Methadone withdrawal stories

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2165056 tn?1337044443 against forum rules. methadone has a long half life. you will need to taper slow.the lower the mgs in methadone the slower you have to go. cold turkey at 20mgs is rough. you should taper down to about 5mgs before you jump. look at the health pages at the bottom right side of this page. the amino acid protocol is good and there is also some info pages on methadone. we are here to support you and encourage you. there are alo of people on here that have tapered from methadone.
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!
4244020 tn?1351617516 I'm assuming he was on methadone for coming off another opiate? So many horror stories of people being switched to methadone to get off the opiates but getting off the methadone is much much worse. Is there any way he can taper down more slowly?? On the bottom of this community page is the Thomas Recipe for going through w/d's. Perhaps something on there you haven't tried yet? Someone also mentioned laying a damp cloth across your tummy when resting to help with the sweats.
Avatar f tn Anyway I would take klonopin withdrawal any day over methadone withdrawal. To me you can't even compare the two. Getting off methadone is one of the hardest things anyone can do period and i think anyone who has done it or tried to do it would agree with me. Klonopin was a piece of cake comparatively for me but I may have been on less.
Avatar n tn I have a LOT of sympathy for your situation. I have gone through methadone withdrawal and it was absolutely the worst kick I have ever had in my life. I also was addicted to heroin at one point and methadone withdrawal makes heroin withdrawal look like a walk in the park.
Avatar n tn Im curious since my fmly dr has no clue about methadone, why would i be having withdrawal symptoms if its still in my system? i always thot it would be so easy to slowly get off it and wouildnt be nearly as bad as oc withdrawals, im afraid im wrong aftr reading horror stories. I could go back to my dr for "one more" scrip, but then i feel i will never finally stop this awful drug.
Avatar n tn i don't exactly remember how i got there, but this guy thomas gives a straight-up recipe for cold-turkey methadone withdrawal. this is my first time on here too. i wish i could tell you more. how much methadone were you taking? is it possible for you to in-patient detox? does your child know anything? it just seems like its going to be very hard for you w/o someone who support you. either way, i've been on methadone for about 6 mos. i am on day 8 and feeling much better.
Avatar f tn Unless you have been opiate addicted for years, and you want to spend YEARS on methadone to get a life back? Dont touch it! I promise you, it is THE WORST physical withdrawal a person can endure, AND it LASTS for months instead of days or weeks...Good Luck to ALL of those that are dealing with this category of drugs called Opiates.
Avatar f tn I am pretty familiar with methadone, I detoxed off it 2 years ago. I had to use subs to get away from methadone, I believe methadone is one of the most difficult drugs to kick and can be a nightmare, but I have seen it save lives too. Tell us about your story and how we can help. I could write a few books on how methadone works for drug addiction, horror stories as well as success stories. What are you trying to kick? How much for how long?
1909286 tn?1379438737 Hi, I'm down to 5mg of methadone a day now and I was wondering if anyone knows if the withdrawal from 5mg to 0mg is about the same? Or does it get much worse when u stop altogether? I'm so scared I've heard some say it doesn't matter if u taper all the way to 0mg when u stop it's like death, then I hear that it won't be as bad if u taper all the way down. I would love to hear from someone who has successfully gotten off methadone.
Avatar n tn Methadone isn't all bad, BUT every rose has its thorns. and methadone has some pretty damn big ones. The biggest thing methadone offers people is the stability. It will allow you to feel somewhat normal. you can go throughout your day without the need of getting high. It does a great job keeping you on baseline, without the highs of getting high and lows of not. Methadone will make you very lathargic and sleepy all day. Why not sub?
Avatar f tn I returned to methadone as was best option during pregnancy.(fortunately baby had no withdrawal symptoms). Haven't used heroin for about 5 years but so scared of withdrawal, thought i would be on one of the above for life. Baby now 19mths & have been withdrawing slowly so can still fulfill parental (single). I am currently on 4mg and have conflicting info regarding what to do next.
Avatar m tn I've been reading this forum for the past couple months and following the stories of several people as they detoxed off methadone. It wasn't easy, but they did it. From my reading, it seems that you'll have much more success if you take your time. I found an excellent article called "Nutrition and Opiate Withdrawals" on this web site written by Dr. David Arneson. He suggests what supplements can help you and gives a time table for getting off methadone.
Avatar n tn Any medical doctor can prescribe methadone for pain relief. Methadone clinics are for methadone maintainence (for addicts) and not for chronic pain sufferers. They are governmentally subsidized which is why I assume your doctor referred you there and not to a pain management specialist. I am quite surpised the methadone clinic accepted you.
Avatar m tn first off congrats on 6 days clean your off to a good start your very lucky to only have been on it 2 1/2 mo your withdrawal shouldent be that bad but this stuff is really cyclic just when you think its done with you it comes back with a vengeance your withdrawal will be more of a mind game then a physical withdrawal so N/A can really help you there aftercare is ecential to making it long term you dont want to have to do this again good luck and God bless.......
Avatar n tn I've been on Methadone for 3yrs and am finally ready to stop. I'm weaning myself off slowly on advice of drs. I was told to drop 5 mg every 2-3 weeks. I did not calculate tho when I was down to the last of my pills so i wnt frm 20 to 15mg & 15-10mg in less then a week. 12 days ago i (at 15 mg) started having cramping and nausea /no other withdrawal symptoms. Since i dropped to 10 mg, I'm irritable, muscle pain (altho i have Fibroimyalgia)still cramping and sick.
Avatar f tn I stopped taking vicodin and had some methadone to help with withdrawal. I've taken methadone for about a week now and have just a couple left. I've taken 1.5 for a day or 2 and then 1.25 for 3 days. I have 1.25 left. My question is, will I have withdrawals from the vicodin even though it's been over a week since i've been off them or did the methadone just mask that withdrawal? Also, will I now have withdrawals from the methadone?
Avatar f tn How long and how intense is methadone withdrawal from 5 to 0? How about 10 to 0? And is there anything natural I can take that would ease and or speed up the process? Thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn I am sorry, but it is most unlikely you will get out of this without some withdrawals. Most say methadone withdrawal lasts about two weeks with mental issues well into three months and more. Seems like it took me about a year........researchers indicate that they cannot distinguish between withdrawal from 30mg or 3mg - - its all a bear... Sub is just a substitute that comes with many problems all its own. And it has a terrible and long withdraw.
Avatar f tn I am a recovering addict myself and know only too well how hard it is to come off methadone. . But you have only been using methadone for 6 months so with the right support you will get back to your old self in no time. .. it may take a few weeks or even a few months but the insomnia and agitation will pass and you can move on with your life. .. anyway keep up the good work and take care. ...
Avatar m tn I've heard it can take 2-3 days to withdrawal with methadone but when I've tried stopping b4 I started right away. I've also heard some ppl don't withdrawal at all. Am I in the clearing bc I'm at such a low dose and already on day 2 or should I expect it to hit in a day or two? If n e 1 has gone thru similar experience of getting off at a low dose pls post. I'd like to know what to expect and for how long if I do start withdrawaling soon.