What i take for the sweating is sage, 570mg twice a day.
Which sage? The common sage, Salvia
officinalis? or an other one? Salvia miltiorrhiza is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (but I don't know for what). Salvia divinorum
properties and salvinorin A is a kappa-opioid
receptor agonist. Salvia nemorosa is also used as herbal medicine, I think.
And there are a lot of other sages.
What did you use? Just the "common" sage? And what means 570mg? 570mg of the pure pulverized plant or did you use 570mg of an extract?
How fast did it work? Immediately relief or was it nessecary to take it for some days until the effect showed up?
I'm really not sure, but i read somewhere that only about 6% of folk on methadone suffer from this uncomfortable side effect.
Yes. Some people have sweating problems when they take methadone. In Germany you usually will get methadone rather than polamidon because it is cheaper. But when a patient sweats too much, usually the doctor will try to switch from methadone to polamidon. This helps some patients.
So it is probably the D-enantiomere of methadone that causes this sweating.
I remembered that a friend was put from methadone to polamidon but as this did not help, he got pills for the excessive sweating. The name of the medicament was "Sormodren". I don't know if it is available in the USA. Probably it has another name there. The active ingredient is "bornaprin" (probably bornaprine in English).
This medicament actually is an anticholinergic used to treat Parkinson's disease.
And I remembered that I knew some people who got this beside methadone from their doctors. It can have some bad side effects
as they told me.
I never tried it.
But strange thing - a Parkinson medicament. Parkinson medicaments also help for other opioid withdrawal
symptoms although some of them work on different neurotransmitters.
Apomorphin is said to reduce nearly all opiate
withdrawal symptoms. (dopamine
L-dopa is used to treat Parkinson but also RLS. It shall help with withdrawal
RLS, too. (increases dopamine)
And it seems that in Russia, Parkinson patients will get phenibut
for Parkinson (Although this has effect on GABA and not on dopamine, it is said to help. At least I read this somewhere.)
Some of those GABA-drugs
can also help with opiate withdrawal. GHB
/GBL can reduce nearly all withdrawal symptoms. Baclofen
seem to help some people during opiate withdrawal (but I never tried it by myself.)
Maybe there is a connection?
It seems that there is a lack of dopamine during opioid withdrawal. Parkinson patients have a lack of dopamine, too.
Parkison patients often have problems with excessive sweating. The same during opiate withdrawal.
And then there is the RLS problem.
Maybe opiate withdrawal is something like temporarily Parkison's disease?
I don't know what causes excessive sweating in Parkinson patients. Maybe it's the lack of dopamine but maybe it is something else...
But perhaps the same thing triggers excessive sweating during opiate withdrawal, too.
It is said that b-vitamins, especially vitamin b-12, shall help with excessive sweatings.
I supplement a vitamin b complex with all 8 b-vitamins in a high dose. It take this since nearly one month. It did not help.
It also read that magnesium and zinc will help to reduce the sweatings. I haven't tried zinc but I as I started taking the vitamin b complex, I also started to supplement 400mg magnesium daily.
It did not work, too. Maybe it can help some people but either it does not work for withdrawal sweatings or it just did not work for me.
The reason why I did not try to supplement zinc is, because I found some studies about mineral levels in opiate addicts and in nearly every of this studies, it seems that zinc levels are increased in opiate addicts.
One example I found now after a short google search is that: Serum antioxidant micromineral (Cu, Zn, Fe) status of drug dependent subjects: Influence of illicit drugs and lifestyle