Methadone withdrawal weight loss

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Avatar n tn CHINESE HERBS and ACCUPUNCTURE seem to be two of the best ways to treat withdrawal syndrome, and the long-term "post accute withdrawal syndrome" (or "abstinance syndrome"). Methadone has a long-term post accute withdrawal period - sometimes it NEVER goes away. I've heard of people getting off of methdone for a few years, and after being miserable the whole time they get back on methadone - why be miserable when a medication allows you to feel "normal" again?
Avatar n tn Then when you can make this as comfortable as possible you should beable to eat, the weight loss can be devestating and only adds to feeling so weak. This is not the cure all for methadone withdrawl but when I went through it I got NO help from the program who had no problem getting me addicted to a drug 10 times stronger then the heroin I was using, they basicly just patted me on the back and said good luck, hope ya don't die. They were sure I would be back, I stayed away for 10 years.
Avatar f tn Do you think your thoughts are too much and way over the top causing sleep loss,weight loss,etc...? If so, you might want to talk with someone about that... You sound like you're on the right track but you didn't mention how much you take and how fast you're tapering.
Avatar f tn Since then I've done a lot of reading and understand that I probably was injected with Buprenorphine and got sick because I was detoxing. I also attribute the weight loss to the detox, and I got very thin, too thin for me. About 10 months ago I was having constant migraines that would not respond to any medication. I went to a neurologist who sent me to a pain specialist who recommended opiates for pain. Since my experience 8 years ago I have steered clear of all opiates.
Avatar n tn My son is having problems with weight gain due to Methadone and alot of energy loss and lacidazical.
Avatar m tn weight gain. Methadone does generally make u gain weight, although doctors say it doesn't. There r very few cases that I know of ppl not gaining or losing weight. Methadone actually makes ur body hold in water and holds in ur fats. Mdone makes u crave sweet food so eating it continues to stick in ur body to fats that r already there. I have never weighed over 115 lbs until mdone n then went up to 155 lbs. I've dieted, excercised,n tried diet pills n nothing helped.
Avatar f tn But I also run every day but I always have even when taking 80 mg. I think tapering methadone helps with weight loss, but you also need to exercise and really watch what you eat, cut out sweets as much as possible it makes you crave them. I used to eat icecream every night and never did before taking methadone. I cant wait until Im completely off this EVIL drug!!!! Good luck to all of you!
Avatar f tn I know everyone loses their methadone weight in different ways but I was wondering if anyone started losing the weight as they tapered down? If so, around what mg were u on when the weight started coming off? Or did most of it come off AFTER u stopped taking methadone? One more question I have is if anyone can tell me why some people decide to switch to subs from methadone towards the end of recovery? Is it easier to get off than methadone? Is it better?
Avatar f tn Has anyone been put on a thyroid hormone replacement medication, and did it help to lose weight???? I have been looking for weight loss sucess stories with methadone patients but have had no sucess...Can u lose weight on methadone is my question?
541465 tn?1219431486 I immediately went on a diet and noticed that the weight was ALOT harder to loose. (cuz of the methadone.) I've noticed that for the most part the weight gain has a harsher affect on women.
Avatar f tn Ive been on methadone 6-7 months and got to 75. Realized it was not for me... memory loss, clinic every day, couldnt go out of town for fear i would go thru wd or my husband would find my bottles... easing down 5 mg a week. Im at 40 today... no issues yet... my stomach is talking, but that is it. This clinic isnt great... not much support especially since i decided to come down and quit on my own..
Avatar f tn A dr started me on suboxone. I had extreme weight loss and I am stil;l trying to get off sub. When i tried to stop I couldn't move off the bed. I lost 35 lbs in 6 months and continue to lose. I am down to 2 half twice a day. Trying cold turkey I was still so lethargic I neededd help to the bathroom. I read you can get suboxone out of your system in 4 days the take another opiate that was easier to detox from.
Avatar m tn I have been addicted to heroine/methadone for a total of 6 years when I was younger. Came off relatively easily a couple of times. Clean for years, then started again about ten years ago. stupid stupid stupid !!!! I was depressed at the time, obviously. My husband died four months ago, and a month later, after the the funeral, I just stopped. I had often had to stay up all night looking after him, and the two mgs subs were not enough to give me the energy I needed.
Avatar n tn It is characterised by insomnia, anxiety, loss of appetite and of body-weight, tremor, perspiration, tinnitus, and perceptual disturbances. These symptoms may be similar to the original complaint and encourage further prescribing; some symptoms may continue for weeks or months after stopping benzodiazepines. A benzodiazepine can be withdrawn in steps of about one-eighth (range one-tenth to one-quarter) of the daily dose every fortnight.
Avatar n tn After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
Avatar n tn I am convinced that these are the symptoms of codeine/hydrocodone withdrawal. WHAT do I do about this? I can't STAND it!!! I have three children to take care of (two of them are babies). I can't take care of myself now because I am "sick" so to speak. I have been completely honest with my husband about this. He agrees that this is probably withdrawal, I need to do "cold turkey" (what choice do I have anyway?) and tough it out for the next week or so.
Avatar f tn I do not no what is the better way to come off methadone whether it's to come straight off the methadone or do the switch to the suboxen and come off that at the end. So with my weight issue even when I was smaller I had self esteem issues but now there thru the roof! I have my wedding in 2018 on a cruise and I just really want to be comfertable in my own body.
Avatar m tn The doctor at my program suggested I have my thyroid tested for underactivity due to symptoms such as weight gain, eyebrow loss, sluggishness, numbness in my hands, swollen feet, legs and hands plus family history. There is also a family history of early menopause and my hormone levels show I am in that range. I have not been on birth control for 8 years and have never gotten pregnant so that was an issue also. My thyroid tested fine but my blood sugar level wasn't. My primary care Dr.
Avatar f tn I have detoxed off methadone, while the weight go away. I go the gym 3-4 days a week. and while on it ,could NEVER lose weight. PLEASE HELP THIS IS ALL NEW TOO ME.
Avatar f tn It's been 12 days since I stopped taking codeine cold turkey. After an 11 year addiction where I was taking up to 30+ a day( 30mgs). I slipped up on day 4 and downed about 9 pills, which is still a lot less than I was use to. I have no idea why I took those 9 on that day because I don't think my body had even started going into withdrawals by that time.
Avatar n tn pdf) is available for you to download and print to find out more about the program offered at The Royal Women's Hospital. Withdrawal from methadone treatment during pregnancy is strongly discouraged due to the risk of miscarriage, premature labour, fetal death and possible return to dependent heroin/opiate use.
20391860 tn?1497234141 I'm 50 years old, male and have been on methadone for the last 10 years. I'm an alcoholic who quit drinking 29 years ago. I don't do any other recreational drugs whatsoever as opiates have scratched that itch quite well. A few months back after tapering down from 80 mg a day to 20 mg per day , I signed out of the clinic and walked away. I was determined that with the small stockpile I had at home I could continue to wean myself off.
Avatar n tn She would sicken and possibly die (we all know they say methadone withdrawal doesn't kill, but the system failure that comes from the stress of the withdrawal does, so it's the same thing!! I understand why you're upset, but keep in mind being on methadone for someone new to all this is a depressing and humiliating experience. You've no idea of the type of people she has to deal with at the clinic, both patient and providers.
Avatar n tn It depends on your dose of methadone, your weight, your tolerance, and your ability to handle drugs like a friggen adult. Just don't OD on anything - take them as prescribed, I have been on methadone for 2 years at 205 milligrams a day, yes I said 205 mg's a day, plus I am on valium and switching to klonopin because the valium does absolutely nothing at all!! I might as well be eating a raisin or something with the valium. So my doc thinks we should try the klonopin and so should I.
Avatar m tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! If the effect of methadone withdrawal has worn off, you need not take any drugs now. You can discuss with your treating doctor. What you can do is eat healthy, take up yoga and meditation, drink plenty of fluids and exercise regularly. This will help you keep healthy weight and happy. Adding a multivitamin to your daily medication (if you are on any) may also help. Take care!
228686 tn?1211558307 Just so you know, it looks like this is probably a stomach virus, and not just from the nicotine withdrawal. It seems unlikely it would be this bad after all this time...of course, I could be wrong! :) I know smoking helps the digestion, so wasn't surprised I've had some stomach problems during it all, but I literally can't eat anything right now without *dire* consequences. I'll check in later or tomorrow, if I'm feeling better.
Avatar f tn EVERYTHING you're feeling (including the sense of loss and grief) is TOTALY normal. When you want to cry, cry...cry all day long, it's okay! If you feel mad, scream into a pillow! Try not to take your anger out on your little girl. She's probably scared as it is, kids are very observant, I'm sure she's noticed that something has been going on. If you need to, take her to your parents.
Avatar n tn I tried to stop taking it before but could not because of the withdrawal symptons. In December 2001 I started slowly going off of it. I am down to taking 10mg every 5 days. Once the 5th day comes I experience dizziness, I'm tired, vision is a little blurred and it feels wierd when I blink (like a head rush). Right now I am pregnant and the withdrawal effects along with the pregnancy effects are just too much for me to handle. My obgyn said it's okay for me to continue taking Celexa.