40 mgs of methodone for 4 days, than decreasing10%, until I can go without. Does anyone have any advise about this method, I have no benefits and want to stop this opiate usage. Thanks to anyone who can give me tips or put me in the right direction.
Only thing I can share is that the 2 weeks maybe a little bit fast. You may have some withdrawals upon decreasing too fast. Don't know how much pain killers you were taking as to whether the 40mgs will be enough to prevent withdrawals initially, but the rule of thumb for methadone taper is the slower the better.
I agree with Laurie... two weeks is probably not enough... I actually tried to do the same as you although it was only one opiate that I was weaning... hydrocodone... anyway... still bad withdrawals for a month. I ended up relapsing...
If you go onto the forum on this site there is a guy weaning from opiates very very very ultra slowly... kind of like pattishay and robert recommend weaning from subs... anyway... you might want to do a search like... "weaning from opiates" or something similar... you might find this guy and I am sure that he can help you as it seems he is having success doing it that way... but as the others have said... very slowly... Good luck..
Dear BarberJeff, I really suggest you check out suboxone as opposed to methadone for the purpose of getting off opiates, it is designed for that, and it is expensive, but honestly, people usually only maintain on methadone, they don't tend to come off of it. I agree that 2 weeks still sounds fast and I don't think it is going to rid you of all withdrawal even when you "jump" off of it in that time frame. If you can go to the forum part of this site, and look to see if a member named mpvt is still on there, this is definitely a question to ask him, he will know. Patti
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