i had a major illness in 2005 that led to a 3 month coma, 14months in hospital and 43 operations till now. There was a lot of pain over the time so oxynorm was prescribed and after 140mg a day and feeling addicted I turned to clinic to stop. I am currently in hospital and oxynorm went to Oxycontin and then nothing but now they have got me on 50mg of methadone a day. I want to stop asap as I have had no other addictions but they are telling me I have to keep taking. I am not in pain and want to stop, any suggestions as I don't know what to expect?
I am in hospital now on 50mg of methadone a day and want to stop asap but the clinic want long term?
Added 12 Apr 2011:
I have been on methadone 3 weeks now. Can I stop, cut back as clinic won't say and after reading some of the questions and answers I don't know why I wasn't told about this drug and is it that hard to stop???? Pissed off and worried as I can't afford it as it was another thing they never told me before they started it.
I dont want to scare u but i have never heard of using a methadone to come off of opiates! Methadone is one of the hardest medicines as far as pain killers to come off of. It takes anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months depends on the person I guess i also looked that up to make sure I was correct. Actually on this site i went to the drug name and then hit Methadone withdrawal if u want to look?If U have no pain and such and feel no withdrawal when u dont have it I would seriously consider talking to the prescribing doctor to put u on something else. Like when I was coming off of Vicodin a long time ago this was long time ago they gave me Clonidine hope i spelt that right? and i took 2-4 tabs a day short acting and I slept 4 days and I was absolutely fine the 5th day no cravings or anything. Good luck to u u will be in my prayers hon
lol janymak (((hugs)))
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