... only for 5-7 days before i experience night sweats, cramping, body aches so severe at times i feel im dying. I'm currently on 185mg/day liquid oral dose once perday at aprx. 6:30am. in the last few months i have started to eat a grapefruit and a 200mg tagamet in attempt to potentiate the methadone by interupting my bodies natural medicine destroying enzymes. i have noticed a change in the methadone's strength but not it's length of action. I also take 800mg of gabapentin 3x per day for nerve pain. My clinic has made it clear they do not split dose. so i am wondering will i reach a dose that will hold me or will my body always adjust causing this withdrawal syndrome after 5-7 days? i would like to also point out that as early as 80mg/day i would be ok a full 24hrs for the first week at that dose. that is what concerns me. thank you for you help guys
15 Mar 2010
I know alot of people on methadone including myself if you don't want to keep increasing your dose ask if you can split your dose, where you get half in the morning and the other half in the afternoon. I know a few people who have done that and it has worked for them.
7 Aug 2012
Hi I was wondering to the person who posed this question, DID you ever finally reach your stable dose? Because I am having the same problem as you and i am scared to death I will never reach my stable dose! I'm good for a few days, then I go back to having withdrawals. It is so bizarre! Last week I went up to 150 and thought I might be at that dose because I felt better for six days this time, but then low and behold I went back to feeling trashy again. Please tell me how you're doing now...
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