Methadone Side Effect – Eva’s Story
Methadone is/can be so much worst than the “cure” is supposedly provides! Listen to Eva’s story of all the “Methadone Side Effects” so experienced from taking methadone.
I am 27 years of age, I am an air force veteran who has lost my right kidney and have had back surgery, all of my opiate addiction progressed over a 4 1/2 year period I felt that with the pain I had I would have to self medicate at a point I was prescribed 180 oxycodone 30mg instant release pills a month which is six pills a day I used to be extremely athletic set several military records and of course I was a slave to them running out early purchasing off of other addicts that we're seeing the same Doctor. I was snorting them and only shot them for about 7 months but it doesn't end there I moved up to heroin. A young man with a promising future, but it was my choice and the facts are I have pain to were I can't sleep and I finally found a pain doctor who suggested to put me on methadone and I am on 10mg 4x a day at first it won't help with pain but as it builds up in your blood stream you will see your pain deplete I suggest you keep your dosage under 60mg a day that is where methadone can be come another addiction or problem but it helps the pain the urges and I still weight 160lbs so it won't get you high just get you by. Able to live a better quality of life thank god for methadone and I have all my teeth and there in good shape
As a Registered Dental Hygeinist I can tell you that methadone DOES NOT cause rotting teeth! However, crack smoking is so damaging to mouth tissues and causes tooth loss and gum disease. Methadone is THE MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR OPIOID ABUSE! The people in these videos are poly substance abusers...they abuse both opiates and crack! Methadone will not help with abuse of drugs that are non-opioids. This type of stigma is what keeps people from seeking treatment. Also, weight gain on methadone is sometimes due to people using food to replace the drugs...it keeps mouths, hands and minds busy while trying to adjust to life without drugs. Weigh gain can be avoided with proper nutrition and exercise. If weight gain occurs..well I think temporary weight gain is worth it for a life free from the hell that is active drug abuse. DON'T BE AFRAID OF METHADONE. DONE PROPERLY IT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE AND BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO YOU!!!
I DO NOT SMOKE CRACK NOR HAVE I EVER & I BRUSHED & FLOSSED 3 TIMES A DAY & ALL MY TEETH WENT BAD SINCE IVE BEEN ON METHODONE! I'VE ALWAYS BEEN REALLY SMALL BUT AGAIN AFTER BEING ON METHODONE I HAVE GAINED CLOSE TO 100 POUNDS IN OVER 2 YRS.AND AGAIN I DIDNT CHANGE ANYTHING THAT I HAD DONE POST METHODONE.I DID HOWEVER SLEEP WAY MORE.MY WORSE SIDE EFFECT & I SAY SIDE EFFECT BECAUSE THE DOCTOR AT THE CLINIC I GET MY METHODONE FROM SAID THAT WEIGHT GAIN,PROBLEMS WITH UR TEETH & SWEATING WERE ALL SIDE EFFECTS,FOR ME IT WAS THE SWEATING (IS) .ITS BY FAR THE WORSE.I DONT HAVE TO DO ANTYHING & I JUST START SWEATING SO BAD.I HATE IT.BUT AGAIN ITS A SIDE EFFECT.WE MUST REMEMBER THAT OUR DOCTORS PRESCRIBED THIS MEDICATION BECAUSE HE OR SHE HAS JUDGED THAT THE BENEFIT TO US IS GREATER THAN TJE RISK OF SIDE EFFECTS..AND F.Y.I IF U LOOK UP SIDE EFFECTS TO METHODONE, U WILL SEE THE THINGS I LISTED ARE INDEED 'SIDE EFFECTS' & NOT BY ANY MEANS FROM SMOKING CRACK!! I HAVE HEARD & DID SUM RESEARCH ON METH & IT CAUSES UR TEETH TO GO BAD..IDK EVERYBODY IS DIFFERENT & WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN OPINIONS. SINCE NON OF US CAN WALJ N EACH OTHERS SHOES,ITS SAFE TO SAY THERE ARE GOOD & THERE ARE BAD POINTS AS WITH EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD,EVERYTHING IN OUR LIFES.IF METHODONE HELPS U & IS PROVING TO BE A MIRACLE DRUGS FOR U THEN KEEP TAKEN IT & DONT WORRY BOUT WHAT ANYBODY ELSE SAYS.CAUZE AT THE END OF THE DAY ALL THAT MATTERS IS 'YOU'! I FIND THIS SITE VERY EDUCATIONAL & A OUTLET TO EXPRESS MY WORRIES & CONCERNS AS WELL AS A OUTLET TO REACH OUT TO OTHERS WHO MIGHT HELP ME OR MAYBE I CAN HELP THEM.SO TY VERY MUCH FOR THIS SITE.LET'S SPREAD LOVE CAUZE THERES ENOUGH HATE IN THIS WORLD,PLEASE.TY FOR THIS COMMENT U POSTED.MUCH LOVE FROM OHIO
I think that if your on enough methadone to need crack to function properly then you never told the doctor you needed your dose adjusted. Methadone is taken to alleviate ling term withdraw symptoms and eliminate craving. Not to be so high your energy level is depleted and your enable too clean, work ect. And people who are on mmt are not forced to keep going to a higher dosage. This is ridiculous
Once again if you brushed your teeth and flossed you would have teeth and if you think without methadone you would of been better off I say bull ! You know it's the discrimination and the way people treat you when you tell them your on methadone not the methadone itself that's the problem when taken correctly and with counseling it works if you smoke Crack it don't good luck