Withdrawal... will the Thomas Recipe work to come off methadone, or would I be better off quitting the methadone treatment and going back to lortabs and then trying the Thomas Recipe? I really wish I had heard of this b4 I started methadone clinic but I am seriously ready to be done and staying in treatment I feel like I am getting no where. Would this work or any other suggestions...
5 Nov 2010
I myself have never taken methadone. I have a friend from another forum who was on 150ml for 6 years and successfully tapered off. It was a long slow taper but he was able to make it. He has someone around 250 days clean now. He has also helped a few other people taper off. He used a taper program he got from a neonatal nurse and is used to taper off addicted newborn babies. It's a slow process but usually a successful process. It isn't painless but probably as painless as you can get when trying to get off of methadone.
I feel going back on lortab is a mistake. Isn't that the reason you are currently taking methadone? More than likely you will just end up hooked on those again. And then what? Back to methadone?
The thomas recipe may help while coming off the methadone. I've taken it for withdrawals from oxy and it did make a difference. I was still pretty miserable but not quite as bad as not taking anything from it.
Let me know if you want to contact my friend about the methadone tapering.
Best of luck to you!
5 Nov 2010
Methadone is a long acting pain med and opiate replacement therefore it is a different beast, as was stated. You know it is best to taper this slowly right. I can tell you one thing that helped me come off suboxone and that is supposed to also have terrible withdrawal and long withdrawal. Whatever exercise you are physically able to do regularly will help reboot the damaged neurotransmitters/receptor sites in the brain, produce endorphins which help physically and mentally, and will shorten and lessen the withdrawal. I had NO WITHDRAWAL after tapering and doing the walking. If you think or feel depression coming on whichever way you go, get it treated. If you can exercise, it will help either way you go to get off of the methadone. Please taper and don't just jump off at a high dose.
6 Nov 2010
hi, its me again. just remember a few things.take your time,you are the only person running in your race.listen to your counselor,build a strong support system around yourself.all of us will always be here for you.we are all your family.i truly hope to hear from you one day saying "i am off everything".even if that never happens,having the strength and hope to try says a lot about your character... pete
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