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    KatieK is offline Junior Member
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    Default methadone withdrawal-how long does it take?

    I'm feeling okay, but I was wondering how long until the laziness, fatigue and slight muscle aches go away for good? When will I be in the clear & how long will it take until there's no possibility that I am feeling ill from withdrawal? I've heard all kinds of things, from 5 days to 2 months to 2 years.

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    Katie,
    For me it took 16 days. After 10 years on it, I was fed up. I was on 50, got down from 100.
    Went cold turkey. Didn't sleep, eat or smoke for 8 days. Look its different with everyone, the younger you are, the easier it is. Bottom line, it's poison! I dunno your story, but you don't have to be in bondage anymore. I've been off it for 6 years, and today i have no use for abuse. Keep reading these stories and i'm sure you'll be able to identify. Good luck and GODSPEED TC

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    quote:Originally posted by KatieK

    I'm feeling okay, but I was wondering how long until the laziness, fatigue and slight muscle aches go away for good? When will I be in the clear & how long will it take until there's no possibility that I am feeling ill from withdrawal? I've heard all kinds of things, from 5 days to 2 months to 2 years.
    Katie~

    AS far as the laziness, fatigue and slight muscle aches- that was with me, most prominent, for 35 days after my last dose, which was 9 mgs. back in March.

    After that, I think I was 'somewhat' normal in about 3 months. I still have a sleeping problem but its getting WAY better!

    I dont think I have really cried since May, and I always did that crazy BS crying sh*t!!

    I feel almost 100% thee days.[8D]

    YOU WILL get better- it just takes time, as TC said. Its poison crap and it needs time to leave ur system so your brain will get back on track!:D

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

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    Thanks Mary! I'm actually feeling better every day. But, I'm not what I used to be- don't have nearly as much energy. I know I'm pregnant, so I'm bound to feel a bit lazy, but I don't remember feeling this way with my son. So, honestly, I don't think it's the pregnancy. My only real complaint with the withdrawal is my laziness and fatigue. There's so much to do & it drives me crazy looking at the house so messy, so many chores to be done & I don't feel like doing anything but laying on the couch. I've gained 10 pounds in one month!!! I hope this passes.....

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    It WILL Pass K!

    Dont worry and take care of the baby!

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    Hi again Katie ~

    We all experience Methadone WD very differently.

    It depends upon the length of time we've been on, the dose, age, as well as other physical and mental issues we bring to the table.

    My experience won't be your experience. It was mine...and yours is yours.

    The laziness and fatigue...will pass...for some sooner...for others later.

    You're right where YOU'RE supposed to be.

    It's about time...and each of us have different timing. THIS TOO SHALL PASS, darling. Hang on. Warmly, Arlene




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    i am so happy to see all of the people getting off of methadone and i will know what to expect but yes all of us are very different so we will experience different feeling wd.Rosy

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    I duno i feel like that on it...I know when ive taperd in the past the fatigue goes and im back to my bubbly self..TD

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    Hi Katie i am so proud of you,i know for me i got all these excuses for staying on mdone right now,but my time is coming very soon.
    I know you have been clean for a while now,can you say when the baby is coming? I am happy for you too. So many new people just fresh off of mdone,and i know it took you all alot of hard work. its just so good to see that here cuz i still havent seen it anywhere else. Pam
    Awsome Katie,and all you others.

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    Katie me luv,

    be strong[I tell myself] I am detoxing too..have all the same pain & suffering,not pregnant though,;) we seem 2 just have 2 ride the wave....but we can aid the discomforts....keep busy and if ur doc says its ok..zinc/mag/B6/L-Tyrosine dry u out and are great muscle relaxints..

    Luv ice

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