Methadone and coffee

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417971 tn?1237146307 Not complaining about this either because once I get out of bed I'm fine, drink coffee, take my vitamins and everything else and latley this has been it. No sweating, no creepy crawlies, nothing physical. The one bad thing about feeling this good is that my cravings to take more is comming back, that just want to feel a little bit better than I just keep myself busy doing something to keep me out of the bathroom!!!!
Avatar m tn I never heard this either and doubt it has any merit. Methadone, caffine and nicotine are best friends and crave each others company. These 3 used to be how I started my mornings for many years but unfortunatly for me and most other methadonians, There are other get high drugs involved as well.
Avatar m tn Why does methadone cause such weight gain, and how can you combat this. I exercise daily, I eat very little and yet I cannot lose weight. Some days when I work out I get cold sweats and it feels like my dose is wearing out, then I take a break and calm down and everything is fine. Last time I was on methadone I put on 45 lbs and was completely inactive, I want to avoid those issues this time. Vitamins? Food diet? Does anything prevent the constipation and weight gain?
4407520 tn?1363015465 I made an account on here though, so anyone who can relate pr would like to talk about my (or their) gastroparesis and methadone issue, please add me as an friend and message me. Thank you. My prayers to all the sick.
Avatar n tn Hey girl I've been on methadone for 5 years. It slows down your metabolism and your digestive track. Also, most people who take methadone have cravings for sugary foods and/or chocolates. The first year I gained maybe 10 pounds and also had a baby while on it. The next year 10 or 15. Basiclly I was pregnant 5'7" and 137lbs in 2005. Now I am around 170. Most of it is in my gut. All the time people are asking if I am pregnant. Another side effect is no sex drive.
4597556 tn?1383308643 There are a lot of caring people that love to hang out and visit and drink coffee that you could meet and share this journey with right now. Have you made any NEW friends that are in recovery yet? What could you ADD to your day to get your mind off yourself for a bit? Hobbies? What interests you? I'm just thinking if you can start filling up your days with more activities, new goals, etc. then the focus will shift in your mind.
4407520 tn?1363015465 You did a decent taper, so hopefully it won't be too bad. Methadone stores in fat and bones, so it releases slowly and that's possibly why you're not feeling it yet. If you start taking Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc, 4 in the morning and 4 in the evening, it will help with the arms coiling up like snakes. That feeling is horrible, but will pass. Congrats on getting your life back, you won't regret it. Keep posting for support and advice.
Avatar f tn Yeah I sneeze a lot during the day but it's a reminder to me I am free of methadone. I am taking things one day at a time and doing things slow. I hear the coffee pot and can smell the coffee. Someone surprised me. I have been given a get out of jail card lol just had a sneezing attack. This methadone is a funny drug. I have to say I am so grateful I got off so easy this time. Other times I have tried it didn't go so well but I kept trying and I did it !!!!!!!!
1477820 tn?1287435681 we fully support people involved in methadone and sub programs I know methadone saves also keep people from wrecking theirs.. you just need to know the facts about it ....I was on 150ml and was on it for years tapering off methadone is not comfortable to go in and out of withdrawals along the way...then once your off it takes a good 90 days to start to feel well again.....I have helped several people off this is very typical of methadone withdrawal dont fool yourself...
Avatar f tn He grew tired of going and every time he went to the center, it made him depressed. He wanted off the methadone and asked repeatedly to lower his dosage but they told him it was "too soon" and they never did. My family and I were giving him rides to go down there but he told us he doesn't want to But now for the past week or so, he has been suffering from withdrawals, to the point where he cannot get out of bed. He has trouble sleeping and has not really eaten.
1636392 tn?1302714288 Looking to see if anyone has suggestions for the withdrawal symptoms from Methadone. I just finished a 6 month program and started my first day today with 0mg. I had been lowered 5mg every 3 days. I know this dosen't work for everyone but mentally even before I decided to try Methadone I was DONE with oxycotin, perc's, xanax's and everything else I used in pill form. I know that I will tough it out because I went 2 wks with nothing while waiting to get into the clinic.
Avatar n tn I have never had a history of falling asleep at the wheel until the done and the coffee. Wish they would have told me and why!!!Thanks again needhelpnow. That's what I don't like about the clinics, seems there's so many things they DON'T tell you about, but they sure make it plain as day when you owe money!!!Thanks afriend..........
Avatar m tn I was on 230 mg a day for just over year I went down to 100 never felt nothing I went down with in 3 weeks never felt nothing went to doc for oxy and even with oxy that last 100/was pretty rough.
4597556 tn?1383308643 You've complained of the drowsiness all along, and your doc (and others) have told you it's the Methadone. Methadone DOES cause drowsiness, that will improve as you drop down with your dose. While it may be annoying...later in the detox process, sleep will be hard to come by most likely, so enjoy your rest now! Anxiety will cause a person to "catastriophize" which is someone thinking and worrying about the absolute worst possible case scenario.
Avatar f tn Exercise is something I keep saying I'm gonna do but really struggle with the follow through with my low energy and long days at work and kids extracurricular activities and helping with homework. I really have a strong desire to be healthier and did well with it while on methadone but since I got off I can't seem to get back to my healthy lifestyle. I'm gonna have to work on it. We are taking a 2 week vacation next year with all of our kids.
Avatar f tn Congratulations and thank you for posting-your story is eerily similar to mine, dental work, pain pills and all! Today is my 8th day w/o methadone after three years of it and it has been a VERY difficult day, so I thought I'd stop by to see how others are doing...I'm so happy to hear you are 60 days clean! It's an inspiration! Can I ask you how long it took to have any energy again??? I've been taking clonidine at night, also, for what little sleep I get.
Avatar f tn I've gotten somewhat excited, because while I was on the done's this last time, for whatever reason, I couldn't drink my usual 2 cups of coffee in the a.m. So, now I can tolerate the smell and taste of the Starbucks coffee that I have so loved and adored for so long(it was only this last 4mo stent on the done's that bothered me, not while I was on Subs and not while on done's 3 years ago. Very odd!).
4614494 tn?1368359985 So I sleep at night and don't have the anxiety like I would if I keep drinking coffee all day. Just a thought....
135222 tn?1210436088 Two days ago I dropped another 2.5mg and am starting to feel it. It feels like I drank a bucket of coffee, queasy, and something I can only describe as restless body syndrome. On top of this I am dealing with seasonal allergies, gall bladder problems and the initial injury that started me on this stuff. I hate to sound like a crybaby but, man! If I am like this at a 5mg drop what am I going to be like at 10, 20 or 30? I can only hope that my body assimilates within the next few days?
4407520 tn?1363015465 Hi everyone, i always see people say they have trouble sleeping and im wondering if it is due to their muscles in their arms, legs, and back drawing up and feeling like they need stretched or they just hurt or is it that you just lay their awake unable to sleep, for me i could probably sleep if it wasnt for the awful pains, i was just wondering because i always see people post it, but no one ever describes it, also would stuff like ambien or trazadone make you sleep through those pains, or do pe
Avatar n tn I was on 40mgs of done, then waited 3 days befor starting sub.. I have been on it now for almost a month and down to 2mgs a day....I rtarted at 12 mgs. I wish i would have done this instead of done to get off pills....think it would have taken less time to get off sub. Anyways it is the best thing to happen to me ( sub ).worked really well for me......but this is just the beginning of my recovery, because staying clean is the hardest part. I have no problem keeping some sub around...
1636392 tn?1302714288 Will this pass faster since I was only on Methadone for 6mnths? I topped at 65mg and tapered by 5mg every 3 days....and i asked if theu could maybe split up my five....maybe after a few days of mg5 (was on 5mg for 6 days at the end) and they said no...which I was told I COULD DO...but thats besides the point. I am here now and mentally I still am just getting very tired. Anyone in similar situation or a past situation that relates?
417564 tn?1287986427 Do not listen to the statistics...and lose the fear we all have regarding methadone detox. The bodies natural ability to heal itself is just have to want it and be willing to work for it. Keep thinking positive, you have been a huge inspiration to us! Regarding the caffeine.....I think it is definately a good idea to lay off a bit. We are very fond of coffee, lattes, etc...but we had to give that up too.
228686 tn?1211558307 Sounds like your almost there. I read some of the posts about methadone and cant imagine having to quit that. What and inspiration for others on here. Awesome thats all i can say.
Avatar m tn So today is now 78days off methadone and having had a benzo habit a long side it has BEEN a living nightmare. I had been going to the methadone clinic for about 3yrs and had gone up to a dose of 180mgs. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I ended up tapering down to 47mgs before tightening up my boot straps and running from the clinic as fast as I could. I had been taking klonopin 2mg tablets along side my daily dose of methadone.
Avatar f tn He gives you all the room you need to grow and learn. I have withdrawn from methadone (and everything else) several times. I know from experience the best way is to taper and go slow. Don't be rigid with yourself.; do not push yourself. It goes in cycles. One week you will have an easy time coming down 2 mg. Another week you will just have to hold where you are. Same with the days. One day 30 mils will be just fine, the next day you will need 45 mils. Take what you need.
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.