I am trying to quit taking my hydrocodone after 4 years nearly straight with rare and very short lived breaks... I have persistent nervousness and occasional panic attacks that are more so with taking the hydros... My question is; do AD's help with the effects of W/D symptoms from opiates. Use has driven me into depression which is not somewhere I normally live. Anyone have experience w this same thing??
Yes, as helpmehawaii as pointed out, an antidepressant can help with the depression and anxiety that may accompany opiate withdrawal. In fact, there is a name for this condition called Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS. You can go to:
There are many antidepressants from which your doctor can choose. Best to discuss your actual symptoms with him/her to find the right one for you. It can take upwards of a month for the antidperessant to work and you may have to try different ones to find the best fit so have to be patient on this process.
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