I have a question, staring Saturday I woke up feeling like death. Not just my normal pain, my head feels like it's full of cotton balls or something like that. My joints all ache, I'm nauseated, I have a fever, skin hurts the chills etc. and all I want to do is sleep. Which I cannot do because I have a 3 year old daughter.
My question is this, I was put on Norco for 2 weeks, then my doctor switched me to Fentanyl patches. Which I had 2 patches on for less than 24 hours and was instructed by my doctor to discontinue usage. I was having some bad side effects. I waited 2 days and was in so much pain, I tried 1 patch and had the same problems, so I took it off after about 8 hours. That was last weekend. My sister who is on morphine and muscle relaxers and anxiety meds. All for good reasons. She thinks I'm going through opiate withdrawals. I think it's the flu. Could I possibly be going through withdrawals after only being on those meds for such a short time?
Last year I took myself off OxyContin, oxycodone and soma cold turkey. I had been taking for a few months and I had no withdrawals. I'm confused, but I feel like hell and wish this would stop now.
Any advice about withdrawal would be much appreciated