It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Addiction & Recovery Message Board

  • methadone and hydro



  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 02-10-2005, 06:33 AM   #1
    Tiffrose
    Inactive
     
    Join Date: Dec 2004
    Posts: 65
    Tiffrose HB User
    methadone and hydro

    my doctor prescribed me methadone and hydro for pain. i thought methadone was to help with withdrawals. anyway i stopped taking it because it caused terrible constipation. i mean i couldn't go at all. question is. should i save the methadone for when i stop taking the hydro's. ive been taking hydro's for a year for a herniated disk. hydro's don't hardly work anymore because i'm tolerant i guess. what do you think.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 02-10-2005, 10:35 AM   #2
    pillzpillzpillz
    Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: Hinesburg, VT USA
    Posts: 96
    pillzpillzpillz HB User
    Re: methadone and hydro

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tiffrose
    my doctor prescribed me methadone and hydro for pain. i thought methadone was to help with withdrawals. anyway i stopped taking it because it caused terrible constipation. i mean i couldn't go at all. question is. should i save the methadone for when i stop taking the hydro's. ive been taking hydro's for a year for a herniated disk. hydro's don't hardly work anymore because i'm tolerant i guess. what do you think.
    Methadone is nothing to fool arounnd with - it is an extremely good pain medication, I wouldn't stop taking it if I were you - in fact, I am surprised you were able to stop taking it abruptly, assuming you did that - I would imagine you haven't been on it long if you aren't having withdrawals.

    Anyway, if you aren't going to take it as prescribed then you shouldn't save it. It is very easy to over dose on methadone b/c it is a long acting medication and if you take more before it's time, you could accidentally OD - Again, it is a very strong opiate that is used for pain as well as addiction. Please be careful with this drug and use as prescribed or tell your Dr. you do not want to take it. The constipation will improve by itself, or you can ask your Dr. for Miralax, an amazing prescription for constipation.

    If I were you, I would stick with the plan the Dr. prescribed and not change anything until you meet with your Dr. again.

    -Pillz

     
    Old 02-10-2005, 09:30 PM   #3
    electricguy
    Member
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Feb 2005
    Posts: 51
    electricguy HB User
    Re: methadone and hydro

    Just as a side not, when I was making small talk with my detox doctor I asked which drug was the hardest to get off of *I was using norco* he got a big wide eyed look on his face and said methadone is by far the hardest- and I was the hydro is the easiest. Keep it in mind if its something that just starting up.

    Good luck.

     
    Old 02-10-2005, 09:35 PM   #4
    sue371974
    Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2003
    Posts: 70
    sue371974 HB User
    Re: methadone and hydro

    As with all opiate drugs you just have to come off the methadone very SLOW when you do decide to stop taking them.

    Sue

     
    Old 02-10-2005, 09:39 PM   #5
    bluejulie5
    Veteran
     
    Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: Kansas
    Posts: 428
    bluejulie5 HB User
    Re: methadone and hydro

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tiffrose
    my doctor prescribed me methadone and hydro for pain. i thought methadone was to help with withdrawals. anyway i stopped taking it because it caused terrible constipation. i mean i couldn't go at all. question is. should i save the methadone for when i stop taking the hydro's. ive been taking hydro's for a year for a herniated disk. hydro's don't hardly work anymore because i'm tolerant i guess. what do you think.

    Wow I am surprised that your Dr. would prescribe you both methadone
    and hydro at the same time.

    I am even more surprised that your Dr. would not give you exact
    instructions on what to take when and everything.
    He/she just gave it to you without explaining anything??
    Very Odd.
    You are not supposed to take methadone and hydros. at the same time.
    __________________
    julie

     
    Old 02-11-2005, 05:45 PM   #6
    chefob1
    Senior Veteran
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Jun 2003
    Location: FLORIDA
    Posts: 913
    chefob1 HB User
    Re: methadone and hydro

    im on 100mg of meth for a year/half now....was on hydro for years too....went from 3 a day to 50 a day...yeah you get tolerant....you need to just be sober....you are going to hit w/'ds after two to three days after stopping methadone....you will be searching for phsco releive.......

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Methadone Question danme Pain Management 11 10-28-2010 10:46 PM
    Hi! Newbie here. Anyone have any experience with methadone? shay4bliss Addiction & Recovery 11 05-25-2007 11:42 AM
    Hydrocodone & Methadone - Help for Wife aNewman Family & Friends of Addicts and Alcoholics 39 12-06-2006 03:30 PM
    Coming off methadone w/hydro..Ugghh cskalski Addiction & Recovery 22 05-20-2006 01:20 AM
    switching from hydrocodone to methadone (question) jayboy557 Pain Management 4 05-19-2005 10:05 AM
    Terrified of Methadone momofsix Pain Management 16 05-04-2005 11:03 AM
    Question about methadone cajunboy Pain Management 15 04-02-2005 05:13 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is On
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:26 PM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!