Withdrawals From Methadone 120 Mg Long Term Use

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I was on 120 mg of methadone for 8 years straight with no relapse, so I decided to quit it. I got down to 110mg and had the weekend take home so i have been taking half of a half of 5mg and now I'm out. That was 1 week ago and yesterday when i ran out of the 5 mg I started to feel sick. I don't want to go on suboxone or subutex. I was told a doctor could prescribe Adderall for focus and Xanax for stress but I can't seem to find a doctor who will help. I've had a seizure/panic attack in my sleep cause the dream was soooo vivid.... I refuse to go to inpatient treatment of any kind I live in Benton TN in the middle of 60 acres and my license is suspended so i could no longer go to methadone clinic. I'm worried because it's just me, my husband, and 3 kids out here. The nearst neighbor is 4 miles in both directions. Any advice appreciated!



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David Says:

Hi Jen,

Sorry to hear about your situation. Have you ever considered looking into kratom for opioid withdrawal? The following article by the US National Institute of Health, titled "Self-treatment of opioid withdrawal using kratom (Mitragynia speciosa korth)" seems clinically significant and I think is something that may be worth further investigation:

"The predominant alkaloid of kratom, mitragynine, binds mu- and kappa-opioid receptors, but has additional receptor affinities that might augment its effectiveness at mitigating opioid withdrawal."

[1] source: PubMed / PMC3670991

I'd also recommend running a search for "methadone withdrawal" here on MedsChat and browsing through some of the related threads on this topic. This way you can get a better idea of what others have already done or are currently doing to circumvent withdrawals.

My best wishes to you on your path to recovery!

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