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My boyfriend is currently detoxing off of methadone, he was using heroin for about 4 months last year, and used the methadone to stop that. Recently, people have been telling me that he will NEVER, absolutely never stay clean if he doesn...
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I am on my second day of my rapid detox. I was using 160-200mg or more oxy/day. it wasn't that much up until about a year ago when I had a major surgery. Then things spiraled out of control. I am functioning and no one knows I have t...
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I am feeling very lonely and depressed today. I can't get anything done...too depressed. I was fine until I read a post on FB from a friend who is feeling depressed and now I'M depressed. Plus, the Duck I have in for rehab. needs to see ...
ChannahBracha | Last answer
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Is a low grade fever one of the symptoms when you quit smoking? My normal temp has always been 97.5 but for the past few days it has been 99.1 to 99.6 and I feel achy all over - - pretty normal stuff for a low grade temp. I used to smo...
beeblaqt1 | Last answer
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Ive been on Methadone for almost 7-8 years. I was a raging addict for far to long, to the point that blacking out happened on an every other day basis. When I feel in love I realized how much I needed to change because of all the good th...
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I am 8 weeks pregnant and on the methadone program. I was never against woman on the program while pregnant, but I never thought id be going through it myself. I just cant imagine my baby staying in the hospital when I leave or my baby...
sarahnsean01 | Last answer
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Hi I'm Megan, I have been on Methadone for 4 & 1/2 years now, in my first year I gained 100pounds, crazy! After spending the next year doing everything in my power to lose weight my doctor diagnosed me with hypothyroidism, he gave my syn...
meg045 | Posted
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i have been trying to do some research on methadone and weight gain. i have noticed that i am not the only one out there that has gained weight while taking methadone. it would be great if anyone can help or have suggestions on losing we...
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I've been on pecs for about 6 years. But, just recently I had surgery. Dec 23, they me tons of meds. I started abusing them this month. Not knowing that I was going to be cut off at the pharmacy. I have 2 weeks to go. I decide though to ...
bmhink | Last answer
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About 6+ months ago, I began a post about wanting to quit taking pain (opiates) meds. It hasn't been going very well! There were just too many "rescue" days when I had to go back to my original dosing schedule and I am feeling defea...
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Take7to 8 roxycodone per day 30mg.need a taper plan
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I'm currently tapering off from Methadone. I was addicted to pain killers like Oxy (Used only for recreation) and started going to a Methadone clinic 3.5 years ago. Looking back I wish I never started with the clinic. I was up to 155mg. ...
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I had knee replacement surgery 5 weeks ago. From that point in time I was prescribed a daily dosage of oxycodone that averaged about 15 mg/day, a relatively low dosage. After finishing several weeks of physical therapy, I started my cold...
toketeeman | Last answer
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Why won't my 90 yr old moms Dr. test for Seratonin Syndrome which my mother exibits almost all but 2 symptoms of and tells me don't call them seizures,, it's only because she is weak and dehydrated and I say no, they are seizures and she...
savemom | Posted
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Well, this is my fourth time trying to quit an norco and oxy habit, which my Dr. had me on due to chronic pain. I was taking around 20 pills a day - maybe about 250-300mg of hydro/oxy. Finally, I wanted to quit and tried a few times and ...
dhodge2000 | Last comment
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I just got through 6 full days of cold turkey withdrawal from a 30 norco a day addiction. I ended up in the ER from being dehydrated and it felt like I was being chewed up and spit through the bowels of hell but for those of you who are ...
SavSam | Last answer
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Now that I have reached day 11 I am starting to feel random waves of dysphoria, no energy, and anxiety. Since its methadone and not some opiate with a shorter half life, how long can i expect to feel this way? Thank you all for you...
kurtisdopesick | Last answer
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I'm 49. Female. Hx: eating disorder. At one time addicted to alcohol. Currently drink occasionally. Smoke weed.(very little) Prescribed: celexa 20mg /buspar 15mg.tid/vyvance110mg/gabapentin 3200mg/day/trazadone as needed.lamictal:.Ha...
Ghee444 | Last answer
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I took Vicoprofen one time for my sinus lift and it actually made my back pain go away. Now I am having extreme back pain. I just want to take one maybe once a week 7.5/200. But after reading all these post i am nervous about getting add...
spuds23 | Last answer
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Hello. First, thanks to all those that post on this board, I've read many threads here about Tramadol addiction and they've been most helpful, and helped make this detox less hellish. The reason I'm posting this new thread rather...
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