... 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 and heroin and I know all about opiate withdrawl this time is different I am not in jail or an institution or a rehab I am doing this at home with the help of my long suffering parents and many other close good sober friends and my sponsor. I am going to the gym now to start sweating out that crap and will sit in the steam room. I have all my amino acids and b vitamins and I have a script for some xanax and some donnatal for the runs. I have a plan for the first time and am going to take back control of myself. Any support or advice from any of you would be great. I have a COWS sheet as suggested by Robert and I am ready willing and able! God bless you all.
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21 Aug 2009
Good for you. I was real close, down to 30mgs a day until yesterday afternoon. I need a support group like u have. It would be nice to put them down and never ever have to pick up another pill again. I am so very proud for you. I'll get there. Robert sounds like a very smart guy. He's a good one to have one your side. I'll get someone like that sometime soon i hope. God Bless you. Keep us posted on your progress. Kimmie1... by the by I am trying to stick to 20mgs today. Say a prayer...
14 Sep 2011
Ive done this all before and won I unfortunately got hurt at work and got startef years later im on70mils droping ,5mls aweek from280mls.t
I just wanted to say to u that the last time I quit I went down 1mladay from150 first to 70 then down 1ml a day till I got to zero I was sick but I managed you could to it isnt that bad but it did last3weeks after I hit zero thrn I was fine I stayrd off opiates all together and felt awsome just dont expect72hour then its over its much longer than that it needs to come out of your bones too ,great luck Eddy
20 Aug 2009
You're doing everything right on. Plan on about 72 hours but it can vary a little. Bottom line is when you hit that 26 score you're ready. It would be easier for me to keep a thread going on the drugs.com forum rather than here. I will help you do the induction, I'll walk you through the whole deal. Stay in touch. You're doing the right thing. God bless.
20 Aug 2009
WTG!! My boyfriend was doing perc. 30s for 2 years and just 3 days ago he could not get his hands on any. He called me and informed me he was done! I was so thrilled. Yes you know the withdraws are harder than hell to deal with sometimes but in the end it is ALL worth it. But I know I am going to have to give him the tip on using vitamins to help his bodys strength. I didn't even think of that. But I have to say you are thinking about all this the right way. You are not in jail an insitute or rehab. WTG! It takes alot of gumption to step up to the plate and admit yourself you have a problem but a whole lot more to take it and flush it down the toilet. You sound like you are on the right path just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS & my thoughts and prayers are with you. May god bless you and help you in your time of need.
20 Aug 2009
I think you're an amazingly strong individual, and you must be so very proud of yourself! You've obviously put a lot of thought and planning into this, and you seem to be prepared for anything/everything that may be in store. I'll be at 27.5mg tomorrow, but I wish I were done already. Having done this before myself, I don't have enough trust in myself to stop right now. Though I am considering stopping at 15. I've been thinking about you a lot and wanted to write and see how you were doing. This is the first "online community" thingie I've ever been involved in, so I'm not exactly acquainted with how to do things. Please let me know how to stay connected. I saw where Robert spoke about a "thread"... whatever that means. I'm sure with a little time, I'll figure things out for myself. Once again, I think you're doing so well, and I plan on following your lead!! Thanks so much heatheranna, for being such a wonderful role model. Take care, keemo7
14 Sep 2011
Wow congrats you! It sound to me like you have everything you need and a good mind set to do it!! I'm sure your parents and friends are proud of you and now we all are too!!! God bless you I know he will give you the stregnth to pull through as he gave you the knowledge to. Keep your head up be honest with all that love you and keep us informed as well. I would like to keep updated on your progress. Take care and again and congarst on yur new freedom and good health litlmommag}
2 Dec 2010
Today is also my first day off Methadone. I took 60 mg yesterday. I have been taking methadone for 3 years. I know what i am in for. i was off of it for two weeks once and I was so sick but it wasn't by choice. I am so sick of the 50 lbs i gained. I am not who i was before i started and I just want to be normal again.I still have 300 mg left in the bottle but I am not taking them. I would rather know that they are there. I have a Dr. appointment on Monday and I have to get the courage to not accept another prescription from him. Even if I do I'm still not taking them. I lost my insurance and my doctor hasn't found out yet. I read some responses from people that have gained a lot of weight from being on methadone and the few that stopped said that all of the weight came off just from stopping. I hope it happens for me. I am already feeling the fatigue through my back and the hot flashes when you have to actually get up to do something.
The one plus that I do have is that i am unemployed right now, so its better to do this now instead of lose my job because i cant get out of bed. My family is behind me and understand what is about to happen. I am done with this garbage. Its been one drug after another for the last ten years and I don't know what it is like to be straight. Good luck to you and let me know how you are doing so I have someone to connect to.
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