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    No More Green is offline New Member
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    I'm 30 and I've been on Methadone for 8 years now. In 2011 I did get off it, but I started taking >>>>>> again - just so I could sleep!

    Anyway, I'm down to 8ml; I have been for about a week now. I'm finding it easy enough, but I keep waking up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep - only if I wrap myself in loads of blankets (my girlfriend likes to leave the window open all night and it's freezing). It's a good job I have to get up at 6am for work.

    What tips would you give me to get off this horrible stuff? I hate it. My life would be as good as it can be if I didn't have this hanging over me. It's time now and I'm going to do it, no matter what.

    Thanks.

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    Hey No More. I was on methadone for a year in the past. I ran out of cash unexpectedly - and they kicked my ass right out the door, immediately. I was on 120 mls. I have never been so sick in my life! I roughed it out for a good two weeks before I caved...

    I would say just taper yourself slowly. It sounds like you are on a pretty low dose and that is a hell of a start. I wish our gfs had opposite temperature preferences during sleep! I am always burning up in here and there she is wrapped up in a heap of blankets. I just wanna open this window, put a fan in it and totally kill the heat!!

    I hope you keep us posted. We all know you can do this! My best wishes, are now with you. You got this man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by No More Green View Post
    I'm 30 and I've been on Methadone for 8 years now. In 2011 I did get off it, but I started taking >>>>>> again - just so I could sleep!

    Anyway, I'm down to 8ml; I have been for about a week now. I'm finding it easy enough, but I keep waking up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep - only if I wrap myself in loads of blankets (my girlfriend likes to leave the window open all night and it's freezing). It's a good job I have to get up at 6am for work.

    What tips would you give me to get off this horrible stuff? I hate it. My life would be as good as it can be if I didn't have this hanging over me. It's time now and I'm going to do it, no matter what.

    Thanks.
    Its good now you are taking 8ml but taking >>>>>>e is mistake of yours.Its next to impossible to quit from >>>>>>e.Methadrone somehow better but if you are continue with it several diaeseas will grab you and you already grabbed by these diesease.Just try to consult a good doctor and try to avoid this...
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    Have you tried Suboxone? Should be a better option to Methadone, because it lowers the chance of abuse and helps slowly get rid of the addiction...
    Last edited by Anonymous; 05-21-2013 at 12:53 AM.

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    Take a half a dose, flush the bottle, never look back, you may not think you can but you have to at a certain point, just do it, keep a pill and a half so you don't have seizures from withdrawl, and just never go back, you will look back, just don't go back.

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    Well, I do not think getting off methadone will be a deal breaker or even a big deal when it comes to your comfortable sleep at night. Work hard, eat balanced diets and take a lot of physical exercises regularly until you are able to form a new habit as well as lifestyle. I think you can then enjoy your nighttime sleep.

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    only way i ever beat methadone was cold turkey.. 220mg ..yup cold turkey.. it was the worse thing i ever felt in my life.. i even got down to about where your at..stil couldnt do it.. after about 30 days i slept ... METHADONE IS THE END OF LIFE.

    when it comes to sleep..i guess its the TONIN BURN OUT .. NO TONIN NO SLEEP...
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    My name is Greg and I am new. I am getting ready to start my methadone taper. I am at 80mgs. I would really appreciate any feedback or suggestions. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by peter force View Post
    only way i ever beat methadone was cold turkey.. 220mg ..yup cold turkey.. it was the worse thing i ever felt in my life.. i even got down to about where your at..stil couldnt do it.. after about 30 days i slept ... METHADONE IS THE END OF LIFE.

    when it comes to sleep..i guess its the TONIN BURN OUT .. NO TONIN NO SLEEP...

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    Hi Greg.
    You could start your own thread that way you will get some individual support..
    Are you tapering through a clinic a dr or how?
    Do you have pills or liquid?
    Methadone is the end of life..
    I am 6 months off and never ever looked back..
    There a few people on here regularly that have gotten off of it that can help..
    I will check back later.

    Iluv2

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    hey greg.. SUBUTEX in the end was my saviour -FR ME THAT IS.. now if you havent had it before and use it short term..you can kick metahdone and almost feel no withdraw---but if you start on the subutex daily you will be just as hooked to the methadone..BUT FOR ME IT IS LIFE..i couldnt live with metadone..now i just get my 90 pills for the month like a normal guy..no lines..no sickness..UGH! GREG I REALLY CANT OFFER MUCH BUT ..GOOD LUCK.. as it is the worse thing i ever had to do in my life. if you have bbeen on it mor then a year...and have no bback ups..or if you are already addicted to other items..all of this will matter...as everything can help..even a little weed...smoke some pot...WHEN YOU CAN TRY AND REMEMBER TO LIVE... again if its been a bit..your legs and arms will just give out for a few weeks..the quicker you use them again and out of bed the better!!!!! MOVE YOUR BODY..get your diet in line NOW.. AND IM GONNA BE VERY HONEST... yu will hit a point whee YOUR TAPER DOES NOT MATTER if you are not using aything at some point... you may be at 8mgs or 15mgs or whatever...IT WILL BE ON YOU LIE A MONSTER!!!!.. so be ready.. its goinna feel like I GOT THIS--- but then your body is looking for that certain amount.. ...FIND SOME BENZOS..METHDONE IS NO JOKE and if you cant be in a hospital..CREATE ONE!!!

    sadly.. METHADONE IS A TRICK!!! and yes it works for some but IMO it killed my sister..and destroyed my life.. i would have rathered used dope and then found SUBUTEX...BUT I KNOW others have said SUBUTEX has ruined their life.. SO WHO KNOWS???... GREG MERRY XMAS..I HOPE YOU DIDNT DRINK YOUR TAKE HOME EARLY???---i remember i use to as the clinics were closed XMAS!!.. and GREG THAT IS ONE THING WITH SUBUTEX and diagnosed already with SAD and BIPOLAR ---having to catch a bus EVERYDAY..and run and make sure to make this clinic and if i didnt then i stil had to hit the dope man!!!

    i also will say that i am very lucky and my MD of 10 years got his SUB-LIC just for the heck of it ..so i just get my subs written ..NO HOOPS .. THATS ANOTHER THING .. and i will stop goig on and on im sorry..but $$$$...my subutex is 2.85$ month..methadone even when i was dead poor was 200$ monthly!

    ....sorry i hope i didnt ramble...-peter
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg61 View Post
    My name is Greg and I am new. I am getting ready to start my methadone taper. I am at 80mgs. I would really appreciate any feedback or suggestions. Thanks.
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    i see subutex is mentioned above and in plenty of places on this site greg... im new here myself..

    but not new to opiates sadly at all... SUBUTEX for over 5 years now.. had everything films and all..reg generic subutex is best.. IMO..

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    When you feel fine at your current dose (8ml), then taper another 1ml. You are very close to the end, so just taper 1ml each time now. Once you feel comfortable with the new level, then taper again. Once you get to 1ml, you may find that some days you ever forget to take it.

    However, everyone is different. We can only offer from our personal experiences. I've read posts here where people hate this drug, or that drug, but it works great for others.

    If you have managed to get down to 8ml of Methadone, I would suggest you stay with Methadone, and SLOWLY taper 1ml when you feel like you are doing good on your current dose.

    Just my 2 cents.

    -Slash
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    I m actually in a therapic center for addiction problems, I take methadone at 160mg/day since nearly 15 years...I never did >>>>>> anymore and was not thinking anymore about that drug...3 months ago I had my first big issue in a therapeutic center I live for a while, I stayed for 5 days eith no methadone, they told me it was a mistake and gave me something which wasnt methadone, after 5 days I went to the hospital and felt in coma for a while...I didnt wanna go back in this center because in 1995 I stopped everything in 1 week 200 methadone + 2gr >>>>>>e/day with no drugs to help and felt in coma for 3 days, they had to call my mother I was nearly dying...
    The center sweared to me that it won't happen anymore til I got confidence and went back.to them...3 weeks after this time I had methadone feeling but with strong neuroleptiques syndrom that are typicalls (hearth going fast, tic, couldnt move around, got blocked, my face was not reacting anymore), I told this to the new Doctor which arrived when the first issue happenned with my methadone, (very bizzarre) what was happenning that there is something not right in my methadone...He told me that I m paranoiyng, but I m not!!! I know drugs and effects since I m 13 and I m 44 now and tried nearly everything...
    Last week suddenly on thurdsday and friday big issue once again, no methadone for 2 days withoit neuroleptique effects, I made like if I did not feel anything and went to buy my methadone in the street that I havent been since 1995, if not I would fall in a coma for sure again...

    I called this weekend all my doctors they all think I m its impossible but center where I m is not abble to give drugs to people, snd people who works there are old addicted ones, my educator told me 2 weeks ago that he was sniffing my vyvanse while smyling????Of coutse it can be true nothing is checked, no doctors, nothing and they give drugs like Methadone, morphine, amphetamine (I m pretty sure they take it from our drugs and make party after trough themif I write here its I spoke with my mum all weekend and we dont know what to do, if I go there tonight I m sure it will start again this week but this time they lock me inside for me not to go and buy some..

    I just want to say its been since 1995 that I never did >>>>>> anymore and That I never had one issue with my methadone....I swear on my life (I was addicted from 2011 til 2014 to methamphetamine and wasnt just thinking anymore at all about opiat, for me it was something very old and I was asking to reduce my 160mg methadone 10mg/week since I ve started this therapy but nobody listenned to me)
    I m very afraid because I know I wont support withdraw with nothing to drugs to help of 160mg methadone I m taking since 12 years now, I ll fell in coma and must probably after 50 hours...

    With my mum we wanna go to the Police/Cops to tell about situation, the only big problem its a Judge which placed me there to treat my addiction disorder and Strong ADHD.

    If someone 's got an idea better than mine please reply asap I must go in 3 hours allready....

    Thanks so much for your help, if a professional listen to this please contact me or send me your phone i ll be back to you and will think the best way to sort it out ths crazy situation which is an nightmare for me +41763280074 whats app also my name is stephane from switzerland)PEACE!!!!!!

    I never had schizophrenia syndrom or psychosis nothing at all....I m fine in my head totally fine except addiction and Adhd...Best Regards
    Stefan from Switzerland

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    Hello Stefan, welcome to the forum. I'm kind of confused. Are you in a government run treatment center? I know you said you are Court ordered inpatient/outpatient. Can you go to another treatment center? Do you have a primary doctor you can discuss this with.
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