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    Default 5,4,3,2,1 BLASTOFF!!

    Hi Everyone, I'm going to Florida in a couple of days and through a series of "drama" at my Clinic, it was decided by ALL, including me to finish my Detox by the day I leave. Last night was the only time really that I got so restless and thinking, thinking. I got up and took another Seroquel and after awhile I must have fallen back to sleep. I've been taking these Vitamins from CVS called Spectrovite Senior and it says all the different things in it but one I found interesting said, Vitamin C (as Sodium Ascorbate) and I take an additional 1,500 Vitamin c. Do I still need to get the Sodium Ascorbate seperately? If so, do I need a prescription? I found a Compounding PHarmacist if I need to.
    It's been 5yrs since I began MY decent into hell and I have literally crawled my way back and it's already been a long road. I am very scared and anxious about this final phase since it's fast but I got through the rest from 95mgs so after trying for a yr and a half to detox S-L-O-W-L-Y and succeeding, I should be able to make it OK. While I am in Orlando, I will be taken to N.A. Meetings everyday and I KNOW that will help.
    Any pearls of wisdom for me? I will not have internet access at Dad's house but I will have an indoor pool which I understand helps. I'm not leaving until Thursday AM so I will check back to see if you have any suggestions I should follow or am I pretty much in the clear?

    Thank you, Methadonna

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    Dear Methadonna--I want to so congratulate you on your success and wish you luck on your vacation.
    I wanted to let you know that I believe the deal with the vitamin C is this: Vitamin C is ascorbic acid and, being an acid, it is irritating to the stomach. Sodium ascorbate is vitamin C but it is in a buffered form so as to not be so irritating to the lining of the stomach. Especially for the people who purchase it specially in order to take mega,mega-doses of it. Any vit. C, buffered or not, will cause some degree of belly cramps and diarrhea, so best to take it carefully in smaller divided doses, instead of the whole load all at once. Large doses of vitamin C are otherwise not harmful, as it is a water-soluble vitamin and the body excretes whatever it does not use. It is difficult to find in your local pharmacy or GNC but can be ordered over the internet. As far as compounding pharmacies, not sure.

    Again, congratulations and best wishes in Florida. Please let me know how it went when you return as I am currently on a methadone detox--down to 40 (from 100--at 1mg/day)
    Love, Dee

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    Hi Methadonna- The good thing about Sodium Ascorbate is that it is a powder, and it is buffered so as to be able to takle HUGE amonuts up 100 Grams per day, (If needed for only a few days)

    the most I have taken in one day is 60grams.

    For more information see here: http://www.whale.to/v/kalokerinos2.html

    That is where I got most of my info from and the rest I am playing by ear

    and experimenting, sort of trial and error, mostly learning experience that I want to pass on when I am through and know what I am talking about! LOL

    Think about me when you are swimming and remember to pray while playing and while detoxing!

    Love carleen

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    you: for My strength is made perfect in weakness."

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    Hello Methadonna, Man you sound like you really got a grip on what you are doing,and everything you mentioned sounds good to mee,pool too,right on!! Well if dad does not have internet mabey you could go to a public library,and get online there,most librarys have internet. If you could try that,and then keep in touch with us that way i would say you would be in real good shape. Oh yeah good luck in Fla.

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    Wow, Methadonna, I just read your bio on your profile. That is an amazing story and so parallels mine, OMG! And your struggle to recover is so inspirational and impressive! Oh, you are almost there, that is so wonderful! And cannot wait to hear when you get back. Best wishes, you will make it. Love, Dee

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    Oh, thank you all so much for the "way to go"! The past few days have not been bad at all. Just a few minor symptoms but I am still putting Methadone, be it so little, in my body. Today, 3mgs, which is a DROP in the bottle and I look at it and think, "This tiny drop can break me" and then I came to my senses and decided, " OH NO IT WON'T"!
    Isn't it funny the power we give to drugs? Our personal power. Well, I am done with this drug, Methadone, running my life and it does. I'm a little or alot depending on my mood, apprehensive, nervous and very forgetful. I don't know if it is part of the detox, being on Seraqueol too long or the fact that I am 50 and getting old. Time will tell, but VERY forgetful. Short term memory loss can be embarressing, let me tell you. To all who believe in the power of Prayer, please say one for me, OK? Thanks.
    Oh, I just thought of something. I'm going to have to change my name on this Board, don't you think?

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    Dear Methadonna,
    Just one more well wisher! Please try to post and as Pam suggested,the library has computers to use. I would go at off times since I don't think you can reserve a time frame. I would just love to know how the 3mgs go. I can so relate to the sml. amount. I'm still at 29 and I thought that looked sml, I can't even imagine 3mgs. I think the same regarding the power we've given this drug and the tremendous fear it can instill at the thought of never having it. I can't even imagine not having to go to the clinic or get up and take my methadone. You are about to be free!! What a happy day! Even feeling crappy..knowing I'm off, I'm not handing my $$ over will be heaven!

    As I mentally condition myself for this whole detox, I recall that at one time I was in a a prison cell no bigger than a bathroom, and I lived there in solitary confinement for the next 3 1/2 years. Any person in their right mind would look at that cell and believe they could not endure 3 1/2 years in there, alone. I certainly didn't. However, it is amazing the strength we possess. Life just doesn't normally require us to pull on it, we don't know its in there. You are so much stronger than you know....when it gets hard, just quietly look inside and you will find your strentgh..its there. You've worked very hard for this, I know you are going to do it and I am truly so happy for you. Please let us know how it all works out! Much Love.....

    Cammie Reno....
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    Vitamin C speeds up the process in which Methadone is flushed from the body. I'm not denying that Vit.C has it's benefits but if you are on Methadone, just be careful how much Vit.C you take.

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    Hi Everybody!!
    I should have posted here but instead I posted my experience on another topic in response to sarablue and her plight. I can't begin to tell you how WONDERFUL I feel most of the time. I feel and act like my old self. Upbeat, laughing, energetic but mostly ALIVE. Being on Methadone for me was like the walking dead. Methadone did some horrible things to me and I am SO GLAD it's over. I still do have some "moments" but they pass as I recite inside myself, " THIS TOO SHALL PASS" and it does.
    Thank you ALL for caring so much.
    The "LIQUID HANDCUFFS" are off and they are staying off. If I could do this, ANYONE CAN because my threshold for pain is very low, plus I truly am such a DRAMA QUEEN but I made it and you can too.

    Hugs and Blessings to all!!
    Methadonna [:X] [:0] :) [8D]

    P.S. You think I should change my name?
    If so, to what? I'm open for suggestions.

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    Congratulations!!

    I am so happy for you methadonna and also so happy to see you back.

    Love, Dee

    Dee--off MMT 9-12-06

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    quote:Originally posted by methadonna

    Hi Everybody!!
    I should have posted here but instead I posted my experience on another topic in response to sarablue and her plight. I can't begin to tell you how WONDERFUL I feel most of the time. I feel and act like my old self. Upbeat, laughing, energetic but mostly ALIVE. Being on Methadone for me was like the walking dead. Methadone did some horrible things to me and I am SO GLAD it's over. I still do have some "moments" but they pass as I recite inside myself, " THIS TOO SHALL PASS" and it does.Thank you ALL for caring so much.
    The "LIQUID HANDCUFFS" are off and they are staying off. If I could do this, ANYONE CAN because my threshold for pain is very low, plus I truly am such a DRAMA QUEEN but I made it and you can too.
    Exactly how 'I' feel! Feels great, dont it?:D

    Glad to see anyone make it off the methadone crap.[8D]

    Congrats!

    Mary

    'The more we tense up, avoiding the pain of getting clean, we'll never learn our fate.......'

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    Good Job Methadonna! No more liquid handcuffs!

    stay postive 9/12/04

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