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Old 09-17-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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methadone withdrawal after short-term use

I did a trial of methadone (up to 5mg 3x day) over two months. After a week at 3x/day, I got so tired and depressed, I just wanted off it. So I tapered down to 5 mg over a couple of weeks and now have stopped cold. It's now day 5, and except for lingering tiredness and occasional flu-like feelings, it hasn't been too bad. Is that because I was on it for such a short time, or should I not be surprised if things get worse before they get better? I'm really not sure what to be prepared for or how long it will take before I feel more "normal".


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Old 09-17-2005, 01:59 PM   #2
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Re: methadone withdrawal after short-term use

Hey Linda, If your not having a problem by the 5th or 6th day it's not likely thngs are going to get any worse. ThBY day 6 you rpretty much have none left n your system and if you were going o have problems you would know. I think the low dose and short duration, and the lack of any psych facors will make it easy to switch to a differnt med. It's great you recognized the meth blahs so quickly, hopefully that wasn't the only affordable choice.
Take care, Dave

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