I have been steadily coming down from 40 mgs of methadone a day and am currently at 5mgs/day. My question is... tell me about your experience and if you stopped at 5mgs or did you go lower? How were the withdrawals? I tried to stop at 40mgs and it was pretty bad. I do notice that if I don't get my dose around the same time everyday I start to sweat(I HATE that!!! ) It was never like that before so I am guessing my body must be using the 5mg dosage quicker, which means the withdrawals shouldn't be as bad or long as when I tried to stop at 40mgs??? Basically, tell me how you did it and how bad it was please!
xoesmom, i can understsand the wds and sweating, and like you, if i dont take the percocet with in a certain amount of hours, i begin to really feel the wds. ive been on percocet 10/325 for close to 2 yrs. aqt one time taking about 17-18 pills daily. now with the help of my dr and dc, im down to 12 3/4, not much since the last couple weeks of where i was at, but oh man am i struggling, just please never give up. everyone is so awesome here. take care, 808wahine
Pain can be a motivator.Glad ur walked it down to 5mg. The slowr the better.Depending on how you feel physically, maybe 1 every 2wks.As long as mentally your ready for this, thats half of it. I stopped at 2mgs. I had some insomnia for a while but the w/drawal was minimal. your doing it right, jus rememebr,easy does it,but do it. You won't regret it. I've been clean 5months and its still a challenge,but my worse day clean is bettr than my best day on drugs. I make meetings reg, I continue to get help cause the disease of addiction will be there,waiting for us,only we can arrest it,one day at a time and I never want to use again,I never watn to forget the pain.. if you feel the same, your gonna be alright.I suggest if you take multi-vitamins,b-complx,drink lots a water and your well on ur way and don't do any opiates,no matter what cuz you'll triggr the meth in ur system. good luck, let me no how ur doin. I'm Oleskool73 & i'm out.
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