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Could crawling feeling in arm and leg with sleeping problems due to withdrawal of methodone?

my husband has been taking methadone for years for peripheral neuropathy..he has only taken 10 mg. per day..he has gotten off but has experienced sleep problems for awhile and feels crawling sensations in his right arm and right leg...could this be part of withdrawal or could it be something else?
Fri, 12 Apr 2019
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Going by the history provided by you, it is quite possible that your husband has developed a dependence for methadone which is an addictive drug.

Long term usage of it and sudden withdrawal can lead to withdrawal symptoms like insomnia (sleeplessness), irritability and hallucinations to name a few.

The best way to deal with it is to recover in a hospital under the guidance of medical specialists to overcome such withdrawl symptoms. Therefore you need to consult a physician regarding the rehabilitation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr Riyanka Chail, General & Family Physician
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