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How Is Pain Treated While You Are Taking Methadone
Have Wpw syndrome (not currently being treated for) and detoxing from heavy methadone additiction (3+ years) Should i be concerned?
Certain medications: ...do increase the chance of heart rhythm problems in people with WPW but we're not certain about methadone. As to methadone withdrawal, it's MANDATORY that you detox under close supervision of an experienced addiction specialist and a cardiologist. You may need an anti-arhythmic drug and a very slow methadone taper. Suboxone can help reduce withdrawal symptoms and detox stress. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Trying to conceive but having issues, used to use painkillers and other street drugs but now clean and on methadone, can I get this treated?
Yes: Hi, if you and your partner have tried for 6 months and not able to get pregnant, you should definitely consider getting an exam by an urologist to do a sperm analysis and other tests. Not sure that the past drug use is directly affecting your fertility, but if you had sexually transmitted infections in the past those could do some harm. Men can have STI without symptoms so get checked. ...Read more
I have small fiber neuro in my feet. Treated w/lyrica, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) methadone & oxycodone. My feet & toes are so sore & stiff. Why? What can I do for them?
Having worked in : Both Methadone maintenance clinics and having treated narcotics addicts with suboxone, i really see no benefit to methadone. Methadone is a narcotic just like a street drug. It is ultimately more expensive in many cases than suboxone treatment. It is by no means as convenient, and there is a tendency to continually escalate the dose. With suboxone dosage escalation rarely if ever occurs. Suboxone is much more well-tolerated and you don't have to deal with pick ups at a clinic where you are continually exposed to other narcotic addicts.If you were thinking about going on methadone, please consider the option of suboxone. ...Read more
Methadone: You probably have to stay on 20 mg. ...Read more
What medications?: At 50 years old and 135 mg you can run into problems, regardless. Be careful and plan a safe taper. ...Read more
Thrive level: In my opinion, no harm but not much good. ...Read more
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