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Old 09-30-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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My first day on methadone.....

I'm on 30mg of meth a day 10mgs every six hours. I have the worst possible combination which is, the real need for serious pain relief and the dependancy on opiates. So, we went with the meth simply because the VA Hospital in Leavenworth, KS doesn't have sub on their formulary. But my doctor is fighting to get them to buy it. 19 VA Hospitals have decided to stock it, so when and if my VA Hospital buys it, I will switch to sub. I have to say, I owe my life to my doctor. She is a psychiatrist with over twenty years of experience and she specializes in addictionology. She really knows her stuff and I'm in good hands. So, thanks to all of the folks on this DB who helped keep me headed in the right direction, it took some time but here I am on the road to recovery. Oh, also, I've taken 20mg of methadone, and feel a barely percpeptiple buzz, but nothing to get excited about. Thanks all for the support and I'll keep checking in. Hopefully I'll be a veteran in recovery experience and can pass something on to those addicts who follow. Oh yeah, my wife is behind me 100%, although, I have to build the trust thing up from ground zero.


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Old 10-01-2004, 06:01 AM   #2
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Re: My first day on methadone.....

Right on DCV...
Good to hear-and i bet they'll be getting the sub soon-and if you want to switch than you are on the road to recovery..and thats the most important thing.
Im slowly tapering down from suboxone-and w/o having this option-id be using right now-thank God for maintainence medications!
Gives you a chance to stop that cycle-and hope for recovery..
Wishing you the best-

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