Methadone vs oxycodone

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Oxycodone stays in your system longer - however it has the same 'effect' duration as Hydrocodone. I've always found Oxy to be stronger, but a bit more of a 'rough' (lack of a better description) high. Hydro took more pills, but the high was more euphoric for me -- peaceful but excited and full of energy - and can't stop talking. In the end - Oxy will probably take longer to over come WD's. We're talking maybe 2-3 days, but that's a long time when you are feeling sick.
I never understood how people stay on suboxone, subutex or methadone for such a long *** time after they have quit the initial drug they are stuck on. Its kinda like substituting another drug in the other drugs place. A lot of docs just want your long term business and $$$. Wait thats Exactly like a legal drug dealer huh, no way? Wow, imagine that! Im not saying your doc is, i was just makin a point about some ******* docs that dont give a ****. Stay strong and stay sober!
I have been on pain medication mostly oxycodone or vicodin. Vicodin did nothing for my pain while oxycodone made it bearable. I was taking 4 to 6 oxys a day and it was working just fine, well as good as you can get with the medical conditions i have. I had the i.u.d. in and somehow we fell in the .1 percent of still getting pregnant.
Anyways, right now I am running 2 separate prescriptions, 1 for 60x40mg OxyContin (prescribed 1 pill twice daily), the other is 240x5mg Pms-Oxycodone (prescribed 2 pills 4 times daily). I REALLY NEED to stop taking this stuff...I'm sure this has been said before, but I do have legitimate pain that many neuro-orthopedic surgeons say "will never fully go away." First off, I want to get back to 1 prescription only, due to the potential legal consequences of "double doctoring.
Has anyone heard of using medical marijuana in place of methadone or with methadone for this type of pain. My pain starts off in small short waves like being electrocuted and branded with a hot iron increasing to a level so intense I become delirious and both physically and mentally incapacitated. If there is anyone reading this that can relate and may have suggestions I am open to all suggestions.
Do not play aroud with oxycodone or contin, take it as prescribed ad you should be ok as far as terrible w/d's. Methadone w/d's were much worse and even after rehab I went back to it, sadly. I was then itroduced to suboxone and got on that program, which worked extremely well. I have been sober for over a year, I have never bought i to the AA NA philosophy and I had my wisdom teeth removed, took oxycodone like I was supposed to and I didn't crave it or become re-addicted.
Can you possibly relate a comparative for me that might rank dropping off the oxycodone vs. the methadone. Right now my methadone dose is 10Mg 3 times a day. For them moment I'm taking 10Mg twice a day and 5Mg at bedtime. I have severe sleep apnea and I don't want to die from not breathing in my sleep and since even at 5mg I woke up sweating last night it's a concern. A real one. Oh it's a wondeful life of pain for sure...
Hello, I began a Methadone Maintanence Program 9 days ago, with my 2nd dose coming today. During the interview stage with a counselor, I was told that caffeine would adversely affect the Methadone I was receiving. Is this true? And if so, is there some sort of chemical reaction or interference at the opiate receptors, or is she just generalizing about the effects of caffeine on patients in this type of program? Thanx...
When I read about people putting themselves through torture to get off methadone (or other opioids), I wonder why they are doing it. Methadone in smaller split doses has no bad side effects, but when I have to dose once daily at a clinic I need considerably more methadone to "hold" me for 24hrs. until my next dose (back at the clinic EVERY DAY), and then I suffer from constipation, depression, no libido, etc.
Or are you on two meds now? Methadone and Oxycodone now? !o mg of Methadone twice a day and Oxycodone 240 mg/day? Because i was reading it as you were changed to just two 10 mg Methadone and that was it. Good to hear that you are able to work with the med change and have good support! That is great.
People commonly think of opiates, such as morphine, or semi-synthetic opioids derived from opiates, such as oxycodone, when they think of drug dependence or addiction. But as anyone who drinks three cups of coffee a day is bound to realize, the body can become dependent on far less damaging substances, as well. Many people using drugs to manage their pain are dependent on those drugs without being addicted to them. They take the drugs to function normally and live productive lives.
I was on narco for 4 years then as my pain was worse, my pain specialist started Started me on endocet 10mg. ( oxycodone 10mg with acetaminophen 325mg.) Percocet is oxycodone 5 mg with acetaminophen 325mg) I started the endocet by taking 1/2 tablet to 1tablet 4 times a day,, I found the oxycodone to be better for me than the norco. My pain specialist does not like having to adjust methadone doses..... I have been on endocet 10mg for 7 years..and with the same pain specialist for 13 yrs..
I have been on 30 mlg of methadone for at least 8 years now. does anyone know if I stop will i go through withdrawls? i feel its a low does and im very scared. it does work for the pain and its cheep since i lost my health insurance. can someone please tell me anything? I hear its worse than getting off herion, but again im a only 30mlg a day but for 8 years.
Opioid tolerance is a large concern, so I rotate my medications -- oxycodone to morphine to hydromorph to methadone -- every few years. Often I get some benefit in reducing equivalent dose through cross tolerance. Because you have a high tolerance to opiates, risks of overdose and respiratory arrest are greatly reduced. However, new research has identified that opioid-induced-hyperalgesia (OIH) is a possible outcome of high-dose opioid therapy.
As many if you know I am tapering off of high dose fentanyl patches (and eventually oxycodone) prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease over the past 20 years. I take the medication as prescribed but I now believe I am being prescribed too much. My psychiatrist suggested going on methadone to help the taper from fentanyl. He said that since it has a longer half-life it is easier to taper from and that the methadone taper will create less withdrawals.
percocet will also give you polycythemia because of the Tylenol effect on your liver ; you need to be taking plain oxycodone, the narcotic portion of Percocet if that is truly a probem
I have access to morphine, hydrocodone, Norco, Oxycodone, and Methadone but I want to wing off of one of them or actually all of them but what is the best way to wing off. I know everyone is going to have different opinions but I'm just curious.
I've been slowly tapering off of a 15 year Methadone maintainence program for about 2 years now. Roughly dropping 5 milligrams every month or so. About a month ago my dose was at 3 mgs. At that point I really didn't feel to bad during the day although the nights were horrible due not being able to sleep. At that point I decided to just stop the meth all together, rather than prolonging the agony of dropping from 3 -2, then 2-1 etc.
I do agree that buprenorphine (Suboxone/Subutex) is a much better, safer choice for us hcv carriers as it's only a partial opioid agonist. Full agonists such as morphine, oxycodone, herion, & methadone cause certain immune functions to hibernate but heightens other immune functions (i.e. Reason for replication due to virus being threatened). I speak from experience an not just from the few clinical trials that have been done.
My insurance stopped paying for brand oxycontin so I was switched to Methadone for pain management. My mood definitely changed on those. It was awful. So I went back to the oxycontin and pay out of pocket. We all react differently so you very well could be reacting to the oxycontin. However taking a medication and having to take more than what is prescribed is not good for you long term. You need a proper pain medication so you don't need to take more medication than you need.
Hydrocodone (schedule III, in bulk formulations only containing hydrocodone its schedule II) is a opioid that is a mild potency opioid, in between codeine and oxycodone. Oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin, Tylox) is about 50% stronger than hydrocodone , where as hydrocodone is about 50% stronger than codeine.
Examples of full agonists are heroin, oxycodone, methadone, hydrocodone, morphine, opium and others. An antagonist is a drug that blocks opioids by attaching to the opioid receptors without activating them. Antagonists cause no opioid effect and block full agonist opioids. Examples are naltrexone and naloxone. Naloxone is sometimes used to reverse a heroin overdose.
I am currently taking 2 Percocets a day (10 mg each) and three Methadone a day (10 mg each). Just guessing, I would say that one 5 mg Percocet would be the equivalent of maybe three or four ES Vicodin? I don't think I would even feel I had taken anything if I were to take one 5 mg Percocet, I basically don't feel anything with the 10 mg anymore, so don't ask me why I am still taking them. The ER must have given you a large RX for the Percocet if you are considering taking 10 of them a day.
I also don't know how the suboxone works vs the methadone. I know the methadone needs to leave your system before you take the suboxone. Is it even worth it for him to take the suboxone or should he just muscle through it?
He wouldn't return any of my calls so I went to the emergency room for withdrawal. They gave me Antibiotics, an in-haler, and OXYCODONE, till I could get back with my Doctor. Crap!, I didn't even want the Oxycodone, just the cough syrup. I've had Hydrocodone pills from Dentist visits lying around for years that I never took, till I found out that it was the hydrocodone and no other substance, that was suppressing the urge to cough.
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