Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

by baladmin | April 25, 2013

Withdrawal 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


  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Tremors

photo credit: kevin dooley