... by my side but finally she is tired. We seperated 4/11/09. Two biggest items she wants changed is no more methadone and steady employment. I have been self employeed but according to her it's not the same as a regular job. What I was wondering what is the quickest way to switch from Methadone to Suboxone? She is O.K. with me on Suboxone for a while. Please Help. I have been with my wife since she was 17 and I was 21. I don't want to loose her and my 9 year old daughter. Methadone did save my life but it has changed me robbing my drive and making me indifferent. PLEASE HELP!!
What makes your wife think she knows whats best for you medically?? You need to look after your addiction and get your life on track. Telling someone to get off methadone is uneducated and selfish. You haven't been on the program long enough for your brain and body to chemically revert back to it's as normal state. So ask your wife to educate herself on opiate addiction and recovery. You are headed toward a relapse if you try this, I can see it coming. I have been a addict for over 30 years with the last 8 on MMT. I'm back to work full time and my life has never been better. Give yourself this chance. Are you getting any exercise?? One of the biggest problems doctors face with methdone patients is inactivety (sp). Get out for a walk in the morning and again at nite. Eat a high protien diet and get to bed at the same time and get up at the same time every day. Good luck and hang in there... Dave
MPTV ... I your have read so many of responses here and have so much respect for you for taking the amount of time to share your knowledge to help people on this subject and I do want to thank you so much for that but looking at this subject from the family members side I have to tell you that I do understand the wifes feeling to a point. You may know from my postings, I have my pregnant stepdaughter & her fiance living with myself & her Dad and I have to say it is so frustrating providing the $28.00 per day, gas money, rides to clinic, etc. We are constantly trying to educate ourselves and try to understand but it is a non stop constant drama for the familys involved. They cant't be trusted, always another lie, another set back, still testing dirty, no take homes, ohhh must be the clinics fault ??? I am sure you have heard all the same ole stories... she cant move to sub because of the baby and he cant because its to hard w/her still on methadone, jobs dont line up with clinic hours and if they do, the money he makes just covers the clinic & gas and we are stuck with everything else, and we are not getting any younger, we were living just barely okay ourselves (not real healthy to be honest) and BOOM they get throw out w/4 year old and what are we to do?/ go to take them in... so I do understand the wife... and part of me says... damit clean yourself up!! go to meetings, try, try, try, what is more important ?? that drug or your family??? This is an eat what you killl world ... and they aint killed anything lately other than our bank account and fridge and car etc... I am a Christian and I am trying to understand the drug addiction, but I have followed others who got clean, so why dont others try harder?? Please understand ..I love them ... and all of you... I guess I am just tired and broke and scared ..so I say... at least try to go to a doctor & try the other way and lots of counseling and pray your heart out ... God I hope you get clean and save your family because know you want it... and one day if you loose them ... you will eventually get clean and you will curse the day you let them go for that demon chasing you..Good luck honey and I will pray for you and I will pray she gives you more time... A sad & tired momma nancy
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