Methadone withdrawal side effects

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Avatar n tn I have awful side effects like, double vision,swollen legs, irregular heartbeat. I hate having to put this poison in my body everyday just because I am afraid of the withdrawal effects. I would like to know what to expect. I have missed one dose so far. Also I would like to know what I can do to help the effects.
Avatar f tn Nucynta will keep you from feeling withdrawal, it is a full agonist synthetic opioid, just like methadone. Personally, I would taper down as low as you can before the switch. Methadone is very strong, and if I'm not mistaken, Nucynta is closer to a percocet. You will be okay, and the new child should lift your spirits. I agree with your doctor about the methadone, you don't want to stay on it too long. Let us know how it goes.
Avatar n tn 10% every 72hr is the formula I used and thats considered fast slow down your taper and some of the side effects should for cravings....they happen its what you do with them that makes or breaks need to get involved with some aftercare like N/A or a good drug conslor b/4 this becomes a problem...I got 97 days clean today but I would have crashed and burned if it wasn't for aftercare so check into can do this its just going to take a bit more time then you like.
Avatar n tn He plans on quitting cold turkey. Aware of all the side effects, my husband is very stubborn and is tired of the liquid handcuffs. So far so good... though today he is sleeping most of the time he seems to be ok. I went out and bought some multi vitamins and boost drinks to help him a bit. is there anyone else who has done this cold turkey before and if so can you help me as to what to expect?
Avatar f tn should she continue taking the methadone, should she continue to wean herself off and suffer the side effects? what are the worse case symtoms she may experience. any suggestions i may pass on.
Avatar n tn I am in the midst of methadone withdrawal after being on it for 4 years. I tapered down to 5 mg. without much trouble but at that point had my first dreaded 'night of terror' where I wasn't able to sleep. So I decided this would be a good time for the breakaway. It has been a week now and the symptoms have lessened. I went through cold sweats, back/body pain, flu symptoms, cold symptoms (including fits of sneezing),skin 'crawling', diahrrea, and the anxiety/ sleeplessness I mentioned.
Avatar n tn Yeah bubba has a point. That's along time and I can see that you really did the meth clinic thing the way is was intended, not the way people do it these days. They get strung out on some hydro pills and end up on 140 mg. and are devestated at the reality of a serious methadone addiction. You just got caught up in a system that doesn't encourage getting off. It sounds like you left the dope lifestyle behind and can really make the transition off the done.
Avatar n tn oxycontin - I find that taking them as prescribed keeps me fairly stable, but the side-effects seem much worse than methadone so far...I'm probably suffering a bit from methadone withdrawal since I suddenly switched medications (methadone to oxycontin), but fortunatly I still have a few methadone tablets left to ease the transfer - I'm alternating methadone with the oxycontin to try and stabilize myself (oxy is hard to sleep on, so I take methadone in the evening).
Avatar m tn I've been on Methadone and Vicadin for chronic pain but decided it wasn't worth being on narcotics. Too many side effects. I slowly titrated for the last couple months. A week ago I took my last Methadone. So last Friday and today is Thursday. And I was taking between 5mg and 10mg per day. I know that doesn't seem like a lot. I went out and stocked up on food and have movies and planned for the withdrawals to set in.
Avatar m tn First of all methadone does block the effects of opiates if you know anything about it. You won't feel high if you try to use heroin or other opiates. And if you read what I wrote you would have noticed that I'm not on methadone anymore, the last day I took it was feb 27, I have been using opiates for the time being because I don't want to deal with the withdrawals. Someone gave me a fentanyl patch and said it would help with the wd.
Avatar n tn I have a LOT of sympathy for your situation. I have gone through methadone withdrawal and it was absolutely the worst kick I have ever had in my life. I also was addicted to heroin at one point and methadone withdrawal makes heroin withdrawal look like a walk in the park.
Avatar n tn I wish i had never been offered Methadone. I never noticed any side effects up untill about 2yrs ago. I have every known side effect,but the worst one of all at the moment is excessive sweating. My quality of life is zero. I sweat from head to toe most days all day. I sit with ice ,cold can's of juice sitting on my cheek's,my breasts and my wrists. Ive put on 4st in weight,and i know this wont be helping the situation. I don't know what to do anymore. I won't even hardly go out at all.
5541974 tn?1369551731 Yes its used when someone is recovering from opiate use but some of the side effects are the same. Decreased sex drive is one of the side effects. Just support him on his recovery. That is the best thing you can do for him. Addiction effects everyone not just the addicts. That's the sad part.
417564 tn?1287986427 I have become somewhat obsessed , spending countless hours researching methadone, withdrawals from methadone, health risks associated, side effects, etc. Much of the info available regarding this medication is very pro-methadone, usually by people profiting from this billion-dollar industry. Upon enrolling in the program, we were advised methadone is safe regardless of the length of time you take it, effects are the same whether it is taken for 1 month or 10 years. ????
Avatar f tn Yeah, It sure sounds like methadone withdrawal, I,ve been slowly weaning off methadone for almost one year, as of today Im at 3mgs, & while Im ok at times, their are other times when I get cranky, emotional, and the worst of the worst is the lack of energy, I take so much pride in my home as this is my first home I bought, & its most peoples dream home, well since getting under 12mgs I have let it all go, dishes in the sink, my bathroom looks like a huricane hit, laundry is piling up, I
Avatar f tn hello and welcome. methadone has a longer half life so the withdrawal symptoms dont usually start until after 72 hours. how much were your taking and for how long were you on it?
Avatar n tn Try Ultram,(Tramodol) it's a synthetic narcotic like drug but not on the narcotic control list and it does not produce those irritating side effects that codiene and percocet does. For me it actually kills the pain better too. Your general practioner will be much happier if you ask for that then for the supposed stronger stuff! Oh. it does have some mood elevating effects too so it is somewhat addicting.
Avatar m tn you need to hook up with some sort of aftercare..the side effects of methadone are long lasting and aftercare weather it be n/a a/a or a conslor will help put you life back togeather and give you the tools and skills required to lead a successful clean lifestyle keep posting here for can do this...its just going to take some perseverance ...good luck and God bless.......
Avatar m tn I've beento the doctor on different occasions and it's nothing health wise so the only thing I could come to wuz da side effects of da methadone. I ache real bad in my legs, back, just my bones period, knees especially, allll the time I can hardly walk sometimes. I've gained ova 60 lbs n 3 months, I swell up like a balloon at times,don't sleep very well at night at all, wake up consistently all threw the night.
Avatar n tn In my web search, I could find no sites that listed hypoglycemia as a side effect of methadone itself, but hypoglycemia could be happening as a result of other physical changes that may have methadone as a basis. Because of its addictive nature, this is a dangerous drug, and I would make an appointment to see your endocrinologist and talk to him or her soon about any possible relationship between the methadone and the hypoglycemia or high blood pressure.
Avatar n tn When I first started taking it I had the same side effects your mom does.They will eventally go away and she will be out of pain and live a normal life.Give it a couple weeks or so and you won't even be able to tell she is taking it.Hope this helps. God Bless & Peace Out..
Avatar n tn I too am still in recovery and still feel the side effects of my addiction. Coming around quickly I do feel its the vit/min that are very natural.
Avatar n tn If I go into withdrawal, it is a horrendous say the least! Five mg of methadone to me is like a Bayer aspirin. But, you know what you want and I would like to see you get there. What you have mapped out looks like a good game plan. You can do it. And, don't worry about getting hooked on the methadone. Like I said, if you take it like you say you are going to, physical dependence will not happen. I guarantee it!
Avatar n tn Does Methadone leave the patient very tired? What are the side effects? Just wondering. I think this is a life long plan for now which is why I really want to know what people are like on methadone versus the other pain meds. Thanks for your input. Is it possible to be tapered off of methadone ever - if necessary?
Avatar n tn Methadone isn't all bad, BUT every rose has its thorns. and methadone has some pretty damn big ones. The biggest thing methadone offers people is the stability. It will allow you to feel somewhat normal. you can go throughout your day without the need of getting high. It does a great job keeping you on baseline, without the highs of getting high and lows of not. Methadone will make you very lathargic and sleepy all day. Why not sub?
Avatar n tn Sorry to break in but I have an urgent question. My son detoxed from heroin. His veins are all collapsed so even getting an IV into him was impossible. Now he has bruises on his neck. Is it likely that he is shooting up in his neck? What should I look for or am I just being paranoid. Thanks.
Avatar f tn I can't remember the details of what he gave me but I remember that I received some shots and a lot of presciptions for potential side effects. The detox was fairly painless (I was taking btw 20-30 Tylenol #4's daily) and I had no need for the prescription meds he gave me for potential side effects. I do remember that I got bronchitis shortly thereafter and lost a lot of weight.