are you aware of how deadly methadone...
Jesus_H_Christ

Pittsburgh, PA

#68 May 3, 2012
no name wrote:
if you mix methadone with zanx it will kill you i know it allmost killd me and it did my brother i think got for sparing my life and geting me of drugs i hope this will help someone just ask GOD to help you and he will but you got to try to help your self too may GOD be with you all
I heard that methadone + xanax was one of the greatest highs. Junkies will tell their doctors they are having a great deal of anxiety as they try to kick, so they get prescribed xanax and mix it with the methadone they're already on.

It's sad, but that's the reality of it.

I don't see what's wrong with giving methadone to junkies. Are we supposed to give them a carton of cigarettes and tell them to wait it out?
People die

Plano, TX

#69 May 20, 2012
What about alchohol?? That kills and you can go to your nearest grocery store and get it. Ive heard from people dying from eating to much...does that mean we hate on food. methadone can fersure kill you, but what cant these days. im not approving methadone or any opiates but to say it kills is like saying guns kill. It aint guns but the people, same with opiates. Truly sorry for everyones losses.
Chad

Champlin, MN

#71 Jun 25, 2012
Guess what guns kill people too but if used properly they can save lifes , and
Being an addict myself I can tell u its on us the patients to use the meds properly and if done so they can lifes A, lord knws it has mine, just be safe and be honest with ur friends & family but most of all BE HONEST WITH URSELF!! GOD BLESS
Tonja Brown

Vashon, WA

#73 Jul 26, 2012
To the person using my first name and a blatant insult as their User Namer, for one, I posted information that doctors told me and that I researched on the internet.
I did not just pull this out of thin air.
Another, how dare you use my first name mired in with blatant name calling and use it for your own agenda?
I am in terrible pain all the time. I have a plate in my right hip, and obvious degeneration of the cartilage in that hip. I limp, I wake up in pain, I go to bed in pain, I walk in pain, I can't ever cross my right leg, etc...and YOU want to lectureme about pain??? I could be on methadone now if I pursued it...but I will not. It WILL make me a junkie just like it has made you! And if that is not bad enough, it could kill me, wayyy before my time.
folks

Jackson, TN

#74 Jul 27, 2012
why call ppl junkies and stuff,they take methadone to get off drugs,ppl do alot of things to kill them,drinking,tobacco,kills everyday but u can buy all that over the counter,crazy world!
Tonja Brown

Vashon, WA

#75 Jul 27, 2012
Thank you to the moderators of topix.com for removing the person's post that used my first name mixed in with an obvious insult, as their user name to post here.

I understand that drinking, wreckless or distracted driving, tobacco, other drugs, etc...can kill people too. I know this!

My point for this topic is that Methadone HAS KILLED people who were taking it by Prescription for legitimate medical reasons.

I don't believe there are any other prescription drugs out there that have killed as many people out there, as methadone, on a yearly basis!

And, for those that are taking methadone that has not been prescribed to them, they take it believing they will just get high, NOT knowing that methadone does not induce any type of high.

AND, that it can VERY easily cause them to stop breathing in their sleep!
Tonja Brown

Vashon, WA

#76 Jul 27, 2012
Jesus_H_Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
I heard that methadone + xanax was one of the greatest highs. Junkies will tell their doctors they are having a great deal of anxiety as they try to kick, so they get prescribed xanax and mix it with the methadone they're already on.
It's sad, but that's the reality of it.
I don't see what's wrong with giving methadone to junkies. Are we supposed to give them a carton of cigarettes and tell them to wait it out?
That is quite amazing. After the death of my son, all I could get was a 10-day supply of valium from my Dr. here in the state of Washington. After my late son witnessed the murder of his father in 2003,(his father shot and killed right in front of him) all he could get was a 30-day supply of Ambien in Arkansas.
It is sure amazing to me that others out there always write about all these doctors that write scripts of xanax for anxiety like it was candy !! I am calling Bullshite on that one.
If witnessing your father being murdered and suffering the death of your child is not the most STRESS/ANXIETY causing events to ever happen, then NOTHING is!
Tonja Brown

Vashon, WA

#77 Jul 27, 2012
www.myspace.com/tonja_teutonic

Once again I post this. If you take the time to read my post on my space, you will understand why I take such a stance against methadone.
kristin

Lake Geneva, WI

#78 Aug 5, 2012
My Dad is prescribed Methadone for pain, along with percocet! I don't understand it myself, because typically it is prescriped for heroin addicts..I also know alot of people who went to methadone clinics to get off percocet... so why is he being prescribed BOTH? My Dad was never a drug user or abuser, and it bothers me to see him so dependent on these prescriptions now for his pain. Plus on top of all the pain, he has other various medical issues, including COPD,high blood pressure and heart problems..so he is on a whole coctail of other medications. I'm just worried about him. Afraid that his doctors could make a fatal mistake when prescribing/mixing his medications...
Tonja Brown

Castle Rock, WA

#79 Aug 6, 2012
Wow Kristin, I do hope your father is aware of how deadly this combination could be.

Methadone is not only for heroin addicts, it is widely used to treat pain, and has been used since WWII, to help soldiers who had been wounded in combat.

If you can, have you thought about calling your dad's doctor and letting the nurse who is in charge there know what is going on, and that the doctor needs to know this? Or, call the office and let them know that it is very important that this doctor speaks to you.

It is very possible that your father did not tell his doctor that he is taking percocet!

You obviously love your father and are very concerned about him. Do this now. Don't wait!!
Emma

UK

#80 Sep 4, 2012
Harry Balzitch wrote:
<quoted text>
I am un-educated about methadone......why do you think I asked the question?
you seemed to know the answer, and yet didn't answer the question.
then tried to insult me with the uneducated remark.
thanks a$$wipe......I looked it up so I don't need an answer from a junkie......talk to someone that gives a f&%#.
I thinks it's really unfair that you refer to him as a "junkie", yes, you was only asking a question and there was no need for him to call you an idiot: but he's holding down a job, he has stability in in life now, that doesn't come easy when your only previous aim in life: is finding your next fix, to have somebody throw that "past" in your face , when ones trying so hard to but it behind them is completely unfair!!.. Just saying :) x
lalatino

United States

#82 Sep 17, 2012
, you who ever wrote the junkie comment, your asking these questions for a reason so you or a loved one is battling something I'm sure. don't be so quick to name call my friend. let god do the judging you souless f***.!!
Texas

San Marcos, TX

#83 Nov 17, 2012
angelone wrote:
I've been on methadone maintenance for about 10 years. I was a heroin junkie and still would be if the methadone clinics were not helpful. I thank GOD for the help I have recieved there. The whole point is to reach a level that curves the horrible cravings and intense physical illness that occurs when you are trying to kick. And it does work. And you can ALWAYS dose down to get off of it or switch to suboxone or subutex to get off of methadone. Like any other PRESCRIBED MEDICATION, you just don't take it unless you need to. People who use it to get high are just sub-bing it for pills or heroin anyway. Keep it legit because it is a good medication for people who need it. Oh, and keep your take-outs locked up so kids or other junkies don't get into them.

Thank you for posting this. Tonya means well, but the death is too close to her heart for her to be preaching to others about it.
Texas

San Marcos, TX

#84 Nov 17, 2012
Tonja Brown wrote:
Wow Kristin, I do hope your father is aware of how deadly this combination could be.
Methadone is not only for heroin addicts, it is widely used to treat pain, and has been used since WWII, to help soldiers who had been wounded in combat.
If you can, have you thought about calling your dad's doctor and letting the nurse who is in charge there know what is going on, and that the doctor needs to know this? Or, call the office and let them know that it is very important that this doctor speaks to you.
It is very possible that your father did not tell his doctor that he is taking percocet!
You obviously love your father and are very concerned about him. Do this now. Don't wait!!
Patient Doctor confidentiality. Mind your own business about your father. If you have concerns talk to a pharmacist who is giving it to him !!!
Texas

San Marcos, TX

#85 Nov 17, 2012
Tonja Brown wrote:
<quoted text>
That is quite amazing. After the death of my son, all I could get was a 10-day supply of valium from my Dr. here in the state of Washington. After my late son witnessed the murder of his father in 2003,(his father shot and killed right in front of him) all he could get was a 30-day supply of Ambien in Arkansas.
It is sure amazing to me that others out there always write about all these doctors that write scripts of xanax for anxiety like it was candy !! I am calling Bullshite on that one.
If witnessing your father being murdered and suffering the death of your child is not the most STRESS/ANXIETY causing events to ever happen, then NOTHING is!
Tonja, I've lived in your state before It's not hard to get valium, klonopin or any other anti anxiety/trank. You probably got a limited amount because with a child death drs have a red flag that you might be suicidal. Try to remember that just because it happened to you, doesn't mean it's bullshit. It just means your situtaion is different. By the way I got through my little boys death without the help of drugs. You seek drugs for anxiety, your son dies on methadone, your man is shot and killed....I can't help but wonder if it's your lifestyle that was bad for your son. Like maybe he knew you were a a tightwire about to snap and hecouldnt' deal with it anymore.
Tonja Brown

United States

#86 Nov 21, 2012
@ Texas: I too dealt with my son's death without drugs. I received a whopping 20 valiums, and split them with my daughter because she was a mess after we lost Timmy. For well over 4 years now after his death, that is ALL the pills I have been prescribed.

I was REMARRIED when my EX-husband was shot to death.

My son's paternal first cousin, who was close to him, had to go to rehab and was also arrested for being hooked on pills/downers. My son's paternal aunt, takes xanax on a regular basis. My late EX husband, loved pills/downers too. Geez, wonder where my son got his love of pills from?

If my lifestyle of busting my ass at work contributed to the death of my son, than we would have pill deaths by the millions in this country, not thousands.

Before you speak of something you know nothing about, maybe you just keep your ignorant opinions to yourself.
Tonja Brown

United States

#87 Nov 21, 2012
@ Texas, to run across a perfect stranger on the internet and then blame them for the death of their own ADULT child is callous, cruel and extremely rude and viscious.

Since we are on this subject that you brought up, HOW responsible are you for the death of your child?

Remember, when you are pointing fingers at someone, someone else is pointing fingers at you.
jdub

Carlisle, PA

#88 Dec 13, 2012
Wow. I am amazed at the ignorance they allow people to post. Give it a rest
berserker

Lodi, CA

#89 Dec 16, 2012
Tonja_Brown wrote:
Are you aware of how EASY it is for our loved ones to illegally obtain Methadone.
Death rates are on the rise due to this drug.
It only takes one pill or one dose to kill anyone who has no tolerance for opiates!!
Many people have died from methadone toxicity, even when it was prescribed to them?
How much methadone was your loved one able to get their hands on today? If you believe that someone you love will experiment with pill/downers, than WARN THEM. Please do this before it is too late!
Please read my profile at myspace. I have posted a journal there regarding the literal hell that we went through for 16 days after my son was hospitalized in ICU. My 22-year-old son Timmy was discovered by his roommate, NOT breathing. He had purchased methadone on the street and had taken it.
Well said, Methadone is a truely monstrouse drug developed by drug companies and used liberly by the state. Methadone is nearly imposssible to kick after a few years of use. <ore addicting than china white. This drug is given out in HUGE amounts, at an ever increasing dosage It is not uncommon for some to be given 300 plus mill in liquide form as one dose
berserker

Lodi, CA

#90 Dec 16, 2012
Texas wrote:
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Thank you for posting this. Tonya means well, but the death is too close to her heart for her to be preaching to others about it.
I have yet to meet a herion user who just sticks to his methadone. What I see everyone doing is going to get the mornign juice so they wont get sick and spend the rets of the day scoring more dope

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