What Is an Opioid? How Can This Affect Your Body During Its Withdrawal?

What Is an Opioid? How Can This Affect Your Body During Its Withdrawal?

An opioid is a drug like oxycodone or morphine that is usually used to relieve pain after surgery or when you are injured. There are also certain illegal drugs like heroin that are available on the streets sold by drug sellers. As we know that all of these can cause a lot of ill effects on your body but its withdrawal is the worse.

The opioid can attach to the receptors on the nerve cells of your brain, spinal cord, and to other places of your body that can block the messages sent to your brain. They also make your brain release chemicals like dopamine that make you feel good. Overuse of this drug has many ill effects on your entire body and when a person wants to withdraw or stop taking these drugs then his body will make some changes that will affect you in and out.

Thus, causing withdrawal symptoms.

Whenever you are taking some long-term opioids, you need to be very careful when you want to stop them. You can take the help of your doctor as they will initially lower the dose as their medical team will keep a close watch on you. If you are into illegal drugs then you need to take the help of communities like Detox to Rehab. They help people having different drug addictions and want to come out of it such as dope sick. They have those experienced professionals who use different ways with different people no matter what your circumstances are, they will make you come out of it.

How does it affect your body?

Following are the withdrawal symptoms of using this opioid:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Restlessness and Goosebumps
  • Insomnia
  • Runny nose and watery eyes
  • Body aches
  • Sweating, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Rapid breathing and fast heartbeat
  • High blood pressure
  • Hallucinations
  • Fever

These signs can be seen within 12 hours after taking the last dose. Most commonly the withdrawal symptoms may last for up to 2 weeks and may get better after a few days.

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