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1365106 tn?1277909588

useing fetanyl patch to quit methadone help!!

does this fetanyl patch really work to avoid withdrawls from quiting the methadone. i want to quit everything and i found a doctor who will put me on the patch from 54 mgs of methadone.keeping me on the patch for 6 weeks than taking me off the patch. i would like to talk to someone who has experienced this process and talk with them please it wpould help me out very much. its a very scary situation.
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1310633 tn?1430224091
Replacing one narcotic with another? I would strongly suggest you not do that.

Cold-turkey *****, but it's the best way to completely rid yourself. If you replace your methadone with fentanyl, you'll just be posting again in a few weeks asking us how to wean yourself off the patch.

My 2 cents.
535064 tn?1293218091
I am not a doctor, but my opinion is..DON'T DO IT!!!! I detoxed off of fentanyl cold turkey and it sucked. I would not wish that on my worst enemy. Please think very hard about this decision....and el_em_en_oh is right, you will be back asking how to get thru the terrible w/d symptoms in a few weeks.  Be careful and take care.
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