start walking while you ween off.
hi,i hope it wasn't me that confused you. precipitated withdraw is when symptoms start to happen.then you get to a point where it's only gonna get worse. or full blown is when you are at as bad as it gets.example:eyes start to water,legs get jumpy or cramps in them,diarrhea,yawning,sneezing,gagging,it is from when these start,then they get worse.these are all symptoms of withdraw.so when you get 1 or more of these,then things get worse.
A rapid and intense onset of a withdrawal syndrome initiated by a medication by replacing a full opioid agonist with an antagonist or partial agonist. Buprenorphine would be a partial agonist. Naloxone, an antagonist, causes severe withdrawal when injected. Taken sublingually, Naloxone rarely causes any problems except in cases of hypersensitivity or allergic reaction.
To avoid precipitated withdrawal, the physically dependent patient must no longer experience the agonist effects of an opioid.
- Percocet Information for Consumers
- Percocet Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Percocet (detailed)
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