Methadone the Miracle Treatment 4 Lyme

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   Posted 1/18/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys I really wanted to get this out to the Lyme community. I have been using methadone on and off for a couple of years and it has given my life back. When I have a bad flare up I take it but otherwise I just take 10 50mg tramadol a day for pain. Methadone is by far the most amazing medication I have ever taken and I have taken a lot of meds for Lyme pain. Methadone will kill even the strongest pains and at the same time restore you from a state of extreme fatigue to fully energized (but not jittery) It is designed for daily long term use unlike most pain meds on the market. It is used to treat cancer patients and most recently used to help people with drug addictions. For my most extreme days when I think im ready to die bed ridden with pain and extreme fatigue I take 2 10mg pills and within 30 minutes I am up out of bed with plenty of energy and no pain being productive feeling like a normal person who is not even sick. For the days that are not as severe I take just 1 pill in the morning and for days that I only have medium-moderate pain I take 6-10 a tramadol a day. Methadone is very long lasting, taken just 2 in the morning it will last all day long into the early night. At night it will also greatly improve your ability to sleep. It will also eliminate your cold sensitivity completely and does not make you feel all doped up like you would think. If your doctor is willing to prescribe it (most don't like giving out any stronger pain meds) give it a shot! It may mean the difference between being bed ridden and enoying your life. This may all sound exaggerated or "too good to be true" but I promise you it's not. Methadone is just very good at treating Lyme symptoms and giving you your life back one day at a time.

Good Luck guys, if your lucky enough to get it please share your success with me and other lymies. This medication has the potential to significantly improve the lives of so many of us.


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   Posted 1/18/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, thanks for sharing that.  I am going to do more research on it, any suggestions as to where I should look?  Thanks, Tracy

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   Posted 1/18/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Since Lyme disease treatment is still in the closet I would google "Methadone for cancer" I did a quick google search and not only did I find a bunch of stuff on that but I pulled up new research were methadone was found not only to treat the pain and fatigue but it KILLED cancer cells and left healthy cells alone! It has been around for about 30 years and we are still learning about this synthetic wounder drug. My grandfather has severe arthritis and has been taking M for 3 years now. That is how I was introduced to it to begin with. Before he started on the M he was completely bed ridden for months on end but just a couple days after he started taking it he was able to return to work. Methadone has been studied in patients for long term use (5 years or more) and has been shown to be safe for your body and liver. The only thing that is does not seem to help with Lyme is the brain fog.

Methadone kills cancer -

Methadone for Lyme Disease -

"I've been using methadone for severe chronic pain for a few months. For me it works better than any of the other opiates. It seems to have an effect on neuropathic pain that the other opiates do not have. The effects of it can be felt for up to 24 hours, but it's more effective to take it 3 to 4 times per day.

The only real side effect that I've had from it is constipation. It's irritating but it can be dealt with. I hope that you can find relief from the pain soon. I've lived with chronic pain for years and things have been immensely better since starting the methadone."

Post Edited (SickInCT) : 1/18/2009 8:10:33 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/18/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Gracie's Mom said...
Hi Eric~
Thanks for posting about this! Wow, I'm so glad to hear you are doing well!!
My daughter Gracie was referred to Palliative care by her PCP so she could get methadone. It was explained to me how safe it is, no dopeyness, and that it could be curative for the neuro pain very much like you this additional wonderful news that you are there and experiencing it and that it can have an effect on lyme bugs is crazy good!!

I don't know about other states but in NC it's special licensing to prescribe it. Her LLMD can not prescribe it across state lines either but he was thrilled that Gracie could go to Palliative care and get it.
Gracie has an appointment Tuesday so now I'm looking even more forward to it!! I'm going to print this off and show it to Gracie cause I know it will give her a little lift to read your experience. Thank you, thank you!!

Best wishes!

Thank you. I just hope Gracie benefits as much as I have and I really wish her the best. After a couple days let us know how its working for her and if you have any questions I will try my best to answer them. Just remember that it is a strong drug so the right dosage is really important. Too little and it won't work to its potential too much and you will get a mild "high" feeling from it. It is safe only when taken in proper dosage, it is possible to overdose so never take more then prescribed. When I wake up I decide on my dosage for the day. (I don't like taking pills unless I absolutely have to) If I am feeling not as bad I go as low as 1/2 a 10 mg pill or if I am feeling sever I crawl to the pill bottle and take 2 or 3. I hope that it can give others a chance at a quality of life as it did for me. Just remember its not a cure but more of a treatment. I am also on high dose antibiotics. Im not sure if the M attacks the Lyme spirochete like it does for cancer all I know is that it makes you feel much much better. In Connecticut a regular MD can prescribe Methadone.

Unfortunately Dr's today are afraid to give out pain medication for Lyme just as much as they are afraid to give out long term antibiotics for Lyme. I have herd of people with Lyme getting desperate enough that they have to goto a drug addiction clinic and pretend to be addicted to drugs such as heroin just to get on methadone for their Lyme disease!!! It sounds crazy but it happens often when we are out of options and our md's don't want to help rolleyes For awhile I had to order antibiotics online because no dr was willing to give me more then 2 weeks. I kept going to different dr's and finally found one that was willing to. Feel better Gracie!!!

Post Edited (SickInCT) : 1/18/2009 9:08:27 AM (GMT-7)

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