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Been on 'done way too long
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:13:21 AM »
I've been on methadone for many years (12+). After numerous legal issues, I went to the methadone clinic. I worked down to 40mg daily with take homes. About 5 years after that, I was hospitalized for unrelated reasons and they put me at 10mg daily to avoid massive WDs. No problem. I'm now at 2.5mg daily via a doctors 'scrip, but due to new laws, he is unwilling to refill. That's OK too. Should I just stop? Should I go to 1.25mg? I have NO desire to ever shoot anything ever again ever. That's over. I don't want the WDs, but I'm sure there will be something. I have about 50 days of 2.5mg dailies left, and I can cut 'em half..... any ideas? I've been at 2.5mg for about 3 years. Thanks.

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Re: Been on 'done way too long
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 07:01:05 PM »
i suggest asking your doctor for a few scripts of Pregablin (Lyrica) or Gabapentin whilst you drop to 2, 1.5, 1.0 etc. each week.

it's ok to discuss this with your doctor as it's a great tool to help you detox.

we have written quite a few threads about gabapentinoids (calcium channel blockers) and how well they work for opiate withdrawal.

i used Phenibut (probably legal where you are) yes, they are addictive but needn't be of used carefully.

search on the above keywords.

you are almost there and should be able to do so easily

it's the fear of withdrawal that holds us all back.
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Re: Been on 'done way too long
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 02:05:40 AM »
That's a long time. Very few people successfully taper down as far as you have. Ideally, no drugs at all would be great.Subutex/suboxone gets a bad rap a lot, but for me, it works as an antidepressant. Nothing at all in my system I feel generalized soreness, I guess some would call that fibromyalgia but I think my kappa receptors have been tweaked, if not permanently, then for a really long time. I take 1/2 a mg of subutex under my tongue. I could withdraw, but really don't want to.

I've been without it or any opioids in my system for years, but the addition of a small dose of subutex has changed my life. I can now travel around the world, no worries about withdrawal. My aches and pains of being a 60+ year old man don't bother me.

The only downside is the blockade effect, which can be overcome with enough pain medication if I find myself in an ER. Just my opinion.

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Re: Been on 'done way too long
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 04:29:48 PM »

May be too late to matter but I would cut them in half.  Good luck!
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Re: Been on 'done way too long
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 01:28:38 AM »
Hell I’d cut them in half too. Even after that I’d crush the then put them in water and calculate half of that to get to a quarter of what you are on now. Look at it this way. What’s the harm? I think you have done fucking amazing to get down as low as you are. And 12 years is a long time clean man! Congrats on that. If you have withdrew after that do a tiny little lope taper. Once again congrats, I’ve been on done for a bit shy of two years and I’ve dropped from 185 down to 115 and I’m even proud of that! So you sir have done well
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