User Reviews for Clonidine
Also known as: Catapres, Catapres-TTS, Clonidine ER, Duraclon, Jenloga, Kapvay, Nexiclon XR
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Reviews for Clonidine to treat Opiate Withdrawal
"Was on Percocet 5/325 for 3 years started to build tolerance dose was increased as had some life issues arose so started 10mg of Ocycodone then 20 mg suspedol for 3 times a day and 10 mg Neo per day ??? Realized that it's turning into 6 a day habit versus 3 which means I'm Technically on 180mg oxycodone . I am only motivated by getting out of bed in the morning by taking 40 to start to get me moving and then some days I'm good sometimes I'm not :( but I am early a few days and buy off people that don't use theirs :( Just tookClonodine 0.1mg as I sit here at 2 am not being able to sleep from the salvia mouth and restless leg syndrome which I always get along with stomach pain and flulike symptoms and of course lower back pain.Hope this works"
Wanting a new start (taken for 10 years or more) July 14, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
"I've had chronic migraines since I was 12. I've been on opiates since 24, now I'm 31. My doc from Northwestern started me on norco, now I'm in 80mg Norco and 150mg of oxycodone, a day. I told the doc I wanted to quit so he gave me xanax. Then I got hooked on 0.3mg xanax. Well, then I get a letter from Northwestern that my doc has left and lost his license and that I need to see a new doc. So I do, and he straight up says he will not prescribe any opiates or benzos, only clonodine. I'd never felt withdrawal before, the govt should get terrorists hooked like this. There is literally nothing I'd due to stop this feeling. I'm about to take .3mg of clonodine and am praying for sleep."
MigraineChronic (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 13, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
"Great info. Have taken suboxone years ago for an OxyContin "vacation" from reality so I knew it was just as addictive and spent a week in bed with the flu that prevented me from taking it so was horrible. Just coming off over a year of OVERPRESCRIBED hydromorphone (dilauded) 48+ a day. Started running out earlier and earlier and finally just decided, after scaring my family, was time to stop. Thought I was smart and 3 days of TINY amount of suboxone and I'd be fine. Not so much...over a week later had to DEMAND they let me try this as I can't control the CNS issues. I drink a lil so I'm nervous. Plan to try first dose tonight and praying for sleep and just mind/body rest. MD's don't like it when YOU think of getting off meds before they do!"
UncomfortablyFrazzled July 8, 2017
3 users found this comment helpful.
"I am 48 hours clean of any opiates. I was on about 40 to 80mg of oxcodone a day which I know isn't much, but enough to have failed getting off them multiple times in the past two months. I started to take .1 clonidine twice a day after about 24 hours and since then I have had not even a little feeling of withdrawal. I am so happy I did not try going on suboxone which I had done in my past."
FloridaDad2 July 8, 2017
7 users found this comment helpful.
"I was prescribed clonidine for my blood pressure. I was also prescribed 10 mg Norco for a female issues. I became addicted to Norco for almost 5 years when I said enough is enough. I had read about Clonidine being with opiate withdrawal so I gave it a shot and boy I have had zero withdrawl symptoms and like before where I always ended up using again I'm on day three I slept good I'm up having coffee which I haven't done in a long time I can't even remember. It made me drowsy the first few days. I was able to lower the dose and haven't taken a dose in the last 12 hours and I feel fine. If you have the opportunity please use clonidine I swear it works."
Only thing that worked for me (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 28, 2017
13 users found this comment helpful.
"I started using Norco about a year and a half ago. At first it was for a legitimate reason, my lower back. I had lumbar strains my entire life. Sometimes a serious strain would incapacitate me for about a week. So a friend of mine said I should go see this doctor of his because he'll prescribe Norco's. Well, excited as I was to get them, I was even more excited I got a script for 100! I told myself 3 a day, no more or my tolerance will lower. Before I knew it, I was on 8, sometimes 12 a day. After 1 year, I couldn't get my script on time. I was going to go in withdrawal. On day 2 of Clonidine. Soreness, like from a workout, is all I have felt. Using the patch. Best thing to happen since I started this behavior. Ask your doc!"
Norco user 10/325 8-10 daily (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 2, 2017
13 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been an opiate addict since I was 18 and I am now 31. While having gone through opiate withdrawal at least once. The clonidine is and has been the only thing that makes my symptoms practically none existent. I can firmly with out any hesitation say it works. I was very skeptic but it proved me so wrong. I am now on my 5th day into withdrawing and haven't had cold sweats, nausea, loss of appetite nor any other symptoms . I can say this is going to be the beginning to a sober life so if you're scared to go threw withdrawal just see a doctor and ask for because it works almost 100%"
Kandace88 (taken for less than 1 month) May 27, 2017
29 users found this comment helpful.
"I was in a head on car crash @50mph. in 2008 and have been prescribed Morphine Sulfate AND Oxycodone as a "break through" drug when the Morphine wasn't doing enough for my chronic pain. I decided it was time to quit, yes I "set" my mind to quitting. The two worse parts for me breaking this addiction were the lack of sleep and the hypertension from no longer having the Opiates in my system. I am now on day 14 without Opiates and I owe it to Clonidine 0.1mg. Medical marijuana was the other thing I used. My doctor had not heard of this before so I educated him and the rest is history. I was able to just take 1 every 12 hours and will never go through the Hell of breaking another Opiate addiction. SUCCESS! Thank you, Steven"
MedHead420 May 21, 2017
24 users found this comment helpful.
"Clonidine helped it is a nice medicine,"
hariram (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 11, 2017
10 users found this comment helpful.
"After a ten year plus hard core opiate addiction I was able to quit last year ONLY because of the clonidine. As many say, it's not a magic pill but it made the w/d symptoms actually bearable."
Worked for me (taken for less than 1 month) May 2, 2017
30 users found this comment helpful.
"I'm so tired of being an addict. ..or dependant our whatever you wanna call it. I've been on old school Oxy 80s for over 3 years now. You know the old incredible apos, just push and they powder like icing sugar. Started slow just crushing/snorting quarters of an 80 at a time. I was getting 240/m (for free) we were making money, we were so high and happy. That is I had become very very sick but I had no idea because the oxy what masking all my symptoms. I was up to 6-10 80s/day. I went into hospital here in Canada, where I went through 47 days of unimaginable pain to the point I prayed for death. As it turned out, oxy was just covering up seriously ailments, including a BRAIN TUMOR! Clonodine is the only med that helped withdrawals"
Sckofjunk April 26, 2017
21 users found this comment helpful.
"Oh my gosh how I Hate tramadol! I've been on 350mg a day for 8 years for lower back pain from 3 compression fractures in a car accident. Never increased this dose. Never abused. The freaking w/d from this demon Rx is so very underrated. The most intense jaw soreness, RLS, severe electric shock like feeling throughout my whole body, sweating, diarrhea, stayed with goosebumps, impossible to lay down and be still - let alone soreness in my arms and legs at night. This drug has some other thing going on with it that effects the brain and depression or something. Anyway 0.1 mg clonidine 4x a day has made it possible to taper down. 1 month in."
tram82 April 13, 2017
32 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking a mix of 10/325 Norco + Oxy + Tramadol for about 5 years. I cut cold turkey by even throwing my pills in the fire pit. I was dosing up to 100mg a day, sometimes mixing the other ones in. I remember I only took the lowest dose for a small period of time before my tolerance took over. I had gotten nerve damage from and open heart (Pericardiectomy) Very rare I hear, but seemed like the proper course of treatment. We tried just about everything else. Anyways back to the "Clonidine" I just took my first dose while starting this review. I'm having high hopes that this will help. I will let you know how it makes out."
5yearPopin (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 12, 2017
15 users found this comment helpful.
Catapres-TTS (clonidine): "Taking this version of clonidine and Restoritol helped me finally get off of oxycodone and hydrocodone after 4 1/2 years of use! Glad to share my review. Hope this helps!"
NickManning000 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 12, 2017
20 users found this comment helpful.
"I am on day one and I could feel a lot worse I'm really impressed on how this medication has made me feel just in one day"
Joe1488 April 1, 2017
14 users found this comment helpful.
"Works, but has to be dosed correctly. There is little else that will help like this wonderful drug. DO NOT USE OTHER OPIOIDS AS YOU WILL ONLY TRANSFER YOU DEPENDENCY. AVOID KRATOM, SUBOXONE, METHADONE AS YOU WILL JUST BECOME DEPENDENT ON THEM. The clonidine needs to be high enough to become slightly sedating. But at this level it blocks the negative effects of the withdrawal. To be done right, you need to be monitored by a health professional especially due to BP. I would recommend checking your BP 4-5 times daily (or have someone else do it) and report to your doctor. If you think it does not work, your dose is not high enough. Some require 0.2 mg every 4-6 hours. Watch BP close."
JerryH48 March 28, 2017
33 users found this comment helpful.
"I had to come off 450 mg a day of Tramadol before a pain pump trial, which is coming up shortly. I thought I was going to lose my marbles for a couple of days when the pain was so intense I couldn't bear it. Besides a crappy back, I have PLMD and diabetic neuropathy. I can't take stronger opiates because of allergies. I learned that the Tramadol helped more with my leg pain than my back pain, though by the time I was totally weaned off a couple of days ago, my back was starting to be pretty sore, too. I'm taking Tylenol (LOL, what a joke, but it beats nothing), plus 1 mg of clonidine every 8 hours. For me, it has been quite helpful. When I was just taking it once a day, I was miserable."
Last Resort (taken for less than 1 month) March 13, 2017
18 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been prescribed every kind of pain medication. I've been on Dilaudid 8mg for the past 8yrs. With everything I developed a tolerance to dilaudid it stopped working for me. So I jumped over to heroin Let me tell yea first hand the biggest mistake of my life. I've been on methadone for the past 2 yrs. And for the past 9 months I've been Tappering off of methadone. Clonidine has helped me. God willing March 13 I will be done. Never give up!"
Bullfrog77 March 10, 2017
45 users found this comment helpful.
"Recently went to a cut rate low cost detox. They basically gave me a bed and Tylenol , Benadryl , clonidine . Nurse swore by it . I was very scared and had detoxed 24 hrs before entering so I was on second day. My withdrawals got to be more than I could endure. The pain was horrific!! Clonidine had done nothing for me but make me a little dizzy. I ditched the place after I realized the pain wasn't easing up . I contemplated death as an option v/s the withdrawals . It varies person to person. I had no luck and maybe the amount dope I been using played a factor as well as the amount clonidine they gave me ."
Bee tee . (taken for less than 1 month) February 16, 2017
19 users found this comment helpful.
"Wow.. never thought I would be typing on this.. I am on day one taking Clonidine and helping.. please pray for me. I just wanna go back to my normal me. I clean homes for a living, does anyone know how long b4 I will have enough energy to go back to cleaning homes. I hate that I got myself here. I have a very bad back, and been taking 100mg of oxycodones for at least a year and a half. I'm ready, just wanna know it gets better.. I 4get and miss the normal me. Thanks everyone and God bless..."
Now here February 11, 2017
67 users found this comment helpful.
"Went from 50 mcgh fenteny patch every three days to 25 mcgh with only some uptake in my back pain an stomach upset, but no Restless leg or cold sweats an all the rest.This is really a God send to me I've been on the patch for 7 years with only an increase from every 3 days to every 2. Going back to every 3 days was almost unbearable until I read about Clonidine on here. And I'm now down to the 25 mcg patch. I'm hoping to keep cutting down until I'm off these completely. The reason I'm on them is because I'm allergic to oral pain meds but the Veterans Administration only wants to give them to dying patients sad because they worked great for me."
Kobuk (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 30, 2017
14 users found this comment helpful.
"I was on 100 mg of fentenyl with hydrocodone 10mg on top of that. I tried to quit cold turkey before but it was the worst experience of my life. I was given some clonidine from a friend. I took a 0.1 of clonidine at night with a gabapentin for my nerve pain in my arm. Sometimes I also took a 0.25 of Xanax. I'm on day four. The ONLY problems I have experienced is a little cramping, slight nerve pain (IF I went past the time I should've taken another dose of clonidine), and I'm very tired, and weak. I can hardly get up to do anything. I have zero cravings for opiates. Clonidine DEFINITELY works! Now, how do I get my energy back?"
OAB (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 29, 2017
59 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Overcon (taken for 10 years or more) January 22, 2017
14 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Ambersmith1985 January 16, 2017
13 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
gemmajace52 January 10, 2017
43 users found this comment helpful.
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