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Well heres my story .. i was taking methadone for 8 years (around 40ml a day ) and after a sudden pain in my side and generally feeling unwell i decided to stop
i managed to taper myself down to 4ml .. this was both physically and mentally hard however when i hit 4ml i decided to get help to reduce to nothing .... i was on 4ml for 3 weeks ... then 2ml for 4 weeks and then 1ml for 4 weeks ... and then nervously i went to nothing,however i was expecting to be ill however i wasnt ...
but at around 1 month clean i discovered what the pain in my side was ... i had 3 slipped discs ( 1 x thorasic and 2 lumbar ) allthough it was the thorasis ( T5/T6 ) that was causing the pain on the left side
i was given gabapentin for the pain ( as no doctor in my surgery will prescribe opioids to me even for slippped discs ) ... however 3 months down the line the gabapentin seem to be working and in combination with naproxen things seem to getting better
so basically coming off methadone isnt easy but it can be done ... its the mental side thats hard .. hostility and anger was common and it drove me crazy but thats behind me now
granted i will allways be recovering but i make the most of life now and am so happy i am off methadone ... ok it works for many people but i hear more negatives than positives regarding it
thanks for listening and take care
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