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Morphine Withdrawal

When morphine users stop their dose, they will within a few hours experience morphine addiction withdrawal symptoms.  In most cases the withdrawal effects take place within 6 to 12 hours after use.  The early symptoms include the following:

  • Watery eyes
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny nose
  • Yawning
  • Sweating

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As the withdrawal of morphine progresses, the user will experience more intense symptoms such as:

  • Severe headache
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Body aches
  • Severe abdominal pains
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tremors

These symptoms will lead into severe cravings for the drug, and severe bouts of depression and uncontrollable vomiting.

During the peak periods of any opiods addiction withdrawal, it is very common for the blood pressure, and heart rate to increase.  This will increase the chances of the user to experience blood clots, stroke, and heart attack.  The most common symptoms users will experience are:

  • Chills
  • Cold and hot flashes
  • Excessive sweating
  • Severe pain in the bones, muscles, and back
  • Spasms

The major symptoms will begin to dissipate after 48 to 96 hours.  The overall withdrawal will start to diminish between 8 to 12 days after it has started.  The most difficult part after the physical withdrawal for morphine users is then battling the psychological withdrawals. That's why it is important that a person gets the proper drug rehab, detox or drug treatment program to successfully become drug free.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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