Prozac Methadone

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John Says:

Im on both methadone and prozac,the problem i am having are awful jerks or spasms when i take them as prescribed.I have tried several other antidepressants on methadone but still have spasms or violent jerks.When i tell the doctors they dont have an answer,Help!

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John Says:

Come on Verwon,i need some info on the problem of spazms or jerks while on methdone and antidepressants. Help

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Verwon Says:

Unfortunately, while it is a common problem reported by many people, I really don't have any answers as to why this happens. It's been reported with many antidepressants and Methadone.

It may be due to the fact that some of the antidepressants raise the levels of Methadone in the body.

What dosage do you take? You might want to try asking your doctor about making a slight adjustment, so you take a little less of the Methadone.



The only other options I can think of is checking with your doctor about possibly using a muscle relaxant, of some type, to alleviate the problem or maybe one of the medications for RLS.

Are there any other questions or comments?

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talor Says:

I akso have spasms ans jerks. I have faken prozac in rhe past howevee i quit taking if a few monfha ago when i staffes the methadone profram. I am on 140 mg of methadone and am considering taking prozac again. What i dont get is why i stikk have the jerks and spasms. I have a deug addixtion history of meth,heroin,benzodiazepines and methaasone.

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dan Says:
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hey John I've been on Prozac and methadone for over 2 years now 20 migs s a day of doan 40 a day of Prozac and at night when I'm going to sleep I kick and jerk and flop big time, irritates the hell out of my wife I quit taking the Prozac with no withdrawals and I am cured of the spasms the kicking the arm twitching. But I will tell you mixing the two is the best antidepressant on planet Earth nothing touches 20 milligrams of methadone with Prozac daily takenews hours apart work like Wonder for me.I do miss it but I do not miss kicking and my spasms during my sleep hope this helps man good luck

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Nickynub Says:

Happens to me also when I'm dehydrated. Methadone does that to you so try drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water for a few days and see if it helps.

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joe Says:

What antidepressants are safe to take with methadone? I tried ability and depression has worsened. Also are SSRI not safe to take? Pleased help. I have cerebral palsy and just want bto find the safe anti depressant.

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GGil Says:

June 2015 ,about 4year ago, I went down to 20 mg from 80mg slowly.I went to see the Doctor because I was feeling depressed.He prescribe 100mg of sertraline (generic for Zoloft). I felt butterfly in my stomach so bad, I had to go back up on my methadone and stop taking Zoloft. One of my friends said that 100mg of Zoloft was to high while detoxing from methadone.

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Nacci Says:
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I am on lorazepam for 40 years and my doctor wants to put me on Prozac then get me off the other. I am very sensitive to medicines and I am scared to take it because I don't find anybody on any forum that feels good taking it. Please comment.

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Tre Says:

Man my asshat doctors won't give me more the 7.5mls a week if I'm lucky so 3 out of 100 panic attacks I get help. Beg not to be taken of Ativan you will have crazy withdrawal for weeks.

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anonymous Says:
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Hi I'm on120 mg of methodone 40mg of Prozac I can't tell if the Prozac is helping or not I'm never in good mood how long before I notice

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David Says:
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I take 30 mg Doan and 20mg pro and I agree! The kicking is the pits but try coming off 12 80s a day cold, talk about kicking! Unfortunately hurt myself again and now have to do the whole thing over 60mg oxy 20 pro 30 doan 50 noryryptyline and finally 50mg trazodone and that is my fav mighty night time meds! I hate taking all this crap but I hate being broke and not providing for my family more so I will take whatever allows me to make money and not stay in the bed in pain and depressed! If people like the pharmacy want to look at me weird I just slam my money roll down, show them the Rolex and the keys to a new Benz (AMG) and politely say do your job and keep your loins to yourself!

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Dahmen Says:

My friend has them too...even after she stopped taking the prozac. Her doctor didn't know but is scheduling an EEG...I am on the same meds and methadone and do not have jerks and spasms. It is just long term brain chemicals and abuse from the xtc and acid we used to do a lot of in the past I think.

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Dj debbie Says:

Am on 30mg of methodone and take 40mg of Prozac a day am always tired also take rampiril and beta blockers I have no energy after work I just want to sleep. Is this normal being on these melds.

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Dj debbie Says:

Is it easy to come of Prozac? Been on them for about 4yrs and really thinking of getting of them. Am already on methodone and other meds.

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