Methadone and lithium

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Avatar m tn she had to go off klonapin cold turkey and is only on methadone. she has severe anixety and depression and lithium has been mentioned. i am worried it will make her zombie like. does anyone have any information on this dose of methadone .
Avatar m tn Im a 57 y/o man bipolar 2 have experienced all drugs lithium lamictal depakote and ............ I was adicted to opiom also. now am on 15 mg methadone plus zoloft. do these help me ??
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 They also didn't want me to drop the 5 but i had no physical problems. I have ambien, clonopin, lexapro,xanax and lithium ( I went to a doctor prior and he put me on the same things i've always been on. ) I feel like these will help my mind set and with the anxiety etc. So i guess my question is do I really need to continue to 0- My addict mind says why pay the 85 a week for 135mg and 85 for 2. I do have a stash of about 100mg. l was planning on dosing myself down.
Avatar m tn They do not help me and WD is usually what reminds me it's time to take my daily dose of ball and chain. With the Methadone I take it at night usually around 8 or 10. Some evenings I'm real tired when I come home from work and I'll fall asleep early and forget to take it. I'll wake up early in the AM and WD has already begun. Aches and beginings of restless legs. Head starts filling with mucous. Nausea. I take the pill within 2 hours I feel completely better.
Avatar n tn It is normal to drink the methadone in Europe. When people are in the program with regular urine test they start with treatment of hep C with no problem, and they think that is positive. If the user inj heroine, the hep.C doctors want the user to start with methadone or Buprenofin before treatment start. Then is Ok to start with treatment of hep.C I think the inj. is not positive to the liver.
988761 tn?1249084384 After being on Methadone for 8 yrs and detoxing off of it absolutely cold turkey, I found myself harboring this insatiable craving for opiates which I finally acted on and got some methadone. I felt terrible to touch this poison again because of the withdrawals I experienced for 2 mths. I subsequently started thinking of heroin and other serious opiates. I decided to go get on Suboxone today. I am taking 16 mg per day.
Avatar f tn This is a problem with many people on methadone. When I was on methadone, I never gained weight, probably because I was so poor and didn't work much. This drug can help, but it is often overused or at dose too high and makes people lazy, constipated, sweating too much and for me on higher doses, I had bad dreams and panic attacks. I think if the right type of addicts take methadone at a reasonable dose, it can be very helpful and help people function better.
Avatar f tn I've been masking ME for so long with methadone and other drugs that now I don't know who the hell I am. It's freaking me out. Wide eyed, sleepy eyed, insomni-eyed, teary eyed... uugh.i know it wants back in, it's knocking every time there's a lull in my day or my thoughts. I jumped off at such a high dose to spat in the clinics face and to prove to myself I can do it. Now what?? The energy crash is really hitting me hard today. The mood swings , man I hope I'm not like this forever.
1742220 tn?1331360327 Mighty Might and Miss Hafa agreed that that job is way too much for anyone but as ive said unless you been in that classroom one hour you don't get it (and i don't mean jus the hours at skule that's like one 364th of the job) 2) the lithium jump 3) my folks and the ac and 4) my own natural addict tendencies and 5) my general stupidity i mean, theres more. but there were reasons. the job was a catalyst to what ng observed as the fukk its.
Avatar f tn Methyldopa, levodopa and dopamine agonists, [lithium carbonate], [buspirone], [anticonvulsants], [pethidine], [interferon alfa], [sumatriptan] Lastly, the Dr. told her that the third "disorder" she was dealing with was just the residual effects from the opiate withdrawal from the Suboxone.
1255505 tn?1272822715 Ive been on 400mg of lamictal for 15 years. I take 200 in the AM and 200 in the PM. Do you divide your dose? Perhaps that might help? Just a thought. Being on bipolar meds I do not drink at all. OT mixes badly with any medication for psychological disorders. Think about it...alcohol affects your psychosis. Its my personal opinion and choice to steer clear. I dont want to chance anything that may alter my medications. If you take all 400mg at once check with your doctor about splitting the dose.
1133317 tn?1264885427 I am on low as-needed doses of Xanax, ambien, and I'm on a daily dose of methadone for pain. I was starting to wean off the methadone until I got pregnant, and was told by the nurses at my clinic (and my own online research) that it's not safe to wean off opiates in the first trimester. In fact, I was told it's best to stay steady-- basically to avoid withdrawl symotoms-- because those symptoms can cause miscarriage.
477959 tn?1208207605 Anyway I have been on xanax since I was 17 and had always just been diagnosed with GAD and depression but ssri's made me suicidal and all in all much worse. I recently was put into a psych ward after a night of drinking and a suicide attempt. Just as a side note I do not drink regularly. anyway while in there I was started on tegretol xanax and remeron.
Avatar m tn hi weaver, I am diagnosed bipo II and I have been on Lithium for many years. I am not sure I agree with my diagnosis, although I have always had low-level depression. I definitely do not have what can be classified as textbook mania, and it is questionable to me if I even have anything that would qualify as true mania. I do have moodswings, but I believe we all do to some degree. What you have sounds a lot more intense than what I experience in terms of moodswings.
Avatar n tn I have been to this site before and met some really great people that gave me great support and helped me to get clean and I stayed clean for 3 months I really need support. I carry around alot of guilt for what I migh have done to my unborn child. but I also have alot of faith in God.I get a ultrasound next month and I am so scared of what I might see. Thanks Ms.
Avatar m tn Jenelle...I'm so hurting for you...I know it's been over 7 days since you expressed how awful you were feeling and so sorry you still are...but know are NOT a wimp! Girl....Since March your little body has gone thru H*LL....and it's just over 4 weeks since you've been off everything except the clonazepam. I, too, have stopped, w/drawn from, started, eliminated, tried, 8 different prescription meds since my journey with all this began in June 2012.
1275696 tn?1349704721 I know for a fact that my Methadone was causeing weight gain. I am currently in a manic phase while waiting for my lithium to start working again. I am really happy and super excited and I dont want to screw this up. That is why Im not going to over do it at first then burn out later. I weighed 230 February first when I made the choice to end the unhappiness and discomfort. Well, heres hoping!
1275696 tn?1349704721 I know for a fact that my Methadone was causeing weight gain. I am currently in a manic phase while waiting for my lithium to start working again. I am really happy and super excited and I dont want to screw this up. That is why Im not going to over do it at first then burn out later. I weighed 230 February first when I made the choice to end the unhappiness and discomfort. Well, heres hoping!
Avatar n tn And finally, because I've studied developmental psychology (among other fields) for the past 10 years and this sort of relationship between the brain developing in a way that is low on the endorphin end and opiate addiction is documented in many addiction studies. So what's the real problem? Physical health and tolerance. Suboxone and possibly methadone (which I've never been on) solve the tolerance problem. As for the physical health problem...
233488 tn?1310696703 03, 2013 By Ravikumar Chockalingam MD and Dragan Svrakic MD Special to The Kansas City Star Imagine the public outrage if a toxic drug was approved without any regulation for “recreational” use in adults and children that suppresses the immune system, causes schizophrenia, mental illness, brain and lung disease including cancer and death. Also, many long-term and frequent users of this toxic drug have lowered IQs, impaired memory, poor judgment and diminished driving ability.
Avatar f tn I just started a Methadone program about 5 days ago and I am on a very low dose, but I have already gained like 5 pounds, but the kicker is, is that I have also been on Lithium for mood disorders, and I hear that's a drug that will make you gain the mist weight out of the two...So I am going to drop the Lithium obviously because of the two Methadone is the one I need the most, because I don't feel like being deathly ill at the moment..Any thoughts?
Avatar f tn Since March 1st, Im recently down to 10mg a day of methadone. I do take xanax once a day and 1 trazadone at night. Pysch RNP wants to add Lamictal 25mg 2x a day. Will the Lamictal send me into withdrawals? Im scared to go thru withdrawals again.
Avatar m tn but at any rate you are going to have to keep your water consumption up a LOT and you're going to have to try and eat something ... bananas, rice. are you keeping current with your labs for toxicity checks? isn't there someone standing in for you doctor while they are out of town? at the very worst you could postpone your detox until the 3rd ... right? or thereabouts. its not that far away.
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Avatar f tn Hi I lost a lot of my hair 9 months ago due to low iron, vitamin d, and being on lithium and stress. My hair is growing so slowly back and I really hate my hair short, I feel ugly. I used to have long pretty hair so it's quite a change. Some is growing faster then the rest. Over all it's very thin. I just wear my hair up if I leave the house which isn't very often. I have bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.
Avatar n tn I got back up to about 4 pills a day when I decided to admit myself into a methadone program thinking that I would spend 5 days on the methadone and when I came home everything would be fine. No such luck. I came home on Saturday morning and have been going through withdraw since Saturday night. It's now tuesday and I'm still going through the withdraw. Can anyone tell me how long this is going to last and if there's anything I can do to make it easier?
933174 tn?1375796153 I used to use heroin, this was before my kid, like over 10 years ago, and I've kicked that cold turkey, I've even come off of methadone. Why is it so hard now. I figured out that I am taking minus tylenol, maximum 20 mg of oxycodone a day. I work in the medical profession at a hospital. I work long hours at night when I work, then I have kid when I'm off. My ex and I are separated and have shared custody, split the week.
Avatar f tn But my question is he takes plavix, aspirin, lisinopril, Zocor, Zoloft, Coreg, lithium, and methadone. I took him off the lithium thinking that was the cause because after doing research sleeping all the time was something major with that drug. I was also thinking that it could be the Coreg because they up the dose last time he saw the doctor but that has had time to get in his system and not be the problem.
Avatar n tn What is the action of anti-seizure medications, Ritalin and lithium when treating major depression?