Liquid Methadone To Go On Holiday


i have booked a family holiday for two weeks in lanzarote and have been told today that im not allowed to take my 150mg daily does with me because the doctor thinks i should go to detox first are they allowed to do this

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Your doctor isn't obligated to treat you or provide you with any medications, whatsoever, so yes, they certainly can.

The only time any doctor is obligated to treat you is if you're in life threatening danger.

Providing you with a medication such as this is not something they have to do.

Learn more Methadone details here.

And, if they did provide you with enough doses for a 2 week travel period, he could be held responsible if something untoward were to happen.

I'm sorry, I realize it creates complications for you, but that's just the way it works.

How much time will you have to plan the detox and do it, before you leave?

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I am going on holiday in may I went. Last year and was able to take 14days on 150mg with me and there was no problems I also have a disabled child and have no body to care for him and my daughter for me to go to detox for 1 month

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I too, was prescribed methadone by my "pain doc" for lower back pain due to ruptured disc. I was on ONLY 30 mg per day & that itself was aLOT. My back pain was oy in spurts. Maybe once a week I had severe pain so there was no need for me to take so much medication. Methadone is NOT a healthy pain management and can do much worse to other areas of your body & health. Please put detox as a priority in your life or find a Suboxone treatment center to temporarily remove your need fore methadone. I took dones for 8 months and subox for 9 mths and I don't take ANYthkng except Aleve now and it's better. Save your life & your child's mom. Get off the Opiates forever

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i recently started on a methadone maintenance program (feb 7th) and i go for a daily dose of 150mg. ive had all clean results so i can get 2 take home bottles for the weekends, in a few months ill be eligible for more. but anyway, i specifically asked my counselor the other day about the bottle situation for going on vacation since its summer. he told me that he would have no problem with giving me however many bottles that i need to go away even though i only currently qualify for 2 take home bottles (time restraints, havent been there long enough)he didnt say so outright but im guessing that they will give out bottles on a case by case basis. if they feel your trust worthy and that youre not selling your bottles or getting high on them, they work with you, thats what theyre there for ,to help. but if your a mess and turning in dirty results and showing up high (as i see MANY do) they wont lift a finger to help you. im not saying this is why youre having trouble, just a possibility so please take no offense. also, i dont know why this is such a hot topic but, my methadone come in 40mg biscuits, i get 3 full and 1 half to equal 150 mg. they put in a cup and mix it with juice or water (your choice) and its orange when mixed up but when it settles, the meth looks whitish orange and the liquid sits perfectly on top, i see alot of posts about people worrying if they're going to get dope sick cuz there meth is a diff color than usual. its sad. its all the same. cuz as a junkie, once you get that thought in your head that your meds aren't working, no matter if they are or not, well swear they aren't. very self defeating. relax folks, any color is fine

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who said that she was on it for pain treatment? there are other uses for it, mainly a maintenance program, and if thats what she is on, detoxing real quick just to go on vacation really isnt an option. if it were, most wouldnt be taking methadone

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I was given my methadone to go on holidays I had a fabulous time and have started a reduction program I am trusted as I only pick up once a week and get 6 bottles of 137 mls daily I always have negative urine results as I want a better life for my children than I had thanks for everybody's comments

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try using oxycodone 10 milligram with no Tylenol

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If they are giving you 3 and one half "biscuits" then you are only getting 140 mg., not the 150 mg. you should be getting. Also, the proper name for them is Diskets. It is important for all of us who use methadone to know the proper name for our medication.

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I went to spain and took all my metadone I was on 40 ml a day went for 2 weeks I got a letter of doctor saying was on the medication and how much I was takeing on holiday everything was fine put it in my case didn't even ask me about it or anything if they did you show the letter

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You are allowed I took 80ml a day with me and went for 2 weeks to Spain I put it in my case didn't even get asked a thing but I got a letter off doctors to say it was my methadone how much I was taken with me and I was fine just incase they ask you for a letter off. Your doctor take one but I didn't get asked a thing.

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A one month detox from 150mgs of Methadone is possible, however I guarantee you will not feel like taking a vacation. I recently switched from Methadone to Suboxone. I am unsure as to where u live but in the States you are allowed to courtesy dose at another clinic when traveling domestically. Being tethered to methadone became a nightmare for me. You can earn carry home doses but they are easier to earn than they are to keep. I got tired of jumping through hoops. I never felt like a patient.. Just another pawn in the game. I felt terrible all the time. I wanted to sleep. My life was on hold. There are many other options now that allow you to live a normal life free of withdrawal and cravings. I cannot believe I spent 5 years going to a methadone clinic. I had no idea what I signed up for.
The fact alone that your doctor suggested that you detox before your trip that is one month away is enough proof that you receive terrible care. Any methadone prescriber would know that is not possible. Methadone is different from any other opiate. I know people who said 6 mos and I also know ppl who quit methadone years ago and said they still have residual symptoms.. Its is so bad for your body. The nervous system has a VERY hard time returning to its pre methadone/opiod state. I'm sorry for your struggle. I hope you find a way to have full control of again. Methadone was the better option for me at one time but I felt that they made it the most difficult for the few who were seriously trying to get better and take their lives back.

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I am on a methadone script and my mum has booked a holiday to Egypt. . Can I take my methadone with me? As my mum is in a panic?? And a but worried about this .

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Hi people of the 'opiate' world in what ever form or amount you take. I too have been on holiday all over Europe and taken methadone with letter from drug team and never had a single problem. Hopes this gives you hope and puts you at peace a bit. Stay safe everyone and try your damn best to rid yourself of this ' affliction'.
Peace. G-STYLE M.O.F.O

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Have you been to turkey iv been to Spain 5 times and never had a problem but I have been told I won't be allowed to enter turkey with my methadone trying to find someone who has been see if it is okey

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Hi I'm going to magaluf in November and am on 50mls a day methadone and am going for a week and will be taking 6days with me =300mls in total will this b okay and do I take it in my hand luggage or in case? No sure if a need to check with Ryan air ? Shld a take a letter from doc ?? Feeling worried ? And am doing very well in treatment and have bn reducing however have halted at 50 for the past week /2 as knew a was going to be going on holiday pls ???? Help anyone recently bn in same sit

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Get a letter fa doctor put it in case i do it every year never been asked to show letter i put it i single bottles wrap with bubble wrap in with towels

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I've been to turkey 3 times and never had any problems at all, hope this helps.

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Hi, I am a Licensed Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist, and chronic pain patient. Have done extensive research on The Use of Opioids to Treat Chronic Non-Malignant Pain. I AM PRO OPIOID! With being on a high dose, and methadone detox being worse than heroin detox, he is ethically bound to titrate you in a humane manner. He took an oath, the Hippocratic Oath. He may not be legally responsible but if he did not do the above you could and should file a complaint with your state medical board. It will forever be on gi record and in his file. I will not even get started on how chronic pain patients are being treated subhumanely and all like addicts! When 3-18% of CPP are addicts and the 18% are predisposed to addictive behavior! People are needlessly suffering and some even ending their pain by extinguishing their lives. It is CRIMINAL! All these people want is a quality of life...

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I get a 2 week supply of liquid methadone in a lock box twice a's taken years to get these take homes and monthly clean U/A's but i've traveled out of the country with a 2 month supply before without problem..get a different dr..or go to the local methadone clinic where you can earn your take homes...many drs..even pain specialists are very ignorant regarding this medication..i've been subjected to surgery without anasthesia because so many physicians are so ignorant about it..good luck..God bless..and im a registered nurse..on disability and a cancer survivor. I've weaned down from 185mg to 44mg daily...good luck.

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That's BS. Ask him to give you a couple refills and you can refill it there,

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Re: Melissa J (# 3) Expand Referenced Message

Are you serious? I know this was wrote 10 years ago but you can't just substitute methadone for suboxone you'd go into instant withdrawal there needs to be a space of atleast 48 hrs to stop that crossover cluck. Wow plus anyone who wants to travel with methadone instead of all panicking about it and getting told to detox they can easily just prescribe tablet form yes they are only in 5mls so you'll be taking a lot but that's the way round it on a plane

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Hi. Firstly, I have been to Lanzarote many times with my Methadone, only my clinic find it best practice to change it to tablets for the two weeks. I get sent with a letter explaining my medication just incase authorities get a bit nosey, but in Spain it is well tolerated.
Secondly, and your problem is your dose and your doctor. There are many reasons why Methadone is called liquid handcuffs and you have hit one of them.
I have been good with my Methadone for years (mostly), so I have built up trust. They know I won't give it away (because I need it). They know I will protect it for the same reason. I have attended my reviews and lowered my dose overtime.
And trust goes a long way. I pick up once a week.
But being on such a high dose and on daily pickups will be warning signs. There job is to protect you and others and if they see you as being too much of a risk, they won't give it you to take away.
You are actually on a really high doses. Clinics in the UK won't go anywhere near that high anymore, and fully blown addicts when they enter service start on 40mg.
If you are not stable then they are right not to give you that amount to take on holiday. If you are stable, then you might think about beginning to recover.
That is the only reason why I have reduced my Methadone. I just can't stand the bureaucracy else I would be content on it for life

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Re: Verwon (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

My doctor has done this for patients it's considered a life sustaining medication. You can get a few days to s week or two if your are going on vacation or some ppl work on the road. No one should have to pick ppl on methadone should be able to live a normal life plus it's part of recovery to get back to normal life.

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Re: Collette (# 6) Expand Referenced Message

This is so good to hear as me and my husband have been on the program for some time with the same doctor. We get 3-month scripts with 6 take homes and I have a very small amount of water added due to a stomach operation. We have never had a U/A come back bad and are so-called trusted! We both need dental work and Thailand is a lot cheaper but our methadone was a concern. I’m happy to take tablets while overseas or take our bottles. It’s great to hear good news.

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No they Cart it your choise that can give you methadone tables I've just been to Egypt and Mexico and in a week im going to gran caniries so tell him I want the tablet and a letter

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I'm on 60mls of methadone a day and me and my partner have just booked a holiday in Zante greace can I take my medication with me ?can anyone help me with some advice thanks Sarah

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Re: infodone (# 8) Expand Referenced Message

There called waffers..not diskets..some of the stuff people say on here cracks me up.

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Re: Love (# 23) Expand Referenced Message

I live in Wisconsin. Yes, of course docs use methadone for chronic pain. More than likely the docs here would much rather give you Methadone than any other opiate for chronic pain.

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No they Cart do that they have to reduce you you to 40 or less before you can detox you can get a 3-7 home detox but it wouldn't be advised when on 150ml coz you will be in a lot pain

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I am prescribed 16 ml methadone daily can I take it to turkey if I have a consenting doctors letter

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