ive been on 40 mg of methadone daily for 3-4 months now,my question is,when i stop cold turkey,how many days in should i start feelin shitty?also,how long can the symptoms or withdrawls last?de-motivation is my worst prob when im cleanin up,thx!i havent gone thru this yet either so i know itll suck no matter how its done
The clinic or doctor that you should be getting the methadone from will detox you properly. Jumping off methadone is nothing like getting off heroin or hydrocodone ect. It about 5 days until you start withdrawls and they last for months minimum. Also the back pain you will experience will be excruciating. I have rarely heard of anyone who "jumps" off methadone making a full recovery. They either realize that this drug needs to be treated with respect and they get back on it and begin a proper detox or they relapse.
The trouble with relapse is you need a ton of dope to feel any where near normal and thats why most people go back to the clinic.
So please do this the right way or you will suffer terribly..Good luck..Dave
i was on methadone 160 mg for 10 years and went to treatment to come off of it. unforunately, they just gave me a couple of drugs like seroquel to come off of methadone. it was absolutely horrible!!!
I was sick for 6-8 months. Please go thru a detox, nOT COLD TURKEY. Believe me it is not worth the suffering and pain. Not trying to scare you, but it is not worth the agony of going cold turkey. Do it the right way. Good luck!!
yes, benzos would help you a lot more than seroquel. But, i was at a facility that did not give out benzos or suboxone. The best advice is to go to a reputable detox program. i did not have insurance and went to a terrible detox center. It seems like it took a long time before i felt 100%. (at least 8-10 months, maybe even a year.) i also had some other health problems and lost a kidney during this time. i wish you luck and hope you have a lot better detox than i did. You have not been on it as long as i was either. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad for you. Friends of mine came off of methadone too and they said it took them about 6-8 months before better. Good luck!!!
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