Hey guys, I'm a recovering heroin addict & I've been taking methadone for the last 8 years. I've been taking 90mgs for the past 5 of those years. I'm now at the point where I want to get off completely, so I've been tapering off for the past year, and am now down to 45mgs. I feel uncomfortable everyday, the only thing that helps is my prescription for klonopin. I'm currently tapering at 1mg a week but I'm having a problem paying $45 week. So in the next few weeks I'm going to cold turkey detox. I'm not looking forward to it, but I feel it's something I have to do.. There are a few things I have prepared for my detox that I've learned over the years in rehab & detox facilities. Aside from a secure environment with someone being there for you to be supportive & keeping track of my medication and dispensing it, the drugs I'm going to use are: Clonidine (lowers blood pressure by decreasing the levels of certain chemicals in your blood.
This allows your blood vessels to relax and your heart to beat more slowly and easily) - I have .1mg Clonidine, they also come in .2mg which are a lot better for detox. Ill probably take 1 every 12 hours. Klonopin(benzodiazepine)(affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. Klonopin is used to treat seizure disorders or panic disorder) - I have a prescription for 2mg klonopins I'll take as needed, I can take up to 4 a day. Vitamin B shots(B-12 gives your body the vitamin B-12 nutrients it needs to naturally give you: Increased energy, Restored mental clarity, and help with memory loss. Reduced daily stress and irritability and many other great health benefits) - That plus a few other vitamins will give me the nutrients I need. I don't however have anything to help me sleep, And I do plan on smoking a little bit of weed to help, as its immediate. If anyone who has been through it, & has any suggestions for my detox other than what I have planned I would Really appreciate it! I know how hard it is to get clean, & i know the difference between being abstinent & sobriety. After my detox i will plan to go to meetings and get a sponsor, but right now I'm focused on detoxing & getting the painful withdrawal over.
I will keep this blog up to date on how I feel from time to time so I can get some positive feedback and support from people who have gone through this. I've withdrawaled from heroin many times, but have heard from many people methadone detox isn't as severe, but much longer, which makes it almost unbearable. I plan to have a bad detox for about 30 days, the the next couple months after will be the post withdrawal symptoms of not being able to sleep or eat well, but after a few months, I'm sure I'll start feeling better & well enough to start working and get this horrible addiction in remission. If anyone has any questions, comments, or feedback it would be appreciated. Thank You!