Methadone withdrawal weight loss

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CHINESE HERBS and ACCUPUNCTURE seem to be two of the best ways to treat withdrawal syndrome, and the long-term "post accute withdrawal syndrome" (or "abstinance syndrome"). Methadone has a long-term post accute withdrawal period - sometimes it NEVER goes away. I've heard of people getting off of methdone for a few years, and after being miserable the whole time they get back on methadone - why be miserable when a medication allows you to feel "normal" again?
Then when you can make this as comfortable as possible you should beable to eat, the weight loss can be devestating and only adds to feeling so weak. This is not the cure all for methadone withdrawl but when I went through it I got NO help from the program who had no problem getting me addicted to a drug 10 times stronger then the heroin I was using, they basicly just patted me on the back and said good luck, hope ya don't die. They were sure I would be back, I stayed away for 10 years.
Do you think your thoughts are too much and way over the top causing sleep loss,weight loss,etc...? If so, you might want to talk with someone about that... You sound like you're on the right track but you didn't mention how much you take and how fast you're tapering.
Since then I've done a lot of reading and understand that I probably was injected with Buprenorphine and got sick because I was detoxing. I also attribute the weight loss to the detox, and I got very thin, too thin for me. About 10 months ago I was having constant migraines that would not respond to any medication. I went to a neurologist who sent me to a pain specialist who recommended opiates for pain. Since my experience 8 years ago I have steered clear of all opiates.
My son is having problems with weight gain due to Methadone and alot of energy loss and lacidazical.
weight gain. Methadone does generally make u gain weight, although doctors say it doesn't. There r very few cases that I know of ppl not gaining or losing weight. Methadone actually makes ur body hold in water and holds in ur fats. Mdone makes u crave sweet food so eating it continues to stick in ur body to fats that r already there. I have never weighed over 115 lbs until mdone n then went up to 155 lbs. I've dieted, excercised,n tried diet pills n nothing helped.
But I also run every day but I always have even when taking 80 mg. I think tapering methadone helps with weight loss, but you also need to exercise and really watch what you eat, cut out sweets as much as possible it makes you crave them. I used to eat icecream every night and never did before taking methadone. I cant wait until Im completely off this EVIL drug!!!! Good luck to all of you!
I know everyone loses their methadone weight in different ways but I was wondering if anyone started losing the weight as they tapered down? If so, around what mg were u on when the weight started coming off? Or did most of it come off AFTER u stopped taking methadone? One more question I have is if anyone can tell me why some people decide to switch to subs from methadone towards the end of recovery? Is it easier to get off than methadone? Is it better?
Has anyone been put on a thyroid hormone replacement medication, and did it help to lose weight???? I have been looking for weight loss sucess stories with methadone patients but have had no sucess...Can u lose weight on methadone is my question?
I immediately went on a diet and noticed that the weight was ALOT harder to loose. (cuz of the methadone.) I've noticed that for the most part the weight gain has a harsher affect on women.
A dr started me on suboxone. I had extreme weight loss and I am stil;l trying to get off sub. When i tried to stop I couldn't move off the bed. I lost 35 lbs in 6 months and continue to lose. I am down to 2 half twice a day. Trying cold turkey I was still so lethargic I neededd help to the bathroom. I read you can get suboxone out of your system in 4 days the take another opiate that was easier to detox from.
I have been addicted to heroine/methadone for a total of 6 years when I was younger. Came off relatively easily a couple of times. Clean for years, then started again about ten years ago. stupid stupid stupid !!!! I was depressed at the time, obviously. My husband died four months ago, and a month later, after the the funeral, I just stopped. I had often had to stay up all night looking after him, and the two mgs subs were not enough to give me the energy I needed.
It is characterised by insomnia, anxiety, loss of appetite and of body-weight, tremor, perspiration, tinnitus, and perceptual disturbances. These symptoms may be similar to the original complaint and encourage further prescribing; some symptoms may continue for weeks or months after stopping benzodiazepines. A benzodiazepine can be withdrawn in steps of about one-eighth (range one-tenth to one-quarter) of the daily dose every fortnight.
After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
I am convinced that these are the symptoms of codeine/hydrocodone withdrawal. WHAT do I do about this? I can't STAND it!!! I have three children to take care of (two of them are babies). I can't take care of myself now because I am "sick" so to speak. I have been completely honest with my husband about this. He agrees that this is probably withdrawal, I need to do "cold turkey" (what choice do I have anyway?) and tough it out for the next week or so.
The doctor at my program suggested I have my thyroid tested for underactivity due to symptoms such as weight gain, eyebrow loss, sluggishness, numbness in my hands, swollen feet, legs and hands plus family history. There is also a family history of early menopause and my hormone levels show I am in that range. I have not been on birth control for 8 years and have never gotten pregnant so that was an issue also. My thyroid tested fine but my blood sugar level wasn't. My primary care Dr.
pdf) is available for you to download and print to find out more about the program offered at The Royal Women's Hospital. Withdrawal from methadone treatment during pregnancy is strongly discouraged due to the risk of miscarriage, premature labour, fetal death and possible return to dependent heroin/opiate use.
She would sicken and possibly die (we all know they say methadone withdrawal doesn't kill, but the system failure that comes from the stress of the withdrawal does, so it's the same thing!! I understand why you're upset, but keep in mind being on methadone for someone new to all this is a depressing and humiliating experience. You've no idea of the type of people she has to deal with at the clinic, both patient and providers.
It depends on your dose of methadone, your weight, your tolerance, and your ability to handle drugs like a friggen adult. Just don't OD on anything - take them as prescribed, I have been on methadone for 2 years at 205 milligrams a day, yes I said 205 mg's a day, plus I am on valium and switching to klonopin because the valium does absolutely nothing at all!! I might as well be eating a raisin or something with the valium. So my doc thinks we should try the klonopin and so should I.
Just so you know, it looks like this is probably a stomach virus, and not just from the nicotine withdrawal. It seems unlikely it would be this bad after all this time...of course, I could be wrong! :) I know smoking helps the digestion, so wasn't surprised I've had some stomach problems during it all, but I literally can't eat anything right now without *dire* consequences. I'll check in later or tomorrow, if I'm feeling better.
Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! If the effect of methadone withdrawal has worn off, you need not take any drugs now. You can discuss with your treating doctor. What you can do is eat healthy, take up yoga and meditation, drink plenty of fluids and exercise regularly. This will help you keep healthy weight and happy. Adding a multivitamin to your daily medication (if you are on any) may also help. Take care!
EVERYTHING you're feeling (including the sense of loss and grief) is TOTALY normal. When you want to cry, cry...cry all day long, it's okay! If you feel mad, scream into a pillow! Try not to take your anger out on your little girl. She's probably scared as it is, kids are very observant, I'm sure she's noticed that something has been going on. If you need to, take her to your parents.
I tried to stop taking it before but could not because of the withdrawal symptons. In December 2001 I started slowly going off of it. I am down to taking 10mg every 5 days. Once the 5th day comes I experience dizziness, I'm tired, vision is a little blurred and it feels wierd when I blink (like a head rush). Right now I am pregnant and the withdrawal effects along with the pregnancy effects are just too much for me to handle. My obgyn said it's okay for me to continue taking Celexa.
If I do not stop I will Die as they cause my appetete to disappear and have lost to much weight that I am so weak I barely go anywhere
I finally got to post!! I have been experiencing severe withdrawal/depression the last few days, so much that I have found myself crying on a few occasions, I have been feeling like there is no way out of this awful life style, and if I get close to being clean, I get scared when I think of leading a sober life..... I can't handle it anymore, I lie to everyone, I hurt everyone and I waste all my godamn money on drugs, what the hell is the point?
As for the weight loss. That is good. Your health will hopefully straighten out now in the next months. Just keep trying to get some exercise as you loss the rest of the weight if you need too. The skin. Not sure. I don't know much about that. Your husband is a doctor. Does he say anything if it will Spring back or not? Keep posting here so we can hear how good things are. I'm glad your husband is trying. Get that new bed. Go on dates or just eat dinners together and talk.
During the two years, I gained a lot of weight due to testosterone loss from the Methadone. I'm 14 days into this hell and it's getting worse as the days go by. The first ten days I would repeat any day instead of this hell I'm in. I was originally prescribed pain pills for my back/leg and good ol' doctor, to get money, took me from Tramadol/Vicodin to MS Contin/Percocet since CII's can't be called in and need an appointment to write (at least in Ga).
Oh - I suppose these are my intentions - and I guess I am looking for someone to agree and make be feel better about it! Nurofen is a lot less powerful than vicoden and I hoped that withdrawal might be easier...............
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