Coule of Questions Regarding Opiates.
1. How common is Narcotic Bowel Syndrome in people who take opiates?
2. If someone was on Avinza 30mg everyday for a year, how long would it take their system to normalize after they stopped taking it?
3. Does taking opiates put you at any great long-term health risks, like heart attack, stroke, or any of the big things like that?
I would say my knowledge of opiates is slim, at best. My last appointment with my PMD was what lead me to ask this question.
I asked a question and he said something like, well, other than this issue that I'm treating you for are you a pretty healthy person? I can't remember the exact question I asked, but it was in regards to adding a medicine to the mix- I think an antidepressant... which he did give me Trazodone...
Since I'm still a new patient, I haven't had much time to get the know the doctor. So, I'd really appreciate if anyone could help me with that. I'm still in my mid twenties, so I don't want to do any permament damage by being on them... but right now, I really need them and they have given me some quality of life back.
Experts out there, input greatly appreciated.