Heres my opinion and it's only my opinion so you can take it or leave it,either way I am here to support you.I was on methadone for almost the same amount of time as you were.I tried twice to taper and both of those times I failed and went back up.The third time I got down to 25mgs and I just jumped.You are at a low enough dose that my advice to you would be to just jump.There is no painless way to do it and you are already dealing with the w/d symptoms so why prolong the agony.There is research that indicates that depending on the amount of time you were on it,there is little to no difference from coming off of 30mgs or coming off of 3.I have known plenty of people who have tapered down to nothing and experienced the same w/d for the same amount of time as I did going c/t off of 25.Again this is just my opinion.I wish you all the best and I'm here to support you no matter what you decide to do...Kim
Wow, did i really just waste 6$ a day for the last five months if that is really the case?
Kim is right. My psychiatrist who is also an addictionologist said once you get down to around 40, there is no difference in coming from there or zero. You hit bottom either way. And why make yourself keep feeling bad for weeks? Just drop off and go with it. I'm doing the same thing in 2 weeks. I'm coming off at about 35. $6? Mine is $13 a day!!!.
hey girleee...well I just did what your tring to do I went fro 150 to 1mg in 8 1/2 mo
I had a 6 1/2 yr habit to kick...and kick it I did I got 29 days clean today...my advise
is to jump where your at ...going thew the last 5 mg will make you miserable...
at leat it did me...Ive got a fried who just jumped at 5mg and is doing ok...it tuff for the first week but very doable...my withdrawals where no worst when I jumped then when I was tapering below 5 mg I was doing 1mg a week and would go thew 4 days of withdrawals each time I droped...its just not worth it...jump and get it over with
annyway I wish you the best of luck with whatever you decide keep posting
and there are pleanty of people here that will walk it out with you..good luck
and god bless ...gnarly...P.S message me if you want more info I got to run for now
Well, I'm in canada so maybe thats why we pay 6$ a day. I don't have benefits so I pay but 90% of people who are on methadone don't pay anything. Welfare, your job or being a student covers it. I'm just disappointed my doctor never told me theres no difference whether you drop from 35mg or 1mg. Actually I'm kind of angry. I prolonged withdrawel for so long. That *****.
the other posters who said it are correct. There is no real difference between tapering slow and walking off from 40 except the slow taper draws out the misery in my opinon. I don't thing you are getting anything good from 4 mg. and would like to see you get some supportive after methadone meds like clonidine, bentyl and maybe valium if you don't abuse benzos. I did well the last time going from 110 mg. to 0, droppin 5 mg. per day. You come a long way and hope to stay postive and have faith and finish this thing, for good. all the best
I am curious how you are doing? I have been on methadone and clean off a long i.v. drug addiction to herion for 1 1/2 years. My highest dose was 90mg and I have tapered down to 4mg. I have had almost no withdrawal symptoms.. I mean I have anxiety and start to yawn and sneeze, but it's manageable and I am not puking. I am wide awake by 6am. I have been debating about jumping off from here, but my clinic seems to want to keep me on this stuff forever, and frankly am over it. Any advice from your own experience? I am a full time mom and can't drag this out any longer.