I have been taking methadone for the last year. I have recently weened myself from 80mg to 10mg. I have been considering going on suboxone, but from what I have read the withdrawls aren't much different. Just dont know what to do.
Hey congrats on your tapper! If you don't mind sharing how you did it it would mean a lot to people. Not many people actually explaine the steps they took to get from a high dose of methadone to the low dose they tappered to!
Suboxone would actually be your least painful way to get off the low dose of methadone. What your reading is people whho have either been on subs a long time OR becuause its so new doctors over prescribe it getting people as high as 24mg of subs making a tapper even harder.
You have come to the right place!! If done correctly you can be drug free in a good amount of time with the least amount od WD!!
If I were you I would look up the cows sheet, stop taking your methadone and once you score a 26 at least on that cows sheet start your induction to subs. Start by taking 2mg if your not feeling better within the hour increase your dose by 1mg wait an hour still not bettter 1mg more. Many people would say to increase in 2mg incraments BUT your on a real low dose of methadone for comming down most people switch to subs at 25 to 30mg for methadone so I'm betting 2 or 3mg of subs is going to be good for you!
If you go to the community forrum here on this site you will find ample info about how to do the tapper off subs! Try to follow information on tapper that is written by intelmetal or Robert 325 both have tons of exp and I would trust their info as I know they have helped many make the switch, and tapper off of subs with little to no WD!
Good luck! I'm in the middle of tappering from 75mg myself I'm now on 50 but taking a break as I don't know a plan to get from 50 down to 20 where I plan to make my switch! I hope you can give me an idea how did you get from 50 to 10mg? What time line? How you did it ect?
I hope to see you on the other side
Hey there metaphysicalmunk, thats a mouthful !! I am on 80mgs of methadone, did you reduce 1mg a month, or a fortnight? Please could you tell me how you did it and how long it took you to get down to 10? I wouldnt worry about suboxone i would just stick to what you were doing. Is seemed to work. Please get back to me thanks a bunch. Skins1970
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