Your state of mind during wd plays a big part. The more positive you are the better you will be. It isnt any fun but just rolling with it makes the time go faster. Insomnia is a big part of this along with the energy but it doesnt last forever. You will feel so much better when you get your knee fixed and that will help with the wd's too. Being in pain weighs real heavy on us. We will be here to help you thru.
Thank you so much Gnarly...It is great to see I am not alone with this..
hi......the vitamins are a 3 in one you can pick up at walmart I found out about them wile researching methadone detox for myself and was in the grips of withdrawals 1/2 way therw a taper its calcium/magnesium/zinc take 4 at dinner and 4 with breakfast start this about 3 daays b/4 you start to detox......I was already detoxing and it made all the difference my withdrawls where cut in 1/2 the trick with getting off methoadone is to keep your serum level stable you can reduse it just give your body a chance to ketch up wait at lest 3 days between drops in dose and you should be fin this is not something comfortable to do it takes resolve and perseverance I can help you when the time comes I have helped a lot of people get off this drug dont underestamate its power funny thing is I was on dilodid when they put me on methadone also it is a great pain killer but it come with an evil withdrawal will get you threw it get your knee fixed first i plan on being here a wile been here over 2yrs so when your ready will dfo this good luck with your surgery and God bless....Gnarly
I believe when the time comes my pain care doctor will instruct me how to get off these meds, and maybe I am in a state of anxiety due to having this surgery...Maybe I just worry to much but I have done a lot of reading here and I am afraid of getting off methadone as I have read a lot of horror stories...
Sometimes I feel washed out and I have been thinking it is the methadone...To be honest it helps a lot more with pain than other meds I have taken...Someone mentioned here it is like you are in a fog...I have had those days...It is true, it helps me sleep better......I guess from what I read here the insomnia is the hardest to get through when withdrawing...I mean can't doctors help with this?
I have known some people to have knee replacement surgery and it does seem to take time. They were older also and we dont heal like we did when we were 20!(i'm speaking for myself here!!) The pain should actually go away once the healing is over. Tapering is the thing to do with the meds also as methadone comes with alot of issues. Will your doctor help you with this?
I am so sorry, should have checked but I meant stopping all meds after I have healed from surgery...I am probably looking at three months unless I have little pain...I hear this type of surgery if extremely painful...
Have you talked with your doctor and told them that you are going to taper down on the Methadone? Did you mean you are going to stop the meds after your surgery?