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- 1 Post By litchi123
Getting off Methadone
Getting off Methadone
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.
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...
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...
Originally Posted by No More Green
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 12:53 AM.
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.
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.
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 05:41 AM.
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.
Originally Posted by peter force
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.
hey greg.. SUBUTEX in the end was my saviour -FR ME THAT IS.. now if you havent had it before and use it short term..you can kick metahdone and almost feel no withdraw---but if you start on the subutex daily you will be just as hooked to the methadone..BUT FOR ME IT IS LIFE..i couldnt live with metadone..now i just get my 90 pills for the month like a normal guy..no lines..no sickness..UGH! GREG I REALLY CANT OFFER MUCH BUT ..GOOD LUCK.. as it is the worse thing i ever had to do in my life. if you have bbeen on it mor then a year...and have no bback ups..or if you are already addicted to other items..all of this will matter...as everything can help..even a little weed...smoke some pot...WHEN YOU CAN TRY AND REMEMBER TO LIVE... again if its been a bit..your legs and arms will just give out for a few weeks..the quicker you use them again and out of bed the better!!!!! MOVE YOUR BODY..get your diet in line NOW.. AND IM GONNA BE VERY HONEST... yu will hit a point whee YOUR TAPER DOES NOT MATTER if you are not using aything at some point... you may be at 8mgs or 15mgs or whatever...IT WILL BE ON YOU LIE A MONSTER!!!!.. so be ready.. its goinna feel like I GOT THIS--- but then your body is looking for that certain amount.. ...FIND SOME BENZOS..METHDONE IS NO JOKE and if you cant be in a hospital..CREATE ONE!!!
sadly.. METHADONE IS A TRICK!!! and yes it works for some but IMO it killed my sister..and destroyed my life.. i would have rathered used dope and then found SUBUTEX...BUT I KNOW others have said SUBUTEX has ruined their life.. SO WHO KNOWS???... GREG MERRY XMAS..I HOPE YOU DIDNT DRINK YOUR TAKE HOME EARLY???---i remember i use to as the clinics were closed XMAS!!.. and GREG THAT IS ONE THING WITH SUBUTEX and diagnosed already with SAD and BIPOLAR ---having to catch a bus EVERYDAY..and run and make sure to make this clinic and if i didnt then i stil had to hit the dope man!!!
i also will say that i am very lucky and my MD of 10 years got his SUB-LIC just for the heck of it ..so i just get my subs written ..NO HOOPS .. THATS ANOTHER THING .. and i will stop goig on and on im sorry..but $$$$...my subutex is 2.85$ month..methadone even when i was dead poor was 200$ monthly!
....sorry i hope i didnt ramble...-peter
Originally Posted by Greg61
Last edited by peter force; 12-25-2014 at 11:57 PM.
i see subutex is mentioned above and in plenty of places on this site greg... im new here myself..
but not new to opiates sadly at all... SUBUTEX for over 5 years now.. had everything films and all..reg generic subutex is best.. IMO..
When you feel fine at your current dose (8ml), then taper another 1ml. You are very close to the end, so just taper 1ml each time now. Once you feel comfortable with the new level, then taper again. Once you get to 1ml, you may find that some days you ever forget to take it.
However, everyone is different. We can only offer from our personal experiences. I've read posts here where people hate this drug, or that drug, but it works great for others.
If you have managed to get down to 8ml of Methadone, I would suggest you stay with Methadone, and SLOWLY taper 1ml when you feel like you are doing good on your current dose.
Just my 2 cents.
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