Re: Will my husband suffer withdrawal?
I'm no expert LOL but I'll try to help.
A couple of years ago I was in the hospital with a perforated colon. I developed a severe abscess that ruptured and spilled the contents of my colon into my abdomen, causing peritonitis. Sorry for the gory details but I need to establish the amount of pain I was in (severe, scale of 1-10 I was about a 15). I was given Dilaudid, morphine, demerol, toradol, and tramadol, all within a space of 11 days and many of them at the same time (for example, I was given an injection of tramadol at the same time as a morphine drip). In short, I was higher than a kite! When I was preparing to leave the hospital, the discharge nurse told me that, due to all the medications I'd been given, I most likely had some damage to my central nervous system. This manifested itself with twitches and shudders...my entire body would jump suddenly, particularly when I was falling asleep, but often throughout the day as well. Other than that, I had no symptoms or effects at all.
Of course, I did experience withdrawal from the tramadol I'd been prescribed in pill form when I was out of the hospital...but no withdrawals at all from the drug cocktail I'd been given in the hospital.
Hope this helps!
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