I have been on methadone for several times in the last 12 yrs,120mgs for 4 yrs,90 mgs for 3,and now im on just 40-50mgs/day.I tried suboxone after being off of 120 completely(in rehab in Mississippi)for 14 days and it made me feel just weird and bad headaches,then about 2 yrs later i got off methadone again completely for 53 days and was given suboxone another try and yet still it made me feel very strange and still the headaches BUT both times i was given 16 mgs a day and this was in the early days of Bup and i am wondering if i try again at a MUCH lower dose what will it be like,Do u think i was on TOO MUCH bup.I was in FULL withdrawll the 1st time and thought i was just on too much meth but the 2nd time i was off meth for almost 2 months and just using oxys and tabs for 2 weeks,I REALLY WANT OFF THIS METHADONE,BUT DO NOT WANT TO FEEL WEIRD AND AWKWARD, Any suggestions???
Try commin down on your methadone to 25mg for about 3 weeks... Sttop taking your methadone for 72 hours or longer if you don't feel your in full WD. Start induction with subs with 2mg if you don't feel well in one hour try another 2mg the same in an hour after that. With subs less is more so yea 16mg is a lot. Ppl with huge habtits do well with 2 4 6 and sometimes 8mg sub everyone is different. I'd try again but know subs isn't for everyone.
You have to be at 30 mgs or less of methadone to make the switch. You probably do need to start at a lower dose of subs and you may do much better on subutex, the naloxone in the subs is not in subutex and it can cause problems like headaches, anxiety and depression in some people. If I were you, try just 8 or 6 mgs of subutex and see if you feel any better and don't have that headache. Subzero has a way to tell you how to take the suboxone and it won't give you a headache, but I am thinking you need subutex. If you are on methadone, you have to be at 30 mgs or less in order to be switched to subutex, and then suboxone, or you can stay on subutex. You do have to wait at least 48 hours, the longer you wait, the less chance there is methdadone on your brain receptor sites, that can cause precip.
wd and you don't want that.You can add subzero as a friend and go to his profile and ask how he says to take the suboxone in order to not get the headache, but it really sounds like you need to get down to 30 mgs of methadone and wait the 48 to 72 hours and start and stay on subutex. Suboxone starts working in 20 to 45 minutes but reaches full effect 2 hours later and you can always take 2 to 4 more mgs later if you are still in withdrawal. The doctors are told to start people at 16 mgs automatically, but most people need less
i was on 140 of ;meth for 3 years was fully off of it in complete withdraw n now have been on subs for a few months n i have the same problem daily headaches n just feel plan wierd.. n im on a low dose now half of a 8 i was down to a quarter but i was gettin to sick.. at the end of the nite n still had the same problems with the headaches n the cloudy head n this wierd pulse of blood pressure thro my boody n head..
this still happens everyday im about to go back to methadone or even goin back to gettin high would feel better then this but the things that come wit shootin dope arent worth it so my take is on it that subs just are not for me n in ur case it sounds the same so i would stay on methadone n i dunno when u posted this but this is 2011 n i had the side effects years ago when i was on em so they didnt change anything about them yet that has helped but i havent tried the shots or subutex i might give them a try before i go bak to methadone i will keep u updated if thats what i decide to do n let u kno if i have the same side effects.. good luck i kno methadone sucks but atleast ur not gettin high n not havin these headaches n plain wierd feelings
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