Methadone for dogs

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Any medical doctor can prescribe methadone for pain relief. Methadone clinics are for methadone maintainence (for addicts) and not for chronic pain sufferers. They are governmentally subsidized which is why I assume your doctor referred you there and not to a pain management specialist. I am quite surpised the methadone clinic accepted you.
I have questions regarding Methadone for treating pain. I been on Norco for quite awhile and have gotten tolerant to it. The Doc tried to put me on Percocet 10mg but i got very depressed when on it so we went back to Norco. I have been on MS Contin 3yrs ago also Fentanyl Patches up to 100mcg 1yr ago even been given Suboxone for pain. I did not like the Fentanyl and it only lasted 48hrs for me. The Doc told me that we should try Methadone and i said no way but i'm not sure now.
Can Methadone be passed/excreted through body fluids on to another person resulting in that person experencing some of the side effects of the drug?
But im craveing for pain meds why? im still on methadone 9mgs that should stop craveings? i didnt have this before. and im going threw alot of crap here staying with my x im a very clean person i clean this house 7 days a week. M x sisterlaw is a slob, she dosent shower, her dogs are stinking the place up, she walks her dogs once a day , they crap in her room and pee, and one of her dogs constantly couhing the other wines 24 7 , im loseing it my x knows her sister is like this but o well.
To kick a vike habit with methadone is odd to me since methadone is so much stronger then vicoden. But I guess it works for some. Maybe you lucked out. I would take it and run...Dont turn back to the pills. Especially if you are getting by like this. Good luck..
He was referred to a Pain Management Clinic and they prescribed Methadone for his chronic pain. Methadone was the first drug that helped and he was able to walk pretty much pain-free. He has been on Methadone therapy for over a year and a half. He takes takes nine 90 mg tabs each day (3 in the a.m., 3 at noon, 3 at bedtime). After takes these opioid medications for several months (it was been well over two years), he began to feel sleepy during the day.
I have profound respect for any and everyone who has walked away from methadone, so big ups on Day 8! I think we both got a little lucky with the sleep thing, I have been able to close my eyes for about 5 or 6 hours each night, but the days are pretty rough. So if all your fighting is the low energy, you are in a fortunate place compared to most of what I have read and experienced. I am on Day 15 and the physicals are still with me, just less and they pop up throughout the day.
Congrats on 67 days off methadone. I am very proud of you and so happy for you. Kudos on a job well done. You are doing great on your taper. I hope being back to work is going ok. Keep on keepin on.
This is a Miracle from GOD! Thanks for all the help and encoaragement for those who have been on here for me. LOVE to ALL!
googlr it and you eill find one you will have to be off the methadone for 72hr b/4 they can give byou sub and sub is no good for pain......I am all for getting off narcotics was on them for 16 1/2 yr 6 1/2 on methadone you may find like many of our members that you do a lot beter without them I know I do andI was taking 150mg of methadone for pain today ibuprofine asprine and Tylenol takes the edge off and im more pain free now then I ever been good luck to you and God bless......
I have always been an advocate for methadone. Methadone is what got me sober. However, I lost a friend this weekend after he mixed methadone and Oxy. It had turned my world inside out as I know he didn't take much of either. Plus he wasn't even ADDICTED to oxy, he just ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.. How much of each is needed to create an overdose??? This has been awful.
I was on methadone for almost 7 yrs and was dosing at 150mg I weened of for 8 1/2 months and jumped off at 1mg ....what your going threw is prity normal for takes a lot longer to detox off of then the pills just know you will get better for me the first 2 weeks where plagued with symptoms but gradually they went away only to leave me in this energy crash that seamed to last forever...
i have been off of methadone for decades! there is one thing that you need to keep in mind, methadone withdrawls are worse than any other opiate withdrawls... that is my experience anyhow... i think methadone is appropriate for anyone who is seriously addicted to narcotics and doesn't see anyway to get off of them. and from what you have said you know how difficult the withdrawls would be... but they will be easier to go through than methadone withdrawl a year or two from now...
I still can't sleep unless I take medication at night and I expect that to last for a while. I'm having some good spots in my days and nights. Mornings and early evenings I feel pretty normal. I get bad between 1-4PM and in the later part of the evening before going to bed. It's nothing like it was on day 5 though! Getting outside and doing something when I'm not feeling good seems to help a lot. It gets my mind off of what I'm feeling and thinking.
i was wondering if anyone had any useful experience with taking short-acting opiates for chronic pain while on methadone maintenance. i get no real analgesic effect from the methadone-in a way it really only brings me to something approaching "normal". my pain clinic doctor says this is common and that she prescribes to methadone patients regularly and they report good pain relief with low incidence of relapse with those serious about recovery.
My husband and I are both on methadone for addiction. I know this stuff messes with your sex drive and much more. I wish I could say its a evil drug and as much as I say that all the time. It has brought us from the bottom. Stealing having sex for money for drugs and doing things I never thought we would do. To a amazing life with great jobs a big house kids back and 2 dogs a brand new car and van so its not so evil to get ducks in a row. And only in 2 years.
Methadone could affects your mind or detoxing from it. I remember a lot of mental confusion from my many methadone detoxes. How is it going and what dose are you on?
How long were you on Methadone before you jumped? Thanks so much for answering my questions and I apologize for sounding so desperate.
I was at a methadone clinic for nearly 4.5 years and during that time I had seen SEVERAL women who got pregnant and delivered babies while taking methadone. If you're not ready to be off methadone before you deliver your baby, I wouldn't sweat it. The moms and the babies that I saw all looked pretty normal to me. If you're ready to get off methadone then get off. If you're not ready, don't. Also....Towards the end of my taper I was decreasing 2mg. at a time until I got to 6.
* the methadone was given to me just while taking the pain meds, which I am thankfully off now. THank you for your candor, concern & for your advice~!
Actually... I don't think that at all. Assuming as much is offensive, and I do not wish to imply anything of the sort. I explained my reasoning for posting here, and I'm sorry if it is not adequate to your standards. You could have kindly pointed me to the correct area to believed would be best to post. I may have mentioned it in the other thread I made, but I also have hepatitis C or carry hepatitis C antibodies. Honestly not sure which since I have not looked into it...
I know you've advocated Methadone for addicts, but would you suggest this medication for long-term pain relief. I am in a situation where my "pain" condition will progress.. I noticed that you've suggested nsaids in a prior thread, but I've had no success w/ this, and my family has a history of stomache ulcers, and i've had them. I was unsuccessful for almost a finding any relief, other than Ultram and NSAIDS.
I personally think he should have gone to a lower dose before cold turkey quitting but he's down for getting off and I'm all for that! Methadone has kept him from getting so many jobs and it's hindering our family. His pain is not bad enough to where he needs methadone anymore, it's a matter of beating his addiction. So anyone who's gone through it successfully with any info that may help, I would greatly appreciate it and would love to hear what you have to say!
As you probably know, methadone takes a lot longer than other opiates to leave the system, so the detox period can be long, although it is different for anyone. I was on methadone for 7 1/2 years for pain relief and I was at 130mgs at the highest. I was afraid of withdrawals and stories I have heard about people trying to come off methadone, it is not easy. I decided to take a long time to taper off, 3 years to be exact and I went right down to 1mg before I stopped completely.
Just me and him. The dog. Sometimes two dogs. It's like an instant life shut down. Very healing for me. I'm thanking God for this man every day. He lets me be just me. I may gain some weight though! And I'm going through bottles of cleaning solution keeping myself busy. I'm battling some emotional moments. The tears from nowhere are the one thing that drives me nuts!
Methadone is the strongest pain pill out there. You can be clean for a month of methadone and take a ua and the metabolites of methadone will still be in your urine. If a addict like me can quit and be clean for two years, I know you can titrate and quit. Good luck.
None of us set a goal to become addicted to a drug, allow it to control our behavior and make us into dishonest, self-hating individuals! So much more reason for you to be so proud of yourself for your success so far! You are already someone else's hero, someone who is just now summoning up the courage to even think about quitting. It does get better, I promise as do all of the other wonderful souls here with much more clean time than me.
I want to get down to 30 mgs a day over the next two weeks. The first time, I used roughly 20 mg methadone for a couple of days to bring me down rapidly because i was spending about $400 a day. I can function right now, but my soul is in pain from my mistakes. im simply depressed, worn out, and dont know what to do. should i continue with my taper, or try on of the CT methods with supplements and baths. thankfully, i do have a hot tu with jets! Any ideas?
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