I have insurance and can see a dr. but am on a lot of methadone. What is the best way to taper down without WD that I can handle but do in a speedy maner? I Must switch to suboxone b.c. the drive and cost of the clinic is killing me and my nice car and my finances. I would Love a direct answer about tapering down to a level that is good to switch to suboxone without withdrawl. Please help! Di
Methadone - I NEED to switch to Suboxone from 150mgs/day of methadone?
- 29 Nov 2011 by Dreamer-Di
- suboxone, opiate dependence, opiate withdrawal, methadone, insurance
Added 29 Nov 2011:
I have a job in the medical field and am on the borderline of losing it due to absences, most of them due to missed clinic days and cant afford to be calling in or be off for more than 3-4 days at a time so that makes it hard to withdrawl. and is the reason I'm in this situation to begin with, I couldn't withdrawl from painkillers because I was working every other day and had no call offs left! AAAHHH from a bad situation to a worse one. Now the withdrawl could take months and months. But I just want to get it over with! AND be on suboxone with a prescription that I get once a month from a pharmacy. Why does it have to be soooo hard? Im soo scared to wean down because I already get cold sweats a lot and they're horrible. any ideas or suggestions would help...
*** Di ***
29 Nov 2011
dreamer-di, i can relate to the call offs at work do to the wds. is there some way you can take medical leave? that may be the best way. tapering is the best way. i am on a very slow taper from percocet10/325, taking up to 160 mgs per day. i realize that now with the pain meds i take it to feel noramal and escape the wds, they are awfull. i got a great dr whos very helpfull and supports me on my taper and also thinks that the slow route is the best. ive also thought suboxone but figure i dont want to jump one to another. i just want to bring my tolerance level down to when i go thru the pain, 1 pill, like before will knock the pain out, well now im at 3 1/4 pills each dose and all it does for me is take away wds and make my body feel normal. my hopes is one day to be completely off. and it will happen slowly. i know the feeling and hope that all goes well for you, hang in there and come to the dc family cause we are here to support you, take care
29 Dec 2011
my son switched and he is doing great.. you are supposed to withdraw at least 1 week before you switch. If you go straight to it subs throw you into withdraw.. I am on methadone and also have to get off I am now on oxygen because of it. And I seen 4 people since I started it get put on oxygen. Its a no brainer I know that caused it but the clinic says no just to collect from my insurance I'm sure and won't reduce my mg no more than they did already. But I bet if I lost my insurance they would real fast..
30 Jul 2012
I'm sry 2 tell u u can't switch till methadone is out of u. U can go frm dones to opiates thm suboxin. Stic it out on taperin dwn .I cold turkeyed the clinic. It made dope withrawls seem like a piece of cake. I took subs after 11days n it made me feel worse. Be careful w that. Good luck. Sry I cldnt tell u what u wanted 2 hear.
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