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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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8.0/10 Average Rating

147 Ratings with 144 User Reviews

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Reviews for Clonidine to treat Opiate Withdrawal

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"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."

   
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Last Resort (taken for less than 1 month) March 13, 2017

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"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!"

   
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Bullfrog77 March 10, 2017

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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?"

   
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OAB (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 29, 2017

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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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