... would he have known he was going to die
No he didn't suffer, he just went to sleep and didn't wake up.
As far as him knowing if he would die or not, I can't answer that. A person like myself who has knowledge of methadone from being on the medication due to an addiction. Because of this I know that if I were to drink all my methadone for the week I would die. But had I done this beofre being on methadone, before doing reasearch I could have easily done an accidential over dose. For instance the other week, my husband and I decided to use oxy and as we were preping we weren't sure how much I could handle as he is over double my dose of methadone, we decided on taking some out before cooking it up as my husband says " you can't take it back better be safe then sorry"
Sorry you lost your loved one, I have lost many friends over the years and with a husband who still uses on a regular basis I could lose him at any time as well. His knowledge is that his would be an accidnetal od because he knows every time he does he could easily die (he uses patches) (shoots them)
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You have my sincerest condolences. To your question. One of my favorite shows is "Dr. G, Medical Examiner" She had done several autopsies and explained in detail about what happens when someone overdoses on methadone. As the first answer said, they simply go to sleep. They are unconscious and unaware that they are no longer breathing. Please find some comfort in knowing that your partner passed away peacefully.
My best wishes to you and hope you can move past this tragedy and find peace again in your heart.
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