About Prescription Opioids
What can prescription opioids feel like?
Prescription opioids are a large group of drugs. How long the effects from these drugs last can depend on which drug you use, whether they are immediate-release or extended-release, and how you take them. Prescription opioids all have different strengths and doses and can affect everyone differently depending on their individual body.
Remember a low dose for one person can be a high dose for another, as people’s bodies process drugs differently.
Reduced anxiety or stress
Reduced feelings of physical pain
Feeling ‘warm’ or ‘safe’
Pleasant feeling of sleepiness
Feelings of invincibility
Itchiness (face and body)
Lack of appetite
Clumsiness or lack of coordination
Physical sensations of ‘floating’
Lack of pain
Feeling physically numb
Feeling emotionally numb
Changes in heartrate
Increased mood swings
Very High Dose
Severe abdominal pain
Extreme confusion and disorientation
Blue lips and cold, clammy skin
Severe changes in heartrate
Difficulty breathing or very shallow breathing
We spoke to a female in her 20's that uses Tramadol regularly:
“When I was first prescribed it made me feel relaxed, warm and fuzzy, but it can also make you feel a little sick. I sometimes would have trouble keeping my thoughts straight”.
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