Making the norepinephrine withdrawal connection
Opioid withdrawal is extremely uncomfortable. When you stop the heavy use of an opiate or opioid, you will very likely get physically sick. For example, if you quit heroin, within hours, withdrawal sickness will begin. So, what is the norepinephrine withdrawal connection? And, what does Lucemyra have to do with it?
Fight or flight.
You may have heard of the term, “fight or flight”. Norepinephrine acts as a hormone that can put you in this state. Your stress levels increase. Hence, you are in a state of anxiety and restlessness. In fact, fight or flight stress is a part of the overall sickness of withdrawal.
Blocking the culprit.
So, norepinephrine release serves an important function. If you are being chased down the street by a dangerous bully, it helps to prepare your body. Hence, it promotes blood flow, increased energy and heart rate, alertness and focus. However, if you are not in a fight or flight situation, the effects of norepinephrine can be quite unpleasant. Opioid withdrawal involves the state of fight or flight. Therefore, blocking norepinephrine helps to make you feel better from withdrawal sickness.
How is it blocked?
This is where Lucemyra comes in. This medication blocks the release of norepinephrine. It does this in the central and peripheral nervous system. As a result, you have a reduction in opioid withdrawal discomfort. Because of this, the FDA has approved Lucemyra to help with opioid withdrawal sickness. Therefore, if you are ready to quit opioids, you may want to ask your doctor about it. While it may not be the best treatment for opioid addiction by itself, it can work well with other treatments. For example, during the transition time to start Suboxone or naltrexone, you may benefit from it. It will not eliminate withdrawal symptoms, but every little bit helps.