does anyone know how long narcan stays in your system? i was given two viles last night around 11:30, and i did not even take anything. long story..........the worst of all wds set in right after they gave it to me in my iv. i tried to take some today for my pain and really bad rls but it got worse?? someone else hold my meds for me.
Narcan will produce withdrawal symptoms. However, in the presence of opioid dependence, opiate withdrawal symptoms may appear within minutes of Narcan administration and subside in about 2 hours. The severity and duration of the withdrawal syndrome are related to the dose of Narcan and to the degree and type of opioid dependence.
I was told narcan will put you in full blown w/d and it does depends on how stong and what pain med you are taking. Do not take any narcotic pain med while on that!!! I know that from working in the past will people detoxing on it, it will cause people to have severe thrashing...which is like major rls all over the body, vomiting, severe body aches, exustion, etc. Narcan is like antabuse for alcoholics. If an alcohlic is taking antabuse and they drink alcohol they will suffer big time...major vomiting, and could even die. But you won't die on narcan!!! I was told by 3 addiction pych, doc specialists and nurses that you will feel like your dying but your not in any danger. I just w/d 28 days ago cold turkey of pretty much the strongest pain medicine ( the fentanyl patch...and had no idea what I was in for) I feel for you big time. But, since you are detoxing this way, each day you will get better than worse...thats a good thing. You will get through this. Post what meds your detoxing off of and your symptoms. I know someone on here will help you more on here!! Oh and I was told and read that narcan will stay in your body for a few days. Good luck! I am going to pray for you! You can do this!
it wasn't on purpose, someone called the cops and told them i took to much pain meds and i didn't. i have been on percocet, ultram, sometimes vicoden for the past two years. i have tried for the past few days to take ultram, the cops took the other ones. they called the ambulance and they gave me two viles of the narcan. i feel like i am going to die! i do not get any meds until a few weeks, my mom holds them for me. do you know if i will be able to take them by then? i will stop trying to take the ultram. i have for the past year taken more than prescribed, that is why my mom usually has them for me. i am not under a doctors care. i am at my moms house sitting on her couch moving uncrontollably. i am forcing myself to atleast take a shower everyday but i do not know how much longer i can do this. everyday i pray that it will start to get better, but it is getting worse. i have nowhere to go for any care. i live in a very small town.
Narcan has a short half-life (meaning how long it takes to be excreted from your system) it only lasts 60 - 90 minutes but the severity of the narcan effects depend on the dose of the narcan, the opiate involved, and the degree of physical dependance.
The Narcan can and will increase your withdrawal symptoms but right now you are probably going thru just plain wd's... not effects of Narcan...
my mom called the pharmacy and they told her the ultram i have been taking is making this worse? i have had diarriah, dry heaves since last night, rls in my hands, arms, legs and head. i have not slept since sunday. is there any end to this? i do not know how long i can do this! i am afraid i am going to take offf in my car.
I was in similar situation husband, found me oded in bathroom after six months methadone and withdrawling from it, took too much oxy and down I went, cardiac and full respitorary arrest. When I came too in the er I had a shunt in my neck and three bags of narcan drip, spent 4 days in ICU, and all they would give me was motrin, after blowing my lungs up like balloons and shocking my heart, its been about 6 days now and I feel like my ribs are broke and i and detoxing from the narcan now, its not worth it I would have been better off just holding out the few more days of detox than putting my body through all that.... Believe me I know me and my husband both were in the methadone clinic together, long story short high on some pills big, big, big tree, car and boom lights out. My husband broke his back dislocated his hips, but still proceeded to pull me and a friend that were in the front seat out of the car cause we both put our heads through the windshield, I lacerated my liver, lost a kidney, my buddy that was driving smashed his head and the e-brake went through his knee, which the pain med addiction was brought on, after my husband od'd three times all times I had to give him cpr waiting for emts, I said enough is enough and asked for help, but because I caved one time I had to put him through the same thing except he doesnt know cpr and almost burried me..... Do whatever you have to tell horror stories find groups ( i personally dont like) but I do post...
I have been on 140 mgs of methadone (down from 195) for about 2 years. Three days ago I took 180 mgs of morphine with my methadone and a whole bunch of benzos in attempt to end it . Well long story short I was given narcan at the hospital and I thought I had died and gone to HELL. I would rather die than ever be given Narcan again. It wasn't just the physical pain but the emotional terror that about did me in. Seriously every thing was very surreal and I was sure I was in hell. It was so bad i will notify hospital that I am never to be resuscitated with Narcan
Does anyone know if narcan clears all substances in your system I'm fighting with social work over this gave them a clean urine but cause i was given narcan 3 days before i gave them a sample but they are adamant that the narcan would have took everything out my system. Please help they are threatening to take my baby.
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