I am on 115 mg of methadone. Can I take my regular dose in the morning and go to the doctor tomorrow afternoon and switch to 8mg of Suboxone the next morning or the day after that?
Can I switch to suboxone tomorrow after 115 mg of methadone today?
- 23 Jan 2012 by HAPPYPERSON
- 31 Jul 2012
- suboxone, opiate dependence, opiate withdrawal, methadone, doctor
Added 24 Jan 2012:
I've also been having problems with my heart (chest pains) and headeaches. I am very depressed from the methadone.
The first response was right. They say mixin the 2 is worse thn reg withdrawl off dones. . . I did that n that pretty horrible. I waited 11days b4 takin suboxin n if still had a bad effect. Idk where I was @mg wise. I cold turkeyed it. Dnt recommend. Good luck. Just b honest w your dr 2b safe.
Hi sweetie. My "pill mill" doctor who had me on methadone or five years suddenly got closed down. Mind you, I was being treated for chronic pain from osteoarthritis that would cause me migraines. So here I am, no doctor, horrible neck pain and migraines, a brand new job that took two years to get, and a dependence on 45 mgs. of methadone a day. The hell that was to follow is indescribable. I went to my insurance network and found a pain doctor who specializes in my particular problem, and she ordered an MRI which showed that 20 years of waiting tables had left me with at least 6 bulging discs. So she does a urine analysis before she will prescribe anything. They send it off to a lab company called AEGIS, who sends it back saying that I have the highest levels of (now get this) DILAUDID in my system.
Never in my life have I taken dilaudid, so now I'm looking like a drug seeking junkie even though she's got my MRI in front of her face. The laws here in Fl. are so incredibly strict. I have to have everything I claim to take and nothing more in my urine sample. After my shock wore off, my anger kicked in. I called Walgreen's and ruled them out as the culprit because the pharm tech said the two pills look nothing alike. That left the doctor's office or AEGIS responsible. I was forced to cop to make it to work, and I get a phone call from the doctor's office wanted to schedule me an appointment immediately! AEGIS admitted the screw up. Now I'm looking to sue. My whole point to this is she put me on MS Contin. And it works. There are other drugs out there that will counteract the withdrawals of methadone. Everyone talks of suboxone, but this doctor knows her stuff. She refuses to prescribe methadone because she is fully aware that folks that have not even intended to off themselves have overdosed due to the way the body does or does not break down methadone. It remains in the system for so long that sometimes it is not processed out and you can literally get a methadone overload in your body and die. I don't know if you were taking it because of pain issues or pardon my frankness, you are merely a junkie who liked getting high before it took over your life (I'm a big supporter of NA), but suboxone isn't the only answer. I wish you luck. 115 mgs. is a high dose and if I feel like crap after no 45 mgs. of methadone, I can only imagine how you must feel. Methadone is a monster. Good luck any way you choose to go. May God be with you.
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