Precipitated Withdrawal or OD?
I'll make this short because I feel terrible and need to lie down until this passes...
I had a rather intense episode of BT pain peak a few hours ago so I took 2.5 Norco 10/325's from my dwindling supply. About 45 minutes ago I began to develop a steadily increasing nausea, soon accompanied by sweating and headache. Just recently it got had enough that I had to take an abortive dose of Phenergan 25 mg and Klonopin 1 mg (which have helped the N/V from Suboxone in the past). I only have a handful of all of these medications available to me until I get my PM to set me up with similar meds so hopefully this is isolated. What I can't figure out is whether this is precipitated withdrawal or a reaction to high levels of opioids in my system. When going through Norco withdrawal in the past it was present more as sweats, sneezing, nasal congestion, fatigue, etc. On rare occasions when I have taken too many opioids (notably Tramadol + Norco) it has presented much more similar to how I now feel. 2-3 Norco is not an unusual dose for me (though I haven't needed it nearly as often lately, especially that high of a dose). Because the buprenorphine in the BuTrans does precipitate withdrawal when administered to someone with previous recent full mu agonists though I can't help but wonder.... Time to lay down for a brief spell...
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