Hey Guys and Gals, hope your all doing well. I have come to the decision that I would be best off not being on any opiates any more, but since I am on methadone, I need to perform a slow taper to get off it. Since methadone has a reputation for being one of the hardest things to kick from, I feel it would benefit others as well as myself to have the entire process documented,. including how I feel emotionaly and phsyically, so that future methadone patients can read about others experiences while kicking this substance.
I have been shooting heroin for the past 2 years now, on average at least 2 grams / day, but even sometimes as much as 3 grams / day. I did this for almost the entire time i was using. I tried to kick a couple times, but never made it past 22 hours. Things just got too bad and i gave up. So around christmas time of 2009, i decided to try methadone. i worked up to my maximum dose of 90 MGS per day, and it was enough to make me feel fine, took away all cravings, and even provided a little euphoria on a regular basis.
so, during my last counselor appointment, i decided that I wanted to start coming off the methadone, and asked to be taken down. she agreed, and it was set up that i would drop 5MGS per week until 70, which would coincide with another counselor appt. from there, i plan to continue to drop 5MGS per week until the next appoint. so, around April 22, i got my first drop from 90 to 85... i noticed i had issues with sleep for the first 2-3 days, but then adjusted. this is cause i was at 90 for several months.