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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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Stopping Methadone

I'm on 75 mg methadone and I want to stop on my own because it seems my counselor wants me on forever. Can I do it myself being on an anxiety med? ## T Chang, it is very difficult 4 a lot of people 2 taper off of methadone on their own. It should b done slowly and under supervision. I was on (110) of methadone and got down to (24). I was in such bad withdrawals, I thought I was going 2 die. I ended up at my Doctors in tears. He put me on suboxone that day and I felt so much better. Anyway, I REALY WOULDNT recommend u doing it your self. ## P.S. U have the right 2 get off the methadone if u want. Just let you're Doctor or counselor know when u r ready. They will taper u down the right way. So, u won't go through bad withdrawals. ## Are you on methadone or have you come off it...

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Can You take Methadone and Loricet together

Can you take Loricet and 140 mg. of methadone together? ## What has your doctor suggested? When treating chronic pain, a regular or immediate release medication is often coupled with a regular or controlled release medication, to enable better pain control. In such instances, yes, combinations such as Lorcet and Methadone might be used together, depending on the person, their condition and their tolerance to medications. ## i was on methadone for 4 years and my husband for almost 7 years now but i switched to suboxone about 3 years ago..anyway yes you can take those meds together but the only thing is you wont feel high from it because the methadone has a blocker in it it blocks out the effect from any kind of opiates (pain pills) beleive me when i was on methadone i have tried it all p...

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can i take methadone and lipozene together

I take 165 mgs of methadone everyday and i have gained alot of weight since. I got Lipozene to lose the weight. Is it safe to take them together?? ## Hello, Lori! How are you? Lipozene is a supplement, not an actual medication, so it has not been studied to check for possible interactions with prescription drugs. Have you checked with your doctor? They may have some idea of whether or not it would be safe. ## I would like to know if I could take lipozene and methadone together, I am currently taking 80 mgs of methadone a day. I need to know if I could add lipozene and methadone together? ## Wondering if you ever found out an answer because I have the same question I am on 90 mg of methadone and just started taking Lipozene. And I'm just wondering if they would effect each other ## I...

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Methadone NO NO NO!!!!!

Methadone is the worst drug and most wicked drug in this entire world. They give it to people like me with pill problems and then you can never get off the stuff. I made the worst mistake of my life going into a Methadone program. The people at these places pretend like they are there for you but they are not. They are there to keep you on this drug that rots away at your mind and body, and they do it well. They want your money. Do you know how cheap liquid methadone is? They milk off your addiction and act like they are doing something good for people like me. I HATE Methadone. I hate what it's doing to me and I HATE that I came in this place for a pill addiction four years ago, at 22, told I had one year and I would be weened off and here I am. I fight with these people all the ti...

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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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Methadone Withdrawal Support

I would like to know the best over the counter med to help with my methadone withdrawals and pain. 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 me financially or ...

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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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Methadone drug info and reviews

Can anyone tell me about Methadone please? ## Found this quote in another newsgroup: ------------ In blind trials, users who were given both drugs orally were unable to distinguish between the effects heroin and methadone. Withdrawal from heroin should be over after seven to ten days. Withdrawal from methadone though, can take up to a month or even longer. Many former heroin users have claimed that the horrors of heroin withdrawal were far less painful and difficult than withdrawal from methadone. Methadone is a synthetic drug. It was first invented in Germany during the Second World War by scientists who, having discovered pethidine some years earlier, were developing other similar compounds. The effects of methadone last longer than those of morphine-based drugs. Methadone's effec...

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does methadone cause shortness of breath

I use to be a great landscaper,before I started taking methadone once I begin taking my dosage on a regular basis I began having stamina problems on my job,and sweating alot where I had to bring extra shirts to work.Does methadone cause some people too sweat abnormally and get tired from shortness of breath ? ## I have a doctor appointment tomorrow Wednesday 10th,hopefully I can get some kind of answer then.I'm from Baltimore MD and I am currently on Bp meds and cholesterol meds amlodipine besylate 10mg,atorvastatin calcium 40mg ## Yes, it has been known to cause all the symptoms you've described, according to detailed FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, and constipation. They also warn that it carries the risk of being habit forming. How long have you been t...

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i have booked a family holiday for two weeks in lanzarote and have been told today that im not allowed to take my 150mg daily does with me because the doctor thinks i should go to detox first are they allowed to do this ## Your doctor isn't obligated to treat you or provide you with any medications, whatsoever, so yes, they certainly can. The only time any doctor is obligated to treat you is if you're in life threatening danger. Providing you with a medication such as this is not something they have to do. Learn more Methadone details here. And, if they did provide you with enough doses for a 2 week travel period, he could be held responsible if something untoward were to happen. I'm sorry, I realize it creates complications for you, but that's just the way it works. How...

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liquid methadone

PLEASE, I NEED TO KNOW IF LIQUID METHADONE COMES IN PINK OR IS IT WATERED DOWN because i have always got cherry red and never saw pink methadone until i got to this clinic and i take 150 mil. and with in 15 hours i need another dose. When i got cherry red i was able to take it every other day and i was fine. So can you PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON? THANK YOU. P.S. I TAKE IT FOR PAIN ## in my country methadone is dark green, however that is when it comes ready made, the chemist can get methadone crystals,speical water,and colourant to make themselves wich costs less aprently and that 99% of the time will taste less strong and be of a lighter colour, the chemist stands strong,oviously, and sais they make it right each time but if i were u i wud ask them if u can watch them make it ...

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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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Methadone different liquid color orange

I usually take methadone i get from the clinic but i wasted a bottle with dirty water out of the sink.. I was given a bottle of orange liquid from a family member who says it's methadone from hospice. I'm still scared to take it cuz ive only seen liquid methadone in pink and this is an almost clear orange color. ## I have been taking liquid methodone for the last 4 years for opiate dependancy. I was at a previous clinic getting 120 mil for the last 4 years. I have recently moved to another clinic and they have moved my dose to 200 mil, and I am feeling sick later in the day. My question is, why is the 200 mil not holding me till the next mornings dose at this new clinic when at the old clinic the 120 mil held me till the next morning dose. I am currently taking the Roxaine metho...

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doctors in virginia that help treat pain

Plz, does anyone know any drs that prescribe Methadone for pain in Tappahannock or Richmond Va. area? ## Had spinal stenosis surgery, triple lactomactomy and when I came out was way worse. My surgeon said to go to their pain management and get an idea of what they came up with on file for any doctor to see or said to call them and they would help come up with a plan. They had me on methadone and oxycodone. My surgery was in 2009. I tried not to get on methadone. I was nervous. Turned out it worked very well but I'm now living in a state where everyone has a problem abusing or not needing and doctors writing them regardless. This had led to where you now can't get any help. If anyone knows of anyone in Virginia that will look at your records, your surgeon request and pain special...

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Hi everybody I have been an addict (opiates) for the past 13 years and it is tearing me and my family apart. I don't ever want to give up hope and say that ill be like this forever because I wont. I want to be clean so bad.. But theres just so much more to it (as a lot of you already know) but ill get on with it. I've been at a methadone clinic in the past but cannot attend it again due to going everyday and more importantly the liquid does not agree with my body very well. Makes me feel like throwing up and I feel like I have to take much more that the pill. Tried suboxone and dont want to go that route again. I am looking for a doctor that is willing to prescribe methadone for addiction instead of pain management. This would be a lifesaver. I also take adderol and ativan so im...

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How Long Does Heroin Stay In Your Urine

I took a half a gram of Heroin on Friday but don't dose regularly. I weigh 157 and am a 5'7 female. If I have a UA on Monday will it show up? ## Yes, there is a chance that it will be detected. Heroin is usually detectable in a standard urine test for approximately 5 days, after last use. Are there any other comments or questions? ## i am on a methadone dose of 30 mgs and iv used 2 ten dollar doses of heroin.. I have a urine test that has to test positive for methadone but negative for .heroin. how many days before heroin shows negative on my ua? ## no there is not a chance it will show up. I test my self regularly and am always clean 4o hours last use. ## CHELIY PLEASE DON'T LISTEN TO JOE!!! PLEASE!!! Just because u take methadone (as well as I do, 100mg for 2 yrs) does NOT...

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when should i take more suboxen after going thru pws from my first dose

Yesterday morning i took an 8 mg strip amd went into imediate with draws worse then ive ever experienced before should i take more suboxen. I was on 130 mgs of Methadone for about a week but on metgadone for about three months i waited about 50 hours after my last dose of methadone but obviously i didnt wait lomg enough ## You have to be in full withdrawal from all other opiates, before you can take Suboxone, without causing precipitated withdrawals. The FDA warns that these medications carry the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Ref: Suboxone Information How did your doctor advise you to switch from one to the other?

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private methadone doctors in NJ

Can someone please guide me in the right direction for a private methadone doctor in NJ? I was going to a clinic and owe them way too much money from nonpayment. My max dose was 40 mgs and I've been dropped to 10 mgs in 4 days. I need a doctor asap. Thanks! ## Dear glor, if you r on methadone due 2 addiction, it's against the law 4 doctors 2 give out methadone. If it's 4 pain management, some Doctors will give it out. GOOD LUCK! ## By law you have to go to a Methadone Clinic if you're taking Methadone for substance abuse. If someone is taking it for pain management, they will need their medical records from the previous dr. There will also have to be diagnostic test results/diagnosis in the medical records. ## Need doctor in north jersey that proscribes methadone ## Sure...

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Methadone to Suboxone - How long?

Wanted to say I just came out of precipitated withdrawal! What holy hell! I have been on methadone for 6 years taking 115 mlg daily & got myself down to 50 mlg for 2 weeks, waited more than 72 hours, then took 2mlg suboxone. I was fine. Not better, just not worse. Following my doc's orders, I took another 2mlg 90 mins later. Ok, then took another 2mlg after 90 min and oh my god. Almost instantly threw me into precipitated withdrawal! This was to say the least horrible ×1000. Don't want this to happen again but determined to switch to subs. When can I try again without going through hell?! Please help! ## Unfortunately there is really no specific time frame as everyone is different. The best way to tell when your body is ready is to make sure you are in full blown withdr...

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