Dear BarberJeff, I left something similar on your other post just now, but afraid you might not see it. Both Pup and Laurie are very accurate with their info, but I think there is a guy named mpvt on the forum/discussion board part of the site who can be accessed over there who is a methadone expert. I learned what I know about methdone from him, he is very knoledgeable, please post a thread or start a thread or ask for him there and ask this question, he will know. Best of luck, suboxone is the way I went, it works when you do it correctly. Keeping you in my Prayers. Patti
Alot depends on wether it will work. Conventional process is, the slower the better so you dont get sick. on average 2mgs evry 2wks to keep withdrawal at bay. factors like medical issues, drug history, lenght of time on methadone, age,are there any other drugs being used, all factor in. Too fast can cause problems. keep in mind.to be successfl the best taper is the slow taper.Think it through, easy does it dude.good luck.
Some yrs. ago, the typical Methadone maintenance clinics would do 5mgs. each month, until the patient was down to (lower than 5mg) per day. Assuring that they would be 'not too uncomfortable, physically. The majority of dependence seems to be 'psychological'. the 'worry' that the Primary doctor would 'cut them off' without doing it slowly. I agree, because that used to cause me great anxiety: NOT BEING ABLE TO REFILL THE 'SCRIPT. thanks.♥
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