Ok to sum things up shortly. Went from pills to H to methadone to suboxone. And now I am tryin to get off everything. I was on the methadone for 2yrs. And tried to get off a few times. And would be ok for a day and then the WD's would start and just get worse and worse til I started my methadone again. So I talked to some people and they said that suboxone would help. So I traded my methadone for the sub. I was on the sub for 4 days and so i have been tryin to get off that now for about 3 days. And the 1st 24hrs I was relieved and thought that everything would be fine. Until the next night and then I couldn't sleep, was in pain, I couldn't sit still even though I wanted to, had to go to the bathroom constanly, it was the same thing as getting off anything else. I couldnt stand it. So even though I felt guilty and stupid I took a pill. But a lower dose. Anyway did the lower dose for a couple days. And tried getting off again the night before. And the same crap happened. I want to be off so bad but i cant stand the WD's. Is there anything that can help??? I want to do this so bad not only for myself but to better my life for my kids. I am no good to anyone sick and feelin miserable. Dont know what to do anymore besides cry. I would greatly appreciate any advice. Just feelin really down and hopeless right now.
your going to fast I WD off methadone 3 time with no pain just sleepless nights for me. But everyone is different. You need to slooooooooooooooooooooooow with methadone 2 mg a week once your at 20mg. or you will hurt. Recently I went to suboxone. and I plan to let my body to tell me when to go down not my mind. Myself I get no high from suboxone as I did from methadone which is why I switched. I had a ten year clean time and fell again a few years ago. Which is why I went with suboxone. Good luck one day at a time.
I feel like I am in the same boat as you on a dew things. I am a mom and want to get off od subs as quickly as possible. I want my old self back. Iwas on lorcet/somas for over a year. Started the subs yesterday morning and I want tomorrow to be my last day on them. I am not doing this under a dr. supervision. I really thought taking subs for 2-4 days would be all I needed to get over the withdrawl symptoms. Hang in there... I am guessing it can only get better... right? One day at a time...
I am a 34 ur old mother of three and I've been on opiates for the last two yrs or more. Due to having an autoimmundisorder which causes me to go blind... not just lose my vision but horrible pain behind my eyes ... treatment for this is high amounts of steroids put into my body through iv. This in turn has killed my joints! My right hip joint looks worse then that of a 90 ur old and my left is not far behind so i am as of right now in need of bilateral hip replacements! Ok said all that to say this... of all this crape I've been through with my health is no comparison to the battle I'm fighting right now with addiction!! I Never understood friends or family that has had to deal with this enormous and growing problem! I was the one saying how could u put ur family through that... well like my momma always said "by Gods grace it could be u" ...
well I think the Lord allows u to experience things so u can speak for those that can't or don't for fear of criticism. People can say what they want but addiction rather it be to pills, illegal drugs or alcohol is more horrible then any pain I've ever experienced and there's no one ... no one that can help u through it! I have done A LOT of research of and tried A LOT of different options to try and get off the addiction bandwaggon but I've failed multiple times and I'm not ashamed to say so... I want more than anything to get back to that person I was before I discovered these awesome lil killers. But honestly I don't even know if she exist... I just said all of that to tell u never feel ashamed to say u have a problem or to admit u failed it just makes u that much stronger for ur fight... and it is a fight! Its nice to think that there is a quick fix or that some miraculous medicine that will make it all go away but truth is ull be fighting this the rest of ur life just like me and every other addict will be... I do wish u all the best and I will tell u if done correctly subboxone can really help... u just have to relax and take ur time.
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