It has been on my mind for quite some time now, getting off of methadone. However, I have been on it for well over 6 years at this point! My dose is pretty high too, at 285mg!!! I so badly want a life that is free of the chains that methadone literally wraps around you then gets locked off with a keyless seeming padlock! I feel like it has been so long since starting methadone, not to mention the demons that had led me to it in the first place, that I have altogether forgotten what it's like to truly FEEL! I do, however, believe that I am in a better place now than compared to where I was at before starting methadone maintenance. With the New Year quickly approaching, I feel like my life is FAR OVERDUE for some really big changes!! Even though methadone was and has been a "lifesaver" with helping me maintain my sobriety and given me a chance to get some stability in many aspects in my life, it now feels like a huge mountain that I must get over in order to achieve some of the most important goals that I've set for my adult life! A loving & healthy relationship and having a child &/or children are things that I must achieve! The problem lies here: methadone. I am so scared though to have to endure the sickness and pain that comes with meth withdrawal! I am SOOOOO sick and tired of being sick and tired! I literally feel like I might not make it through! In all reality, approximently how long would it take to "taper down" from a 285mg dose that I've been taking for so many years? Really though, I am scared to death to have to go through withdrawal!!!! :(
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.