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  1. Suboxone is a God send.
    ... going through a similar process trying to get off of methadone and hydro but since suboxone is another opiate I've...
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  2. Detoxing after 3 mos. of IV Dilaudid
    ... years of intensive use between morphine, dilaudid, methadone , and duragesic patch that I am once again craving...
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  3. Dear Friend's "I crashed" Day 11
    ... withdrawal-suppressing drugs. Since I just started methadone 6 wks. ago, I'm only in the very beginning stages...
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  4. Dallas Through the Looking Glass and What She Found There...
    ... failed attempts at c/t & tapering & how I'd found a methadone /suboxone clinic, so by at the end of our talk, I decided ... doctor, the counselor and myself, it was decided that methadone would become my program--I pretty much just put myself...
    ... anything like that? I've heard that once you are on Methadone for a while, you no longer feel anything and that ... also know that it's extremely easy to overdose on methadone because people are looking for that high and can't...
    ... LOL!!! :) Knowing practically nothing about Methadone (and still undecided about the Suboxone), I will leave ... -who have started up their lives again, thanks to Methadone . And I'm sure they will be happy to help out. I...
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  5. Screwed & in full W/d's......now what!?!?!?
    ... ... So, I finally got the guts up to go to the Methadone clinic this morning. Made the decision that I was ... few days. Now, I'm even more nervous about the Methadone clinic after seeing the people that are there. They ... understand. She says " Well, if you don't want to go to the methadone clinic, then just go through the withdrawals now, ... truly would appreciate it if anyone who is attending a Methadone clinic can tell me some of the more positive aspects...
    ... Well....the methadone heads at the clinic look that way for a reason. My ... kick all of that $hit. I've never been a big fan of methadone ever since I watched my nephew in agony while he kicked...
    ... I'm not a fan of methadone . Now, I know it has saved a lot of people's lives ... those cases it is a blessing. The way I look at it, methadone maintenance is for people who have kicked over and ... over only to start using again. The only methadone clinic near me which is 70 miles away weans you off ... the methadone . They don't provide it for the rest of your life. ... daily trip. The surprise test where you better have methadone in your blood and nothing else. There's a good ... here get take home on the weekends. They sell their methadone and use their drug of choice. As for how you were ... bodies as fast as they can. I never considered methadone . It's long acting. If you do go into wd, it doesn ... worst wds there is. I have a friend who is doing a methadone taper on his own. So far, I see him using lots of ... methadone and no signs of the taper part of the plan. And he ... opinions. I am sure you will hear from people who methadone has helped. There are some. I just think they're far...
    ... us the euphoria from the hydros are blocked by the methadone , so taking a pill is just a waste. DJ, I'm sorry...
    ... about the being on my vicodin and then starting the methadone . I was taking anywhere between 10 and 20 of the 10 ... tomorrow morning and we'll go ahead and start the methadone ...can you do that for me, for yourself?" I promised...
    ... I am so sorry to hear about your experience at the methadone clinic, I can see why you felt like re-evaluating ... days, the doctors asked me if I was interested in methadone , I knew nothing about it. The rehab facility didn ... You've heard all the opinions on this board about methadone , trading one drug for another. I guess I don't see ... the thoughts never went away. With the other drug ( methadone ) my life has been rebuilt. I no longer manipulate ... says it's "so nice to have me back". I don't think of methadone constantly, in fact, I really don't ever think about ... there is absolutely NO comparison. I have been on methadone for several years, and quite frankly, I really have ... personal doubts about when and how will I get off of the methadone . I think once you are stabilized at an adequate dose ... doctor will probably have a better idea of how the methadone treatment will work for you. The amount of drugs you ... difference in your treatment. When I go off of the methadone , I will be tapered off under medical supervision, ... wonderful friend through group therapy. She was on methadone for 6 years. She slowly tapered off of it (with no ... She remains clean today, and she has been off the methadone for 3 years. There are more stories like that, but ... turkey, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, suboxone, methadone , 12 step programs, WHATEVER it is, if it works for ... been caught up in. If you remain interested in the methadone clinic, maybe you can call someone there and talk ... for you. I will answer any questions you have about methadone , or about anything else. Like I said, methadone has ... done in the past. Maybe now you see why I believe in methadone .....it works, and it literally has saved my life....
    ... is not about them this is about you and if you feel Methadone is the way for you than swallow your pride and go ... your girlfriend do so. I have conflicting views on Methadone as I have seen first hand how it restored the life ... place I did also, but it is illegal so I was offered Methadone , I refused. The bottom line is you need to be open...
    ... recovery...i have chronic back pain so if i dont take methadone ,im in pain and if i dont have methadone i would go ... slowly.....they went from like 50mg to zero in a day.... methadone aling with suboxone are your only maintance routes...
    ... long new post tomorrow titled something like "My Methadone Debate, new questions". All of you who have posted...
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  6. My new take on Suboxone!
    ... club. LOL I bet we could recruit a few members. Poor Methadone man is breaking my heart. I remember day 5 and I tapered...
    Medications also discussed in this post: suboxone

  7. Vicodin & Pregnancy...?
    ... month and went on to have healthy babies, and those on methadone through the entire pregnancy who have had healthy...

  8. need quick answers about Methadone
    ... Oxycontin ed for almost a year. Thats why I'm going to the Methadone clinic in about 4 hours. Wish me luck everyone. I...
    ... paperwork to be done. what state guidelines are. etc 3] methadone withdrawal and how long it takes is not a reason that ... normal. effects will be minor in most cases. 6] methadone is the best thing ive done about my addiction. it ... train wreck that was my life in active addiction. with methadone you will avoid withdrawal and also prevent cravings...
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  9. Thank-you
    ... am in the process of quitting. I have been on methadone for about a month, and its going well so far....NOT...

  10. [B]Fisherman's New Thread on Suboxone[/B]
    ... whenever I could with morphine sulfates, dilaudid, methadone , heroin, and any other hard narcotic I could get my...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lortab Morphine Oxycontin dilaudid benadryl suboxone

  11. 60 days clean and worried....
    ... out..of taking the nessecery meds-unless-you took methadone for pain..for 5 days or so. I wish i had some better...
    ... procedures I may have to go through since I am currently on methadone maintenace therapy to help me get off the hydros. ... they provide. I was concerned about being on methadone as I have no doubt I will be facing some kind of medical ... addiction has turned into recovery. When I told my methadone clinic doctor my medical history, I asked extensively ... with my permission still, (I believe?) that I am on methadone . For example, if I had to go under anesthesia, the ... anesthesiologist would have to know that I was on methadone so they don't under medicate me and I end up feeling ... everything! Yikes!!! I have no qualms about the methadone clinic's dr. disclosing to a surgeon or whomever might ... be doing a procedure on me that I am a methadone patient. The clinic dr. said he writes the other ... anesthesiologist, etc., that I am on "xxx" mgs. of methadone (currently I'm on 105 mgs/day), and I will require ... the procedure than the average person who is not on methadone . But then I told the clinic doctor that my goal is ... it, as a relapse or a setback. He told me that all methadone patients are monitored & watched very closely by both ... talking about ;)!) from the staff simply because I'm on methadone trying to help myself with my addiction. Now when ... when the dr. looks at my chart and sees that I am on methadone , he will simply adjust the post-op or post-procedure...
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  12. To all Suboxone users or interested !
    ... bupenorhine therapy.....another myth is how terrible methadone detox is...it is only as terrible as you make it. ... ...have to go very slow with suboxone and methadone cause of the half life of those drugs...now comes...
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  13. Cross Addiction...Thoughts On???
    ... was evil to get off of and twice as bad coupled with methadone w/d,s. but i did it .thanks to you guys and my loving...

  14. Can't get off Lortab
    ... impossible with anything else that I have tried. Even methadone . I went without for a day when I was out of town...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lortab Vicodin suboxone

  15. want to stop slamming but i refuse help
    ... alot like me..chronic relapser..i chose Suboxone-like methadone but a pill-it totally kills the cravings-you don't...
    Medications also discussed in this post: suboxone

  16. what is Methadose?
    ... Are ' methadone ' & 'methadose' similiar or the same? Curious!...
    ... methadose IS methadone !!...

  17. Hydrocodone Addiction - Need some help...
    ... day ( 3 tym relapse i decided 2 go 2 wht thy call a methadone clinic 4 help thy helped n lied . thy replaced my ... doc so he can taper ur meds 4 u r chech out a local methadone clinic cheaper n safer 4 now, but dont lt thm bs u...

  18. Its to hard
    ... there are two/three types of maintance drugs...im on methadone right now...but i have back pain issues...at four...
    ... there are two/three types of maintance drugs...im on methadone right now...but i have back pain issues...at four...
    ... to 2 months....back in 1984 when i detoxed off of methadone the wrong way,which it seems everone does,i didnt...
    ... determimation and will power.right now i take 30 mg of methadone aday no more no less and its a life test everyday...
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  19. HELP Cold Turkey or dosing down?
    ... reminds of me back in 1993 hold of addiction.....im on methadone ...60mg daily....i dont go to a clinic...a doc can ... back lumbar 7 region...but for pain if i dont take methadone im w/d sick....its a wicked disease i told ya but...
    ... us. And no I don't take his meds anymore...he's on methadone now and I have no interest in it. I've never taken...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydrocodone Lortab suboxone

  20. Question about methadone..
    ... venting finished. So anybody know anything about the methadone . Guess I can ask at the ER, but I have as much faith...
    ... I don't know about the methadone , but I wanted to tell you that from my experiences...
    ... Ok heres my take..if you can get some methadone i can give you a detox plan-to wean you off the opiates ... you are on-based on my own methadone home detox-that worked well-(same as they do-in the ... approx-5 days-you will need a total of 100-150 mgs. of methadone -(the more the better)-by the last day you take 10...
    ... Brenda - Since there are no methadone people coming on board yet, today, let me just say ... little I know about it, before I go offline here. --- Methadone is taken daily (like Suboxone) to stop the withdrawal ... prescribed for use at home. --You become "addicted" to the Methadone --but you no longer have to seek out any other drugs ... experience on other opiates. (I have not heard of methadone for benzos.) --I have not heard of people just "taking ... know that others who are familiar with and have taken methadone will fill you in here. I really know nothing....but...
    ... hurting anything. Ggrl, I only have about 5 mgs of methadone and really no way or money to get more. I'll make ... is highly doubtful that one will fly. There's a methadone clinic 70 miles away. Obviously I can't drive that...
    ... it usually starts to feel better. I will say that Methadone at that small amount probably won't do much for you...
    ... there. Okay...as far as your question about the methadone ....I am on methadone and have been for a while now ... experience with it. I have not heard of using the methadone how you are talking about. When starting methadone ... be in the process of withdrawing off the opiates. Methadone is not effective for benzo addiction...so the fact ... that you are taking benzo's may change the way the methadone works for you. Also....you really need to be under ... medical supervision when taking methadone ...I know, I know.....you want to do this on your own...
    ... keeps records. There are no detoxes and the nearest methadone clinic is 70 miles away. They may have some data there...
    ... Treatment centers I called all warned against methadone . In my opinion, you become a slave to it. What if ... of junkies "Jonesin". You do get addicted to the methadone but Suboxone is non addicting and in my opinion, a...
    ... started on our healthcare system!!! :-) 70 miles for Methadone ? That's outrageous!! I know that right now you...
    ... did you say you were coming off opiates or benzos? Methadone won't help w/ benzos-you must be very careful detoxing...
    ... to make it my personal mission to get a detox and a methadone clinic in this county. I will go to Charleston and...
    ... and percocet.....then moved onto roxicodone.....then methadone ........i was taking any pain pills i could get by ... the time i went into re hab. Methadone is a partially agonist (meaning that it is not a full ... arent supposed to give you such a euphoric high...... methadone is used in the treatment of heroin/opiate/opiod addiction ... use before you become addicted....withdrawls from methadone are horrible lasting up to 7weeks.....basically like ... and covered in sweat.......i eventually just used methadone as my main source of drug , because i could sleep ... all night with the methadone because it has such a long life.....i also noticed ... while on methadone i didnt even think about getting high because it lasted ... and i knew that.....but i realized i couldnt live on methadone all my life i was up to 30mgs daily at least..... ... .... methadone blocks all other opiates so if you take methadone ... called naloxone in it that blocks opiates like the methadone .......dont keep taking opiates or think that you can...
    ... Brenda, I was on methadone for almost 5 years and personally it became my drug ... actually addicted to anything before I got on the methadone program, but it is really easy to get on a methadone ... personally would suffer through this if I were you. The methadone is 8000 times harder to get off of then what you have ... taking and it will get better. i detoxed from the methadone cold turkey and it was pure hell for at least a month ... get any drug and all I wanted at that point was the methadone anyhow. Hope this helps!...
    ... meantime, I read yesterday's paper. The headline was " Methadone Manslaughter." It's a story of a woman who went to ... where there were all kinds of drugs. She brought some methadone . He wanted some so she gave it to him. They all ... victim to even know what he had taken besides the methadone . They don't get it, do they? Brenda...
    ... Ok heres my take..if you can get some methadone i can give you a detox plan-to wean you off the opiates ... you are on-based on my own methadone home detox-that worked well-(same as they do-in the ... approx-5 days-you will need a total of 100-150 mgs. of methadone -(the more the better)-by the last day you take 10...
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  21. I am stopping vicodin starting tommorrow
    ... surgery I was taking vicodin, neurotin, percocet, and methadone . I felt so crappy that I worked hard just to get down...
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  22. I need advise from those who have had addictions to vicodin please!
    ... time I took anything from him, he gave me a 20 mg methadone and told me to take the whole thing. I had no tolerance...

  23. ULTRAM. Nonadictive? Not true
    ... knew it was only going to get worse, so I went to a methadone clinic. That was 3 years ago. I never went higher ... than 86 mg of methadone and am now weaning off of methadone. I am now down...
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  24. I Feel Awful
    ... and daily update. I'm seriously considering the methadone clinic right now but it's a hour drive one way and...
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  25. Well started suboxone today and........
    ... ULTRACETS TO HOLD OUT TIL TOMORROW........I HAVE A METHADONE 10MG JUST IN CASE THE CRAVINGS BECOME TO INTENSE....
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  26. newbie trying to kick
    ... Have you ever thought about Methadone treatment?...
    ... Have you ever thought about Outpatient detox with Methadone ? I have seen it work for a LOT of people....
    ... Thanks for advice guys. I don't need rehab for Methadone , that would be my last choice of things to do. I could...

  27. i think i'm addicted to percocet
    ... to 8 percocet 5;s a day ............then went onto methadone ..............then said this is ******** its ruining...
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  28. New here starting Suboxone tomorrow...
    ... sober. Diet pills when I was a teen, heroin, cocain, methadone , pain killers, you name it I have been addicted to...
    ... clean with Hydro, I know the long acting Narcs like Methadone the longer you can wait the better. I didnt have to...
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  29. Oxy Witdrawl + I'm Pregnant
    ... PM Dr are aware that I am on the meds. My OB ran a methadone clinic for 10 years and is head of Peri-Natal at the...
    ... withdrawls when you are pregnant. I would suggest finding a Methadone clinic. It is usually an outpatient detox. It is a ... healthy babies that are born while a mother is on Methadone .......

  30. Office Based Methadone Maintenance
    ... talk with your doc...Yes the office prescribing of methadone is growing in popularity - quite honestly a lot of ... clinical studies have shown superior relief using methadone to treat nerve pain as opposed to other opiods and ... Neurontin and Topamax,etc... Methadone has a long half life and thus one needs a knowledgeable ... caution.. there are two manufacturers-Roxanne( brand methadone ) and generic Mallincroft (methadose)..if you do ... state and fed laws governing the outpatient use of methadone ( special licensing of docs and outpatient pharmacies...
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  31. Thoughts/Experiences on Wellbutrin,SSRIs,etc
    ... HC. Anyway, I had tried everything from Suboxone to Methadone .....and when I got really sick from the Methadone ... shot.....so I did. Only 3 days after I stopped the methadone , is when I got an Rx for the Wellbutrin. I started...
    ... was caused by drug adiction once I got clean from methadone the depression was much more managable.i got love...
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  32. How to tell valium tolerance vs. toxicity
    ... When I was withdrawing from vicodin, methadone , and neurontin, I had terrible panic attacks. they...
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  33. Need Help
    ... ever suggest that..lol..if you want read my post " Methadone ..change of heart" to make sense of this statement...
    ... through that. There is a very long waiting list for a methadone program, and the nearest one is an hour and a half...
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  34. How hard for those to live on....imagine no loved ones
    ... about it. My sponsee and now my friend who had her Methadone taken is doing well. She stuck it out, as we have...

  35. just need to talk...
    ... Michelle was very supportive of the use of suboxone, Methadone or anything else that will help you become clean. ... ..... I recently changed my mind about the use of Methadone , and suboxone due to a personal experience however...
    ... thier positive experience. I did not agree with taking Methadone , and I post my opinion about that, I would then encourage...
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  36. Important Newspaper Article On Suboxone
    ... Buprenorphine (AKA Suboxone) (article gives details on Methadone , as well), or considering it, should try to call up ... explaining how it was developed, how it differs from Methadone , etc, etc. ---it answers questions that I have seen...
    Medications also discussed in this post: suboxone

  37. Scared, Crying inside............
    ... soooo afraid. I'm terrified. I'm going to call the Methadone clinic tomorrow and see what must be done to get on ... Methadone therapy, but I'm terrified of that as well. I'm a ... self respecting Biochem agency is going to accept a Methadone patient? All these things are flying though my mind...
    ... .............What are the hassles associated with Methadone ? I tried to call the Methadone clinic today, but they...
    ... until I finally did something...I made a call to a methadone /suboxone clinic. I haven't even filled the board ... you real quick with hopefully some answers to the methadone aspect of the clinic I called. First you go in ... feeling that first hint of w/ds, you take your dose of methadone . At this clinic the first day's dose is 30 mgs. and ... necessary for any other physician to know you're on methadone is if you were to have a surgical procedure done because ... reason it can't be based on a sliding scale like the methadone can. For a low income person, the meth is $180/mth...
    ... going to share my personal experience of being on methadone and give you some information to sort through. In ... Dallas Alice said it all perfectly. I have been on Methadone for a few years, and I know for a fact that it has ... your thoughts. All I might add for now about the methadone is that if you are getting ready to leave for vacation ... , I'm not sure if you could start the methadone before you leave. In the beginning of your treatment ... may want to share this concern with someone at the methadone clinic. They deal with this type of thing every day ... have an idea for you...just a thought. As far as how methadone treatment works, although each state has minor differences ... And yes, you will be SO elated when you start your methadone and realize that you have all this extra time on your ... supply....you know the game. Just keep in mind.... methadone is not a cure for addiction, it is something to facilitate ... recovery. Once you are stabilized on the methadone , it's important that you work on your recovery. Attend...
    ... Hang in there and good luck. Oh another thing. Methadone is worse to get off thanthe other. It is the only...
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  38. Another Big Question!!!!
    ... consider prof. help, perhaps a maint. drug like sub or methadone if your a chronic relapser. I don't remember if you...
    ... It makes me angry. So, I do know that there is a methadone clinic here in Baton Rouge. Someone please tell me ... about Methadone clinics as I have NO knowledge about such. Does it ... Thanks for the posts. If someone can tell me about the Methadone clinics before I leave, then I may go there the day...
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  39. Methadone...change of heart
    ... today. By stating your feelings previously on methadone , you were doing just that...stating your thoughts ... it is great to hear you opening up to the idea of methadone as one way that may really work for some, I think...

  40. Still having withdawls?
    ... to help you with the nausea. Alot of people use a methadone based pain killer. THey get rid of the withdrawal...
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  41. NEWSFLASH: Suboxone has just saved another live and another career
    ... about. I congratulate you. I have a sponsee that is on Methadone and although I am not a fan of it, she is able to...
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  42. Easing Heroin Withdrawals (Natural)
    ... managed to get clean for 2 yrs..i did a home detox-w/ methadone - Does she have access to methadone or suboxone(bupe...
    ... Canada, and like your land we cannot be prescribed Methadone , unless we sign into a database, however these databases...
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  43. Starting Subutex - Need help
    ... should be out of your system fairly quick unlike methadone or sub. I don't understand why 48 hrs would be necessary...
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  44. re:rapid withdrawl procedure
    ... You'd be better off trying to detox w/ suboxone or methadone in patient-when you get out of rapid detox the body...
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  45. will this help?
    ... using something less abuseable, like the patch or methadone . You should have a plan as to where you are going...

  46. 2 Weeks Hydro-free Today!!!....a Question To Ask
    ... but not nearly enough, I am thinking of going on Methadone to help with the pain. I’m sorry if you are in...
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  47. Methadone
    ... I can tell you that I was on 1 -10 mg pill of methadone a day for 2years. Never took any more then that and ... but if you plan on being drug free I would skip the methadone ..I do not want to get into any arguments on this board ... I know there are many people who are advocates for methadone . I know as I was going through withdraws I would scream...
    ... bluejulie- Wow-your lucky to get a dr. to prescribe methadone ..kinda unheard of in thease parts-usually you must ... do the clinic. Im not sure if methadone (80 mgs) is nessecery-kinda average for many heroin ... for vikes-seems like alot..if you wanted to detox w/ methadone -you could take half that dose and taper over a week ... your dr. would switch to sub-easier to get off of- methadone is hardcore(in terms of kicking)..but works for many ... people who have really gone thru hell to get off the methadone - Im on suboxone 3-4 mgs..(i think thats compareable ... to approx. 20 mgs. methadone ..and i haven't touched the dope in a year..i was using ... bogged down w/ depression/or cravings.. Either way- methadone /or sub..its better than having to deal w/ a habit...
    ... bluejulie- Wow-your lucky to get a dr. to prescribe methadone ..kinda unheard of in thease parts-usually you must ... do the clinic. Im not sure if methadone (80 mgs) is nessecery-kinda average for many heroin ... for vikes-seems like alot..if you wanted to detox w/ methadone -you could take half that dose and taper over a week ... your dr. would switch to sub-easier to get off of- methadone is hardcore(in terms of kicking)..but works for many ... people who have really gone thru hell to get off the methadone - Im on suboxone 3-4 mgs..(i think thats compareable ... to approx. 20 mgs. methadone ..and i haven't touched the dope in a year..i was using ... bogged down w/ depression/or cravings.. Either way- methadone /or sub..its better than having to deal w/ a habit...
    ... I would be very careful with that Methadone and think about it before you start.Most addictionologist...
    ... Having been a Heroin addict and finding out about Methadone before deciding to take it, I opted NO. Please, I ... The good thing is your Dr. can get you addicted to Methadone and make alot of money off your new addiction. Sorry ... you are going to use anyway once the initial high of Methadone stops you will miss the feeling, so you will then ... probably risk the chance of being dual addicted. Methadone will help you over the physical part of your addiction ... but then what.........now you are addicted to Methadone ....insane....
    ... LOL! Please don't think that I am "knocking" methadone and if you had a 30-40 a day pill habit and/or chronic ... pills a day, I think you could "make it" without the methadone . And I say that because after hearing my addictionologist ... just hate to see you go from eight pills a day to methadone . And I know how "addictive" and what a "hold" those...
    ... to disagree that your does wasen't high enough for Methadone . If you were taking 20 7.5 hydrocodones a day. I ... They say that 8-16 mg of sub is equal to 40-60 mgs of Methadone , so It doesn't seem like that much, and he did say ... have failed at other attempts to get clean, take your methadone and be proud that you are on a road to recovery and ... enough to get a dr. to give you this outside a clinic. Methadone is hard to get off of, Suboxone is hard to get off...
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  48. Banker--we Miss You!!!! :-)
    ... painkiller addiction in 30 years. (A comparison with Methadone is also done.) So....Banker....you musn't "toy ... withdraw, eventually, from Suboxone than it is from Methadone . Both drugs work differently in the brain. Please...
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  49. I'm getting help
    ... she found a dr. about an hour away that deals with methadone (sp?) I need your opinions please, whoever has...
    ... more that disagree with me. I live in Canada, here Methadone is not prescribed for anything but a Heroin addiction ... pills, however that is not the issue. I was offered Methadone when I decided to withdraw from Heroin and I refused ... . It was like trading one addiction for another. Methadone is highly addictive and I find that the people that ... I know that chose to use Methadone are still having addictive behaviours such as obsessing ... over Methadone instead of the other drug they used. If you are extremely ... drug just so you can get over the drug you are on. Methadone is synthetic Heroin. It also has become a multi billion ... I am not trying to start a debate about whether Methadone is a good thing or a bad thing just give my personal...
    ... addiction...im dual diagnosed....bupenorphine and methadone are two long acting opiates used to get a opiate addicted ... overcome the street behavior for opiate abuse but methadone is also prescribed for folks with chronic pain... ... different types of opiates to one,bupenorphine or methadone ....every one is different when it comes to our opiate...
    ... you've got that. :-) Never having been on with methadone or suboxone...I can't help you with that decision ... thinking through similar decisions. I would not select methadone , though, for the reason that it can involve daily ... given a prescription for it. As far as Suboxone and Methadone being an "exchange of one drug for another"---the...
    ... Julie, What did you do? did you go through with the Methadone . Been reading since January and curious with you're...
    ... I bet it was soooo HARD. I am sticking with the methadone ........You know, it is kinda hard, when you are used ... to taking 20+ a day; now down to 5 pills a day, methadone . I have heard that it does not give you a buzz; ...
    ... Julie - I had been wondering how you did with the Methadone . I'm so glad you followed up after that appointment ... you're finding it tough... and some of the "pros" on Methadone might be able to give you a kind. Good to hear from...
    ... HI and introduce myself and talk to you about the methadone program you are on, if you don't mind? To make ... contained only two things...me and hydro...they put me on methadone in liquid form at 30 mgs. a day to start, and then...
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  50. DXM & Wellbutrin
    ... Anyway, earlier this year in March, I did get on Methadone , but I got reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaly sick, BAD after ... that week....but I dont know.....my best friend is on Methadone , and now she is hooked on Heroin. She got on methadone ... I am going off on rabbit trails here... I tried Methadone , Suboxone.......both. I hated Suboxone. I really did...
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  51. Pain pills for life
    ... addict, because I am I will have to choose a route like methadone or sub because I will abuse the pills. Most folks...

  52. Dosage on clonidine?
    ... Hi everone.I am still trying to come down from methadone and noticed that some had taken a drug called clonidine...
    ... wrote each other. I have a lot of questions about methadone I would like to talk to you about...and I remember ... pretty soon when I'm ready to start posting about my methadone quandry, you have so much experience with it, that...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Clonidine

  53. Any Taper experts?
    ... it does get worse,let me tell ya......im on 60mg of methadone a day..i dont go to a clinic,i see my doc once a week...

  54. Quit the Sub and start the Meth? Please help
    ... do or take anything that will ease my pain. Would Methadone give me more pain control than the sub? Is it easy...
    ... a chance if you want? I won't get into the sub vs Methadone controversy as I have my own opinions, however they...
    ... a chance if you want? I won't get into the sub vs Methadone controversy as I have my own opinions, however they ... your recovery process. To answer your question "Will methadone help or offer more help for pain reliefe then sub ... ended up having a herniated disk and had to switch to methadone to get pain relief. The switch from bupe to methadone ... WAS EASY - unlike switching from methadone to bupe which is extremely hard. Now, if you do switch ... to methadone , be aware that going back to bupe is very hard, it ... you switch from bupe top meth so keep that in mind. Methadone is good for pain b/c there is room to increase where ... but if you are in pain and can't get relief, then methadone is probably the way to go - Good luck!...
    ... given the pain issues you have, it seems to me that methadone is probably the option you should go with and I say ... this becuase of the pain issues only. Methadone can treat your addiction and at the same time, help ... clinic scene all together. Pain Specialist Dr's do use methadone for pain patients. Methadone is a good medication ... you can't afford one etc., please go to the nearest methadone clinic. Often times if the methadone clinic is non ... be a better mom, a better daughter/sister/friend.... methadone will help you straighten out your life and get you ... on the right track. If you decide to go the methadone route (and even if you don't), there is a website...
    ... im currently on 60mg of methadone daliy for chronic pain/addiction.....i was on bupenorphine ... back injuries before i decide to be weaned from the methadone ...my doc is cool,recovering addict also...he informed...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lortab suboxone Cialis Clonidine

  55. Need encouragement
    ... do this. I have never heard of subutex/suboxone or methadone treatments. Can someone educate me? I am really appreciativ...
    ... Hi! I know in my area,they wouldn't give you methadone to help get off of vicodin.I'm going to be honest...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Vicodin suboxone

  56. Detox update 8 days sober..I'm Back.
    ... many opinions out there about how to never do the methadone route, or never do the taper route, or stay away from...
    ... many opinions out there about how to never do the methadone route, or never do the taper route, or stay away from...
    Medications also discussed in this post: suboxone

  57. Today I made the call...but
    ... and I made the call to our local clinic that offers methadone and subutex (bupronephrine sp???), and after talking ... director, he says that given my length of use, that the methadone would be the way for me to go...he also said it takes ... then and see what he says. My mind says "try the methadone way," but something scares me about that and something ... scared of saying "I'm ready..." Thoughts on the methadone , the subutex, or a taper? And no holds barred, either...
    ... was you I would forgo the taper, and do the Sub. Not Methadone but Sub. That’s just my gut and what I've read. ... The Methadone I think requires you to visit a clinic every day where ... pain to have to go to a clinic each time I needed the methadone . If I'm wrong someone just correct me please as the ... methadone treatment may have changed since the introduction ... of Sub. Also the Methadone I think has a longer half life then the Sub and it...
    ... that if your addiction requires more that 60 mg of methadone you may have to taper some before starting or, go ... on meth. I am curious if the reason you think that methadone is the way to go is because you may get a buzz from ... had the same thoughts. You can use the lortab on methadone , some folks will say it wont work, but it does, I ... have personally abuse methadone and lortab at the same time. Hop down to the PM board...
    ... you have read some posts of mine, in regards to the Methadone . I don't like it and I don't think it is the way to ... go. I was offered Methadone when I was coming off Heroin and I said NO. I wanted ... not prolong the addiction process. Withdrawals from Methadone are extremely uncomfortable. I just wanted to withdraw ... not familiar with sub. however, I would not suggest Methadone . I know that some people swear by it but, I can't ... in good concious say that would be the way to go. Methadone was prescribed to Heroin addicts to stop the increasing ... have been told that the % of addicts that come off Methadone successfully is very low. They either stay on it for...
    ... other meds). Most of the stories I have read about Methadone are loooooong drawn out re-lapse and dosage change...
    ... my first post here that if I had any questions on methadone , which you thought I'd be a perfect candidate for...
    ... similarities in us. I don't know a damn thing about methadone vs. sub, etc...'cause I've never gone that through...
    ... methadone w/d is not bad at all if it is done right slow,over ... a long period of time...im on 60 mg of methadone ...i was on buprenex,same as suboxone/subutex for 4...
    ... the usual detox meds. A doctor talked to me about methadone , I knew absolutely nothing about it. At this point ... my whole story. I have never mentioned that I am on methadone on these boards, you are the first person I am telling ... Regardless of other's opinions, this is how I see it. Methadone absolutely without question saved my life. My husband ... had tried everything else to no avail. In my case, methadone was offered as a last resort. I also have a legal ... my recovery. I think some people feel if you're on methadone , you don't have to "work" on your recovery...just ... Lets see...you mentioned something about feeling the methadone at first. In the very beginning, I felt the methadone ... It's a blood test, and it will show the level of methadone in our system, right before we dose, and again 3 hours ... proper dose in order to stay clean, that is all the methadone should do.....it should not be giving you a buzz or ... way. Your question about taking Lortab with the methadone .....if you take Lortab and you feel it...you are probably ... not on a high enough dose of methadone . I have had 2 surgeries while on methadone, and because ... methadone should block your brain's receptors from feeling narcotics ... is done by the physician who is in charge of your methadone treatment getting in touch with the physician in charge ... supposed to, and then I was done, no relapse. The methadone should be dosed at a level that you do NOT feel a ... be here to answer anything at all. I have been on methadone for a while now, and it has been truly successful...
    ... to Heroin for numerous years. So, I am not saying Methadone is bad, or trying to influence peolple not to go that ... a recovery house for women, so from my experience Methadone is a maintenence program, it does not help you get ... addicts I can not in good concious tell people that Methadone is good. I am glad that it is working for you. Just ... as you will share your story, about the benefits of Methadone I will share my story about my personal experiences ... of Methadone without judgement....
    ... LOL), I had a friend, whose two pals were put on Methadone . At that time, I have to say, you DID see what I'd ... larger...but less visible... clientele for drugs like Methadone , and the newer--less understood--Suboxone and Subutex ... learning of Jen's almost miraculous turnaround with Methadone --how completely her life has become such a happier ... that--when depression is no longer relieved--that Methadone or Sub can be viewed and used as a "life-time" maintenance...
    ... And the point you made about the new and improved methadone clinics, well that's the first thing the director...
    ... sponsor a number of addicts in recovery, two of them use Methadone . I support them and care for them like any other addict ... robbing Peter to pay Paul. I think that if you feel Methadone will help you through your recovery process, it is ... judge them for thier decision because I disagree with Methadone . I judge no one. I in the years that I was an addict ... with addicts have never seen, ever, anyone come off Methadone successfully without returning to the drug of thier...
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  58. coming down off of fentanyl 1200mcg
    ... already addicted to lortab and had taken a couple of methadone s for the two days prior to seeing him. Because of ... horrible... I was scared to take Sub so I just got more methadone for a two week period and that saved my life. Then...
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  59. Recovery Plan from Herion
    ... new and is an alternative to the more restrictive methadone . There has been a great success rate with bupe and ... to get off once you feel you are ready to do so. Methadone is also a wonderful drug that assists with cravings ... cravings, you owe it to yourself to at least TRY bupe or methadone before hitting the streets for heroin again. Take...
    ... from being able to get high. Is the drug similar to methadone , or does it produce a similar effect? What would be ... a similar choice to methadone , then having to have to go to a clinic? Thanks -Anthony...
    ... wisest choice to discuss it with your doctor. I refused Methadone as it is highly addictive and the withdrawals are ... t want to get off the Heroin to have to detox off Methadone years down the road. I did use Clonidine for the first...
    ... a heroin addict for around a year, she started the methadone programme in Febuary, came down to 6ml and stopped...
    ... This is the exact reason I refused Methadone for my addiction. I didn't want to go through that ... process again. I knew that if I took Methadone I would be stuck for life. The chances of someone ... stopping Methadone is very low. I did not want to trade one thing for ... takes 7 to 10 days and it is over. I believe taking Methadone is only prolonging the pain of addiction. When you...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Clonidine

  60. Dallas Alice? Calling Dallas Alice! Come In, Dallas Alice!!
    ... considered talking to someone about either sub or methadone . I recently learned there is a clinic in my city ... Rockingham said I'd be an excellent candidate for methadone , but then I read the horrendous w/ds people on here...
    ... could potentially go to a pain doc and be prescribed methadone . It's extremely cheap in the pill form... legally ... humiliation of doing it. Also, I have actually taken a few methadone s and let me tell you... If I had a prescription for ... taking 20 - 25 lortabs per day... I swear, I LOVED methadone . However, as you've read... Suboxone is different ... it. But after I started it (which, by the way... methadone made me really hungry too and I know people that take...
    ... Banker, thank you for your honest feelings about the methadone vs. sub situation, honesty about that is what I really ... thing is, after reading about the feeling you say methadone gave you, that is what I would probably lean towards ... opened for heroin and pain pill addicts, and it offers methadone and Bupronephene (sp???) Is the Bup...whatever, the...
    ... heard of suboxone, but I knew this doc would prescribe methadone for chronic addics for pain... so I went in, told ... fortunately, for me), he absolutely would NOT give me methadone ... but tried to sell me on Suboxone. But when he ... ve heard and seen people who do not react well to methadone . Anyway, I do hope you think about it... you will...
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  61. Just checking on you, Banker!
    ... working, for whatever reason. I have a friend who's on Methadone and he was taking Lexepro and he said he woke up one...
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  62. 20 Years Down The Road
    ... year i was addicted to coke,heroin and then 1985 to methadone ....was clean/sober from 1986 got married had two girls ... and maintain off the pills too....now am on 60mg of methadone a day....now granted,i havent died yet..but my recovery...
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  63. Buprenorphine Question
    ... 4 months. When he can't score any of that he buys methadone wafers. When he has nothing he gets wasted on booze...
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  64. Methadone Detox question?
    ... Chef has good info, slow is the key phrase here. Methadone has such a long, long half life that its essential...
    ... 50mg of lortab 10 a day and if i was to try and quit methadone right now the second day i dont think 100 would make...
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  65. Update on my methadone w/d's +-----
    ... HI.. Hang in there ..I was on methadone for 2 years and have not had a pill since april 15th ... the good ole you..The pain that i started taking the methadone for was even worse during withdraws but now has returned ... ,to the bad but not severe pain i had prior to methadone . I will take this pain any day over constipation, ... bad memory and the sweet tooth that the methadone did. Who knows what it does to the brain..I'm sure...
    ... give up the valuable ground you have taken so far. Methadone is an opiate with a very long half life so it can ... SO what may take 5-7 days may take 10-14 days for methadone . I tell you this because you should have this info...
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  66. Rehab or home kick??
    ... real symptoms of kicking-i was amazed-better than methadone detox-and after i was released from the hospital-i...
    Medications also discussed in this post: suboxone

  67. ok ok evryone please stop one second
    ... med-but once your body adjusts-your are great. W/ methadone since its long acting i believe you gotta be off for ... coming off that as opposed to coming straight off the methadone which is a very long taper-even the sub-is a long ... taper process-but the methadone is way harder to come off of-according to dear friends...
    ... methadone im on 60mg daily....i did not wait two days before...
    Medications also discussed in this post: suboxone

  68. subutex
    ... 1 year, and I have helped 2 others get on it from Methadone , If you under 40mg of methadone a day, it will be...
    ... know it is hell for about 5-10 days from 100 mg of methadone a day. When I started They only told me to take 8mg...
    ... anyways...also,these folks complain about the w/d's from methadone and they are cold turking from 100 or higher mgs....
    ... . You will end up in the hospital if you c/t from methadone ... especially that high. I don't know how in the...
    ... substitute that adhears to your receptors better than methadone would. However if you use it too soon you WILL UNDOUBTABLE ... such a good fit to your rreceptors that it PUSHES the methadone out of the way and hence imidiate DOPESICKNESS!!...
    ... My doctor is putting me in the hospital to go from Methadone to Suboxone. I can't imagine doing it without being ... my dose IMMEDIATELY if I'm not okay. I've been on methadone for 12 years and I don't want to me on it for the ... years. Every doc I spoke to told me to stop taking the methadone 1-3 days prior to the initial dose of Suboxone so ... But it only temporary. Tomorrow is my d-day - - off methadone . I'd love to talk to someone about what it feels like ... to go from methadone to Suboxone. I posted this request and no one has...
    ... . You will end up in the hospital if you c/t from methadone ... especially that high. I don't know how in the...
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  69. Methadone Question
    ... hi, how much Methadone are u using? i have used between 25-30ml a day and...
    ... This is a low dose for methadone . Keep in mind that you are playing with an all consuming ... addiction withdrawals, it doesn't get much worse than a methadone withdrawal. It is pure hell and drags on for weeks...
    ... you at night...that what the docs are there for..... methadone is a synthetic long acting narcotic developed by the...
    ... pain to the point of not functioning anymore. The methadone does make me sleep well and less and feel better....
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  70. [B]I'm Sorry....[/B]
    ... can't really-at least 50x...seriously in one year-20 methadone detoxs!Thats like twice a month-holy...You know-its ... think i did every detox known to mankind. Clonidine/ methadone /c-t/bupe/etc...in-patient-out..i was resigned to ...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Clonidine suboxone

  71. I slipped again
    ... differently. I am still struggling with cold turkey off methadone from an amount that seems tiny to some but it has...
    ... differently. I am still struggling with cold turkey off methadone from an amount that seems tiny to some but it has...

  72. Opinion on Twelve Step Programs
    ... have to be god, It can be anything... -it cant be methadone or buprenorphine or naltrexone though because Sam...

  73. Oh God,this hurts-methadone w/d's
    ... Hi, I don't know much about methadone , but I wanted to say that I do understand chronic ... to what you are enduring, both before and after the methadone . I've posted my story here, and a poster replied ... that I'd be an excellent candidate for methadone . I'll have to read more of his and yours stories ... already addicted to. For me, going off opiates and on methadone , and envisioning you in your current state makes me...
    ... going to need help. Cold turkey off of 110 mg of methadone will probably be more than you could stand. It may...
    ... Methadone is regulated by the government. It would be very tricky ... tell him as your Dr. can not just up your dosage of Methadone as they see fit, it is tightly regulated. If the people ... you something else for the pain when you run out of Methadone as they are under such strict guidlines. I find too...
    ... panic attack, that doesnt help matters either! I'm on Methadone now and I feel alot better on this than the "Oxycodone ... sweat alot since i've been on this stuff...Could the methadone cause me to sweat like hell?? Does anyone else have ... ask if anyone have really bad teeth from being on methadone or anything like it? My last Doctors office treat...
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  74. a change in meds
    ... me and seems to think i would benefit better from methadone tabs for cronic pain. i had to sign an agreement that ... the less. i guess i am looking for some advice on methadone and the resultsa other people have had good and bad...
    ... Methadone is going to make you retain urine and that could lead...

  75. Hard is life for those who live on for the sake of their loved ones...
    ... many with his ability to taper, Rockingham and the methadone road, Murphy who loves cats as much as me, Willow...
    ... are needed. you are an excellant candidate for methadone treatment. you should strongly consider this option...
    ... desire...I'll let you know if I find it. If I chose Methadone , wouldn't I be facing the wrath of those on here who...
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