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Helped Chills and Sweats
Clonidine & Diazepam
by Contourcrown
Citation:   Contourcrown. "Helped Chills and Sweats: An Experience with Clonidine & Diazepam (exp53287)". Erowid.org. Jun 14, 2006. erowid.org/exp/53287

 
DOSE:
2 tablets oral Pharms - Clonidine  
  5.0 mg oral Pharms - Diazepam (pill / tablet)
    oral Pharms - Oxycodone (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 135 lb


I recently was prescribed Oxycontin SR 20mg for pain. I took 2 or 3 a day until the 20 pills were gone. The next evening I became very restless and twitchy. The withdraws strengthened through the night until they were unbearable. I went to the E.R to get a sleeping pill script, or more oxy, which I figured was unlikely. They ended up giving me 5mg diazepam (valium) and Clonidine. The diazepam was definitely helpful in relieving the anxiety, and helped me sleep. The Clonidine seemed to mildly help the anxiety, but mainly I noticed that 1 to 2 pills would relieve the sweats and chills for about 3 hours. I found this very helpful for the anxiety from withdrawal; at even such a low dose oxy withdrawal can be very painful. I found it much worse than any pain it relieved. But the sweats and chills can suck almost as much.

The side effects from the diazepam are pretty lame, groggy, weak muscles. But I didnít notice anything negative about the Clonidine.

Exp Year: 2006ExpID: 53287
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jun 14, 2006Views: 34,004
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