Methadone and depression

Common Questions and Answers about Methadone and depression


1540680 tn?1295333410 I don't think there is a non-narcotic substitute that will allow me to function and work with the back pain that I have. Has anyone else experienced depression from methadone or from any other painkiller? Were you able to continue taking the painkiller and yet be treated for the depression as well?
Avatar n tn Methdone can does have some problems and side effects than are different and worse than regular opiates including, anxiety-depression, severe contipation and sweating and bone weakness among others.
Avatar f tn The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months. Thus, it is not easy, but it gets better and better over time and you can look forward to a drug free healthy energetic you in the future. Take a look at my blogs about options for detox and recovery. You may also take a look at my clinic website where I also have my blogs and a lot of other inf about drug addiction and recovery. It is at Good luck to you.
Avatar n tn My boyfriends closest cousin hung himself at 14 three years later his father was murdered. As a result he is addicted to opiates. He has been going to a methadone clinic for 9 months and we have a 15 month old son. He is coming down 3 mg a day from 100 mg. This is because our van is broke and his mom is giving him a ride and not happy about it. He is severly depressed everyday. Sometime (often) speaks of not wanting to live. Any adive. I read about vitamins could help.
Avatar m tn Btw, I am on Lexapro for depression/anxiety( I still have anxiety too) and Lexapro for sleep bc I still don't sleep well.
Avatar m tn The residual symptoms of insomnia and depression can last another few months. Thus, it is not easy, but it gets better and better over time and you can look forward to a drug free healthy energetic you in the future. When you take opiates for a long time like you have, your body's physiology has been altered.
653169 tn?1303449969 I'm now on the 4th day of methadone and I hate it. I't still in pain, I feel nauseated, have a headache, and feel very depressed and unmotivated. I told my my doc I wasn't liking the methadone yesterday and he said try a couple more days, but I just feel worse today and the weekend is coming up and he will not be in the office.
Avatar f tn Brain heals pretty slowly, so it may take you as long as a couple of months to get rid of feelings of sluggishness, restlessness and depression. The best thing you can do is take good care of yourself, eat healthy food, stay hydrated, keep active and busy. Stay away from sugar, soda, and simple carbs. Do not consume caffeine at least 6 hours prior to bedtime. Take a look at my blogs about options for detox and recovery.
Avatar n tn No sleep, anxiaty, stomach cramps, leg cramps, deep depression, ect.... I broke down and took a oxy 40 and it didn't even phase me. It did seem to slow the pain a little. But I know that I can't do that. I can't beleive that after only 2 1/2 months that I am having this much trouble getting off of something. It is almost unbarable. It seems that it is taking so long for the symptoms to pass. I have came off of oxy's, hydrocodone, tramadol.
Avatar m tn I was on the methadone. During my active using years to pills I saw a lot of stuff I shouldn't have seen. I done a lot of crap I shouldn't have done. I hurt a lot of people mostly my family by not being "there". I lied, stole and cheated to get what I wanted. Then I got on methadone and then all the things I did while on the pills I intensified those bad things by 10. I was on it for 2 years. The absolute worst 2 years of my life. I fell into a dark pit.
597547 tn?1251040364 Sarah – I have been doing aftercare. Seeing a counselor, and attended at least 1 mtng every two weeks. Mr Lucky – What made it a disaster of two good years. Getting off? Just curious Worried – I understand most here. This was my home as I was fighting the same fight. You make a good point about happiness. Ive got a lot to work on. - I was not on vicodin, nor heroin. I used OC. After the miscarriage and the split I relapsed – worse then ever.
Avatar m tn i was on such a large amount, i do not know what its like to detox off 5 to 10 mg i have a journal on wd symptoms, its a medical journal i cut and pasted, it may help you, atleast prepare you, in general methadone detox, even for people who jump at 10 mgs last 3 to 6 weeks, and then deal with post acute with drawl, like irritablity, depression, cravings, that sort of thing,
Avatar m tn He has just taken a break from his girlfriend (she wants him off methadone and has been very supportive) and of course with being on Methadone their sex life is not as it used to be. My husband has suffered from depression since he was 19 and takes his anti-depressants and functions really well. I know my son is depressed and maybe that is why he always wants to get high to get that happy feeling. I hope that Rehab will help but it is only for 16 days.
Avatar n tn since i was informed i cant ask a question in this forum the thing is i was addicted to heroin for 3 years and moved out of nyc to florida and detoxed in a week or so unfortunatly without counceling ever, i was clean for 4 years then i had a severe back injury and was prescribed 1st vicodins which i never heard of ,realy, i never took any pills to get high(in my past) but when i started abusing my meds it kept going and they kept em coming so when i told my doctor that i was an addict again
Avatar n tn i might start going to anew dr and they don't use methdone yet i am n methadone, now they tell me an opiate is an opiate, yet i have been told you can't stop methadone abrubtly is it true you start taking another opiateit won't matter.
Avatar n tn And then when the methadone detox becomes methadone maintainence, you'll be right where I am, and I am in NO shape to rollerblade. I have no idea what to expect with the w/ds... Can anyone tell me? It seems that it takes a really long time before I start feeling bad... Four or five days... is that normal? Does that mean I won't have a bad w/d??? I'm taking about three drops a day and just waiting for the bad w/ds to hit. How long will it take to get through the worst???
Avatar n tn You can email me at ***@**** and give me a city. You can search under Methadone Allicance and look for a listing of MMTC's. You have to state by state alphabetically. You can probably find what you need. Or email me and I'll help.
Avatar n tn um, i've just recently gone on it after unsuccesfully trying to quit and options running out and serious depression - ie, i wasn't ready to quit (hell, when wuld i ever be). so , i hear horror stories. so, i'm going to go to hell and back. ****. anyone out there have any positive stories regarding the methodone program?anyone managed to get off it? does it take up to a year to recover? i know i totally hooked now. at least...well at least it's available to me. and its all legal and **** .
Avatar n tn Ive gone cold turkey off 30mgs and suffered for 2wks bad then couple more wks of severe fatigue, depression and anxiety type stuff. Ive also was at 40mgs and tapered down to under 5mgs the first time I quit and didnt really have it all that bad. I was so naive to what I was doing that I actually think my stupidity helped me not recognize every little symptom of withdrawals.
Avatar n tn 25 milligrams of methadone and only experienced nervousness and depression, I pray alot which helps. I just wish I could feel the way I used to feel 3 years ago before starting on methadone. I want to make it soo bad so I'll keep the faith.
4597556 tn?1383308643 Hopefully in a few months you will be methadone free! Think about that and work on having a good plan in place to deal with all the mental issues this addiction brings. Be patient and kind to yourself.
Avatar f tn To both I was wondering how did they od on methadone as some know I am on methadone and have been 2 yrs now, I am on stable dose 95mg and nothing else.
10537309 tn?1411404299 you may have to have your bi polar meds adjusted. sounds like mania and not depression, but with bi polar you go through both and sometimes instantaneously, so it might feel like depression to you. depression is normal with detox and i imagine with bi polar it will be worse on you.
Avatar f tn Hi, guy's I havent posted in quite smetime just wanted to say Hi and hope all of you are doing great.I have been off the methadone for 24 days and decited to go on sub.I have tried so many times in the past and feel like this was the last resorte for me. I have been on the sub for 12 day's and am on 5mgs right now hoping to do a short taper off the sub.
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.
5621112 tn?1371379161 I am not currently on any meds other than the methadone because I am preparing to stop the methadone completely. I know methadone and all opioids really mess with brain chemistry. I'm just so f'ing depressed and want so much to be off this crap. Feeling really alone.
Avatar f tn does methadone help with elevating your mood or help with depression as well as pain
Avatar n tn I know this sounds crazy, but Methadone in 5mg/day amount helps keep me feeling balanced and happier. I don't, however, condone this as a long-term treatment option. Methadone is probably the most addictive thing on the planet. I can't even go one day without my 5mg. It is hell. Right now, I am currently checking out herbal alternatives. The biggest one on my list is 5-HTP. I'm going to give it a try.