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What do withdrawals from opiates feel like?

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Asked: 2018-06-01 18:38:57
I have a sneaking suspicion I have developed a dependence on opiate painkillers. Every time I quit taking them, I feel so sick. Is that what withdrawal is meant to do?


Answered: 2018-06-02 02:07:53

Yes, your suspicions are correct. When you’re addicted to an opiate substance like prescription painkillers, your body will react when it goes too long without a dose. You may feel irritable, sweaty, sore and sick to your stomach.


Answered: 2018-06-03 08:00:31

You’re right in that opiate withdrawal makes you feel sick. When you’re addicted and you don’t have opiates in your system, you may experience symptoms like runny nose, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrahea and abdominal cramping. It’s no fun, but neither is continuing this cycle for years to come. Rehab is your best bet.

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