Methadone and benzodiazepines

Common Questions and Answers about Methadone and benzodiazepines


Avatar f tn Basically, my son receives a daily methadone dose and also gets a script for klonipin. The catch is, he has adhd, and the klonipin gives my son the feeling that he is on speed. It is complete chaos when he's high on benzodiazepines. I am at a loss. He is a thirty year old man and has four children. He is undergoing treatment for hepatitis c as well. So, the drug interferon is being used on him.
374262 tn?1215201805 I always think if I can sleep through the bad times I can make it but the only sleep I can get is if I take xanax or somas. Was out of xanax and broke down and took somas. I had not been taking them. So now I have let myself down. I swear, I hate this stuff!! I hate it so much. The last time I had bad reactions to methadone I went a good while without pain meds or xanax but this time, I have been in such pain I took the pain meds the doc. gave me for my shoulder.
Avatar f tn Depression maybe existed before the long term heroin and benzodiazepines abuse but came up after all that....or had been present and led to substance abuse, since i've tried everything in my life. My shrink has started working with me to resolve some depression that was coming along with benzos and things, as well as he, as a person and doctor. Help!!I cannot take it anymore.. I am 7 weeks now on Zoloft (100mg) once every morning (in order to be able to fall asleep every night!!
Avatar f tn I really hope this will help!
Avatar f tn So I have been on methadone for the past 5 years and have gotten my life on track. I dont do ANY drugs, inlcluding alcohol and I have passed every drug test at my clinic since my admission date. I have straight A's at a university and was recently inducted into the honors society. I have a great home and a wonderful fiance. I made a very poor decision to start using opiates in the first place but I have done everything in my power to get my life turned around.
Avatar f tn Hi~ What are you taking and how much? I take it your bf and therapist think you are clean?
Avatar n tn My friend has been on clonipins for 10 yrs and was going to a methadone clinic about 3 yrs ago and both we're legal and her Dr. knew so I'm not 100% sure if it's ok, but I do know she was taking both by presciption...You could also try contacting a pharmacy and they may know or call poison control and ask them they may only tell you if you've already taken it.
Avatar f tn Most physicians have little to no experience with (or much knowledge of) methadone and how it works and especially methadone and pregnancy. A doctor must hold special licensing to prescribe methadone for opiate addiction, and have the appropriate opiate-substitution training to do so. Therefore, you may not always get the current or correct advice from a general physician or OB-GYN. Your methadone clinic can't steer you to an OB-GYN with the correct addiction training.
Avatar n tn Frankly, she is in a terrible place, and a lot of suffering, determination, and support is, and will be, in the future to get her completely off methadone. You both should learn, make decisions, formulate a plan, including aftercare, and execute the plan. Sounds easy, but it is not. The first step is knowledge. That, knowledge, is my best advice. Sorry no-one has replied to your post yet, but believe me, thare are many. many wonderful people on here who care and will help.
Avatar m tn I know that there is a lot of ignorance surrounding Methadone, AND ADDICTION IN GENERAL... especially when it comes to addiction and methadone Maintenance (that I am on). So if you don't like my suggestions, I DO UNDERSTAND and RESPECT YOUR OPINION on the matter. It is YOUR DECISION to make. =) Just wanted to TRY to give you something else to think about.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn I have read how much messing with opiates with benzodiazepines is dangerous. I am not experiencing any difficulty breathing, and no sleepyness that is not normal. Was this a safe thing to do?
Avatar n tn yeah u are on a relatively low dose of temezepam and the best news is that you are at the cut off level for being able to switch to suboxone, you need to be on 30mgs or less of methadone to be able tos witch over otherwise bad bad wds unimaginable will occur..
434196 tn?1206389470 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??
Avatar f tn I can say now that I finally remember what emotions are again. We don't realize it as the methadone cuts us off from friends, family, and ourselves. My 8 and 10 yr old children said that i am more present now and listen to them more. Keep your eye on the prize not the pain. Read other peoples posts, watch a move, just keep your mind off how bad you feel, it makes it worse. Good luck and keep us posted.
1481418 tn?1287881514 I was on oxy for a long time before I ever took a methadone and ya, methadone can get you pretty lit if you take a lot and it would probably appear just as if hes on oxy. As gnarly said if hes nodding out hes taking too much.
Avatar n tn As she was there a methadone user overheard her concerns and sold his methadone prescription to her. You can put the rest of it together from here.... It been two years now. I did find out that when she went to get medical advice they did stabilizer her at 100 mg a day. She says she is now down to 50mg a day and trying to ween 5mg at a time. Mind you I talked to her before about weaning and I thought she was much lower than that.
401095 tn?1351395370 how many had success with CT? tapering down and then quitting their DOC? SUB and now off of sub? methadone and now off of methadone? real stories from those who have made the 30 day clean mark from all narcotics and how u got u felt and advice u would pass on? the toughest time/like the first week/first day etc? what u would do different if u had to do it all over again...?
Avatar m tn I currently began going back to a methadone clinic and Ive been there for a week and a half but in that amount of tine I went from 40mgs all the way to 100mg within one week. So I started taking some left over klonopins so I popped them and started to catch a very euphoric rush because of the synergistic effect that causes the opiates and benzodiazepines to mix and interact causing heavy sedation, nodding out.
Avatar n tn For him to speak about it and say that he can't imagine being depressed and on methadone is unwarranted and uneducated. I am now on methadone and never uttered a word (except questions) about methadone before I was on it myself. I don't think it's fair or accurate for anyone, including myself, to make blanket statements about drugs that we've never tried. I think this is a case of people valliantly trying to help, even though they know little or nothing of the circumstances.
1021643 tn?1265577448 Hello....I really want to stop with methadone and benzodiazepines. I have tried to tapering down the methadone 150 mg and then I take more diazepam, nitrazepam Xanor (Xanax) flunitrazepam, Oxazepam.... all I can buy at the black marked in Oslo. I also get diazepam, nitrazepam from my doctor, and want to taper down the benzo before the methadone. I believe that is best? I have tried to tapering down my methadone and benz, but need to start serious with my problem.
Avatar f tn I am on it for both reasons also and does help a great deal for my pain after 6 back surgery's that little relief I get is taking meds and also knowing that I am not on street and been clean 2 yrs and only on methadone at stable dose of 95mg daily. Whitie your very right about all ppl that are dying from methadone a lot of them are from using xannax at same time. Is scary stuff!
Avatar f tn Methadone is a tough drug to come off but there's a lot of people here who gone through and will be able to give you some great hints. What dose were you on and for how long? Have you tapered down?
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3074366 tn?1340780287 I'm ok , for now.
Avatar f tn contact your doctor and do NOT drive I found this website called HARMD a while ago, the information in this website and the statistics about methadone are scary, and this does cover methadone maintenance and NUMEROUS people that died by taking one illicit 5 or 10 mg dose of methadone, JUST ONE PILL CAN KILL !! and the facts are staggering... if you are interested in any of my research about methadone...just let me know.
1684282 tn?1505701570 Benzodiazepines like Valium, Xanax and Ativan have been shown to lead to lip and palate malformation such as split lip. Alcohol consumption leads to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Pain pills, heroin, methadone and Suboxone, if not tapered during pregnancy, will leave the baby addicted at birth. Cocaine use can lead to insufficient blood supply to the baby and death of the fetus in the womb. If you quit before you are pregnant, none of these will be a concern.
Avatar f tn try melatonin it has helped me and detox of methadone and Tylenol pm . never realized how important it is till its gone.
182493 tn?1348056515 Chronic fatigue, sleeplessness, aches and pains, depression, anxiety, are all signs and symptoms of these deficiencies. Methadone also has profound effects on brain neurotransmitter production and function. It is also known that it creates havoc in what is called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis…which accounts for the chronic fatigue. And like all opiates, methadone down-regulates opiate receptors in the human body thus the long lasting aches and pains associated with withdrawal.