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How does methadone affect childbirth pain?

How does methadone affect childbirth pain?

Worse: Patients on chronic opioids are at risk of more severe pain that is more difficult to control with acute noxious stimulus like labor. In essence, up to 4-6x as much opioid as normal might be necessary to control pain and often this makes a patient very sedated, with less pain relief than expected. Taper as much as possible prior to labor or surgery. ...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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Im coming off of methadone can I take soboxone to feel better? I've been away from where i live and haven't taken my methadone for 2 days

Im coming off of methadone can I take soboxone to feel better? I've been away from where i live and haven't taken my methadone for 2 days

Methadone & Suboxone: You need to stop Methadone for several days and be in full withdraw for suboxone induction. Mixing Methadone and suboxone would cause withdrawal. The dosage for suboxone will be determined by your doctor during the induction. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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If i took methadone a couple of days ago, would it be more dangerous then it usually would to take mdma, beacouse of the methadone that still haven't left the body, or what's the deal here?

They don't interact: Both drugs are clearly harmful for different reasons. Methadone is an opiate which can suppress respiration, or lead to overdose. Mdma can have damaging effects on the brain with even a single use. ...Read more

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So if you take methadone for the past two years can you or can't you have kids?

Yes: Yes you can but you need to get off the methadone first or your baby will almost certainly be affected. ...Read more

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How did i test positive for methadone on a instant test and i haven't used any drugs or meds?

Methadone: The quick test (dip stick) is good to get a quick idea. However, its not very specific and false positive results are not uncommon. In an instance like this the specimen must be sent to the lab for confirmation. ...Read more

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What medications show up as methadone in your system I haven't taken it why did it show up in my drug screen?

Several possiblities: Three commonly used medications can cause false positive methadone tests on the screening test - two antihistamines commonly used - diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) and doxylamine (Unisom®). Also, Seroquel® (quetiapine), a commonly used antipsychotic and anti-anxiety medication can do this. However, confirmatory tests should show that it is a FALSE positive. ...Read more

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Do I have to take 2 urine tests one is a methadone and the other a drug panel if the dr didn't discuss them to me?

Drug Testing: Pain: Pain management allows a physician to demand regular screening for drugs, especially those they are prescribing. If you do not do the drug screening the physician has a right to stop prescribing the medications you are on. ...Read more

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Does it make it harder to loss weight by exercising and eating healthy when on 170 mg of methadone? I can't loss this 16lbs i gained in 4 months.

Does it make it harder to loss weight by exercising and eating healthy when on 170 mg of methadone? I can't loss this 16lbs i gained in 4 months.

Possibly: That's a high dose and will interfere with the function of the hypothalamus and reduce the levels of anabolic hormones like testosterone and estrogen. This can less to increased appetite, decreased metabolic rate and weight gain. ...Read more

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I have tested pos for opiates 3 times in a methadone program. I only taken the methadone they gave me, how is this possible? I really haven't used

I have tested pos for opiates 3 times in a methadone program. I only taken the methadone they gave me, how is this possible? I really haven't used

It's an opiate!: Methadone (just like morphine, heroin, codeine, oxycodone, opium & hydromorphone) is an opiate. If you're CERTAIN your aren't ingesting any other opiate, then only methadone should show up on your drug tests. However, office based urine drug screens can give false positive results for other drugs. If there's any question, they should be followed up by a confirmation test. ...Read more

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My partner has injected targin and in on methadone he is very sick and withdrawaling as I write to you won't stay still he's freezing please help?

My partner has injected targin and in on methadone he is very sick and withdrawaling as I write to you won't stay still he's freezing please help?

Poison help line: Think your best option is to either call 911 or Poison Control Center (800-222-1222), wishing the best for you and your partner. ...Read more

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My doc wants me to cut my methadone from 20 mg a day to 10 mg. I've tried but haven't been able to yet. Whats my doc going to do when i go back to he?

My doc wants me to cut my methadone from 20 mg a day  to 10 mg. I've tried but haven't been able to yet. Whats my doc going to do when i go back to he?

Too fast a taper: Your doctor knows your specifics, but I have have worked in a Methadone treatment clinic in the past and would never think of cutting a dose from 20mg to 10 mg. I would recommend that you return and tell him that you will require a slower and more humane taper.We would typically cut the dose from 1-2 mg per month in someone on chronic treatment. If tx has been acute, then 2 mg taper every 3 days. ...Read more

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Currently on Suboxone 12mg can't go higher do to insurance.Pondered methadone but didn't go...I go to counseling etc.Still craving.Is methadone better?

Currently on Suboxone 12mg can't go higher do to insurance.Pondered methadone but didn't go...I go to counseling etc.Still craving.Is methadone better?

?: I can't tell you because i don't know you but even if i knew you, it depends. There is nothing written in black ; white. Ea. Place for addiction is different. I don't like methadone. Insurance or not, 12mg. Should be the max. You probably need more counseling or different counseling. Maybe you should consider vivitrol. Hope his helps. ...Read more

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How much methadone is too much for dosage?

Any dose that causes: The patient to nod off, act drunk, or stop breathing is too high. When i worked in a Methadone clinic in 1980 in chicago, the average dose was about 45 mg. With the increase in heroin potency, I am seeing patients who have been or are on 200-300 mg a day. ...Read more

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How can methadone work and what exactly is it ?

Long-acting opioid: Methadone is a long-acting opioid. Generally speaking, within any particular class of addictive drugs, the quicker the peak effect, and the shorter the duration of effect, the more addictive a drug will be. Because opioid-addiction can be tough to quit, Methadone - a long-acting opioid with a slow peak of action - can be used to replace the addictive opioid while one works on recovery. ...Read more

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Why is my methadone wearing off for me soo fast?

Chronic: If taking long time it creates own metabolism or some people are ultra rapid metabolized .Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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