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How To Get Off Methadone Without Painful Withdrawal
I have been on methadone for about 3 months got up to 50mgs and now im down to 30mgs what's cheapest, best way to get off with least withdrawal symptom?
Im in mmt, i didnt mussed my last 3 doses of methadone,i triedso hard to get through withdrawals. except thursday morning around 7 am i took msybe a half of a 800 mg. neurotin,and i friday 8 am i had to drop. will it show in ua. i sure its like a 7 panel
My dose when i stopped cold turkey was 120mg methadone.It's day 5 without it and im feeling mild withdrawals.Can i take suboxen now?
Please see a doctor: You need to stop Methadone for several days and be in full withdraw for suboxone induction. The dose for suboxone will be determined by your doctor during the induction. Please do not start it on your own. Please see a doctor asap and discuss your need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Methadone withdrawal may not peak for 7-10 days and may last for several weeks. In general, at pharmacologically equivalent dosages, studies have shown Methadone to produce a withdrawal syndrome that is less intense but longer lasting than that of heroin. However most people who have experienced both tend to rate the Methadone withdrawal as more severe. ...Read more
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Been on methadone for 4years. Never lasts full 24hrs. Feel withdrawals after 19-20 hours. I've gone up in dose over&over again and it does nothing. Y?
Try buprenorphine.: Methadone theoretically has a half life of about 36 hours, although this may vary considerably from patient to patient. You may be a rapid metabolizer. I would recommend trying Buprenorphine (suboxone, others), which can be dispensed in a doctor's office, and the dose ; frequency customized according to your needs. Downside is cost; it is considerably more expensive. www.opiatecure.com. ...Read more
Been on 30mg of methadone for 90 days. How bad would the withdrawals be if I quit cold turkey today?
It depends: Every person is different in their response to chemical and physical addiction to medications. You should discuss this with your prescribing physician, addictionologist, pain specialist or other health care provider before coming off this medication. You might be one with little or not withdrawal symptoms, however the symptoms could be severe. You state of health is improtant & could be harmed! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I want to stop taking methadone iam on 125mg I want to switch to Suboxone as soon as possible how can it be done with no withdrawals?
Very Complicated: The guidelines for switching someone from Methadone to suboxone are complicated and very specific. You need to be down to 30 mgs of Methadone per day for at least one week, then completely off Methadone for at least another week before taking the first dose of suboxone. Otherwise, taking suboxone will cause severe opiate withdrawal symptoms. Methadone stays in the body a very long time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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