I am on my 8th day off methadose weened down 150mg to .5 mg over a year -half I am felling way better today not much anziety and no jimmy legs forced myself to walk and workout three days ago think the worst is over
I'm feeling you. Without boring you with my entire sordid past, let me try to help.
I was on Methadone for 6 years +, at 150mg/day for most. Titrated down over 2 years to 34mg/day. I felt pretty much miserable for most of it. My body and mind fighting me on a jagged path down, holding at a dose when I couldn't stand it, and having to climb back up several times so I wouldn't kill somebody or myself.
Kratom seems to work for some people, a friend and her daughter swear by it. It is fairly expensive and really didn't help me. I also tried the Methadone related supplements, again, more $ out, little if any relief. I bounced at 34mg/day. It was rough enough to put me in the hospital for 3-4 days. They didn't help me with a 10 or 15 10mg methadone pills.
Still there? SORRY. Here's what helps; Clonidine 0.1/mg twice daily and the generic for serequil(sp?), which is QUEtapine Fumarate 25mg/each take 2 at bedtime..as if it matters, sleep is a relative term in withdrawals. I shared my doseage although you .ay require different based on age, weight, etc.
The clonindine lowers blood pressure relieving tension, pain and anxiety, blah, blah..
Serequil works on the brain to help clear extreme dizziness, ringing in ears and confusion.
Your still in for a fight. Im two months out. Just recently have I felt like I could get up. I mean exactly that. I haven't been able to share my kiddos with ex, drive, or pretty much anything.
It took all of 5 to 6 weeks to get enough relief to know I could make it wothout getting back on the ****. Ive detoxed off of oxy, H, Suboxine, blah, blah..Methadone is far and away longest because it deposits into body tissue, fat and BONES. Isn't thar a factoid that I might have wanted to hear, BEFORE this trip to and back from Satan's Seventh Circle of HELL? I digress. It's worth it! My old calm, confident demeanor that served me so well is shining through the smoke. Also, my BRAIN is starting to work again, I was in a constant hurrh up mode, accomplishing nothing, and had no idea why. I just thought I was losing it, too many surgeries, pain, losing career to disability, blah, blah, who cares.
Hang in there, stay focused on your Zen, your inevitable victory..You Got This...po