I was recently fortunate enough to obtain suboxone, and clonazepam to get off methadone 20 to 40mg/day. My wife has been addicted to a higher dose for longer than me, and is facing cold turkey withdrawal. Today we visited a doc. who is a licensed to prescribe suboxone. Unfortunately he said she had to apply for the program, have it reviewed by a committee and hundred other hoops to jump through. Well she doesn't have time for all that as her methadone suply is rapidly dwindling. So he prescribed phenobarbital, clonodine, neurontin and Lyrica, the last two she takes anyways. He gaver her a pretty decent amount of phenobarbital a short while anyways, many years ago I was given this for a 6 year addiction to Klonopin, I only had it for three days and the dose was small although I do remember the first day I had one 30mg pill and it took the excruciating anxiety anway and I actually took a nap. So wondering if anyone has had this methode of detox preformed before.
Come on anyone... there has to be someone who was given phenobarbital for methadone withdrawal... really need some reasurance
Guess I'll answere my own question again. The phenobarbital worked quite well for my wifes withdrawal, however only in doses of 60 to 100mgs at a time so it was only of value to her in days 1-3 any methadone withdrawal last a lot longer
I was having withdrawals from methadone and on my 6th day was offered a phenobarbital and INSTANTLY felt better. I am still unfortunately on the methadone program but am trying to find out how/where to get prescribed phenobarbital for that purpose. So your wife just went to a regular family doctor?
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