Methadone And Garcinia Cambogia


I have been on methadone for 10 years for fibro. I take 60-100 mgs a day. I have recently begun taking garcinia cambogia, green coffee bean and raspberry ketones for weight loss. Though they have been working, (I've lost 20 lbs) I've noticed about 1-2 hrs after taking them I start to withdraw. It doesn't matter if it's been 2 hrs or 10 hrs since my last methadone dose, my body acts like it's been 14+hrs as the anxiety clamps on like a vice and the nose turns into a faucet. Does anyone know if there is a withdrawal interaction or if this is just coincidence and I got a bad batch of methadone?

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I have noticed the same thing. Two times now, after taking this supplement for 4-7 days, I have come into a debilitating withdrawal. I was searching online to see if others have experienced the same thing, and lo and behold, there is at least one other I know of now. I think that when it comes to new supplements that are herbs, or anything beyond vitamins and minerals, I'm going to be extra safe from here on out. I broke out in a cold sweat, and my anxiety level went through the room. I had to go to the emergency room. I'm giving my supplements away.

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Hi guys, Sorry to hear about your experiences with garcinia cambogia inducing methadone withdrawals.

I think one of the main concerns with trying out natural remedies is that it can often be very difficult to determine whether or not they interact with your prescription meds before making the decision to take them. This is because most 'drug interaction checkers' typically only work for comparing pharmaceutical preparations between one another, and NOT many things outside of that category.

So unless you're able to understand the pharmacology behind how something is affecting you, it would probably be wise to talk with your doctor first, just to make sure it's going to be a safe decision. Luckily it seems like you were both able to determine that it was most likely the result of garcinia cambogia and not something else, since others are also experiencing a similar reaction between the two compounds. If you'd be so kind as to post back with any details from your doctor about this, I'd be interested in knowing his/her response as well, in hopes that we'd determine what role garcinia cambogia plays when it comes to withdrawals. My theory is that perhaps the increase in metabolism is causing the methadone to go through your system at a much quicker rate than without it.

Hope this helps!

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I'm on opana and oxycodone and I get the same reaction. You are not alone in this. I take the very same supplements, if not more.

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It's the Methadone, which works great for pain for a few hours, but when each dosage was 'through' my system, I started to go through W/D's= 4x a day for years! Reason I got off. IT IS THE METHADONE, PERIOD.

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I've been on methadone over 18years. What your taking for weight loss can make you detox in a bad way. Everyone is different, but I am hyper sensitive to all kind of over the counter as well as prescription meds including certain energy drinks etc. I'm willing to put it all on the line , if you stop taking anything other than your methadone your withdrawals will start to disappear after a week or two. good luck.

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I think it recognized my opana and oxycodone for what it is (a toxin) and flushed it out of my body.

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I've been on methadone 14 years I usedbe so thin jjust in last 5 years I've gained weight. I wanted try this sooo bad but now I'm scared of withdrawal. Has anyone had good luck? I hate being about 40 lbs overweight

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Just happened to read your posts about methadone and garcinia camboigia. I get the same problem! I felt like I was speeding and methadone going thru my system too fast. This isn't the first time I had problems with these diet supplements and methadone.

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Hi,I read what u wrote about Garcinia Cambogia,I myself is on methadone for many years an take 120mgs daily,liquid.I used Hydroxycut in the past n went into severe withdrawal,I also used Hydroxycut when useing n had no problem,THTS Y I used an stuck with that product but once on methadone I didn't expect it to happen,n is Y I'm questioning this product they both speed up your metabolism that's Y this happens. I really thought this would of been ok to use being it's a fruit but I guess not.Akeins diet seems the best an only way to go a high protein diet.

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Wow! I'm in the same predicament! OK here's my situation to whom is willing to help me & give me any advice, or information. I received these supplement pills in the mail today that I ordered online called "pure Garcinia Cambogia plus "! And the reason I'm on here is because I'm currently in a treatment program & I take 150 milligram of methadone every day. So before I take the pills,I wanted to find out if they would dangerously interact with the methadone?.so see I also want to lose weight, and I was excited bout what the web site said about how these pills melt the fat away! But now I'm unsure about taking them because I don't want to fall into withdrawal, or even something worse! I want to lose weight but I just don't know what to do! Someone please Help!! what should I do?

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Same thing happened to me and many others. I went into full withdrawal, goosebumps from head to toe, clothes soaked in sweat, extremely hot and cold at the same time. I got a valium drip at the emergency room, and got in trouble with the clinic because of it.

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Perhaps it's just a side effect of the cambrogia. Then again, check the interactions when taking that and the methadone concurrently. Many times other meds cause a hyper metabolism when taken with opiates. For five years I was taking oxycodone 30mg every other hour to fight withdrawal...I had no idea that, that taken with phenytoin caused that reaction. Apparently neither did any of my doctors, even when I complained of withdrawal 2 hours after ingestion of oxy. Yes, look up drug/drug interactions.

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Chrissy I have been on Methadone for two years and I have gained at least 50 pounds. I have always been 110 to 115, so I dont like this. I love being off the drugs but gaining this much weight I dont like. I was taking these Garcinia Cambogia and stopped didnt know it was effecting me because I am going down alittle. So before I started taking it again I came on here, THANK GOD for this page, wooh. Anyway if you find something we can take please let me know. I also just turnt 49 so its harder for me. Getting old aint for sissy, thats for sure. Thank y'al for all the info.

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I am about 30 pounds over weight and I order this stuff but I'm a methadone user and I'm bipolar so I have panic attacks anyways I'm so scared that if I take the Garcinia Cambogia it will throw me into a panic attack is this true can you or anyone else give me tops

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I have been on methadone going on 4 years, and have gained more weight than I ever wanted too. I was so excited to try garcinia and like the others here, I too started going into withdrawal.. Whether it be speeding up metabolism or the combination just don't mix, I can't stop the methadone, so I just won't be taking the garcinia cambogia...

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I was on opanas and methadone when I tried the garçinia. I went into withdraw about an hour after taking the supplement. I am staying away from it! Try vitadone or nutridone , vitamins that are solely formulated for people on these meds. Supposed to help disapate the negative side effects from the opioids. I.e. Sweating weight gain sugar cravings constipation laziness and fatigue. This is what I am trying next! I have to find a way to get rid of these extra lbs that have found my waistline from methadone?

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Don't do it! I learned the hard way! Even natural substances can effect your methadone levels.

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I take morphine and hydrocodone daily however I ordered garcinia but haven't taken it yet but want too, my question is can I take it with this dietary supplement?

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Omg, I knew it! Ohhhhh man I can't believe this.. I need to lose weight so bad & I thought this wud b great but if it's gonna cause withdrawal then no way.. Thank u for the feed back

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you will go into withdrawl,call and cancel your order for medical reasons.

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Re: chrissy (# 10) Expand Referenced Message

Reduce the methadone it is very high dosage and as we all know methadone make people fat. Most of us.

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YES, garcinia cambogia CAUSES WDS BIGTIME.


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Re: jenn (# 7) Expand Referenced Message

Maybe I’m lucky I’m not noticing it.

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Re: Mel (# 124) Expand Referenced Message

Hey mel my name is Alicia I too have been on methadone for 6yrs. I am on 70 mg and dropping 2 mg every two weeks because of the exact same issues. Weight gain and teeth issues. I have always been around 115 lbs but since I've started methadone I have gained 60lbs I have since been doing an exercise program twice daily 6 dayd a week with piyo and cardio dance class and I dieting I have lost about 20lbs but still trying to get down to pre methadone weight, I just got clearance from my clinic to use hydroxycut so I'm going to add it in slowly and see if it works. I'll post and let everyone know goodluck and I hope the best for you.

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It's a withdrawal. The Garcinia is a detox - it cleans out your system. I myself wanted to go on it but I can't cause of that reason. I hope and pray you find another way. Jesus be with you.

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The reason this is happening is due to the green coffee beans. As you are aware coffee is a stimulant and diarretic. (Makes you pee). So the coffee is reving up your body and causing your heart to pump faster. Your blood is being pushed through the liver and kidneys and the methadone is being metabolized faster than normal. You are also going to the bathroom at least once every four hours and you are peeing away more methadone.

Garcinia on its own is good enough for weight loss. The idea of green coffee is to stimulate your system. Garcinia does this through the Hypothalamus which controls temp, sleep and a host of other things that take weight off.

It also may cause some insomnia, but just mute you get a pure extract. A lot of people sell crap on the net. Be safe. Drop the coffee. Drink it so you can control the dosage.

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Re: Megan (# 41) Expand Referenced Message

Hi, Megan i am so freaked bc I have some crappy anxiety and things like this worry sort doesn't help me at all!! Anyhow, you said you take them both and your fine?? Can you please take the time and let me know how garnicia worked for you with the dome? Please !!! :) Melissa I have gained 50 ponds being on dome and I can't take it anymore!!

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Re: red (# 23) Expand Referenced Message

Hi, are you taking GC. ( Cambogia ) still and going to continue or did you stop with the supplements? Thanks!

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Dear Michelle,

Taking the supplement you are taking increases your metabolism which could be causing your body to rapidly take up the methadone. This is an issue I’ve seen even with people having morning coffee. As everyone is different I can’t speak to your case, but it is a well known fact that pain meds synthetic or opioid based can cause sleep disturbance loss of appetite etc. etc.

Try going easy or stopping the supplement and see if your system balances out. If not, you need to raise this with your doctor.

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Re: Whitney (# 97) Expand Referenced Message

Hi there- about Keaton. My friend did a similar thing and ended up in trouble. Coming off Kratom can be very hard. It is an opiate so you are just substituting one for another. Then once you switch to have to come off kratom. Be careful as my friend my was sick with withdrawals for a long time...

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