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User Reviews for Clonidine

Also known as: Catapres, Catapres-TTS, Clonidine ER, Duraclon, Jenloga, Kapvay, Nexiclon XR

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8.1/10 Average Rating

144 Ratings with 138 User Reviews

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Reviews for Clonidine to treat Opiate Withdrawal

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"How many mg are people taking? I have been on Oxy and Morphine for 15 years. I take 3-4 30mg Oxy and 2 100mg Morphine a day for back pain and Fibromialga. I want to wean down, but my dependence just isn't allowing it. Sweating, cramping, anxiety, relentlessness and everything else. I have a bunch of Clonidine I used to take, but it is .1mg. If I want to use it to wean myself off these meds so they are all I can think of instead of the pain, how much should I take? 6'1" 300lbs. Thanks all."

   
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Overcon (taken for 10 years or more) January 22, 2017

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"Ok, don't want to discourage anyone or step on any toes, but it didn't work for me. It really did nothing for my withdrawals or help to ease the anxiety at all, and if it did it was so minimal that I didn't notice. Took one tablet the first few days, nothing. Took two tablets in a second attempt to see if it could benefit me and all it made me feel really weird. I had to lay down, but not because it had a calming effect, just because it made me feel really weak and dizzy. It also gave me a dry mouth and gave me a really weird taste in my mouth. I'm glad people find them so helpful, but definitely not for me at all."

   
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Ambersmith1985 January 16, 2017

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"clonidine is amazing !!! makes ya tired as hell but would rather feel tired than sick as hell... a true life saver I have no cravings with just a bit stomach cramps and lost my appetite but again would rather feel like I have gas than go through withdrawals"

   
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gemmajace52 January 10, 2017

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"Clonidine works..period."

   
8.0

Chang671 January 5, 2017

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"As a functioning addict I Recently Entered Detox Program for a 10 year 110mg Methadone, nightly alcohol(wine,white1-2 litres) habit and 8 month dimenhydrinate(gravol) 750mg spread daily addiction. On day 6, havent slept a wink for 5 days. i was initially perscribed 80mg morphine sulfate 4 doses per day but was switched on day 2 to hydromorphone(dilaudid) 24mg for methadone, ativan for first 3 days for alcohol, seroqual 12.5mg for insomnia which was a disaster made me extremely groggy increased RSL and made feel like i was wearing concrete blocks on my feet, so was finally given .4mg Clonodine a welcome relief of RSL and Insomnia(2 thumbs to sky!!) Clonodine was the difference Highly recommend! On my way to drug free life(woohoo!)good luck"

FaithfullServant (taken for less than 1 month) December 26, 2016

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"So in the UK , you can get clonidine but not as opiate withdrawal , it's not even known about by my estimation by 90-95%u2105 of users , clinics , doctors , the alternative is Lofexadine , but to obtain this for a home detox is almost impossible , so after research clonidine is marketed as symptomatic treatment of the female menopause , thus meaning you can obtain it legally via online pharmacy facilities where you complete online consultation, then the meds are prescribed if you fit the criteria , seriously this medication is an absolute god send , I don't say this lightly but if you get the dosage correct , you will get 100% pain free withdrawal , you will be extremely drowsy and lathargic , watch your BP "

   
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Comfy numb (taken for less than 1 month) December 26, 2016

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"I have a long history of severe opiate addiction. My drug of choice was IV hydromorphone. I struggled with cravings when clean for years. In Feb this year I found a study which suggested that clonidine could be used as long-term therapy for stress-induced cravings in cocaine addicts. I asked my doc to try this on me and he did. I am on 0.1-0.3 mg 4 times a day. Have been for almost 10 months. Careful about low blood pressure at first. The first dose I took immediately eliminated my cravings, which I found incredible to believe. Not only did I not crave but I did not care. 2 months later also using the patch, I quit smoking. I don't crave cigarettes either, even around smokers. Highly recommended."

   
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nurse jackee (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 28, 2016

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"I was Rxd clonodine for my severe hypertension at .2 three times a day and it helped TREMENDOUSLY with my blood pressure AND my methadone taper. I also take Metoprol... So far it's working great!"

   
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sopranofan (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 26, 2016

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"I was on heroin and methadone for 12 years. I heard about clonidine from other addicts and asked my DR for a script. He gave me .2mg TID. It helped immensely w withdrawals. Still clean today almost 4 years. I take propanol also to help w anxiety but there are beta blocker withdrawals"

   
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Dattaperpete November 20, 2016

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"Made me feel like myself again pre drugs and honestly I'm thankful for it"

   
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Sssncn November 11, 2016

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"I've been on and off Tramadol for 12 years now. An on going battle. A year ago roughly I was prescribed clonidine for the withdrawals when I went to the ER cause I couldn't handle it anymore. It does help wondefully. However, if you take it for long periods like I have, you can't just stop it cold turkey!! There was an insurance issue to where I couldn't get my refill in time and the effects were horrible! Heart palpitations were beyond scary, shakyness, shortness of breath. Almost like withdrawing from opioids. Also intense anxiety. The reason now I still take them. Panic attacks. Horrible experience. I hope to be able to wean myself from this as well. Still struggling with staying off Tramadol too."

   
8.0

swordsgirl9 (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 10, 2016

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"I was severely injured in 2008. My L34 was snapped by a mental pt. at the state hospital I worked at for 27 yrs. It was christmas eve in the am. First I was on VIC'S, then the doc (he meant well), put me on OXY 5mgs. In between I was prescribed MORPHINE to try. Then we tried METHADONE. Then I was introduced to HEAVEN. Pure 20mg. OXYCONTIN tabs. I'll never forget the first morning I took the dose he prescribed 2 tabs every 6 hours.By the time I had a couple of cups of coffee, and got out of the shower I was "ROCKIN AND A ROLLIN" I was ready to go to work!!!!!!! 4yrs. later the party was over. He said NO more, he refered me to a methadone clinic. I had to retire. The clonidine helps a bit. But I was given Tramadol,it's the answer!!"

   
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R5347 (taken for less than 1 month) October 29, 2016

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"After being on Suboxone for 7yrs, Clonodine was truly what helped me get off. I was at 1-1.5mg for a year and pretty comfortably tapered down to.25mg every other day before jumping 10 days ago. I've taken .1mg at night and spread .05mg through the day if feeling any mild WD. My only real problem at times was some trouble sleeping days 2-5 and low energy towards the end of the work day, but dragging myself to the gym went a longgg way. I'm prescribed and take Adderall so I can't say for sure how much it's helped as well, but been super motivated nonetheless to the point of getting new job interviews DURING my first 10 days. Don't let the terror stories online scare you. Taper appropriately and stay active and things will be OK"

   
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Jon148 October 5, 2016

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"I was a heroin and oxicodone user for years. Do not take suboxone for heroin withdrawals it does not work at all it will make u take a trip to e.r. It does not work trust me. I had so much fear of stopping opiates because of the tremendous reaction going from heroin to suboxone that I stayed on oxy's. Well I went to detox and they gave me catapres and I had zero withdrawal symptoms. Trust me if u take heroin or opiates this medicine does and will work for you. It's a miracle drug. Don't let opiates ruin your life all you have to do is take this medicine and you will get your life back. Withdrawal symptoms had me so scared but I literally had no pain when I took this medicine. It works."

   
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Jimbos September 24, 2016

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"Bin on herion off and on for 25 years did the methadone thing for a year but got kicked out the program it's crazy I don't drink but when I was on methadone I started drinking beer eventho I wasn't useing herion .I don't have any health issues and don't use any uther drugs going cold turkey I have about 20 0.3milligrams of clonodines I'm goin in will update in a week or so!"

   
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IF 6WAS 9 September 12, 2016

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"I have been on suboxone for 5 years. I tapered slowly down to .5mg. I thought I'd be fine when I stopped. Nope. Had the usual symptoms of sub w/d. Pretty bad. On day 3 I called my Dr and demanded something to ease the pain and restlessness and nausea. He prescribed mW clonidine, gabapentin, and seroquel. I took the clonidine and gabapentin and slept for a lil while then woke up kinda like a zombie. I have to work tomorrow so I definitely will not be take anything before work. It did what it was supposed to do though. No muscle or joint pain. I'm relaxed and comfortable and I can finally sleep. So overall food deal. I may try just one or the other...clonidine or gabapentin. I don't wanna be the walking dead....."

   
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Heather119 (taken for less than 1 month) August 24, 2016

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"This medication saved me from all the horrible pain I was suffering. I stopped all the other meds (benzos and ambien) thanks to this med. it makes me tired but after a quick 30 minute nap I am ready for my day with no withdrawal symptoms. I am detoxing from suboxone and I am on day 8. Please try this medication if you are an opiate user and want to quit. Please do not get on suboxone. I was on it for 5 years. Yes, it changed my life and I am stable but for cheaper clonidine could have done the same and I wouldn't have to suffer another detox!"

   
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Seviya (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2016

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"Under treatment for 5 years for Peripheral Neuropathy & severe burning pain in toes, feet, ankles & lower legs. W/Pain doctor, used 30mg Oxycodone 3X/day + 1.2 grams of Gabapentin 4 times/day + (at max.) 20 mg of Methadone, 4X/day. On Methadone for 2.5 years. Oxy for 4 years. Did a 6-month slow weaning off Methadone. Feeling much better now, but STILL get an occasional hot flash and massive sweats. Then, went "cold turkey" on the (FOUR YEARS of) Oxycodone. .Started Nucynta Extended Release: 150mg 2X/day. And used 0.3mg of Clonidine 3X/day for withdrawal. But WD was still pretty bad. Used frequent Medical Marijuana to handle WD symptoms."

   
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Gary in New Hampshire (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2016

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"Will try soon.. Nothing else to hold on to.."

   
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YOGAROGAKAKUNASAROGA (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2016

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"I was a trash can to say the least. A normal day over a 4 year period consisted of .2 of dope, 4/pure 15mg oxys, 2/10mg methadone, a little coke, 2/10mg adderall. Ishould b dead . I checked into detox and was given .1mg clonidine and 1mg ativan 2x a day for 3 days. Im on day 7 now of detox and 4 days off clonidine. Its a wonderful drug. It doesnt take 100% of wd away but atleast 80% of wd were kept at bay. The ativan makes you sleep through the majority of wd. But on day 5 I felt better than I had in years! After day 4 its a mind game of the fear of living without opiods, just stay busy and youll pull through. Trust me I never thought id pull through"

   
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Yourstry July 12, 2016

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"Been doing opiates since i was 14, started with percocets, then oxy 10s got up to 10 80s a day by 19, then heroin at 22 , smoked 2 grams a day, plus 200mg methadone. in April i was introduced to fentanyl powder, i started at 0.1, it knocked me on my ass, within a month i was smoking 3 grams a day PLUS 200 mg methadone. I cold turkeyed for 3 days, couldn't stand the pain, i was literally SCREAMING like a little girl, so i took 100mg methadone, still VERY sick, for 3 days. Checked myself into a treatment centre, COLD TURKEY for 30 days. I am 30 days clean today, i have a 0.1 mg prescription of clonidine. It helps sort of i take it at nights for RLS. I haven't slept more then 2 hoursin 36 days but am feeling 80%. Sleep in a hot bath"

   
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GaroH July 2, 2016

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"This is my second attempt at withdrawing. My first attempt was back in February of 2016 from hydromorphone tabs 1mg x 16 a day. I went cold turkey and had no help except I used a bit of information from the Thomas recipe it was a bit helpful but my experience was horrific for a solid week. I started taking OxyContin 5/325mg a couple of months later cuz I couldn't take the pain and now I'm up to 10 a day and in a mess again. I went to the ER and asked for help with detoxing they gave me clonidine and lorazepam and I have to say I'm starting day two of the withdraw and I'm not feeling totally myself but their is less sweats and chills, the anxiety is almost nil. It's really helped me. i am even able to talk to people without any anxiety."

   
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wendy dee June 14, 2016

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"Been on oxy n morphs since early/mid 90's had a couple back surgeries, got off them but pain always comes back, ran a couple days short this month, tried some clonodine n it seems to help w/some withdrawal but makes me dizzy, so b careful!!"

   
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Zobbie (taken for less than 1 month) May 26, 2016

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"I'm 44 and I've been in the drug abuse game since I was a teenager. I went through the usual drugalogue from weed to speed and acid and ecstacy. cocaine until i found the love of my life, heroin. and so went on a roller coaster ride of overdoses, detoxes, broken promises, Hep C, friends dying. You know script. I paid to see a private doc in belgravia and they offered me 0.2 mmg 3 times a day clonidine. So I'm 4 days in and feel ok. A bit stiff coz I'm house bound. Will try to do yoga today but low blood presure is a hinderence. I should add I'm using non prescription diazipan. but my doc'd gimme them if i asked. Defo the easiest cluck I've ever done. I expect to be off theses tablets and bk at work in a few days"

   
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A long term herion user, Dan (taken for less than 1 month) April 29, 2016

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"I've been on Methadone 60mg for 10 years following an accident that broke my neck, shoulder and caused neuropathy. I use to beg for anything else, but unfortunately every doctor prescribe the same thing. I literally stopped my methadone 7 days ago, my doctor called in Clonidine 2mg and I take xanax anyways. I have to say I personally have experienced no withdrawal at all, and am beyond grateful for clonidine and that this horrid narcotics game is over... hope this helps! Best of luck!"

   
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Hollylaine1977 April 24, 2016

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