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276908 tn?1240679822

living on methadone

I have been on methadone for a little over 2 years. I am currently on 165mg a day. I feel like my life revolves around going to the meth clinic everyday. I would very much like to get off the meth but a very scared of the withdrawls and illness that comes with quitting. Any advice as to how to lessen the symptoms??

                     Karen.
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165mgs is a pretty hefty dose.The best way to do it for you is probably a slow taper.I went c/t off of 25 mgs over a year ago.It's rough but it is totally doable and so worth it.Keep posting,lots of help and support here.All the best...Kim
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879267 tn?1240356681
I started detox two days ago, I started with taking off 2mg a day. Have any of you heard of a additionolgist?  My insurance is going to pay for it....I must get as much meds from my system as possible I have a type of blood poision. That ***** to be sick and then be sicker from trying to get better...
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777518 tn?1235658590
About 5 years ago I tapered from 160 mg to nothing in about a year.  It was easy and almost totally painless.  My counselor and I worked together in lowering my dose making sure that I was as comfortable as possible.  The last few mg are almost totally in your head, but you'll still see people on 1 mg for years and years.  The only other thing that they did to help the transition, was put me on antidepressants, which I tapered myself off of a year later.  Sadly, I relapsed last December, and as of April 1st, I have been back on Methadone again.  So, at least something good came of my relapse, I got to give you advice.  ;)
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276908 tn?1240679822
Thank you all for your help. I am going to talk to my counselor on monday and have her help me with the tapering off.
      Karen.
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