I have methadone 10mg tabs. Can anyone suggest a starting point. I have a high metabolism. I am 5' 9" tall. I weigh about 160 lbs. I really don't want to go to a clinic because, well first of all the clinics are right around the corner from where I cop.I buy from the same person all the time. Quality is consistent. Plus all the crap you got to go through and the stigma that goes on your record. I have plans to go to meetings. I do not want to go through withdraw again! Ironicly, I am a Certified Pharmacy Technician. I do understand I must be in withdraw before taking it. I just need a suggested starting dose without wasting them. Plus when in withdraw you don't think rationally!
Hello CrazyBear7, I am not qualified to even respond to your question, as I have no experience with heroin. Yet I did do a cold turkey withdrawal off of OxyContin, but that is a horse of a different color... (pun intended!)
I just want you to know that I am in your corner. You can do this, you can kick the junk, my friend!
Just hang in there, and the great people here on drugs.com will answer your question.
Wishing you only the best,
Crazybear, I am not a Dr. so the info I'm going to give is from my own research. Every bag of heroin varies as far as the amt. of the drug as opposed to the fillers used. I have found that a ratio of 8:1 seems to be the norm. 8 mgs of heroin-1 mg methadone. From my own calculations you could (and should) start out low, about 30-40 mgs methadone daily. You might also check out suboxene-subutex. There is a forum on this site (drugs.com) that is dedicated to that route and you will find a lot of help and support there. Hope that helped and good luck to you. Keep posting! Julie
Hey there. I'm an intraveineous heroin addict myself from San Diego..go figure im stuck by the border and the drugs got ahold of me i'm trying to get out too so i thought i'd offer some help. First off man, you DO NOT want to take methadone. It is just as dangerous if not worse when the withdrawl symptoms hit because with that stuff, people always lie to the clinics about how much heroin theyve been using so they can get enough methadone to replace the heroin high. Methadone gets into your bones,joints and ligaments and makes you hurt 100x's worse than heroin TRUST ME ive been in this crap for 7 years and I'm not proud of it. You are the exact hight and weight as me im 5'11'' 155. But seriously, just get on Suboxone or Subutex 8mg twice a day for a week and every two days take 2 mg less and see how you feel by the end of the 7th day, and when you wake up on day 8 you should be almost completely off if you do it right.
I just cant stress enough STAY OFF METHADONE! My girlfriend almost died from it no joke. If you got any more questions on this or anything else hit me up. Hope this helps-
I understand what you're going through. I've been getting off of heroin, methadone, getting clean for 27 years, quit cold turkey on heroin numerous times, methadone,once. First of all, be careful... get off and stay off. The first time, I tried 20mg. the first 2 or 3 days, went down to 15mg. for 2 or 3 days and so on. If it is too fast, stay where you are for a day or so, then start cutting down by 2 or 3 mg. Good luck and God bless.
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