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Ok to mix methadone with hydrocodone?

guys i have found someone who agrees to give me some methadone to help me out with my detox from hydrocodone is it ok to mix these 2 ? i took 2 hydrocodone at 1 pm today i should be taking the methadone around 9 pm which is 8 hours later will this be ok or deadly?! someone plz let me know i hope this methadone helps me get off hydrocodone cuz i'm miserable :(  

thanks guys, brandon
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Hey L's,you will have no problems mixing the 2,at least for me there are no
problems. I'm doing exactly the opposite as you are. I'm in my 9th day Methadone free,but am taking Oxy's or hydro's for the withdrawls and since I
was originally taking the Oxy's for pain anyways.To tell you the truth,the oxy's
should be a walk in the park to get off compared to the nightmare I'm still going
through with the meth withdrawls,but I'll be experiencing them shortly as I try
to taper the Oxy's soon.My PM Dr. gave me Methadone and Oxy's about 4
years ago for my hip pain,so you should be good to go mixing.Good Luck.
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I am sorry to hear that you are miserable.  I think you need other treatment besides those two.  Have you talk to a doc about a safe detox without methadone?  There are better drugs then meth for this.  

Shelby
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You are playing with fire. Methadone is a dangerous drug, even when using under a Dr's supervision. Not monitored is not a good choice!  You are merely trading one addiction for another! Just talk to those who are weaning fronm Methadone....Is there any way you can go to a rehab or detox under a Dr supervision. Tapering would be a better option.  Obviously just an opinion....I am just concerned about this path!
Marcie
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Hey brandon, we were talking earlier and my pewter went goofy started freezing
up on me so I disappeared on you but I am here now. I'm really sorry about that.
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Hey brandon, we were talking earlier and my pewter went goofy started freezing
up on me so I disappeared on you but I am here now. I'm really sorry about that.
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My opinion also agrees that tapering off hydro would be a whole lot safer than substituting methadone for hydro, please be very careful as you may be trying to get out of the car but its my opinion you might be stepping in front of the train there is nothing, NOTHING, easy about the road to getting your life back,
keep in touch were here for you and each other  :]
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so i'm confused is it dangerous to mix the 2 ? i know it's not good to get on methadone and i don't plan on it i just wanna take a few for a few days to wean myself away from the withdrawals and i don't wanna die from taking it tonight.....i took hydros around lunch and i wont take the methadone 'til 8 or 9 so is it ok or not?

thx, brandon
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This is just my opinion, but I wouldn't mix methadone with hydrocodone.  Both drugs supress your respiratory system.  If you are still in withdrawls from oxycontin the opiate is still in your system and it would be mixing the 3 drugs.  I would be afraid to take it all together.  Good luck, this is not an easy road.  My prayers are with you.

Nannyj507
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it is definitely not deadly as I have been doing it for 10 years or so, taking methadone, hydrocodone, and even percocet.  As far as it being a good idea or not, I am not saying, just that it should not be deadly if that is your question.
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I am on 85 mgs of methadone daily for maintenance. I was in a wreck 3 days ago amd my PCP gave me lortab 5's. yeah they are weak, but even though my doc gave them to me and my maintenance clinic knows too, im worried about taking the 2 together. the methadone does not provide any releif due to the tolerance build up, but will the hydro even be able to get through? and should i be worried about taking the 2 together?
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if you want off the opiates,i would try and taper.alot of people just run into a brick wall,like me. i can give you a proper detox plan but you need to stick to it.first of all i dont recommened methadone for detox because it is more addictive than heroin,but it can help in the short run.day 1-1.5mgs in the morning,then 1 mg at night.day 2-2mgs in the morning.day 3-1.5 mgs in the morning.day 4-1 mg in the morning.day 5 .5 in the morning.day 6 .25 in the morning.thats it.valium would also help with anxiety,short term use only. and a good sleep med.for a couple of months,you'll want to get as much sleep as you can for awhile.good luck
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I'm not sure when this will ever be read but I hope it is and that it helps at least 1 person. I've been addicted to pain pills for a little over 4 years going no more than about 10 days EVER without eating a pill. And that's been at seperate times. Only in the past year have I began to try methadones; before it was just hydrocodone and whenever possible percocet. I've only been prescribed once, but after the addiction started, by my dentist when I had to receive a root canal (5/500).... I know how difficult it is to come off and honestly to this day I haven't stopped!! I can honestly tell you what I recommend and have seen work. SUBOXON! I'm not quite sure if that's the proper spelling but it's used to help people release their habit of methadone and things a little more potent. It's an orange pill that you dissolve under your tounge which tastes like alka-seltzer.. Quite tasty actually; in a sick sort-a way...... Now please know that it can also become dependent because it gives the same feeling so to say. It's intention is to help you feel that way without the withdrawls and then to when you're no longer becoming a dependent. It's recommended that you not have taken any medication (pain) 48 hours prior to taking these... I took an Oxy 40 and then 1 1/2 8 mlg Suboxon the next day. I felt great and should have just been done with it but of course temptation is a *****! In conclusion, just speak with a doctor to see if maybe this could be some sort of treatment for you. Good luck to all with dependency problems! It ***** but it feels so much better with them!!!!!
P.S. What ***** the most is I'm only 22 years old!
-RchlzBlnd
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that is crazy methadone is for people that have strong addictions heroin addictions. It is in no way for people that are hooked on vicodin. You would end up getting a much stronger effect from the methadone and then you would feel what a real opiate detox feels like when you have to get off the methadone. Come on for vicodin or whatever form of hydrocodone you are taking just cold turkey it or if you can't do that go with the suboxone or get some benzos and clonidine to help you detox. Hydrocodone is really not all that strong.
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I was given methadone for severe arthritis 10 years ago. It’s not just for heroin addiction! It’s also a analgesic form pain reliever. Yes it’s difficult to stop taking because it’s so addictive. Only way I have tried is weening myself gradually to 5 mg a day. I went a year without it and felt depressed so much I had to start it again.  I wish I never took the first one .
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yes i think it would be dangerous. i wouldnt do it. for some reason the whole anna nicole smith death plays in my head as she died from a deadly combo mix and methadone was included. talk to your MD and be honest with him. hope this helps. goodluck
781991 tn?1237964779
I agree with Recovery.....Methadone really shouldn't be used to help get off of Hydrocodone.  Plus, in my opinion you should never self medicate anyway.  I might seem like a hydocrite because I have gotten pills off the street and I took Methadone before without a prescription....but I got lucky.  Do some searching on the internet.  There are some not so good stories about Methadone users.  It can easily be just as addicting as hydrocodone and in my opinion you would be going the complete opposite way then you should be.  Hydrocodone is the lesser of your 2 evils and I really hope you come to the realization that you need to be off of everything especially if you do not have a prescription.  It will ruin your life.  

I really hope you see the light and when you do, we are all here to support you.  I hope you listen to what most of these people have said and just taper with the hydrocodone or quit it all together because it is a WAY BETTER route than the Methadone.  I wish you luck and will be praying for you.  Take care.

Barry
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PS - Yes, it can be deadly to take Methadone on your own without a doctor and a prescription.  
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NO, don't do that, i took methadone to get off oxy and now i have to get off methadone and its killing me...or feels like it.   When I took it i was not aware of how bad it was, i was in a bad place and just didnt care,

meg
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That is the worst advice I have ever heard recovery!! Methadone is used to treat opiate addictions, all opiate addictions not just heroin. And for him to quit cold turkey is stupid and dangerous! The withdrawl symptoms would be very painful. He should wean off of it taking a little at a time. Try suboxen it is safer than methadone. And as long as you have given the vocodin enough time to get out of your system you should be fine taking the methadone.
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You can take the two at the same time, but it can be dangerous if done incorrectly.  Methadone does not become a blocker until you take about 40mg or more per day.  You will feel the hydrocodone but perhaps not as much.  If the two are combined they should be taken in smaller doeses than if taken seperately because overdose can happen if your body has not biult up tolerance.  Methadone has been the best drug since two open back surgeries for pain relief.  I was taking about 30 norco per day about 6 months ago and came really close to death as a result.  I am now only on 30 mg of methedone per day and i have no highs or lows.  I never feel a buzz, but the pain relief is better than when i took all those norco (abusing).  The kicker is that my father is tightly administering the methedone. It is near impossible to abuse it.  For most people without someone to monitor the meds it would be a very bad way to come off of opiates because of all the reasons mentioned above, but if you have a wife, parent, or freind who loves you and wants you to get better that is willing to dispurse your meds methedone is great!  When it comes time for me to go off entirely my Dr. is going to have me decrease just 1/2 mg per two weeks until i am totally off.  He says this way i will not even feel the withdrawl effects.  If i start feeling them he said we can even go slower. BUt again it only works if you have a partner to keep you from destroying youself by taking more than your supposed to.  Good luck to all who read this.  
-Dan
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Dude I have been on opiates for a couple of years now. 2 Back surgeries and a few steroid injections later I am still taking 5/325 percocets. Tailored to my liking. If it was up to the doc I would still be on 30mg of roxies. I have had him taper me down 5mgs at a time. At this point I can take em or leave em. This would be your best bet.
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yes it safe to mix both been on them 4 6 yrs now. the only thing you cant mix with methadone is suboxzone it sends you in2 instant withdrawls.
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I have been addicted to hydrocodone for 5 years..I have been without for a day and feel worse than my worst hangover or stomach virus...I am trying to wean myself off but it is hard when you are used to that buzz...saying hydroccodone "isnt all that strong" is an understatement..have you been addicted to them and tried to just STOP?! no sleep, vomiting, diahreah and body feels like you have been run over by a truck!!!
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Was A Heroin addict now in recovery. Hydrocodone yah, when I couldn't find heroin went to Norcos (hydrocodone 10/325 10mg of opiate 325 acetaminophen) was taking at least 15-20 a day, that's  20 to 30 of regular Hydrocodone. this is after a herniated disk. Pain Meds tell your to quit producing natural pain killers, endorphines to stop working that's where your joints ache teeth hurt, because, hey your in pain and don't even know it. I would tell someone to taper but c'mon if it walks like an addict talks like an addict well, youre addicted say "Ill start tomorrow" yes Ive felt like I got hit by a truck,\, couldnt walk 30 ftt  trouble breathing .Cures:IIAM NOT A DOCTOR THIS IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME)Welbutrin 300 mg morning 300mg at night a pack of Amodium AD take 21-27 of em, for the diarrhea also absorbs the opiate . Water lots of water, and believe it or not have worked through the withdrawals speeds the metabolism, sweat helps, find a sauna (i went to local YMCA once). what does Nike say? Just Do It
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Was A Heroin addict now in recovery. Hydrocodone yah, when I couldn't find heroin went to Norcos (hydrocodone 10/325 10mg of opiate 325 acetaminophen) was taking at least 15-20 a day, that's  20 to 30 of regular Hydrocodone. this is after a herniated disk. Pain Meds tell your to quit producing natural pain killers, endorphines to stop working that's where your joints ache teeth hurt, because, hey your in pain and don't even know it. I would tell someone to taper but c'mon if it walks like an addict talks like an addict well, youre addicted say "Ill start tomorrow" yes Ive felt like I got hit by a truck,\, couldnt walk 30 ftt  trouble breathing .Cures:IIAM NOT A DOCTOR THIS IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME)Welbutrin 300 mg morning 300mg at night a pack of Amodium AD take 21-27 of em, for the diarrhea also absorbs the opiate . Water lots of water, and believe it or not have worked through the withdrawals speeds the metabolism, sweat helps, find a sauna (i went to local YMCA once). what does Nike say? Just Do It
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