I tried to kick my pill habits by taking 10mg methadone approx. 7 a day for 3 weeks. I then tried taking myself off by reducing the dosage daily but i must have done it way too quick. I took my last one three days ago and since then i've been vomiting, feeling terrible with muscle and joint aches, sweats, chills, ect. the bottom line question is will i be better in a couple of weeks or 5-7 days?
Yep, you went much too fast. I always recommend with methadone the slower the better. The withdrawals may last several weeks, but you will gradually feel better after the first week to 10 days. You could always return to a low dose of methadone and taper off slowly. Reducing by a few milligrams every couple of weeks as a way to prevent the withdrawals.
Hey there davisdz, i was on 150gm of methadone got fed up one day and jumped off. i lasted 6 days and then had to ring an ambulance i couldnt hack it anymore. My friend said to me that when she rang my doctor to tell him he said the physical withdrawals last 7-10 days then its the mental side of it ie the emotional side which can be as bad if not worse than the physical. im now on 80mg and slow is definately the way to go. i do 1mg a month or a fortnight depending on how im feeling. Try to stay away from anti depressants i think they are evil. you may suffer insomnia but unfortunately you may just have to stick that one out. It will all come good, Just find a dose, stabilise, then reduce slowly and excercise go for long walks. All the best, Skins1970
I was on methadone and when I stopped taking it I felt like I was bein burt acid in my veins bugs all over me never slept and always kept a knife to my chest waitin to pound it in at any minute this went on for a month a garabage can was stuck on my head and didnt eat . Please get help coming off of this WILL KILL YOU if not done correctly and under supervision.
I would like to know as well. I am at 30 mg now and so sick of being locked to a daily dose! I want to feel normal again! There are two reasons for wanting off. One I have no job no money and two dogs with no insurance so I can't afford to go back to clinic. Two my living arrangement isn't safe but can't go to shelter and not leaving my babies. I have no one. No friends and no family. If I can do this in 30 days that would be great because I can turn my situation for the better because that releases his hold on me! Any advice is appreciated.
- Methadone Information for Consumers
- Methadone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methadone (detailed)
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