Discussions that mention methadone

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I've always read that the proper dose to swith from methadone to subutex is around 30 mg. Then you should wait for 48 hrs. after your last dose,because of methadones long half life. If you have been a heavy opoid user for a long period of time,most people have better luck on methadone. I have been thinking also of
switching and I've been on methadone for 18 years. My counselor doesnt think I would be a good candidate for the change but I have heard of others doing it. Good Luck if you decide to switch. Does he go to a clinic?
I'll tell you my story: I was on 50-60mgs of methadone a day for about a year and a half. I went off of it for 1 week, thinking it would be ok to take the sub then, and I almost had to go to the ER. I know that every Dr's different, but mine put me on morphine until the methadone was out of my system, which took about 2 weeks. Methadone gets into your fatty tissue and I've even heard into your bones.. I just know that it hangs around for a long time. So just be careful if you switch.