Posted by Declan on November 25, 2005, at 17:04:52
In reply to Re: Heroin withdrawal and abstinence, posted by SLS on November 25, 2005, at 8:24:22
In the clinics they say you can transfer from 30mg methadone to the appropriate dose of bupe. Two people I know who tried this ended up very sick in hospital and with asthma attacks as well. Another who tried it on 17.5mg felt sick for a week but managed it.
Methadone might be more difficult to transfer from because of the stable blood level. On heroin you are always having some withdrawal (uneven blood levels) and maybe therefore tolerance is lessened.
Methadone is different though. Nausea (not just nausea!) in people who try methadone (before other opiates) is severe.
Your friend might have saved himself a decade or two on methadone.