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Getting off methadone
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Hi I've been on methadone for about 7 months and completely over it. I have weaned down from 65mgs to 30mgs without too much hassle. I've now been told I can switch to suboxone but isn't it just changing from one to another, so what's the point? I'm so over taking this crap. I've gone from a size 6 to a size 12 during this time and hate it. I hate everything about it, it's just horrible. I started after a Dr had put me on Endone for headaches without telling me they were extremely addictive. I was happy to cold turkey off Endone but got convinced to go on methadone, which is obviously the worst option ever. Is suboxone easier to get off? What should I do? I need some advice as my Dr is s***.. Cheers guys and sorry for the bad mood. I'm just so over it all... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Methadone.
Sun, Mar 05 '17, 3:25 AM
Getting off Methadone!
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There are 2 of us males early 30s. One of us underwent major back surgery 3 years ago and a has been addicted to pain meds for a total of 5 years and myself about 3 just from simply being his main caretaker and dipping into the cookie jar a few to many times like an idiot. We went back to our general dr. (same guy) And explained that we are both full fledged addicts an have been obtaining methadone off the street as is seems to be the only thing that works. He asked us what we where getting off the street and we told him Methadone. His response was, well that's the smartest thing you have done so far!? because of its extremely long effect on the body. We told him we need his help that we just have no money left and our livers are just a mess... we cant move on with life. He decided ... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Methadone.
Wed, Sep 13 '17, 7:24 AM
Help getting off Methadone!!!
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I'm on 35mg of methadone at a clinic, I was on 175mg and got down to 10mg and it was terrible!! I went very slow, but I went back up. Does anyone have any advice on how to get off this crap?? I have been on it for 3 1/2 years and I want to get off so bad but I just can't even think about withdrawal. So please any advice or success stories would be great! Thanks so much. ## Pour all your carries into a non clear container and start only taking a sip when you start to find your not feeling well, and only a lil sip. Wait half hour to one hour and if you still feel like s*** take another sip and i mean small sips. You would be suprized how little you really need to not feel sick, way less than you get fact if you need to take less but your dose is higher than it should be you ... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Methadone.
Tue, Feb 07 '17, 8:54 AM
getting off of methocarbamol
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can you stop takeing it with out side effects ## Hello, Angie! How are you? How long have you been taking it and what is the dosage? The FDA classifies Methocarbamol as a muscle relaxant, so in theory it isn't addictive, but your body can get used to anything you take for a long period of time and may experience some minor withdrawal effects, if you stop taking it abruptly. The FDA lists the possible withdrawal effects as including nausea, headache, fever/chills, rebound pain and diarrhea. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Methocarbamol.
Wed, Feb 25 '15, 6:19 PM
Need help getting off methadone
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I've been on the methadone program for abit longer then a yr and I want to get off now, I can say for sure that I'm hooked on it.. Is it possible I can quit dry turkey? Without moving down milligram at a time or could I hurt myself by doing such a thing? ## Hi Jessika! I would suggest tapering down SLOWLY or you could go through some bad withdrawals. I was on methadone and tapered down slowly and still went through withdrawals. I ended up going on Suboxone. ## You should definitely NOT QUIT COLD TURKEY, especially since you've been on Methadone for over one year! Most people take the dose down by10mg until they reach 100 mg and then 5 mg per day. I went from 160 mg all the way down to 5 mg. Believe it or not, the 5mg worked and I didn't have bad withdrawals. If you taper... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Methadone.
Tue, Feb 14 '17, 10:28 AM
detox methods to get off suboxone
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I ,due to a severe injury,was on methadone for 8 yrs and got off that crap and on suboxone at the advice of a friend. I now am at 2 mgs of suboxone daily. My pain issues are mild to none and I want off subs .I went to my doctor who claims he has Much experience with this and has proven that to me...but his method is scaring me and from what I read online I am very hesitant. He prescribed me 2mg dilaudid and valium which I hate and plans to wean me off the subs. Is this right??? I can handle a mild w/d but not a heavy one due to my work. I am not looking for people tellin me to suck it up or give advice other than if the detox method described is reasonable or crazy?? Everytime I try to go below 2mg of subs I feel like hell will a dilaudid taper make it easier or start a new addiction an... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Suboxone.
Wed, Sep 07 '16, 7:17 PM
Quickest way to get off methadone
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I would like to get off the methadone. Im sick of the clinic rules, the police watching people go in and out and the expense. I know chasing drugs is expensive but I want to switch to subs. I am on a 90 mg dose right now and want to go down quickly. If anyone has done this please inform me The clinic will lower me 5 mgs a month ## What medicine are the best to use when quitting subutex? So I can get some sleep some ouers each night, and dont lie in bed for a long time and feel like I have aunts in my bones crawling around my body for a mounth. Anyone know what I meen and can help me? Thanks ## Dear Shells Bells, I use 2 b on methadone b 4 I switched 2 suboxone. I was on 110mg and tapered down to 24mg. At the point of getting down to 24mg, I was withdrawing SO BAD that I ended up at my D... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Methadone.
Fri, Apr 25 '14, 6:03 AM
Using Fentanyl to get off methadone
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I have been on Methadone for about 5 years. I had an addiction to oxycontin and the went on methadone to quit. My highest dose was 120mg and I have managed to wean myself down to 17mg. The problem is I am having a really hard time getting off of it. Doing some reading I have learned that methadone is one of the worst for trying to quit. I have a perscription for 12mcg/h fentanyl for back pain which I havent been using but was thinking about quiting the methadone and using the patch instead so when I eventually drop it the withdraws won't be as bad. Has anyone tried this? is 12mcg enough? Any other thoughts or advice? ## I'm sending only a suggestion for you and that is...... If I were you the 12mcg. will be way way too low of a dose when coming off of oxycontin!!!! You should be... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Fentanyl.
Sat, Jul 29 '17, 4:54 PM
need a doctor to help me get off methadone
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I am at a methadone clinic on 70mlg. but cannot afford the 410.00 a month I'm on Medicare and they won't take that insurance. I have tried cold turkey twice Mostly It's the pain I need it for back and nerve pain. ## I live in Spokane Wa. need to be free from this burden also need help with pain control. ## Hello, Steve! How are you? I'm sorry, but if you've been going to an addiction clinic, even if it was for pain, then a regular doctor will not be able to prescribe Methadone and help you. It is against the law for them to do so. You'd be better served to stay at the clinic and ask them to assist you with tapering off of it. The FDA classifies this medication as being a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, s... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Methadone.
Mon, Mar 09 '15, 1:49 PM
can i use methadone to get off of percocets?
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I take about 150mgs of percocet 30mgs a day and I want to know if I take methadone will it help with the withdrawal & shakes of the stopping the percocet dose every day? I have used methadone to come off of percocets before, but it was at a way lower dose.. I know suboxone's what is recommended but from what I'm told at my dose methadone is stronger if I use it right. ## In my honest opinion I don't think that Methadone will be of the best help, seeing as there is a possibly unsafe interaction between Methadone and the Oxycodone found in Percocet. The interaction between these two drugs states the following: "Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these ... ...
Updated 28 days ago in Percocet.
Mon, Sep 18 '17, 12:46 PM
Is suboxone as hard to get off as methadone?
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Hi everyone! I was wondering if suboxone is as hard 2 get off as methadone? I was on 110 of methadone 4 almost 5 years, after many years of Oxy abuse. Got down 2 (24) and the withdrawals were so bad, and, the cravings came back. Dr put me on suboxone, which works great. I've been on 3 (8 mg) a day 4 almost 8 years now. I'm scared 2 death 2 get off. I suffer with a lot of pain, too. The suboxone helps some. What with it. I'm also afraid of the bad withdrawals, and returning back 2 pain pills. Any advise will b helpful. ## Hi Cats, You definately can get off subs it just takes time. Why not cut down just a couple of mgs and see how it goes. Instead of 8 three times a day you could try 8 than 6 than 8. If you feel allright after a week or so try dropping another 2. Theres no se... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Suboxone.
Thu, Apr 21 '16, 12:18 PM
Over The Counter Pill To Get Off Methodone
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I am looking for a pill over the counter to help me get off methadone ## Dude...mix all that with methadone and you will die or go into a coma.methadone amplifies their effects of all muscle relaxes and shot like valium and zanax ## @Christina, To my knowledge there aren't any OTC drugs that are specifically indicated for opiate withdrawals. Usually for drugs like this the safest way to stop taking them is to tapper off them, under a doctor's supervision if possible. Some medications can be taken in fractions (actually cut into pieces) and these smaller pieces can be taken in place of the regular dose for a period of several weeks until the body is no longer dependent upon them. This is probably one of the most common ways in which people actively try to avoid severe withdrawal ... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Methadone.
Wed, May 01 '13, 4:50 PM
HELLP, want to get off Methadone and Adderall
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I'm in agony! I can't keep taking adderall and methadone, it's starting to make me feel irritated. I hate having to be on something. I just want to feel normal again without relying on pills. I'm terrified of coming off of these pills. Please if you or anyone has any advice or help for making it easier, anything I'd be very grateful. ## Hello, Nicole! How are you? What doses are you taking and how often? Both of these medications are listed by the FDA as having the possibility of being habit forming, which means that too rapid of a withdrawal could cause some miserable withdrawal effects, such as nausea, fever/chills, diarrhea, rebound pain, insomnia and irritability. Thus, a slow taper would be best. Have you spoken to your doctor about getting off of them? Having m... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Methadone.
Wed, Feb 25 '15, 4:10 PM
the drug used to get off methadone starts with a c
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cybrox a pill used to get off methadone dont know how to spell or say it but i know its out there please help ## I heard about a new drug to detox off of methadone without withdraw. Only certain doctors can give it. It's taken in a shot every 2 weeks. Anyone tried this or know the name. I've been clean for 7 years on methadone but how do I get off it without using other drugs ??? Help. ## I KNOW WHERE SOMEONE ABOUT 19 YEARS AGO GOT ON METHADONE AND GO OFF OF IT AND NOW ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO THEY GOT BACK ON IT AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT THE MEDICINE CALLED METHADONE WILL HELP YOU ## I think you're looking for suboxone. It's different from methadone but you still need to take it daily. ## I've been on 10mg of methadone for 10 days from an off and on dilaudid habit. I... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Methadone.
Sat, Mar 18 '17, 6:47 AM
detoxing off methadone
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hi, im 1 month and 3 weeks , cold turkey off methodone,,,, and all so come down with bells porsey,,,, probbley with stress,,,, I just feel ,, slugisish, tied, reslesness, fed up, and finding it hard to motervaite, my self, how long dose it last for,,,, any light at the end of the tunnel ## Dear Ieaf13, I use 2 b on methadone. I was on 110 then tapered down to 24. At that point, I couldn't take the withdrawals. I ended up going on suboxone. Thank God I felt better. As far as your situation, it takes awhile to stop withdrawing from methadone. It has a half life and lasts longer. U r probably still feeling some withdrawals. Sounds like it 2 me. And, u have your medical problem, too. Everybody is different, so, some people take longer than others 2 heal. I hope u feel better. Believe me... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Methadone.
Mon, Feb 06 '17, 6:36 PM
Tapering off Methadone
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Have been on methadone for 15yrs down to 40mg a day live in huntsville,AL area can't find a dr mine left I suffer with chronic pain from different health problems would like to come on off of it but very scared I just need to know how to taper on off as easy as possible I also have and rarely ever take opana,klonopin,neurotin will these help? And does anyone know of dr in this area who treat chronic pain. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Methadone.
Sat, May 09 '15, 1:14 PM
titration off methadone
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Hi ! I was addicted to opiates for three years due to several work comp surgeries, I chose to use methadone to get off the pills ,now it was been a year since I started the methadone and I am ready to titrate down and just get away from it all!! Can anybody tell me what I am going to feel lIke, will I have withdrawal symptoms the whole time?? I take 100m a day, I'm a little scared of how I'm gonna feel, can somebody help??? ## It is very hard to say. Methadone is known to create severe withdrawal symptoms, that's why most people never actually get off of it and end up on a lifetime maintenance dose. Thus, any attempted tapering off of it must be done very, very slowly and can take a good period of time. Have you considered getting medical assistance? ## Yes I get it through ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Methadone.
Thu, Feb 11 '16, 6:52 PM
can i use methadone to get off of a high dose percocet
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I take about 150mgs of percocet30mgs a day and I want to know if I take methadone will it help with the withdrawl & shakes of the stopping the percocet dose every day.. I have used methadone to come off of percocets before, but it was at a way lower dose.. I know suboxtons are what is recomended but from what I'm told @ my dose methadone is stronger if I use it right ## Well the main issue is that the Methadone itself is very addictive and you could end up trading one problem for another. That is the reason that Suboxone has become the preferred addiction treatment option, because it has helped many more people become drug free, rather than have to stay on a lifetime maintenance dose of it, as happens with most people that use Methadone. What has your doctor recommended? ## yes,... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Methadone.
Fri, Jan 29 '16, 12:21 PM
Fast tapering off methadone
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I've been going to the hell clinic (methadone) for a lil over 5 yrs. I had 6 take homes for most of that time. I told them i wanted to go down 2 mgs a day. They said i wanted to go down too fast & I'd be "unstable" so they took away ALL my take homes. I told them to start taking me down 5 a day then instead of 2 mgs. I only have 2 more days to go. I don't want to start old pill habits, but will taking Lortabs or small amounts of Morphine help with the withdrawals? I'm taking xanax (prescribed) & lots of vitamins & vit c. & of course Immodium. Just wanna know if taking small amounts of lortab &/or Morphine will help a lil with the withdrawals off Methadone? I've came down A LOT in the past cpl wks. Any advice is very appreciated. Thx! ## He... ...
Updated 11 months ago in Methadone.
Mon, Oct 31 '16, 10:28 PM
alprazolam 0 25mg methadone i takeing having getting off of
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I'm taking 180mg of methadone & 0.25 of alprazolam 3times a day I stopped alprazolam with a great deal of discomfort sleepless nights & was at that jumping off place. Is there a safe way to use both of these drugs? ## Hello, Geronimo! How are you? What type of problem were you having while taking both of them? They can both cause sedation and depression of the central nervous system, but unless they were causing you some problem or symptoms, there'd be no reason to worry. Many people do take such combinations regularly. The FDA lists both these medications as also carrying the risk of being habit forming and they may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, irritability and constipation. Did your doctor tell you to stop taking it? It can be d... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Alprazolam.
Sun, Jul 05 '15, 11:09 PM

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