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User Reviews for Methadone systemic

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

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For Chronic Pain: "Methadone works well, only thing is when and if you have to come off the methadone, its very hard. I started taking 10 years ago, and went from 40 mg to 120 mg. Worked real well for chronic back pain. Then the doctor started lowering my dose after the new opiate laws started. I been off methadone for well over a year now, but it was very hard to come off of, all kinds of side effects coming off the drug. Its hard to find a doctor to help since the new opiate laws come into effect. I'm now on the oxycodone 15mg 4 times a day, and they just don't last long at all compared to methadone"

   
6.0

rocky004 (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 31, 2019

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "Methadone has been a live saver as for the daily visits to the clinic have got me out of the house at days when I didn’t feel like doing anything Down fall of the medicine is that I was on 145mg and the taper down has been hard work"

   
8.0

Pikaboo (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 22, 2019

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For Chronic Pain: "I was put on this after trying so many other pain meds. I am paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury nearly 18 years ago and have severe back pain and nerve pain below my injury. The methadone worked. However, I began to notice that I was having a hard time with simple things like composing an email. I was stupid all of a sudden. I’ve always been a writer and all of a sudden I couldn’t even think of words to write! One day I started looking up side effects of methadone and what I found was incredible. So many people had experienced the exact same thing. I immediately started weaning myself off of the meds but after being on them for over a year, I was worried the damage was permanent. I’m still not sure if I’m back to my old self and it has been a few years since I stopped the methadone. If I had been warned that the medication would take away my intelligence, I never would have gotten on it."

   
1.0

Clinder1980 January 17, 2019

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For Chronic Pain: "I feel that drinking 25 mg of methadone has made way more difference in pain compared to 3 Norcos 10milligram. You cannot compare the difference. The methadone helps my pain much better."

   
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cat (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2019

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Methadose (methadone) for Chronic Pain: "I take Methadone for chronic back pain caused by failed back surgery and for CRPS. (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome). My life would be useless if I can't control the pain. But my doctor is my family practice physician and doesn't seem to be able to stay with the dosage. He makes many mistakes when writing the prescription and we only realize it after we get it filled. Then he refuses to make it right. Leaving me to try to stretch the amounts as best we can. I'd change doctors but I am afraid he will cause me to lose my ability to get it. He has even threatened to do something if I don't go along with the excuses he makes. I don't know what to do."

   
5.0

GIGI (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 11, 2019

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For Pain: "I decided to stop taking methodone on my own it’s been eight days and I’m in so much pain I can’t even let any clothes touch my skin that’s how much it hurts is this normal?"

   
5.0

Guera (taken for 10 years or more) December 23, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "Methadone has been helping me with my chronic back pain for over six years. This is one of only two medicine I find that help me. I was unemployed for over a year and this medicine not only helps control my back pain, but it is also affordable. This is one of the cheapest cost medicines I have ever had. Yet doctors don't want to let me keep using it. They cannot advise me are give me any alternatives that help with my back pain, but they are trying to wean me off of it. Now my back is hurting me more and they want me to stop taking the only thing that helps me. Why should I take a cheap pain medicine that works when we can take more expensive meds and go thru costly testing. I have nothing but good to say about methadone for pain, yet I am told because of all the worlds addiction and dying from overdoses it will no longer be allowed for me to take. Sad, because after six years of pain management, I will be back where I started with chronic back pain."

   
9.0

TMT (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 27, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "Methadone is great drug that helped me tons but the ascend brand is a joke. It seemed like nothing more than placebo. Needs fixed or removed from market"

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 28, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I was put on the Methadone 10mg 4x day in place of short term Vicodin 6-7 times a day which hadn't been helping, I can now function and do more on the Methadone . I suffered from a very bad back injury in 1973 but the final straw was I injured my neck in 12/2004 that took 2 surgeries c4-t2 and now with a bigger problem. I still stayed on the 10mg a day but for real bad days I had percocet when needed but now with the crack down on Opioids they stopped the percocet about a year ago and now they want to cut my Methadone in half. I'm afraid because because sometimes the pain is so bad I can't do anything . I am not a sit down person I always find something to do around the house. I have never used drugs , alcohol or anything else other then what my Kaiser Doctor put me on. I hope they don't cut my Methadone it's the only thing that has helped me."

   
8.0

tbirdt (taken for 10 years or more) September 15, 2018

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For Opiate Withdrawal: "I have been on methedone now for 1 year, it was the best decision I ever made. I had a 10 1/2 hour neck surgery 4 level disc fusion and was on pain meds for 15 years and no they did not work. I was always looking every day to buy some off the street. The money I spent. It was terrible. I was sick everyday and the only thing I could think about was where I was going to get my next pain pill. So coming to the clinic is the best choice I ever made, so I have been clean for 1 year. I go shopping every day. Life is wonderful."

   
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Anonymous September 6, 2018

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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"

   
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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!"

   
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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."

   
9.0

Denise February 25, 2018

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