I have been on Methadone for about 2 yrs. I was on 100 mg now down to 76mgs. It seems like it has taken forever just to go down that little bit. I work in a very upscale profesional atmosphere w/ people who knew my "real story" they would die. Anyway, I need to work and function as I am a single mother. Meth has taken over my life and I am done. Does anyone have any advice on how to get off in a reasonable amount of time w/o seriously going through hardcore withdraw, Even if I have to go away for 7-10 days... Anything... Thanks
Unfotunately carrie, the rule of thumb for methadone taper is " the slower the better". It is a long process, but if you go too fast the withdrawals can be hell, to put it mildly. There is the Waismann method which you can investigate by going to: http://www.opiates.com/methadone/methadone-addiction.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=methadone%2Baddiction&utm_content=Methadone%2BAddiction&utm_campaign=methadone
Otherwise, gonna have to be patient and work your way down.
hi carrie27,I understand your dilemma. Questions Im gonna ask are of a private nature and maybe you don't want all your business to appear for all eyes to see?ill friend you and ask you some things that may be an option. but before all that,have you considered suboxone ? its been 3 months since you posted this question. if your still intrusted let us know?
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