Been on methadone several times for recurring back pain. Never had a problem stopping it until 8?
- 25 Sep 2011 by waycool
- 26 Sep 2011
- influenza, opiate withdrawal, pain, back pain, methadone, period
... months ago. After my last usage period of 1 1/2 months, I stopped & thought I had a bad flu. When I realized what the problem was, I thought I could go cold turkey.
After 45 days I decided to get back on it & did the taper at 1mg every two weeks (from 10mg a day). My stomach has never been the same. I have lost my sense of hunger & can only eat a few bites before feeling nauseous. I've lost a lot of weight & worry about nutrition.
Is there anyone out there with this problem? Does anyone know if this is permanent? I can't find much about it from Google. My doctors can't figure it out
Waycool, 10mg is not a lot, & you did do a correct taper, but everyone is different. Saying that, are you on any other medications? Are you sure it's from the Methadone? Am curious too as to why this has happened...
I may have missed something in your Q, sorry about that, but could you tell us how long you've been off Methadone completely?
Perhaps a visit to a Gastroenterologist (sp?) is in order. If this doesn't clear up soon, or if you've been off methadone for a few months and still feel this way ask your doc for a referal.
Best wishes to you,
After re-reading your question, I agree that you need to see a gastroentorologist. The weight lose is probably due to not eating, but doesn't explain the nausea. What kind of test or blood work have you had done...
Thank you people for responding.
I probably should have mentioned I had a liver transplant 1 1/2 years ago
and I`m on quite a few meds; blood pressure, anti-rejection, antibiotics,
and thyroid medication. I have a weekly blood draw (liver panel) & I file the results. It checks 40 different parameters in the blood (4 vials!)
Off methadone for 8mos. The first day & a half,
I puked up all my meds after taking them. Scary! The only thing that saved me
was going out & buying some pot. I got high & was able to keep my meds
down due to its anti-nausea effect. What I feel now with my stomach (when I eat) is not quite nauseousness. It`s more like... after the third bite, the food no longer tastes good & my stomach feels full. There`s a little uncomfort, too. It feels like such an alien thing to do... you know, putting food in my stomach. I have stomach pains off & on all day and the only thing that takes away the pain is milk. Instantly!
Could puking for a day & a half cause an ulcer? Hmmm... I`m gonna google it.
I`m gonna see a doctor soon & get a referal. If they figger it out, I promise
I`ll post the diagnosis. Thnx so much to all of you, again.
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