Methadone and dialysis

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She had hallucinations and thought I had killed both my brothers and my husband and I was after her. It was prescribed after surgery and once they realized what was going on, they took her right off. Within 4 days or so she was okay and did not remember anything. That being said, I don't think it is anything to fool with. I would call the doctor immediately. Everyone is different and although I can share my mom's experience, I cannot tell you how your hubby will react.
I was on them for 4 years for chronic back problem and i got to be where your at living your life around the meds. plus i am on dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant. I just told the dr i wanted to stop and he told mew to go to a methadone clinic but it's worst then the other meds to get off of. So i quit cold trukey and i was pretty miserable for about 3 weeks, but with my kidneys not working dewtox took me longer.
I have been taking norco throughout my pregnancy because I felt like taking just my breakthrough meds was better then taking it with Morphine, and also better then taking nothing and being unable to function as a human being. My dr was not in agreeance, she throught I should stay on the morphine because of withdrawals but I convinced her that if they got to any point where I was uncomfortable I would take it but I was unable to persevere and just take my norco.
Ok- I just learned that my mother who is diagnosed with hep c, end stage renal disease, receives dialysis 3x a week and is a methadone patient (100mg per day) has abused lortabs, tramadol, darvocet and flexirils (approx consumed 70+pills in one month) and eats phengran like candy..... Her nephrologist doesn't seem concerned- she had 14yrs of soberity that lead to a relapse after hystercotomy in which she started the methodone- 11years later all this has occured.
One day I chewed 5 oxy 80mg pills and I knew I had to be done.I decided to go cold turkey and it has been a little over 2 weeks of absolute skincrawling anxiety wheeling hell!!! I has refills on the Norco and after 2 weeks I slipped. I sat and takled myself into it and took 8 norco the first day ( by the way I was taking 18 norcco at once) along with the oxyconton. Anyway the next day i took 8 and was found out by my fiance (who was pissed!!
My husband is taking both of the pills listed above and is buying them from dealers. It has been going on over 3 years now and has really gotten expensive. He has HepC and I have told him how damaging this is to take these pills with his liver disease. He says that he can't work the way he does without them because they give him energy. I am starting to see the sudden outburst of anger. Especially if I say anything about the pills.
Ok- I just learned that my mother who is diagnosed with hep c, end stage renal disease, receives dialysis 3x a week and is a methadone patient (100mg per day) has abused lortabs, tramadol, darvocet and flexirils (approx consumed 70+pills in one month) and eats phengran like candy..... Her nephrologist doesn't seem concerned- she had 14yrs of soberity that lead to a relapse after hystercotomy in which she started the methodone- 11years later all this has occured.
it can also gift you kidney failure and land you on dialysis and dont forget the best one...esophageal varices...i imagine its tough living with hep. C and having so much heart work done at such a young young have to realize your quality of life could be so much better...
These turn you poos into rocks Phosphors Rocks Hard and Dry.. I'm also on 20mg of methadone and .02mg of atavan.. most of us in dialysis take something for nerves.. I have been on the meth a lil over a year I think hell it might even be 2 but I do not think so I have kept the dose as low as I can and still function thru my pain, truly for physical pain. Anyway I had been doing ok on 20mgs as far as constipation was concerned it seems I had it worked out. Then they started adding the binders.
Have gone through physical therapy and the cortizone shots...well know of this helped..and for those who don't me I have renal failure and I am on I can not take many of the anti-inflamatory drugs, and I cannot take toradol the best non-narcotic drug available. Well I have been hurting so bad that I can't sleep have to sit in a chair with a heating pad on.
My sister abused Vicodin for many years and is now on a methadon program. She has to strain very hard to pee, She panics if she gets into a car because she cannot hardly have a bowel movement either. She is at the point of abusing stool softeners and other medicines to make her go. Has told her counselors of the issue and cannot get any answers. Cannot get good medical treatment due to being Medi-Cal. Do you have any idea of what is going on. I'm afraid she will end up on dialysis (sp?)?
anyway he orders the blood test and I do my liver screen at the same time and urinalysis.. He also set me up for a sonogram our echo ? of the blood flow to my foot and a ct scan of it. Then out of the blue I get a call my Dr. wants a sonogram pic of my kidney. They want to know if I have a restricted blood flow, tumor our something who knows... my red blood cell count has been on the decline for the last 3 years...
I know that without them I'd be laying on the bathroom floor puking and sobbing but it kills me to come onto my profile and look at my tracker of 932 days and know that really, it's no longer accurate. I know logically that I am still in recovery and therefore deserve this clean time- but still I battle with feeling like a failure because I cannot brave this pain without drugs. This is not a good head space. I need a shift.
Until they took away my meds, and told me I would have to take whatever they wanted me on. Now even if I was addicted to Methadone and that was all I wanted then WHY NOT. For 30 years I worked hard, stayed clean raised a family etc.. Now I am dying and it is all a lie. Suffer,be in pain. That is what you are looking forward too.I have come to accept this. I just want everyone-else to know be careful. Dont trust anyone but your self.
What I write here today is both personal and a warning for my fellow addicts and for those following..
He suggest and I love this that substance abuse of any kind is not disease but a result of mineral and amino acid defiencies in our brain chemistry and a build up in toxins in our bodies. So, I took the test and I am gaba (anxiety) and endorphin/enkephalin deficient (opiate). There are a ton of things to take. But they are all natural. Then he suggests that 2 days to 1 week after you start the minerals and supps you begin the detox.
The day I check in they do not gave any meds.but second day they gave me 30 mg of methadone,third day 20 mg of methadone and lastly fourth day 10 mg of methadone.I get discharge on feb 20th. I was so happy when I went home couse I was filling very well.
Welcome to the forum, and I know it isn't easy just to admit your own deamons and addiction out loud, and especially to strangers right? But we are not really strangers, but more like people that have been there and done that many many times(in my case anyway)..
I swear to GOD they should be made to PROVE their results in controlled, double blind research studies done over years and years. More and more are popping up;. Look at all of the ads on TV. Lyrica is approved for Neuropathic pain, but when Pfizer finds out Docs are using it to treat Fibromyalgia, va boom! Millions and Millions of dollars on every TV station IN THE WORLD.
Because of running out of breath and the lightheadedness due to the previous medications including codone and methadone I had some physical therapy which helped the out of breath condition. The physical therapist suggested that I go to a pain clinic of her hospital to try other treatments.
As a matter of fact he got the liver I was going to get except it was too small for me. He was and is on methadone. His underlying disease is hep c. The center where we were done is the Starzl Transplantation Institute at U of Pittsburgh Medical Center. This center is quite progressive so perhaps no conclusions can be drawn about other centers' protocol. Here they will do liver transplantation to a patient undergoing dialysis. I know that many centers won't touch these patients.
then if you think you need it you can go to rehab try on line first just know you are no longer alone in this we can help it is always worst in our minds then it turns out to be weather you go in or not ''you just got to be ok without being ok'' personally I opted for doing it at home but I was on methadone and it took 8 1/2 months of tapering but at least I had the comforts of home we will help you ether way I wish you the best of luck in what ever you decide.........
and so on. here it is yrs and yrs and yrs later and I am now detoxing off of methadone, to get unaddicted from painkillers, It has been a nightmare from hell, and if It helps to scare you from going any further into this horrible addiction and mind controlling disease, then you wont be mad that I wrote this to you, you will thank me for it , I write this to you from my heart to try to stop anyone from going thru this nightmare... I wish you well.
My beast friend had died right in-front of me and my doctor told me I was practically in kidney failure, and would soon be on dialysis. (I have insulin dependent diabetes for 35 years) I wouldn't wake up and passed put several times and my kids had to call 911. they were already traumatized. But my doctors, including my psychiatrist did not believe me and they did not grant me a vacation and they said if I cared enough about my kids I would not be killing myself.
It has destroyed my kidney I only have one and will be facing dialysis in the future, I also have liver disease with Hep C this was all bought on by my desire for drugs, for a long time I thought the drugs were keeping me safe so I did not have to feel the pain of my past and I once thought the high was better then life its self..
we are now shifting to 6 yrs later he knows I have this problem I have found different dr to get whatever I can get my hands on fill it and run out I had a script of 75 pills and they would be gone in less then 5 days then my husband after I eat mine starts handing me his I lost my script went to jail for stealing, was clean 10 days from jail the first thing I do when I get out took a pill it started all over, what is it with me I have been blessed with so much in my life why can't I just be ha
I told him honestly about my past and he put me on methadone. they made me sick and he thought I wasn't getting enough. I was very sick from day one of this. I ended up quiting the very well known group I was with because of being sick all the time. My last visit with him, I told him I was weening off. I cut my dosage in less than a quarter of what I was taking. I thought since I was sick all the time anyway, how much worse can it be?
He's now been in the hospital for going on 5 weeks, his kidneys are just now starting to shut down, they've had to put a port in his chest and start dialysis, which wears him out terribly and he is horribly swollen, they've pulled acities from him once, but you really couldn't tell, his breathing has gotten bad enough, they've had to put him on a bipap machine instead of a vent for now.
) we didn't get the chance I was already looking into giving her one of my kidneys it's a long and complicated deal and we ran outa time while at dialysis her potassium was low and was caught on her weekly blood test she had a seizure and her heart rate went to almost 200 she had a heart attack. I couldn't believe this was happening :( while at our local hospital she lost her fight August 15 2008.
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