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    I hate math!!! LOL thanks for all the work you have done for me, I will go to the sites and see what i can find, but looks like you have already done the work! TY SO MUCH!!!
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    Hi everyone, I am back. I have been nursing 2 little boys, and a sick hubby.
    It's that season again when you go back to school and noses start running, you know what I mean.
    Just as I suspected, my job has ended. So, hubby and I have discussed it and I will have to stop going to the clinic! I am terrified to say the least. I do want to get off the done, but I am so scared to do it.
    I go in the morning to pick up 2 weks worth at the clinic.. I am going to tell the counselor that I will need to drop by 10 mg next time I pick up. I am going to try after that 10 more mg..that will put me at 30mg. Hubby is going with me to my reg Dr., and we are going to talk to him about sub. Does anyone know how expensive it is? I have heard that it is. The clinic Dr., can give it out, but you still have to pay to go to the clinic I think, plus the script. I am so scared and if anyone can tell me what to expect I would so greatly appreciate it. I will be checking in all the time. Thanks so much,
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    Don't know what to tell you about the expense. But I know that it would help you get off of the done. Are you off of the fentanyl patches? I really feel for you and your pain. I'm posting this to try to keep you at the top of the board. Hopefully, someone will come on who can really help you with this. Hang tough: things always have a way of working out.

    Peace,

    Iloerose

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    Thanks so much Iloerose, yes, I am off the patch. Today, when I went to the clinic, I told them to bring me down 10mg the next time I pick up, I pick up every two weeks, but could pick up for a whole month, just don't think that is a good idea. Thanks for trying to keep me up there, because I know I wil be going thru hell soon and I am terrified. My husbnd told me last night that there is no way he would make me go cold turkey. Hoping that within 6-8 weeks, I can get off the done. OMg, I am terrified.
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    I will be back on later tonight. Hopefully someone can tell me something?
    Take care, hope everyone has a great weekend...

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    ahh....
    ????e! i have no experience w/methadone.....
    keeping you bumped.
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    Hi GibberishNonsense: Wow, I am really scared, my family Dr., told me that he does know of Dr., who will give me sub. He didn't tell me it had to be a specialist, I hope not. I am currently on 50mg of the done, and have been up to 70mg. I know it's going to hard, but so is anything that you want, right? I will do this, as I said, I haven't abused drugs to the point of no return. I should never have been allowed to go on the methadone, thank god I still have my act together. I haven't taken benzo's none of that stuff. No roxy's nothing like that. Never ever took any oxy's except maybe 5 or 6. I couldn't afford it and was not about to spend our hard earned money on it. I was a careful addict if anything. I have been going to the clinic this Sept for 3 years. I went there for pain mostly. It is time to get off. I am ready, I may be able to do it without sub. My family Dr., has only been my Dr., for the past year and a half. I am going into talk to him (Dr.) with my husband and hopefully he will have my best intrests at heart and help me out. That is what I HOPE.
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    OMG I have been reading Gibber's thread and I saw where someone said "can you imagine comming off 60mg of methadone????

    omg...

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    I have never noticed anything when I dropped my dose by 10 mg...ever...but I might next two weeks going from 50 to 40...not the next two weeks, but after that.
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    you're gonna be fine....
    don't panic!
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    BB, listen to Marian-DON'T PANIC!! You are going to do what you need to do...keep calm and carry on (haha, that saying is EVERYWHERE!)...we are all here for you!
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    I'm on my way home...give me a bit and I'll talk to you.
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    it's going to be okay...no freaking out.
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    Ohithurts. I'm just gonna tell you straight. Stop taking everything asap. You are playing games with your mind. Methadone withdrawal is half mental. A lot of these clinics taper you down so slowly its just a long drawn out process. My advice is get down to 30mg then jump. I jumped cold turkey from 130mg. DONE!! Going on my 10th day without, feeling pretty good actually, not great but not death either. It's not easy but this is what I WANT and that makes the difference. I had no nausea, no runs, definitely back pain, leg pain, crazy sweats and feel like I have the flu. I've forced myself each day to clean, shower, go for a walk and I swear by my multi and B12 vitamins. One bad downfall, I do take a benzo at night so I can sleep because I know insomia would make me mental. Tonight I'm switching to melatonin bc I don't want a benzo addiction. I just used it for the worst few days to take the edge off and only at night. I know everyone's body is different but I'm a 37 year old 105lb girl who was getting way overdosed and then one day just said screw it. Best decision I ever made. I want to post my story for inspiration to people because I was constantly reading all these horror stories about withdrawal when I first stopped taking methadone and it really played into my head and gave me unnecessary fear. Be strong and stay postivie, drink lots of water and gatorade and if you have any questions or just need to vent I'm here.

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    Stacy, thanks for replying. Your saying exactly what my husband said. It' partly mental. Wehn I read GibberNonsense sayn' he was on 7mg and wow, that really got to me. I think that I can do this, I am just dreading the hell out of it honestly.
    Barb

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    Barb,

    Don't dread it. Look forward to being free of something that literally controls your life and your health only because of addiction. You have your husband there for support. I don't have anyone that even knows what I'm going through. He will be there for you and that will make things so much easier. Stop reading all the bad posts... honestly it's good to be educated but I started talking myself out of withdrawal simply from reading everyone elses hell. I was ok through the whole thing, I know I still have a ways to go but I'm not going to turn back and just trying to keep my body as healthy mentally and physically as possible until I overcome this battle. Just focus on other stuff, you will definitely be ok.
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    Oh, my God if I had enough money I WOULD HIRE YOU to be me and Barb's cheerleader/detox-coach when we jump off.

    You're . . . you're . . . LIKE . . . JUST THE MOST AWESOMEST PERSON EVER!

    So if you don't mind my asking, what kind of benzo did you take? I may have to investigate the possiblity with my doctor.
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    Thanks. I took xanax 2mg at night only. I know how addicting they are but I slept at least 6-7 hours during the worst withdrawals so I really think that made a difference in my spirits. I can be a real nasty B**ch when I get no sleep so I knew for me that was going to be key for my attitude and success through this all.

    I really just hated being so dependent on something like this, I could never leave town because I had to go to the clinic everyday except Sunday. It's just not worth it and to tell you the truth I kept telling my counselor I was having all these pains in my arms and knees in the morning and he just said well that comes with getting older and the air conditioner. His suggestion was to always up my dose, hence 130mg. Funny how now I'm not on Methadone and no longer experience those pains. The Methadone actually was causing me more pain.

    I'm here for anybody who is afraid to quit because honesly it really was not half as bad as I expected. I think everything I was reading was from people who maybe didn't really want to quit so of course the withdrawals are going to be worse for them mentally which leads to physical pain . Just do it, you'll see that it aint that bad my friend. Keep in mind 130mg straight to nothing. That's no lie and I feel pretty darn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanchez0530 View Post
    Thanks. I took xanax 2mg at night only. I know how addicting they are but I slept at least 6-7 hours during the worst withdrawals so I really think that made a difference in my spirits. I can be a real nasty B**ch when I get no sleep so I knew for me that was going to be key for my attitude and success through this all.

    I really just hated being so dependent on something like this, I could never leave town because I had to go to the clinic everyday except Sunday. It's just not worth it and to tell you the truth I kept telling my counselor I was having all these pains in my arms and knees in the morning and he just said well that comes with getting older and the air conditioner. His suggestion was to always up my dose, hence 130mg. Funny how now I'm not on Methadone and no longer experience those pains. The Methadone actually was causing me more pain.

    I'm here for anybody who is afraid to quit because honesly it really was not half as bad as I expected. I think everything I was reading was from people who maybe didn't really want to quit so of course the withdrawals are going to be worse for them mentally which leads to physical pain . Just do it, you'll see that it aint that bad my friend. Keep in mind 130mg straight to nothing. That's no lie and I feel pretty darn good.
    As you should!
    geez i don't know anything about methadone....
    i was scared for you!!!
    I can't believe how well you're doing!!!
    Great job!
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    Thanks babe, it's pure desire and drive. Once you beat that mental challenge the rest is easy. Thats just my opinion and my journey.

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    Hi everyone, I haven't been on lately, but am doing my 50 mg only of the done. Will be back on here later today with what I have been doing..
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    yea...been a busy wknd for all....
    keep us posted.

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