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I'm taking 150 my of methadone and had mouth surgery today and was prescribed 2 5_325 percocet for pain I'm scared I'll die what do you think?

I'm taking 150 my of methadone and had mouth surgery today and was prescribed 2 5_325 percocet for pain I'm scared I'll die what do you think?

Ask methadone doc: I highly recommend asking the advice of the physician prescribing the methadone. If you have signed a pain management agreement, you may need to do so anyway to avoid being in violation of the agreement; some pain management/narcotic agreements require all narcotic medications to come from a single prescriber. ...Read more

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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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I'm on 45mg of methadone a day. I suffer from Chron's disease had surgery 20 years ago. The methadone work wonders for my loose bowels and pain. Dose anything enhance the length or strength of methadone like grapefruit.

I'm on 45mg of methadone a day. I suffer from Chron's disease had surgery 20 years ago. The methadone work wonders for my loose bowels and pain. Dose anything enhance the length or strength of methadone like grapefruit.

Methadone: Methadone has one of the longest half lives of any anesthetic drug ... But if you're not seeing an adequate effect any longer, talk to your doctor about adjusting the dose. Things like grapefruit juice can wreak havoc and be incredibly dangerous in this context (not to mention cause a lot of unwanted side effects). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I've been on methadone& then Suboxone for withdrawal for about 1 year. If i need surgery, after quitting all med, will any narcotics ever work again?

Yes.: Hi conni, yes narcotics will work just fine. You may need a little more than a regular person, but if you've been off of them for a while, it will be the same as for the opiod naive person. Make sure you use IV opiods sparingly in the hospital and go to oral meds as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have been on methadone for just over 3 months and I am so for surgery Friday they gave me a prescription of 2mg hydromorphone will that help thepain?

Sorta...: of course it depends somewhat on the amount of methadone. If you didn't tell them what medications you are taking they won't make correct decisions. The lowest dose of methadone is less than frequently taking 2 mg dilaudid, BUT average methadone maintence for narcotic addiction is much MORE than 2 mg dilaudid. ...Read more

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What type of pain mess can be prescribed for rhinoplasty surgery. And aftercare if the person is on methadone for opiate abuse ?

What type of  pain mess can be prescribed for rhinoplasty surgery. And aftercare if the person is on methadone for opiate abuse  ?

Icing for the nose: Icing works very well along with just tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain after rhinoplasty. The risk of relapsing into drug addiction is so serious that it is best to stay away from narcotics. Accupuncture can also help during early days of healing. ...Read more

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Osteonecrosis of both hips surgery or tablets - have chronic pain take methadone for the pain family want me to have surgery but dr wants to try meds?

Osteonecrosis of both hips surgery or tablets - have chronic pain take methadone for the pain family want me to have surgery but dr wants to try meds?

Hard to say: Depends on your surgical risk. If average which i would assume looking at your age, then it is my opinion that surgical treatment would be only option as eventually the hips would further necrosis making hip replacement less successful. And more difficult you also do not want to be dependent upon opioids for the rest of your life starting at age 46. Imo Methadone not a good choice in treatmen. ...Read more

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4 back surgeries & diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Use 10mg of methadone 2xday for last 15years, so i can work. Gone off for a month 3x. Why the bad rap?

Lethal arrhythmia: Methadone can cause dose-dependent qt prolongation. This can lead to torsades de pointes, a potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia. Risk factors include: heart failure, structural heart disease, hypokalemia, long qt syndrome, & family history of sudden cardiac death. Recent dosage increase, high Methadone dose, liver dysfunction, & use of other qt prolonging drugs (eg. Antipsychotics) may incr risk. ...Read more

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I'm on methadone 10mg 4 day and dialudid 2mg 2 day. Iv had 3 l back fusions & 2 comp syndrome surgeries. I have severe pain still. R these good meds?

I'm on methadone 10mg 4 day and dialudid 2mg 2 day.  Iv had 3 l back fusions & 2 comp syndrome surgeries. I have severe pain still.  R these good meds?

Yes and No: It can be common to have residual or even chronic pain after multiple surgeries and the pain medications are given for pain relief. This being said, the idea behind pain relief and opiate pain medications are changing drastically now and new advice being recommended includes weaning down on your pain medications and use of pain interventions to help treat your pain rather than mask it. ...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 am about to have knee surgery and i am on methidone and they are putting me under on anesthesia and i do not want to tell my doctor is it fatal?

Consultation.: You will need to consult with your surgeon and the anesthesiologist. The Methadone can depress the central nervous system and put you at risk. You will also need to talk about pain and pain medication during your recovery, as that will interact with your Methadone dose as well. ...Read more

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Been on methadone for 4years. Never lasts full 24hrs. Feel withdrawals after 19-20 hours. I've gone up in dose over&over again and it does nothing. Y?

Try buprenorphine.: Methadone theoretically has a half life of about 36 hours, although this may vary considerably from patient to patient. You may be a rapid metabolizer. I would recommend trying Buprenorphine (suboxone, others), which can be dispensed in a doctor's office, and the dose ; frequency customized according to your needs. Downside is cost; it is considerably more expensive. www.opiatecure.com. ...Read more

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I took 20mg of methadone instead of 10 for pain, will I be okay?

Odds are: You'll likely be gone as overall this isn't a particularly high dose. You may notice some sedation, nausea, itching or constipation. But the bigger issue is changing how you take a medication, particularly opioids, without reviewing this with your doctor. It's incredibly important to discuss medication changes with your doc. Not doing so could lead to your doc no longer prescribing for you. ...Read more

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Methadone side effects?

Similar to others: Methadone side effects are a matter of research for numerous scientists. If the dosage of the medicine is correct, then there are no risks of kidney, heart, liver, lungs or any type of failure. A number of common Methadone side effects include constipation, skin rash, water retention, dizziness, weakness, extreme sweating and flushing and in some circumstances erectile dysfunction. ...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 arithromycin affect methadone?

Yes, dangerously: The combination of Erythromycin and Methadone can increase Methadone levels, risk of fatal overdose, risk of heart rhythm problems and possible death from acute heart problems. The combination may cause qt prolongation, something that can lead to a potentially fatal heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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What amount methadone would kill me?

Methadone: This really depends on how you want to die. Some patients get a dose independent cardiac issue that may result in death. Other overdose. Yet others take Methadone and other sedatives like VAlium and this causes respiratory issues and death. ...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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How long will one methadone dose last?

How long will one methadone dose last?

varies: Methadone can test + on a drug screen for 2-3 days after use. The onset of Methadone is .5-1 hour after administration. Duration is 4-6 hrs and 22-48hrs for repeated administration. ...Read more