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Should I consider taking methadone if I have been on a pain contract for two years taking 40 mg vicodin daily?

Should I consider taking methadone if I have been on a pain contract for two years taking 40 mg vicodin daily?

Sure: You might do better with stable Methadone 5 mg 2x-3x a day. This should keep a stable blood level of pain medicine rather than the up and down plasma level of vicodin. ...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 to do if i had 50 vicodin a day and they put me on methadone to get offquestion is methadone can stop vicodin but can vicodin stop methadone.?

What to do if i had 50 vicodin a day and they put me on methadone to get offquestion is methadone can stop vicodin but can vicodin stop methadone.?

Unsure I understand: Methadone is used to serve 3 basic purposes. The first one is to replace with an equivalent dose of opioid so that the person doesn't experience withdrawal (being dope sick). The 2nd purpose is to get the dose up to a point where the individual is not feeling craving. The 3rd is to produce so much tolerance that doses of other opiates (like hydrocodone) really don't do much. So people stop using. ...Read more

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Methadone for back pain and vicodin for breakthrough pain. I need some more meds?

Methadone for back pain and vicodin for breakthrough pain. I need some more meds?

Source of pain: I think you need to get to the source of the problem and try to eliminate the underlying cause. Pain management might be another option i don't believe that taking stronger and stronger pain meds is going to be the answer to the problem. ...Read more

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I've been addicted to mostly Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for 6 years. I have tried methadone and Suboxone to get off both Unsuccessful. No ins. suggestions please?? Help

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): This is a major problem. You failed both Methadone/Suboxone which is very odd. Did you see Psychology while you were on Methadone/Suboxone? Now the best thing is to get into an in-patient drug rehab program or start on your own with a gradual reduction in the amount used every month. I think more importantly you need support, psychology and group therapy while you wean ...Read more

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Pain mgnt doc died. Im on 10mg Methadone 6x/day and Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 2/day. Was only doc in office. Will they stop my meds now? What abt withdrawal? What to do?

Pain mgnt doc died. Im on 10mg Methadone 6x/day and Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 2/day. Was only doc in office. Will they stop my meds now? What abt withdrawal? What to do?

Dont stop: IT is not good to just stop call the office find out what they plan to do most likely a covering MD will take the practice over. If not get your records and find another board certified pain specialist in your area. ...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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! hve been on 120 methadone maintenance for 16 yrs. I have weaned myself down to 50 n past 2 months . what dosage will be safe to just stop taking it?

Any dose: Withdrawal from methadone is safe for a reasonably healthy (and non pregnant) person from any dose. Having said that, you would be more comfortable continuing to taper slowly to about 5 or 10mg , then stopping. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more