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mixing klonopin and methadone

I'm wondering what the effects would be (if harmful) if one is taking Methadone and Klonopin at the same time?  Please answer soon.  Thank you for  your time.
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mixing methadone with klonopin is very dangerous, It makes the effects of the opiate in methadone much much stronger and causes enhaced CNS depression and can cause respiratory arrest causing death.
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It intensify the clonpin it will make someone really messed up& possibly die cause its a suppressant
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Klonopin is a benzo but does not cause respiratory depression. Im on 210 mgs a day of methadone and 8 mgs a day of klonopins.Lol i could easily take  1000 mgs of methadone at once( been on it 18 years)and 100 1 mgs.  Of klonopin and be fine when i wake in 3 days lol.  
Any challenges lol and its true. Got pulled over and downed that and then some.
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Is it ok to take 1 mg kpin after 5-6hours on Methadone 20 I took 2 10mg and I’m use of taking opioids It didn’t get me high since I’m use of taking more mg
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Is it ok to take 1 mg kpin after 5-6hours on Methadone 20 I took 2 10mg and I’m use of taking opioids It didn’t get me high since I’m use of taking more mg
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I took 20 mgs of meth with 1 bar of Xanax, I was on the both when I started taking them. You will have to ask your doc on this.cuz these 2 meds can cause resptory depression..
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I've taken both methadone along with benzodiazepines for years and never had a problem. That's because I don't gobble a handful of benzos along with the methadone. I take the same amount of both every day.  
  They can be taken together if done responsibly.
I am on 100mg methadone and take a 2 mg Klonopin and feel great right now
For years huh try getting off of both& I Guarantee that you won’t be fine
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Holy Freakin crybabies  This thread began as a question about Methadone & klonopins?  In this area I have a lot of experience. btw I was given 150 mics of Fentanyl every 2 days with methadone as breakthrough. Try kicking that cold turkey. I am presently prescribed 8 mgs per day of kpins , 100 mgs of Methadone, & 350 Somas x3 aday. Do I recommend this NO WAY. I am in a position where I NEED them to survive NO NOD completely lucid & normal everyday. But a **** to be around if I don't havem. It all has to do with TOLERANCE. Joe shmow that don't do drugs would be dead in few hrs. Me I think I need to raise my methadone alil & lower my kpins, due to decrease in weather is reaking havoc on my bones /nerves
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CANT GET ANY MORE REAL THAN THAT!!!

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Jesus!!! You are that dumb or what? U dont know that opiodes + benzos = more potent high? Also, Clonazepam is stroneg benzo, it works synergesic with opiates. Im on methadone (80mg) + 2mg x3/ day + 100mg of Setaloft (SSRI antidepressant). When i take my meth in morning, i have to wait to ~14.00 to take 1 2mg pill of clonazepam to be more sober, but i still feel the high effect. Yesterday i took my meth dose + 600mg of tramadol + 2mg of clonazepam + 25mg of promethazine and i was high like hell. Im taking clonazepam for epilepsy and anxiety, i was also usimg Xanax, Lorazepam, estazolam, Valium, Dirmicum for sleep problems and anxiety attacks (midazolam) etc. everybody who know that stuff know that benzos + opiodes = more potent high.
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Not for everybody.  I was on oxy for yrs. And clonazapam and I didn't abuse it and had no I'll affect.  And yrs later methadone and clonazapam, again no problem and wasn't abusing the meds, didn't get high. I believe you sound like you are on very high doses and alot of meds.  And I just have to wonder if you are getting so high because that is the effect you are searching for because I used my stuff as prescribed and I did not feel high so not everybody will feel this way and I think I should put that out there for people that use their meds correctly, you shouldn't be scared off by someone like this, if your doctor is aware of all of the meds you are taking and you use them as they are prescribed you should not feel high
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My nephew died this way. His doctor in Vermont would not give him Klonopin, but he returned home to RI and his primary gave him Klonopin. He died 5 months later. He also had Chrone's disease and asthma.
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I have been on methadone and klonopin for over 10 years.I have had no problems. If I didn't have my klonopin I would have severe anxiety attacks. Now of course taking any medication is dangerous. And unfortunately if you have an addict popping high quantities of klonopin and methadone then I would react as you did. But for majority it's safe. I use to be on 80mg of methadone and 3 Xanax a day. I felt tired all the time and in 2005 got off both at the same time at a rehab and it was HELL!! I couldn't sleep for 56 days. By the time I went to a sleep doctor my eyes were dialated and just overall pain. I got off for 8 months and the pain was so horrible and I had seizures I decided to get back on methadone 40 mg and the doctor put me on klonopin for my panic attacks (which I use to think panic attacks were a joke. THEY ARE NO JOKE) now I'm down to 10mg methadone and I have been tapering off. It's horrible! I hate it when people say ," You are only on 10mg. I have been I methadone for over 10 years and these last 20mg have been the worst!! It feels like I was on 80 mg and just got off! That's how bad. It's been 3 months of laying in bed crying in pain and the only peace my body receives is from klonopin.
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Hey Bama, this is an old thread from '07. I want to encourage you to click on "Post a Question" at the top of the forum and ask your question. You may get missed on this old thread. I don't want anyone to get lost. Just trying to help.

Good thing is, you stayed at a lower dose, but 5 years is a long time. Every body is different, but the pattern I see is, 3-4 weeks acute detox and a couple more months of energy slowly returning. Methadone is a slow detox, I am sorry to say. No meds helped me in acute detox either, though I never tried xanax.  Amino acid shakes, Cal/mag/zinc, multivitamine, EmergenC drink powder, and Epsom Salt baths as hot as you can stand it are what helped me most.
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I have been on 10 mg of methadone for about 5 years. I never would go up in dosage because it managed my pain. I am now trying to get off because I want to work. This stuff is pure hell to come off. I am a athlete and have faced many giants in my life, but this one takes the cake. What do I need to beg for for the restless legs, no sleep etc. he called in zanax. It don't do anything I am at my last rope. My bottle of methadone is still here. But I need the job. Please help me get over this. It will be 2 weeks on 7/22/2014 how much longer

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Im using Methadone in 120mg per day for 3 years now, (earlier was 150mg for 10 months), and i was taking ALWAYS some benzodiazepine. Mostly Clonazepamum (but also Xanax, Signopam, Rohypnol, Lorazepam, Medazepam etc.), Im addicted to poiates since almost 10 years, and for benzos about 12 years. And everytime when i was shooting heroing or fentanyl or something i took bunch of benzos to it. And i must say, for guy who have 0 tolerance to benzodiazepines mixing opiodes with benzos can cause fatal CNS disorder. Remember! Safety first!
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Hi. You have posted on a very old (and lengthy) post. You may want to start your own thread by clicking on the "post a question" link at the top. In my opinion, it's best to just stop it all...methadone detox is terrible, I won't even sugar coat it. And from what I have heard, Suboxone is no cakewalk either. So why not bite the bullet and get it over with. It's hard, it really is. But in the end, it's well worth it. The freedom of not having to go see a doc monthly, (or daily in some ppls case) is amazing. The freedom of waking up and not depending on a little pill to make you feel like you can start your day and function, well that's amazing too. After 8 years on methadone, I decided enough was enough. I tapered off in 6 weeks....and here I am almost 420 days later. I had accepted that I would ALWAYS be on one pain med or another, but found out that just because I had accepted it, it didn't mean I couldn't try to change it and make my life better. And you can do the same. You'd be surprised how much better you feel. I thought that I would live a life full of back and hip pain, but soon found out that it wasn't the case. Sure...I have pain, but not every day, and it's nothing I can't handle. Ibuprofen and Tylenol usually do the trick now.

So just think about it. What kind of life do you want to have? One where you know what you'll be doing every day, which is looking forward to your next dose, and thinking about something no bigger than a button, or a life that is spontaneous and full of wonder and fulfillment?? Pretty sure anyone in their right mind would rather have the latter choice. Lol. Either way...good luck on whatever you decide to do. I'm not experienced with the Suboxone, but if you start your own thread with questions about it, there are plenty of very knowledgeable and compassionate ppl here that can help you. GOOD LUCK!!
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I so want to get off Methadone. It's been 4 years and i am on a very low dose 20 ml's. I want to switch to suboxon... Am I ready... I hate going to the clinic anymore, the done has me in li quid handcuffs..
I will also be traveling for 6 months by car, I can't stop at every done clinic. I had a wonderful woman docter for three months that gave them to me monthly... that was the best way.. I felt a sense of freedom & was able to wean myself to 20 ml's, she left the office for good. *****. Back at the horriable done clinic... I want to be done. What ever it takes! the withdrawls are inhumane...
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Please dont dismiss METHADONE so quickly! It has been a life savor for me! Before I was on Oxymorphone. Getting MAYBE 45% pain relief at best. And that only lasted 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs after injestion. So needless to say i was living my life horrid hour by horrid hour. I beg of you talk to your doctor about adjusting your methadone! With methadone i had 85%+ pain reliefe and it lasted for YEARS like this. Your body adjusts to it much more slowly than other pain MEDS. This is because of methadone extremely long half life and the different receptors it works with. Methadone was a god send for me. So PLEASE dont dismiss it so quickly as the "devil". Doctors are finally starting to see the benefit of using methadone as a pain reliever in moderate to highly sever cases. please dont fort those efforts... :/ ask your doc to try a different form of administration. I know when i switched from wafers to the pills i noticed a MAJOR increase in pain reduction with the exact same dose. So your body may be metabolizing it a fit differently. Please talk to your doctor before dismissing it completely. it may take another 1-3 adjustments  before your are comfortable. But i PROMISE YOU. IT WAS WORTH IT IN THE LONG HALL! I was a shell of a man before i found this medication for my pain... It hurts me to see others dismissing it so quickly :/
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My son is currently in the methadone program.  He also is being treated for hepatitis c.  Interferon is the medication for treating the hepatitis.  Unfortunately, lots of anxiety come withthe iinterferon.  Hence, the.doctor has prescribed klonopin.  Well, here is the problem.  My son suffers from quite severe adhd.  He took meds for that briefly when in s hool.  You see, when he takes any benzo, it speeds him up like he were on co ain, or methamphetamins.  It is literally too difficult for me to have a conversation with him when he's on benzos, yet he won't tell the doctor his behavior to the benzos because he is an addict and he enjoys the high of these two medications.  I am so frustrated because he won't listen to me and he is a thirty some year old man and I can't just call his doctor and discuss his treatment plan.  Please give me any suggestions you may have to ease his anxiety while on this hepatitis treatment drug and the methadone.  I am so afraid he will od on this combination as he continually abuses his benzo amount and quite frankly, I feel he is loosely grips mentally.  His behavior is so crazy he acts like a tweaked out speed junkie.  Please help me find my son and bring him out of this insanity.  I beg you!!
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Both benzos and methadone are central nervous system depressants, they cause your heart rate to slow and breathing to slow. When taken together, it can easily result in overdose and death. When you take two CNS depressants together that is bad- i.e. Alcohol and benzos, alcohol and methadone, methadone and benzos, etc.
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SERIOUSLY?! Just because your doctor prescribes them DOES NOT mean they are not dangerous. Methadone and Benzos should not be taken at the same time, if EVER possible. I understand taking a small dose of benzos on occasion, but that result in overdose very easily. Be careful, just because your doctor prescribes them together does not mean they are safe together.
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I'm cold turkey coming off duregesic 25 mcg patches and it day 3 but really day 2
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45 and worked for the USPS I had a fall and hit the corner of a step up to a side walk. I lacerated my kidney and liver broke my back at T1 T2 L4 L5 my neck is bulging and tore the muscle labrel in my left arm and had an impigment in that arm also. This happen in 2008 of June My arm hung out of socket for 2 years because of our lovely system the Government US LABOR I was put on several medication 40 in all of opiate's and inset drugs and muscle relaxers and lets not forget the psychotic drugs 10 in all. I'm making this story as short as possible. My Ortho Doctor and Shoulder Doc sent me to Pain management.      
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Thanks It been hell since then now I know why people stay on Medication or whatever because its been like I've died and my body is just doing function without me. I have been up since 4:00 am on the 16th of August and the insomnia has kicked in and the extra saliva in my throat and mouth seem like its a slow death the freezing bone chilling then profusely sweeting is un real. I'm crying and when I close my eyes I'm hallucinating very bad things that happen in my past. I have try to hydrate but ice pops are my friend right now. Thank You for responding and giving me hope. My husband is not a big supporter.    
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Hey bugsey
This is a very old thread. Stick to the thread you started. You got some responses on there. It is very important to stay hydrated. Many of the w/d symptoms are intensified if you are dehydrated. Force yourself to drink,
Water, Gatorade, juices.
Hang in there you are doing awesome.
Move around as much as possible that also helps.
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So it has been 32 hour coming off cold turkey of duragesic patch. Let me tell you it been a rollercoaster ride the last 8 hours. Burning pain pins and my skin burning then freezing. Headache from hell and laying in bed all day no appetite and no water intake, It *****.
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