The Challenge of Methadone Withdrawal

19 Sep

Methadone withdrawal will be required sooner or later, after methadone maintenance or a pain management program using methadone has begun. If you’re feeling enslaved by having to go to a clinic or a pharmacy every day and going through hell if you want to travel, there is a way out.

Methadone use produces a numb feeling to living, significant stomach problems and physical dependency that beats all others; that’s the short list. All kinds of other health problems that methadone use produced are uncovered once starting methadone withdrawal. I’ll give you some answers to help right now, and further solutions to handle the problem to ending methadone dependency forever.

 

Methadone Use Is Epidemic

Addictions doctors and pain management clinics are busily prescribing methadone for opiate abuse and chronic pain, but what are the consequences of methadone use? I’ve listed many below. If you’ve already tried Methadone withdrawal and had problems, I’ve got some help you wouldn’t have found elsewhere. Once it is time to start methadone withdrawal, many people are having BIG problems ending their methadone usage. How does one withdraw from methadone? What challenges will they have to overcome?

 

Methadone Withdrawal Challenges

Methadone use makes people unfeeling, numb. Even stepping down from methadone can expose hyper sensitivity to discomfort and nutritional depletion symptoms — cramping, aches, nervousness, sleeplessness. Methadone withdrawal is often 4 times longer and more difficult than heroin once the drug has been abused or used incorrectly for long periods of time. Withdrawing from methadone can give pains and aches which people can mistake for stress and pain from past accidents.

The fact is that many addictions doctors and pain management specialists are acting on the recommendations from their peers and advisors. They are not told of the deaths due to prescribed methadone use nor the difficulties that sometimes occur when withdrawing from methadone use.

The burden unfortunately lies with the consumer. Vital: thoroughly research drugs or medications yourself before you purchase or take them. The effects can be gruesome. They also may have dangerous interactive effects when taken with other drugs. Many if not all of methadone effects are caused by nutritional deficiencies. Methadone use creates nutritional depletion – especially calcium and magnesium depletion. Another is B vitamin deficiency. This is how these deficiencies are manifested.

 

Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms

The most common symptoms of withdrawal from Methadone are: anxiety over sensations, pains and discomforts returning, sleeplessness, sneezing, cramping of legs and arms, bone aches, and flu or dope sick. Methadone withdrawal will require a lot of extra nutritional supplementation. That means it’s time to feed the body. Calcium and magnesium will assist with the cramping etc. But there will be some difficulty many will have taking their nutrients – a bad gut.

 

A Bad Gut

Methadone and anxiety meds tend to destroy the gut lining. A leaky gut gives pains when eating or allergies, prone to sickness and skin problems. Another symptom of a leaky gut is irritability and a ‘bad attitude’. The attitude can have physical causes unspoken by the person.

A good tip to helping the gut problem is eating lots of good quality yogurt with live probiotics in it, like acidophilus and bifidus. One can also supplement with large quantities of glutathione – an antioxidant to assist the detoxification process. The quantity of nutrients required during methadone withdrawal is underestimated so often that I shake my head in wonder.

 

Drugs Like Methadone Are Toxins

The problem with methadone is that it is toxic to the body. Your body knows it, but you may not. Taking methadone challenges your organs to detoxify the body and protect the vital organs before they are badly harmed. Toxins give the body a hard time. If you’ve seen drug users with dark circles under their eyes, gray skin, bad skin, hair falling out, low energy, strange ailments, etc. they’re got nutritional deficiencies. Those deficiencies are hard to recover from with food alone. Sometimes that food isn’t being properly digested = bad gut.

 

Methadone Detox

Detoxifying the body is more than simply stopping drug use. Drug abuse creates internal body damage you may not immediately recognize. However, the body will try to detoxify right after drug use and heal itself using any nutrients available. If the nutrients aren’t available, the body will borrow (steal) them from the bones, nervous system or other important functions.

Some will require medical detox from methadone – the problem is that most methadone detox centers don’t use nutritional supplements as part of their program. They just give more medications, and often not the right ones. The lack of full understanding on Methadone detox creates a brutal scene to withdraw from.

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