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Too toxic for the Wehrmacht Gmill

Posted by Sigismund on July 16, 2009, at 15:14:32

In reply to Switch Methadone to Suboxone by short term percoce, posted by Gmill on July 13, 2009, at 17:42:46

You need to rethink this.
Here's what I'd do in your situation.

Reduce the methadone as you feel able until you are down to 15mg/d.

If you do this in (to begin with) 10mg increments you will feel bad for a few days or a week at most and then bounce back and feel better.

As you get around 30, drop it in 5mg increments.

People who switch from methadone to bupe generally do not do it over 15mg/d methadone. Some people find that bupe gives them problems like asthma.

Forget about going cold turkey.
If you want to give it up, just take less.
That should keep you occupied.

The sweating is terrible, isn't it?
You could try psyllium for the constipation.

>I also hear that Methadone withdrawal is worse than the withdrawal from Percocets that I used to take and feel I went from one bad drug to one even worse for withdrawal.

Well, that's right.
It took me 2 years to go from 2.5mg/d to zero methadone.
I know that is not very encouraging.
You would quite probably be able to go more quickly.
Methadone? What are we to say about it?
The industrial side of narcosis? Meanness on a grand scale? Too toxic for the Wehrmacht?
I do think methadone withdrawal is in a class of its own.
If you think you can handle the withdrawal, go for a week without it and see.
Just make sure you have some with you.

Memantine may be useful. I have no experience.
I shall post you a link.

 

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