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I've been on methadone for a week and a half. i started at 30mg and went up to 90mg. then i lost my car and can't go to the clinic anymore. its been a few days now and i know i'm going to go into withdrawal. i have some suboxone i was prescribed from befo

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Dr. Rick Barnett
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Ok: You will be ok taking Suboxone.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Slow down/get help: first and foremost, contact the clinic and see if they can help you - there may be someone who lives near you who can carpool, or public transportation. I am concerned about a clinic raising you so rapidly - this is not in keeping with modern concepts of patient titration. Suboxone may make your withdrawal worse within 2-3 days of taking methadone.
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Last updated Feb 25, 2022

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