Not a 12 stepper wrote:warondrugsiswaronme,
Hello, and welcome to subsux.
I can help you taper your methadone dose, but it's going to take time.
If your street connection is solid, and you get the same type of methadone every time, I can walk you through what your gonna have to do, to keep the suffering to a minimum.
My first question, is about what type of methadone you've been getting. Liquid, or pills?
If it's pills, what type of pills are they? Do you always get the same type of pills?
The reason I ask, is because I've found that methadone varies a lot between manufacturers.
I'm glad you joined the forum, before you switched over to sub. Hopefully, you'll be able to taper off methadone, and won't ever have to battle with sub.
Just wondering if you have a shorter name, or nickname we can call you-
thank you for your response. and i am sorry it took so long for me to come back. it's because i really think there is no hope and all i can do is suffer through it. if i keep going this way it will take forever for me to get off.
i am taking pills.. they are 10mg pills.. always the same.. very reliable source. METHADONE HYDROCHORIDE Tablets USP 10mg Roxane Laboratories".
it took me 6 years to get down to this dose. at one point, when i was in a clinic taking the orange biscuits, i was at 180mg. this dose was too high for me, but i did it to save some for my boyfriend who had been kicked out of the clinic. but half the time i had to swallow all of it if someone said something to me on the way out - i would be forced to swallow the dose. after he got his act together, i got my dose down to 90mg. the time frame is hard to day.
anyway, about a year ago, i was at 50mg. if i remember correctly, the last couple i have been tinkering down at about 20mg a year. the process went faster when i was at a higher dose.
a lot of times i am withdrawing by the time i'm ready for bed.. and it's hard to sleep when this happens obviously. other times i am fine even when i wake up the next morning. it varies so much.. i've even noticed that i withdraw heavily at certain times during the month.. but i think that's a woman thing since it falls around my cycle.
thank you for any help,