I've been detoxing from 125mg of methadone, and am now down to 36mg. For the last few months I have needed a laxitive to ues the b/room. If I don't use one,( I've used Miralax for about the last 3 months, recomended to me by the pharmacist because it's the least harmful), I can't go, even though I know I have to go. I am trying not to use a laxative because I'm afraid I may become dependant, but I've heard that is more of a problem w/stimulant laxatives.
Months ago, when I was at a higher dose, I went every morning w/out fail and w/out a problem. Even before my opiate addiction, I went EVERY morning before work. I've added a multi-vitamin, Flax Seed Oil pill and a Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc pill to my diet. I drink plenty of water,( 5 or 6-12oz glasses of water, and plenty of fiber,( Rasin Bran once or twice a day). The only thing I cut out of my diet was protein because I have heard it causes inflamation during detox. Does anyone see something that may be causing me to have trouble going #2? Has anyone else had this problem at a dose this low? Is this even considered a "low" dose?
In my life, I have never had a problem going, and I do not suffer from acid reflux. Never have, even though the dr. at my clinic recomended me to buy PrilosecOTC, which did nothing. That was his only suggestion. Can you say USELESS!
I'm at a loss, and don't have insurance, and my PCP won't see me as soon as I mentioned I was on methadone. I had bloodwork and a urinalysis test done a couple months ago, and everything came back fine,( I got all the #'s back, and even though I don't know what half of it means, my #'s are in the middle of the parameters given), so now, even if I saw a dr., I wouldn't know what to ask him/her to test for. Any suggestions? BTY, the bloodwork cost over $4,000.00, that's why I'm nervous to see a dr. I don't want to end up in a morgue, but I don't want to owe my life to a hospital bill either.