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The Agony of Opioid Withdrawal

Prolonged use of opioids changes the way nerve receptors work in your brain, they become dependent upon the drug to function. Withdrawal symptoms are the body’s physical response to the absence of the drug. Symptoms could include: muscle aches, restlessness, anxiety, inability to sleep, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea and vomiting, dilated pupils and possibly blurry vision, rapid heartbeat, and high blood pressure

Watch below to see how Doctor Tonkin with Elite Pain Management handles an opioid withdrawal.