to go suboxone but im scared of the withdrawel of methadone been there done that,but i know if im not on one im in trouble.i got a dr.thats willing to take my case no more clinic. is it worth the pain all i do sleep and stay depressed and i know its the methadone,help me please
I have been on methadone for over ten years, and despite several attempts, I don't think I will ever get off it. However, I have spoken to many people that have managed to get off it, and the one thing that they all seemed to say is that you have to do it very slowly and gradually. I am sure that if you really want to do it, you will. I am just useless in general so don't look at me as an example! I wish you well my friend. Julie
I too have been on methadone, years ago ... a lifetime ago. I was on it for seven years following a two-year run with heroin and synthetic morphine we called "Blues" at the time, in the 70's. Also tried many other things that we shot up. I got off it but had to be in jail and totally unable to continue it. The memory is very foggy after all this time. Like most indescribably horrible memories, it is very vague but it did take a couple weeks. But being in my 20's, I recovered so quickly that the jail moved me to work release priviliges and I was feeling well, got a job amazingly soon and was released early.
I didn't want to use after that, and stopped the process of adopting out my second and only remaining child. I had the real hope to make a home for my daughter and be a good mom. I wanted to work hard at my secretarial skills as I quit college before finishing one year. I wanted to be a word processer (new technology at the time when and there was some alcohol in there too.
There is hope and there are good things out there. There is also the beast always whispering to me and he has me again, addicted from chronic pain and legally, to 200 mg. of OxyContin. So I'm fighting for my life yet again. At least I'm still alive.
There is a way. I don't know if staying on methadone is it for you. But make the most of each moment. They're gone so quickly, and forever.
God has his hand on your heart, my dear. If you don't believe that, then enjoy the spring and the smell of coffee of whatever makes you be glad to be alive. Hang on and don't lose hope. Write me any time.
Hi I was on 175mg of methadone and had taken up to 220mg of methadone for a period of six years. I was also on 25mg of diazepam and 120mg of Cymbalta (antidepressant). I also took Ativan and something addictive for sleep that was some form of benzodiazepine. I also smoked cigarettes. As of November 2010 I quit it all cold turkey. It wasn't fun for sure but it needed to be done. Those chains of bondage must be cut. The lie is that it's too hard or you can't do it. I heard it would be impossible so I prayed and had my family pray and just faced it. I don't have any superhuman qualities I guess except faith. I still don't feel perfect either, but who does? How bad do you want it is the question you have to ask. Then pray and ask to be set free. It may not happen overnight but embrace it when it comes.
I was on methadone for chrontic pain problems which it sounds like maybe you are too? Taking soma also? Anyway i understand how you feel & did a successful taper plan to move back to the 4 to 6 hours pain meds. If you are wantin off of it completely, pleas go to PattiShane61, just go to your profile, & click friend, there will be a place to add her name. Read here probile completely explaining the complete suboxone route. You may ask her too, if you friend her, for her help She is the Resident expert on use of suboxone to get off of opiads or methadone etc... I wish you all the luck in the world...
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