Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

opiate withdrawal symptomsWithdrawal from an opiate, like heroin, OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, Norco, morphine, or codeine, is painful and extremely uncomfortable, but it is not life-threatening, and it must be endured in order to get clean from such a harmful set of drugs.

Opiate withdrawal symptoms are similar to a bad case of the flu:

  • Muscle aches

  • Bone and joint aches

  • Increased tearing

  • Runny nose

  • Sweating

  • Yawning

  • Abdominal cramping

  • Diarrhea

  • Dilated pupils

  • Chills and Goosebumps, hot and cold spells

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

Plus:

  • Agitation

  • Irritability

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Restlessness

  • Tremors

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