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User Reviews for Methadone (Page 2)

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

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Opiate Withdrawal 153 reviews 11 medications
   
8.9
Chronic Pain 79 reviews 111 medications
   
8.7
Pain 151 reviews 1069 medications
   
8.5
Summary of Methadone reviews 383 reviews 8.7

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Dolophine (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: "I'm currently 27 years old, and my first opiate I tried and fell in love with was Hydrocodone. I got addicted almost instantly, I was on it for a total of 2.5 years, dosing 100mg daily. Then I got into Oxycodone, from 2 reasons, tolerance and potency, used Oxy for 3 years, using 180mg daily. Then I went on to Diamorphine, using it for 1.5 years. That's 7 total years of heavy Narcotic use. My withdrawal almost killed me from dehydration, stayed in the hospital for 3 days, until I got discharged to go to the Methadone clinic by the RN. My insurance doesn't cover Rehab, so Methadone was my only option. I can say this proudly, that Methadone saved my life. From chasing the pills just to 'feel good' to having a beautiful wife and family."

   
10

Benzopiates619 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 10, 2016

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I'm a 27 year old male, and I've been on Methadone for 4 years at 80mg for opiate addiction I was using strong Narcotic drugs, including Hydrocodone for 2 years using 100mg daily, Oxycodone for 3 years using 200mg daily, and Diamorphine for 2 years. I went into severe withdrawal that nearly killed me, from dehydration. I got admitted to an ER room within 5 minutes, it was that bad. Stayed at the Hospital from Friday night to Monday morning. Then got discharged to go to a Methadone clinic. I can honestly say Methadone saved my life. Now I have a GREAT job, a beautiful wife, with a beautiful baby boy and a baby girl. Thank you Methadone!"

   
10

Oxymethadone (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 7, 2016

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For Pain: "Was in a wheel chair with severe back issues. Tried all kinds of pain meds including Vicodin and in the long run, I ended up in worse pain. (Rebound). Been taking methadone for 10yrs. Haven't been in a wheel chair since the first month of use. Still have a little pain but it is definitely tolerable. Life has changed for the best ever since."

   
10

Meowsy (taken for 10 years or more) January 7, 2016

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Awful!!!! Just gave me another thing to get off of. Ended up doing a lot of coke. Though I wasn't in any type of recovery either. My suggestion is anyone that wants to detox from opiates and is afraid to do it cold turkey, use suboxone, but ONLY to detox, don't use it as a maintenance med!! You can do it!!"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 31, 2015

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I was on MM for 6 years at 115mg. I had clean UA's through this time. I was prescribed some Librium by some ER docs due to a bad bloody nose caused by high BP and 3 months of drinking, When the clinic I was going to found out, they dropped my dose immediately to 40 mgs and kicked me off their program 2 weeks later. I had to go to another more expensive clinic and use heroin because of the withdrawal I was feeling. I had to start at 25mgs and increase 5 mgs every 4 days. I am on 40 it is still not working very well for me."

   
6.0

samwitch December 26, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "Best pain medication I have been on. Started because it was one of the cheapest and long acting. The only major problem is that it destroyed my teeth. It does not make me feel high just normal, it is however a very difficult medication to stop taking. I would not give up my methadone for any other treatment, especially suboxone."

   
9.0

brooklyn77 (taken for 10 years or more) December 20, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I have been on Methodone one for nearly 13 years to manage chronic pain. I have been on 90mg. daily for approximately the last 3 years. I started at 100mg but after 10 years I had an auto accident and quickly discovered that since my dose was so high and my tolerance was great, almost every other pain med. the E.R. tried didn't work!! I was in the most agonizing pain I had ever felt! No sympathy from the nurses, to them, I "had enough med. on board to kill a horse!" Which was only maddening to me because "I" was the one in extreme agony! Its taking a long time but I definitely decided then that I needed to lower my dose as much as I could slowly, safely. I am still working on that. Three years and only down 1 10mg. pill is discouraging!!"

   
4.0

achybreaky2929 (taken for 10 years or more) December 18, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I broke my back over 15 years ago. I went from Darvocet to morphine. Everything that I tried lasted for short periods of time. Finally after almost ten years I found methadone. I feel that I am no longer trapped inside my body. I feel like I've been given my life back. I'm no longer at risk of damaging my body from the side effects of the previous meds. I take it once daily and it works wonders. I feel like a new person. I finally feel normal again."

   
10

Cherylnjerry98 December 16, 2015

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I used opiates for 3 years after my son was born. I struggled with everyday life, even making food or changing diapers if I didn't have some sort of opiate first thing in the morning. I was spending most of our money on drugs, and my baby was seeing me sick day after day... (He was ALWAYS taken care of, that was never an issue)... I finally had enough of trying to scheme doctors into giving me painkillers... I was sick of hard earned money going up my nose... I was an addict and I needed to just admit it already!! I found a methadone clinic very close to my home and made the appointment January 2015. I am almost a yr clean and happier than ever! I work everyday and take care of my family with no problem! Methadone saved my life, no doubt!!"

   
10

HappyHealthyAndClean (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 15, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "Life-saving!"

   
10

SamHKz (taken for 10 years or more) December 12, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "Really helpful for chronic back and neck pain. Also really helpful for neuropathy pain. Makes it a bit harder to think. But I was taken off it cold turkey after a doctor switch. The withdrawals; I was on a low dose, were really bad. Hot flashes and restless leg were prominent for a couple of weeks. Iron supplements helped the restless leg syndrome a lot. Don't know why methadone caused it. Because of the withdrawal and the dulled thinking, I would hesitate to use this drug again, but I do miss it's helpfulness for pain."

   
7.0

Ivory dream (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 8, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I have dealt with chronic back issues for 10 years now. I rode professional rodeo for 14 years riding bulls my body literally Took a beating. I have always been in construction as a trade 15 years ago I started my own business as a GC I fell 20 feet off of the ladder injuring my neck and back on top of already having back problems I've been on every pain medicine you could imagine with no results until I started taking methadone I take 80mg/ Day. I currently am in between doctors and slowly trying to wean myself off until I can get in somewhere to get back on my meds however this is very difficult I'm finding. "

   
10

Anonymous December 7, 2015

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I was on 120 mg of methadone for 3 years. I was on 6mg of clonazeapan for 4 years. I also was eating the cocktail everyday for years, which includes promethazine,clonadine and any benzo. I was arrested and kicked all these drugs in a 11'8 cell. I was so sick, you have to go through it to know. I've been clean for 6 months, the only way to kick that habit is jail, best thing that ever happened to me."

   
10

ryanbaker143469 November 28, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "Been taking since 2008 since all other treatments failed. I get 80 percent pain relief with min side effects - problems staying asleep. But good out weighs bad. Pain started 1981 since workplace injuries and accidents. Worsen 2005 Neck back hands shoulders etc."

   
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TrentonGirl (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 27, 2015

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For Pain: "I have been on methadone for 9 years for chronic pain. I have crohns disease, chronic pancreatitis, diabetes and 3 blown discs in my back. I have had over a dozen surgeries including a Whipple procedure, bowel resections, back surgeries etc.I was on so much fentanyl and dilapidated that most of the time I didn't know if I was coming or going, I was a mess. Methadone gave me my life back. No feeling high or confused.I can actually function. A great medicine for chronic pain. I now take 40mg 3x a day,down from 60 3x a day. I take no other pain meds."

   
10

Tommy 23 November 18, 2015

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I hate it. I've put on 50lbs even thou I'm staving myself and not eating carbs or sugar and everything I eat is fat free. I've been detoxing and I'm so tired the only reason I get up is to get my dose. The person they gave me has no clue what he is doing. I've finally requested a new case worker. Also I'm in more pain than ever. Everyone thats been going there for long time are all bent over, in wheelchairs and no teeth. Now my bones are starting to crack when I walk and I've aged 5 years looks wise. Can't wait to get off this"

   
2.0

no live what so ever (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 13, 2015

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For Pain: "This drug has been so good for my pain due to widespread very frequent (150 tiimes a day and chronic shoulder dislocation) dislocations all over my body. I have pain because my bones grind together so much. I went off it for about 6 months last (March '14 to October '14)year because my pain doctor wanted me to and I didn't think it was helping. I had been on it for 9 months (July'13 to March '14) at that point. I started into a downward spiral and by October I was in the hospital an put on a dilaudid pain pump because my pain was out of control. Now I have been on it for year and my pain control is great now"

   
9.0

maddie5032250322 (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 4, 2015

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I've been on Methadone for 3.5 years. Currently at 90mg. I only have to go to the clinic every 2 weeks. When I started on it at the clinic I was in severe withdrawal. I never did heroine. I got methadone from a friend who went to the clinic weekly. After I was hooked it was all over for me. I had NO IDEA that it was that addictive until he was cut off and I could no longer get it. I only took about 20-30 mg a day then. But when he was cut off, I didn't know what to do. The withdrawal was just so awful and I still had to go to work full time.If I could do it over again, I would just suck it up. Now I have this ball n chain and no end in sight. I had 2 kids on it too so I get to live with that guilt too. Don't do it as a 1st resort.Just DONT"

   
5.0

Warysary (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 3, 2015

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I tried to ween myself off by myself and it did not happen I couldn't do it I was fooling myself so I new there were these clinics but I was scared to go I said there's no way I'm like these people I'm not homeless I'm a good looking guy I have style I have a good job there's no way that's me don't judge a book by its cover I've met at the methadone clinic lawyers doctors police officers that are on methadone it all starts from a simple pain prescription from a doctor and your life's over methadone has saved my life I have a beautiful family 2 dogs a nice home a car life is manageable today it's a miracle I'm alive my dad my uncle and my cousin all died from this deadly disease of drugs my family's names going to carry on because of me .."

   
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soberman416 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 26, 2015

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Methadone has been highly affective in helping treatment my opioid use but its extremely hard to come off of. It helped me to come off other opioids & stop doing the other bad habits that come along with addiction. But its extremely addictive as well so if your truly considering taking treatment consider all sides, how bad is ur addiction & is this the right option for you?!??"

   
7.0

X_user (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 19, 2015

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Methadone saved my life, all the negative reviews on other sites are simply biased. I'm sure some had truly bad experiences, but it's only human nature to go out of your way to post something bad rather than something positive. I've been on methadone for almost 3 months and I'm holding stable at 85mg of liquid dosing at the clinic every morning. Mid November I'll have qualified for my second weekly take home, since Sunday is automatic when you start. Only for about the first week did I have drowsiness. I've been 100% clean off of all other substances since day 1. Clean urines. I came home and got clean when I had my son this past summer, and without him as my motivation and methadone as my help, I can easily say I wouldn't be sitting here."

   
10

kaceyxleigh (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 16, 2015

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I'm a 37 yr old female.I used from the age of 15-30 I've been on methadone for almost 7 yrs and I am so grateful. If I hadn't go on methadone I'd probably be DEAD! If used the way it's supposed to be Methadone is a life saver. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because it's also very hard to get free of but I'd rather be in Methadone my whole life than be on Heroine. I wouldn't last to long if I ever got hooked on heroine again. Don't be scared to try it, it's a life saver."

   
9.0

Happycleanmommyof3 October 10, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I find this to be the best and most affordable pain medicine on the market, I live with chronic p pain from 4 abdominal surgeries for Endo and several broken/shattered bone is wrist and foot since I have osteroperosis also, and a torn rotator cuff injury as well now, I take 2-3 a day 10mg, makes me a little tired some days and problems with constipation since I have loads of adhesions from stomach surgeries, that adds to the constipation too but I can live a normal life now, and I thank God that my doctor prescribes it for my pain as some doctors would rather have me take 8 Percocets a day or have more surg, and they don't help half as much as the 2-3 methadone tablets I take as needed. They are also so cheap in price compared to other drug"

   
8.0

JoJo80 October 7, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I was prescribed methadone about 10 years ago. I didn't like taking a lot of the short term medications because of all the side effects. Methadone helps me with my pain more than the other drugs I had been prescribed. I function a lot better taking methadone and have no side effects. methadone works for longer periods of time and I don't have to worry about all the different effects other drugs gave me. I take 20mg a day. I have another pain medication I take if needed but seldom do I need to take it because methadone works so well."

   
9.0

tysontwin2 October 6, 2015

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "This is my 2nd time in mmt and I wish I had never quit the first time. Methadone is A life saver! The only downside is the weight gain and sweating but I'm working out this time around to try and avoid the weight gain. I used a gram and a half of heroin a day now I'm on 100mg methadone and doing great"

Shaunzie (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 4, 2015

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