Do you need an antidepressant? Have you been diagnosed by an experienced professional? The doctor will guide you with dosing and when to begin if you truly need it. Good luck!
Don't put the cart before the horse. Not everyone requires anti-depressants. There will be time in the near future for you that you will feel down, and maybe even cry. I had a few of those days over the course of the last 2 months. (I'm coming off instant stop of 120mgs of Methadone btw) For some, they are passing phases that don't really require meds, for others, however, they are needed. Let a doctor make that determination based upon the longevity and severity of your symptoms. Once you get to 30mgs, monitor your feelings. At around 20-30, people really start to feel it, and you may need to slower the titration process a little, dropping it 2.5 instead of 5 for example, or 5 every 2 weeks instead of 1.
Hey david welcome to the forum and congrats for taking your life back so far so good your taper is going well my advise is to let your body be the final judge in dropping dose if your in withdrawal and really starting to feel it stop for a wile and slow down your taper get up to walmart and pick up a 3 in 1 vitamin calcium magnesium zinc and start to take 4 with breakfast and 4 with dinner methadone robs your body of these critical minerals and makes the withdrawal that much worst most people do ok but when you get down to 20 it gets hard keep posting for support we can walk you threw the whole process
Gnarly-u have been so helpful to me in the last 8 months... you have great advice. I started methadone because the pill wd was too much. Im alone in this-my husband has no clue. Im down to 40mg... going down 5mg a week. Im so sick of going to that clinic. Tried pills once, but didnt realize the methadone blocks the high, so im happy to say i havent had a high in 7 months-im ok with it.
Hi David....well it can be tuff with a husband or wife if there ''normies'' no mater how you try to explain it they just dont understand.....outside support helps look up N/A meetings and start going ''one addict helping another is without parallel because one addict can best help and understand another"" keep posting here for support your not alone in this you will be in my prayers
How are you feeling today? Are you still wondering about an antidepressant? I was just curious as you asked about it in your first post. Keep up the good work one day at a time.