Trying to get off pain pills
A generic question deserves a generic answer.
Pure opiates 4 to 5 days
Buprenorphine (also an opiate made from Thebaine (sp?) is 7 to 8 days
Methadone (synthetic) is 22 days
Fentanyl (synthetic) 4 to 5 days
Tramadol (synthetic) 10 days
This applies to the acute phase of withdrawal in the above drugs. It takes 6 months to a year to feel properly human again (where you can go for a swim in the ocean without dying of cold).
Talk to your pain Doctor about this as Buprenorphine patches (aka Norspan) are exellent for a 6 week pain free detox.
Good luck. :-)
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