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HELP!!! tapering off methadone

Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by Mommyrox, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:40 AM.

  1. Mommyrox

    Mommyrox Member

    1st let me say im nervous as hell I've never posted on any type of forum b4 ...... My story--- I've been on a methadone clinic for the last 14yrs. My dose has never been over 90mgs........ I will say IT SAVED MY LIFE!!!!!!! Im now at a point where im done. So current dose is 22mgs. & im decreasing 2mgs every 16 days... Im scared shitless of the withdrawals and im hoping to get advice here on what I should take to help alleviate symptoms. Im starting with the excessive yawning- sneezing nonstop- watery eyes ....... Those are so far all tolerable. Any & all POSITIVE suggestions welcomed. Thanx for reading
  2. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Mommyrox hey there! thanks for reaching out! glad you're trying to get off methadone... i'm not that familiar with this, so can't really give great advice... i do think working with a dr. to wean yourself off is a good idea.

    others will share their tips i'm sure...but super glad you're here!
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  3. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    Ok first I will say im not a Dr I speak from personal experience alone.Congratulations on your dedication to get your life back,im proud of you and you should be proud of you as well.So if your now dropping 2mg every 16 day's your "Physical" withdrawal symptoms should be minimal, however the physiological issue's, at least from my experience are the worst but it depends on what kind of family and or friend support you have after.If you have a good support network that will help a lot,I got sober after I lost everything, the material thing's honestly I could care less about as I can always replace any of them however I waited to long and only have support from people on this site.I am grateful for this community for sure but I am starting to understand that a person need's human interaction to heal properly and I have 6 1/2 month's sober, minus the meds prescribed by my Dr as I wait on knee surgery. So if you have great support you will have an easier time so just incase you don't I recommend find an NA group now as you taper so you have positive people in your journey. Stay Strong and God Bless
  4. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Mommyrox... I'm assuming you're getting your methadone from a clinic? If so, can't they advise you on how to best wean off of it with minimal withdrawals? Just a thought. I don't know anything about tapering off of methadone, so I would suggest you talk to someone at the clinic or a doctor about it.
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