Re: Methadone detox
hi, sorry nobody's replied to your post as of yet. I've not detoxed from Methadone, so not completely sure what the process is, although from talking to folks here it's not all that different than from detoxing from oxy's, percs, vics, whatever. Some of it will depend on what dose you jumped from. If you were still on a relatively high dose of Methadone, the withdrawals will be worse, if you'd gotten down to a lower dose, they'll be less.
You've been through if before with pills, so you've got an idea what to look out for. Make sure you stay hydrated, that's a biggy, try to keep some food in your stomach to ward off the nausea, even if you just nibble on crackers or dry cereal throughout the day. If the diarrhea persists you can use Immodium, you need to keep that under control, as dehydration is possible. Sleep is a big problem for most, you can use Melatonin or Valerian Root which are herbal supplements, or Benadryl for that.
There's a Board Search bar at the top of the page. You can use it to look for posts from people who have posted about Methadone withdrawals. There have been plenty of them on this Board but it's been a while.
Sometimes the anxiety can get worse if you keep yourself cooped up inside, try to get outside a bit in the fresh air, take a walk, get some excercise, work your muscles.
Hang in there, it's hard work, but it's worth it, sounds like you know that already.