Best of luck to you, Amanda..the freedom is wonderful.
Congratulations on getting to that first step. Actually congratulations on getting to that second step. realizing you have a problem is the first asking for help is the second. I'm just coming off oxycontin myself and i cant tell u how good it feels. I've only been clean for 3 days but it was such a wonderfull feeling to wake up this morning and think "today i have the whole day to myself, i dont have to worry about getting pills."
I wish you the best of luck. The people in this forum are amazing and i wouldn't have made it this far without them. Keep posting.
P.S. What drug are you trying to get off?
You're gonna make it. And your are ready to do this. No more fears, just move forward to a better future.
I just went to an addiction psychiatrist last Monday. He put me on Subutex. 2 mg. 4x a day. Then Thursday I went down to 2 mg 3x a day. I have not felt this good for 4 years as I abused pain pills all that time on and off. Don't be nervous. I don't know what your doctor will be like, but mine was good. He just asked me what I had been taking and for how long and then educated me on Subs and explained my prescription. I was only in there for 15 minutes. I realize all doctors are different. Just wanted to tell you my experience. This was the best decision I have made in a long time. I knew I could not trust myself to taper off. I go back to him tomorrow night and he is putting me on Suboxone. I don't know how my story is goin to end either but I am very optimistic as I am going to try my best. The help I have gotten on this forum has inspired me and made me stronger. I don't want to be on them very long, mabe a few months tops as I have heard that the longer you are on, the harder it is to get off. Good luck to you and you should be proud of yourself for making the decision to get help. I am no expert but I can tell you that I have been prouder of myself this last week than I ever have been. You will do great !!!
The hours are counting down... I have only taken 2 oxy's this morning..I'v been wanting to take another two but its getting a little late in the evening... Each minute that goes by I didnt.. Still feeling optimistic.
At the height of my addiction I was taken 30mgs of oxycodones and one 5mg methadone, sometimes two on rare occasions. I have tapered down just enough to keep major withdrawals away. A little embarrassing because the dosage is so small compared to others that are posting on here... (LOL) Guess you could say I'm a light weight :) , but seriously, It would be a lie if I said I wasnt nervous. Just a major change thats going to happen, this isnt something that you do everyday.. I just hope that my posts will help some future reader like everyone else has helped me.. Everyone here that has given me support and encouragement has been great. I wouldnt have stayed on as long as I did if there wasnt such great people on here helping me from day one.
when was the last time you took any methadone? i hope its been a day or so, at that low of a dose 5mgs, you shouldnt have a problem, but just make sure you tell the doctor that you did take methadone and when the last dose was, ok? methadone is different when transitioning to suboxone or subutex...
but congratulations...if you have any questions i may be able to help, i also have a lot of information posted in my journal about sub...
good luck hun,you wont be sorry you made this decision, i have been on sub since may, it did save me...