I am now 26 days off methadone and 60 days off valium. time stands still !!! I don't know if anyone has any advice for me but I've been through hell and still feel awful. Never will I go through this again because it almost killed me. A bad doctor tried to detox me with benzo's and got me hooked on two drugs instead of one. Benzo's are worse, don't take them over a few days. Went to the hospital in the middle of w/d's with chest pain. I told them I was detoxing and no benzo's or opioid's. They gave me tramadol !!! Pure poison !!! I took 40- 50 mg. over two weeks because they said it wasn't an opioid . Made me feel 100x worse because I was w/d from three medications. Don't take Tamadol for any reason unless you want to die!!! The w/d's come in waves still. Hot shower helps for rls and muscle aches for about an hour. I only thought I was sick before the Tramadol. It showed me a whole new way of suffering. If anyone needs help with detox i'm around,maybe.
That hospital sounds quite liable, you specifically told them no benzo's nor opioids and they put you on Trams?
Perhaps tis time to consult an attorney? Just a thought.
There has been much controversy over Tramadol/Ultram on this site, and the overwhelming vote is that tis addictive and hellish to WD from.
I wish you better days to come. Stay with this site, for your post will help people even if you are unaware of that, many people read our posts and garner info from them.
Good luck to you,
Hey rstuds1!! PROPS TO YOU MAN!!! DANG, 26 days off methadone and 60 off the valium. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! I am 6 days off of methadone. I was on 90 milligrams for about 5 months. I wanted to tell u, for months I have done extensive research online(mainly reading actual testimonies from people been through it like us). And 99% of them said it takes 30 days to completely detox off of methadone. And then you many have the chills and stuff every "blue moon" but not every day or weekly. Also, I found a doctor who recommends a lot of herbal supplements and such to ease meth. withdrawals. I am following his program--- Here is some of it--drink lots of water, avoid red meat, get plenty protein from chicken, eggs or fish, eat lots of raw fruits and veggies. Daily take; L-Methionine, a multi-vitamin, fish oil tablets, L-glutamine, valarian root, melatonin, adrenal-plus, milk-thisle. Also exercise daily.
All of these things will quickly flush the methadone from your body and cleanse your liver and stomach, relieve anxiety, help you sleep, etc. Hang in there! You are through the worst. In about 4-5 days you should be finished!!
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