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I have been on opiates two years. Methadone and then switched over to the duragesic fentanol patch. One year each. I take them for severe cluster headaches that I get since non of the other non narcotic medicines helped me. They worked well in preventing my headaches. To make a long story short I wanted to see if my ha stoped. The only way to do this is to stop taking the duragesic patch. No problem I thought. I quit taking it 10 days ago. I am still shaky, diareha, freezing cold, cant sleep, and having major anxiety issues. Any idea how long these feeling and withdrawls are going to last? My dr gave me xanix for anxiety a couple of months ago and now just doubled it to get me through. Good news is I have had no headaches during this whole time. Yeah!
Bad news is I just found out recently that I have been taking xanax. It was given to me under the generic name. I had no clue it was addictive. I have been taking it for about 3 months. .5mg 2pills at onset of anxiety attack. To be taken once daily. For the last couple of weeks I have been taking it a couple times a day like that. The last thing I want is to be addicted to another substance but the panic/anxiety attacks are so severe I don't know what else to do. I did try chlonodine but it didn't help. I have it left over in perscription form. I read on the internet that chlonodine can help in opoid withdrawl. Anyone know how much and how often I shlould take this? Thanks for your advice.