Should one wait until withdrawl symptoms start before begining to take methadone? What is the required amount of time between using opiates and begining to take methadone in order to avoid dangerous reactions?
Robsgal so glad you are looking for help! My daughter is going to the methadone clinic (also pregnant :-( ... anywho, my understanding is that you can start at anytime at the clinic you just have to pea dirty ( opiates in your system) but honey have you considered other options like the SUBOXONE ? Methadone is an endless cycle of everyday drive to the clinic, huge expense, and the withdrawl is like an atom bomb compared to any other w/d... you are dancing with the devil here my friend, unless you have a chronic pain condition that nothing else can help ( pls try everything ) this methadone is for the building of wealth for the clinic and they will never try to help you get off it. Yes it keeps you off the street, yes you can quit doc shopping, but OMG just try getting off it... there is no other withdrawl in the world that I have heard, read, listened to at meetings, nothing as bad as methadone. Suboxone is covered by most insurance & medicare, methadone is not, you pay a co-pay for Suboxone for a 14-30 day perscription, methadone about $15.00 a day for the rest of your life, now in the defense of the monster, it will get you legal and if that is all you want ... ahhhh NO still pls dont do it. Sorry I hate that stuff so much..pls reconsider..pls see a new doc & explain you are an addict... call the academy of medicine in your area and ask for a doc that treats people addicted to pain meds, call from a phone other than your own..pay phone if u want... pls the docs cant tell anyone, just see what they say, that stuff is slow death in a bottle & drains your wallet, dreams, and free will as you are really addicted after methadone. Sending love & prayers your way..Momma Nancy
- Methadone Information for Consumers
- Methadone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methadone (detailed)
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