I was on methadone for pain management but my Dr moved and couldnt find anothe dr. to continue my methadone treatment. Every Dr I went to said I will switch you to Dilaudid or oxycontin or anything but i will not write methadone. So therefore I ended up on the Methadone clinic. But another problem is, I have severe panic disorder and Im also on Lexapro and Klonopin, so the Methadone Clinic wants to kick me off because theyre policy is no benzos. I would like to come off of the methadone and switch to suboxone but the problem again is Drs dont like to put people on suboxone that are on Klonopin.Even if you go to medscape.com or webmd.com it says there are no interactions. Even drugs.com says minimal interactions. I dont know what to do I live in NY. Suffolk county.
8 Sep 2009
People stop breathing and overdose on the combination because they abuse the drugs. If you are prescribed both of these meds and take as prescribed you will be fine. But people will triple or quadruple the dose of each and they will overdose (respiratory failure). I am a college student in the medical field so its not like i dont know what im talking about. If you look up the combination of Lexapro and Methadone its the exact same interaction. Some websites like medscape.com or webmd.com say that methadone and klonopin have no interactions at all. The whole problem is people that abuse drugs. If you take enough methadone or any other opiod agonist it will cause respiratory failure alone. Just like if you take enough of any benzodiazapine alone it will kill you too. Mixing them would just take less of each to kill. People who have or had drug problems should not be given these drugs because of that danger, but responsible people would be fine.
11 Sep 2009
WOW that is a very touchy situation. but MR. college man is even a little wrong here. Get some PROFESSIONAL advice , mayb e even more than 1 or 2 dr's opinions . i am dealing with a somewhat same situation, and i plan on getting as much info as possible. good luck and GOD bless, i am here with ya
22 Oct 2009
I don't know anything about Klonapin, all I know is I have been addicted to opiates for the last 10 years. I have tried methadone, it worked well until I decided not to take it any more. I have been on Suboxone since 8-6-09 and I can't say enough good about it. The most wonderful thing for me is it has taken away ALL thoughts of Hydrocodone and I didn't think that would be possible. My brain was always my worst enemy in that I would start thinking about it and then begin obsessing about it and was back on it before long. Weeks will go by and I will realize that I hadn't given it another thought. I do take Ambien CR with it, but I am very careful and only take it as perscribed. I take 4 mg of Suboxone twice a day which I think is a pretty low dose. Good luck to you. Different things work for different folks, you just have to find what works for you.
14 Nov 2009
A long time ago I overdosed on morophine patches, I shot a hole 100patch at once cause I was trying to kill myself but my friends and the doctors saved me but I was dead six mins so the part in my brain that suppose to help me deal with things and help my nerves deal didnt get oxygen for too long so now I have a hole on that part of my brain so they told me at the hospital that I might have to stay on the benzos but Im on 90mgs at the clinic and they made me get a tappering schedule and I kinda lied and said I did it cause it was a two week tapering schedule and I new I needed them and couldnt deal with life without them, I have a 8 year old boy so I have allot of stress but the clinic has installed cameras in the bathrooms so now I have to use my own pee so I usually quit taking them like three days before every appointment with my counciler, I no eventulally ill get caught and I cant keep goin on and off the klonipin just to pass a piss test but how should I go about getting on someting that they would let me take that woule help, I would take 1mg freakin ativan's if they will let me? I no I didnt answer your question but I thought since you go to a clinic you might have a couple suggestions for me???
Please..Lol Im at my witts... Argh! I could understand if if got hight off my methadone and klonipin but ive never gotten high and ive even tried to see what my friends thought it was so cool for... U no??I just need answers and alll the clinic says is your not dieing on our watch and I dont want to but I think that Im good if it doesnt affect me like it does others, like Im still the same old brandon after dosing and having benzos in my sytem??? I dont get why??I mean I cant even do my groups cause I cant sit in that room so I have to do one on one with my counciler so I can get myy groups in to get my take homes, right now I just got my saturday, oh! I really need a anwer for this question, ok, my fiance toook an adipex just one and the next day the clinic gave her a drop, is there anyway that she might pass, it was just one and it was like only a couple house from the drop??If she fails then she is getting her saterday taken away and that means I have to drive two house again for her... She didnt no that it was going to show up, she thought it was just a diet pill, she takes them from gass stations all the time ya no and she jsut though it was a cool lookin one of those and I said ' are u crazy' I mean if she talks to her counciler about it and explains she thought it was likethe others shouldnt she get to keep her sat??Would ur clinic or counciler take it from you if you didnt no any better... She really didnt and this sucks!!! Sorry so long??I need to talk bad.
14 Dec 2009
have you ever considered taking Suboxone? It seemed to work so well for me that I didnt feel the need to take anything else, At first, I took valium and also xanex with it for awhile and then all of a sudden my pain from a huge back surgery with 32 screws and two rods and alll of the bone graphing that they did, had subsided and the nervousness had also went away too. It was fantastic, anyways if you need to talk, I am always here, I have been reading more and posting a bit less, but here I am to make a couple posts and answer a few questions... toodles friend.
3 Jan 2010
I took my LAST methadone on 12/14/09. I was on methadone for over 5 years. Started with my pain management prescribing 60 mgs a day. Like 95% of addicts, I quickly built up a tolerance and have taken up to 350 mgs at one time. I went to the methadone clinic in 06/06 where I was given 90 mgs a day for over 3 years. (also bought more on the street) On Monday 12/12, I decided to switch to suboxone. Tuesday was fine. By Wednesday afternoon, I started withdrawing and it got worse by the minute. By Friday morning I was in MISERY! I went to the clinic and got my 1st dose of suboxone. 2 hours later, I felt much better but probably about 40-50% from 'normal'. Each day got better and after 4 days I was much better. Today is my 19th day on suboxone. (20mgs) It is the BEST decision of my life. I truly feel like I did before I started taking pain medication. Remember, I have taken THOUSANDS of mgs of methadone over 5 years.
It was well worth two and a half days of suffering. Anyone who has this option, please take this advise. I always heard how "methadone is a great drug". B.S!!! It is the hardest drug in the world to come off of and without the suboxone I would still be in withdrawals 3 weeks later. In fact, I have heard many people say withdrawals can last up to 5 months. I also take xanax (2-3 mgs a day). The xanax mixed with suboxone has caused me NO problems. Anyone taking methadone, I beg you to take this advice. It was the best thing I've ever done.
4 Feb 2010
I live in suffolk too bro. My doc tests me and will take me off subs if i fail for opiates or benzos. plus i have to go to a councelor. Let me know if u find a better Doc. Mine cost 350 to get on the program and 95 a month. what does your doc charge for suboxone treatment. Good Luck Buddy This Aint Easy
15 Feb 2010
hey i am on klonipin and 12 mg of suboxone..you need to go too this website to find another dr turntohelp.com you will find a doc there.and if you are allready on the klonipin like i was all they will do is you take a lower dose of suboxone,or a lower dose of klonipin.my doc had no problem with it..
26 Feb 2010
hi fellow sub people, my name subzero58. i've been on suboxone for 7 mounths. i was on kadian 800mg/day. kadian is a pretty name for morphine sulphate. when i was younger and using street drugs i always thought how great it would be to have a doctor perscrid a drug like that.I was on methadone clinics 10 -11 years ago. then i got kicked off for u know the same old reasons im reading about in some of these stories. i fell off a foof 4 years ago and got my wish,a doctor who would perscrib me whatever i wanted.to make a long story short .i was put on kadian,400mg 2x daily. after 3years of agony n pain, i had enough. i put myself into an inpatient clinic. they helped me get off the kadian n 6mg of xanax a day. after a week of methadone, i laid in bed crying from the pain i was in. i was sent to there psychiatric doc who told me i would be better off gettin on methadone. no way i told him. he tryed all kinds of medicine. nothing seemed to help.
the medical doc and psyc doc had a meeting with me and proposed suboxone. it was the first time i had ever herd of it.30 days later i left there with an appointment for a methadone clinic. they gave me 2 weeks of suboxone till my app date. that was 7 mounths ago. i owe my life and my sanity to these doctors. today im on 24 mg of sub 8mg 3x a day. i have gained 35 lbs and am attending 4hrs of 1 on 1, 4hrs of mens group and 4hrs of self awareness group, a month. my life has turned around 180 degrees. every day i wake up i thank GOD and the people from aldie in doylestown pa. for giving me my life back..
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