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User Reviews for Methadone

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

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Opiate Withdrawal 127 reviews 11 medications
   
9.0
Chronic Pain 54 reviews 106 medications
   
8.8
Pain 145 reviews 906 medications
   
8.4
Summary of Methadone reviews 326 reviews 8.8

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Dolophine (methadone) for Pain: "Methadone is my lifesaver. I have had back pain associated with nerve damage. Degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, bursitis and some other minor/major problems here and there. I was taking ten to twelve Percocets a day. I heard about clinics that give doses of methadone daily. I went and now I'm happy to get my methadone daily. I take nothing else and couldn't be happier. Methadone works the best for pain and its long-acting and I take it for opiate addiction as well. I'm on 50 mg and it just works great."

   
10

SmurfyKeck45 September 26, 2010

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For Pain: "I have always been very sensitive to medications and found after surgeries that the only one tolerated was Dilaudid. Years of back pain, fibromyalgia and migraines were treated with ibuprofen and acetaminophen. I found I had cancer and the Dilaudid stopped working as soon as it started working, so my doctor suggested I try methadone. I was surprised because I thought that was for heroin addicts. I had no idea it was a pain reliever. Now I can go 7 hours between doses and I don't feel nausea or high from it. I now realize that people who use illegal drugs to relieve chronic pain should reconsider how methadone could save their lives."

   
10

Anonymous September 9, 2010

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For Pain: "I have peripheral neuropathy and painful problems with my spine. I've tried many different combinations of medicines. Nothing has helped as much as the current combination of 900mg 3 times a day of Neurontin and 60mg a day of methadone. I don't feel high and it's helped my quality of life. I live alone and can now do things for myself."

   
9.0

davenorman August 31, 2010

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For Pain: "I have had RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) now for 8 years. After being diagnosed with RSD, I was given Methadone. It gave me my life back without making me feel 'buzzed'. I also haven't had to increase my dosage over the years. You don't develop tolerances with this like you would with the other narcotics. For those who need it - it does the job."

   
10

CBereza88 August 25, 2010

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For Pain: "It has a remarkable ability to decrease chronic pain and or withdrawal symptoms"

   
9.0

Anonymous July 11, 2010

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I have been in treatment for about 6 months and it has been a live saving change in my life. Just like with anything in life, you will get what you put in and the "Methadone Clinic" is the same way! If you really want to be clean and sober than the clinic will be a great tool in your recovery. It's more than just taking medication, you have got to follow the steps that your counselor wants you to. Pay attention to what they have to say because they do this for a living and they know what they are talking about. "IF THERES A WILL THERES A WAY"!"

   
10

mikencis July 11, 2010

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For Pain: "I have used 20mg 2x a day of methadone for over 5 years. Before that I used Lortab, Oxycontin, and morphine. My tolerance always increased with these drugs. Not so with methadone, have been on same dose for five years. I have my family and life back. Highly recommend this medicine for pain patients who are serious about controlling pain without the (high) side effects associated with traditional narcotics."

Rick Zi June 26, 2010

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Methadose (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: "I was addicted to heroin and doctor-shopped for prescription opioids. Been in a clinic for over a year and haven't used a thing. It saved my life."

   
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Anonymous June 23, 2010

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For Pain: "I had the spinal fusion in my two lower disc to alleviate my pain and my pain was still very bad. I have tried all the other pain killers from Lortabs 10mg X 6 a day plus Percocet 7.5mg -10mg X 8 a day plus some Oxycontin and it didn't work. Now I take methadone 10mg X 4 a day and my life has improved immensely! No real high from the medication and it knocks the crap out of your pain. Life in heavy pain is really no life."

   
10

Anonymous June 21, 2010

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Methadose (methadone) for Pain: "After trying percocet and time released morphine for chronic back pain, methadone was the only pain reliever that lasted for any length of time, but now my pain management clinic closed in 4/14/2010 and I'm trying to find a pain clinic(doctor) that is not afraid to prescribe methadone."

   
10

JOHN LA MAR May 25, 2010

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For Pain: "Methadone has been the only pain medicine that I've found that relieves my back and neck pain and allows me to work and function without being high or loopy. The only problem that I have found is finding a Doctor who is aware that methadone is used for more than treatment of heroin addiction. I would also think there would be a lower incidence of abuse because you don't get the "high " you get with other narcotics. "

   
10

Daddy D May 22, 2010

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For Pain: "Diagnosed with arthritis with AWFUL migraines, I began (reluctantly) taking methadone, which I MISTAKENLY believed to be a medication solely reserved for heroin addicts. Tired of the stomach damage of aspirin-like pain aids, I tried it. The results were nothing short of miraculous. No side effects! I implore those who want to try this medicine, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, TAKE ONLY AS DIRECTED! It can be dangerous otherwise. IF TAKEN PROPERLY, THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE WILL IMPROVE DRAMATICALLY BUT YOU MUST BE RESPONSIBLE AND ADHERE TO THE INSTRUCTIONS."

   
10

Kappyd May 19, 2010

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Methadone is a miracle drug...I would be dead without it! Because of methadone, I got my life back. I got a great career now, I wake up every morning looking forward to life and now I actually have money, a good amount of it....and it feels great! No more living day-to-day, not being able to sleep at night because I'm worried on how I'm going to get my next fix for the upcoming day....all of that is gone and it feels great! Methadone gave me my life back and it gave their daughter back to my parents."

   
10

mandyjuelz May 10, 2010

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For Pain: "I started out on Darvocet many years ago for my knee pain and ended up on Percocets. That was a horrible place to be after years of use and it would take so many more than prescribed to work. Since I started taking methadone I haven't felt this good in the last 25 years of dealing with this pain and pain medicine. I take what I am prescribed and even though I still am a bit uncomfortable my quality of life is so much better!"

   
9.0

Anonymous April 28, 2010

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For Pain: "I spent 3 years of my life on Oxy's. I was stealing money from banks to keep my habit up. It cost me 2 years in prison and I still wanted more so I started using heroin. Suboxone is a short fix. I stayed clean 6 months and went back for more. Methadone has saved mine and my family's life. So if you are committed to it, it will work!"

   
9.0

T_23 April 23, 2010

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Methadose (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: "I go to a treatment center and get methadone as a tool to help me with my addiction. It keeps me from withdrawing and helps a lot with cravings and urges. I strongly recommend this drug to anyone with an opioid addiction."

   
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Anonymous March 31, 2010

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Methadone Diskets (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: "choosing methadone for me was an awful idea. If you are just orally taking opiates then you can detox ur self. Turning to methadone for opiate addiction is a mistake! Its detox is way worse! then prescribed or unprescribed pain medication! I was taking up to 10 Hydrocodone 1000 mg pills a day. then switched to 25 mg of methadone,i thought it was great until i decided i did not want to be on either!"

ashlae February 17, 2010

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I have been on Methadose for about 10 years. When I started treatment I soon learned the good and bad sides of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). Yes, I have my life back, I am clean and sober...but methadone is a double edged knife. I have tried to detox from it, I cannot begin to tell you the pain of detox, it's the worst detox I've ever had. It took me 1 year to feel normal! I've gained a TON of weight from methadone. I don't know if methadone causes you to gain weight, but I know many people that have gained 25-50 pounds after starting methadone. Also, my teeth are very bad. I need dentures, I'm not sure if methadone was the cause of my bad teeth, but I know many people with the same problem. I would tell people think about MMT before starting it."

   
6.0

jimxxxx February 15, 2010

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Both my wife & I have a ten year + history of opioid abuse in one form or another. We have undergone various treatment options numerous times, such as Rapid Opiate Detox, 28 Day In-Patient Rehabs, 3 Day In-Patient Buprenorphine treatment (before it was available out-patient) & Out-Patient Suboxone, Cold Turkey, "Kick-Kits", the "Thomas Method", Ibogaine/Iboga Treatment & finally Methadone. It has been via Methadone that we have got our lives back in order, off the streets, no longer active in high-risk scenarios like IV drug use & prostitution. It works, plain & simple."

   
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Ex-Junkie in San Diego February 7, 2010

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For Pain: "I'm 20 now and I have been taking methadone for a while now and I love it. I have been on Percs and Vics for a long time and they didn't work as well as the methadone. It lasts all day and doesn't take long to start working. I thank my doctor every month when I go back to get refills. I didn't know you could use it for pain but I'm really happy you can. If you are on Percs or Vics and they aren't lasting very long and you are not looking for the high you can get from pain medicines ask your doctor about methadone, it's the best pain medicine out there."

   
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Anonymous February 7, 2010

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I am an opiate addict, started abusing Oxycontin, then went to heroin. I started methadone maintenance 8 months ago. I have not used since. It works great for me, stops cravings and helped with my anxiety and depression. I take a daily dose of 90mg. It has given me my life back! However, I am afraid of detoxing from methadone due to symptoms of opiate withdrawal. My counselor says that I can go down as little as 2.5 mg a week, until I am no longer dependent. I am starting a very slow detox soon, I will let know how well it works."

   
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Anonymous February 4, 2010

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Methadose (methadone) for Pain: "I take methadone tablets at 10 milligrams once 3 times a day for severe chronic leg and nerve pain and it gives me all day relief. It makes you a little drowsy but at night time there is nothing better to help you fall asleep easier. All I have to say is thank goodness for it.. because I've tried it all from Percocets to Oxy's from Lyrica and Opana and this really works."

   
9.0

dont worry about it January 19, 2010

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Methadone Diskets (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: "Methadone is a life saver. I would have died without it."

   
9.0

Anonymous January 1, 2010

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For Pain: "I am a Chronic Pain sufferer with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Crohn's Disease. AS and CD are certainly a blow to deal with, and I have tried the whole regime of pain medications and over the counter, and herbal remedies as well. I am treating both the pain and the diarrhea that started when I had a bowel resection 12 years ago with any narcotic that will work. I have tried them all, as I mentioned. And the only reason I am posting here is because I am afraid that Methadone, like many other drugs that are "addictive" may be a casualty of war in the "Drug War". It seems that any drug that gets attention, gets abused, gets laws placed against it, goes underground, and then gets removed from the pharmacists shelf."

   
9.0

TheBlackNight December 30, 2009

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Methadose (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: "I have to agree it is a good medicine to detox on however your detox from the methadose is gonna be a long hard road. Unless you are planning on staying on it forever you can count on a long hard withdrawal. It does work wonders for pain but when you move away or get cut off it lands you in a situation of finding another doctor to write for it or the dreaded methadone clinics that charge $11 to $15 a day! Wonderful for pain even got me up and mobile."

   
4.0

jusquitfent December 15, 2009

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