Drug Ratings for METHADONE HYDROCHLORIDE

Average Rating: 3.8 (227 Ratings)

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 1  twenty yr habit on methadone Thinning beard as messes with albunim hormone I think is name mastitis years ago. They don't prescribe in europe apart from uk and holland nasty drug thats has messed with my heart and bones as high dose and was on three four 50mg amps a day at one point but I gave the needle up as my heart is a lil f...ed . 1 days
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11/10/2014

 1  Chronic Migraine Horrid medication. Sweating profusely, constant flushing, body itching, edema, extreme drowsiness, rapid heart rate, dizziness,....this drug should NOT be used for pain management. F 40 3 months
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9/16/2014

 1  degen disk disease spondylosis NO SEX DRIVE. SWEATS WEIGHT GAIN. I HATE IT. DOCTOR JIST DOES NOT GET IT. IF I TOOK MY MED BY MY PRESC I WOULD BE PASSED OUT FOR A WEEK. I CANT TAKE IT 5 MG PUTS ME TO SLEEP. CANT REMEMBER THINGS. OH YEAH AND PUTS ME TO SLEEP NO WAY CAN I TAKE IT at WORK. I would get fired M 45 2 years
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6/28/2014
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 1  for drug abuse i been on meathadone for 17 years now at oatc canada i went off for 3 months after coming down 5 mils a week it made my bones ach and everything smelt differnt head aches all day thats why i went back on it i hate this meds wayne newmarket canada M 50 17 years
130 1X D
3/11/2012
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 1  sports injury this medicine is the DEVIL himself!!!!!!!!!!! sweating,tooth decay,weight gain,no energy makes you look like your nothing but lazy!don't want to be out in public, body ticks while trying to sleep etc.etc. i was a very popular athlete,had everything going for me. blew my knee out twice and for both surgeries i was given this to deal with the pain to get back to the playing field.please believe me when i say don't do this i'm lucky to be alive and after going through detox i'm just now trying to get my life back. if you have a good life now don't go this way for pain!!!!!!! M 29 3 years
50 6X D
2/2/2011

 1  Heroin addiction Massive sweating, constipation, weight gain, extreme tiredness. I'm in the middle of my detox and wouldn't wish it on anyone. @ 18mg I ended up in the E.R.,(1st time in YEARS)from w/drawals. I hate when people say, it's all in your head. Methadone is the most individual drug out there. Some people have no problem detoxing and others would rather blow their head off. Some can go down 5mg a week and some, 1mg a month. Again, all individual. With any opiate but Methadome/Suboxone, go cold turkey. Trust me, it's the easiest. I'm lucky to get 3hrs of sleep night. Plus, I still can't go to the bathroom, and I tried everything. It's the last 30mg that are a bitch. Anyone higher than that and you don't have any idea what people like me/us are talking about. M 34 4 years
3 gram/day 1X D
7/15/2010

 1  unknown DEATH My friend accidently overdosed on this drug because she drank alcohol. If you drink alcohol I don't advise you to take this medicine... this pill can be very dangerous. I know dumb people that take it for "fun" well... you will die from it. Like all medication if you are not prescribed to it you should not take it! common sense is not so common. F 22 1 days
6/19/2009

 1   dizzy itchy felt high energy felt sick i don't know how u can give this to a herione addicted when u still can feel high off this methadone unreal doctor's need to get with it there are non narcotics that work just as good for pain ask ur doctor's about them M 3 days
9/16/2008

 1  Rupture disk immediate nausea, vomitting, sweating, swelling, itching, constipation, confusion, spacey, insomnia My experience was awful. It took 3 days for the constant vomitting to stop. I couldn't even hold down water. The nausea was persistant. I wanted to rip my skin off, the itch was so bad. I swelled up like a balloon animal. I was dripping in sweat non stop. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't think. And the relatively violent nature of the vomit and swelling, we'd say this goes down in my records as an alergy. It's been 2 weeks, and the constipation is only NOW starting to return to normal. It probably did it's job killing the pain, but I didn't notice as I was far to busy dealing with the side effects. F 34 1 days
11/5/2007

 1  chronic pain/ kidney tired all the time, could sleep for days straight I have to say this drug was the biggest mistake of my life. My doctor put me on percocet for pain but it would make me so drowsy and nauseas that he then switched it to methadone. I would take apprx. 30 mg a day. i did this for 3 and a half weeks before deciding to stop. I wanted my life back. I felt like I walked around high all the time and had no genuine feelings anymore. After 3 days hell broke loose. I ended up in the ER because my BP was through the roof. They gave me percocet which I took sporadically only when i felt i could no longer stand the withdrawls. Took the percs for 2 weeks during which i would go a few days without any and then break down and take 1 or 2 for relief. IT's been 5 days since i have taken anything. the withdrawls hit me instantly this time given that percocet doesn't stay in your system as long as methadone. On top of this, I have a 3 month old baby and my fiance is currently in medical school and has no time to help out. The bottom line is tha F 24 3 days
10/23/2007

 1  chronic pain F 51 5 days
6/6/2007

 1  to treat drug addiction hooked for life. can't get off, hopeless, no insurance have a family can't take a month off work to detox because i have4 to support my family. sorry to give you the ultimate truth but methadone is worse than the drugs i was trying tyo get off of. hopeless, hopeless, hopeless. F 32 3 years
6/6/2007

 1  Chronic back pain Constipation, don't remember 2 years of my life If you take this drug YOU ARE WRONG. It took 30 days of the black shakes to get over that evil drug. It does cause euphoria and is very Addictive. Deal with your pain, I do it stone cold sober now and wouldn't have any other way M 32 2 years
3/11/2007

 1  Addiction Made me a super super fat boy, really ugly! sweating ALL THE TIME!! so sicking.. Dont take this horrible horrible medicine, unless of course , you dont mind, 1. becoming very overweight and ugly 2. causeing an opiate tolerance that CANNOT be matched by any other drug therafter taking methadone.. Trust me I've tryed.. been off it for 2 years, lost the 50 pounds. now im attrative again.. but not healthy. my body is severely damaged from drug use :( M 23 1 years
8/13/2006
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 1  drug addiction fifteen years of fog up at 3 30am waiting to pick up dose family looks down on me despite 20 year marriage came off after 10 week reduction 135 to 30 then cold turkey been clean 9 weeks developed chronic joimt and muscle pain and joy of joy psorasis feel a 100 years old believe or not its no easier now than 1st week just different symptoms reiki and yogic breathing helps more than i would have believed F 46 15 years
6/12/2005
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 1  drug addiction fifteen years of fog up at 3 30am waiting to pick up dose family looks down on me despite 20 year marriage came off after 10 week reduction 135 to 30 then cold turkey been clean 9 weeks developed chronic joimt and muscle pain and joy of joy psorasis feel a 100 years old believe or not its no easier now than 1st week just different symptoms reiki and yogic breathing helps more than i would have believed thought iwas together on it children husband ect after 14 days i was so straight it hurt iwas so unsedated i still urge all users to consider reductions or detox &learnto breath you dont cure addictions you replace them with other coping skills eg meditation learn pain control tecniques im learning them right now after detox sometimes your immune system goes in overdrive which causes psoriasis chronic fatigue rumatiod artheritis so come off slowly not like me i feel half dead right now but wouldnt put that shit in me ever again feel free to contact me especially gold coast australia F 46 15 years
6/12/2005
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 1  drug addiction fifteen years of fog up at 3 30am waiting to pick up dose family looks down on me despite 20 year marriage came off after 10 week reduction 135 to 30 then cold turkey been clean 9 weeks developed chronic joimt and muscle pain and joy of joy psorasis feel a 100 years old believe or not its no easier now than 1st week just different symptoms reiki and yogic breathing helps more than i would have believed thought iwas together on it children husband ect after 14 days i was so straight it hurt iwas so unsedated i still urge all users to consider reductions or detox &learnto breath you dont cure addictions you replace them with other coping skills eg meditation learn pain control tecniques im learning them right now after detox sometimes your immune system goes in overdrive which causes psoriasis chronic fatigue rumatiod artheritis so come off slowly not like me i feel half dead right now but wouldnt put that shit in me ever again feel free to contact me especially gold coast australia F 46 15 years
6/12/2005
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 1  heroin addiction a spiritual soul sickness that left me feeling hopeless and afraid, I found a new way of life in narcotics anonymous. life today is beautiful, there's a freedom and happiness that i never knew was possible when i was on the chockchain of addiction to methadone and other opiates. if you feel hopeless and afraid like i did, try something new. go to an n.a. meeting and let hope enter your spirit. you deserve a break from the crushing weight of addiction, you deserve something better. good luck, friend F 49 28 days
11/18/2004

 1  Chronic lower back and leg pain You name it... I had it. The list goes on and on. Stinging sensation all over, pain in left eye, swelling of face, hands and feet, severe loss of memory, severe confusion, vomiting, severe sweating, nodding off all of a sudden like, double vision, blurred vision. My memory is sooo bad still yet, I'm not sure if I mentioned it all. I read alot of the comments listed on your site. I can not believe the people who M 38 10 days
5/23/2003

 1  detox from vicodin . I have gained almost 40 pounds,I am 35 yrs. old I have never been bigger than a size 5.Now I can not even get in a size 9/10. It is very depressing to me, I crave nothing but sweets. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? F 35 3 years
3/11/2003
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 2  opiate withdrawels Replacing one addiction for a worse one is not the answer, I would rather do 2 Heroin clucks than a Methadone withdrawal! Im now 4 months clean an still have the sweets an the runs! M 32 10 years
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5/21/2014
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 2  12 year heroin addiction Methadone is the bain of my life I carnt function without it so its as good as being on street drugs except the people who give u it wont be arrested I csuppose better than spending the full day trying to get enough money to score for me it seems the same as b4 but with out the criminal activity im not saying its no good I would just weigh up the pros and vons before you allow a doctor to start you because there are other options available okey dokey! M 34 8 years
120mg day
9/2/2012
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 2  Heroin addiction Extreme sleepiness, nodding out when in any sitting position for more than a few mins (reading, smoking, etc.), body jerks when sleeping, nausea, sweating, tremendous weight gain (20+ lbs in 3 months!!!!!), crave sugars, no motivation, no sex drive, headaches, severe constipation, laziness I was on 75mg at my highest and started tapering after 2 months. i can't wait to get off this HORRIBLE drug. Another s***** thing is you HAVE to taper SLOWLY or else you'll have withdrawals 100xs worse than coming off heroin cold turkey. F 30 5 months
60mg 1X D
7/15/2012

 2   Makes me feel AWFUL I was prescribed this stuff to help deal with my horrific musculoskeletal injuries caused to me by the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin (look THAT drug up if you want to read nightmarish stories!) While it does help with some of my pain, I CANNOT stay conscious on this stuff and it makes me feel mentally retarded. I can't focus or concentrate my mind and I fade in and out of consciousness for up to 12 hours at a time, all the while having odd hallucinatory "dreams." Despite the fact I seem to sleep constantly on this stuff, I'm still completely exhausted once it wears off so evidently the "sleep" I get while on methadone is not of good quality. I finally started cutting my 10mg pills into EIGHTHS which seems to help reduce the mental side effects, but the painkilling effectiveness is significantly reduced as well, obviously. Often I choose to just endure my pain rather than have this stuff blast my cognitive function. Lastly, I'm very concerned with what I'm reading here about tooth decay. Not cool! Why isn't that on the warning label? M 31
1.25 1X D
5/13/2011
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 2   F 61 8 years
12/30/2009

 2  Fibromyalgia Just constipation but let me tell you I was able to #2 better with this medicine than Morphine. I am right now taking the 5 mg 3x a day and vicodin 8 tabs in a day. The methadone is working very little. I am going to have her increase it. F 26 10 days
1/6/2008
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 2  never you addicts make it hard for people that need pain meds to obtain the meds they need....The DEA frowns on the people in real pain by their government measures. F 34 9 days
2/15/2007

 2  Heroin The kick from methadone is 10 times worse I was on regular maintance and it was horrible I almost would rather be strung F 21 1 years
12/12/2006

 2  chronic pain blurred vision, dry eyes, massive headache, very itchy, constipation, lethargic and very tired but deprived me of sleep at the same time, fuzzy brain so bad was afraid to even drive to the deli down the street. Weight gain!! had high hopes for this medication..hoped for chronic pain relief w/o side effects so I could have abit of "normalcy" and function in daily life. It helped my pain nominally but the side effects were so bad it wasnt worth it for me. Had much better pain releif with less side efects from demerol with oxycodone coming in second. Tapering off now w/ MD supervision b/c dependency can happen within a week of taking. have 3 days left to go and then good riddance to this med! F 34 8 days
3/25/2006

 2  chronic pain blurred vision, dry eyes, massive headache, very itchy, constipation, lethargic and very tired but deprived me of sleep at the same time, fuzzy brain so bad was afraid to even drive to the deli down the street. had high hopes for this medication..hoped for chronic pain relief w/o side effects so I could have abit of "normalcy" and function in daily life. It helped my pain nominally but the side effects were so bad it wasnt worth it for me. Had much better pain releif with less side efects from demerol with oxycodone coming in second. Tapering off now w/ MD supervision b/c dependency can happen within a week of taking. have 3 days left to go and then good riddance to this med! F 34 8 days
3/25/2006

 2  Arthritis - Pain relief Strong depression, decreased sex drive, ejaculate became water like. Co-workers who I barely spent any time with pulled me to the side and stated that I appeared really different, and incredibly detached. Had to go back to the percs. Initial pain relief was damn near spiritual... side effects out weighed the good. M 46 4 months
10/9/2005

 2  Spinal Cord & Disk Injury I feel Fatigue,Drowsiness,Insomnia,Twitching,Severe Confusion,Itching,Nausea,Headaches,Sweating & have Depression with this medication. Little to no help on pain. Not worth the side effects. M 39 7 days
4/25/2004

 2  heroin addict night terrors, sleeping disorders, telepathy? People told me they could hear my dreams... M 23 6 months
12/6/2003

 2  back injury none. taking the medicine affected me as much as taken a baby asprin would have. I got no relief fron it. I hope it does work for some.. M 21 days
6/4/2003
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 2  Lower Back Pain I have had weight gain, which I certaintly didn't need. I have been on Vicodin, Percocet,Morphine Patch (which put me in the hospital with blood clots),oxycotin, ms-cotin, now my pain management doctor wants me to try methadone hcl 10 mg 1 tablet 4 times a day, I have found no help in the drug at all except weight gain. F 35 48 days
2/18/2003
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 2  severe back pain nausea, constipation, drowsiness I was able to get very little pain relief from methadone. Although it forces me to sleep, I never feel truely rested. The dreams are horrible and I wake up on the verge of vomiting every morning. I was suprised to see some people gained weight. I've been on methadone for 2 months and have lost about 10 lbs from loss of appitite. M 33 2 months
10/17/2002

 3  Heroine/oxy addiction (smoking) Gained 80lbs+ in a year, no sex drive, poor hygiene, no motivation, naps are a ritual for me in the middle of the day now... Methadone saved my life. I went into the clinic with just enough money for a month, quit heroin and what do you know I was able to save up enough money just bein in the program to stay in it for a year , buy a car, a 3D TV, a flat screen TV, new Xbox slim with kinect, blue ray 3D player with about 20 movies, a new iPhone a new iPad .... All thouse things would have been pawned or money would have been spent on heroine if I never joined the clinic , I was able to stay in school although after a year of being on the same dosage it only lasts tell about 5am-3pm enough time for school although I would rather lay in bed high so after a year I school (collage) I'm quiting to work... Possibly get on welfare or SSI, We'll see how that goes.. Anyways it saved my life in a way where with my heroin addiction I would have been able to do all the things I've done in the last year without being flat broke, in jail, or out of school, I spent 4 grand in student loans on heroine in 3 months I literally only had enough money for 1 month worth of the clinic when I started (good choice) without it at the time I would have been broke kicked out of school, kicked out of home, and still addicted.... However I do find myself doing heroin every other week or so about 160$ worth to take the edge off (it only works about 14+ from taking your last methadone dose otherwise there is M 27 1 years
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3/2/2014
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 3  Opiate addiction constipation, sweats, massive weight gain like Psych drug gain. people hardy recognize me. Dental issues, sweet tooth that cannot be fought of no matter what, another demon to conquer. Roids due to weight owch, bad hygiene, diet, motivation lacking. Short term brilliant problem is yearsssssss later its my legal addiction. My body has gone to the dogs, I am tied to clinics, broke as a badger, there has to be a better solution? in 2012. If i had my time again i wouldn't have gone on it, stayed clear but in saying that where would i be today?. It really is a catch 22 situation , but i believe this medication only keeps you stuck, legally and does not excately turn lives around albeit your not in a bad mess as before, get my drift??? try stay clean imho without no drugs. I also belive this is the Gubment way of keeping tabs on you. M 44 8 years
20 1X D
10/6/2012
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 3  Opiate addiction Weight gain, loss of energy and motivation, dental problems, excessive sweating, dependence, sleepiness (I have to nap during the day.) Sugar cravings, poor hygiene, zombie-like, fuzzy thinking, poor short-term memory. Comments: with all these side effects you are probably wondering why I rated this med a 3. Due to the fact that I suffer from bipolar, ocd, GAD with panic attacks, I must say I've had to weigh out the benefits and which were the lesser evils of the two. My cravings are 100% gone for 6 years so that has been a relief. Ill be honest, if I can go back in time I would not have started methadone. I am completely dependent on it and am extremely scared of coming off. Liquid handcuffs is right. I am a 30 year old educated woman and sadly on my way to what we here in the clinics call a "lifer." It has taken the sharp edges off my depression and gives me a peaceful feeling but if I was being honest with myself the peaceful feeling is me being high. My days are in a haze. I have barely any motivation to even get my behind out of bed. I wish I was strong enough to just get off. My advice, Don't get on in the first place, the methadone withdrawals are a lot worse than anything you're scared of getting off now. F 30 6 years
40 mgs
7/16/2012
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 3  Severe drug addiction to opiates Severe lethargy..horrible mind blowing constipation. Sever weight gain(50lbs). Zero sex drive. At it saved my life then it tried to steal my soul! I am done to 53 mgs from 115. Not so terribly hard, but it has taken me six months to get here. Have lost 20 pounds and feel great! Continuing to come down slowly. Plan to come off in 5 months!! F 39 4 years
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2/11/2012
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 3  pain/addiction I have constipation, severely tired, sleep all the time, at first couldnt eat and now eating everything with sugar, no motivation, depressed. Numbness and tingling in hands. Hard to concentrate. NO SEX DRIVE. I feel that this is a medicine created by the government to control people who have addictions with no where else to go. You will be made into a zombie after taking this for more than a month or two. I got on this in hopes to get away from taking pills. At first I was taking pills as prescribed by my DR and then I got into a relationship with a guy who was addicted to oxy and I started to take what he took and I became addicted. After we broke up, I had no connections and started to withdraw but couldn't handle it. So I ended up at the methadone clinic. I dont fit in there. I should have just beared it and quit cold turkey. I can say it has helped me get over having to take pills all day. Im starting to detox and have been even more tired but I have a feeling its going to get a lot worse. F 26 6 months
55mg 1X D
1/15/2012

 3  pain management excessive sleep, swelling, nausea, hiccups, itchy body Plan on calling the pdoc on Tuesday. Can't handle waking in the middle of the night due to extreme itchiness all over body and to the point of being sick. Since I started taking the meds on Aug 25th; I have hiccups at least 3-4 times a day. And the swelling of my ankles, feet, legs - I just look awful and it hurts to wear shoes. I noticed the other day I am starting to get a bit of a rash here and there too. I just can't handle this med anymore. Started taking it because the pdoc says it would be cheaper for me to take since I have no insurance currently - compared to my regular medication which would have cost way too much. F 43 10 days
5 mg 3X D
9/4/2011
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 3  pain management constipation is my main problem. Best laxative for me is propylene glycol. it's sold over the counter by a brand name or you can get a script from a doctor for a larger and cheaper supply don't use it! stay with other opiates if at all possible. M 62 40 years
45mg. 1X D
10/15/2010

 3  MMT Gained weight, sweat alot, no sex drive. I used to get high on methadone occasionally and loved the nods it gave me. So when I got into a bad oxycontin addiciton I had been through oxy withdrawal before and thought no way not again. Well since I used to love methadone and could easily get into a clinic I chose this route. Was doing 560 mg of oxycontin a day at the time and the first day they gave me 30mg of that ass nasty red cherry liquid. I went up to 170mg in 6 months and stayed there for another 2.5 years. Well last October I started a slow 5mg per week taper. I got down to 5mg by the end of April and jumped off at 5mg. It's been really rough. Very tired, depressed, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, the poops, kicking and twisting in bed, cannot adjust my temperature. It's not as intense of a withdrawal as oxy but it's so much longer that I now dispise this and any opiate. For this is the end of the opiate trail for me. Oxy 4 day withdrawal of hell. Methadone 30+ days of slow agony, Suboxone 30+ days of slower agony. They all suck arse to come off of. Please don't start this drug unless your life depends on it and if you have no tolerance and take more than 5mg you'll be sick quick. 40mg or more and you will be dead possibly. Not for the weak willed. M 42 3.5 years
170mg 1X D
5/27/2010

 3  i took methadone for heroin add. sweats, extreme sleepiness at 3 hours, nausea, its all in your mind. i went down 70 mg in 35 days and had almost no side effects. M 24 1 days
12/5/2008

 3  Ruptured L3 disc, failed fusion My MD used the methadone as a substitute for increasing levels of Oxycontin, which did not alleviate the pain. Also on Fentanyl patch, Robaxin & Neurontin. The biggest issue I have is daytime sedation. Problems w/ sleep due to pain but helped some with Therapedic-like foam mattress, so often fall asleep when I finally sat down. Falling asleep driving also an issue when on 80mg/day. Next biggest issue is definitely word loss; always been a bright person (hi IQ, skipped 2 grades in school, Master's degree, scored in top 11% on LSAT), but now I feel like a blithering idiot....constant mental groping for words, I end up saying "you know, the THING that sweeps dirt off the floor". I always assumed it was due to the combination of narcotics on board and level of mental alertness, but now not sure... I'm better after a reduction to 60 mgs/day in terms of mental side effects, but have more breakthrough pain. Be careful where you keep it. I stupidly left it on a bathroom counter with my other meds in Boston when I went to see my daughter at college. 26 0f 28 pills were missing when we came back to the room one day and the only other person shown to have used the keycard was the maid, who adamantly denied taking my drugs. Police report filed etc. My MD sent me to local ER, but that MD would not replace them because he said he had no authority to write for chronic use drugs when , as an ER doc, he was viewed as having to deal only with acute injuries/illnesses. So, the upshot is, even though they are routine to you, they can be tempting to others. F 49 2 years
11/26/2008
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 3  addiction severe lower back pain mostly in my butt almost like my gutts were stoping up and swelling. the pain gets so bad sometimes i can't move i think i am going to die. I get severely constapated (Miralax helps a lot)but if i go to the bathroom #2 it almost takes all the pain away but if I don't take Miralax all the time the pain comes back. My penis is also desenseitized it is much harder to ejaculate sometimes not at all. need help with ejaculation problems and with back pain. please i need help with these problems. I miss alot of work because of the pain. I am fixing to loose my house if i don't get help very soon. Thank you M 26 4 days
4/20/2008
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 3  Lyme Disease/Chronic Pain 65 pound weight gain that is impossible to loose. Mild constipation. Tooth decay (not related to poor hygiene). I unfortunately and probably am an exception that I do not experience 24 hour pain relief. Methadone's pain relief is most effective 1-1 1/2 hour after I take it and lasts for about 3 hours. I split the dose to help distribute pain relief. F 37 6 years
4/14/2008

 3  Osteo Arthritis/Pre and Post OP Get really itchy sometimes, speeding heartbeat, mild constipation. I had a para acetabular osteotomy last year. I was on the Fentanyl patch for a couple of months but my surgeon said he wouldn't touch me if I was on that patch so my doc switched me to Methadone. I have to have ANOTHER surgery to fuse my bones together and they want me off my pain meds. I'm very scared for the side effect because even if I forget to take one methadone, I start feeling horrible withdrawls.. F 32 1.5 years
12/27/2007
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 3  For drug rehab Sleeping to much, mood swings, sweaty nights Methadone will help the person if they dont get carried away. Methadone clinics will let you go as high as you want. I was more addicted to the methadone than i was when i took pain meds off the streat. Detoxing off of it is HELL! I felt like i was on acid. I had the burning cold chills and goose bumps 24/7. I got myself down to 10 ml a day for about two weeks then went cold turkey from there. It has been a month and i am just getting back to normal. Taking methadone three times a day is wrong. Your suposed to take it once in the morning. Methadone is a 48 hour drug so it will carry you throughout the whole day. Takeing t\\it three times a day is a drug habbit. Taking it when you need it is a drug forming habit. If you are on opiates then dont go on methadone if your not ready to quit cause it is a lot stronger than any other pill and is hell to get off, you will feel like your on acid the first week and not sleep much. Dont take xzanex to help out with the anxity casue then you will M 27 2 days
6/25/2007
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 3  For chronic back pain swelling to hands and feet. tingling and numbness in hands and arms and the bottom of my feet. overall joint pain, and weakness. helped with my back pain...more so than other meds i have been on. however, my joints started to hurt badly, bending at the knees is a chore and that is how i am suppose to bend...especially after having back surgery over one year ago! F 24
6/18/2007

 3  spondyL5-S1chronicAdditionaBackPain vomitting with upped dose, withdrawl after four days off, no withdrawl if you miss one or two days at end of supply, constipation i take 30 mg 4x/day every six hours. you have to take this medication on time or else you break the cycle of pain management relief and the threshold to reach the same relief rises and you must use more meds to reach the same level of relief initially. i use percocet five mg 3x/day for breakthru. constipation fixed with stool softener and laxitive. vomitting at increase but goes away after a bit. switching to fentanyl patch next month due to tolerance/ lack of pain relief. my pain is at 6-8, this medication brought it to 4-5 for approx six months. follow directions for use closely. DO NOT RUN OUT. this medicine does not make me high. it can be easy to think it is not working after months of use. but it is. dont underestimate the foundation of pain relief methadone can give most individuals. try switching or using breakthru only for three to four days to see how well it works... you willl be sorry, but you will know how well it actually works and never question it again. i am only switc F 26 1 years
6/11/2007
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 3  spondyL5-S1chronicAdditionaBackPain continued i am only switching because my pain is so bad. also not a good drug for people with abuse issues. if you take too many and run out at the end of the month, withdrawl is terrible. try the patch instead. ive had chronic back pain for over ten years, have been on almost everything. feel free to email. pekinghouse_972@hotmail.com F 26 1 years
6/11/2007
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 3  Fibro - Post Chemo Chronic Pain I just started today with Topamax & Provigil. About 3 hours after my first dose of the Methadone, I started vomiting quite a bit. I decided to wait to add the other meds until I get used to this. On a positive note, I feel pretty good, pain is milder. Has anybody experienced vomiting from this med & how long did it last? F 34 1 days
5/26/2007
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 3  90 mg daily I started being a drug addict at 16 but had to wait until I was 18 to get on the methadone clinicNeither parents would sign. The drug it self will keep you from doing illigal things if you are not a born theif which I was notI started detoxing off methadone and it took about 14 months but it was still very hard even on 5 mg. It helps to have a good counselar and I was young enough and strong enough to get over it ,but i have seen several men in thei nearly -middle50;s trying to get off They looked at me as a son basically and were very kind to me. As a young boy they would let everyone in the neighbord hood know I was not to be fucked with or harrased and never thinking it would hold it did. Unfortuantly one died and me and the other hung out for another 3-4 yrs I finaly did take his advise and got off the methadone but it was tough but he told me that as of right at that minute he said I probably felt like using again (heroin) but promised him I would not Of course how man junkies d I know many it helped when they had good paying jobs but overall it is like a prison, it you want to go away with your lady and or kids you have to get a positive run out and then you can take your take homes. If you can deal with a bunch of crap year after year and do not want to take the terrible withdrawls it's all on you bud M 54 18 months
1/12/2007

 3   M 3 years
11/8/2006

 3  disc pain & stomach pain aA month after taking it, I could no longer go in the sun, I break out in horrible hives when I shower. That only 6-8 benadryl will help. Any thing that opens my pores causes this and about a third of the time swells my throat shut. In some way I'm fortunate because I never go through withdrawl without meds, just a lot of pain. But I don't know if it's my size,6 ft. but pain meds don't work as well on me as they do on others. I took 8 80mgs of oxycontin before this med. I also never experienced any kind of euphoria. And with everything I've been through it might have been nice just once, just kidding, I like being in control of my senses. If there is any one else who has my problem with meds, please contact me. now I take up to 16 10mg tabs a day. I still have pain and I miss the beach so much, as does my daughter and husband. F 41 3 years
10/18/2006
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 3  Pain medication addiction Extreme weight gain, sweating, craving sweets, thirst. Extreme ignorance. I've become a worthless slug since being on this drug. I don't take care of my kids (mother has to do it) won't get a job, lay around in bed 23 hours a day. Now I'm pregnant again. I already look like I'm 10 months gone and can't imagine what 9 mos. of pregnancy will look like on me. But, I ain't getting off of it. F 31 3 years
6/9/2006

 3  joint laxity;OA severe no side effects Had to keep increase dose to cover pain. Started Kadian--It's covering far more pain per equigesic dose. F 56 6 years
4/25/2006

 3  laminectomy l4 l5 sciatica&DDD itchy dizzy I AM NOT ALONE this is not so much for rating the meds only 1 day on it (meth hcl) and I pray it works I have eaten every other up to the infamous OXY !!! "I AM IN LIFE TAKING PAIN" is the sign we should be wearing. DRs are scared to prescribe anything that will work Rx’s are playing guardian of the crypt and to you who strives to get high I feel for you but you are making it so f'n hard for us who are really in need of these wonder drugs do us a favor and keep it to the streets. I have felt like i was being punished for having an injury this is not how the medical field should be operated and last but not least the insurance company’s (the one that starts with a) how dare you tell me no because the cost is to high we may only make 10 billion this year. My heart goes out to each and every one of you who suffer from chronic pain. I am currently on methadone hcl 10mg hydrocodone 7.5/500mg for breakthrough lyrica for sciatica nerve block Finally a Dr. that is wil M 36 1 days
3/17/2006
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