Hi, I'm new here, I'm a kiwi so Hi all from the south pole.. Well, my situation is this - having had a poppy seed habit (oh yes, they work alright)for about 5-6 years i've decided for various reasons to go on a local methodone program, which I think will end up with me cruising onto a dose of maybe 20-30 mgs a day. Having had limited access to PT for a while now i've been on a horrible emotional/physical rollercoaster and i crave stability. also, believe it or not, the cost of these seeds hits me in pocket real bad, so help is a good option. esp a bit of old councelling also etc. and monitoring - yeah, i don't mind handing myself over to the organization..doing a course at college and think that the program could be a good way to keep me stabile and motivated.
ANYWAY, before i do this, i hear many differing opinions on the drug. One that i fear is, of course, the dreaded withdrawls. i hear they last longer - for months even - years even..I've heard some real horror stories, dropping down is fine, but even coming off 1 mg is hell. I'm not an idiot, i know it won't be easy, but what I'm asking is, speicifically, what is methodone withdrawl like compared to opium?
can anyone describe it for me, what should i expect? Any symptoms exclusive to methodone? How long is too long to be on? I envisage perhaps staying on 3-4 years.
well anyway, um, post yer thoughts. I'll appreciate thee input. You know, users are amongst the nicest people I know. And so..so intelligent...strangely enuf.. We all seem to , i dunnow, perhaps many of us use to assist 'playing the roles' assigned to us in mundane everyday life. Something for the boredom for those who have 'thought' about society that little bit more (too much) perhaps. We're all different.