How Long Do You Feel Rotten After Stopping Methadone?

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Laura Says:

I recently was on about five months of 20mg of Mehadone to help me get off a serious eight year percocet habit. I tapered down to five mgs..and have stopped for two weeks totally. I feel absolutely horrible. How long might it take to adjust to this stopping? Thank you.

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Jlest535 Says:

I went through the same thing your going through recently.Everybody is different I was on 80mgs and quit without a taper it took about a month for me to feel physically are almost there stay strong,take it one day at a time.You should be very proud of yourself for making it this far,try to use that as motivation,good luck.hit me back if you need help.

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mock Says:
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If possible ask to switch to liquid easier to reduce and taper down as low as possible. i have been taking self down from 45 mg dose i have a lengthy opiate addiction that was activated by vicodin. It sucks but i would take an oral syringe and add water to it so i would take home 6 bottles and each one would have the same dose in the end i was taking home 6 bottles and each bottle had a daily dose of 7 milligrams , i would then suck up the dose into oral syringe and add water till it was full so it registered at 10 mlgs of a oral dose then i would squirt out all but 5 and really made it easier also be kind to yourself and understand that its ok to give yourself a break about it.

If u need a small dose to get your mind rt then its ok cuz you'll get to where you need to be in time i was able to do this with some regularity until i literally was putting it all back in bottle rt down to 1/2 milligram ... At that point i stopped all together and returned 5 take home bottles still full . And now its been five days and my immune system is coming back to life sneezy achy at times but feel soooo much better also supplemented with robaxin, i would not suggest it but if taken at just the rt point , Klonopin helped but only two times and only at night when you just cant take it anymore . Also it seems to me that if your taking 5 or 25 milligrams u will have a very hard time but as soon as you get down past 2 or specially 1 mlg it will seemingly made me feel worse initially ... Very long process took me close to 2 years

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VerFree Says:

Unfortunately, there really is no time frame that can be quoted to you, since we are all different.

Additionally, Methadone is known for being notoriously difficult to get off of, which is why most people treated with it end up on a lifetime maintenance dose, and are never truly become drug free. The FDA warns that it also carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth.

What types of symptoms are you experiencing? Are you on any other medications?

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Joseph Says:
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It takes a very long time. Symptoms are less severe than heroin withdrawal but more prolonged. Try to get some Clonidine 0.2 twice a day and Elavil 50 or 75 mg at bedtime to help you sleep. If you can get a muscle relaxer or 5 mg of Valium will also help. The withdrawal depends on your dosage and how long you have been on Methadone.

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Joseph Says:
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Re: VerFree (# 3)

All opiates/opioids cause constipation. Now I see she was on a low dose, for a short period of time. Shouldn't be too bad

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Joseph Says:
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Laura, you'll be fine. You were on a low dose for a short period of time. Maybe you should have detoxed off of it more slowly. But I know how you feel and I also know that you will get through it. Good luck.

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Joseph Says:
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Laura, also you should have went down to 5 mgs of methadone before going off of it, not 20 mgs. Even detoxing off 20 can be difficult and uncomfortable. You were on Percocet for a long time too. Good Luck

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Shari S Says:
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Wonder if you could put the drink in a large pan (cookie sheet) and let the fluid evaporate ?

Then mix the remaining powder well and split into 40 doses on the cookie sheet, being sure to make the powder completely flat, and square, then cut like a grid.

Keeping in a warm place will hasten the evaporation, but don't cook it ! A slightly warm oven (SLIGHTLY !) Might help. Hope this helps !

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