Side effects of methadone long term

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HEY EVERYBODY How come no-one's talking about "long term effects" and how it AFFECTS you? (lol) THIS FORUM SAYS "long term effects" at the top. I wanna talk about long term effects, but it seems like everyone who succesfuly stops, ALSO STOPS COMING TO THIS WEB SITE! I'm guessing that this is the case because this "long term" forum seems to be full of people that are talking about being on their 3rd to 30th day of detox.
I have been reading Dan's numerous postings touting the wonderful benefits <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span>, and absence <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> any ill <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. Although some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> his posts are a bit forceful and one-sided, I have decided that as a Methadone-user, his defensive diatribes must be warranted. And since the research apparently shows NO ill effects if taken as perscribed, I must say: I'm gonna go for it!!! Nothing negative! No toxic effects! Guaranteed, regardless of my addiction or medical history or current afflictions!
both are hynotics and amnesia is one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the potential side-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>... i could tell you more stories <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> **** that i have done on halcion and ambien but it would take up too much room... but i have done some crazy assed **** on it! i take seroquel for sleep and it works just as well and i don't suffer black outs from it. i think taking ambien and having amnesia from it is what being multiple personality disorder would be like... "following trail of pretzels to phone, hmmm....
Your doctor won’t tell you the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> what you are taking because he probably doesn’t know or is unwilling to make an educated guess. I was on 400 mg of Tramadol a day (among other drugs that I sometimes took with the Tramadol) for 5 years and monitored myself in various ways. Using a digital home BP kit to monitor my BP I worked out that it would rise to roughly 160/100 about 2 hours after taking the Tramadol and then gradually drop back to at best borderline high BP of 140/90.
Actually there are several very good articles on the use <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> treatment <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> chronic pain. It is beleived to be the narcotic least apt to be abused and has the least side effects. I'm sorry I forgot the author (a respected PM Physician) of the best and most informative article but maybe someone here will remember. I found it by goggling it. Dosage may have to be increased in time but again they beleive not as often as other opiates.
does anyone at ALL feel frustrated, used, mislead, and just angered that the (your doc/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> people)did not at least warn YU <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the possible head/brain issues with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> Methadone use? When i did some research, i found that this was known in 2001!!!!! not just 2012!!!! Probably before 2001. in the U.K they were dispensing Methadone much earlier than North America. I am in Ontario Canada. Blaming them or anyone for my addiction i am not!! Is not a reasonable expectation that the C.O.P.S.
I use the term still detoxing off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> as it has been a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> journey, I started going to a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> clinic only out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> sheer fear of withdrawal from oxycodone, it was the wrong choice for me, but theirs not anything I can do about it now, so regardless of that, I have gone from 95 mgs down to 12, yipi!
It was hell trying to decrease from that high of a dose down to 30mgs to make the switch to suboxone. High doses <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> have really screwed some people up. Also as a new <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> patient be sure to pay special attention to your oral hygiene. I would reccomed to start using products for dry mouth made by biotene as Methadone causes nasty dry mouth at night. Keep a big glass of ice water by your bed and keep your fluids up.
from it, you are not only in danger of loosing your pain medication from your doctor, but you are in serious danger <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> accidentally killing yourself. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> has a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> half life, which means that it stays at a certain level in your bloodstream over a longer period of time . Doubling your dose as you are doing means that you are increasing the cumulative amounts of Methadone in your bloodstream and because of that, you can cause your body to develop respiratory suppression , and you can die.
i want to know the side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> saboxone, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> n short <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span>. ive been taken 1 to 2 saboxone a day. im not even into pills but when i tried it, i like the feeling. and i want to know the side effects, i heard memory loss was one? i took 2 **** tests on it and i passed. if anyone knows for sure please let me know, thank you.
we did it a few times but I mines as well be getting my oil changed fro the amount of interest in it eventually I couldn't even keep it up and sex became impossible just know its not you and this happens to most guys after your on it a few3 years on the bright side im 586 days clean and my sex drive has came back with a vengeance in time your hubby will get sick of the program and will quit it I would encourage this to anyone thats been on long term the side effects are not worth the benefits I
Does <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> leave the patient very tired? What are the side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>? Just wondering. I think this is a life long plan for now which is why I really want to know what people are like on Methadone versus the other pain meds. Thanks for your input. Is it possible to be tapered off of Methadone ever - if necessary?
I am not quite sure if switching over to Methadone is going in the direction <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> going off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> drugs or just going deeper into <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> addiction.Research all avenues before you make a decision .We are here to help.
The problem with most addiction doctors that prescribe Methadone is they give out way to large of quanities <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span>. Most addicts cannot keep their hands out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the cookie jar. I have thought <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> and hard about this. I need the supervision that the clinic provides. Anyway, every addiction doc in my area will not do the paper work to prescribe Methadone. Or they are not confident enough to prescribe Methadone.
Thanks for the diet hippy. I will try that. Does anyone know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> a good descrete way to eliminate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> side affects. I've been off it for twelve days now. I'm still weak and just want to know how long this is going to last. Does anyone know when the side affects end for Methadone??
My GP is aware of this, and we are gradually coming <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> it. But will there be any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> damage to my internal organs? I have never been above 120mg a day. Has this already caused me problems, or is it unlikely? I must say, I originally took this for migraine. . not effective for that now, but still have to take it. All done through my GP and have never experimented with any drugs even tobacco!
if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> has no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> then why about a week after i came off Methadone did i urinate blood every time i passed urine for about 24 to36 hours then things cleared up
Terrible long term side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>,mental and phycical. My convinced there is no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> , he is wrong and has no clue. Has there been any new information on stoping suboxone use. It is taking a toll on my mental and pysical heath??? pcacake.
He explained there was a good possibility that I may have to take it for the rest <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my life; many <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> his patients do. He did say that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> use is usually at smaller doses than I was on (8 mg. to begin with). To make me feel better, to try to make me feel that it wasn't that big a deal, he said something like "You'd be surprised at the people who come in here. Attorneys, all kinds of professional people.
they had to give him 3 shots of morphine at the hospital to get him calmed down he was in so much there any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> that might come up because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> this....if there is a site to go to please send me the other question...could this have killed or hurt him seriously.....
I would like to know what are the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> Oxycontin abuse? I was put on Methadone for five days to wean me from the Oxycontin. I felt no symptoms of withdrawl during that whole time. I haven't used in 20 days however for the last four nights I have been sweating so bad that I actually soak the bed. Is this normal? I also experience stomach pain every morning and sometimes through out the day. Thank you very much for your service, Chad P.S.
Everything you say is the same for me, the effects on my body were extremely fast and I am now more terrified <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the Zydol than the pain from my back (herniated disc). For the first month I thought they were brilliant but then my body quickly needed more and more to stop breakthrough pain and then the other side effects set in. I am trying to go off them cold turkey at moment and it is HELL. I realise everyone has different tolerance to drugs so it will be different for everyone.
One thing i might suggest, i've been told that exercise is a #1 key to getting through the withdrawals quicker. My husband was in rehab, addicted to oxys (quite a bit too), and also 50 mgs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> per day. He was off of everything within 5-days, and felt relatively good. Just had some mild cramping and problems sleeping.
I WAS GIVEN 15 MG THE FIRST DAY INCREASING TO 20 THE NEXT DAY, AND UP TO 100 MG DAILY FOR THE PERIOD <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 5 YRS. ON <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> use <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> METHODONE YOU CAN AND WILL KICK HERION. THERE IS NO WITHDRAWALS.THE OTHER PROBLEM WITH THIS IS METH IS ADDICTIVE ALSO. I WOULD RECOMMEND long term THERIPTY of METH. WITHOUT THE HIGH DOSE 15-20 MG IS MORE THAN ENOUGH. I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THIS BECAuse I KNOW WHAT THIS DID TO ME AND MY FAMILY.
I was wondering if anybody else on sub. experience side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>? One <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my biggest is tiredness and lack <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> motivation.. Whats everybody elses? I've been on 16mg for 4yrs now. Down from 32mg.
I'm on Wellbutrin and it's one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> but while I was getting the injections it was horrible. I'd sweat for no reason just sitting in my office chair. My night sweats got 10x worse. Everything has finally calmed down now 2 months after my last injection. I gained 10lbs in a month and I'm still trying to get rid of it.6 to go. The weight gain alone is enough to make me never have another steroid injection.
The only use for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Methadone</span> is for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> pain management or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> replacement therapy. Again I wish you the best of luck, Im sorry I couldnt be more positive but I have to be honest. Let us know how things go, take care.
It's not a funny thing. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> pain management with opiates cause sexual dysfunction <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 50% of all patients, both men and women. It causes testosterone deficiencies in both men and women, which is called hypogonadism. Docs are supposed to monitor testosterone levels, but seldom do because the topic just doesn't come up in the Doctors office. It's not just men that need to worry either, in fact it's of critical importance to women. Check it out, there's a lot more to read: pain-topics.
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