suboxon wont work i dont kno wat 2 do i feel alone and need sum anwers or positive renforcemnt plzzzz help!!!
I too have been on done for 3 yrs. I went from 75 to 50 so far. I personally want to switch to subs which can be a good thing if done right. You just have to take it a day at a time and come down slow even if only 1mg a month adventually you will get somewere.
Personally I found being 75 and up comming down 5mg a week was really ez. From the research I've done once you get to 50mg your susposed to slow down. I've taken a long break so my body is now used to the 50mg and starting next month ill be comming down again probably 3mg a week till I get to 30 at which point ill slow it down to 1mg a week.
As an addict we want to stomp our feet and twinkle our toes and have it done. Sadly comming off the done really trys our patience
I wish you the best! Its very scary but gets less and less so with each successful step!
I was on methadone for approximately 2 years. You did not say how much you were taking a day. The most I ever took was 25mg a day. I only try to get the pain to a point I can deal with it.
Did your doctor explain how to taper down? Methadone stores in your tissues. The only problem I had was my leg muscles would jerk when I layed down and that lasted only a couple of days.
I did go to a sauna so that I could sweat the drug out of my system faster. I don't know if it did any good but I had no problems
I think tapering down is the key. I reduced from 20 mg to 10 mg in about 10 days. Then 5 mgs for a week and then I divided my 5 mg tablets in half and used 2 1/2 mg for a couple of days.
I wish you all the best because I was very worried when I asked my pain specialist to go off the methadone and then I read all the horror stories,
I do not know your faith but it i felt uncomfortable, I would study the Word of God and that helped a lot. In fact beside my bed there is a post-it note by my bed that reads"Through Jesus Christ all things are possible".
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