Ever since I stopped taking methadone and hydrocodone on a daily basis, I have been extremely fatigued. I also noticed that I have gained 5 lbs plus my normally thin face is plump and my neck appears thicker. I have some cervical issues going on but after much research I have some concern that I am suffering from Cushing's Syndrome which is caused by cortisol imbalance.
I have read that it isn't unusual, after being on narcotics for many years and the stopping them, to have chemical imbalances but I wondered if we have anyone on the forum that has any knowledge on the physical changes that occur after going off narcotics. Unfortunately I haven't found a doctor yet who has any experience in helping people get off of narcotics! Seems like it's alot easier to find doctor who will get you "on" drugs but not many who know how to help you with issues when you get off? kathy