Also known as: Dolophine, Methadone Diskets, Methadose
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Methadose (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: Methadone is wonderful for opiate withdrawal and pain management. My doctor had prescribed me Percocets and Oxycontin for a year, for pain. When she cut me off, the withdrawals were too much. She recommend methadone for the pain and withdrawals. I have been on methadone for 1 year 7 months and been clean for one year as May 2012. The benefits include withdrawal and pain management but side effects may include weight gain, but it does subside once you are on a stable dose, eat properly and exercise daily. Good luck to everyone who is on methadone it works!
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Methadose (methadone) for Pain: This is the VERY best pain medicine I have tried. I had so many issues finding a doc to help with my pain and they never gave enough to totally control the pain so I was constantly going out finding supplements to add to my scripted pain medicines. Ever since methadone I have needed nothing except some morphine for breakthrough pain.
methadone for Pain: About 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with Lumbar Stenosis & went through the Epidurals (12) over the 1st 5 years to keep from Surgery. I tried all the Pain medicines out there, but could not tolerate most of them, due to a very low tolerance for most pain medicines. I have bad nausea &/or constipation. Then finally my Pain Doctor had me try a low dose of Methadone and it worked. It gives me 0 side effects, with enough pain to know my limits. I still play at a high level of Softball for 13 more years & recover thru 2 Back Surgeries. I just had my 3rd Back Surgery & now have Fibromyalgia, but I am still on the same 10mg of Methadone. Without this medicine, I would not be working today.
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methadone for Pain: I started methadone a few days ago and oh my gosh have I been amazed! I have felt better in the last few days more than I have in the last couple of years!! I have chronic pain and been on almost all the other opiates. I fell into the opiate addiction myself. I think methadone is a God send!! I would suggest methadone to anyone batttling chronic pain issues.
methadone for Pain: I was diagnosed with neck arthritis at the age of 29 (I'm 48) when I got chronic headaches accompanied with a grinding and cracking noise at the base of my neck. I could have lived with that, however, the headaches developed into migraines, and as a waitress, a miserable server=0 tips. It was costing me money to be in chronic pain. So, I saw a doctor, and he prescribed tramadol, then Vicodin. Then I learned of methadone. Long lasting, no acetaminophen, well within my price range, no buzzy feeling, no problems at all. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER, I FEEL GOOD
methadone for Pain: I was hurt at work 4 years ago, had 5 surgeries then a spinal stimulator placed. I have been on methadone for 4 years and roxicodone for break through pain, I believe its a lot better then taking a bunch of pain killers that aren't going to work in the long run. Methadone has given me some of my life back, not enough that I can go back to work, that is my ultimate goal.
methadone for Pain: I have Chronic Pancreatitis and over the last 23 years, I've had multiple surgeries, 14 ERCPs with stents, pain blocks, pump trials, but Methadone is the only thing that touches the pain. I've taken it for over 16 years and my dosage has reached 200mg/day (40 5/day) and MSIR 120mg/day (30 4/day) for break through pain. The side effects are constipation and especially the severe sweating & facial
Every 2-3 years, I have to do something else when the dosage loses its effect. I've taken MSER, MS Contin and Kadian. Of the 3, only Kadian has come close to giving me enough relief. Even so, I go through terrible withdrawal (worse than the worst flu) when I go off Methadone, but switching back is a breeze, even at a lower dosage.
Methadone Diskets (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: Methadone Maintenance Therapy, or MMT quite literally saved my life. Yes, there are side effects such as weight gain, low testosterone levels and excess sweating or flushing. But now I am back in college majoring in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. I had been treated inpatient at one of the best hospitals in the country. They used Methadone initially to get me over withdrawal symptoms along with other medicines such as clonazepam and clonidine. Sadly I eventually relapsed and it eventually took MMT to help me get back on track. I hope to use what I know about addiction to help others. It's not perfect but MMT saved me and my relationships with my family. MMT should only be used as a last resort, it is not an "easy way out".
methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: My girlfriend and I recently got on methadone. We finally had enough of the sickness and all the other things that comes along with being an addict. Methadone has truly changed my life. We now have a baby on the way. This seriously is a blessing. It's so wonderful we both are doing great.
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methadone for Pain: I have been on methadone since 1998 and it's the best pain reliever on the market today. I have been prescribed almost everything for my pain and nothing would touch it. It might have taken the pain away for a short period of time, then I would have to take another pill. Methadone is unique because it has what the doctors call a (HALF LIFE), This means when you take methadone it doesn't (PEAK) out in 2-4 hours, it last the whole day. Like other pain pills such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Demerol, or any other opiate, they Peak out at about 2-4 hours. In the last ten plus years I have been taking Methadone, I have been able to function, do normal day to day operations, and even maintain a full-time job. Methadone is the best pain pill out there.
methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: Methadone has allowed me to get my life back. I have been able to be honest with those I am closest to. No more ups and downs from my Norco addiction which I always had to drink with. I follow the rules at the clinic. I don't drink. I take my 40 mg, which I will very slowly wean from. But the methadone helps.
methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: I was a addicted to oxycodone and any pain pills I could find for 10 years. My world revolved around a pill. I would lay out of work and lay in the bed if I didn't have a pill for that day. I lost 2 brothers to drugs and almost lost my life, wife, house, and 3 sons to drugs. I went to a methadone clinic because I was tired of the drugs running my life. Methadone saved my life. I have been drug free for 2 1/2 years and feel great. Thanks to this medicine I feel normal.
methadone for Pain: This medication was originally prescribed to me as a way to control my pain without the "High" side effect that decreases mental alertness. Eleven years later I am still taking 70 milligrams daily. I have lab work done four times a year and my body is in excellent condition besides the injuries I've sustained that are not methadone related. I'm told by my doctor that I would be in severe pain without the medicine due to pericarditis, dozens of healed fractures, a lacerated spleen, and multiple back injuries. I however have not felt any intolerable pain while taking methadone. I completed my MBA (Master's) in physics after 9 years of daily methadone use with no signs of memory loss or other negative mental side effects. Wonderful medication.
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methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: I'm a 21 year-old guy from Australia, have been addicted to codeine since I was 18. Six-months ago I was taking nearly a gram of codeine a day, my health was deteriorating rapidly, and I was very sick. My life was falling apart. Methadone has given me my life back, made me a normal person and able to contribute to society.
methadone for Pain: I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2009 after breaking my neck and lower back in a car accident. I was taking approximately 14 pills a day...everything from Percocet to Morphine as well as anti-depressants. My marriage failed and I was not able to cope with every day routines. My pain was so great. Finally, after seeing a pain management doctor and taking myself off all of the medications, I was prescribed Methadone and what a miracle it has been. I still have to take Norco with the Methadone, but my pain level is becoming more manageable. I am not able to work but I can get out of bed now and maintain somewhat of a life with less pain. What a great improvement this has been for me. I hope this helps someone who is unsure.
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methadone for Pain: Suffering from joint pain due to cancer has been a debilitating existence. When my doctor prescribed the Methadone while I was on a morphine pump getting 350Mg of morphine a day just to function, I was hoping and praying for a miracle. I found it. At 15 - 20 MG of methadone a day I can function and in the morning I can actually hold a piece of paper without screaming. The stigma that has also come with the Methadone is not welcomed but I try to educate those that are naive rather than becoming angry or ashamed. I will ask them to read on this medicine and after they have a different point of view and I can receive the treatment without the methadone being the focus of their attention.
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Methadone Diskets (methadone): Usage has changed my life for the better 100%. If dosage is correct there is no "HIGH" at all. I have been dosed with methadone daily for 10 years and haven't relapsed or for that matter even thought about going back to that lifestyle. GOOD LUCK WITH THE MEDICATION.
methadone for Pain: I have been suffering with many medical back & disc problems for over 24 years. I take Methadone as prescribed with Percocet for break through pain and it has made my life manageable.
methadone for Pain: A serious car accident back in 1995 left me in chronic pain. Back, neck, and right leg. I had a fusion at c-5,6 and another aherniation at c-4,5. My spinal chord was almost crushed and I feel lucky to be up and about today. I have been on every opiate medication you can think of and hated it. I did get pain relief but hated the up and downs that went along with these medications. My doctor suggested methadone about 5 years ago and I've never looked back. I still take Percocet now and then for breakthrough pain relief. I have a quality of life that was non-existant before the methadone. It's not for everyone however if you want to get away from the fast-acting opiates, please mention it to your doctor. Literally changed my life.
methadone for Opiate Withdrawal: I was addicted to Oxycontin and cocaine for 7 years, which eventually put me in jail for crimes involving theft for my next fix. While I was on house arrest my doctor recommended a local methadone program to help with my withdrawal symptoms and recovery. I started methadone 5 years ago at 100mg and it took me a few months to finally stop using oxy/cocaine while on methadone. I then moved up to the private clinic where you go when you are clean for 3 months. I have been clean for 4.5 years now and I am down to only 10mg a day. I plan to be finished with methadone in about 4 months. How I did it? Dropped all my so-called friends and did not associate with anyone who abused pills. Basically I became a loner who took up a new hobby that interested me.
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methadone for Pain: I had a severe parachute injury while in the military. I've had every type of pain pill, as well as all the therapy you can think of. This was the last hope. This has helped me be able to actually function and work daily. I wish I would have known before hand this was what I needed. Highly recommended for pain.
Methadose (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: Only bad side effect ...it takes all the water out of your intestinal tract so when you go to take a dump it's like squeezing out a very hard dry brick! and it is NO JOKE! I highly advise drink lots of water before hand to lower the effects of this.
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methadone for Pain: I have dealt with back pain for the last 15 years. I have tried all of the traditional pain medications. Each one of them had their limited success, as well as their own side effects. Methadone is the only medication that has given me complete relief with only the occasional breakthrough or flare up. The best part is I can function with a clear head and no high. This has to be one of the best solutions to date for my pain. I would highly recommend long time suffers of Neuropathy as well as chronic back pain discuss methadone as a possible treatment with their care provider.
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