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I hate math!!! LOL thanks for all the work you have done for me, I will go to the sites and see what i can find, but looks like you have already done the work! TY SO MUCH!!!
Hi everyone, I am back. I have been nursing 2 little boys, and a sick hubby.
It's that season again when you go back to school and noses start running, you know what I mean.
Just as I suspected, my job has ended. So, hubby and I have discussed it and I will have to stop going to the clinic! I am terrified to say the least. I do want to get off the done, but I am so scared to do it.
I go in the morning to pick up 2 weks worth at the clinic.. I am going to tell the counselor that I will need to drop by 10 mg next time I pick up. I am going to try after that 10 more mg..that will put me at 30mg. Hubby is going with me to my reg Dr., and we are going to talk to him about sub. Does anyone know how expensive it is? I have heard that it is. The clinic Dr., can give it out, but you still have to pay to go to the clinic I think, plus the script. I am so scared and if anyone can tell me what to expect I would so greatly appreciate it. I will be checking in all the time. Thanks so much,
Don't know what to tell you about the expense. But I know that it would help you get off of the done. Are you off of the fentanyl patches? I really feel for you and your pain. I'm posting this to try to keep you at the top of the board. Hopefully, someone will come on who can really help you with this. Hang tough: things always have a way of working out.
Thanks so much Iloerose, yes, I am off the patch. Today, when I went to the clinic, I told them to bring me down 10mg the next time I pick up, I pick up every two weeks, but could pick up for a whole month, just don't think that is a good idea. Thanks for trying to keep me up there, because I know I wil be going thru hell soon and I am terrified. My husbnd told me last night that there is no way he would make me go cold turkey. Hoping that within 6-8 weeks, I can get off the done. OMg, I am terrified.
I will be back on later tonight. Hopefully someone can tell me something?
Take care, hope everyone has a great weekend...
????e! i have no experience w/methadone.....
keeping you bumped.
Hi GibberishNonsense: Wow, I am really scared, my family Dr., told me that he does know of Dr., who will give me sub. He didn't tell me it had to be a specialist, I hope not. I am currently on 50mg of the done, and have been up to 70mg. I know it's going to hard, but so is anything that you want, right? I will do this, as I said, I haven't abused drugs to the point of no return. I should never have been allowed to go on the methadone, thank god I still have my act together. I haven't taken benzo's none of that stuff. No roxy's nothing like that. Never ever took any oxy's except maybe 5 or 6. I couldn't afford it and was not about to spend our hard earned money on it. I was a careful addict if anything. I have been going to the clinic this Sept for 3 years. I went there for pain mostly. It is time to get off. I am ready, I may be able to do it without sub. My family Dr., has only been my Dr., for the past year and a half. I am going into talk to him (Dr.) with my husband and hopefully he will have my best intrests at heart and help me out. That is what I HOPE.
OMG I have been reading Gibber's thread and I saw where someone said "can you imagine comming off 60mg of methadone????
I have never noticed anything when I dropped my dose by 10 mg...ever...but I might next two weeks going from 50 to 40...not the next two weeks, but after that.
you're gonna be fine....
BB, listen to Marian-DON'T PANIC!! You are going to do what you need to do...keep calm and carry on (haha, that saying is EVERYWHERE!)...we are all here for you!
I'm on my way home...give me a bit and I'll talk to you.
it's going to be okay...no freaking out.
Ohithurts. I'm just gonna tell you straight. Stop taking everything asap. You are playing games with your mind. Methadone withdrawal is half mental. A lot of these clinics taper you down so slowly its just a long drawn out process. My advice is get down to 30mg then jump. I jumped cold turkey from 130mg. DONE!! Going on my 10th day without, feeling pretty good actually, not great but not death either. It's not easy but this is what I WANT and that makes the difference. I had no nausea, no runs, definitely back pain, leg pain, crazy sweats and feel like I have the flu. I've forced myself each day to clean, shower, go for a walk and I swear by my multi and B12 vitamins. One bad downfall, I do take a benzo at night so I can sleep because I know insomia would make me mental. Tonight I'm switching to melatonin bc I don't want a benzo addiction. I just used it for the worst few days to take the edge off and only at night. I know everyone's body is different but I'm a 37 year old 105lb girl who was getting way overdosed and then one day just said screw it. Best decision I ever made. I want to post my story for inspiration to people because I was constantly reading all these horror stories about withdrawal when I first stopped taking methadone and it really played into my head and gave me unnecessary fear. Be strong and stay postivie, drink lots of water and gatorade and if you have any questions or just need to vent I'm here.
Stacy, thanks for replying. Your saying exactly what my husband said. It' partly mental. Wehn I read GibberNonsense sayn' he was on 7mg and wow, that really got to me. I think that I can do this, I am just dreading the hell out of it honestly.
Don't dread it. Look forward to being free of something that literally controls your life and your health only because of addiction. You have your husband there for support. I don't have anyone that even knows what I'm going through. He will be there for you and that will make things so much easier. Stop reading all the bad posts... honestly it's good to be educated but I started talking myself out of withdrawal simply from reading everyone elses hell. I was ok through the whole thing, I know I still have a ways to go but I'm not going to turn back and just trying to keep my body as healthy mentally and physically as possible until I overcome this battle. Just focus on other stuff, you will definitely be ok.
Oh, my God if I had enough money I WOULD HIRE YOU to be me and Barb's cheerleader/detox-coach when we jump off.
You're . . . you're . . . LIKE . . . JUST THE MOST AWESOMEST PERSON EVER!
So if you don't mind my asking, what kind of benzo did you take? I may have to investigate the possiblity with my doctor.
Thanks. I took xanax 2mg at night only. I know how addicting they are but I slept at least 6-7 hours during the worst withdrawals so I really think that made a difference in my spirits. I can be a real nasty B**ch when I get no sleep so I knew for me that was going to be key for my attitude and success through this all.
I really just hated being so dependent on something like this, I could never leave town because I had to go to the clinic everyday except Sunday. It's just not worth it and to tell you the truth I kept telling my counselor I was having all these pains in my arms and knees in the morning and he just said well that comes with getting older and the air conditioner. His suggestion was to always up my dose, hence 130mg. Funny how now I'm not on Methadone and no longer experience those pains. The Methadone actually was causing me more pain.
I'm here for anybody who is afraid to quit because honesly it really was not half as bad as I expected. I think everything I was reading was from people who maybe didn't really want to quit so of course the withdrawals are going to be worse for them mentally which leads to physical pain . Just do it, you'll see that it aint that bad my friend. Keep in mind 130mg straight to nothing. That's no lie and I feel pretty darn good.
As you should!
Originally Posted by Sanchez0530
geez i don't know anything about methadone....
i was scared for you!!!
I can't believe how well you're doing!!!
Thanks babe, it's pure desire and drive. Once you beat that mental challenge the rest is easy. Thats just my opinion and my journey.
Hi everyone, I haven't been on lately, but am doing my 50 mg only of the done. Will be back on here later today with what I have been doing..
yea...been a busy wknd for all....
keep us posted.
I'm sorry if this is going sound rude,I being along time addict, then along time chonic pain sufferer, you might be able to imagine how my life has been. I too am 52, but you sound pretty pathetic with all your lies, you milligrams of this and that, the extra methadone, I could almost taste the freaking glee and cockeyness through the words. I was on the Fent patch, but got on a very low dose of methadone to get off Fentanyl as it has very nasty withdrawal as does methadone. You are going die lady, being slick, or thinking so.
You are defeating your purpose of methadone. I'm glad your alive at your age useing both and other extras. C'mon at our age we both need to be helping these young kids who are dropping dead by the handful.
You submission just really struck me so wrong, why don't you find one thing for your pain, and stop all the nonsense. You are an addict, you talk and are acting like an active addict. And believe me I been through it as it takes one to know one. I just want you to wake up! Before you don't here very soon.
I do hope and pray the best for you. FYI I stop methadone the day after Christmas, I'm currently in very slow withdrawal due to the fact of methadon being so long acting and this being the 1st time I have been completely drug free from addiction and a chonic pain sufferer. I just personally am fighting so I don't die from my heart just stopping. I want to go not before God had planned.
I may still have time to help some of these sweet but hopeless babies out here.
Omg yes, Big! Finally. I thought I was alone in reading this thread and saying "Huh?" Every 5 secs. I couldn't agree with you more. Was everyone that commented so confused by the OPs lies & excuses etc. that no one called her out on all her posts? I know this thread is older but like you I saw right thru it.
Originally Posted by big50
I mean the obvious contradixtions, the posts where she said " no I didnt lie, yhen ahe did then asked how aome
Hi ,Im swapping 50ml methadone for 50mcg/hr fentanyl patch , the fentanyl will cancel out the methadone so the withdrawals won't be bad from method one ,but don't stay on both ,fentanyl is better for pain than methadone ,I've been on methadone for 17 year ,methadone clinics are not for pain ,but for addiction to >>>>>> ,opiates . don't come of methadone at once but cut it down 5ml per day and you will be OK ,as the fentanyl will stop bad withdrawals ,but don't stop fentanyl as its the best pain killer ,much better than methadone ,also methadone clinics are not the best of places to go, ( as there are so many addicts out for numero uno so hope all goes well follow instructions and you will be fine ,just don't take both at once all the best to all fellow addicts and sufferers out there god bless you all god bless America ,W.W.J.D. from Leo Stornoway outer hebridees , somewhere in the stormy Atlantic
Hi oithurts hope u got my message as I didn't mention ur name ref swapping fentanyl 50mc for 50ml methadone I've just stopped methadone after 17 year nitemare at methadone clinics in UK Scotland and England ,got treated like >>>> ,couldn't travel abroad without permission and would only give me 9 days supply of methadone to go on holiday with due to laws in UK regarding methadone ,daily pick up ect ect ect I was put on methadone for pain previously on diconal synthetic morphine anyway it's been Hellish ,I'm writing a book about it so take care esp oithurts regards God. Bless prayer works WWJD daos bendiga be back Manyana regards Stornoway aka Leo the Lion heart a friend of Yeshua hamasheach love and compassion to all who read this and Help in Suffering one day at a time Sweet lord to quote John Lennon and Yoko Ono lol xxx
Originally Posted by ;375391
Can. Just say I just came into this page so I don't know how long your post had been up for I have a spinal injury from the age of 13 in the lower back.
I was on bupamorpine (Temgesic)
I started on them then s few years down the road I was put on diyhadrocodine (DF118's)
Then put in 90ml of methadone.
I started to loose weight on methadone my teeth which were perfect started to rot.
I went to the soinal clinic as i thought I was getting stigmatised and asked the "Top spinal consultant in Edinburgh Scotland why they couldn't put me on something else as I had did not want to be on it anymore.
Their or I should say her exact words were.
"NO METHADONE IS A PAIN KILLER"
Which shocked me, I have never took >>>>>> abused drugs before that, well I was only 13
Anyway I still cannot get them to put me on physeptone methadone tablets even though there was someone else in the same surgery on them.
It has ruined my life i'am now nearly 46 years of age.
I'am terrified to try and come of this.
Sorry I'm rabbeling getting back to your plea
Methadone is very much a Pain killer
That's from as I said the Top spinal consultant in Scotland G.B.
I hope this helps you.
I'm glad your doctor sees Sense.
"Methadone is not a cure it is simply a masking Agent" !!!!!
Originally Posted by Sanchez0530
Originally Posted by ohithurts
Originally Posted by Sanchez0530
Hat off to you big50 thats the way to do it.
Originally Posted by GibberishNonsense
Stop fart arsing about & get on with it.
It's not going to kill me I want to live for today & the rest of my life.
I'm going to take a page out of your book & try my best to come off completely and quickly
Too much too long.
God bless & watch over all those trying to get of this s****
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