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I Have Been Taking 30mg Of Methadone For 6 Weeks And Changed Script Now Take Percocet How Long Will It Me To Stop Having Withdrawls

I have been taking 30mg a day of methadone for 6 weeks and wanted to switch to percocet and changed script now take 45mg of percocet a day. How long will it take for me to stop having withdrawls symptoms from methadone? I am feeling sick even while I am taking the percocet. Is it possible to still go through methadone withdrawls even while you are taking the percocet? ## You should not be switching from methadone to percocet which is very addictive also. If your Dr. can perscribe suboxen try that. It helps to take away the pain of opiate withdrawl. ## I forgot to mention Suboxen can also be addictive.. ## Methadone is well known to cause withdrawals, regardless of what it is replaced with. That is why many people end up on a lifetime maintenance dose of it, rather than ever being able t...

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Methadone Maintainance & WEIGHT GAIN!!! HELP!!!

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...

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doctors who will prescribe methadone for pain management phoenix arizona

I have been on methadone for about 6 years and had to start going to a maintenance clinic a few yrs ago after my pain dr lost his license here in Phoenix, Arizona. I tried going to another pain clinic after mine closed but they wanted me off the methadone and forced me to taper off of it in one week and demanded I took gabapentin which DOES NOT work and they didn't care. Anyways, I went to mmt clinic and have been there since but there are so many things wrong with it, I'd end up writing a book. Does anyone know of a pain Mgmt doc who writes methadone scripts in Metro Phoenix area? ## Unfortunately, since you've been going to the clinic, it isn't likely that you'll find a doctor that will take you on. For addiction/maintenance, the current laws will only allow it to ...

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Methadone and Garcinia Cambogia

I have been on methadone for 10 years for fibro. I take 60-100 mgs a day. I have recently begun taking garcinia cambogia, green coffee bean and raspberry ketones for weight loss. Though they have been working, (I've lost 20 lbs) I've noticed about 1-2 hrs after taking them I start to withdraw. It doesn't matter if it's been 2 hrs or 10 hrs since my last methadone dose, my body acts like it's been 14+hrs as the anxiety clamps on like a vice and the nose turns into a faucet. Does anyone know if there is a withdrawal interaction or if this is just coincidence and I got a bad batch of methadone? ## I have noticed the same thing. Two times now, after taking this supplement for 4-7 days, I have come into a debilitating withdrawal. I was searching online to see if others ha...

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methadone and morphine together

MY HUSBAND HAS BLADDER CANCER AND WAS PRESCRIBED 20 MG OF METHADONE EVERY MORNING. HE WAS ALSO GIVEN MORPHIN SULFATE 60 MGS TWICE A DAY. HOW SHOULD THESE MEDICINES BE TAKEN? ## Debra, i dont know why his dr. prescribed both Methadone and Morphine. The Methadone is known to block or cancel out the effects of the Morphine. ## i take 30mg 6 times aday plus 135mg of methadone a day for stomach cancer pain is it safe what are the dangers ## First of all methadone is not a blocker. People mistake it for suboxone because they are both used in opiate withdraw treatment. They first made methadone in world war II...when China cut Germany off from poppy trade. Hitler had his science goons make somthing to substitute opiate pain killers and Bam methadone is born. First used as a pain killer for man...

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withdrawals from methadone 120 mg long term use

I was on 120 mg of methadone for 8 years straight with no relapse, so I decided to quit it. I got down to 110mg and had the weekend take home so i have been taking half of a half of 5mg and now I'm out. That was 1 week ago and yesterday when i ran out of the 5 mg I started to feel sick. I don't want to go on suboxone or subutex. I was told a doctor could prescribe Adderall for focus and Xanax for stress but I can't seem to find a doctor who will help. I've had a seizure/panic attack in my sleep cause the dream was soooo vivid.... I refuse to go to inpatient treatment of any kind I live in Benton TN in the middle of 60 acres and my license is suspended so i could no longer go to methadone clinic. I'm worried because it's just me, my husband, and 3 kids out here. T...

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Help others in getting their pain medications go to care2petitionsite and sign demand that chronic suffers get medication now

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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Liquid Methadone Together With Morphine

my mom takes 36ml of liquid methadone 3 times a day and 7ml of liquid morphine every hour for cancer. I want her to get off the drugs and into some sort of treatment for her cancer. Is she going to need help getting off the drugs? ## I am a Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer survivor. And really I understand your concerns. And I guess it depends on your individual situation. Just keep in mind that it is you Mother's choice whether or not to pursue cancer treatment. Treatment in itself is a living hell and just because she starts treatment doesn't mean she will be coming off of her pain meds. Some people would rather live their last days with as little pain as possible instead of adding even more pain, stress, and agony by going through a treatment that may or may not even work. If your moth...

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I am 4 months pregnant and just started taking Methadone for pain after being hooked on oxycodone and oxycontin sense before pregnancy.

I just started taking methadone a couple days ago for pain because I was in a pain clinic taking Oxycodone (perks) and Oxycontin (extended release perks) both at 10mg 3x a day but I would take more than prescribed because it didnt help my pain at that amount alone. Then I found out i am pregnant and those meds are category B in the FDA database so its safer to take them while pregnant but I missed one appointment at the pain center that i didnt even know about they made an appointment for me without seeing if i could make it and didnt notify me prior to the appointment day so of course i missed it. Then they kicked me out and said i refused a pill count that i didnt even know i had i mean C'MON thats stupid. but anyway before that happened my doctor put me on this Butrans patch 5 mi...

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Grapefruit juice and Opioids

So I just dosed 110mg's of liquid methadone and drank 3 cups of Grapefruit juice. A couple hrs later I pretty much blacked out on and off for a few hours. Has anyone else have this happen to them? Also I'm about to take my daily 60- 80mgs of oxymorphone ER. If I drink another couple cups of Grapefruit juice is that gonna happen to me again or does it only pertain to Methadone? Any and all info is appreciated thank you ## Rawdog I hope you are not trying to get f***ed up off your meds bro? Just saying bcuz that's what part of the problem that we have now and why the public have such a negative perception of methadone patients.They see some of us nodding off on the streets and in public places and think it's the methadone that has the person like that but it's the othe...

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DETOXING -- Mind over Matter!

My adiction lead me to smoke 11 grams of herion a day with my soul mate. After 2 yrs We had to get help and went into a methadone program. I was up to 70mg's. But when I could no longer pay there $250.00 month payment I was forced to do a finacial detox...WHICH WAS MY DEATH!I daily dropping 5 mgs made me so sick kicking but I could'nt miss my daddys funeral. Iluvudad! The next day I got help from my sister who got me back into the methadone clinic and the dr. held me at 40 mg. holding at 40 for 3 months and once again I could not pay so they detoxed me from 40mg all in a 21 day period. Well 21 days went and left and 4 days later I'm on the streets buying 5mg methadone tablets 3 bucks a pop . Now I'm on 10mg tablets which were bought offf st's . So who ever said it wa...

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methadone withdrawal support

I am I Jessup and would like to know the best over the counter med to help with my methadone withdrawals and pain. Pls I have little money no insurance and hurt like never before. I'm determined to be 100 clean ## I hate to tell you this but nothing will stop your withdrawls from methadone. The only thing that may help you is ibuprofen for the fevers. I went to a physicians assistant who prescribed me gabapentin (which i am alergic to)and clonidine which only lowers your blood pressure. I am on 18 days without methadone 80mgs a day or more depending on the day and the withdrawls the first week and a half are pure hell!.... I'm feeling better in some ways but still feel paralyzed with fear whenever I have to go somewhere. Work has been extremely difficult. Nobody to take care of ...

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Methadone Withdrawals

Methadone is the worst drug. There are alternative ways to detox from opiates. I experienced cold turkey withdrawals after being on methadone for 12 years (90 mg. daily). Living hell. Severe withdrawals lasted two weeks, but less severe withdrawals lasted two months. Further withdrawals lasted for months. I couldn't think, walk, write... I was so miserable. If you are on Vicodin, Norco, etc., don't switch to Methadone. You have no idea what you're playing with. Trust someone who's been there (clean date: 2/1/2005) ## Hello, Caowens! How are you? I'm very sorry about what you've been through, but also congratulate you on sticking it out and becoming clean. Your post is very much appreciated, because many people do seem to see Methadone as a miracle drug, but they ...

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methadone and weight gain

I started taking methadone in 2004 and kept on it until sep 2007. during that time I went from 125 pounds to 200 pounds!! After quit taking it I started loosing weight and after 3 months I was down to 150 pounds and two more months I was able to fit into 30" waist jeans again, by 2009 I was wearing 28" waist jeans. I has another car accident and started taking methadone again and it has greatly improved my quality of life! ! With out it I have chronic pain ! The only set back from taking it is I've gained almost all the weight back!! Grrrrr!! I am up to 184# and I have taken steps to combat the weight gain, I cut out all sugar, no Carbs after 12 noon and every time I want to eat I eat a grapefruit because of the full feeling it gives you. Do you know of any other methods to ...

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looking for doctor in alabama who prescribes methadone

I currently have a doctor and he's taken 2 of my methadone away. I've been going to him 3 yrs. I've never been upted any never asked for more never failed a drug panel n have followed t rules.I'm not t only one he's done this too.I have chronic pain n I have to have my meds to work n take care if my kids.any advice? I don't know what is going on n I'm not happy so I feel like its time to find a good understanding pain doc.I live in the Birmingham area but can go hoover Tuscaloosa etc.I just need someone who understands my problem n will help me find a doctor.I've been on t meds for pain yrs now n I have been following the rules n have done everything he asks of me. can someone please help me ## Hello, Lisa! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem tha...

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Suddenly cut off methadone

After 15 years I was kicked off 200 mgs of methadone daily because the pain doc wasn't "comfortable" with it all of a sudden, but he is perfectly willing to let me drop dead suffering like a dog in front of my family at age 60, two hip replacements and severe osteoporosis. Sure enough the first day I went into a massive withdrawal and wound up with a dislocated hip on top of it at the ER. I wrote a complaint to the NY health dept and got a nasty letter saying the doctor can do whatever he wants as long as he provides emergency care. That can just be one more small prescription of Vicodin. Medicine shouldn't allow for such cruelty. ## I think there is a lot of talk about overdoses. I believe there is an undiscussed tragedy and that is of pain patients being discharged fr ...

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Long Term Methadone

I’ve been on methadone for over 20 years. I do not take anything else except what my Dr gives me for high BP and trazodone for sleep. Why am I so weak and tired all the time? Is it the methadone or something else? ## Hello, Calu! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems you're having. What are your usual BP levels? Have you ever checked it at home, at the time when you feel the worst? What blood pressure medications are you taking? The reason I am asking these questions is because the symptoms you've described could be side effects of some medications, or symptoms of low blood pressure, so more information is needed in order to help you. Can you please post back with more details? Thanks! ## My blood pressure stays at about 160/95. I take benazepril 30 mg and aml...

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Doctors Who Will Prescribe Pain Medication Portland Oregon

suffering from cronic headaches and neck pain due to a variety of events ## looking for a new dr. who will be willing to give me the same meds as I was taking before I moved here, they are narcotics that I take on a regualar basis for headaches and neck pain, hydro codone 10 to be exact, where I came from it is tough to find a dr. who will help you, how will I start over in Portland to find a helpful Dr.? ## I'd suggest looking for someone that specializes in pain management and making sure that they get a full copy of your medical records from your prior doctor. In many cases, if you go in asking for a specific medication they will see it as drug seeking behavior, but they can see what works for you as documented by other physicians, they are more likely to prescribe accordingly. L...

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private doctor that prescribe methadone for chronic pain

I've been taking methadone now for months for my chronic back pain,he being the one who offered the methadone,it has changed my life for the better and I'm one to only take as prescribed never would abuse,so last month he tells me he wants to take me off how cruel,I totally REFUSE to go back to that deep dark pain depression I have experienced so now I'm so upset that I'm frightened to go back next month,but feel like he thinks it's a joke and I'm going to beg him.I swear this methadone has completely changed my life for the best because of its extended relief,I go to bed happy and I wake up happy,I don't lay around the house all day nodding off so why me I live in cohoes ny which is close to Albany,but again Im FRIGHTENED HELP FOZ ## Whatever happened Foz? W...

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Private Doctor To Prescribe Methadone Instead Of Clinics In Fort Worth Tx

I took Hydrocodone for pain for several years and became very dependent. I have been going to a Methadone Clinic now for 2 years and it saved my life. I have led a productive life since. I take care of my parents and they both are bedbound. It is getting so hard for me to go to the clinic daily. Does anyone know of a private doctor in Fort Worth Texas that subscribes Methadone? Thank you for your help ## Have you considered a possible switch to Suboxone? It has been very successfully used to enable people to become completely drug free, rather than staying dependent on something, as often happens with Methadone. Treatment with it is also often done with a take home prescription, rather than always having to go to a clinic for a daily dose. You can check for a doctor in your area at the ...

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