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How long does medication withdrawal last?

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Asked: 2018-01-30 16:14:15
I’ve been on a pain management program for three years, but my doc fixed my hip and I’m feeling a lot better. I want to stop taking my painkillers, how long will it take for me to get through the withdrawals?


Answered: 2018-01-31 23:29:20

It’s awesome that you’re feeling better, but it’s still important to take things slow and listen to your body. If you try to stop taking your painkillers cold turkey, then you’ll probably feel pretty sick for about a week and a half.


Answered: 2018-01-31 10:00:19

Three years is a pretty long time to be on a medication, and you’ll probably feel like you have the flu for about a week. It can last longer than that if you’re not super active. If I were you, I’d just ask the doctor to start cutting back on the amount of pills I took every day until I was almost completely finished taking them. This will make the withdrawals a lot easier.

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