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methadone weightloss and sweating
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I am currently on a methadone program for about 7 months now and have gained weight and noticed I sweat a lot more now. Does anyone have any suggestions for a weight loss supplement that I can safely take with methadone? And what's going on with this sweating?!! Of course I am changing my diet and am exercising more regularly now but still not seeing results. Please help!!!! Thanks!!! ## my dr told me that it was the methadone causing the sweating and it was pain or sweat and i chose sweating. it is really bad but i am now having trouble finding a dr that will take me and continue writing my scripts that i have been on for 11 years. i am in wa state and if you know anyone that will please let me know. ## Hi Joyce, Sorry to hear about the unusual sweating and weight gain. From what I...
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methadone weight gain
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Ive read a lot of posts where replies to the weight gain question are always answered with its because your healthier and can afford to eat well, your not missing meals etc etc.Opiates i.e Heroin stop the body from absorbing sugars therefor you lose weight on top of the fact you cant afford to eat well. Methadone however is altered by the enzymes in your Liver so that your body can process it or absorb it and for it to stay in your body for a good ammount of hours its absorbed in the same way as fat.Unfortunately for you that means the fat doesnt get broken down in the same way as when your not taking Methadone.Thats the best way I can put it in laymans terms.On the whole GPs dont know all the ins and outs of the intimate workings of all the drugs they prescribe because its not their fi...
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How Long 4 Methadone 2 get out of urine text In Your System For A Urine Test
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I took 10mg of methadone on Thursday n 20mg on Friday I used to go to the clinic but it's been 3 years since I've taken it I have a drug test Thursday morning please tell me do u think I will pass it. Thanks ## I took methadone four 3 days 20 mg a Day have drug test in 20 days urine will it be out of my systm ## Your good 6 days it will be out it just takes 4 days ## I am looking for the facts on this because I have a son who has been on methadone prescribed for pain he has not taken any of it in 7 days but it still shows up in a urine test so he is being called a liar. this is not far because I know he has not taken any in 7 days so why does it still show up? ## Ive been on dones for 3 years its been 3 weeks tested dirty today ## im stuck on 170mgand need someadvice wheretostar...
Updated 8 hours ago.
False Positive Drug Test at My Methadone Clinic in Pittsburgh PA
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I've been going to the same methadone clinic for 6 years. I'm on a low dose of 44mg a day and am a model patient. For me, methadone was the answer. It gave me a life. I was living a terrible life before that. I had an awful childhood, started doing drugs as a teenager, eventually got hooked on opiates and worked my way up the ladder from vicoden all the way to H. Multiple rehab and jail stints cleaned me up temporarily, but I always relapsed. The last few years I lived in hotel rooms, and did what I had to do to get money. I was miserable. Finally my boyfriend and I decided we had enough and joined a methadone clinic in a last ditch effort to end the pain of our lives. After the first 3 months I never got a dirty urine again. I earned my privileges one at a time, right on time, ...
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i need to know if methadone in my system can show up positive for opiates on a 5 panel drug test
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I am afraid that my test will show up positive for an opiate all I have in my system is methadone but I forgot to tell my probation officer will it show up positive for opiates or will the methadone I'm not show up ## Methadone and opiates come up as two different readings so if all u had is methadone that is all that will show ## Methadone will not show up on a 5 panel drug test. It does not read ss an opiate it is synthetic. ## It'll show but not as an opiate as methadone it different then just a regular opiate. ## Did u ever get an answer to your question because I'm kinda in the same boat... I mean if there is NO separate panel for methadone, which there isn't on a 5 panel, will it just test positive for opiate? Let me kno cuz I see you posted a couple yrs ago so may...
Updated 13 hours ago.
Methadone Maintainance & WEIGHT GAIN!!! HELP!!!
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I AM A METHADONE MAINTAINANCE PATIENT, CLEAN FROM OXYCONTIN FOR THREE+ YEARS & I HAE PACKED ON 40 POUNDS! I AM RETAINING WATER & EXPERIENCE HORRIBLE CONSTIPATION...ANYONE WITH SIMILAR ISSUES OR TIPS TO HELP ME OR FIND THE CAUSE??? ## Kali, I've taken Methadone for years (chronic pain). It is a side effect of methadone on the constipation & retaining water (edema). Try taking a stool softener like colace two every night. If that don't help take a mild laxative also. On the retaining water you can take a water pill over the counter or ask your doc about taking a diuretic. Sorry I don't know about the weight gain. But, I've got you beat on the weight gain 55 POUNDS!!! Good Luck, Gina ## I have gained over 20 pounds, but I don't think that it is due to the Me...
Updated 17 hours ago.
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Hi, it is so sad to see so many of us suffering needlessly due to ignorance! PLEASE HELP, ANYONE WHO KNOWS OF A PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTOR IN SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER CITY AREA (or within a couple of hours) who will help as I have moved here from California and desperate to find a caring pain doctor! It took SIXTEEN doctors and about 8 years of HELL to finally find a medication regime that helps my extreme chronic pain from two serious car accidents and several bad slip and falls. Quick list: Extreme FMS, herniated disks, spinal cysts, stenosis, spondylosis, arthritis, osteoporosis, nerve impingement, neuritis/neuropathy, massive inflammation throughout, for about 12 years have been taking methadone 10 mg, norco for breakthrough, soma for muscle spasm, neurontin for nerve pain. Have not increased...
Updated 18 hours ago.
Help Finding A Pain Management Doctor In Wa State That Prescribes Meds
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I need help with finding a pain management dr. that prescribes pain meds in the bellevue wa area or as close as possibe am willing to drive if necessary. Please it's almost impossible to find. I have been in pain since 2002 please any leeds greatly appreciated. ## i know this question is several months old, but i just came across it. are you still looking for a doc or info? i may be able to help. ## The best suggestion I can make for anyone in our area is to contact one of the major hospitals, such as Evergreen, Harborview or Swedish and ask to speak to someone in their social work department. The people that work in them here are excellent and if there is such a pain management specialist in the area, they'll be able to help you find them. Learn more pain management details her...
Updated 23 hours ago.
Methadone stopped my periods
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Can any of the women out there tell me if taking methadone stopped thier periods? I have been on methadone for 4 years now and as soon as I went over 35mg it completely stopped and It has not come back since. I am on 60mg now. I did get lowered to 30 mg at one time years ago and it started right up again. Does anyone know if this might be dangerous? I have asked my doctor at the meth clinic and she stated its nothing to be concerned about because I wanted to know if I should be taking something to make it start and she said no, but for some reason it seems that it just does not sound good for a natural process to stop like that and not have it do any harm. Any feedback would be appreciated. ## Hi Silvia, I was on 100mg of methadone a day for several years as part of my pain management t...
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help others in getting their pain medications go to care2petitionsite and sign demand that chronic suffers get medication now
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Here it is, your sincere effort to help us all get back our right to having our pain medications now!! sign this petition to get action and be a part in changing the DEA'a plan that is surely not working. Give us back our lives, Let the junkies overdose is they so choose to. Go to "Care2petitionsite" now sign the petition on "demand that chronic pain sufferers get their medication now, by valerie. I thank you for your support. Feel free to share it because the more signatures that we get the sooner we can make this a reality. ## Valerie - you are who I was looking for as I just put something similar on the discussion table under Chronic Pain patients organizing to fight for the civil rights. I am ready to sign, protest, fight and help in any way I can - Colorado is getti...
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Methadone and depression with panic attacks
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I've had muscle and nerve pain with intestinal spasms since my last (3rd) peritonitis in 93. This last one caused by a surgical mistake. Took 12 yrs to recover only to then be misdiagnosed and given a very high dose of radioactive iodine which has put me into a slow steady decline and no Dr can help the myriad problems caused by that poison. I since learned it is illegal in all of Europe and Japan and considered to be "barbaric, inhumane and outdated". I've been on 30 mg daily methadone for 8 yrs now. Because of some heavy losses and a total loss of all I had materially and healthwise, I've gone thru an emotional meltdown and panic attacks that are indescribably frightening. I take Effexor which really got rid of the panic attacks for years until lately. I feel the m...
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Methadone 10mg Asc 116
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WHAT COMPANY MAKES THESE ASC 116 AND WHEN DID THEY COME OUT ON THE MARKET? ## January, 2012 ## That date is correct and the manufacturer is Ascend Laboratories, LLC. ## What is the difference between this pill and the 10mg methadone white round pill labled 54/142 and scored on the other side, is it just the manufacturer? I usually get the 54/ 142 and pay about $22 for 150 I had to go to a different pharmacy this month and they gave me the ascertain 116 ones and charged me $90 for the same 150!! I mean I don't have insurance but this seems outrageous. Could it maybe just have been the pharmacy I went to? Also, I want to make sure there wont be a difference in my pain management on these pills. Thanks ## hey these are made by ascend labs and there relatively new but they work fine if ...
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methadone and surgery
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I'm having surgery for knee replacement and this is the first time I've had surgery and general anaesthetic while on methadone. Can anyone advise me about the safety of this and how they will treat post-operative pain? ## I have had two surgerys while on methadone, you will be fine they gave me percocet for pain and it took the edge off which is what it should do, alot of people think they should be pain free after a surgrey while taking pain pills but that is not the case hope all goes well ## Hello. If you are on methadone maintenance for opiate addiction, you will need to tell the surgon so he/she knows how to treat your pain and your general sedation. Methadone won't help your post op pain, so he/she will have to prescribe another type of painkiller. One of the reasons i...
Updated 2 days ago.
Methadone manufactured by Ascend
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I have been feeling very strange since taking methadone from Ascend mfg. They changed recently. Before I was fine. Can different manufacturer's ingredients be causing this? ## What are the markings on the pills in question? And exactly what do you mean by saying you feel strange? I'm sorry, but I need more details in order to check into this for you. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. ## I feel very strange as well since taking methadone from ascend as well. It feels like withdrawal feelings, like I'm not getting enough medication, and my pain returns before the next dose. I didn't understand why, then I looked at my bottle and saw that I ...
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methadone and morphine detox from Dr. perscribe medication for pain.
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Had been in hospic for Aids. Doc thought I would die, but got better. Placed on 150 mg of methadone per day and 30 mg of morphine per hour (using 20 to 22 pills a day). Two weeks ago informed no pain clinic would treat me because of high dosages. Sent home for hospice two weeks ago and told they would begin the detox from methadone. Went from 150 to 140 to 130 to 125 to present dosage of 100mg of morphine and same amount of morphine. I would like to know what symptoms and side effects will I experience from detoxing this quickly from the methadone. ## Hi Anna! The withdrawals r TERRIBLE! I'm NOT trying 2 scare u, just being honest. U will feel like u have the worst flu, your whole body hurts bad , runny nose , sneezing , hot flashes and cold chills, u can't sit still. Not 2 ment...
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Are Doctors beginning to NOT prescribe methadone anymore for chronic pain?
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I am 56 years old and am disabled due to a work-related injury therefore I am rich by no means! I have heard that they are considering taking methadone off the market due to too many overdose issues, plus people on it, get a prescription filled and sell it for profit making it even harder for folks like me who take my meds honestly as prescribed. If Methadone is removed from the market, what am I supposed to do? I already know I can not go off this stuff cold turkey and am scared. Does anyone know any doctors in the Warner Robins-Macon, GA area that prescribe Methadone ILLEGITIMATELY? I am not looking to sell meds, I just want to be sure I will not be in pain. I've been on Methadone since November 2008 and so far it works fine for me. I just neeed a backup plan just in case that doe...
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I need help! How to get heroin out of my system
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So last night I took three hits of heroin, and I think I might get popped for a drug test tomorrow at six, so there will be forty hours of no use. I weigh 100 pounds and I think have a fast metabolism. Is there anyway I'm going to pass this drug test? How can I get it out of my system quicker? I have been clean for months, don't know why I f***ed up so close to the testing date. ## Honestly dude I got it out of my system within 1 whole day drink alot of water cranberry juice and best is vinegar my friend pee pee pee
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Doctors in Michigan that prescribe methadone
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I'm interested in finding a private doctor's office (not a clinic) that will prescribe methadone. I can't afford these clinics! Does anyone know of a doctor??? ## I am a full time student and a single mother, I need assistance in finding a doctor who prescribes methodone because with my schedule and trandportation I cannot go to the Methadone Clinic anymore. ## Katy did What do you take methadone for? If you take it for opiate addiction, you won';t be able to find a doctor to prescribe it for you because a doctor can only write it for chronic pain. As for money, by the time you pay to see a doctor (Pain managment is a specialty) it will cost you more than going to the clinic. Most pain managment doctors charge $100.00+ each month plus the medication, and another problem ...
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I need to know the herb I read about in this forum to help with craving sweets and other side effects on Methadone!! PLEASE HELP!!
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I was reading in this forum a week or so ago and come upon someone talking about an herb capsule that helps with methadone side effects, craving sweets, sweating and a couple of other side effects. Is there anyone that could please help me with this?? PLEASE PLEASE!! I thought I found the answers to all my prayers. Except now, I can not find the name of this herb for the life of me! I truly appreciate all your help! Thank you and have a wonderful day!! ## Are you sure it was this forum? I have done some searching through our various Methadone posts from users and I can't find anything. I also did some general online searching and I am only finding details to help with withdrawals, when you stop taking it, I am not finding anything that helps while you are still on it. ## I am not co...
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What is checked for in a blood test before starting methadone?
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When one first goes on methadone or changes Dr's, what are they looking for in the blood test? Are they testing for heroin/opiates/methadone or all of them? Isn't that what the urine test is for? Just curious. Thank you. ## Usually your blood work is for health reasons because you're being proscribed medication..this is a very common blood panel given anytime you are prescribed narcotics... to test the heart, blood sugar and immune system... so that methadone does not cause a fatal interaction due to an underlying problem
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