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How is pain treated while you are taking methadone?

How is pain treated while you are taking methadone?

What pain?: Methadone is the ultimate anti-inflammatory; so any breakthrough pain should be addressed with your physician. I suppose tylenol (acetaminophen) would help, but you should run any new symptoms by your physician before taking any new medication! ...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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Have Wpw syndrome (not currently being treated for) and detoxing from heavy methadone additiction (3+ years) Should i be concerned?

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

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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?

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

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I am 30 years old and I have had 2 back surgeries by the time I was 18 I had been seeing a doctor in town for 7 years and he up and left he treated me with methadone 40 mg a day and xanax 1 mg 3 times a day for my static nerve damage my low back pain and

I am 30 years old and I have had 2 back surgeries by the time I was 18  I had been seeing a doctor in town for 7 years and he up and left he treated me with methadone 40 mg a day and xanax 1 mg 3 times a day for my static nerve damage my low back pain and

What is the question: We don't know what your question is.Methadone and Xanax is not a treatment most doctors prescribe these days for low back pain due to any cause.You need to see a pain management specialist and may need to be weaned of Methadone and Xanax both highly habit forming drugs.And you will need the appropriate treatment including physical Therapy and other modalities as indicated ...Read more

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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?

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?

Keep trying: Sounds as if your doctor is trying the right approach to get a successful symptomatic result. Unfortunately for you, there is no cure for painful small-fiber peripheral neuropathy which is why your feet will continue feeling sore and stiff. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the benefits of taking methadone?

Can you tell me the benefits of taking methadone?

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

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With all the medicines i take; is it okay to be taking the methadone 135 mg. I i?

What medications?: At 50 years old and 135 mg you can run into problems, regardless. Be careful and plan a safe taper. ...Read more