Hello & Welcome.
I think YOU are doing great. I too got down to 30mg on my Methadone that was ordered for pain. I went c/t off of 3 meds back in 2012.
The physical is over before the mental. These type of meds change the chemical makeup of the Body and Brain. It is them Brain Chems that have to adjust back after the removal of these drugs. This will take some time and patience. Try to keep yourself re-directed as best as you can. Take in some kind of exercise, sun, music, healthy foods and good vit/min. These will help bring back up those "happy chems" that we have knocked down during our drug use. Just go with the flow and let them emotions come out. You can pick up some Epsom salt that has Magnesium in it and take tons of baths, this will help relax you and help draw the toxins out. Magnesium, Potsium and D3 help with Anxiety and Muscle pain, plus sleep. You will find out what vit/min help with sleep, anxiety and moods and some for energy. We are a great group of people here with our own tips to help with the w/ds.Drink tons of fluids and mostly water. You can add lemon, powdered vit/min and so much more in the water. Fluids will help flush out those toxins. There is so much more to add to all of this but in time you will be feeling better. Set yourself up with some aftercare. Support is SO important. This is not a Me thing but a We thing and like any other disease we need help. Just hang tight and sooner or later you will see the light as your eyes will shine once again. I wish you the best and WE are here for you. Go around and read other postings. Jump in and talk with others, this will help you keep your mind off the w/ds for a bit. YOU will be fine. One step at a time and one day at a time. Do not get in a hurry and frustrated as this will all balance out in it's own time. I wish you the best. Keep us updated..Congrats on taking your life back. Pick up some complex Amino acids too. Protein will help with the brain.
Fight now and until clean, and especially after that, till the fighting becomes a habit, seems fight no more, seems normal, just like you never were using and never will be a user anymore. But you will know yourself and that gets better with time.
Good luck to you! I wish you all the best! My sister is severely addicted to methadone and keeps saying she wants to quit, but it's been years. I keep encouraging her to tell her counselor the truth, that I would go with her, to no avail. I will be praying that everything goes smoothly for you!
Went down to 2mg and the w/d are starting to set in. Last night I couldn't get any sleep do to rls and elbows. It wasn't unvearable , but still annoying.
Hi....well I tapered down to 0 from 150 and it took me 8 1/2 months I was going to jump at 5 but my phyic doctor told me it would throw me into a mania... (im bipolar) my advise to you is to jump now no reason to torcher yourself for 2 more weeks just get it over with I was in a constant state of withdrawal from 5 down and tapering below that was miserable just get it over with you still will go threw the withdrawal even from taking it to 0 just get it over with and get on with your recovery sleep willl be hard for a wile they do make some stuff for the restless legs and arms it called highlands restful legs you can get it at walgreens for me the''energy crash'' was the worst part it can take a wile to get over keep posting for support there is life after methadone.......Gnarly