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Methadone and seizures

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It is possible: Depending onhow high a dose of Methadone your were on & on long your were on it- there can be potential for seizures during withdrawal. It can also ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 53 years experience
Possibly: A major effect of Methadone overdose is suppression of breathing. If oxygen levels fall too low an acute hypoxic seizure can occur.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Methadone O/D: Sx's of methadone O/D may include: “small pinpoint pupils, nausea, constipation, stomach or intestinal spasm, vomiting, difficulty breathing, stoppe... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Possibly: I hope you are seeing an addiction specialist. Coming off of drugs can be difficult and potentially dangerous as i'm sure you already know. Please g... Read More
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management 21 years experience
Maybe: First of all Methadone and Xanax (alprazolam) is not a great combination. People rarely accidentally overdose on either Methadone or xanax (alprazolam... Read More
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
DETOX: Please consult with your Psychiatrist and Neurologist about your recovery symptoms. If you are not comfortable with your Psychiatrist and/or Neurolog... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Owolabi
Family Medicine 8 years experience
I would discuss this with your neurologist. Seizures vary greatly in type & triggers. Without knowing the details of your seizure history, it woul... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
Give full details of the events causing the use of methadone, and the associated seizures. Do not make excuses for your Keppra, but let the doctor ju... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Methodone urine test: Check with the lab doing the test and see what it tests for and what may give a false+. I always repeat test if it does not make sense.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
TAPER THE METHADONE: If you stop cold turkey, you are going to feel like you have been hit by a truck for many weeks and even months. You will also very likely relapse to... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Trescot
40 years experience
Slowly: Because Methadone is a very long acting medication (the half life is 15 to 150 hours) Methadone needs to wean very slowly. I usually recommend one tab... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Opiates: That is for your physician treating you to decide. One should never be taking opiates without the express care of a physician.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
No: Methadone is a narcotic and an effective pain medication for patients with chronic pain. It is also used to maintain opioid addicts in order to preve... Read More
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