Switching To Methadone After Suboxone

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jabberjaws51 Says:
i have been on suboxone for 2 and half yrs i have myself down from 3 8mg tabs to 3 quarters a day..i have to switch to methadone because it is cheaper my doctor said i could start the methadone now and there should not be any withdrawls..i guess i am still a little afraid of the switch anyone else done this and was you ok any advice would be very helpful honest answer please and i take the medication for a chronic back injury..thanks

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Verwon Says:
There shouldn't be any withdrawals, if you are given the correct dose of Methadone to start.

This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation.

Have you made the switch, yet?

It's worked well for some people and not for others, so much of it depends on you.

Does anyone have experience with this switch?

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corey Says:
methadone is the hardest thing to withdrawl from because it takes one to three months i wanted to die but that depends on how much your on i was on 60 mill meth for three years and quit cold turkey methadone made me sleepy but gave me a nice boost i know its a paradime haha but they both helped im actually going for suboxen treatment tomorrow because i started taking it because the methadone withdrawl lasted so long and i couldnt work but since i find it off the street i pay 45$ a week and i cant always find it im afraid to withdrawl off suboxone because i remember the meth withdrawl but whatever you do wean and taper little by little when your ready and youll be ok methadone is alot like suboxone but is a full mu agonist when suboxone is partial agonist so its stronger hope that helped

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Sonya78 Says:
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I was on methadone for four years when I decided it would be cheaper (because insurance paid for my meds) for me to switch to suboxone. I've been on suboxone for about 5 years and am relapsing every month so I've made the decision to switch back, does anyone know what kind of dose is a maintenance dose of methadone after this many years of sub treatment?

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sonyalee78 Says:
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Did you ever find out anything I'm going through the same thing?

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Justin Says:
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Some people are so damn stupid ..don't get yourself into any mess unless you know the pros and cons of all of it ..I've been on both for long periods cause I'm the above ..both have ups and downs or pros and cons ..subs are stupid expensive 250 plusa month .dones are like 10 a month ..dones give better relif initially then your used to it and poof ..doesn't work the same ..my advice is run as fast as you can away from all this ..or just be smart and deal with side effects of pharmaceuticals. Much love to all .

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