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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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I know that is definitely a truth. To be more addicted to methadone than heroin; but I have only done heroin for 2 weeks with minor withdrawals, and have gone cold turkey off done 8x, and every time it was as bad as dying. Last time I went off of 140 mg. a private Dr. took over and is giving me 70 mg. a day monthly. After 8x detoxing from methadone, I'm not sure my body can handle it anymore. I am 54 years old. But, yes, Methadone is more addicting than heroin. And 10x worse to get off of. If you have no problem with taking it the rest of your life, then it is as good for opiate addiction as insulin is for a diabetic. To all the addicts that still suffer; remember Jesus loves you and will accept you even if you are on methadone. Vaughn22
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JenxD, this is my first ever online post.  It was that important to me, to tell you the facts, as I have experienced them.  I have 4 discs out... in real pain.  Had been on the Norco ( 10mg 6 per day) and when that didn't work after 11 years, methadone seemed like a reasonable alternative to oxy or morph.  My ortho put me on it, 10 mg 4 per day.  It really knocked out the pain.  I moved, and the docs here send out to pain mgmt. When  I didn't have $250, for a visit, I was told so sorry....  no wean down script.... nothing. I have been on it for 7 years.  My primary is tapering me down, now...  as we speak.  I have done it before and if I had known the danger of the effects of the withdrawal, I would have asked for something else when I had the chance.  50 lbs heavier, embarrassed at looking strung out a lot o the time, unable to take any kind of cough med when sick, and struggling with near constant kidney infections due to dehydrative effects, I am facing (with the withdrawals) the worst bone crushing pain, GI symptoms that rival food poisoning, anxiety attacks and possible seizures.  Please....  choose another med for your pain.  It looks a whole lot different from the end of this road than from the beginning.  I wish you the best!
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i am 22 years old i take 170mg of methadone daily i also take 3-4 mg of klonopin daily. everything i take is thru a doc and the clinic but your saying i could go to sleep and just not wake up
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I been on that combo of pills for6 years plus 1mg of xanax i take 120mg methadone its SAFE butt people have different body chemistry like morrr or less than the enzymes in the liver responsible for breaking down drugs always taper if you notice your supply dwindling just test it out by combining 1mg kpin with 70mg of your take home(s) and then see how itvgoes be safecthe people who die are the stupid ones (no offence)  who dont research what goes into their body.
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I been on that combo of pills for6 years plus 1mg of xanax i take 120mg methadone its SAFE butt people have different body chemistry like morrr or less than the enzymes in the liver responsible for breaking down drugs always taper if you notice your supply dwindling just test it out by combining 1mg kpin with 70mg of your take home(s) and then see how itvgoes be safecthe people who die are the stupid ones (no offence)  who dont research what goes into their body.
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Absolutely Correct......Ive been a methadone patient for 2 1/2 years and the biggest thing that they stress is NOT to mix any benzo's with methadone and that death is always a great possibility.  I do know this is an OLD post but we all have questions and concerns.  
By the way I left the Methadone clinic 17 days ago and the w/d are UNGODLY and I was only on 43 mgs.  Im not sure how in the hell Im ever going to get thru this insomnia, cramping, lathargic, sweats, etc..... idk if I can do it anymore......Im tryin to wait it out but at times do pray for death.  In another few days detox might have to happen.  For now, Im tryin to tough it out-------GOD, IT IS A B**** tho!
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