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Getting off Methadone
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    No More Green is offline New Member
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    I'm 30 and I've been on Methadone for 8 years now. In 2011 I did get off it, but I started taking >>>>>> again - just so I could sleep!

    Anyway, I'm down to 8ml; I have been for about a week now. I'm finding it easy enough, but I keep waking up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep - only if I wrap myself in loads of blankets (my girlfriend likes to leave the window open all night and it's freezing). It's a good job I have to get up at 6am for work.

    What tips would you give me to get off this horrible stuff? I hate it. My life would be as good as it can be if I didn't have this hanging over me. It's time now and I'm going to do it, no matter what.

    Thanks.

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    Hey No More. I was on methadone for a year in the past. I ran out of cash unexpectedly - and they kicked my ass right out the door, immediately. I was on 120 mls. I have never been so sick in my life! I roughed it out for a good two weeks before I caved...

    I would say just taper yourself slowly. It sounds like you are on a pretty low dose and that is a hell of a start. I wish our gfs had opposite temperature preferences during sleep! I am always burning up in here and there she is wrapped up in a heap of blankets. I just wanna open this window, put a fan in it and totally kill the heat!!

    I hope you keep us posted. We all know you can do this! My best wishes, are now with you. You got this man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by No More Green View Post
    I'm 30 and I've been on Methadone for 8 years now. In 2011 I did get off it, but I started taking >>>>>> again - just so I could sleep!

    Anyway, I'm down to 8ml; I have been for about a week now. I'm finding it easy enough, but I keep waking up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep - only if I wrap myself in loads of blankets (my girlfriend likes to leave the window open all night and it's freezing). It's a good job I have to get up at 6am for work.

    What tips would you give me to get off this horrible stuff? I hate it. My life would be as good as it can be if I didn't have this hanging over me. It's time now and I'm going to do it, no matter what.

    Thanks.
    Its good now you are taking 8ml but taking >>>>>>e is mistake of yours.Its next to impossible to quit from >>>>>>e.Methadrone somehow better but if you are continue with it several diaeseas will grab you and you already grabbed by these diesease.Just try to consult a good doctor and try to avoid this...

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    Have you tried Suboxone? Should be a better option to Methadone, because it lowers the chance of abuse and helps slowly get rid of the addiction...
    Last edited by ddcmod; 05-21-2013 at 01:53 AM.

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    Take a half a dose, flush the bottle, never look back, you may not think you can but you have to at a certain point, just do it, keep a pill and a half so you don't have seizures from withdrawl, and just never go back, you will look back, just don't go back.

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    Well, I do not think getting off methadone will be a deal breaker or even a big deal when it comes to your comfortable sleep at night. Work hard, eat balanced diets and take a lot of physical exercises regularly until you are able to form a new habit as well as lifestyle. I think you can then enjoy your nighttime sleep.

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    only way i ever beat methadone was cold turkey.. 220mg ..yup cold turkey.. it was the worse thing i ever felt in my life.. i even got down to about where your at..stil couldnt do it.. after about 30 days i slept ... METHADONE IS THE END OF LIFE.

    when it comes to sleep..i guess its the TONIN BURN OUT .. NO TONIN NO SLEEP...
    Last edited by peter force; 12-11-2014 at 06:41 AM.

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    My name is Greg and I am new. I am getting ready to start my methadone taper. I am at 80mgs. I would really appreciate any feedback or suggestions. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by peter force View Post
    only way i ever beat methadone was cold turkey.. 220mg ..yup cold turkey.. it was the worse thing i ever felt in my life.. i even got down to about where your at..stil couldnt do it.. after about 30 days i slept ... METHADONE IS THE END OF LIFE.

    when it comes to sleep..i guess its the TONIN BURN OUT .. NO TONIN NO SLEEP...

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    Iluv2smile is offline Senior Member
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    Hi Greg.
    You could start your own thread that way you will get some individual support..
    Are you tapering through a clinic a dr or how?
    Do you have pills or liquid?
    Methadone is the end of life..
    I am 6 months off and never ever looked back..
    There a few people on here regularly that have gotten off of it that can help..
    I will check back later.

    Iluv2

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