Methadone withdrawal home remedies

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Avatar f tn I am now taking (not prescribed) 5-20mg methadone per day as I couldn't cope with some withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone is not available to me in New Zealand & my GP prescribed zopiclone 7.5mg for sleep. What can I do to get off methadone, minimising the terrible heart palpitations & breathlessness that are the only things I can't cope with? Please help as I desperately want off this drug!
Avatar n tn It is hard, but there are some home remedies you can do at home to help aleviate some of the pain. We are all here for you. Whatever I can do to help, just holler...
Avatar f tn Yeah, It sure sounds like methadone withdrawal, I,ve been slowly weaning off methadone for almost one year, as of today Im at 3mgs, & while Im ok at times, their are other times when I get cranky, emotional, and the worst of the worst is the lack of energy, I take so much pride in my home as this is my first home I bought, & its most peoples dream home, well since getting under 12mgs I have let it all go, dishes in the sink, my bathroom looks like a huricane hit, laundry is piling up, I
464957 tn?1207010936 It is part of the reason I am doing this. I had to quit my job to stay home and take care of them,which meant my husband had to pick up a nighttime job so we never see him. I was going to a methodone clinic and the cost of 95 dollars a week was killing me.I felt so guilty, [ stay away from methodone as a solution]. I get a break on Fridays and Saturdays because they go with my husbands ex.,but the rest of the week they are all mine. I do bare minimum.
Avatar f tn As I've stated I've recently withdrawn myself from methadone at home. I don't have the finances or insurance to do it any other way. Everyone's feed back has been good insight. But I have a few questions and can't seem to find answers to them anywhere. Today is day 14 clean. I can say I'm feeling much better. Slight headache and freezing. I went to GNC and explained my situation. I'm already on multiple vitamin and potassium. He suggested I do a 14 day cleanse, so I am.
Avatar n tn As the morning goes on someone will be on to help you with that. Doing a fast taper..the withdrawal may not be to bad, not sure though as i said i went CT. Withdrawl feels like a bad flu. the worst being aroung day 5 but everyone is different. There are health pages here on the forum. Look up the Thomas recipe. It had help many here. Not sure about being done by Tuesday. Thats not even a week. We dont do this to our bodys overnight so it does take time for our bodys to heal.
Avatar n tn My advice to you would be to try to go down slowly, you probably wont feel any different untill you are down to about 20mg or so. From what i have heard from other people who have gone through methadone withdrawal, no matter how slow you go down, you will feel some of the WD. If you go down slowly though, the WD will not be nearly as bad.
Avatar m tn You've done a good job, and you're ready. Because of the methadone, you may only feel mild withdrawal for the first two days. By day three, you'll feel the worst. But not a lot worse than a bad flu. Day four is not great but by the end, you will have turned a huge corner. Things will get better incrementally from there, and your attitude is hugely important. Detox will end pretty fast.Then comes real life.
Avatar n tn I applaud your resolve to get clean, but want to caution you that methadone is a long acting narcotic and your withdrawal symptoms will stick around for quite a while. You will feel rotten for as long as four to six weeks. There is really no easy way of detoxing from home. I have dealt with hundreds of addicts who have all told me horror stories of doing it by themselves. I would only guess that if are successful in doing it at home you don't end up in my clinic.
Avatar f tn your addiction, which simply means that they substitute one opiate for another. If you do decide to taper off, remember that methadone is a long acting narcotic and your withdrawal symptoms will stick around for quite a while. You will feel rotten for as long as four to six weeks. You may want to switch to something shorter acting, talk to your doctor about it, and taper off of that. There is really no easy way of detoxing from home.
Avatar n tn Hi there, Yes, you should be very proud of yourself, but as far as the withdrawal goes, I don't have very good news for you. Methadone is truly the WORSE drug to go through withdrawal. The proper way to taper/detox off of methadone would be to go 5 mg at a time for a couple days until you are down to about 30 mg. From then, a person needs to go down only 2 or 3 mg. about every 4 weeks, and once you are down to 10 mg, you need to drop it 1mg at a time, every month.
4407520 tn?1363015465 Hi all, dont know if you remember me from a few years ago as blotoutthesun, anyhow since then got off pills, but went onto methadone, been there 2 yrs, i went to 80mgs back to 30 back to 80 now at 26, anyway im starting a 1mg decrease every other day friday, im sure someone on here has done this, i was wondering if i quit at like 5 or 10 if my withdrawal symptoms will be severe, ive detoxed off a 100mg a day oxycodone habit and it sucked, everyone tells me methadone is a nightmare to detox off,
Avatar m tn my personal sub doc (VERY EXPENSIVE BY THE WAY) assured me it was giving me my life back.... easy to say when you are not going thru methadone withdrawal and want to quit hurting. but in reality its the toughest 2 weeks of your life. I have a very physical job (I move furniture) and fell hook line sinker for that lie. I went thru 4 days of hell making sure I didnt get PRECIPITED WITHDRAWALnow I am struggiling with 7 days clean. I have slept a grand total of 12 hrs sleep.
Avatar f tn You can use other remedies to help -- antihistamines to help with runny nose, OTC diarrhea medications (Pepto Bismal is good for both diarrhea and stomach cramps), etc. However, I think you need medical management to help you wean off methadone. Weaning from methadone is a slow process that requires patience and time. A few years ago I weaned from 200mg/day down to 40mg/day, a process that required over a year of reducing my methadone dose by 5 or 10% per month.
1490116 tn?1304820737 And that's when the mental side of withdrawal really kicks in but the symptoms can be managed by a lot of different home remedies. What is your intent here? To give up all the drugs? If that's the case, it is possible to quit cold turkey - YES you will be uncomfortable for a while, but it will pass. Kind of like a really bad flu. And as I said, then you can manage those symptoms with various things - supplements, vitamins, and most importantly, some form of aftercare (i.
Avatar f tn So I've got high hopes that she experienced most of her withdrawal during the taper. Methadone has a half life of up to 60hrs...meaning it can take up to 60hrs for HALF of it to leave your body...then half of what's left takes up to another 60hrs and so forth. And it can take 4-6halflifes for it to be completely gone. But the effects can linger a good while.
Avatar n tn I didn't realize you can't ask about tapering on this forum. Any home remedies to help with methadone withdrawal while we work with hubby's doctor on tapering him? We tapered too quickly and he got TERRIBLE sickenss. Doctor told me to give him 10mg and then we will taper more slowly. Just wondering if there is anything we can do to help with the side effects of withdrawal? Once again, sorry for my other question...I didn't realize it was against the rules to ask about tapering.
Avatar m tn Does anybody have any home remedies or secrets that doctors, etc. just will not tell you (unlike Suboxone) that will help me get through the withdrawal side effects of taking 200mg/day or more of Oxycontin for over a year now? Trust me I have tried alot including Suboxone and tapering, nothing really works. Even rehab, made it through but then right back on after a month.
Avatar f tn I am sure they will agree. Let us know when you will be beginning and we can recommend some home remedies that will help ease the process. Hang in there and post any questions you may have.
Avatar n tn I mean think about it, what did they do in the olden days for medicine? They used home remedies, herbs, and etc. So I know that it works. But I would NOT go to a GNC and expect to get what ya need. I'd go to a hole in the wall, small herbal shop somewhere..make sure that they have taken some kind of classes or that they are certified in herbs. Because I went to a small herbal store and thats how I come to find my special regimen.
Avatar n tn I am just curious as to how bad withdrawal can be? It has been 60 hours now since my last dose and I believe I am starting to feel normal again. The last 2 days were very uncomfortable, but I didn't experience any throwing up or other symptioms that other talk about, just cold sweat and boredom and a general discomfort. It wasn't like I was on a small a small dose either. I was snorting 240 mgs of oxycontins for the past 2 - 3 months straight. Anyone have any comments??
Avatar n tn In 2001, afraid to touch the joints anymore, oral surgeon referred me to the Pain clinic where they gave me methadone. Averaged 80 mgs. the past 4 years. I became tolerant, wanted to taper off slowly, began 11/04, got down to 5 mg. 7/05 when it became too hard. I've been seeing a rehab doctor and taking suboxone. While tapering, in order to continue work and not suffer withdrawal, I was given xanax. I became addicted at one time up to 25 mg.s a day, down to 15 now.
467604 tn?1214942333 i am digging through drawers to find anything and everything and i feel like i am going to flip out and the bad things is my kids are home for spring break!! what do i do! i am very nervous about being in here..but i am 27 and i have 2 small kids.
Avatar n tn i dont have a mental addiction to the pill i dont crave the high but i have a strong physical addiction to oxy. are there any home remedies that seemed to help? or other drugs i should ask about from my doctor? please list anything and everything u have to ease the pain that is to come. please help like the person above me said i cant remember how i was happy before but i know i was...
Avatar n tn I have to cut down and recently cut down to 10 a day and have experienced physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. I have some clonidine and don't know how much to take for withdrawal. What is the recommended dosage. My goal is to eventually cut down to 4 a day, but have been very uncomfortable at 10. I also take effexor and trazadone for depression, but I am so depressed right now. Hydrocodone, believe it or not has helped my depression and has given me something to look forward to.