I really need help trying to figure this out.. I hate methadome o jst want to wean alrdy. Someone help
Hi there help. From what I've read about methadone, you should taper no more than 10% every 2 weeks. So at 38mg, you can taper to 35.4mg. Stay there for 2 weeks then taper to 32.2mg. That's only IF I have the math right. I'm not good at percentages. I believe you need to be below 30mg of the Done before you can quit and start the sub treatment. Do you have a supply of subs or just 1, 8mg sub? You should google the COWS test and need to score at least a 26 before you can start the subs. Methadone stays in the system longer as you know. Please click on the "Drugs A to Z" at the top of the page and look up Methadone, Professional. It has information on weening patients off of this medication. Hang in there. If there's any way you could get a doctors help with this, please do so. That is really the safest way to do this.
Hi, I am on methadone and don't really know the answer, but I feel ya I mhate it too. But I know from experience do not take sub at the same time as meth or within a couple days cuz u will probably have a ceizure and wind up in hospital. Talk to a dr or methadone counselor. This ciuld be a potentially dangerous situation if u do it alone. I am in same boat as u so I understand. I will friend u that way if u ever need to talk u can find me. Good luck!!! ANNA
You do need to be at 30 mgs or less of methadone before you start suboxone and you have to wait about 48 hours without methadone before you take the suboxone. One 8 mg pill of suboxone is not going to stop withdrawal except for a very brief time. It would be much better for you to let the clinic or doctor know you are interested in suboxone and not just wing it. Both are long acting opiate replacements and if you are a true pain victim as opposed to just an opiate dependent, methadone is the better medication as it treats pain better. If you are simply interested in getting off methadone, you will need to be at 30 mgs or less, and really should be on subutex instead of suboxone at first. This way if there is any residual methadone on your brain receptor sites, you will not go into precipitated withdrawal. If you just try to wing it, you are likely to be feeling very bad, instead of better.
Suboxone works to heal the brain, quell cravings, and stop withdrawal, but you have to be in withdrawal, with no opiate or methadone on the sites, in order for it to work and not cause precip.
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