Symptoms of Withdrawal

Major withdrawal symptoms peak between 24–48 hours after the last dose of heroin and subside after about a week. However, some people have shown persistent withdrawal signs for many months.man recovering from drug withdrawal

Prescription Opioids

  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Cold flashes with goose bumps (“cold turkey”)
  • Vomiting
  • Inability to sleep
  • Restlessness
  • Diarrhea
  • Involuntary leg movements

Heroin

  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Cold flashes with chills
  • Vomiting
  • Inability to sleep
  • Restlessness
  • Kicking movements
  • Strong craving for the drug

Fentanyl

  • Nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • anxiety
  • shivering

 

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Heroin Research Report Series. View here; Food and Drug Administration. View here.