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Can Ultram help when stopping your methadone?

Can Ultram help when stopping your methadone?

Depends: The best way to stop Methadone is a slow taper. Depending on starting dose this could take weeks/months. If stopping low dose Methadone (10-20 mg per day) then tramadol 50-100 mg every 6-8 hours might alleviate some withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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Will methadone help with Ultram withdrawal?

No: It will make it worse. Ultram is one of the weakest opiods, Methadone is many fold more potent and withdrawal from it is more severe. ...Read more

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Been on methadone and percocet for over 15 years. Dr stopped all meds with a script of ultram. What happens?

Major withdrawal: You will go through major opiate withdrawal. The best option is to find a suboxone provider asap. Sounds like you broke your narcotic contract. If you break it with the suboxone prescriber the same could happen. Stay clean of all other drugs. Good luck'. ...Read more

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Did tramadol(150mg/day)for 6yrs then switched to methadone(15mg/day)for 1.5yrs then quit 100days ago. last30 days started taking vyvanse for ADD. is this bad for the recovery of my neurotransmitters that were damaged from the longterm opiate use?

Did tramadol(150mg/day)for 6yrs then switched to methadone(15mg/day)for 1.5yrs then quit 100days ago. last30 days started taking vyvanse for ADD. is this bad for the recovery of my neurotransmitters that were damaged from the longterm opiate use?

Discuss w/ Dr: Your Rx needs have been risky for addiction (as you know) and this is a good choice relatively since it only is effective per oral use. But the impact on brain chemistry might still be imperfect. Ask your Dr to check it out for you (they know your body's Hx). Try other techniques too to reduce dosage needs, etc. Psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, etc might be good! ...Read more

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Why have i raging headaches since stopping methadone, approx 1 month ago ?

Why have i raging headaches since stopping methadone, approx 1 month ago ?

Still in withdrawal: Try Baclofen and get onto Naltrexone to shorten the paws (post-acute withdrawal syndrome). You may also need treatment for migraine directly. ...Read more

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I am on 110mg of methadone daily. Therfore i take stool softners 1 twice daily. How long can I use them without stopping. 2wks a month?.

I am on 110mg of methadone daily.  Therfore i take stool softners 1 twice daily.  How long can I use them without stopping.  2wks a month?.

Constipation on meds: I don't fully understand your question. I would believe that as long as you are on narcotics you will need a stool softener. Keeping your bowels moving regularly is paramount. ...Read more

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I've been on 130mg of methadone for 8months i am now stopping when will i be able to feel the effects of other opioids like percocets and hydrocodone?

I've been on 130mg of methadone for 8months i am now stopping when will i be able to feel the effects of other opioids like percocets and hydrocodone?

This is complicated: This is a complicated issue. There could be withdrawal issues and then there are tolerance issues. You need to be followed closely by the pain clinic ...Read more

Tramadol (Definition)

A synthetic analgesic for treatment of ...Read more