Taking oxycodone with methadone

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I am nor sure I understand the question regarding the methadone and the oxycodone. is he prescribed both? is he in a methadone program and taking the oxycodone and benzos? It is very important for him to talk to his Doctor and tell him honestly what he has been taking and what dosage so the Doctor can help him ween off at a safe rate. it is not advisable to do this himself, he really needs the Doctor's assistance in tapering off these medications.
Many ppl find great relief with Methadone.... Indeed there are some interesting articles that praise benefits of Methadone in Pan Management. So relax and enjoy a restful night's sleep. :o) If you have additional question please feel free to post them...... we'll try to be helpful!
I understand some pain docs are trying methadone for their patients with little or no insurance. It's a very old synthetic, long-acting pain med, so consequently, it is very cheap. In smaller towns, however, the only place you can get it is through a methadone clinic for addicts. Also, methadone has its own problems when used long term. It really causes "dry mouth" so dental care and attention is essential.
I can tell you from my experience that we make the withdrawal out in our heads to be much worse than it actually is...don't let the fear stop you from taking your life back! I was on methadone for 7+yrs just for fear of withdrawal....today I'm 9 days off .....and as bad as it gets ...it's still better than when I was high on pills.........good luck to you......a life on pills is no life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
low dose formulations of oxycodone such as percocet(oxycodone/acetiminophen(tylenol)) or percodan(oxycodone/aspirin) which is most commonly given in 5mg or 10 mg tablets is usually given after certain surgeries and for people in severe pain. both oxycontin and percocet abuse has grown in popularity immensely in the past 10 years. its extremely drastic how fast it has arose to being a DOC for people. and the wd's are the same as other opiates of its kind like heroin or dilaudid.
I asked up front, as I do not take medications usually, if it was addicting I was told no. NO. Now here I am 2 years later not knowing if I am taking my 20 mg pills 4 to 6 times a day because I hurt or because of these withdrawl symtoms. I lost my job because I was unable to go back to work and now my disability is running out in August. i need to get off of these things.
Tactikal, If you have to keep one working, methadone may be an answer to you. If you are taking 10-15 perc's or oxy's a day, then only dose until you feel the cravys go away. Methadone was initially founded to help herion addicts in the early 70's. It is as strong as heroin. You will not need the dose of of a heroin addict or dilaudid addict(drug store heroin). My habit was dilaudid, and I bumped it of course. Methadone saved my life. I had been on it before, I withdrew from it before.
I have a friend who is prescribed methadone and 5mg oxycodone. And I always thought methadone was a opioid blocker. So wouldn't that bock the oxycodone??
ok so here is my question I have taken methadone to get off of the hydro and oxy's and it did work but I felt that methadone was just putting out fire with gasoline it just made me addicted to methadone and they started me off on a high dose.
I live in Washington state, my daughter is currently taking methadone and it's not a problem with pharmacies here, not yet anyway. From what I have read from other members and their posts; Florida is difficult regarding methadone. I wish I knew more so I could say more to help you. Currently, you are doing the only thing you CAN do - call around until you find a pharmacy that dispenses your medication. You could also call your doctors office for info.
Methadone is not used as much these days to treat pain. My father has been on it for over 15 years. He suggests going another route. I am on Fentanyl 100mcg with Oxycodone 15mg tablets (x2 every 4-6 as needed for breakthrough pain). This combination seems to work well for me. I have had ankle fusion surgery and have Chronic Pain in my lumbar spine along with Face Joint syndrome.
Were you taking any immediate release medication like the oxycodone with the methadone for breakthrough pain? If so, what was it?
I cold turky'ed off a fairly high dose of Methadone over three years ago, I was prescribed the Methadone by my pain control doc because he said it was "less addictive" than the oxycodone I was on and wanted off of. wtf? CTing methadone was the worst WD I ever had, listen to Gnarly, he is very knowledgeable about Methadone...I wish I could have had his insight and guidance when I was going through it. If I can be of any help let me know.
Some people told me you have to be down to at least 30-40mg of methadone to get on suboxone so you won't go thru any withdrawls, and some have told me that you can not take any methadone for 48 hours before taking the suboxone, cause it will make you sick. Do you have an answer?
EndTheMush, how in the heck did you get high on methadone...There was no high for me plus I took oxycodone which the methadone blocked a high for that/ How many milligrams are you taking I have been of methadone for six weeks, in its place I take oxycontin because I just had major painful about the worse knee surgery...
I to am still, & I use the term still detoxing off of methadone as it has been a long journey, I started going to a methadone clinic only out of 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!
I think I am better off weening off the oxycodone than replacing it with the meth? After 3 years of course I don't know how much of the pain relief is from the oxy. But I think it's wroth finding out. Enbrel is dangerous for me (had kidney cancer 6 years ago) but it worked wonders (releiving stiffness and inflammation mainly) Anyway, I have been reading about all this for days now. Decided on this forum to start. Any advice is welcome.
when I first started methadone I still did roxys for s week n a half and finally I told myself I wasn't helping n I stopped it took me over a month to feel ok on methadone I slept a lot. My husband went to jail like a month after I started methadone so I was stuck with my 3yr old son that cps had just gave back n I was trying to deal with addiction not a good environment. .
with oxy or ms contin, i can w/d with relative ease. i doubt i would be able to do that with methadone. my expierence with methadone was the old "jump juice junky clinics" of the late 60's and early 70's. needless to say it was an extreamly negative one. i don't want to sound "down on methadone" as i believe it is one ot the few glimmers of sanity left in the "war on drugs!" methadone just isn't fo me, thats all.
With regard to methadone (going onto it) being a huge mistake; I'd disagree. I haven't personally had the misfortune of having to battle any form of addiction but have patients at work who have, with many of whom I am now fairly close. I think it depends on the area in which you live, as to what the methadone patients are like. Apart from ONE patient (who is very obviously still using) all the patients seem to be doing well...
I've been taking oxycodone mixed with methadone for the past year. It has recently become unavailable to me & I was forced to stop cold turkey. It's been 11 days without it now, & I've developed some issues over the past week. I can not sleep, day or night. I've gone through withdrawls before, but never had sleep issues. I'm tired, & I go to bed at a decent time (between 8-12 pm), but I just lie in bed with my eyes closed a night.
I stopped taking the oxycodone because I was tired of up and down cycle of needing more. Taking the methadone made stopping oxycodone a lot easier. About 10% of the sweating, tiredness, watery eyes. My back pain stopped 5 days after stopping my medication. I came across your comment while I was looking for informaiton on oxycodone actually causing the back pain. I have heard from many that It will make your back really hurt, completing the cycle of needing more.
Hi and welcome! There are many factors, such as your overall health, age, medical issues, etc etc etc :). However, that being said, many on here DO safely detox at home from oxycodone. How much are you using per day and for how long? Looking forward to getting to know you :).
Help! I have been taking 30mg oxycodone for at least 2 years. I am at the point where I think if I try to detox it will kill me. I take between 8 and 12 a day! Yes a day. These are the instant release kind. I am ready to be done with these evil bastards. I just don't have any idea where to begin.
the only thing you need to do tos tart suboxne is not take any oxycodone for 24 hours prior to taking your first dose, so realistically your detox could be for only one day and you could realistically skip having to go through detox all together.
He was prescribed oxycodone and methadone. Although he is nowhere near as out of control as he was several years ago, I've seen him snorting his oxycodone several times. He tells me he does this when he needs to get the med into his system quicker for pain. He said he does not do this all the time. He has also traded some of his methadone for oxycontin several times. I don't know how he took the oxycontin. My question is this....
I have been taking hydrocodone for about 3 years and for the last year have been taking Oxycodone. I really want to stop, but when I don't take the oxy, I get the sweats and chills and my body hurts so bad. I take about 160mg a day. My question is, are these symptoms of withdrawl? and How long will this last?
I continued using and dealing for a year or longer until I found methadone. That is what I use now, along with occasional xanax. ( I am very self-disciplined in the fact that I only need to take 2.5-5mg of done daily vs. the people who have tricked themselves or abuse it and take 40-120mg daily. Thats why I hate the bastards at the done clinics) I decided early on that I wouldnt abuse my last resort to recover (Dones). I mentally fool myself but it also physically helps me out.
like avisg said, if he could taper down some it may be a little less shock to his system.....that is a high dose...there are different ways to quit...scan the health pages...lots of good info there....like gtm said...he has to want it and commit to the goal....it is a process that takes commitment...
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