I Have,been on methadone for 3&1/2 yrs for lortab addiction. I feel like I will never get offf of it. Would suboxone be a good way to go to.get off meth? I don't know much abt subox but I am trying to find away to get off and I dnt have any kind of insurance. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Anna.
My dear friend Anna,
I don't know jack about methadone or subs, yet pattishan does, Girl, please just hold on, I know what opiate dependance feels like, been there myself.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel, this I promise. I've been clean for over a year and life just gets better and better! Do not lose hope girl.
I know I've not been much help, but I had to respond to ye.
I would also recommend suboxone. Be sure you find the lowest dose possible that still controls all the symptoms. And follow up with therapy. Proud of you for making a decision that will make your life so much better. And thanks for writing such a nice post to me a few days ago. It really meant a lot. If I could find strength and courage through my friends here, so can you! We will be here to support you whenever you need us. Be happy that you're doing the right thing.
Best wishes always,
I would be wary of Suboxone as an overall. I know that you can't just go from one to the other, but have to be very careful. It might be in your best interest to simply taper very very slowly. Slower the better, like a benzo taper, and for this one, even without insurance, you'd really need (ideally) advise from a doctor. When I spoke to my doc about the possibility of one day stopping methadone if we can figure out a healthier alternative, it was my impression that this was the route that he was most comfortable with (tapering), but didn't want to get ahead of ourselves either. BTW, I have yet to find anything that really helps with the fibro pains other than methadone unfortunately.
Good luck to you, and hope that all goes well!!
Hey Anna, If you want to get on suboxone and you are on methadone, you will have to be tapered down to 30 mgs or less in order to switch and knowing now what I know, you should be put on subutex first. I think you also have to wait longer than the 24 hours after your last dose , but I am not sure how long. Since methdone is a long acting opiate replacement, it doesn't recede off the receptor sites as fast as lortab or vicodin and there can be no opiate on the sites or you will go into precipitated withdrawal.Precip is supposedly horrible.
hi anna,the sub exchange is not a bad idea if your sure you wont go back to lor.how much methadone are you on now? the clinic im on takes people down to 30mg before the switch over to sub.your on a metha clinic, right? take your time and think about whats the best direction for you.when your done with methadone even if you go slow you can feel crapy for months.with pattis help you can go to sub take your time taper and exercize with a minimal amount of discomfort.we will always be here for you no matter what you decide... pete
Hi anna, i put myself on methadone (bought it off a "friend") for about a year and a half after being on hydros and oxys for 14 yrs. The sub doc made me wait 48 hrs before letting me take my suboxone. I had tapered down to 40 mgs of methadone at the time. I felt no wdls. I felt better... after 4 days even better yet. I hope the best for you. It's been 2 months now that i've been on the suboxone and i've gotten a therapist and am going to go to as many AA and NA meetings as I can. I'm going to take patti's advice and try to heal those transmitters with exercise and an all around healthy diet. If i have to taper the subs over a 2 yr period... than so be it. I want us all to come out of this prison better than we ever thought was possible!!!
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