Over-the-Counter Withdrawal Comfort Medicine

DISCLAIMER: We are not doctors, and the following information is NOT medical advice. It is merely a list of things that have helped others get through opiate withdrawal. Before starting a regiment with any kind of medicine, it is imperative that the patient discusses his/her plan with a licensed medical professional. Some of the medicine listed can react badly with certain foods and other medicines.

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Symptoms
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5-HTP
Depression, insomnia
Diphenhydramine
Sominex, Tylenol PM
Insomnia
DLPA
D- & L-phenylalanine
Pain, depression, etc.
Ibuprofen
Advil, Motrin IB
Muscle/bone pain
Kava Kava
Anxiety, insomnia
Loperamide
Imodium A-D
Diarrhea, etc.
L-tyrosine
Depression, energy, mood
Melatonin
Insomnia
Milk Thistle
Liver health
Multivitamin
Centrum or generic equiv.
General well-being
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Depression, general health
Valerian Root
Insomnia, anxiety
Vitamin B6
Energy, depression
Vitamin B12
Energy, brain function

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12 thoughts on “Over-the-Counter Withdrawal Comfort Medicine

  • I been on suboxone for bout 3 years now n i finally have made my mind up I’m quitting cause it was destroying mine n my wifes relationship so i came to s.padre island to stay wit my dad cause i knew no one down here has even heard of suboxone I’m on like day 6 or 7 cold turkey no otc remidies n i would not advise this at all I’m a 27 year old ampro skateboarder n thought i had a heart attack last night couldn’t sleep I’m miserable gonna try these methods sice I’m right on border i can get xanax otc in mexico stay strong everyone

  • I am starting my detox by morning time. Took my last dosage of 10 mg of nocor. If gone from taking 15mg 3 times a day to 25 mg a day It’s not enough I want to stop everything. I literally don’t like the high. But due to my back and disc problem I get prescriptions on a regular basis. Just tired of being on them and I also have family that takes my prescription or their habits also. I have to do this for myself and my family who is also addicted. Maybe if they see me get through it then they will try. I have kids and they need me full time. I bought the Imodium ad and some naproxen gel caps. I will start my day tomorrow. Scared because now I only take a 7.5 in the morning and 10 mg mid afternoon then a klonipin at night to sleep. In lowered my dosage extremely to help with the withdrawel. We will see if this Imodium works. I have softball games everyday of the week for my kids. I need some comfort. Does anyone know how many I should take of the immodium without over dosing ? Help.

  • I am coming off opiates never used H a day in my life. But been taking loratabs 10′s, 5′s, and vicodin, 5, 7.5, 10′s, and percocets 5 not all at once but thats what I take. I did my last vicodin today or narco and I am looking for OTC drugs to help with the withdrawal I heard immodium ad works but can robutussin work too? I am also prescribed klonipin 1 mg 2x;s a day for anxiety if I take a xanax to help and get tested with xanax come up or will it jst come up as a benzo ?

  • Been on pain meds for neck injury for 4years now the doc is messin with my meds and now I am out for next 2 weeks! How do I survive this? Anyone? Help

  • Ladies and gentleman I would like to share with you the miracle drug for withdrawal. For many, many people, this magical substance eliminates most of the symptoms of withdrawal. The drug is Loperamide (Imodium A-D).

    For those that are curious how an anti-diarrhea medicine can eliminate withdrawal, you need to know something about loperamide. Loperamide is actually an opioid-receptor agonist, almost like oxycodone or heroin. The key difference is that loperamide does not cross the blood-brain barrier and thus does not affect the CNS and therefore cannot get you high. It binds to opioid receptors in your gut though and that’s why it is such a good anti-diarrhea medicine.

    So it can’t get you high and it makes you constipated. What good is it? Well if you do a search online, you will see hundreds of reports of Loperamide being a wonder drug for opioid withdrawal. When taken at dosages higher than recommended (10mg+), it seems to drastically alleviate withdrawal symptoms. The effectiveness varies between individuals. Some people report that it only alleviated a few of their symptoms, while others may claim that it eliminated all of their symptoms.

    I myself am coming off of an 80mg~ a day (Intravenous) Oxymorphone habit cold turkey. This is my second time coming off like this. The first time was hell. I never felt that bad for such a long period of time. I wanted to amputate my limbs. I wanted to escape my body. It was agony for days on end. Things finally let up after 5 days. Contrast that to today. I am on day 3 of my withdrawal and I swear I have not a felt a single withdrawal symptom other than a brief runny nose on day 1. This time I am taking copious amounts of loperamide while I experience withdrawal (20mg+). I bought a nice large amount of loperamide at Costco – 400 caplets, 2mg each, for $4.99.

    On loperamide I actually feel normal when I should be in withdrawal. I even have normal levels of strength and energy. Last time I was in withdrawal I was so weak I couldn’t carry grocery bags.

    The only thing loperamide hasn’t helped me with is the mental craving. But that is addiction and there is no magic cure for that. But when it comes to withdrawal, nothing is better (other than more drugs, ha).

    As an added bonus, Loperamide is an excellent drug for maintenance as well. The effect is long lasting so it could keep you out of withdrawal all day, when you find yourself in a situation where you just can’t get high.

  • Honestly I have been dealing with opiate pills for about 3 years. I have gone threw withdrawal 3 times. I have been taking suboxone for a year now and have no more left. I tried to cut down and cut down before i ran out. I am out now. I am starting to feel the normal symptoms. xanax def helps with sleeping… but its really hard to find other things over the counter that help…. I know that i have no energy and everyone else prob feels the same…but keep active does helps with the restlessness, anxiousness ect..taking hot bath, hot showers and night before bed will help u sleep for a bit but not the entire night obviously. you might need to wake up and do it several times. Also try to right, read, keep your mind active. I know this will sound gross but having orgasams regularly helps…pleasures to the brain…I am going to try some of the other suggestions but we all know that it SUCKS, ITS HARD, I wanna cry im sure you all do. But just typing this and hearing other peoples stories help also. Lets all remember what we are going through and lets NEVER let ourselves in this position again.

  • IN my second day with out my hydromophone, I want to get off of this drug so bad, but am in alot of pain everyday due to a medical con. My whole body feels tight I just want to sleep but cant, i feel terrible, going to the bathroom every hour and working my full time job on top of all of this. I bought some withdrawl ease a few days ago, had anyone tried that and does it work? Hos to pay a good bit of cash for it, so i hope it will help.

  • i read that potassium helps with RLS and you get alot from bananas. just what i heard, fresh fruit is also good for the gut. can’t hurt either way. goodluck!

  • well as of today i have 9 days clean first time i detox without going into a detox n being put out for 5 days so i never knew i withdrew….. well i know i did this time so very painful no suboxeon this time.. my energy level is 0 to none i have kids to take care of n its so hard.. I am in a new state where i know noone except my brother n his wife..Im nervous scared n need some advice

  • I have been a very heavy heroin user for the past three years. I have fully detoxed myself two times so far and only have 9 days clean this second time. I have tried all of the remedies for the home detox. Honestly, the only noticeably effective substances are the ones that have some psychoactive properties. Benzo’s such as xanax or valium help very well but do not completely alleviate the withdrawal and you are also putting yourself at risk for another addiction with a different drug that believe it or not can have worse withdrawal symptoms than any opiate. Naproxen or brand name Aleve tends to alleviate some of the cramps throughout the body a few days into detox. When the Aleve cant quite cut it a warm to hot bath actually significantly reduces cramps for about 30 minutes and tends to help you rest for and hour or so depending on the day of detox. Imodium helps with diarrhea and some people claim that it helps you feel better due tho the main ingredient being the only OTC opiate here in America. There is much debate on whether this drug makes it to the brain to react on the central nervous system or not. I took Suboxone the first detox and I was up and running about a week later. I have chosen to quit without Suboxone this time and detox is taking significantly longer than before. I’m on day 9 and I am still short of breath when I go up or down the stairs. My appetite is not fully back yet and I have had constant acid reflux that I can relieve with tums or something similar to that. No matter what you take terrible withdrawal symptoms are inevitable. If you are serious about quitting then be ready for a painful and uncomfortable ride. Detox is never fun and I hope this time is my last.

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