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My husband is trying cold turkey withdrawal from methadone. He also takes percoset but needs to continue for his extreme pain. Is there any substance now available to ease methadone withdrawal symptoms? Thank you.

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Clonidine turned me into a new person on day 7. Just a suggestion.

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Just wanted to post my story about leaving the clinic in hopes that it may help! I started the methadone clinic 3 yrs ago. I maxed out at 65 mgs & the last 2.5 years i have been tapering. Clearly it takes a lot longer to taper than to go up. Anyhow, going into the clinic i knew i did not want it to be a long term thing/i didnt want to be a lifer. I made the decision to taper. I went really really slow. I tapered 5 mgs every 2 wks as iwas ph 6 (at the time it was ph 5 before the new regulations came into effect) i had also neverhad a dirty UA & never used anything but methadone. By the time i got down to 20 mgs i started to feel mild w/d so i decided to only go down 2 mgs every 2 wks & some weeks i would hold. I made it down to 1 mg and only took it for 4 days and knew i was just prolonging the inevitable. So as of July 6th i have been completely clean! Days 3-5 were the worst. I had rls only at night, the diarrhea, and the occasional muscle aches. But that was the extent of my w/d symptoms. I took potassium, vitamins c & b and made sure i stayed active & walked/jogged every day. I know some will read that sentence and think yah right i dont even want to get outta bed. But i promise you it WILL help & make all difference in your road to recovery. Its now been 26 days since ive been clean. I feel fantastic! Dont get me wrong i have days where if ive exercised really hard the night before, i feel achey but its my body saying hey! I feel pain again im human again! Food tastes better, air smells fresher, sex is amazing again, my emotions are stronger than ever. The sound of my daughter's laughter touches my soul. I FEEL again. I was numb to just about everything for the last 3 yrs! But i wanted to tell you guys or anyone thats going through this that You Can Do This!!!! Its so worth it. My best advice is to taper SLOWLY & when you've reached your end dose which i advice nothing above 3 mg, stay active & take vitmains. Those 3 things truly truly truly make all the difference! I wish you all the best in life bc everyone deserves to feel what i feel. Truly a gift from God, LIFE!
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What mg of clonidine do u take? Im also on it and im still experiancing some wicked withdrawl symptoms..been takim it for a fee days now..im takin .10 mg. Any advice to kick these symptoms would help..thanks
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how much clonidine did you take daily?
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