Congratulations! I, too stopped 2 weeks ago. You will love not having to go to the clinic! Your doseage story is similar to mine, but i was only on it 1year. I also started feeling it at 30mg, and yes, back pain was a big symptom for me. It is better now. I just woke up today feeling normal. Chills and nervousness hit me about 4-5 days after last dose, but it is nothing u cant handle... just really annoying. Biggest happiness for me is not having to go to the clinic every morning at 630 am before work.
Hopefully Gnarly and Kelco and Soulscape will get on here soon-they are more knowledgeable... and positive!
Back pain is a VERY common withdrawal symptom. We have pain receptors in our spine that are freaking out because they don't have their usual opioid relief that the receptors are used to. They call it "Rebound Pain" and it will settle down as your receptors get used to not having the methadone in your system.
Make sure you are getting some nutrition and drinking plenty of fluids. Hang in there!
Congrats on Jumping mate, and yes the back pain is normal, i used a heating pad and hot showers or baths ,which ever you prefer, advil helps wonders with the minor back pain. it can be annoying. Just remember what ever symptom hits you , keep in mind it will pass. Exercise is very key , it will help your body start to produce the chemicals it has been missing on its own. Keep us updated , we are here to help. You GOT this, just take it moment by moment.
You have done an awesome job on your taper.
You have been given some great advice.
We will all be here to support you.
Day 4 and still feeling good, Still working out and eating healthy. I'm still waiting to get hit with some serious w/d but I am wondering if its ever going to come at this point. Have I dodged a bullet or is it still too early? I'm thinking by day 7 if I am still not feeling any physical w/d I'm sure it's not coming. I have been dealing with my back pain for months now I don't even consider it withdrawal lol But it is very much active and very fustrating..
Besides that.. I hope everyone is having a great day!
Right on day four!! I am on day 147 of no methadone. When I jumped I felt slow and sneezed a lot but that's it. I have arthritis of spine so back does have pain though. It was just weird I didn't get any other symptoms from the first day I quit. I slept and ate regularly. It amazed me. Everyone is different but it is possible to get off methadone without bad withdrawals or no withdrawals. Posting helped me and this community is awesome. Taking it one day at a time..........peace