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Can i get methadone perscribed when i move to marquette,michigan?

Can i get methadone perscribed when i move to marquette,michigan?

Methadone: It might be tough as most doctors dont like to take over an ongoing opiate prescription. Some may prescribe if they believe it is appropriate and the dose is not too large, based on their own evaluation of you. But it may be difficult in a smaller town compared to a large metropolitan area. There are also serious side effects from methadone which you may want to consider. ...Read more

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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How do can I get methadone outside of going to a methadone clinic?

How do can I get methadone outside of going to a methadone clinic?

A pain doctor: A pain management doctor can provide you with methadone. What you have to do is provide them with a medical release/medical records from the clinic you go to, and pharmacy number/medication history. ...Read more

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How can I get off methadone quick?

See addiction doc: If you have been taking Methadone for a while, slow taper will allow for the most comfortable withdrawal. More rapid taper will lead to withdrawal symptoms which can be uncomfortable, but not life threatening. These symptoms can be treated symptomaticly by an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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I'm trying to quit methadone, is it possible to ever completely get off methadone.. every time I try my withdraws last forever?

Yes: I have treated over 10,000 people on methadone, and more than 2000 successfully detoxed over my 30 years in the field. It depends on many factors - your readiness for change, how heavy and how long your habit, the presence of other psychiatric problems and how well they are treated, and your tolerance to withstand and overcome withdrawal symptoms. Also depends on going very very slowly, esp at end ...Read more

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Will suboxen's help you get off methadone?

Will suboxen's help you get off methadone?

Maybe: Suboxone, or the drug contained there in is called: Buprenorphine (bupe). Bupe is also an opiate but is different from methadone. Neither is a cure for opiate addiction. Both are considered opiate replacement therapy. You must see a dr who is able to prescribe bupe. Look up the "buprenorphine physician locator" on line to find a dr near you. It can be tricky switching from Methadone to bupe. ...Read more

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I would like to get off methadones but I need to do it while still working. No insurance and would like to get an idea what I can do and costs ?

I would like to get off methadones but I need to do it while still working. No insurance and would like to get an idea what I can do and costs ?

Look for free care: Just because you don't have insurance doesn't mean you can't get healthcare. On my website (sorry, no way around that), i've listed a number of options for free (or at least low cost) health care, drugs & tests. Or skip my site & just search online for free healthcare. Lots of options are available to you regardless of supreme court ruling. ...Read more

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Can you get a methadone detox while pregnant?

Safe during pregnanc: If you are on Methadone and pregnant, continue taking it. Methadone under supervision is safe to take. For many patients, Methadone doses increase, as it is metabolized more rapidly in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do you get off methadone for pain management due to herniated disks?

How do you get off methadone for pain management due to herniated disks?

Gentle Weaning: Generally, it is not recommended to stop suddenly. Rather, work with your doctor to reduce your dose in order to wean off about 10% of your daily dose every 3 days until off. This would be a very gentle weaning. ...Read more

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How do I get back onto methadone and wil?L my insurance pay for it?

For what?: Were you on it for pain or withdrawal management. I would not recommend it as a first line treatment for pain. There are many other safer options. For pain this is well covered by insurance. I cannot comment on coverage for maintenance programs. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more