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Darvocet Withdrawal Process

The withdrawal phase from any narcotic drug is a very unpleasant experience, and this is true for Darvocet. However, it can actually be more unpleasant because the narcotic agent in this drug – propoxyphene – can cause physical and psychological addiction. This means the withdrawal process occurs both in the brain and the body.

Physical Signs of Darvocet Withdrawal; Physical and Mental Effects

Physical signs of Darvocet withdrawal include, but are not limited to, loss of appetite which leads to weight loss, a feeling of always being tired (fatigue), nausea and vomiting, and diarrhea.

Appetite loss can occur because of increased anxiety, one of the mental signs of Darvocet withdrawal, or because nausea and vomiting are so severe that a person cannot keep anything down or does not feel like eating. Appetite loss can lead to malnutrition and other problems caused by the body not receiving the nutrients it requires.

Weight loss can go hand in hand with appetite loss and well as nausea and vomiting. Losing too much weight can cause the immune system to become compromised, making it easier to contract illnesses and infections. In addition, weight loss can make it harder for one’s body temperature to be controlled; a person may always feel cold.

Both appetite loss and weight loss can be caused by nausea and vomiting. In addition, these symptoms can cause dehydration. Dehydration can be very dangerous, because the lack of water can cause the kidneys to malfunction. Also, because liquids help flush toxins from the body, the liver can sustain even more damage (this will be discussed more fully in another paragraph) because it cannot remove the poisons from the Acetaminophen fast enough.

In addition, because Darvocet contains Acetaminophen, severe liver damage can occur. The physical signs of this – yellowing of the eyes and skin, pain in the right side of the upper abdominal area, itchy skin, a darkening of the urine, and increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood, as well as others – may occur immediately or may not show up for months or even years after Darvocet use has ceased.

Mental Signs of Darvocet Withdrawal and Effects

As mentioned earlier, Darvocet is both psychologically and physically addictive. When the drug is withdrawn, symptoms occur both in the brain and the body.

One of the mental signs of Darvocet withdrawal is anxiety. A person may have a constant feeling of fear that something bad is about to happen or that he or she will never be able to function normally again. In an effort to “get away” from something perceived as a threat as a result of heightened anxiety, a person may harm himself physically, either accidentally or deliberately. In addition, too much anxiety can cause a loss of appetite, so this symptom can have both mental and physical effects.

Another sign of Darvocet withdrawal is an increased craving for the drug. When Darvocet addiction occurs, the brain literally comes to expect the drug to be taken in certain amounts and at certain times. When the drug is not taken, the cravings or urges for the drug increase. This in turn can cause anxiety.

Darvocet can also cause fatigue a feeling of being very tired. This feeling can be caused by the appetite and weight loss that Darvocet withdrawal causes, or it may be caused by dehydration.

Another symptom of Darvocet withdrawal is diarrhea. Darvocet is known to cause constipation even when taken correctly, and addiction can cause severe constipation. When the drug is withdrawn and the body starts to rid itself of the toxins, the bowels may become better able to act; however, the result may be watery, loose stools which can cause dehydration.

These are just a few of the symptoms of Darvocet withdrawal. Others include changes in respiration (breathing) and heart rate, as well as others.

Treatment During the Darvocet Withdrawal Process

As the withdrawal symptoms occur, each one will be addressed with appropriate treatment measures. Fluids will be given intravenously to combat dehydration as well as assist the body in flushing toxins out of the system. Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting will be treated with oral, intravenous, intramuscular, or rectal medications. Oxygen will be given to help with any breathing problems; heart medication will treat arrhythmia.

Symptoms of liver damage will be addressed with medication. If none are present at the time of withdrawal treatment, monitoring will occur to determine if it is occurring or has occurred at a later date. Anti-anxiety medications will be given to treat the physical symptoms of anxiety. The mental symptoms of anxiety can be addressed at a later time, when the patient is receiving help at a drug rehab center 1-800-303-2482 for Darvocet addiction.

After the withdrawal process is completed, it is important that a patient seek or continue treatment at a drug treatment facility which specializes in or includes Darvocet addiction in its treatment program.

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