... getting on the program I was very serious and still to this day haven't touched anything... I am supposed to be taking 100mg a day but I have got myself down to 70mg. I don't look for a high past that point. Thank God! However, I have severe anxiety and have had since I was 14 and have been on xanax. I take it the way I am supposed to 3mg a day and I worry about everything.. which brings on the anxiety.. But what I would like to know is has anyone experienced any kind of chest-related pains since being on methadone. I have been to hospital after hospital and EKG comes back ok and it's always my anxiety they say. If it were my anxiety then I think that wound stop after taking anx. meds also tired of hearing UR TOO YOUNG for heart problems.. I just would really like someone else's advice that is also on methadone. And like I said I don't abuse any of my meds... So therefore, I worry about things that normally wouldn't bother someone. How weird back n the day it was total opposite now I'm so afraid of what I put n and do to my body. 2 the point I even make sure vitamins and OTC meds r ok to take with methadone and actually cant go on that all the time either. Was taking clindymicin which I used to take without probs. b4 and after about 3days started feeling really weird like something was going to happen.. Well, found out I was withdrawing from methadone. They said unusual but not that it can't happen. Quit taking it and got better the same way with predisone.. So things, I used to take react with my body different now strange how that happens. Anyways, it would be nice to have some positive advice from someone.. thank you for your time n reading and listening to my ? and probs. so 2 speak. have a wonderful evening
I certainly know where you are coming from. I have been on MMT for nearly 11 years or so. I am 49 years old and started using Heroin at an age I should have known better (37). I was a hard core heroin user within 6 month from the time I began. Now let me get back to your question . First off, we all know the stigma that goes along with being an addict. It doesn't matter to the others who do not understand the feeling of being an addict. We did not ask to be born this way. I know mine is genetic from depression which led to alchaholism, then aventually Heroin. I was always addicted to anything that made me feel somewhat "normal" . I have an identicle twin sister who suffers from severe anxiety, racing thoughts. I try to understand her because I am not in her shoes, or persay, her brain. I am 30min older then her, so that might be the reason I did not suffer from severe depression, or anxiety. How ever I do have terrible Panic Attack. Now that is what I think you may be going through. Panic Attack has similar symptoms, such as the pain in the chest, or feel off sufficating... To me it was pure hell and it actually hightened when I got on methadone. I do not know why, but at the beggining of my treatment, I developed this very intense Panic feeling. I had PD since I was very young as well, but never as bad as when I started on Methadone. My twin also had the same problem , that when she got on methadone, she started having Panic disorder. It usually lasts on and off , for the first 3 month, but I wouldn't have to suffer if my Doctor was able to prescribe me some form of a Benzoid. I was not too kean on xanax, only because I did not want to wait till the Panic happens..and since it is a short acting Benzoid, it will wear off within several hours. My twin was on Xanax and said it did worse then good when it came to Anxiety, and Panic Disorder. I have a feeling i know why Methadone causes this . As of any Opiate, they affects your respitory, especially on the dose that u are currently on. Thus causing you to feel a bit sufficated, especially at the begging. This will bring on , to some, a Panic feeling, that u may not be aware of . The Panic affect can range differently in each individual and usally strikes more women then men do to our Hormones. Do u feel like out of conrtol ? Pins and needles or numbness down your legs.Hot flashes (not the menapausal type , but it just comes and go. What happens is that when you first experience this Panic Disorder, u cannot understand what it is, which then hightens your enxiety, then the panic gets even worse. Your hands will start trembling, still not knowing what the F--- is going on you. Its complete fear of something you just cannot pinpoint. It can come out of the blue. Or can cause by fear of closed in space, which intesifies with methadone. With me, even if somebody is trying to talk to me, to stay calm, makes me worse, and I can barely get a word out. I define it as..A fear of ones self. There is no escape. U can run, u can hide, but its with you. What worked for me was a long acting Benzoid such as Clonopin. Do NOT let some Doctors or Phychiatrist talk you into some Anti-Depressent which actually will actually worsen the whole feeling that goes along with Panic Disorder. Please try Clonopin, or some other form of a long lasting Benzoids, rather then a short acting like Xanax. Also those pills you mentioned that once nevered bothered you, now does. Please look up about drugs interaction . It can help you a whole lot. But with the chest pain, I really think it sounds like Panic disorder. Many people with Panic disorder mistaken it as a Heart Attack and though it has similar feel of an anxiety attacks, Panic Attack doesn't come near to the feel of an Anxiety Attack. U feel complete helplessness with PA or PD. . To put it plainly , I describe it almost as a fear of ones self. I hope I was able to help you in someways.
There is a lot we relate to such as both of us having anxiety attack since we were very young. Mine went back from the time I was about 7 too My father used to tell me I would vomit from it sometimes it got so bad. I would go into hysteria worrying, it's all I ever did it's all what my life was about. My fear has always been losing someone I love, I would have so many negative (the worst that can happen) thoughts. This went on worrying about my mother, then it went on to worrying about my sister, then it became my cats. I never had a peace of mind and remember wishing that i can for once have that, to not worry. When my son was conceived he was all i worried about, but it became a happy time for me too. For 6 years all was fine till I had a severe sinus infection and doctor put me a strong pain meds and I never knew what they were but loved the feeling. I think it changed me to become selfish and when I met this guy I wanted to know if there is a place where I can get meds like this and that is when I was introduced to Heroin and from there went on Methadone and also got some xanax off the street. In the beginning I never had chest pains or anything like that but I started to had more panic attack, It will come along when I am in car or movie theaters when before I never had it. I am going to come to my life today which is still so painful, my anxiety is as bad as ever and tried getting on Klonopin which did not work for me so I asked what about xanax or valium and the doctor said because it's short acting it can give one worse anxiety attack. I went to the doctor because I used to fear texting my son because I had to wait for him to text me back. If he does not text me within minutes after I text I started to go into severe anxiety attack where I feel as if my chest and heart was being squeezed by an icy cold hand. I will curl up in a ball and cry for my son to please call because it hurts, I was SO afraid that the pain of the fear became overwhelming. I went thru this 2 times a day when I call him at 12 and another time at 6 pm. The Klonopin helped the cold clench feeling in my chest but did nothing to help stop the worrying, I start to pace, cry and sometimes call him 7-10 times and if the cell phone says it's full I go into a full blown attack, the fear is so bad there were days I wanted to just die so I don't feel it anymore. The problem can be your xanax maybe you should change to a long acting like Klonopin which it once worked for me but not anymore maybe because of Menapaus , which I believe is causing most of the symptoms of severe anxiety and I had some loss (animal friend and human friend). To some it sounded silly but for me feel I felt suffocated and that is when I started to drink and the drinking was the only way to numb the feelings. I did not care anymore, I wanted to not feel and because of that I lost respect from my son and I got kicked out of the house I lived and he (roommate) kept MY cats. The anger and missing them was all too much with the fact that I feel my son who is my life is so upset with me which I wanted him to be proud me of like he once was. I was doing well for a long while then suddenly it got worse. I will not go only Methadone but I feel that subutex (small amount) with Klonopin seems to be helping me but it was by chance that I realized it because I could not sleep I got a tiny piece and I fell asleep without anymore racing thoughts. I still have fears when I am not on it, Klonopin alone does not help and I like to be on subutex legally. Klonopin I am but the subutex my friend only gave me a small amount .
2 things, either your methadone is too high for you which can cause panic suffocating feeling or it's the xanax. I would lower it even more and get on Klonopin.
I dont know that much about anxiety but I have been on 120 mm of methadone for about three years now I go to the local methadone clinic here in town and you should know that xanax is not to be taken if your on methadone were told not to combine the two because it is a fatal combination and if our clinic finds it in your urine text that we take weekly your in trouble with the doctor and can be termanated from program. everyone knows that you should not take xanax if your on methadone it can slow your heart down while your a sleep and your heart can stop all together and cause death while your asleep. If your on xanax and trying to get into a methadone clinic they will not let you in the clinic unless your body is clear from the drug xanax period. So if I was you I would look in to why your doctor or clinic is letting you take those two drugs together and I would be very consered of your currant health. Methadone does NOT mix with xanax.
hi, I am currently taking 70 mg of met a day. Here in Michigan and also in Florida where I just left, the docs will not dose you if you are taking zanax. There have been a high number of deaths when we combine the two. It is likely the reason for your chest pain. Valiums are a little more safe if you must take an anti anxiety drug but I really stress the danger... your never to young to od. take care...
You sound like a duplicate copy of myself , I have been on mmp for 10 yrs and I have severe anxiety that I also take medication for. As far as chest pain and such, I have been told the same things you have, one thing I will tell you is DO NOT LOOK FOR TRUTHFUL ANSWERS FORM YOUR MMP DOCS. they tell you everything is ok, no long term side effects etc. well that is a lie, there are many heart related issues, from ekg to brach and tach problems, palpitations etc. I have a irregular heartbeat that has sent me to the hospital several times, I was told it is due to anxiety however I think more and more it is due to long term methadone use.Google long term side effects with methadone and see what you get, that is your best bet.I wish you the best .
I have anxiety too whether I take Methadone or not. I have never taken Xanax but do take 8 mgs of Lorazepam a day to keep the anxiety down. I take Methadone for pain. I thought that Vicodin made my anxiety worse but I'm not sure? I had to switch to Methadone because of the Tylenol in the Vicodin. I have PTSD and GAD. It sounds like you are having Cosochondritis, which is chest pain but not dangerous. I have had it and it does feel like your having a heart attack.
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