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User Reviews for Methadone

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

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "This drug saved my life. I was an addict, but loved the narcotics especially. In early 1980s I got on methadone. They were concerned because I was a poly drug abuser, So they kept my dose low. I jumped off once at 50mg after being on for over six months and didn’t have any withdrawal symptoms! Then I got on a maintenance amount and I didn’t have a desire to use. I was on about 3 years. When it was time to come off, I went down 1 mg a week from 50 mg. I made it through. I stayed clean. I was the only success at that time in a major city in the NW. Now 30+ years later I am in chronic pain and would like the same medication - a good med for addiction and chronic pain. Yes, withdrawal does last a long time, I’d give it 6 weeks, but for last few weeks it’s mostly fatigue. Chins up peeps, One day you’ll wake up and it will be over!"

   
9.0

Suzique August 7, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "For anyone who is refusing to take methadone because of the daily visits and/or cost, just think - it takes a lot less time to visit the clinic every day, than the time spent on contacting your dealer and scheduling a meet up. Going to the clinic is also safer and legal and in addition to that, they provide you with counselling and they teach you how to cope and deal with negative emotions in ways that do not involve opiates . The counsellors teach you about healthy hobbies because boredom can kill sobriety. Don't be like the people that are trying to get high off of methadone and don't let the mix of unstable patients that you commonly see at clinics, scare you off from getting help. I know that it can make for an uncomfortable environment sometimes but If you are compliant with the program, you will get take homes and that's less time that you have you spend at the clinic"

   
10

Green_Sky August 5, 2018

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Methadone Diskets (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: "Methadone absolutely saved my life. I know 15 years is a long time to be on a medication but without it I would be without a doubt dead. I lost my best friend in the whole world to me to heroin as well as my husband I am now a mom I work a full-time job I go to work every day. I have my own home I might not have everything everyone would want but I have everything I need and so do my children. Without the methadone I would have nothing so this drug has done miracles for my life and anyone with opiate addiction that can’t seem to find another way out I highly highly recommend it!"

   
10

Leeci July 30, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I was addicted to heroin for almost 5 years. Nothing helped until I got on methadone. I tried everything....rehabs, intensive out patient, suboxone (more than once). Methadone saved my life. It took away cravings once I got on the right dose. It’s all about finding your correct dose. If it’s too low you may still have cravings. But also I will say I wasn’t trying to up my dose as high as I could to feel “high” I just wanted to stay as low as I could but still manage cravings. I was on methadone for 6 and a half years and my highest dose was 90mg. I have been off the methadone now for 6 months. I did a slow taper and felt very little WD symptoms. I jumped off at 2mg."

   
8.0

nikki s (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 5, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I'm a 22-year-old male and I suffer from testicular neuralgia, which is a debilitating condition that results in testicular, scrotal, pelvic, and groin pain. It was from a severe sports injury back in 2014. It's a constant stabbing sensation that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I tried almost every long-acting pain medication (OxyContin, MS Contin, Fentanyl, Tramadol ER, etc) with no relief. My doctor finally let me try methadone 10 mg three times a day, and it's done WONDERS! My pain is finally relieved and controlled. It works great alongside with my breakthrough Oxycodone medication. I feel like I can finally live again! Wonderful medication!"

   
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RelievedFinally (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 21, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Been heroin addict since 17yrs old and now in my 30s. I went to jail for 5yrs for dealing heroin and ice. Got on the methadone in jail in Australia. It save my life man. I no longer need any heroin, I've stopped dealing drugs and now building back up my damaged life. I'm happy with family again. Everything has gone so much better. No more drama from hustling, even though I'm on a high dose of 120mg but I'm thinking of staying there. I guess still wanted to get high lolz... but I'm happy with my dose. I know for fact that I'll needed it for the rest of my life. So yea .. methadone save my ass..."

guy who went to prison 5yrs (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 6, 2018

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Methadose (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: "Methadone has been great for me. It's important to get a stable dose. As a lot of people are afraid to be on a high mg. But whatever it takes to get you to not use is key. If your on a low dose but using still then what is the point? So don't beat yourself up just work with your Dr. It's nice not go thru withdrawal and not to mention it is great when the drug seeking behavior finally is over with. Do yourself a favor and if your struggling with addiction try this."

   
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A (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 30, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I was prescribed Methadone for arthritis 15 years ago (no insurance). I started with 10 mg. 4 times a day. It worked well with no problems. I did have problems with some brands giving me nightmares and terrible night sweats, but it did stop the pain. I recently lost my pcp and was forced to find a new Dr. It seems most Drs now will not take a new patient who is on Methadone, so I am trying to wean myself off before my first appointment. I have been working on this since Dec.2017. It has not been easy, I am now taking half of a 5 mg. every other day. It seems to be working pretty well. Don't be fooled by being on a low dose, the withdrawal is still very bad at times. Arms that wont stay still, legs that make you get out of bed at 2 or 3 am. I can't give up. I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer almost three years ago, even my oncologist wont give me methadone."

   
5.0

Suee (taken for 10 years or more) April 10, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I have been on this medication for 15 years, I started off taking percocet for 5 years and had to increase the medication to where I was taking almost 10 10mg percocets a day and that started not helping. My doctor asked if I wanted to try another med I told him yes. Well he gave Methadone 10mg tablets 4 times a day. It changed my life and took away a lot of the pain. Now I am not saying it took it all away but it made it to where I could live a productive life and go to work every day. In the 15 years I have been taken the methadone I only had a very small increase instead of 4 times a day I take it 5 times a day. For me it has been a life saver and I am thankful every day the doctor switch me to this medication. Had it not work so well for me I probably would be up to 40 percocets if not more a day. The methadone does not give you a high and for more no other effects other then to reduce my pain level about 80% and I am fine with that."

   
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DJ (taken for 10 years or more) April 9, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "The hospital here in Thailand prescribed Morphine for my inoperable back pain for over 2 yrs, now I am addicted and have failed 4 times trying to taper my dose down 10 mg every 14 days. They ran out of Methadone, so were just titrating me with Morphine, that is not going to work. I need to go to another hospital and get on just Methadone."

   
5.0

Captain (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 8, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I have been on methadone for chronic pain for over 13 years, eventually taking approximately between 50 to 60 milligrams per day. About one year ago, methadone was not relieving my pain as it had done before. My pain management doc would not increase the dose, nor did I want him to. In fact, he wanted the dose decreased. Methadone, seen by the pain management community here in one of the biggest cities in the US, is NOT a good pain management medication. If you want to change to a new pain management doc, they are unlikely to take you if you are on Methadone. I know; I have tried. I am now off of methadone as of 22 days. I have a new pain management doctor, highly respected, and not a "typical pain management doctor." I am sure that I will set up a true "firestorm" for those of you that find that methadone treats your chronic pain. It is an awful drug, IMO. It dulled my feelings, meaning I was never able to cry, etc."

   
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Glassdogs (taken for 10 years or more) March 25, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I would not be alive today to type this up if I hadn’t gotten brave 4 years ago and finally called the methadone clinic. I was at deaths door 4 years ago battling a horrendous addiction I couldn’t stop. Tried rehab several times both in and outpatient but could never go longer than 3 days and that was pretty rare to go even that long. The inner sense of restlessness and anxiety and other Post-Acute-Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) were just too much to bare and I’d always go back to use. Methadone finally shut up the part of my brain that constantly was on 24/7 365 begging me to use and the battle got exhausting. It’s been a journey but after 4 years I finally got my life back and live a normal life because of methadone. I am so grateful for it I’m afraid to get off! I didn’t give it 10 because of the side effects- massive sugar cravings and decreased libido but to me it’s a small price to pay to get my life back. Thank you methadone for saving my life!"

   
9.0

Fruitcake March 23, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "It has given me my life back. I am able to live and function a normal life and no longer live my life at 6 hour intervals due to the constant fear of withdrawals and making sure I had found enough money and medicine to get me thru the next 6 hours and then the countdown would start all over again. It's was all you could think about and it came before everything in my life"

   
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Jen (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 3, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "My experience with methadone has been a life saving one! I am on 80 mg for chronic back pain, and have stayed at this dose for 3 years and have never had the need to go up on my dose which is an amazing thing about this med: once you find the right dose for your pain needs, you can stay there. I did experience some side effects,But for me its completely worth it because it provides amazing pain relief, and its not expensive. It's a very effective pain medication!"

   
8.0

E (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 3, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "Methadone has been a lifesaver! I have been on oxycodone, OxyContin, opana, MS Contin and two years ago I was on 100mcg fentanyl patch every 2 days. I still hurt constantly and could hardly get around so my rheumatologist decided to try me on methadone and it is the best decision I’ve ever made. I take 40 mg a day and have a life now. Also no side effects."

   
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Denise February 25, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Methadone saved my life. It completely boggles my mind how people who have never had a problem with addiction can have such strong negative opinions about things they can't possibly have a thorough understanding of. I have been on methadone treatment along with counselling for a year now. I have made great strides at rebuilding my life. Read the statistics on relapse rates. Its terrifying. I know from my own personal experience I didn't get as low as I got or as sick as I got overnight. It took a long time to get that far down. I feel its completely reasonable that it will take some time to heal and get back up. I feel some people need to stay on methadone for a couple years and some may need methadone for life just like a diabetic needs insulin. I feel it is different for each person. However, I now am living a clean healthy stable productive life while taking my dose of methadone each morning. I am so thankful for the life I am making for myself. Methadone saved my life."

Meiah February 7, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I have neuropathic pain and after trying other opioids without success, I found Methadone 10mg tablets to be very effective. Prior to commencing Methadone, I was extremely depressed at the thought of living with the constant pain. Methadone has been a God-send for my condition. My Pain Management Specialist slowly titrated my dose and eventually recommended that I take 50mg per day. I have now been on this dose for over 10 years and it has truly given me my life back. I returned to work as a nurse and have never looked back. In Australia, anyone on opioids long term, must have a permit, so regular reviews are required with your Pain Management Specialist. This inconvenience is minimal when one considers the benefits of living relatively pain-free."

   
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Snags February 5, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I was on methadone for about 6 years. I was pregnant and on opiates. Daughter was born while on methadone. I was only on 65 mg during pregnancy. She had no withdrawal symptoms. Got down to 5mg and quit. They tapered me down slowly and 2 months later I still felt bad. It takes a long time for the affects of methadone to come out of your body. I would say it will help you but be aware the withdrawals are worse. So if you go this way and be put on it for an addiction it is very hard to come off of. I get a prescription but am in the same place I started at. Opiates are easier. I've been through both withdrawals and felt like I was going to die. But it is good thing for certain people I just wouldn't do it again. I learned my lesson that is something needed for addicts for rest your life unless your willing to wait along time to get back to normal. It takes along time get the affects of methadone out of your entire body. Be aware of your choice if you choose to get on this drug. It will work but at what cost."

   
5.0

Addictedagain February 4, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I have suffered with severe back, hip and knee pain and methadone has been a great relief in all my pain without making me addicted to the point where I am counting medicine to see if I have enough because I took more than I was supposed to for pain like other drugs. I don't get any of the dizziness. Methadone has been great for my pain. This is for people who actually care about pain relief not getting high. If you take methadone to get high there is a very high chance of death. Only take as directed. This drug really can help with chronic pain and at the same time when a person off other drugs. America has a real opiate problem and methadone can help people get off all the other drugs and help with your pain in a low mg dose. I recommend this to the many people who struggle like I did."

   
9.0

Natinpain February 2, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I wrote the post below but did not have enough space to finish. I'm saddened that I cannot get a higher dose of methadone with the new limits. Addicts can get what they need but not pain patients. It's sweeping the country and doctors hands are being tied. I go a Hospital in Boston and a doctor lost his license for going above 30mg for one of his patients. I can't go to a methadone clinic because if they find out you are there for pain they will cut you off COLD a turkey and I don't think I could handle that with the amount of pain I am in. The methadone brings my pain down to a 5 which is great but I would love to get down to a 2 or 3. Has anyone experienced this with the new requirements? They will only prescribe opiates that are equivalent to 120 mg of morphine which is bogus. I'm thinking of writing letters to me senators and to other politicians because the pain patients are left to suffer.I could not get out of bed for 6 months because of the pain."

   
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Piscesgirl137 January 31, 2018

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Methadose (methadone) for Opiate Withdrawal: "For around 5 years of my life I was an extremely bad heroin addict. It completely and utterly ruined my life, to the point where I attempted to commit suicide by ODing on dope and Xanax. I've been on methadone close to two years now.... I have my family back and am working on rebuilding my life. Unless you have tried and failed w suboxone, going to a rehab, etc you have no business being methadone. If your taking something like Lortab, try and kick it yourself, or do a low dose suboxone taper. Methadone can turn you into a lifetime opioid addict I had tried everything. Suboxone/subutex make me very sick and I had tried to quit in evert way possible, even 30 day inpatent. I'm scared about coming off but with a support system I've seen it done successfully. I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT THAT METHADONE SAVED MY LIFE."

   
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Two.Pills (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 30, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "When it was first prescribed I'd have given it a 10/10. I've tried almost everything to manage my pain and nothing worked as well with as few side effects as methadone. I took it for years, gradually needing more and more. My doctors assured me it was safe and that it wouldn't be like other opioids. Methadone has ruined my life, even taking it exactly as prescribed. I'm currently withdrawing from it because I refuse to be addicted to it anymore, and its pure HELL. Worse than anything else I've ever come off of in my entire life. Don't use long-term. Please, do yourself a favor and get off now."

   
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AimlessMe January 29, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "This helped me so greatly kick heroin (which I used for chronic back pain, from herniated disc and sciatica problems). I find it long lasting and very efficient to use for what ails me."

   
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Nicker Bocker (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 30, 2017

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Methadone has ruined my life! My Dr coerced me into taking it by lying to me! I had Crohn's Disease and was on a lot of pain medications that I wanted to get off because of their complications so my Dr promised me that if I took methadone I would NEVER need another pain medication again and would NEVER be in pain again! Since then I immediately started having seizures and heart problems and every year since then have become more and more debilitated! It has now 7 years later at age 34 made me completely bed ridden and in so much agony that I dream of ending my life but I can't because I have a 9 year old daughter who depends on me! Mind you I have never tried or used Heroin and they are doing this to everyone! There is no way off this drug"

   
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jRabbit007 (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 22, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I have major back problems, and 2 herniated disks in my back. They are rubbing against my spine, and I have been in so much pain for years. Between that, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, and nerve damage, I stay in a lot of pain. Methadone is the BEST medicine that I have ever taken for my pain. It has given me my life back! Methadone is sent straight from heaven. It allows me to be somewhat normal, by easing my pain enough to where I can stand it. And live day to day, without being in pure misery all the time. It truly is a wonderful medicine for people like myself, who truly need it!"

   
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JKay_32 December 21, 2017

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