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Clonidine vs. Hydrocodone for Depression

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Other Names: Catapres   Clonodine   Dixarit   Duraclon

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Clonidine is a sympatholytic medication used to treat medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, some pain conditions, ADHD and anxiety/panic disorder. It is a direct-acting alpha-2 adrenergic receptor adrenergic agonist.Action as an imidazoline re... Read more on Wikipedia
Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from either of two naturally occurring opiates: codeine and thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic (pain reliever) and Cough medicine (cough suppressant). It is commonl... Read more on Wikipedia
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By hms7777
December 25, 2013
hms7777 wrote
Clonidine
I was just prescribed clonidine after having horrible withdrawls. The doc prescribed me .2 mg and even though it helps with the withdrawl I find myself always being sleepy. Should I maybe break it in half? Or is there something else I can take with it? I work 40 hours a week and 30 hours is driving so I cannot be tired and falling asleep
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it just helps you sleep
no to drugs  |  March 26, 2014
When I started on Clonidine I pretty much became narcoleptic for a period of a few hours about 1.5-2 hours after taking it. There were times I'd literally fall asleep standing up at work, my coworkers kept taking pictures of me, haha. It got better after a couple weeks, but it was tough to work my way through. I'm on 1mg AM, 1mg PM. I work overnights and loved the AM pill as it'd knock me right out and I'd sleep great! Been on about 6 months now and it doesn't affect me in that regard at
Mike  |  February 5, 2014
I had the same issue when withdrawing from my fentanyl patches. Discuss this concern with your doctor as I did. I had the dose reduced to .1 mg from .2 mg. I don't know what breaking in half will do. It's an immediate release pill so it might leech too much medicine in your system too fast like with many other meds. Once I got used to the .1, I went back up to .2 (I also have high blood pressure). It also works like a charm getting rid of the stinging in my feet due to a spinal injury. G
KJ  |  January 24, 2014
Clonidine lowers your blood pressure, so you can become light headed. You probably have solved this, but if not try half and then have a few hours later.
Anonymous  |  January 6, 2014
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By Elizy
September 1, 2014
Elizy wrote
Hydrocodone Side Effects
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That sounds exactly like the problem my mom and I have. Neither of us can take it without being bedridden with nausea and swimming head.
December 5, 2014
I was on those for bout 2 years after a surgery went wrong and I was left with severe permanent nerve damage . I didnt want anything stronger out of concern for dependency issues and never had those side effects , at all , initially you feel euphoric but it goes way and still treats the pain the worst I ever had was constipation , which is easily treated . I think elizy was sick , or allergic
ben  |  November 10, 2014
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By Areal Person
August 9, 2014
Areal Person wrote
Vicodin or Dilaudid Can Cause Kidney Stones !
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By dan
July 10, 2014
dan wrote
hydrocodone suicide
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Sorry for your loss. I believe hydrocodone is a useful drug but after having taking it for over 10
yrs I have so many problems I can't deal with them. Suddenly, all the side effects started. I see a
pain management dr. and am going to get him to do something else.
ccp  |  August 4, 2014
No, he most likely did not feel any pain. Possibly an upset stomach, but he was probably unconscious before even an upset stomach developed. I'm so sorry for your loss
Angi  |  July 16, 2014
An opioid overdose is probably the LEAST painful and unpleasant way to die in existence. He probably felt bliss for a period followed by unconsciousness and respiratory failure.
MLC  |  July 15, 2014
As a teen I tried to kill myself by taking 26 10mg hydrocodone. I didn't feel anything, no pain. Mostly nausea from the o.d. And hours of hallucinations. But no pain.
Hope this helps.
USN SGT  |  July 13, 2014
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By joe
June 7, 2014
joe wrote
0.5 mg clonidine causes strage taste in my mouth
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By deluxedropshipping
June 5, 2014
deluxedropshipping wrote
Hydrocodone
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By jack
March 28, 2014
jack wrote
help
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Its September now, how are you? I hope well! Let me know?
Rooting for you!  |  October 14, 2014
Turn to the Lord for strength. If you do not know Jesus Christ, find someone who can help you get to know him, join a church & stay away from people who are not a good influence on you.
Kathy  |  September 4, 2014
You may have become deficient in nutrition from being on drugs and poor diet. You probably need to see a nutritionist to help get you straightened out. Maybe try nutrition drinks.
Element-P  |  August 11, 2014
You are stronger than any addiction. You should seek help from a professional. Talk to your parents, a counselor or priest. But whatever you do stay clean. You have done it thus far don't turn back now.
August 2, 2014
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By no to drugs
March 26, 2014
no to drugs wrote
what it did to me a 15 year old kid
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Hey bud I dont know if these other comments helped but I'm gonna post anyway. Hang in there. It gets better. I've struggled with drug and alcohol abuse my whole life and am finally sober and wishing I could have done this sooner. There are people/resources available wether it's a 12 step program or counseling. The important thing is to know that while it's hard it is possible to get out of the drug abuse cycle. Try to stay positive and if you feel like you are getting overwhelmed talk to someon
Hang in there  |  August 3, 2014
Lisa -- I am afraid your msg ran together with "no to drugs" don't you think he already got the message with his moniker? Apparently you are among them I am assailing for aping fashions (see above). I don't think we have the degree of "slavery" attributable to drugs as yourself and the vocative minority does, I do think we have a slavery effect ongoing whereby self determination and expression is being stifled or choked out by the people who say they'd like to see our freedoms fostered (mostly
Chris Coe  |  June 22, 2014
Well, hey you are an arson and have tried to commit suicide taking 30 ULTRAM / Tramidol which you didn't disclose to your doctor or they'd never have written you hydrocodome. Be honest with yourself -- didn't you have other issues other than a doctor prescribing you medications for a disease or defect/illness that you did not have and didn't act in an credible manner for your own benefit and then blame your wrong decisions on inanimate objects which you openly say don't openly say misused. Tra
Chris Coe  |  June 22, 2014
I am relatively certain no one asked for advice such as since you are sick or in pain shouldn't I stop taking medicine. You don't have ADHD or ADD, and likely aren't in even mild pain, and you obviously no nothing about medicine except someone prescribed it to you probably as a courtesy due to minor acute injury or minor surgery you had which in no way qualifies you to offer advice. Instead, you ape the fashion "say no to drugs"; quality of life is a question you address often in AHDD & ADD qua
Chris Coe  |  June 22, 2014
Hey Hun... I know what life is like on pills, feeling the need to take a pill-to self medicate OR even out of habit. What you're going to have to do is: commit to changes. Changes you want&need. If you were told at 7years old, do you want a life that's full of all the dreams you can bring into a reality-a happy life ...or... Do you want a life of pain, on a constant run for something to make you feel better, but will only turn on you, make you so dependant on it that you can't wake up without h
Lisa  |  June 19, 2014
please give me some advise
no to drugs  |  March 27, 2014
please give me some feed back my life is bad right now
no to drugs  |  March 26, 2014
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By Adriana saenz
February 24, 2014
Adriana saenz wrote
hydro
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Talk to the doctor who prescribed the pills. There are a lot of pain medications and people react differently to them. There could be a different class of medication or even dosage of the same medication that don't cause these side effects. The important thing is to talk to your doctor.
Talktoyourdoctor  |  August 3, 2014
Sleep paralysis is a side effect of narcotics. It is a less likely side effect but does happen more than you think.
I love how people try to diagnose you with narcolepsy over the Internet.
USN Dr  |  July 13, 2014
its called sleep paralysis. look it up, happens to me every night. its side effects from narcolepsy.
jessica  |  May 30, 2014
the reason you cant move after a dream is because while you are sleeping you body makes chemicals so you cant move. when you wake up from a dream you are just feeling the chemicals in your body. it had nothing to do with the meds.
Destiny  |  May 13, 2014
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By Rob
December 12, 2013
Rob wrote
Amenea Hydrocodone/APAP 10-325
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By Biggs
November 29, 2013
Biggs wrote
Pain management
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I was taking way too many vicodin (50/day) in the end...of course almost died, but God had other plans. Suboxone for 6 years, at first for withdrawal relief, then turned into pain med. Docs need spec. Lic for it, I cant afford now. Nucynta Rx'd & I'm nervous about it being like Vicodin. Thoughts?
Barbara  |  August 25, 2014
Good for you others not so lucky I lost a uncle close to me that died on haroin he was cut off from doctor the same meds you are on. He couldn't handle the withdraws Don't want to sound or preitch to you but pat your self on the back
March 26, 2014
your still on OXY..
mp  |  March 5, 2014
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By danny
November 4, 2013
danny wrote
Atenolol vs Clonidine
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By Mike P
October 10, 2013
Mike P wrote
Hydrocodone
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I have had heavy nose bleads for 5 days. I have taken hydrocodone for a year and have had ose bleds periodically now i have nose bleads that are uncontrolable very scary. My Doctor says it is due to the dry air and recommends a humidifier LOL I think it is the hydrcodone.
ed montoya  |  November 7, 2014
YES!!!!!!!
no to drugs  |  March 26, 2014
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By Concern mom
October 6, 2013
Concern mom wrote
Kajungirl1979@yahoo.com
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My son has been kn Clonodine and has night terrors even sleep walk. I am consulting with his doc to wean off and start Melatonin. Its tough no matter what we do. Meds overall I hate.
jmwddd3945@gmail.com  |  June 11, 2014
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By mgrace00
September 13, 2013
mgrace00 wrote
Hydrocodone/Wellbutrin SR Personal Experience
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What patients are saying about Clonidine vs. Hydrocodone

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put allergic to hydrocodone on your chart. Outstanding....
...have tremendous resolve!:) I think its tremendous that you advised your doctor to put allergic to hydrocodone on your chart. Outstanding. ...thing if possible. Clonidine. There's a sticky...
I have clonidine for the anxiety, and it works well for...
...on my eleventh day of hydrocodone/methadone withdrawal after years of chronis ...a lumbar fusion surgery. I have clonidine for the anxiety, and it works well for everything but long...
my hair fell out while on the hydrocodone. I have always...
...out while on the hydrocodone. I ...I think I read on another thread that you have access to Clonidine? I ...lisinopril and took my blood pressure till the numbers were good. The drug reall...
I want to take 25 mg of hydrocodone (not opiate naive) but...
...clonidine i took .1mg of clonidine 28 hours ago. I want to take 25 mg of hydrocodone (not opiate naive) ...out from the clonidine still...
withdrawal right now. Hydrocodone is my drug of choice...
Hi, I'm in opiate withdrawal right now. Hydrocodone is my drug of choice. I don't have a ...want is something like Librium or Clonidine to help with my withdrawal. AND, I want it...
and down.. they gave me hydrocodone for the stomach pain,...
...and my blood preasure goes up and down.. they gave me hydrocodone for the stomach pain, clonidine, and i have a script of valuim i been...
was given clonidine and klonopin to come off hydrocodone....
...and klonopin to come off hydrocodone. Seems to be a common treatment for...
meds. I was given clonidine once I found a pain specialist...
...feeling horrible. (I continued taking hydrocodone for pain.) What I didn't know ...off pain meds. I was given clonidine once I found a ...The first pain med I took after Fentanyl (neulasta, I...
was at my peak use. I used clonidine to help with that and...
...\"expertise\" are these: I have withdrawn off of hydrocodone at about 30 10's a ...my peak use. I used clonidine to help with that ...mgs, withdrew from that using clonidine and OTC stuff. ...
strength and about 18-20 per day. I do have severe arthitis...
...I have been taking hydrocodone for about 2 1/2 years at an increasing rate, ending up with the 7.5 strength and about 18-20 per day. I do have severe arthitis pain and ...now. Hydrocodone , be...
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