Methadone and coffee

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Not complaining about this either because once I get out of bed I'm fine, drink coffee, take my vitamins and everything else and latley this has been it. No sweating, no creepy crawlies, nothing physical. The one bad thing about feeling this good is that my cravings to take more is comming back, that just want to feel a little bit better than before....so I just keep myself busy doing something to keep me out of the bathroom!!!!
I never heard this either and doubt it has any merit. Methadone, caffine and nicotine are best friends and crave each others company. These 3 used to be how I started my mornings for many years but unfortunatly for me and most other methadonians, There are other get high drugs involved as well.
Why does methadone cause such weight gain, and how can you combat this. I exercise daily, I eat very little and yet I cannot lose weight. Some days when I work out I get cold sweats and it feels like my dose is wearing out, then I take a break and calm down and everything is fine. Last time I was on methadone I put on 45 lbs and was completely inactive, I want to avoid those issues this time. Vitamins? Food diet? Does anything prevent the constipation and weight gain?
i wasnt looking for a doctors advice just someone that has the same problem and might could tell me what hepled them, but i go the methadone clinic, i guess they have a doctor never seen him, i will ask tomorrow though for sure thanx maria
Hey girl I've been on methadone for 5 years. It slows down your metabolism and your digestive track. Also, most people who take methadone have cravings for sugary foods and/or chocolates. The first year I gained maybe 10 pounds and also had a baby while on it. The next year 10 or 15. Basiclly I was pregnant 5'7" and 137lbs in 2005. Now I am around 170. Most of it is in my gut. All the time people are asking if I am pregnant. Another side effect is no sex drive.
There are a lot of caring people that love to hang out and visit and drink coffee that you could meet and share this journey with right now. Have you made any NEW friends that are in recovery yet? What could you ADD to your day to get your mind off yourself for a bit? Hobbies? What interests you? I'm just thinking if you can start filling up your days with more activities, new goals, etc. then the focus will shift in your mind.
You did a decent taper, so hopefully it won't be too bad. Methadone stores in fat and bones, so it releases slowly and that's possibly why you're not feeling it yet. If you start taking Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc, 4 in the morning and 4 in the evening, it will help with the arms coiling up like snakes. That feeling is horrible, but will pass. Congrats on getting your life back, you won't regret it. Keep posting for support and advice.
we fully support people involved in methadone and sub programs I know methadone saves lives...it also keep people from wrecking theirs.. you just need to know the facts about it ....I was on 150ml and was on it for years tapering off methadone is not comfortable to do...you go in and out of withdrawals along the way...then once your off it takes a good 90 days to start to feel well again.....I have helped several people off this is very typical of methadone withdrawal dont fool yourself...
I have never had a history of falling asleep at the wheel until the done and the coffee. Wish they would have told me and why!!!Thanks again needhelpnow. That's what I don't like about the clinics, seems there's so many things they DON'T tell you about, but they sure make it plain as day when you owe money!!!Thanks afriend..........
Looking to see if anyone has suggestions for the withdrawal symptoms from Methadone. I just finished a 6 month program and started my first day today with 0mg. I had been lowered 5mg every 3 days. I know this dosen't work for everyone but mentally even before I decided to try Methadone I was DONE with oxycotin, perc's, xanax's and everything else I used in pill form. I know that I will tough it out because I went 2 wks with nothing while waiting to get into the clinic.
You've complained of the drowsiness all along, and your doc (and others) have told you it's the Methadone. Methadone DOES cause drowsiness, that will improve as you drop down with your dose. While it may be annoying...later in the detox process, sleep will be hard to come by most likely, so enjoy your rest now! Anxiety will cause a person to "catastriophize" which is someone thinking and worrying about the absolute worst possible case scenario.
Congratulations and thank you for posting-your story is eerily similar to mine, dental work, pain pills and all! Today is my 8th day w/o methadone after three years of it and it has been a VERY difficult day, so I thought I'd stop by to see how others are doing...I'm so happy to hear you are 60 days clean! It's an inspiration! Can I ask you how long it took to have any energy again??? I've been taking clonidine at night, also, for what little sleep I get.
So I sleep at night and don't have the anxiety like I would if I keep drinking coffee all day. Just a thought....
Two days ago I dropped another 2.5mg and am starting to feel it. It feels like I drank a bucket of coffee, queasy, and something I can only describe as restless body syndrome. On top of this I am dealing with seasonal allergies, gall bladder problems and the initial injury that started me on this stuff. I hate to sound like a crybaby but, man! If I am like this at a 5mg drop what am I going to be like at 10, 20 or 30? I can only hope that my body assimilates within the next few days?
Hi everyone, i always see people say they have trouble sleeping and im wondering if it is due to their muscles in their arms, legs, and back drawing up and feeling like they need stretched or they just hurt or is it that you just lay their awake unable to sleep, for me i could probably sleep if it wasnt for the awful pains, i was just wondering because i always see people post it, but no one ever describes it, also would stuff like ambien or trazadone make you sleep through those pains, or do pe
I was on 40mgs of done, then waited 3 days befor starting sub.. I have been on it now for almost a month and down to 2mgs a day....I rtarted at 12 mgs. I wish i would have done this instead of done to get off pills....think it would have taken less time to get off sub. Anyways it is the best thing to happen to me ( sub ).worked really well for me......but this is just the beginning of my recovery, because staying clean is the hardest part. I have no problem keeping some sub around...
Will this pass faster since I was only on Methadone for 6mnths? I topped at 65mg and tapered by 5mg every 3 days....and i asked if theu could maybe split up my five....maybe after a few days of mg5 (was on 5mg for 6 days at the end) and they said no...which I was told I COULD DO...but thats besides the point. I am here now and mentally I still am just getting very tired. Anyone in similar situation or a past situation that relates?
Do not listen to the statistics...and lose the fear we all have regarding methadone detox. The bodies natural ability to heal itself is amazing...you just have to want it and be willing to work for it. Keep thinking positive, you have been a huge inspiration to us! Regarding the caffeine.....I think it is definately a good idea to lay off a bit. We are very fond of coffee, lattes, etc...but we had to give that up too.
Sounds like your almost there. I read some of the posts about methadone and cant imagine having to quit that. What and inspiration for others on here. Awesome thats all i can say.
He gives you all the room you need to grow and learn. I have withdrawn from methadone (and everything else) several times. I know from experience the best way is to taper and go slow. Don't be rigid with yourself.; do not push yourself. It goes in cycles. One week you will have an easy time coming down 2 mg. Another week you will just have to hold where you are. Same with the days. One day 30 mils will be just fine, the next day you will need 45 mils. Take what you need.
So today is now 78days off methadone and having had a benzo habit a long side it has BEEN a living nightmare. I had been going to the methadone clinic for about 3yrs and had gone up to a dose of 180mgs. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I ended up tapering down to 47mgs before tightening up my boot straps and running from the clinic as fast as I could. I had been taking klonopin 2mg tablets along side my daily dose of methadone.
She even went on antidepressents to help, but when she went down only 3 mg, she was freaking out and decided to go back up. Then she found a website about methadone and the people in the forum there promote staying on it forever. They actually compare methadone to insulin, and when people go there asking questions about detoxing they get angry at calling it "detoxing" ("you wouldn't detox from insulin would you?") and they give the person reasons to stay on it.
I get what you are talking about, I also know what coming off methadone is like. You can keep lying and say you have a flu or something, but I fear they will see through that. I wish I knew an easier, softer way. When do you plan to jump ?
For me, I lied to myself for years in a methadone clinic saying I had to have it because of my back but in fact, I was afraid of the withdrawals. If you are NOT a chronic pain patient and you want to be off Methadone, you can do it. You'll need the "Thomas Recipe", Clonidine to regulate your blood pressure, Klonipin for the anxiety and something to help you sleep.
Methadone and Paxil are fine to take together. This is a good site to check out: http://www.drugdigest.org/DD/Interaction/ChooseDrugs I also looked elsewhere and found no interactions anywhere else.
As to my length in relapse, it has been 15 years of methadone with heroin and crack, heroin alone and methadone and crack. Let's just say I was out there too long. I think people on Blue tooth phones are talking to me and people on Ipods seem almost as isolated I was on dope. I am kinder person to my dog, people, and watch my anger very closely. Like I told gnarly, the fatigue hit after I went from 22mgs to 19 and some days are Ok and some aren't.
Prior to that, you will need nutritional supplements. We tapered from 110mg. methadone from Aug.'07 to 7mg. March 6 and went cold turkey from there. We reduced by 5mg. per week down to 45mg., then 2mg. per day thereafter down to 7. That is a fast taper and there is no way our bodies had time to catch up but thus far it has made a world of difference. Your frame of mind is an important aspect of this detox Stay positive with your eye on the prize.
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