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Brandi,

Oh my, how you are loved and supported. Five pages of responses, and they are all rooting for you!

Four days closer rhan you were four days ago, and going off at 1mg you should start feeling a little better starting tomorrow. I know it has a long half life, but certainly not like methadone, so if not tomorrow, then the day after.

You've read on here, one day, one hour, one minute at a time. You've gone through 5,760 minutes, whats one more, two more, etc.

You're on that road out, and you know what you have accomplished to get here. Done turn around, don't even look back. Look forward to what you know is there, what so many people have told you is there...YOU, clean, happy, confident, proud, and ... an excellent example for those that follow you on this site.

My prayers are with you, Brandi.

Friend999
Hey guys..

Well, it's been a full week since Sub. If I start to feel bad.. I take an ultram.. but I go to my regular Dr tomorrow and am going to lay it all out and see what he says.. My moods have been shifting a lot.. (more than normal for a female.. ;) ) He talked about once I was off the sub putting me on Wellbutrin.. so I don't know.. I just want to be free of taking all things.. but I know it's a gradual process.. if you chose the route I did. You just take things to get you through the process and then wean off of it.. lol What a circle. Lortab to methadone to morphine to suboxone, klonopin and rozeram for sleeping, (which is not habit forming BTW) and now the ultram when I start feeling the butterflies in my stomach and the leg pain or back pain.. As for how to handle the real pain once I'm through all this.. I have no idea... what do people with chronic pain do once they become an addict.. and can't take the medicine that makes the pain go away??????? That's a big question for me.. that no one seems to be able to answer.

Anyway, just checkin in.. I'm hanging in there and getting better every day I think. I ended up having a virus this weekend on top of this.. so that was nice.. lol

Peace out.. talk to yous guys later..

g8trgrl
I guess the rush to get off of sub is mostly because I got on the drug to help ease the withdrawals from methadone. And the whole thing was to taper off of it.. But when I did what I was supposed to do, I felt so bad once I got off of it. My Doc said it just wasn't time. Good for him, he gets more money.. I'm sorry, but that's the way I feel about this place I'm going to. I feel that they are just money oriented. I just get confused sometimes because no one told me in the beginning that it may be hard to get off of the sub. I thought it would be a piece of cake. Then I started reading on here and talking to some people in my group. I know every person and case is different. I just want to get this chapter done in my life so I can move on. Don't get me wrong though. Being on suboxone is so much better than being on other pills.. wondering where you may get your next pill from. For that I'll always be grateful. It's just so confusing!!

But I only took 3mgs yesterday, and today I'm going to try to only take 2. Then we'll go from there.. :)

Talk to you all soon!!

Love,
Brandi