I have been taking 5 mg to 190 mg of methadone every day for about a year. Am I to expect withdrawals? If so how bad? Should I take Lortabs or xanax to help?
I have been taking 5 mg to 10 mg of methadone every day about a yr. Am I to expect withdarawals?
- 3 Aug 2009 by theman5253
- 9 November 2009
- lortab, xanax, opiate withdrawal, methadone, withdrawal
Added 9 Aug 2009:
I only took 5 to 10 mg not 5 to 190. sorry for the error. can anyone help? not sure If I should tapper or quit cold turkey
Hey, i would suggest getting down to 5mgs-2 see how you feel. If you got about 5days to relax (no work or school) id try to take my last dose and see how i feel in the following days. Depending on the severity id start with 1mg xanax in the moring and wait a couple hours to see how i feel, if not too bad id try to last as long as i can before taking the other xanax. See how severe the wds are and try to stabilize on xanax as low of a dose as possible. IF in the next couple days u feel like you can handle it on 2mg of xanax a day, i would wait an extra couple days and then taper of xanax. I think experimenting like this is one of the best ways of detoxing of a low stable methadone dose between 5-20mgs. You could always go back to your old methadone dose of 10mgs and stabilize rather quickly if it doesnt work out.
My husband just quit methadone cold turkey on 32 mg and said for three days it was uncomfortable but very doable get some sleeping pills for night and yes xanax will help but you CAN do it i promise! You were not taking that much just expect to go through some withdrawals for three to four days and keep telling yourself on day four when you wake up you will be feeling ALOT better!!! Sleeping will be a bit hard so i would go get kalonopin or however you spell that... Have you looked up the thomas recipe on here?It will help best of luck if you need anything you can ask(:
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