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Can you die from methadone withdrawal?

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Asked: 2018-01-19 02:13:31
I'm coming off methadone after taking it for three or more years. I feel like death and the withdrawals are brutal, should I be afraid for my life?


Answered: 2018-02-05 02:27:39

You are not going to die from Methadone withdrawals. I honestly think you will die faster if you keep using Methadone. According to American Addiction Center, Methadone is one third of the cause of the opiate overdose epidemic that America is battling. Also, if you are abusing Methadone with other drugs like alcohol, your chances of a death from an overdose are higher than normal. In my opinion, going through some withdrawals is better than being miserable and dying from an overdose. https://www.addictioncenter.com/opiates/methadone


Answered: 2018-01-20 10:49:33

Methadone withdrawal if a long-term user of the substance may result in cardiovascular and respiratory issues as well as seziures. I advise you to get detoxed properly… if not it could cost you your life.


Answered: 2018-01-19 12:11:46

Yes, stay away from benzodiazpines I.e. k-pins or xanax and get to a methadone detox facility.


Answered: 2018-02-08 04:05:28

Youre more likely to die from a Methadone overdose than Methadone withdrawals. The withdrawals alone cant kill you but if youre not in the best shape and have other health problems, talk with your doctor before detoxing just to be safe. If youre only problem is Methadone and muscle relaxant drugs, Im almost positive you will not die.


Answered: 2018-02-16 11:26:14

Just like muscle relaxers, you cannot die from Methadone withdrawals either. It may feel like your dying but youre not. You will get a really bad stomach ache, chills, feverish feeling, anxiety, insomnia and a handful of other withdrawal symptoms but death is not one of them.


Answered: 2018-02-07 03:49:05

Taking muscle relaxers high on Methadone is going to give you a greater chance of death than withdrawals from Methadone. According to the center of disease control and prevention, Methadone is the cause of more than 23% of opioid deaths in 2013. This fact is scary because methadone is supposed to help people during Heroin withdrawals, not kill them. However, thats just a sad fact the United Stares has to live with until the opioid crisis is under control. Anyway, enough rambling- Methadone withdrawlas are painful but wont kill you! It is best to get them over with than prolong your problem. Hope this helps!https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6612a2.ht

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