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methadone and seizures

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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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Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Methadone like all narcotics cause changes in the neurotransmitters in the brain and also can cause damage to the brain that reflects itself as seizur ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Possibly: A major effect of Methadone overdose is suppression of breathing. If oxygen levels fall too low an acute hypoxic seizure can occur.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
43 years experience Family Medicine
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
19 years experience Pain Management
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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It just is!
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably.: Methadone is a very long acting drug, like 2-5 days. If you have already been taking 10 mg for a while, an extra 10 should not kill you. At age 19, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Trescot
38 years experience Pain Management
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 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Please tell us: How many mg are in the 20 cc or mls of Methadone and then i can tell you what the conversion is. Please resubmit the question. Thanks. Methadone in th ... Read More
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