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Posted by: Overfifty November 27, 2016, 10:25 AM
I am on day five of jumping off methadone. My highest dose this time was 30ml. Over four years before I decided to taper off. I went low and slow. I have been sleeping eating and in a good mood. I take medication for my mental health and medication for this withdrawal.( clonadine nausea medication klonapin antidepressant and mood stabilizer) I smoke too. As in our state it's legal.I am under doctors care for this withdrawl. All that I am suffering from is low energy. But I can clean go out to the store etc. I am not irritable at all.. I am calm inside.

Posted by: Overfifty November 28, 2016, 8:26 AM
Day six!! Slept eight hours. Feel pretty good. So grateful this withdrawal is going so smoothly.

Posted by: Overfifty November 29, 2016, 8:43 AM
Today is day 7!!! I slept ten hours last night. This detox has been so easy. I planned this taper it was long slow and low. I am proud of myself for getting here. I have zero cravings. I am an ex heroin user who switched to methadone. Methadone saved my life. Had my doctor not retired I would still be on it. I took it for pain. My pain is. Here I just move slow take Tylenol . Plan on exercising more. Anyway just keeping a log of my progress. I have a big appetite no stomach or bathroom issues. Peace

Posted by: KatelynnMarie November 29, 2016, 11:25 AM
I want to say congraduations on detoxing yourself from methadone!!!! 30mgs over 4 years?? thats great!! i just started the MMT program 3 months ago, and im already at 70mgs. ive been using heavily for the past 10 years. How are you doing the detox? what home methods are you using?

Posted by: Overfifty November 29, 2016, 11:44 AM
Thank you for the kind words. Yes I was detoxing over four years from 30ml. Of methadone. I stabilized on each drop over years. I too used heroin for ten years and went to a methadone clinic and went up to 80mll.. Then my clinic closed and I went back to heroin. I went to another clinic and went back up to 80 ml.. Methadone saved my life. I stayed at the clinic and did a year detox and left. I was having a rough time and I went to my doctor and got methadone prescribed for pain. I am rambling sorry. I used clonadine nausea medication klonapin and weed. I sleep a and that's a big deal. It's so great your on methadone. Do you have cravings still at 70?

Posted by: Overfifty November 30, 2016, 9:47 AM
Today is day eight and I feel great. Slept last night have no complaints really. Considering what I could be experiencing. I have low energy and sneezing fits but that's it. No sweats no bathroom issues it's all good.

Posted by: Overfifty December 1, 2016, 9:24 AM
Today is day nine. Yesterday I resumed my normal routine and my energy is still lower than normal. But other than that no cravings no other complaints.

Posted by: Overfifty December 2, 2016, 9:02 AM
Well today is day ten. I feel good. I did it!!! I was so scared this detox was going to require so much down time but it hasn't. I suffer chronic pain and move slow but it's doable. Not gonna get on methadone again. It helped me don't get me wrong but being at someone's mercy to keep getting it isn't me. My doctor retired and that's why I got off it. Once before my clinic closed and I had to detox. It was a rough detox too. Anyway it's day ten and I have a smile on my face.

Posted by: Overfifty December 3, 2016, 9:00 AM
Today is day 11 off methadone. I feel great. . So happy to be free of methadone.

Posted by: Overfifty December 4, 2016, 9:37 AM
Today is day twelve. Very grateful today. I was on methadone for over ten years. Not being a junkie anymore is wonderful. I don't have another run in me. Ya know. I have changed so much in that time. Sad to say ALL my using friends died. This disease wiped out my entire Life for so long. Now I am on the other side of this. Methadone free one day at a time...peace

Posted by: NyToFlorida December 4, 2016, 10:10 AM
What meds are you still taking?

Posted by: Overfifty December 4, 2016, 11:25 AM
I am taking a antidepressant a mood stabilizer and I smoke weed.

Posted by: Overfifty December 5, 2016, 8:24 AM
Day 13 of no methadone. I sleep good, eat, and am calm inside. No body issues except sneezing.

Posted by: Overfifty December 6, 2016, 1:51 PM
Day 14 two weeks off of methadone. I didn't sneeze yesterday. So that's progress. Other than that life is good. Nothing to say really except I feel grateful this is behind me . Taking it one day at a time.

Posted by: Overfifty December 7, 2016, 8:41 AM
Today is day 15 off of methadone. Had sneezing attacks yesterday that's it. Haven't got much to say life is good.

Posted by: Overfifty December 9, 2016, 9:22 AM
Day 17 free of methadone. Life is good. Have some pain today will be moving slowly.

Posted by: Overfifty December 15, 2016, 8:17 AM
Day 23 off of methadone. No withdrawls no cravings. All in all doing good. Happy to have the monkey off my back.

Posted by: Overfifty December 17, 2016, 2:16 PM
Today is day 25 off of methadone. Things are very normal for me no withdrawals. Sneeze a lot that's all. Looking forward to the holidays.

Posted by: Overfifty December 19, 2016, 1:15 PM
Today is day 27 off of methadone. Feeling super grateful I am doing so good. Taking it one day at a time.......peace

Posted by: Ruben007 December 20, 2016, 12:38 AM
I really don't know as I'm a bit ignorant about this drug
My wife has been taking this for years and I just started researching about it

Posted by: Ruben007 December 20, 2016, 12:44 AM
I would like to helper get out of it as it seems easier to say than done
Just stating to understand this drug
Every time the pharmacy can't fill her prescription she's having to go get percosets or Xanax or other pills to try to get through her day or weeks awaiting for her prescription to be filled. This week alone I found myself spending over $1200 on a variety of pills to help her coupe with the beginning of withdraws. Can anyone help

Posted by: marykat80 December 20, 2016, 2:05 AM
Why isn't the pharmacy filling her prescription on time? I know doctors and pharmacies can f*** up but on a continuous basis and a drug like sounds pretty far fetched? My thought is she is taking much more then prescribed..running out and not telling you. Is she taking for pain? All i know is if i'm getting a medication prescribed and taking as prescribed i will be on the phone hollering at and insurance company before i resort to street...

Posted by: Overfifty December 22, 2016, 9:37 AM
30 days today off of methadone!! Woot woot!! So glad it's over except it never began. I had zero withdrawls. I am beyond grateful.

Posted by: Overfifty December 26, 2016, 9:39 AM
Today is day 34 without methadone. No cravings at all. Had a nice relaxing Christmas.

Posted by: Overfifty December 29, 2016, 11:50 AM
Today is day 36 off of methadone. Caught a cold today feeling lousy. Never got sick on methadone so this is new. No cravings but then I haven't had cravings for years. Since I got my methadone from my doctor thirty days worth at a time I wasn't in a clinic setting. So I didn't come in contact with others. Through the years All of my friends have died from heroin or accidents. I guess what I am saying is I have changed. I am not interested in drugs or being around people into drugs. So when my doctor retired and I was forced to quit I just did. I am so done with all the rules and regulations that come with methadone. Which is good because I am done with it. Taking it one day at a time. Peace

Posted by: Overfifty January 2, 2017, 10:40 AM
Today is day 40 off of methadone. I am suffering NO withdrawals still. Thank my lucky stars for that. Brought in the new year quietly. I have been reading a lot of posts which have reminded me where I came from and these forty days are priceless. I have successfully tapered to nothing. I didn't realize how much of a fighter I was until this. My journey began years ago and with baby steps I have gotten free. I am a pull the band aid off slowly kinda gal. My taper was long and slow which worked for me. Others may like a CT approach. Everyone is different and whatever works is cool with me. Taking it one day at a time....peace

Posted by: Overfifty January 10, 2017, 9:42 AM
I am still methadone free. Feel no cravings but then again I haven't had any for years. Sneezing still but it's only twice a day. Glad to be free from methadone. We have been having bad weather and I couldn't get to the pharmacy for three days. I didn't freak out because I am not going into withdrawls. It's a good feeling. Taking it one day at a time...peace

Posted by: Overfifty January 22, 2017, 11:30 AM
Woot woot!! Today is day 60 two whole months free of methadone. I am totally stoked that I am where I am at today. So proud of myself. This has been a lonely journey for me. There wasn't a lot of support getting off of methadone. Even my doctor wanted me to stay on it. So I tapered down on my own. Thank goodness I did because my doctor retired and my new doctor doesn't prescribe methadone nor does their office. That messed with my head too. That your medication can get cut off AND too bad for you. Never again will I be in this position. I am done with methadone. There is so much complexity to this for me. Methadone saved my life and then it began to run my life then it needed to be out of my life. Now I have met my goals and am 60 days into my vision for my life without methadone. I am not disappointed. I am happy today with my decision. I hope my journey helps someone on their path no matter where their at. Thank you for letting me share and ramble on. Love this site. Peace to all.

Posted by: Overfifty January 28, 2017, 11:00 AM
You are exactly right Bonnie5. After. I was over my cold I came to the same conclusions as you did about my smoking. It has helped me get off methadone. It helps my pain. It's legal in my state. I sometimes forget just how far I have come with the help of marijuana. I really enjoy it still. Plain and simply.

Posted by: Overfifty January 28, 2017, 11:22 AM
My last post was suppose to be in marijuana. Sorry about that. I am METHADONE FREE still. No complaints to speak of. I take medication for depression and I haven't experienced any symptoms from quitting. I don't have paws. I really am grateful for my new lease on life. Don't have much to say except I am happy to be free of methadone. Taking it one day at a time.....peace

Posted by: Overfifty February 2, 2017, 8:54 AM
Today is day 71 free of methadone. Doing good. Sleeping well and have healthy appetite. I am so grateful to be on the other side of this. I still am in awe that I didn't suffer withdrawls at all. Of course I went really slow really really slow doing my taper. IMO going slow and getting as low as possible reduces or erases withdrawls. It worked for great for me. Don't have much to say. Thought I would just jot down a quick progress report. Have a great Thursday everyone.

Posted by: Bonnie5 February 2, 2017, 9:06 AM
Afternoon Overfifty :) I am starting tapering from today, right now on 35 ills so going down 5 mills until I hit 20 mills then i would go very slowly 2 mills every 10 days or so, depends how i feel but i am in no rush at all ... run out of weed but will get more... and that is all i use. Thanks to you I am not afraid at all!
Grateful Bonnie

Posted by: poolman February 2, 2017, 5:46 PM
Bonnie, your doing it correct. I am detoxing also. started detoxing last year was on 120 mgs.
I go to the clinic once a month. I'm on 25 now. Going down 1 to 2 mgs. a week.
I just joined this group today. Keep us posted on your progress, & I will do the same. Good luck, you can do it. I did it in 1980. was clean for over 25 years, Then I had back problems, & got addicted to vicodin 8 years ago. I couldn't afford the vicodin, so I went on methadone for pain.
It's time to get off.

Posted by: Overfifty February 3, 2017, 6:22 AM
Your taper plan sounds good Bonnie5. It's so awesome your going for it. The days will just fly by and before you know it you'll be over. Letting your body adjust to each drop is really great. Did you get more weed? I feel that is a miracle worker. Helps with so many things. It helped me transition to no methadone. Keep posting your journey it helps me and others to stay clean. You helped me so much with your posts thank you. I will be cheering you on Bonnie5.

Posted by: Bonnie5 February 3, 2017, 10:05 AM
Thanks :) I am not expecting any problems really at least not until i come down to nil but even then... my highest dose was 40 mills and i used H. on top on and off (i tried my best not to use both on the same day but sometimes couldnt help it) anyway i been clean for last 2 years with 1 relapse ... I am not stopping my prescription which i get from my GP on monthly bases , i am going to see how I am doing without methadone and if i think its not right time i will go back on it without having to go trough all procedure of getting prescription (daily picking up and drinking in front of pharmacist while people looking at you..stigma yes) .... so yes I am totally relaxed about it BUT my priority is not using heroin so if i feel like tapering its not good for me in that regard i will stop immediately! all in all i feel positive )

Posted by: Bonnie5 February 8, 2017, 8:23 AM
Overfifty how are you doing? its been days and days you last posted, really hope all is good ?

Posted by: Overfifty February 8, 2017, 10:21 AM
Today is day 77 free of methadone. I am doing well Bonnie5. I have zero cravings and no added depression or the dreaded paws. I have been moving slow but that's just me now lol. I rarely even think about my journey except when I post. I feel normal. I am so grateful everyday to be able to live without methadone. I am still in pain but manage. How are you doing Bonnie5? I am up before my granddaughter wants to use my phone lol. I usually post early but I have been at my daughters and they play with my phone. Taking things one day at a time..peace

Posted by: Overfifty February 11, 2017, 11:17 AM
Today is day 80 free of methadone. I am doing well. I have no withdrawals no cravings I just feel normal.just a quick update. Taking things one day at a time ...peace

Posted by: Overfifty February 18, 2017, 10:39 AM
Day 88 free of methadone. Life has returned to normal. I am just normal now. I am not depressed about being off of it. In fact I feel fine great perhaps without it. The mental piece of not needing it daily agrees with me. I have no cravings at all. I am completely content. Have a beautiful Saturday. Taking things one day at a time........peace

Posted by: DeeA723 March 3, 2017, 10:29 PM
Congratulations Overfifty.
Good job, well done. I will keep you in my prayers. My son is on methadone down to 90 from 195 per him. He's not doing good he uses other stuff too. He's been in and out of detox rehab and long term programs for a while now. He is not allowed to live with me no more because of what has gone on when he was using. I have no trust at all so now she's homeless again and messing with I don't know what. I know he wants off the methadone but I don't think he's ready will and able. He has had them raise it because he would tell the docs he's feeling some kind of way. But then he goes to another doc for Zanax and benzos without telling them he is on methadone. He said they don't ask. I don't know what to do. He nods and he slurs his words. Still haveing a hard time wrapping my brain around all this. But even the councslor said he don't want to go into anymore programs. She said he has to want to stop and to get the right help. He tells me if he was home with me he wouldn't use. I wish it was that easy. We've tried that, rooms friends and family has tried to help. But it's mind your business. Then he'll say no one want to help. Ugg so terrible sometime I wish I can go to sleep and not wake up. How selfish of me to the others that are making the right choices. Just trying to be strong. Stay well stay strong.


Posted by: Overfifty March 4, 2017, 10:23 AM
Thank you Dee for the kind words. I am so sorry your son is where he's at in life. It is heartbreaking to watch. Not being able to do anything is hard but your son has to want this. No one can do it for him. As you well know. Have you ever thought of going to counseling or group meetings for yourself Dee. What your dealing with takes a toll on you and an outlet to talk is very helpful. I hope I haven't over stepped by suggesting this. It can help a lot with what your going through. Nar-Anon is a group designed to help family and friends of drug addicts. They meet weekly. Sending good vibes your way Dee. Have a beautiful Saturday......

Posted by: DeeA723 March 4, 2017, 3:33 PM
Thank you overfifty
I'm actively looking for a meeting there aren't many in my area. But I'm trying to keep my head above water. I hope he's ok wherever he is. 🙁

Posted by: Overfiftyv March 12, 2017, 10:33 AM
Happy Sunday morning. Today is 110 days off of methadone. I feel great no side effects from quitting. No dreaded PAWS. Time is flying by. I slept good last night. I don't miss methadone I don't have cravings either. I just feel normal without it. Taking things one day at a time ...........peace

Posted by: Overfifty April 29, 2017, 8:43 AM
Just a quick hello. 158 days free of methadone. Doing well. No cravings no other problems associated with quitting. Have a beautiful

Posted by: Overfifty July 10, 2017, 7:29 PM
Well it's 214 days free of methadone. I am enjoying the summer. Love the sun:) feeling so proud that I did this for me and I am reaping the benefits. Loving life........peace

Posted by: Overfifty July 29, 2017, 9:46 AM
I am still methadone free:). Enjoying the summer and my family. Having no issues with quitting. Really feeling positive. I am loving life.

Posted by: Overfifty55 April 17, 2018, 6:53 PM
Hello:0 Have over a year and some months free of methadone. Still doing good.

Posted by: Mojo1 April 20, 2018, 8:03 PM
Overfifty55 that is great news, so proud of you.

Posted by: Overfifty55 April 21, 2018, 9:09 AM
Thank you mojo 1:)