Methadone opiate blocker

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Avatar n tn If you have read any of my posts you would no I only am interested in recovery and a meds free recovery......... Subutex is a god send for opiate withdrawls......... I am very against Methadone because most people are abusing it...........
Avatar n tn Why was she put on methadone? Is there a plan to get her off that really soon. If not, are you aware that methadone is a bear to get off of? Far harder than most opiates. What opiates was she on? How much was she taking per day and per dose?
13440552 tn?1430171097 Basically my question is around what mg/orml does methadone start acting more like a opiate blocker. I started a MMP about 2-3 weeks ago. My doc there said that in the begining while my dose is still quite low that I would prob still be using my D.O.C. She said that as my dose goes up and gets closer to where it needs to be that my drug use will go down and eventually stop all together.
Avatar f tn There are some addiction specialist who are using Naltrexone Implants on patients after they complete a detox. Naltrexone is an opiate blocker, it can also be taken in pill form, but the implant is better because you can over ride the pill by simply not taking it. I went through an opiate detox in June and had the implant, it last about 6-8 weeks. It is implanted into the belly fat through a small incision.
461368 tn?1206520357 If you stay on the methodone the pills won't do you any good if your wanting to feel that euphoric feeling. Methodone is an opiate blocker. It is certainly your choice on how to detox,but speaking from experience methodone isn't the best route to take. You should really look into suboxone . The withdrawl from methodone is horrible and long lasting.My advice to you is to talk to your doctor about the suboxone.
Avatar f tn Hello there, we have been thinking about you! It does not interact, but you are 'wasting' the methadone is an opiate blocker. If you feel the need to taper of what you have of the methadonde...then use the vics after your wd begin. I am not an advocate for a method like that, but I understand your situation. Hang in there..we will talk soon!
Avatar f tn He wanted off of those and heard that he could take an opiate blocker to get off of them, which he researched to be methadone. But of course as most of you probably know, that was the worse thing he could have done. He was taking 120 mgs of methadone a day and weaned himself down to 60 when he decided to go cold turkey.
874521 tn?1424120397 Alternatives to mu-receptor bonding opiates are those that work at the NMDA receptor such as methadone and there is another good NMDA receptor blocker called ketamine. They have been using this in Europe where they admit patients to an ICU and administer this over a few days (on a drip) for treatment of recalcitrant Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with sympathetic features (also known as RSD).
Avatar n tn Methadone does not block opiates (meaning that it would be an antagonist to opiate receptors) Naloxone and Naltrexone are antagonists that block the effects of opiates. Methadone is an agonist binding to opiate receptors to prevent withdrawal but does not produce a high. This is what is most frustrating to many addicts on methadone or suboxone maintenence. He has be to careful and is blesses to have you looking out for him as methadone maintenance can be very successful if done properly.
Avatar m tn This simple method will alleviate what is for many the worst opiate WD symptom. Use the Imodium aggressively to stop the runs. Take as much as you need, as often as you need it. Don't take it, however, if you don't need it. At the end of the fourth day, you should be waking up from the Valium and experiencing the beginnings of the opiate WD malaise. Upon rising (empty stomach), take the L-Tyrosine. Try 2000 mgs, and scale up or down, depending on how you feel. You can take up to 4,000 mgs.
Avatar f tn My boyfriend is on day 5 of withdrawing off of 240mg of methadone. All he does is sleep, probably to avoid all the pain. He has restless legs, runny nose, diarrhea, restlessness in his sleep, and is only able to sleep at all because an urgent care MD gave him a 5 day supply of lorazepam to help with his anxiety. No MDs will take him on as a patient because he has no insurance so he is stuck withdrawing. He has herniated discs so he is in severe pain with nothing to treat it.
Avatar f tn i am on methadone maintenance for opiate addiction, if methadone is also an opiate blocker what prescription meds will give me relief from my pain? i mean, do i take higher doses of opiate to get relief from my pain or is there a certain pain med i need to take while on methadone to get relief from my pain? please HELP!!!!
3010990 tn?1340515356 You question was a little vague, my concern is precipitated withdrawals, because you are switching from methadone. Is the Tramadol to curb withdrawals of methadone while waiting to induce the subs? Are you planning this in a doctors office or at home? Methadone to sub switch has special concierations and I hope you or your doctor are aware of them. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Iam currently taking methadone and hopefully I can help with my experience. First of all Methadone will not "fix" her. She has to want to stop using heroin for anything to work. What I have come to learn is methadone will fill the brain receptors and when she is at a steady dose she should stop feeling the cravings from wanting to use. When u said she was taking suboxin she was still using heroin.
445698 tn?1208622107 suboxone is burprenorphine with the additive of acts as a blocker like methadone, but it is a partial agonist, methadone is a full agonist, thus producing a type of high. there is NO high with suboxone at all, read this maybe it will help... actually i am going to PM it to you instead so i am not reposting the same info repeatedly, watch for it...ok? skoochie...i think all of us that have been on methadone say that, it def. would have been easier to get off oxies...
Avatar n tn if taken correctly you have no withdrawl symptoms but as with methadone it still gives you a similar opiate effect Subs seem to make you just feel normal, no gouching, tiredness, thick headedness, some people do find them a little get up and go.......
Avatar f tn And I'm guessing, it could put you into w/d. Are you trying to get clean?
434196 tn?1206389470 No, it doesn't block opiates.
Avatar f tn My question is if one is on methadone for reasons other than substance abuse or addictions and seeing that methadone is an opiate blocker is there any kind of pain killer such as Oxy's, (that a doctor will actually write a script for) or any other forms of medications or just ways in general other than weaning off or quitting cold turkey that will make the withdrawals bearable?????
Avatar f tn If you have subutex, suboxone its really the same. It is an opiate BLOCKER. It will go to your brain and knock off the opiod receptors. These opiod receptors are what causes us to want and need opiates. Subutex -Suboxone BLOCKS these. If you have a large amount of opiate in your system and you take these you WILL get SICK. If you hold out as long as you can---I mean as long as you can get a little sick then when you just cant take it anymore then you can take the suboxone-subutex.
1401949 tn?1296047324 I take suboxone and I don't know much about methadone but I do know that methadone does not have a opiate blocker in it. I have friends who take methadone and the high they say if similar to other opiates like percs, hydro, and etc. There is another medicine that has the same main ingredient as the suboxone called subutex that does not have the opiate blocker in it, It works the same as suboxone but does not have nalaxone it that suboxone does.
Avatar m tn Hey mitch, suboxone is just another opiate subsitute, it just works in a different way to methadone. I would not recomend that you swap from Methadone to Suboxone. I posted on your other thread earlier, asking if you could give us a little bit more info on on what you are taking and for how long. Is this the first time you have used this site? Be patient my friend, you will get people replying to your posts.
Avatar n tn It also acts as an opiate blocker and allows an addict a chance at a normal life again. It will block opiates for about 24 to 36 hours, so if you get a craving you'd have a wait at least a day for the sub to stop taking affect, and hopefully by then your craving will have calmed enough for you to hurry up and take your next scheduled dose. I know it's more expensive but pls check into the subs. Methadone, causes severe mental and emotional damage.
Avatar f tn the thing about done, if you use it every 3-5 days the tolerance drops fast beings its a opiate blocker..meaning you could overdosing even that small window, you may want to google this..I see what you trying to do. May work..I jumped off 20 mgs it was very bad..I knew a man that dropped off 5 mgs he was sick 2 depends on the person..yea methadone is great for pain but a scary med..good luck..
4407520 tn?1363015465 I have gastroparesis, and GERD, and am on methadone maintenance. I noticed I started having problems as soon as I started the Methadone Clinic, 3 yrs ago. I recently had an endoscopy and waiting on the biopsy results. I'm so sick of not being able to eat anything. I'm living off of oatmeal and can't over eat. But it's not over eating because I've been starving. I can only eat a small bowl of oatmeal before I take my methadone and then another small one for lunch.
862936 tn?1239557170 I'm the most experienced with hydrocodone, but I have taken plenty of methadone and to me, methadone wasn't that much different than any other opiate I had taken before. The only thing similar about Suboxone and Methadone is they are prescribed to help others get off other drugs. Methadone never made sense to me though because it seemed to be the ultimate "trading one bad thing for another". So yeah, oranges and apples. I will disagree with something though.
Avatar n tn I have been on Subutex - which is like Suboxone - and I have no idea if it will help you with getting free of Methadone (I was told that Sub was the equivalent to methadone for opiate users).... And I owe Subutex my life. Without it, I would not be where I am today - which is having my mind, my family, my job, my whole being back. And Lizard, On Sub, you will feel normal. Mabe a little wired until your body adjusts...
Avatar n tn Secondly, in my experience, you cannot get high while on suboxone, as it is actually a mix of two drugs, 1- an opiate of some sort and 2- an opiate blocker. I certainly wouldn't endorse it, but I doubt you could even overdose while on that stuff. The downside is that insurance does generally not cover it, and even if it does- the sheister docs take cash only. Then the script costs about 70 bucks, even with partial payment from the insurance. But...
Avatar n tn no one tells you ahead of time how bad you are going to feel while withdrawing from this complicated synthetic opiate. May you be encouraged by the fact that kicking Methadone CAN BE DONE!