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I have pain when tightening sphincter, urinating hurts sphincter and urine comes out in spurts, no visible hemorrhoids, on methadone, had constipation?

I have pain when tightening sphincter, urinating hurts sphincter and urine comes out in spurts, no visible hemorrhoids, on methadone, had constipation?

UTI? Stricture?: This could all be a nonspecific effect of methadone, or perhaps other drugs for which you are being treated with methadone. But the urinary symptoms also could be a urethral stricture, urinary tract infection (UTI), or both. Possibly STD (gonorrhea, chlamydia) but less likely. These are serious problems so don't take chances; discuss with your doctor soon. Good luck! ...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 methodone interfere with high blood pressure and does it have anything to do with constipation also tiredness sometimes i get really tired afte?

Will methodone  interfere with high blood pressure and does it have anything to do with constipation  also tiredness sometimes i get really tired afte?

Yes: Merhadone can cause constipation and fatigue. If anything it will lower your blood pressure. If you have concerns about this med, talk to your precribing physician. ...Read more

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What causes methadone levels to rise in your system?

Variable half life: methadone has a variable half life from person to person and in and individual. A patient may ave different metabolic rates from time to time due to other medications or a nebulous metabolic change. This can make methadone dangerous as the level may increase with out increasing the dose and possibly be high enough to cause an overdose. ...Read more

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What can cause insomia i barely sleep at night could it be methadone?

What can cause insomia i barely sleep at night could it be methadone?

Possibly: Although long-acting/potent opiates like Methadone typically cause sedation, it is possible to cause insomnia. If you take it during the day you could have some withdrawal rxn causing insomnia. Opiates can disturb the sleep cycle. You could have inadequate dosing causing breakthrough pain at night. Or you could have a paradoxical reaction to Methadone (not common but possible). ...Read more

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I am on the methadone program. How come methadone causes me not to have a period?

I am on the methadone program. How come methadone causes me not to have a period?

See below: Methadone interferes with hypothalamic and pituitary function which reduces secretion and cycling of fsh and lh hormones. This can stop periods in females and cause infertility and sexual issues in men. ...Read more

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

Diaphoresis: Not necessarily hot flashes, but more like profuse sweating. You may also experience lightheaded/dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, and constipation. If you have any serious side effects, such as trouble breathing or chest pain, contact your doctor and get evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more

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Does methadone cause sexual problems?

Yes: Chronic use of any opioid medication affects the endocrine system. This leads to depression and sex hormone decreases. Irrespective of any other causes, chronic opioids are enough to shut testosterone production down. This leads to decreased libido as well as ability to perform. The best treatment is an opioid holiday. ...Read more

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58 yr old Methadone pt; enlarged aorta; self reports taking too many "Goody" powders. Could that cause this problem?

58 yr old Methadone pt; enlarged aorta; self reports taking too many "Goody" powders. Could that cause this problem?

It could: these are basically the same as excedrin and contain aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine. Too much Aspirin can cause severe stomach upset, heartburn and even bleeding in the stomach, and also potentially increases bleeding time if you have other injuries. Too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can severely damage the liver, and too much caffeine causes anxiety, insomnia and even heart arrhythmias.Take per package insert only ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more