i dislike it immensely and think I have made a big mistake. I want to get off of it immediately but need to know if I will have major withdrawals, which is not a possibility for mr. I have 120 vicodin. Can I just take the vicodin so I won't withdraw from the methadone?
If you were taking the vicodin or another opiate before the methadone, then if you just stop the methadone you will experience withdrawals. If you were not taking any opiates before you started the methadone, then you should be able to taper off the methadone fairly quickly and be alright. If you were taking opiates before the methadone, then you'll need to take longer to taper off the methadone as your body is use to the having an opiate in its system. Without knowing your history of opiate use, it is difficult to suggest a taper plan.
If you could please give a little more info, would be able to help further. If you just switch to the vicodin then you'll have to taper from it to avoid the withdrawals, so I would just taper from the methadone and be done with it un less of course you are not looking to get off the opiates and still want the pain control of the vicodin. Then you'll just need to switch over at the right conversion.
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