I have been on methadone for 2 years and have been taking ultram for a week. I have weaned down to about 20mg for the last few months. I now am taking about 3 to 4 50mg of ultram. How long can I take ultram before being addicted to ultram. allso how long will the severe withdrawal symptions last. I have 2 kids and cant take off work or I will lose my job Im in a bad place what should I do???
28 Sep 2010
I am afraid you weaned down your methadone too quickly if you are having severe withdrawal. I don't think any of us want to be on methadone. I give you credit for trying to come off.
But I don't think you cut back slow enough. Methadone is the hardest drug to stop. You may have to go back up on your dose. You shouldn't be in severe withdrawal. You can't live like that and shouldn't have to. Talk to your dr or counsler at your clinic. God Bless and Good Luck. Sable
29 May 2012
I recently weaned off 120mg daily. I took 2 weeks of 120mg daily and and made it last 2.5 months somehow. When I was dropping down I went 120 to 80 to 60 to 40 to 30 to 20 to 10 then quit. Its been 5 days off everything and I feel like crap. When I was dropping down, I felt completely fine. Even when I was only taking 10mg a day there at the last I was feeling just fine! Then when I quit the 10mg... thats when it all set in. Im not going to start methadone again. I was on it for 2 yrs also and I hated standing in those lines waiting to get my doses. It sucked. So yea, now Im off methadone and feel like crap. No energy, cold chills, hot flashes, body aches, cant sleep, cant eat, even my kidneys are killing me! I never thought it would be this bad but it is.
Anyways, ANYTHING is possible as long as you put your mind to it. You are stronger than any pill. You take the pill. It doesnt force itself down your thoat. Mind over matter! Ive went to my doctor and asked for suboxone and she couldnt write it for me. She said the only doctor that could would be a pain management doctor??? WTF??? haha. Yes... a pain management doctor! I couldnt believe it!
Oh well, good luck bro. Hope you are able to stay off it and everything else out there. Take care!
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