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Old 04-30-2004, 04:10 AM   #1
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to some methadone experts

i've read and been talking to my councelor they told me first of all that the reason my detox was so bad was because i went from 30 well lets say 50 because i never took the prescribed dose because my tolerence was so high to 0 w/o weaning and also my pain dr told me that because i had a physical dependence i should have no physchological attachment to this drug which maybe i think the first could be true but the second just does'nt make sense any answers would be awesome is there really a difference between physical dependance and addiction i just think drs say this to save their a$$ but maybe i'm wrong thanks for reading kelleigh

 
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if you take any opiate for a period of time say two weeks at the prescribed dose then this is when we become dependent.when you take over the prescribed dose more and more then this is when addiction rears its ugly head.im gonna make some people mad with this statement but i have tried every drug out there and if i had kids and they were gonna use drugs some day i would rather them use any other drug and stay away from the opiate based pills and herion.the opiate drugs are the hardest to get off of and once the brain is used to them you will think about them the rest of your life.everybody says that once you get on the pills you can never get off them completely and im startin to believe that and i hate to say this-spark

 
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if you take any opiate for a period of time say two weeks at the prescribed dose then this is when we become dependent.when you take over the prescribed dose more and more then this is when addiction rears its ugly head.im gonna make some people mad with this statement but i have tried every drug out there and if i had kids and they were gonna use drugs some day i would rather them use any other drug and stay away from the opiate based pills and herion.the opiate drugs are the hardest to get off of and once the brain is used to them you will think about them the rest of your life.everybody says that once you get on the pills you can never get off them completely and im startin to believe that and i hate to say this-spark
i think you're right thanks for the input ever since being on methadone i know i have a physchological attachment i think physical dependance is a crock and i'm living proof thanks spark kelleigh

 
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so glad you are doin good kell keep up the good-spark

 
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np...in order to have the most comfortable detox from methadone you should drop 5mg every two weeks...when you get to five you can split the pill and then do a day of methadone,a day of placebo for two weeks for the physco part of it....when people jump around and then stop doing methadone at lets say 20mg they will be hurtin puppies....chef

 
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np...in order to have the most comfortable detox from methadone you should drop 5mg every two weeks...when you get to five you can split the pill and then do a day of methadone,a day of placebo for two weeks for the physco part of it....when people jump around and then stop doing methadone at lets say 20mg they will be hurtin puppies....chef...clonidine/trazadone to finish up

 
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np...in order to have the most comfortable detox from methadone you should drop 5mg every two weeks...when you get to five you can split the pill and then do a day of methadone,a day of placebo for two weeks for the physco part of it....when people jump around and then stop doing methadone at lets say 20mg they will be hurtin puppies....chef...clonidine/trazadone to finish up
chefob i already detoxedfrom methadone i think 86 days now i went from 40 to 50 to nothing thats why i was wondering if my detox was so bad come on chefob i need your answers where are you is this why i'm still suffering from such a high dose to nothing where the heck are you

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so glad you are doin good kell keep up the good-spark
THANK YOU SPARKOCET

 
Old 04-30-2004, 07:29 PM   #9
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i am currently in the middle of a controlled withdrawal from methadone. a 3mg reduction every three days. will keep board informed as i continue

 
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i am currently in the middle of a controlled withdrawal from methadone. a 3mg reduction every three days. will keep board informed as i continue
thats awesome keep up the good work kelleigh

 
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