Fentanyl has become one of the most urgent drug threats facing the United States population. Don’t become a statistic. Call Recovery Unplugged at 1 (800) 55-REHAB for fentanyl withdrawal.
Fentanyl is manufactured in transdermal patches (Duragesic), as a lozenge often called “lollipops” (Actiq), and in an injectable form (Sublimaze) While fentanyl withdrawal symptoms are often identical to those of other opioids, they can be far worse during the acute stages because of the potency and power of the drug. Users often become dependent on this drug in as little as a few cycles of use and experience withdrawal symptoms very early. One of the most tragic elements of fentanyl withdrawal is that users often don’t even know they’re using the drug when they buy heroin. Some of the more common symptoms of fentanyl withdrawal include restlessness, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, elevated heart rate, high blood pressure, heavy breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sleep disorder, hallucinations and more. These symptoms are a clear indicator that tolerance has developed, and the body has become dependent.
Fentanyl withdrawal should be treated through medical detox. The health risks and potential symptoms are far too severe for users to try and overcome on their own. Professional detox allows patients a discreet, safe and compassionate environment, and medical personnel that can intervene in the event of a medical emergency. Recovery Unplugged offers doctors and nurses on staff. Withdrawal occurs in three stages (early, acute and protracted) symptoms can last for months after clinical treatment. Many patients can use medications to help manage cravings and curtail lingering symptoms.
Many users make the mistake of thinking they can quit fentanyl and other opioids “cold-turkey” and wind up succumbing to the painful and sickening withdrawal symptoms and relapse. This cycle often discourages them from seeking help altogether and they wind up falling deeper into addiction. Recovery Unplugged is ready to help you or your loved one overcome the perils of fentanyl withdrawal and move on with your life.