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how do i get off of the last mg of methadone?

can someone tell me what i should expect when i am getting off the last mg of methadone? will i be just as sick when i stop off of .5mg as i would be from 20mg? is there something els i have to take?what is the last dose and what is it like after that?  when can i stop taking it and feel ok? i am getting to that point and looking for the solution. PLEASE HELP.- thanks
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1503566 tn?1290278128
i see its been since oct 16th since hearing from you. are you still around?
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1518427 tn?1294365021
Well, if you're on Methadone because you were addicted to opiates then you know what to expect.  There is a medication that made getting off Methadone easier for me.  It's called Clonidine.  It's an anti-hypertension drug.  It keeps your adrenaline from getting too high and causing that "I feel like I'm gonna turn inside out" feeling.  It's not a controlled substance and it's not addictive.  Ask your doctor.  Read up on it.  
Also, I think slowly decreasing your Methadone down to 5mg or lower would be better than coming off 20mg.  Get some support through N.A. or something.  Good luck.
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1458883 tn?1303489578
Hey, I am also detoxing from Methadone and I was wondering how far you have come down? What dose were you at when you started to come back down, and where are you now? I am at 47mg and came down from80mg and thus far I havent had any problem but, I am scared as I start to reach the lower dosage as to what to expect......
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Hello all. I've been addicted to oxycontin,roxicets, and the new "no crush" op's for the past 3 years. I started taking methadone about a year ago but will switch from that to roxi's on occasion. I only take 1 10 mg pill a day and am trying to go from that to half a pill per day. I can't keep going back and forth. I already feel the symptoms with the restless legs and the sweats and chills. It is severely interfering with my job as am in outside sales. I need to take a few weeks off and go to a real detox so I can truly get clean. Should I risk talking to my boss and tell him I need to go to rehab? A lot of questions I know. Please help. Thanks a lot.
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