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Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms


Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms

When it comes to getting off of methadone it is important to know it will take time. It does not happen overnight. This is tough because of the way our world is now, we want everything right away. We want a quick fix if at all possible.

Many people want a quick fix when it comes to getting off methadone. They may think that trying to quit cold turkey is the best way to go. It is not really suggested. It is important to come off of it slowly, especially if you have been using methadone for a long time and/or large dosages. Getting the right help will make the process a lot easier. During the process the body needs to detox off the drug itself. Detox is having the body come down off the drug. It is not putting any more of the drug in your body. Detox can take awhile depending on how long the drug has been used and how much has been used.

Going to an inpatient treatment center is one of the best options. This option is great because they have support and medical personnel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This allows the person going through the treatment to have support and help anytime they need it. Having medical personnel all the time also allows them to watch the people who are detoxing and making sure that nothing out of the ordinary happens and is there to help when difficult times come up.

Another thing about treatment centers is they want to make sure you are ready for the world when you are done. They do not want to release you until they feel and know you are ready to deal with the world outside the treatment center. They will release you when they see and feel you are ready. Some go through treatment faster than others. No one should compare themselves with someone else. It is when you compare yourself to someone who is doing better that you can slow the process or even relapse.

Having a support system will also make a huge a difference. You want people who will encourage you and support you not only in the bad times, but also the good times. It is important to have people there who will help when things get rough, but also to congratulate you when you are on the right track.

There are many things that are not a quick fix. Being willing to wait and work through issues and problems will only make it better and help you in the long run. This is no different with coming off methadone. Do expect there will be withdrawal symptoms with methadone.

Withdrawal symptoms

Physical symptoms

  • Lightheadedness
  • Tearing
  • Runny nose
  • Yawning
  • Sneezing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe Itching
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Tremors
  • Akathisia
  • Tachycardia
  • Aches and pains, often in the joints and/or legs
  • Elevated pain sensitivity
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Reduced breathing (may be fatal between 2–4 hours)

Cognitive symptoms

  • Suicidal ideation
  • Susceptibility to Cravings
  • Depression
  • Reduced breathing (may be fatal between 2–4 hours)
  • Spontaneous orgasm
  • Prolonged insomnia
  • Delirium
  • Auditory hallucinations
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Increased perception of odors, real or imagined
  • Marked decrease in sex drive
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Delusions
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  2. Kobal says:

    Bryette, I have heard of the implant and its still not a walk in the park. Can you talk to your dr.? Are you pregant now?

  3. Bryette says:

    Email me please anyone I have tried to get off before the pain withdrawal in unreal I got 4 little kids methadone is stuffing my life everything revolves around it my name is Bryette please help

  4. Bryette says:

    I have been on methadone for a long 12 years on 100 mg I hate it I want to get off and I have lowered my dose down to 30 mg before then fell pregnant which I had to increase my dose. Please money is not a problem. Is there anyway to get off without withdrawal please email me. I heard if a implant you can have to get off is this true anyone I’m begging for help I want to get off it

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