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Cold Turkey from 149mgs, 26 days, ready to give up.

Discussion in 'Detoxing from Methadone' started by Tigger, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Tigger

    Tigger New Member

    Its been 26 days without after years on this stuff. I want to cut off my legs. Ready to give up. What can I do? What should I do as I have trouble thinking for myself? Can I take an opiate based pill to get some sleep/peace or will that make withdrawals start over after all this suffering? Please help.
  2. Fox face

    Fox face Moderator

    Hey! Don't give in or give up. I wouldn't take an opiate. You've come to far to have to start over!! What symptoms are you having? I would take melatonin for sleep and Motrin for aches and pains. Hot, really hot showers/baths also helped me. If you can force your self to exercise some, it will help to get your endorphins going again. I could barely make 20 steps in the beginning, but it gradually got better. Congrats on taking your life back! Recovery is a hard road, but well worth the suffering we go through to get there. You can do it! Keep moving forward.
  3. StuckonSubs

    StuckonSubs Well-Known Member

    Taking an opiate will definitely set you back in the process. Maybe not quite to day one, but definitely a set back.

    Try forcing yourself to exercise. It took away my restless leg feeling, if only for the few moments I was doing the exercise.
    try a real hot bath if you haven't already. Hot as you can take. It also really helps with the restless feeling (while you're in the bath/shower). As much as I know you don't want to get in a bathtub right now, it really does help I swear.

    Try taking walks too. Even if you only make it 10 houses down the first time. Just keep trying. It is helpful. I took walks around the block every day and the more I did it the better I felt.

    anything at all you can do to get your mind off of things for a moment is helpful.

    Also, if you are that close to breaking, if you can get your hands on any benzos (Xanax, Valium Ativan, klonopin etc) I think that would be a better choice than an opiate. Benzos can be very helpful for the restlessness as well. You have to be careful with benzos obviously. They can be addictive and detox can be a nightmare (I can attest to that!). But, as long ad you are not detoxing off benzos right now, they will not set back the withdrawal process at least. But you definitely have to be careful taking them and only use sparingly if you do.
    Or a good muscle relaxer could help you if you can't find any benzos or don't feel comfortable taking them.
    Clonidine would be be the best choice (as far as safety of no abuse potential). if you can get any from anywhere. It's a blood pressure medicine and not addictive. It can help ease the restlessness and/or creepy crawlies.

    What at about your local county hospital? They should offer help if you go in while withdrawing. Even if they don't have a detox unit (my local county hospital does) they should still do something for you. Even if it's just some Valium or muscle relaxers or something.

    Just hang and in there. That's a tough detox you are going through. Methadone is brutal, especially off that dose. Don't turn back after 26 days though! You will NEVER forgive yourself if you do! You are soooo damn close now! You can do this!
  4. spring

    spring Administrator

  5. StuckonSubs

    StuckonSubs Well-Known Member

    Would love to hear an update tigger. I hope you were able to hang in there. But most of us failed many times before we finally succeeded. Just don't give up no matter what.

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