Our rent, and r flat broke and close to being evicted. I cannot afford to go back to the clinic Tuesday when I am due back. What will happen if I just quit cold turkey cause its the only choice I have at this time or until my hubby finds a new job...
I am currently taking 75mg of methadone per day. my hubby hiad his hrs cut, we r trying to pay?
- 20 Nov 2010 by annatfultz
- 22 November 2010
- lortab, methadose, suboxone, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, opiate withdrawal, pain, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, methadone, withdrawal, addiction, anxiety and stress, detox
Oh hunny I'm soooo sorry! Go to yoyr appt tuesday because. You can't pay they will put you on a rapid detox till you get caught up or get to 0mg. this is your best option bc CT from 75mg is really bad and can even kill you! Its been done, at the same time its killed ppl too. So just go to your appt and see what they do as anything is better than CT
Call the clinic Monday and ask if they have any idea of any charitable groups that will help you with the payment. i so hate to hear this for you, I know how miserable just anticipating being broke it. Sometimes large churches help pay for meds for people who can't afford them. You might try a few AA meetings and listen for someone to identify as an addict and privately ask them. Most people who go to AA are really nice and love to help someone, but listen for someone to identify as an addict, if there are programs, they may know of them. Your pharmacy may know of some also, although I am sure you will feel odd asking, believe me a pharmacist knows you can not just come off that much methadone cold turkey.
have you tryed a public assistance or county funding? your clinic may have ideas.what state do you live in ? try calling hospitals.even catholic churches will help if you go to them and tell them about your rent problems.can you work? try employment agencies that pay by the day.
Anna, I am so sorry for not being here for you. I had some major issues come up and didn't even see this question until now. That's no excuse, but that is what happened. My son-in-law totaled his brand new truck (he's ok) and my daughter is a wreck. Anyway, I do apologize. Believe it or not, there are still generous organizations willing to help people in dire straights. I'm also sorry that I don't have an answer for you either in suggesting any alternative but maybe a benzo to help calm you down. I would certainly show up at the appt regardless of the funds you have or don't have to cover the visit. If you have to pay up front, tell them the whole story and why you can't pay. If they try to boot you out, politely say, I'm willing to wait until the doctor is free to see if he is willing to help me this one time. Unavoidable emergencies came up and could not be helped. I will pray for you and always remember we are here for you... always.
And to the ignorant (=lack of knowledge) answer that quitting methadone cold turkey can't kill you, why would 5 doctors need to be asked this anyway? No, quitting methadone cold turkey will not kill you (outright), it's the high blood pressure that weakens the arterial walls putting pressure on your brain causing a subdural hematoma or burst aneurism. THAT is what kills you. Or you simply pass out, hit your head on the corner of the table. There are many causes in which methadone can kill you, including cold turkey. But there is only one manner of death, "Methadone Induced." Ask these same 5 doctors if quitting methadone cold turkey has no chance of causing a heart arrhythmia?? I'll bet not one of those "doctors" would sign a statement saying that.
Yup, go to the appointment, talk to your doc, and you'd be surprised as to what they can do at times. When my insurance was being switched to Cobra, I showed up as without insurance due to the red-tape, and there was simply no way that I could afford the Nuvigil. Without the Nuvigil, I'm a mess, falling asleep randomly threw-out the day. I saw my doc, and he prescribed me Concerta for the month, or maybe just switch as it's a fraction the price. Anyways, there was a free month trial that he signed me up for, and the problem was then solved. Free medicine - and honestly, I can't tell the difference between the two, if I had a blind test, there's no way that I could ever differentiate. I have no idea as to why it's a schedule 2 and Nuvigil is a schedule 4. Seems a bit drastic to me, although, I guess that the pill could be chewed up, and does have more abuse potential...
Anyways, maybe the doc could give you something temporary until your able to stabilize your situation a bit more. Good luck, I really hope that every thing works out for you, and I'm so sorry about the overall situation.
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