Well it's been 13 months since I posted this and still drug free. Became a 1st time grandfather to twin identical girls 2 weeks ago. I feel great for 1st time in 25+ years without any drugs in my system. Wish I had done this 24 yrs ago.
I used Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Bee Pollen granuales; ate really really clean, lots of dark green leafy foods and lean protein, drink bone broth and LOTS of water for flushing; when I couldn't eat i used those meal replacement shakes which would make me feel a bit better even just for a couple of hours (I FORCED THEM down my throat!); I used L-Tyrosine after a few weeks to help with the brain fog, it did actually help.
Take Motrin (take 3/4 at time if you have to, no different than a Motrin 800), they do help.
I took a ton of Epsom salt baths every day. I kept headphones on as I found music helped me immensely...nothing too dark as it will mess with your head!!! One thing I found that made me feel better was watching stand up comedians...kind of weird I know, but laughing helped alot. Try to sit in the direct sun as much as possible as that will help with your vitamin D level.
Most of all just come to terms with the fact that this is going to be a process that takes a little time. Being on methadone for 22 years (no matter what amount) is going to be hard to detox from. Your not going to sleep....don't sweat it b/c there's not much you can do about it and you will eventually crash. We don't die from lack of sleep. For the RLS....this is what I used (though I know it's going to sound weird)....I tried the Highlands Homeopathic med but didn't work for me. My husband bought me some really tight diabetic sock/stocking things from the pharmacy. There tight and compress.........they helped alot!
Keep coming on this site and we will keep checking in to see how your doing. Most of us have done exactly what your doing right now....so talking might be of help as well.
Is the Thomas Recipe still being recommended here? For detoxing comfortably.
How are you feeling today? You can do this. I use to take methadone too and came off of it successfully. I was so scared when I made the jump to no methadone. But I made it through and it wasn’t bad at all. Are you having any symptoms from stopping?