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Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« on: January 28, 2015, 08:48:11 AM »
I woke up one day recently and thought "I need to come off this stuff and the money I save could really help out".

my DOC is Crystal anyway but I don't use much nor very often ... I started at 60 mg.

I drop every fortnight > 60, 50, 45, 40, 35, 30.

by "blogging" my progress here, it may be of interest to others with the same mindset.

just have to get used to the sleeplessness.

and Sweating !

how many times have i done this in my life ? This is detox number 4
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 06:03:37 AM »
now dropped to 27.5, 25
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2015, 10:51:45 AM »
I've only been on the juice for 2 months now.  I was up to 85mg and I dropped to 75 last week.  I will be dropping to 65 in a few days.  Thereafter, I will probably drop by 5mg each week. 

This stuff is making me beyond depressed and I need to get off of it.  The money can go towards an apartment and a "fresh new start."

Good luck Chipper.  I'll be following closely.

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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2015, 12:40:49 PM »
I hear ya ... dropping to 20 in a week.

It's lost it's appeal and I feel I no longer need it as Heroin is no longer easily available and the expense of both is out of my reach.

well done getting your power back.
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2015, 11:00:41 AM »
Good luck Gentleman.

The insomnia was always the worst part for me.

I love my sleep, so when I can't sleep, it irritates the shit outta me.

The hot and cold flashes, and RLS would both fight for a close second.

Keep us updated.
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2015, 03:25:42 PM »
it's the sleep loss that is the worst symptom for me, too.

i'm trying to move my dosing time to late but i always end up dosing in the morning and ultimately lose sleep  :( >:(
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2015, 07:45:10 PM »
Is split dosing an option?

If So, might be something to consider.
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2015, 08:27:58 PM »
my problem is that i'm still playing around (double-dose, no-dose-but-bring-the-next-dose-forward etc.) with my doses etc.

i'm struggling with letting it go DESPITE everything ... i will sit on 22.5 for a few weeks to allow myself to settle down.

but that's damn good advice !

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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2015, 11:58:53 PM »
Hey Chipper. I'm not sure how it works in Australia, but if you can, especially as you get to lower doses, I'd suggest dropping by 1mg. I've been doing that, and while it's doable, it can still be tough at times. I know that would prolong the whole ordeal, but I think that might help.

Is that an option for you??
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2015, 03:50:01 AM »
I will ask the clinic if they can drop me by 1 mg.

thank you.
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2015, 11:16:57 AM »
sitting on 20 mg. split dosing 3 ways.

a noticeable return to virtually no side effects.
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2015, 04:06:33 AM »
Good for you, chipper!

Hang in there, man. I feel yer pain, for what it's worth :-/
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2015, 07:37:23 AM »
thank you ... how I wished I live where you are and be able to pop down to my local pot shop and grab some to distract me from my taper.

but I'm happy that your state has set an amazing precedent ... if you'd like to start a thread on how pot legalisation impacts your city.

better still, I will start a thread, hoping to get your own opinions.
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2015, 01:04:37 PM »
down to 17.5 mg. steady. feel much better in so many ways.
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Re: Methadone Detox / Taper Regimen
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2015, 03:00:38 AM »
back up to 20 mg. now. the Morphine supplements have been dropped; no more 60-120 mg MS-Contin, weekly.

will drop back to 17.5 mg. Methadone in 1-2 weeks.

it's taking FORVEVER but, as we like to tell you, it only gets harder the more you do it. my last taper was a breeze compared to this time.

mental state could be better, too. MILD temp. fluctuations and SOME sleep deprivation are the main two annoying w/d symptoms.

Nicotine also stopped (to route more funds into meth  ;).
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