Hi. I've been on Methadone 40 - 50 mgs daily for 7 months. I've gained approx. 15 pounds during this time. Prior to 7 months ago, I was taking other opiates on & off for approx 5 yrs (due to medical problems). I NEVER gained weight from any other pain medicine--in fact I lost weight!
On methadone, I am really gaining weight or I am just eating wrong and need to change my diet! Can anyone relate to this? Have you ever heard of people gaining weight just by taking Methadone (and a small amount at that!)??

Next question, is 40-50 mg in 24 hrs a LOT of medicine or a small amount? Just wondering IF I will experience bad withdrawls when its time to wean off them.

Thanks a lot,