Methadone in bone marrow

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Methadone does collect in your bone marrow and fatty tissue. It also effects your thyroid and pancreas. The pain happens when you withdrawal, and it is horrrrible, im not sure how we can go through so much pain without being killed, but trust me I feel your pain. Also when you start detoxing, your nerve roots are raw and craving the narcotic like the rest of your body. Good luck to you, its a horrible thing to go through.
I've never been on methadone long term like that, but I've been told that it's really difficult to come off of and needs to be done really slowly. Methadone gets into your bone marrow after long term consistent use which is what makes it so hard to get off of. But there are alot of people here that have gotten off, whether by taper or other means. Hang on to that drive and you can do it!!
That stuff builds up in your fat and bone marrow over the years, so the longer one uses it, the longer it takes for it to leave the body. Try to relax and not anticipate what will happen. Surrender to the process and it will pass faster than it feels. Even my months of detox seems like a short time after years have past, and you won't be battling anything like that. Stick close to your support for a long while. Really find the real reasons you use these drugs.
You might, however get w/d from the Methadone and those are much harger to go through. Methadone gets into your Bone Marrow and takes a long time to exit the body. How long have you been on the Methaone and what dosage are you on? I would immediately start to taper off it but even with tapering, you may be uncomfortable.
for over a month I wished I was dead. Methadone gets stored in your bone marrow and thats why us junkies need only one dose per day. The initial w/d from long term methadone use just get started around day ten. Day 30-60 becomes more bearable. Good luck if you can do it. I am having a hard enough time detoxing off pain pills. Trazadone worked for me and it let me get some sleep. Also alot of motrin because the bone aches come right along with methadone detox.
come on 65 mg once u get down to thirty is when the withdrawls happen i been on it for ten years and still trying to get off do u know once u get that last dose the withdrawls will start in about a week remember its in ur bone marrow and it will come out when all of it does u will climb the walls i suggest u transfer to suboxone at 30 or 25 and then come off of that...
You hear that it eventually settles in your bone marrow and that is why the kick is so hard and lasts so long but people (i.e. those that work in methadone clinics) will refute that. There's tons of theories as to the long-term effects and short-term effects but basically it all comes down to the particular individual and their body chemistry. But simply looking at it, it would seem the shortest amount of time, on any kind of narcotic, the better.
I was told by an MD - never verified this so take it for what it is - that mehtadone, outside of having a hell of a long half life - stores in bone marrow and not just fat cells etc where most other drugs hide in the body. I had a friend in college - 20+ years ago that was from Grosse point Mich - outside of Detroit. He had moved to Phoenix to attend school and get a fresh start - away from his junkie friends and the methadone clinics where they hung out.
I'm still withdrawing from the methadone. I can feel it in my bones. Been on norco on and off for almost 8 years now. I know there's no get put of jail free card although I wish I was in jail so I can get off this crap without an option. I have to do something my life is being ruined. Last 2 days I've taken a lot less norco in hopes it won't be so bad. Yesterday only took 3. But I drink wine and beer and a little vodka just to feel better. Not helpful at all obviously..
I know there have been many members that have said if they had it to do over again they would have never started methadone. Methadone also causes bone loss and gets into the bone marrow thats why it is so very hard to detox from. Please talk to the doctor and ask why he is considering the change because your husband as the Pt and the one who pays the doctor has the choice of how he is treated medically.
i brush my teeth at least twice a day and floss, im actually very anal when it comes to oral hygine so idk. i have recently heard that methadone eats at your bone marrow? does anyone know about that? is that just b/s?
I read on the Internet that Paxil (or any SSRI drug) can cause a spike in blood pressure and possibly a stroke when mixed with Methadone. My doctor is now recommending Effexor in place of Paxil. Isn't Effexor also an SSRI? and to your knowledge, does it pose significant risk(s) when taken with Methadone? If so, is there an anti-depressant that can be safely used with Methadone?
my body is half dead it seems. I also have aplastic anemea a bone marrow diesese where my body doesnt produce enough blood for my body but my doctor at the cancer hematology clinic passed away so im in between docs for that plus fibromyalgia and a small benign tumor on my pituitary gland. How can i make these withdrawals go smoother and spped them along? How long will it last?
w/d from Methadone is VERY hard as it goes into your Bone Marrow and is in your body for a very long time. w/d from Methadone at 300mg is going to be EXTREMELY painful and you will get VERY sick from it. And jails either go one of two ways: they either don't give a rip and let you w/d on your own (very dangerous especially if you are w/d from Benzo's also), or two: they will be compassionate and help you. You need to TAPER down on both meds....it will be very hard.
I gave up because i felt i was alone and took 5 mils of methadone after being in pain for 12 days.i was in bed wacked out on the tablets the doctors gave me to detox for 10 days i couldn't do anything.and when i told my worker i had taken the 5 mils i was shouted at and that made things worse.
I have been on methadone for 2 years. I am 5'5 and before methadone 125. In the last 2 years i gained 90lbs!! Yes 90. My doctor said that is was the mehtadone. I have detoxed off methadone, while the weight go away. I go the gym 3-4 days a week. and while on it ,could NEVER lose weight. PLEASE HELP THIS IS ALL NEW TOO ME.
I don't know much about methadone only it is really hard to get off of as it stores itself in bone marrow it takes a really long time for you to get it out of your system. We do have an addiction forum here and they may have better answers for you. I wish you well and hope you do get the help your seeking.
The reason for this is that eventually, it gets into your bone marrow. Many people reduce their dose by 5mg per week, and it is a long, painful w/d process. Also, it is a more SEVERE w/d than most Opiates.
I've seen that here on the forum.) Methadone also stores in fat and bone; I've just discovered that I've lost almost an inch off my frame during my time on M. Methadone also attacks the pancreas and thyroid. While these drugs are definitely indicated as harm reduction measure in some cases. I do feel that people should be educated and have their eyes open going in. So, again, thank you.
who ever says get excersize have they been on methadone just asking this drug breaks down your bone marrow it gets in your tissues you cant u simply cant. read up on it.
Big mistake! I have aplastic anemea which is a rare bone marrow diesese where my body doesn't produce enough blood and I've been in the hospital for weeks and weeks at a time since I was about 12, and I think that started the seduction of pain killers. I had morphine, demoral, very strong things and I simply had to push a button. I never swallowed a pill in my life before then. , I could've and would've died within days.
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i am on methadone and it does not store in your bone marrow that is false.the reason why user over dose is methadone has a very long half life meaning way after you stop feeling the drug it is still in your system so in that sense please be careful.methadone however is a wonderful drug because of its long life you need far less than normal.i hope this was helpful i am new to this forum and im enjoying reading all previous post.
They say that Methadone is one of the hardest drugs to withdraw from much harder than even heroin because the half life of Methadone is so long and it deposits itself in your fatty tissues and bone marrow. Take a look at some of my journals for more info. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have. I wiill be praying for you. - Brian.
My grandson has been going to a methodone clinic for about a year now and is ready to get off as soon as possible they say the methodone is in the bone marrow and I have to keep on going down slowly.... this means another year at least. Is ther no ohter help to shorten this process? How does he get off and start a normal life again?
what is your current dose of methadone? i successfully transitioned from methadone to suboxone in may. let me know...
Cal-Mag has been reported as effective in withdrawal from any drug, its effectiveness most dramatically observable with methadone and heroin cases. Methadone attacks bone marrow and bones so one usually encounters a severe depletion of calcium in methadone users, characterized by severe pain in joints and bones, teeth problems, hair problems.
I am not going to give you hell just truth because I am on methadone and have been 10 months and w/d from methadone is worse than sub any day i have w/d from sub and methadone i would take sub w/d over methadone anytime sorry not much help
I have been told that exercise and sunlight are known to raise serotonin levels, and have been walking several miles a day in the hot sun (95+.) I try to walk until my endorphins kick in, in hopes that they will grant me some relief from the hell of my slow withdrawl. This activity has the added effect of weakening me to sleep, though only briefly, and for a few hours at most. Your communications are greatly anticipated and for any insight you may have I am gracious.
From what I am told is that methadone takes a very long time to detox off of. Reason being that it seeps in your bone marrow making it very difficult to get off of. I have heard of people getting off of methadone w/suboxone but I don't know if thats a good idea? My suggestion is to see a doctor. Good luck.
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