Methadone: A Flicker Of Light In The Dark

Methadone: A Flicker Of Light In The Dark

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PostSubject: Prespective, feedback, and/or advice. Just started 'done.   Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:21 pm

I started on Methadone about 3 weeks ago.

I started on a mere 20mg. I go to the clinic 6 days a week, taking home my Sunday dose on Saturday.

The Doc sees me 2x a week. So far, he has upped me 5mg every time I see him. I am currently at 55mg.

My visit with the doc takes about 30 seconds. He cuts to the chase, and simply asks one question; "How many?"

It's almost like he knows that the dose he has me on isn't high enough, and it's not. I take my dose at 7am, and my 2pm I am sweating and having the good old withdrawal symptoms again.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the program, and the methadone help. However, I find it crazy that the Doc and I both know the dose he is giving me is not doing what methadone is suppose to do; -prevent you from using heroin. It's almost like doing a few bags, -pyramiding down is part of the prescription. That feels wrong, because I am making a conscious effort to get "clean", but I am still having to make trips to the city.

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I weigh 245lbs (if that matters)
I have been on opiates for 5 years; starting with just some percs in the beginning. I decided to stop because my 3 - 4 buns habit was so expensive, I have sold all of my belongs, and have borrowed money from everyone and their grandmother, knowing I wouldn't pay them back. I was scared of what I was becoming. I was selling to my "friends" to make money, ripping them off; and I decided to stop because I was out of things to sell, and didn't want to start doing more aggressive crimes to support my habit.

I understand the strength of bags vary, but I live near a major city; where the stuff I normally get is rather strong.

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I guess I am looking for some feedback, advice, or perspective on where I am
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PostSubject: Re: Prespective, feedback, and/or advice. Just started 'done.   Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:52 pm

hey RadioHead,
you only started 3 weeks ago, it takes awhile to get to the right dose, and EVERYONE is diffrent, Im on 160 split dose 80 twice a day, and Ive been on methadone for 8 years. So be patient and you will know when you are at the right dose, they always start you off low.. Good luck to you,, and Just hang in there Its definitly worth it...

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