... was time to start dropping (taper). I'm now at 41mlg; it took me over 6 months to get here. I drop 1mlg every 7 days for 5 weeks at a time (5mlg drop over a 5 week period) then I stop and decide what kinda time off I need (if any) I've been having a lot of leg/feet cramps latley; more and more as my does gets lower. Any thoughts or suggestions people have to offer on my detox plan or the probs I've been having with leg pains would be greaty appreciated. I should add that I've never shared these problems with a support group this kind, so I'm a little nervous. Thanks you!
MethadoneMT - detox ques?
Added 3 Nov 2009:
It seems my ques was cut off. I started mmt at 30 mlg, went up to 90 before I decided it was time to start dropping.... my origional ques goes from there.
I've been on the clinic for 18 months.
Serenity... First let me say Congrats! Girl you are doing great! I know taper is a very slow process and you do not want to go to fast or you have more chance of failure. Make sure your counselor knows of all your symptoms, this is very important, taper slowly, keep a journal and make sure you have a good counselor who truely cares. I am not an addict but live with both my daughter and son-n-law both on methadone so I know all the tricks dear. Daughter is currently pregnant so we are waiting for the baby to switch over to subs... ohhh the waiting game, always an excuse huh?? wel'l see huh? Please join the drug dependence and addiction support group here as well so you get more feed back to your questions and post there as well. You will find lots of love and information & support here. Good Health & God Bless from Momma Nancy
You know im reading your questions and ive been throught all this before ive been on methadone 16yrs yhe cramps are normal theres not alot that can be done but to exercise the hell out of them this will give you some relief,im currentlyon75mls from280 im droping5mls every week so far ive only experienced that same feeling your gettingin your legs but for me it was in my arms and it only lasted 1day so I stayed at75monce before and at75 I went down2ml a day and I made it a ls for two weeks my system is caught ufp now and im ready to go down 5mls a week untill it gets crazy,however ive done this before and I know I can do it the last time30 days after I hit zero I felf great agsin but for the first3weeks it was hell alot of those same cramps so il I new to do wss work my muscles out till they we exhausted
Congrats to both of you!!! One for standing by your children and helping them through a hard time a parents love is a pwerful thing and I am quite sure they appreciate it its wonderful to hear of good caring people helping through hard times I know its a responsibility and out of lve but not everyone handles it well and it sounds like you are conrats to you and best wishes always to you and yours! Serenity congrats to you as well you have taken a big step in your life keep your head up and keep up the good work with any addiction you should take your time with small goals at a time and yu are achieving them you should be very proud keep moving forward one day at a time soon it will turn into weeks then months then years of being methadone and drug free you'll be telling us of all your anniversarys and we will be here cheering you on.
I looked up side effects on here which I think you should as well and also talk to your counseler and or dr about side effects physical and mental and emtional situations you incur you can also talk on here sometimes having someone to listen is all you need to help get you through a bad day and sometimes its nice to have a friend on good days to enjoy them with as well s don't keep it all bottled up there are nice people on here to support you nad happy todo so.so good luck and take care litlmommag
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