Losing weight while methadone

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Avatar f tn is it possible to loose weight on methadone while walking an hour daily every day drinking lots of water with no late night eating
Avatar n tn hey i had a similar problem. while using i never lost weight but while quitting i lost and kept losing and by the end of six months i had lost 15 kgs. but now i ve started gaining again. it was really depressing losing weight like that. don t worry eventually it ll be back.
Avatar f tn Is it normal to be losing weight after detoxing from methadone? While on methadone I was a fit 5'3 115 & over the past month I,ve lost almost 15 pounds, which is ok, but I really dont want to lose any more weight, & I do eat but not like I did on methadone, any recomondations & is this normal?
Avatar n tn Methadone hampers the digestive system. It doesn't allow your digestive tract to take in nutrients properly. Eat alot of fresh veggies and fruit. Take plenty of vitamins and supplements. This may help. You have lost a dangerous amount of weight. Go to a different Doc. I have been on Methadone for 18 months am in day 5 of being clean. Good luck.
Avatar m tn The taper down from 200mg methadone to 100mg did nothing for my weight. In fact, I believe I gained a few pounds while at 100mg. WTF? I was told by the staff at my clinic methadone does not cause weight gain. They repeated that line like a mantra as the weight piled on. My question is how low will my dose have to be before I lose some weight. I no longer believe a word the clinic says. I'm fat as a spring hog. I have always been slender no matter what I ate. Should I consider suboxone?
Avatar f tn Is this common after methadone- he put me on lisinopril to control it. Can it ever be normal again without meds? i am losing weight,low salt and he has cleared me to exercise.
1323548 tn?1367331258 T HARDLY BEND MY SKIN IS THICK AND TIGHT ,IIDONT REMEMBER WHEN I STARTED LOSING WEIGHT BEFORE,i CANT HOLD 350POUNDS THAT IS WHY I DECIDED TO DETOX THE PAIN FROM MY MS IS WORSE AT THIS WEIGHT,I HAVE BEEN ON IT NOW FOR 10 YEARS. WILL THE WEIGHT COME OFF ? AND WILL THE DETOX BE WORSE THIS TIME BECAUSE I BEEN ON IT LONGER LAST TIME IT WAS ABOUT A YEAR,I DIDN'T HAVE PROBLEMS UNTIL I GOT TO 3MG.
Avatar f tn First, he must have a doctor he can see, so have him checked out. Ultimately it sounds like he needs to lose weight, but have a doctor check out the throwing up, pain near his kidneys and the "just over all not feeling well" --- methadone doesn't do that to people. Unless he's trying to lower his dose, but you didn't mention that so I'll assume he isn't.
Avatar m tn OK I got on methadone when I found out I was preg I was on 90 mg for 11 months I gave birth and stayed on the methadone a month longer only weighing 95 -100 pounds I lost all my baby weight I went to jail and went cold turkey I went to the lighthouse program for women n children !
Avatar f tn m going to gain all the weight back!! Has anyone while tapering lost weight but gained a couple pounds back then started losing again when continuing to go down? Or is it just me? Other question will I lose a lot of weight while I'm tapering or will I lose most of it once I'm off completely? Or will I not lose it all? Lol sorry for so many questions I just have no one around me at my clinic who has come off that I no.
Avatar f tn I am tapering down off methadone I started tapering at 120mg I am now at 30mg as of today. When I started my clinic I weighed 125 pounds or 120 not positive the exact but I got up to 225 pounds at my highest weight. I've been on methadone for four years now, sence I've started to come off my weight has gone down to 180pounds. When I first started tapering I lost all that then when I hit about 55mg I stopped losing weight and haven't lost a pound sence.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar n tn my hubby gained heaps of weight on methadone too. he started losing some when he began tapering. he tried dieting but nothing really worked. it seems to be a common problem with methadone.
662972 tn?1270166301 Ive been on and off methadone for years, currently been clean from methadone for almost a year. Anyways I always gained weight while I was using methadone, this last time I gained 40lbs in 6months. I also had terrible swelling that would occur in my legs and feet, which I was told was associated with methadone. I know all of my weight issues weren't totally due to methadone, alot of it was my diet and lack of excercise.
Avatar n tn s and I was 103 lbs at 5 foot, I know I needed to gain weight but after 1 year I started noticing really rapid weight gain. I was freaking out and so my methadone clinic ran some test and they came back with a hypothyroid. I now weigh 170 and this weight gain happend with in 5 months.. sad and very depressing I am not on a dosage of 0.05 of lythothyroxine/eltroxin and I am wondering if anyone has had any sucsess losing weight and feeling normal with this..
Avatar n tn From what I've read so far it looks like there are not many solutions for losing weight while taking methadone. I was injured at work in 1975 and have suffered with severe chronic back pain since. It was not until 1997 that I started an Opiate program and what a blessing it was to get some relief after 30 plus years. One commitment I made to myself before ever starting was to stay on the same dosage once the program began.
Avatar f tn u really shouldn't try to lose weight while pregnant. but if u get bad morning sickness u may not have a choice. try to keep ur weight the same or if it bugs u talk to ur doc. good luck dear!
Avatar f tn My average healthy weight is 60kg and I'm 161cm tall, now I'm 75kg which is overweight. I just finished the 3rd month yesterday. Is there a way to lose weight without hurting the baby? Cuz it's not healthy for me to stay in this weight while I'll gain 12kg more while pregnancy. Nothing hard or hurtful, walking is hard here since I'm in saudi Arabia and the heat reach 40c. I'm looking for healthy diet that won't hurt the baby if I do it.
Avatar f tn m at 41 days now, appetite came back after about two weeks. I tried losing weight while on methadone, working out didn't help. I've seen a lot of people (generally women) that gain weight while using methadone. It's the hell of all hells and detox isn't pretty but it has to be done to see the light!
Avatar f tn I've been on it for about 3 1/2 yrs, and got pregnet within the first year I was on it. My highest dose was 80mgs and never had a weight problem, my highest weight was 135-140. At nine months preg. I was up to 265mgs and was all belly and gained 28pnds. After I had her I blew up to 204pnds and ever since then I've been coming down. My Daughter will be 2yrs old May 15th. I lost about 15pnds last summer, and I've been doing everything, to lose it.
Avatar f tn ve come down some but not as much as I was hoping to have lost so far. Does anyone have any advice on losing weight while tapering? Or experience with this.
Avatar f tn I was wondering if any of you have successfully lost weight or stayed the same while pregnant. They only thing I plan on doing as far as losing weight is to eat healthy foods and not to overeat like I tend to do and to also excercise. I know if Im prego I shouldnt overdo myself on exercise but light exercise and walking wont hurt! :) I just would like to minimize the chance of getting gestational diabetes or preclampsia while prego! :) Thoughts, opinions, concerns, etc are all welcome!!!