User Reviews for Methadone

Also known as: Dolophine, Methadone Diskets, Methadose, Methadose Sugar-Free

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Review by jordanhsr92 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Opiate Withdrawal: I've been on methadone diskettes for about 6 months now 200mgs/day. I feel so much better now that I'm not spending time and money on trying to score, I have a job, money, and a productive lifestyle. Methadone has saved my life. 25$/day is way less than my 150-200$/ day habit.

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December 19, 2014 9:41 PM

Review by Methacodone:

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10

Methadone Diskets (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: Starting methadone was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I look much healthier, and on top of all that I got an excellent job. Now I don't have to worry about being sick, methadone is amazing!

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November 29, 2014 11:50 AM

Review by ProFiredog (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Chronic Pain: Excellent! I have used high dose methadone for severe chronic pain treatment. I love the relief level after long term use. Maintaining unimpaired cognitive function (no "high"), no compromised respiratory function, no compromise of GI tract (nausea, constipation), no withdrawal effects, even with sudden total stoppage of the med. I have used for ten(10) years after three(3) on high dose sustained release oxycodone(OxyContin). I suffered severe multi-traumatic injuries from an explosion and four story fall in 1999 after nineteen(19) years as a professional FireFighter/Paramedic and have experienced severe chronic pain since regaining consciousness. Methadone should be the front line go to medicine for more patients by physicians.

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October 27, 2014 11:53 PM

Review by trying to survive:

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9.0

For Chronic Pain: I have suffered from chronic back and neck pain since 2007 and have tried just about every pain medication on the market with little to no relief. Finally my doctors tried Methadone. It does not remove all pain but does provide enough relief so that I can function on a daily basis, there is no "high" when taking this medication and the need for dosage increases is much less frequent than with other pain medications. I did find that I had some weight gain but with proper diet that can be controlled. I also suffered from severe hot flashes, as a man this was not expected and took a while before they figured out that the medications I was on dropped my Testosterone level, but with injections all that was corrected.

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October 21, 2014 2:02 PM

Review by BRINO (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Dolophine (methadone) for Chronic Pain: Is very good for chronic pain without very much side effects. Very effective.

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October 17, 2014 3:39 AM

Review by SocleAnsosober:

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10

For Opiate Withdrawal: So, so happy I researched my area and found a methadone clinic. The weekly amount you pay to receive your daily dose is far far less than what you would be spending elsewhere! Methadone did give me my life back. It only took about two months of it being in my system to me to feel as if I could start functioning again as a normal person, get up,Go to work, Cook dinner, Clean, then actually be able to sleep and do it again the next day. Thank you to those who do see people are trying to do the right thing and get sober!

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September 30, 2014 10:41 PM

Review by xxvv:

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8.0

Methadose (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: Methadone has once again helped me get clean for almost a year. I detoxed off of it 12 years ago & yes it was tough but possible. Take it nice and slow when detoxing and consider a blind detox so you cant convince yourself your feeling a drop in your dose. If you can afford Suboxone I would suggest that over Methadone for easier detox.

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September 25, 2014 10:48 PM

Review by Kmegamom (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Chronic Pain: I've had major back pain- 5 back surgeries with chronic pain nothing has given relief, I've been put on all kinds of medications and fentynil patches which really were awful!! Methadone was prescribed by a pain management Dr assigned to me in hospital after one surgery, he told me it's been around a thousand years, has very few side effects and works better. It by far has been the best for me, I don't have the fuzzy brain like the rest of the drugs do, it has been consistent in pain relief it doesn't take an hour to work then stop in 3, it continues working!

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September 23, 2014 7:13 PM

Review by Greg Davis (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Methadose (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: I been on Methadone for 13 years and is only Drug that helped me and Doctors say I will always be on this Medicine , 1 dose of 150mg in morning and I am Great all day and Night !!

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September 18, 2014 4:32 PM

Review by Greg WV:

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10

Methadone Diskets (methadone) for Chronic Pain: Great for Pain but Never Stop taking it without being Dosed down slowly

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September 18, 2014 4:24 PM

Review by Evetsh (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

For Pain: Works great for chronic back pain relief.

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September 16, 2014 11:25 PM

Review by DaveyB (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Methadose (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: I have struggled with addiction my whole life and no matter how I try cannot abstain for long on my own. Methadose had made this a walk in the park. I have my life back. I can be in the moment and experience life (good or bad) as it comes. I consider Methadose a life saver.

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September 7, 2014 4:48 PM

Review by ISPY (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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4.0

For Opiate Withdrawal: I was on the fentanyl pain patch 75 mcg & 2 Percocet 10/325 for neck surgery that never healed. I wanted to stop but I already knew what stopping without help would make me very very sick. So I went to A place that charged me $90.00 a week for a dosage of 75 mg daily plus NA meetings as many as I needed. All was great after a year no more cravings so I decided to taper off and hope the neck pain would be tolerable. So after 2 months of tapering I was finally clean & sober. (I thought) My last dose was Thursday morning and by 4:00 am Sunday morning the withdrawal I tried to avoid happens. Throwing up nothing but bile cause I couldn't eat or drink anything than after about 36 hours of that, the runs come and stay for about day & 1/2.

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August 4, 2014 11:02 AM

Review by mkizzlebizzle (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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8.0

For Opiate Withdrawal: It does help so many people, it helped me. I'm clean now. Be cautious when detoxing. Please do it slowly. And after you detox from methadone, you will not feel normal right away. It takes a good two weeks to get your normalcy back.

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August 2, 2014 10:44 AM

Review by Natty34:

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10

For Chronic Pain: Started methadone a week ago. Have been suffering with severe chronic pain after breaking my back three years ago. So far this is the best medication for pain relief I have ever taken. I am hoping the sleepy (can't keep my eyes open) side effect goes away once I'm on it for a bit longer.

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July 20, 2014 12:10 AM

Review by oldrty (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Chronic Pain: I've been fighting the pain management battle for about 6 years now, and I can finally say that I might have finally won. Just really don't understand why doctors waste peoples time with anything else for actual chronic pain. Methadone is a God send! If anyone is reading this and is in pain, do yourself and your family a favor and find a Dr that will prescribe this for you.

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July 15, 2014 7:18 AM

Review by keleeemo (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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9.0

For Chronic Pain: I am very happy with the way Methadone takes care of my pain. I have been on it for 5 years, same dose and don't feel like it has lost effectiveness. It's long acting so I don't have breakthrough pain unless I forget to take it on time. The only real problem I have with it is it killed my appetite for most foods. I live on greek yogurt with fruit mixed in and maybe a bowl of shredded wheat to keep me regular. My cupboards are bare because I don't want anything else. I take a multi-vitamin daily so I don't get anemic. Very good pain medicine, does the job.

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July 8, 2014 9:08 AM

Review by kaj2871 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Chronic Pain: I became very addicted to opiates from chronic pain that I was talking about 10 30mg oxycodone in a day. Trust me when I say that methadone has saved my life and my pocket. I will NEVER go back to that life. Methadone keeps me pain free everyday all day. It's the best by far. Hope your experience is as good for you as for me and many others.

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July 5, 2014 1:18 AM

Review by ambio (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Opiate Withdrawal: I have no negative story to say, it's helped me get my life back on track. Some of the side effects from methadone you can get with taking it. I am very happy with the outcome for myself.

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June 30, 2014 9:16 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Methadone Diskets (methadone) for Chronic Pain: The absolute best formula, with NMDA Receptor Antagonist Properties for Pain such as severe chronic pain management, For a Severe case of RSD/CRPS My dose was 3 1/2 Diskettes twice daily..dissolve in water, my RSD/CRPS was going into remission thanks to the proper dosing. My feeling is they took away the diskettes to re-capitalize by doing away with this tablet and charging more for a 5 - 10 mg tablets.

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June 26, 2014 11:46 AM

Review by lindsay1980 (taken for 10 years or more):

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8.0

For Opiate Withdrawal: I have been on methadone for almost 10 years. I have tapered and got off a few times, but always seem to fall back. I have never gone higher than 45mgs. this dose has complete covered all withdrawal symptoms without feeling tired and useless. I had a son last year at the age of 33, and was very nervous of the effect it would have on my new born. I never increased my dose through my pregnancy and remained at 40mgs comfortably. when Sam was born, he experienced NO withdrawal symptoms. I was worried sick for.nothing, however that is not always or even often the case. Overall, methadone maintenance has been a very positive experience.

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June 20, 2014 3:45 PM

Review by John Carson:

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3.0

For Opiate Withdrawal: My family doctor prescribed me 60 of the 10mg tablets (one every 12hrs) and this is day 2 and I still don't feel any different. I still give it a 3 because I have faith its going to start working.

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May 24, 2014 9:08 AM

Review by Christar (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Opiate Withdrawal: This medication has saved my life I'm no longer using and I've been sober for over a year now. I have chronic back pain and I was prescribed hydrocodone and than after a while Percocets. Well after some time my doctor decided to move and I was faced to find another doctor but finding a new doctor was hard and it lead me down a path of destruction than I found a doctor who would give me methadone to help with my pain and addiction and now I feel so much better.

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May 20, 2014 3:33 PM

Review by Lil' Miss Priss:

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8.0

For Chronic Pain: I am prescribed 1-2 (10mg) tabs of Methadone, up to 6 times every 24 hours. On the "good" days, I take a lower dose (like 3 (10mg) tabs in 24 hours) with pretty much complete relief & on the "worst" of days, the max dose (12 (10mg) tabs in 24 hours) makes doing the everyday "necessities" actually possible. The biggest negative I've experienced while on this medicine, is a MAJOR WEIGHT GAIN of around 1-2 lbs a WEEK (So like 40lbs in 6 months, before I started working out & dieting to compensate)! Also, this medication has COMPLETELY STOPPED my menstrual cycle! However with these downsides, I'd still strongly suggest this medicine for those with chronic severe back pain!

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May 12, 2014 8:24 PM

Review by ChloeD:

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9.0

For Chronic Pain: It has really helped with my pain. The only side effect has been constipation.

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April 26, 2014 9:42 AM

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