What happens to your bones after being on 250mg of ms contin for 15 years?
There have been a lot of rumors about opioids, and especially methadone depleting calcium from the bones. This is simply not true and is an urban legend. The myth originated from the Heroin lifestyle, one that does not feel pain when high, one that shoots up a mixture of H + ?, one that can't keep a job, and so on. A very very unhealthy lifestyle. With that said, you can only imagine as to where the dentist would be placed in the list of priorities.
If there is any troubles with the bones, more often than not it has everything to do with age as well as diet. As a kid we all (most of us anyways) drank milk. As adults the consumption of calcium more often than not declines and as a result over a period of time can cause problems.
I'm in no way a doctor, but just a guy who currently takes Methadone for chronic pain. When I first started the med, the loss of Calcium was a concern until I talked to my doctor and did a bit of research. I would recommend that you bring the topic up to your doctor at the next appointment.
Hope that this is of some help!
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