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eight weeks and two days clean from methadone.
Some of you know me I'm snowflake. I finally beat the methadone and I feel great. Lots of energy, everything is a little brighter and sharper now that I am sober. To be honest I'm still trying to get used to this new me. LOL. It takes some getting used to. I was always used to the methadone in my system. Its like a whole new me.....If I can do it other people can too. Like ive said before there is light at the end of the tunnel. I hope this helps give encouragement for all of you out there struggling to stay sober or going through withdrawals. I forgot what this feeling is like and its wonderful. You can take control of your life again and now I feel I have purpose and meaning. Even going to a interview today. Thank you everyone for your support, because without it I wouldn't be sober today. Thanks everybody.

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Congrats on your clean time snowflake!!  Give yourself a huge pat on the back as you did all the hard work here.  You sound great!
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Hey snowflake, congrats to you! Wow you are doing so awesome, your hard work paid off, it is so great to be free of the evil beast known as methadone! It's my turn next, I am at 10mgs going to 9mgs this Thursday.I can't wait to be in your shoes! Take care and thanks for posting.
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CONGRATS...how did u come off decrease slowly or just jumped off?i took my last dose yesterday of 1mg..ive been on for 7yrs n over the last 2 yrs takin it slow decrease by 1 mg every other wk...was at 75mgs n havent felt much w/d yet...besides rsl..n minor back ache..was really weak on day 2 n 3 of 1mg  guess my body needed to adjust but felt great day 4 n 5 n today should be day 6 on 1mg but ive had it just wanna be done all ready...so gueess ill see how i feel in 2 days.if anything i do have 8 bottles even if i just drink half  for a couple of days. but really just wanna be done..thanks for sharing ur story.
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hey kara,
congratulations hun. i am so glad that you are feeling sooo much better.
so proud of you and so very happy for you.(smiling)
what an awesome post. it is a new,improved,clean and sober you and it is wonderful!!!!! keep on keepin' on.
thanks for the update.
continued blessings to you,
debbie
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I stopped methadone cold Turkey because I ran out n have no.money I'm on day 4 no diarrhea yet but the sweating and freezing is killing me I'm so weak and tired. Do u guys think I'll get diarrhea issue or does it usually happen sooner? My son has cancer n has a lot of oxys n methadone but I will not touch his meds. I'm just scared of the wd since I have to take him to get chemo n blood transfusions etc all the time I can't be sick like this at the hospital with him all the time. Any suggestions especially with the sweating n freezing?  Thx
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What dose were you on? How long were you on methadone? I quit at 10mgs....but I always recommend to taper.. but since you cant you should be feeling in the midst of withdrawals at this point. I took tons of vitamins, if you need a list let me know. They do help. The first week was the worst....then the next 2-4 wks you will not be able to sleep much or have a appetite. I lost almost 15 lbs in two wks. But you can do it....its just a long process, with methadone having a long half life, that's why you don't feel the withdrawals for 3-4 days. If I can do it you can too....I hope I answered your question and if you need anything else let me know
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I started at 80 mgs...stayed there for 2-3 months then spent another 8months titrating down 3mgs a week. I ended up getting so impatient and wanted off of the methadone so bad I just quit at 10mgs. But since your at such a low dose I think your withdrawals will be minor in comparison....I took a lot of vitamins...I can give you a list if you would like. Good luck and I think your journey hopefully wont be as painful....but if I can do it at 10mgs you most surely can at 1mg.
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