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Added by on 2014-03-14

A teenage gymnast has her career ended by medical error and iatrogenic addiction.  Methadone side effects not only damage her physically but cause her to use other drugs to be able to function.

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Bmwheel21
Bmwheel21

These people are completely preaching information that is erroneous. Methadone does not rot your teeth, at all. I have been going to my local methadone clinic for three years now and it saved my social, economic, and family life, and my body. I have maybe gained 1 lb. while on it. As long as you truly want to be free of all illegal drugs and surrender to the process, methadone maintenance is the best way to go. If you plan to continue to use ANY other illegal drug while on methadone, try Suboxone instead. I've tried both, and methadone is by far the better treatment. I began having to visit my clinic everyday. Now, because of my dedication to the process and my abstinence from any illegal drugs, I only have to go twice a month because I receive take home medication. I started at 30 mg, went up to 100 to plateau, and now I'm at 49 and have felt no withdrawal symptoms. In two years I'll be completely clean. The number one way to be successful on methadone-purposely dry up ALL your drug connects. Don't hang out with anyone who has ever used drugs, ever.

HapppyGirl
HapppyGirl

I totally agree with ICUP... Metadone saved my life... I have beautiful teeth also... Yes I gained weight at first but not because of the methadone... I was finally eating.. While on the oopiates I never ate, God forbid I mess up my buzz with food... So when I got on methadone and started to feel LIKE MYBOLS SELF BEFORE DRUGS...I ate and ate like I was starving... MY FAULT NOT METHADONE.....the day I started taking methadone I stopped everything else and in 3 years I have not touched a single drug... Including alcohol or weed... Not one drink...so thanks for giving me my life back METHADONE.

icup
icup

That's a sad story , but methadone didn't get u addicted to opiates , you were on methadone for a year and couldn't stand it but stayed on for 6 more years smoking Crack ? The Crack was your problem not the methadone , why were you in jail was that the methadones fault to ? If you took just the methadone and brushed your teeth and got a job and stopped the Crack and stopped doing the things your to embarrassed to tell us you could of tapered off slowly and made it , stop blaming methadone for your problems, this site is a joke , all these people were messes before methadone , if she wasn't on methadone she would most likely be dead and so would u all so get a new reason why your life sucks (YOU)