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What are the symptoms of methadone detox I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of methadone detox I should be looking for?

None if Lucky: Not sure what you mean by detox, but if you mean opioid maintenance, the symptoms should be minimal.If you mean detox as in completely gradually getting off any opioids such as heroin, oxycondone, morphine, or hydrocodone, symptoms could be severe anxiety, heart racing, sweating, tearing of the eyes, runny nose, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Getting off Methadone can take quite a while, . ...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'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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What steps should I take for methadone detox?

P, S and C: You need a plan, support and committment. If you dio this alone, you are alone.Find out what your options are. If you are on methadone, it's for pain or addiction maintenence.If it's addiction, work with your clinic. They want you off. If it's pain, then ask your doc to work with you. If you are on street methadone, you need one of the above. If you are a loner, taper down and good luck. ...Read more

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How long should I stay on subs to help with methadone detox?

Disuss with others: Addiction is a lifelong process, whether on a substance or not it is always there, its what you do with that that matters. Suboxone is an amazing tool for opiate addicts, relapse rates for opiate addicts is high. I have seem amazing trasformation with people on suboxone, I have also seen amazing trasformation on people who have gotten off. Not an answer to make on your own, but it is your recovery. ...Read more

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Should I do a methadone detox inpatient or at home?

Should I do a methadone detox inpatient or at home?

Depends: For psychologically and medically stable patients on low dose opioids i generally try a slow outpatient taper. Sometimes its helpful to use a blinded cocktail. This means a mg amount of medication only known by your doctor is in the solution and md titrates based on symptoms. For high dose meds, sick patients, or psych unstable patients inpatient detox is warranted. ...Read more

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Can you get a methadone detox while pregnant?

Safe during pregnanc: If you are on Methadone and pregnant, continue taking it. Methadone under supervision is safe to take. For many patients, Methadone doses increase, as it is metabolized more rapidly in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the easiest and safest way to detox from methadone?

Methadone: The best and safest way is to do a gradual dose reduction every 2 weeks (although you will read and see shorter times like 3-4 days). This can continue until the dose is so low that it can be discontinued. ...Read more

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Today is day 1 of self detox from heroin i got my methadone and suboxune strips. What to expect?

Detox: Well if this is day one the treatmnet should have started in the doctors office and you should have taken a dose that appeared to work. It may not be the correct dose so there may still be some craving. I am not sure why you got both suboxone and Methadone - it should be one or the other. ...Read more

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I've been on methadone maintence for 15 years.how fast can I detox safely and what will help withdrawals?

Please: only do this under medical supervision. I am confused as this says you are 59 years old and lists pregnancy under conditions. If you are pregnant - please let your doctors know right away. ...Read more

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I buy 50 mlg of methadone a day to stay clean from other drugs, how can I detox at home ?

Detox: Methadone detoxification has to be done slowly. I way I do this is to do a 10-20% dose reduction every 2 weeks. Best is to do this under a md supervision. ...Read more

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11wks pg on 50mg of methadone can I hav mc if i go to detox?

Ask: If you wonder about the specific requirements of a drug rehab program, ask them. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm in desperate need of a methadone clinic I was just released from detox this morning am already using?

Find a program: you obviously have access to a computer and the internet. Just doing a quick search revealed 10 methadone treatment programs in Montgomery county. Do the same search and start calling them, and see if any can take you quickly. There are often wait lists, so give your name and keep calling them every day if you have to wait. If you don't have to wait, get into one as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I, m 34 yrs and going to be 35 soon am on 65mls methadone and want a 2nd child can I do a quick detox once im pregnant as don't want to wait to cut down?

I, m 34 yrs and going to be 35 soon am on 65mls methadone and want a 2nd child can I do a quick detox once im pregnant as don't want to wait to cut down?

If you are ready: You need to do it before you become pregnant. And that is if you are ready- have a support system, not using any other drugs of abuse or alcohol. It is not recommended to detox in the first trimester because of potential for miscarriage, or in the last trimester because of other complications. So only the middle 12 weeks is available, when it is more difficult to detox.Talk to counselor/nurse/doc. ...Read more

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I can't say it all in ambridge150 words. Methadone patient for 7"yrs used for 7 yrs. Went to Suboxone to detox from methadone. My body dsnt want to rc?

Difficult but Doable: You need three days between stopping the Methadone and even starting the suboxone or you will cause a withdrawal when you start the suboxone. There are some tricks to shorten it but they are complicated for this venue. Once you start suboxone you will probably be on it for over a year considering your 14 years of dependence. ...Read more

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Medical detox off methadone, morphine, lorazepam 2 get on Suboxone how do they keep you comfortable if benzos can't be used?

Medical detox off methadone, morphine, lorazepam 2 get on Suboxone how do they keep you comfortable if benzos can't be used?

Anxiety Suboxone: It sounds like you've had trouble with benzo's if so you should not go back on them. People think there is an absolute contraindication for using benzo's with suboxone , there isn't. Anyone using suboxone should be in some talk therapy the talk therapy should be aimed at helping you calm down. The suboxone itself has a lot of calming attributes. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can take or do to detox from methadone comfortably? As well as the same question for klonopin (clonazepam) detox.

Medical Supervision: I would not recommend that you do this on your own. I would recommend that you get to a detox or alcohol treatment center and get this done under medical supervision. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Methadone Detox (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate. Detoxification in this context can either refer to relieving withdrawal symptoms in individuals dependent on methadone or to correcting an ...Read more