Doing methadone for over 10 years. On 80-100mg per day for past 3-4 years. Want to try this sub-ox treatment but fear having methadone in system when they give me first dose this Thursday. For past 3 days only taken 30mg/day.Tomorrow will take 30mg... Thursday morning 0mg... appointment at 12noon... not sure what mg they will give me but will the methadone in my system cause me to go into withdrawal? DO I HAVE TO KICK METHADONE TO AVOID THE PAIN?
You will have the worst wd of your life unless your off methadone for at least 72 hours. Google the COWS sheet you have to score at least a 26 to start sub.
Also you shoud be on at least 30mg of done for at least two weeks then stay off done for at least 72hrs or score at least a 26 on the cows sheet. U come to the right site. Go to the community forum part and read all u can about subs in featured conditions and then make the switch when you feel comfortable and knowledgable enough. Any infor from robert 325 or intelmetal you read will be correct
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