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Is it true that my son shouldn't stop Demerol "cold turkey"?

It's true that your son should not stop taking his Demerol suddenly, that is, "cold turkey." If he does this, he may have unpleasant symptoms of withdrawal, including:

•  trouble sleeping
•  irritability
•  anxiety
•  fast heart beat
•  chills
•  sweating

Talk with your son's doctor and he may be able to help him slowly take less and less of the drug to avoid these symptoms.

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