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Lothexadone detox.....need advide

Discussion in 'Opiate Withdrawal Treatment' started by Bish186, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Bish186

    Bish186 Member

    This will be a long post. I have questions about detoxing from methadone using britloflex. Thank you for your time.


    I'm currently 7 days in on a lothexadone detox to come off of 8mg methadone. I have been "clean" for nearly 3 years and tapered down 1ml a week.
    I started the detox on Monday.

    My goodie bag contained:

    200microgram lothexadone (britloflex) tapered up to a max of 8 tabs on weds/Thurs. Then tapered down to today to 2 tabs.
    5mg diazipam
    ??mg zopiclone
    Buscopan
    Metroclopramide
    Ibuprofen
    Paracetamol

    Plus a 1/4 ounce of weed and my nightly dose of Mirtazepine (30mg)

    I've done really well so far the last 2 nights have been very hard but my wife has helped alot. We have a 10 month baby so it makes things alot harder as I can't just sit and do nothing. But I have done ok. I've had to drive 5 miles every day to collect my 2 tabs of diazipam and zopiclone (they won't give you the whole weeks worth for obvious reasons).

    My prescriber came out 4 days mon - Thurs to check my BP and make sure I'm coping. I have tended to wake up feeling rough and withing an hour felt no "rattle" but extremely weak. Almost to the point that just getting off the toilet (8 times a day) was such an effort. But by Friday I seemed to be on the mend. Apart from the insomnia. That got worse and worse, and I read online that 30mg Mirtazepine will wake you up not sedate you, so last night I took 15 plus my what ever of zopiclone. Had a good 5 hours straight sleep then woke at about 3am for about 4 hours fell back to sleep for 40 mins and have woken to cold sweats in my armpits, and my feet have that horrible feeling. If you have had W/Ds you will know what I mean. And they are sweating but also freezing to the touch.

    I honestly thought I had breezed it. My prescriber said day 5 would most likely be the hardest but this morning I feel rough. I took my second to last lothexadone about 45 mins ago but don't expect it to do much any more.

    Anyway that's where I am. I just wanted to know has anybody else done this kind of detox, I'm at a place in my life where I don't crave the stuff no more, the wds aren't making me want to go score, so I guess that is a posetive. But I don't understand the point of taking the britloflex if I'm still gonna feel rough at the end, I honestly thought the idea was to take it to override the days you will feel bad by blocking the noradrenaline. But alot of people say day 10 is when they start feeling better so why do it over 7 days and not 10?

    I'm off to get my last zopiclone and worthless diazipam now. I was told to take them and not save them so I did but wish I had saved them now. 10/15 mg might have helped but 5 just does nothing to me.

    Sorry if this has rambled a bit but I just need a bit of advice really. I am disappointed that after 7 days I seem to still be Asif I'm on a day 1 cold turkey.
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  2. Bish186

    Bish186 Member

    Day 8 now. Feel worse today, my local clinic is useless. Waiting for a call back from prescriber but dunno wtf a single 5mg diazipam is gonna do.

    The misinformation is what has me most wound up. All I was told is after day 5 it gets easier. I breezed day 5. Day 6 7 8 they feel like I just started.

    My WDs feel like if you smoked your last bit the night b4 and u wake up rough, n by lunch time ur goosebumpy and sweating n everything feels horrible. I honestly need advice, I know I have about 10 ml of methadone laying around somewhere n I'm pushing myself to not go find it.
  3. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Bish186 hi there. thanks for reaching out. i'm sorry this is so rough... i do commend you for going through this detox. i have not been through this, so i don't have anything to share on that end. maybe your body is detoxing now from the things you've taken to detox from methadone...... just a thought. the body does have a way of knowing how to heal itself on some levels.

    i hope the clinic can be of better help to you.

    i know it's easy for me to say, "just wait it out. it will get better." but i know that won't make you feel better. maybe think about day 20. day 20 will surely be better than day 8. :) and one day, all days will feel soooo much better.... play the tape through. this is but a minute moment (though a really challenging one)...in a life time.

    here to listen, so keep writing if you wish.
  4. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Bish186 hey there... how are you doing today? just wanted to let you know i was thinking of you.
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  5. Bish186

    Bish186 Member

    Hi there, thanks for replying. Just knowing somebody took the time to read all that means alot!

    I finally got hold of a prescriber on Monday afternoon. [After being ignored by my local Gp.] He checked my BP and it was 167 over somthing I can't remember. But he said it was mild/borderline hypertension (I think it was more the anxiety of feeling left on my own (my assigned keyworker doesnt work Mondays). But he put me straight back on the Britloflex for 3 more days, and 2 5mg diazipam a day for 7.

    Today is day 11 and should have been my first day without the lothexadone but somewhere along the line I missed one tab so I took it this morning and I haven't been too bad. Just exhausted all day, awake all night.

    I am definitely on the mend but my feet and armpits r constantly sweating, but I went shopping yesterday and I'm taking my baby to a friends house tomorrow while my wife is at work. So that will be the tester!!

    I think getting out helps so much even just a drive (it's -5 out so not up for a walk!!) but hopfuly I don't over think in the morning and work myself up again.

    I will keep any updates and once I'm through I will make a detailed post for anybody else thinking of doing a detox like this as there isn't alot about experiences with britloflex as I don't think it is available in the US.

    It has 100% worked and now I'm 12 hours away from 12 days since my last dose of methadone so I'm keeping my hopes up I feel no worse than today. And maybe one day feel a sense of pride in overcoming this.

    I was 18 when I first hit a H spliff. Im now 31, that's long enough. I have already won in my opinion because it's not inside me any more. Anyway enough rambling (I haven't spoken to many people as you can see my methadone addiction is only known by very few ppl)
  6. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Bish186 hey there! thanks for responding and checking in. i am glad to hear your optimism and progress. that's great!

    i do hope that the physical issues subside soon... you've been through a lot and seems as if you are on the mend :)
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  7. Bish186

    Bish186 Member

    Day 15 check in. Withdrawal symptoms mostly gone. I've been out every day of this detox. Im back to work on Friday. Feeling fine physically but a bit low but I think being stuck in this room for 2 weeks hasn't helped. Im pretty much done though. Clammy feet my only gripe right now. But that will go in time. Maybe one day this will be of aid to somebody else.
  8. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Bish186 hey there! thank you so much for the update! 15 days is great! i'm so happy you are feeling better...and yes, getting back to work may do you good :)

    you're sharing your journey here will certainly help others who are wanting free from addiction.

    so again, thank you for sharing.... wishing you the best of everything :)