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My daughter has been on methadone for a few months due to severe back pain. She seems to have symptoms of ocd. Can it be related to the methadone or just coincidental?

My daughter has been on methadone for a few months due to severe back pain. She seems to have symptoms of  ocd. Can it be related to the methadone or just coincidental?

Unusual: In fact it is generally thought that opioids, if anything decrease symptoms of ocd. There is one case report I am aware of with an increase in OCD symptoms in a patient being tapered from methadone. Also reports of intensification in OCD symptoms on patients treated with naloxone, a drug that blocks opiate receptors. ...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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What is methadone used for?

What is methadone used for?

Chronic narco use: It is a long acting pain control medication that is used to detoxify narcotic addicts form the narcotic addiction ...Read more

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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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Is methadone an opiate blocker ?

Is methadone an opiate blocker ?

No: Methadone is a narcotic and an effective pain medication for patients with chronic pain. It is also used to maintain opioid addicts in order to prevent withdrawal symptoms while they abstain from other narcotics. ...Read more

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How can I wean myself off Methadone?

Work with your doc: Gradual, patient dose reductions along with good psychosocial supports and recovery work can get you off methadone and continue your recovery journey. ...Read more

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How can a female orgasm on methadone?

No different: Just like off methadone. May inhibit orgasm or take longer. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of methadone detox?

What's the outcome of methadone detox?

Off opiates: Opiate use really makes most pain problems worse. Methadone allows the patient to taper off slowly avoiding withdrawal. The nervous system resets, but it takes time for your own endorphins to work amd for hyperalgesia, excessive pain, to wear off. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin and methadone!?

Yes: The two medications should not cause any significant interactions. Methadone, when misused, however, can be fatal so make sure you are taking it as prescribes by a doctor experienced in prescribing it. It is a different animal than other opiates; it won't get you high but it can get you dead pretty quickly if misused. ...Read more