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    I have a question about methadone... As i said in previous posts, I have access to 11 10mg tablets of methadone. I was wondering if anyone has had experience in taking methadone for only a couple of days to get rid of the WD's from Heroin and then just stop the methadone. Today, my first day without dope, I took 40mg of methadone and I'm feeling o.k. I was thinking about taking only 20mg tomorrow and then 10 the third day and then just stop... Do you think that I would go through major withdrawals after I use the methadone on the third day? Thanks for your help...
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    If you start to use methadone to withdraw from heroin it will not help...it will just make it so your withdrawl symptoms come later on...like putting off a term paper. Also, methadone withdrawl symptoms are much worse then heroin's. The only way its going to work is if you have a LOT of methadone and can do a very long tapering program...i recomend actually going to a methadone clinic and doing a full methadone detox....its not that hard to setup.

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    You can deffinetly detox with the methadone. It will be a little uncomfortable when you are done (cant sleep, chills) but nothing like full w/d from heroin or methadone. Most if the in patient detoxes in my area use methadone for 3-5 days to detox people off of opiates. I actually work at one. The protocol they use is

    Day 1- 30mg
    Day 2- 20mg
    Day 3- 15mg
    Day 4- 10mg
    Day 5- 5mg

    I have detoxed like this MANY times, and like I said before you will feel a little uncomfortable, but nothing you cant handle. You can even start with less meth if that works for you. Now, with that said, you need allot of willpower to detox yourself, I never could, so I would suggest going to a detox, but if thats out of the question, it can be done. Good luck and God bless Elizabeth

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    Hi Hulk,

    I tend to agree with John regarding the home use of your own Methadone detox. I wouldn't recommend it. I also agree that its more effective if you go to an outpatient Methadone detox program...the slower the taper, the better.

    The tendency usually, if you do it too quickly...by yourself..is to pickup again given that the withdrawals from Methadone can be nasty...have a longer half-life. Good luck & G-D's speed. Hang on...it CAN BE DONE...it's just not easy. Write if I can help. Regards, Arlene

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    Again I will say, if you only use the methadone for a few days you will not be sick, just uncomfortable. This is not an assumption since I have detoxed with methadone MANY times at in-patient programs and that is how they do it. Also I am currently on a meth clinic, and the w/d are totaly different if you use it long term, and I only suggest you do that if all else fails. It is ultimately your decision. Good Luck Elizabeth

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    I have done it. Works well if you arent that bad with the junk. Give it a try. I would drag it out to 5 days tapering down

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    *I paid a high price for low living

    such a true statement

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    I would highly recommend suboxone!!!
    Heroin is water soluable and methadone is fat soluble.
    This of course gives methadone a longer half-life than dope.
    Suboxone however with take away ALL withdrawal symptoms completely and can easily be tampered down week by week..
    I was addicted to methadone for years b4 H can into my life/veins!!
    The withdrawals from methadone were no picknick, and the total blow to your immune system can give you wonderful gifts like staff infections, bronchitis, sinus infections, strep throught, etc..
    Try to find a addiction specialist in your area licensed to prescribe suboxone and get it!!!!

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    Hulk,

    I just read Andrew's post to you about Suboxone. I've never been on it, but he seems to be experienced with it's effective use.

    I TOTALLY agree that withdrawal from Methadone is "no picnic"...it can be very ugly (been there, done that). He's also right about the other side-effects regarding your immune system (been there, done that). G-D's Speed. Best, Arlene

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