Hi, I have been on methadone for the past 2 yrs, and oxy for a year before that. I was taking 40mgs/day up to 60mgs/day. Every pill I popped I had a drink with it, 12pack a day. I was forced to go cold turkey to get off the dones after I lost my job because of a drug test. I am currently on day number 54 of no methadone and I still feel like I did on day 3. Is drinking alcohol everyday going to prolong the withdrawals symptoms because it is the only thing right now that makes me feel a little better?
This question has also been asked and answered here:
Methadone Withdrawal - Want to get off Methadone but wondering the best way?
15 Aug 2010
I am not sure if the alcohol is going to prolong your misery, but, it probably isn't the best thing you can do. When one is in opiate withdrawal, the neurotransmitters and receptor sites become damaged the withdrawal symptoms are the bodies way of screaming to the brain to please release some of its own opiate and it can't for a while because of the damage. If you can start walking or other light exercise, it will help reboot the brain's damaged parts and release endorphins which will help end the misery sooner. Methadone withdrawal does take from 6 weeks to a few months. Google the Thomas recipe opiate withdrawal for a list of over the counter meds and supplements that can help and read Thomas's journal. And start walking as soon as you can. It will help speed you back to normal. You should be starting to get a bit better since it has been almost 8 weeks for you. Good Luck.
14 Mar 2012
It varries up to 6 months for some people. In my case i was on dones for 5 yrs at about 150 mgs daily and i quit cold turkey and it took me about 5 months for me tommorow quit withdrawling and start feeling normal again. No the beer wont prolong it the only it will do is help you feel better during withdrawling. Be sure tommorow drink plenty of water and vitamins. Good luck
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
... this crap I know what I am in for so I don't need to hear about how much pain I will feel... I have come off of methadone before and oxys ...
a loved one took methadone every day for six months, and I am trying to figure out if that is a long time or maybe not as bad as it could be. He has ...
I have been dosing for about 2 weeks now and I'm now @ 80mg per day. The nurses tell me that I am not far from "my peak" and that ...
I took suboxone for a year and tapered off to 2mg about two weeks ago than quit. Wd's set in a couple days later and I wanted to feel good so I ...
Opiate Dependence - I have been using heroin for about a year, prior to that I was using roxies and?
... oxy. My heroin habit has gotten out of control, almost 3 bundles a day. I am desperate to get off it. Usually I can get methadone and I get off ...