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Want to quit methadone

   I started taking methadone about 2 months ago to get off of Oxy. I am currently on 75 mg of methadone and am considering quitting cold turkey. My question is, if I do this am I going to have withdrawals? If so how long will they last? Thanks for any and all help.
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Hi & Welcome,

Why are you going cold turkey instead of tapering? You will surely have withdrawl (withdrawal) but it may not be too bad because you were on it such a short time. My concern is that will jump and if you have withdrawal you will go back to the pills. In other words I fear that you will trade one for another. I don't advocate Methadone. It's a horrible drug. But if you decide to go on it then take the time to heal yourself. Just putting the drugs down isn't enough. I don't think anyone can possibly tell you how strong and how long the process will take. Everyone is different. I hope you decide to taper instead of jumping. Let us know. We are here to support you.
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have you been attending counseling or support groups?
methadone is only supposed to be part of a recovery program.
how long were you using  oxys and at what dose?
did you start at 75mgs of methadone and have maintained there?
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