i'm new to this forum--have no answers yet---can someone help me???
I am not familiar with possible side effects of methadone. There are sleep disorders that can cause similar symptoms, but with taking such a serious med, I would want the prescribing doctor to know these symptoms. Since you're in a program, they should be knowledgeable about any possible connection. When I was having movement issues at night I had a sleep study and it turned out I have a limb movement disorder.
Hi kimmypach, how are you? You are probably under too much of stress and need to relax. Do you remember of any factors that has triggered the sleep deprivation off late? Have you been under care of a physician and was Methadone prescribed to you? "Methadone is now primarily used today for the treatment of narcotic addiction. The effects of methadone last longer than those of morphine-based drugs. Methadone's effects can last up to 24 hours, thereby permitting administration only once a day in heroin detoxification and maintenance programs". You can get more information on the drug by going through this link: http://www.heroinaddiction.com/heroin_methadone.html
You could also be having rhythmic movement disorder. I suggest you to consult a neurologist and a sleep specialist and get evaluated. Take care.
#1 do you know that methadone Will kill you wile on beer or anything like that..i haven't drank in 3 yrs..im on methadone for pain control..they told me if i drank anything,,i could pasih in my sleep...YOUR PROBLEMS WITH YOU MOVEMENTS CAN BE YOIUR BRAIN TELLING YOU TO MOVE AROUND SO YOU CAN BREATH..WHEN YOU TAKE THESE 2 TOGETHER YOU HAVE ( HYOPOAPNE) WERE YOU STOP BREATHING IN UR SLEEP!! AND CAN VERY WELL LEASD TO HYPOVENALASHION WERE YOUR MIND TELLS YOU TO STOP BREATHING,,THEN YOUR GONE!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY VERY FATEL..SO UR ON METHADONE DRINK FROM THE CLINIC..IVE NEVER DONE THOSE KIND OF NARCOTICS..BROTHER DOES..AND A BROTHER THAT OVERDOSED!! GOOD LUCK MY FRIEND
Hi kimmypach, how are you? Have you consulted your doctor for the review of Methadone? You need to discuss for getting a sleep test done and evaluation by a neurologist. As advised, try to do yoga and meditation regularly, which will help to reduce the stress. Do regular stretches, exercises and be physically active. Try few sessions of massage therapy. Keep updating on the progress and doctor evaluation.