Started off on pills and then went to something way worse. Anyway got on the methadone clinic and been on that for 2yrs. And really want to get off that and be completly done with everything. Went from 100mg down to 15mg now. But I am so scared of dealing with the withdrawl. So can soboxon help me get off the methadone?? Or would it be trading 1 drug for another again? I would really appreciate the help. I really want to be done with everything and have a new start. Methadone did help just feel as I traded 1 illegal drug for a legal 1. Thanks
You've tapered down to more than enough to make the switch. Suboxone works great IF it's used properly. It's a much easier taper off the subs than the methadone. Here is a link for how I base my suggestions. Read around the forum and ask if this is the way to go. Let me know if you want my help. God bless.
Personally if I could taper down to 15mg a day then just keep trying. Try 10mg a day for a week or two then 5mg... and so on. That is my plan..I just pray that it works. I did get down to 10mgs a day and I felt great. So if that's the best you can do, I say great... If you or a chronic pain sufferer I would give it a shot. If you can do without anything go for it.. Good Luck... Kim
hey KIM i would like to give you some advise regarding your question. i was on suboxone for over a year up until 4 day's ago. when i first went onto suboxone the highest i ever got was 8mgs, then about 6 weeks ago i tappered down to 1mg so i could get off the stuff. Anyway to cut a long story short my suggestion would be that you stay on the methadone as your only on 15mgs and each week you could tapper down until your ready to jump off. if you start taking suboxone you will be back to square 1 again and will have to put up with the most horrible withdrawls imaginable. my suggestion is that you dont even touch suboxone as i think it's much worse than methadone to get off as i've jumped off methadone with no withdrawal whatsoever. you sound like your doing well so keep it up and do it slowly, otherwise you may just fail which you dont want o.k. hope this helps you. take care. bevck41 :))))))))
Methadone is the worst drug on the planet and the hardest to get off of. 15mg. Is a perfect dose to give the subs a try, they are expensive but I think in the long run easier on you. Why suffer such cruel misery. Listen to roberts advise and follow it to the letter. Stand up and fight!!! Good luck.
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