I was on methadone for several years and it worked great, but I gained 40lbs in the 2 years I was on it. I read that you also take Ultram, if your still taking it, dont take it with Methadone cause it can cause you to go into withdrawals while taking Methadone. Ultram is not suppose to be taken while your taking other pain meds, and I found this out the hard way. There are a few meds out there that cant be taken with Methadone, one of them being Fioricet, and I know theres a couple others but I cant think of it off the top of my head right now. But be very careful, and it can take a month or so before you feel the full benifets of Methadone, it has to build up in your body, and it is very easy to overdose on it. But it is a very wonderful pain med especially for the price, I actually started on it when I had no insurance for a while and a months worth of it was $40, but when I got my insurance back I decided to stay on it cause I loved it. But the weight gain is pretty common with it, espcially in the long run. I'm slowly starting to lose the weight now tha I'm off of it, but not fast enough.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain (possibly turned to arthiritis from lack of treatment), Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic, had glallbladder stones at 14yrs old, gallbladder removed at 15yrs old, 2 severe car accidents in '05
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday for pain, Cymbalta 60mg @ night for depression & Fibro,
Lyrica @ night for Migraines and Fibro, Treximet as needed for Migraines,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed for Asthma Attacks.
Chocolate as needed daily
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas but going to college Spring '09 to be a nurse
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