How long have you been on methadone for?

Jenn - posted on 03/22/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am 23 years old and I have been on methadone just about two years. What about everyone else? How old are you and how long have you been on methadone for?

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Laura - posted on 03/07/2014

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I have been on methadone since I was 22 . I am now 39 . I have been on it for 17 years . I have tried in detox three times to come off it but when I get to around 20 Mls I can't get further than that. I get psychotic withdrawls which are not joke I can assure you. One day I will get off it but at the moment the timing is wrong as I have a 10 month daughter and am14 weeks pregnant.

Sarah - posted on 12/08/2013

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I am 32 ive been on methadone for 3 yrs. Im at 55ml now was at 70 weaning off. But dont no if dr will let me continue now. Its saved me. I have an 8yo son n just found out im prego. I have to wait til next week to c my methadone dr. I have no idea what im gonna do. Scared of baby withdrawling and being my fault. So worried!

Tiffany - posted on 09/27/2013

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I'm 20 and have been on methadone for 1 year. I am so happy I found a methadone clinic in my area. I now have a steady job and am able to function at work. My dose is 20, I started at 50. I'm currently 1 month pregnant and pray that my baby will be born ok.

Michelle - posted on 09/11/2013

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Hey Hun I have been on methadone for almost 4 years and have been tapering for almost 2. I found out I was expecting and went against my clinic and decided to continue tapering. I am now at 1 mil and soo glad I decided to continue! As of Tuesday I will officially be finished :)

Dana - posted on 02/19/2013

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Hi Jenn!! i am 36 and i have been on Methadone for about 7 years!! i find that it has allowed me to live my life normal, and natural, without feeling anxious, or uncomfortable! I don't care that i am STILL on it!! I would rather be on it and just METHADONE then have craving and put myself, my family, and my clean time in danger!!! Tip: Never listen to OTHER PEOPLE That aren't on methadone about them saying things they HAVE no DIRECT knowledge of being on it.... stick to what works for u and helps you to live a "regular" life!! THAT is what is IMPORTANT!!! :)

Stephanie - posted on 07/30/2012

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I am 27 years old. I was on subutex for a year and a half...and then the doctor found out I was pregnant. At 5 months pregnant I was left with nothing to take after being sober and on subutex for the past year and a half. He referred me to a methadone clinic, and I did not want to go. Instead, I tried going back and forth in between lortabs and suboxone to keep from withdrawing and being sick. Finally, I decided 2 months later the best thing to do WAS methadone...so for the past month and a half, I have been going to a methadone clinic. I am only on 45 mg a day... and my due date is in 2 weeks. I am soo nervous about the baby being addicted and needing to stay in the hospital. I realllly hope he doesn't need any morphine and is able to come home with me... has anyone else had any similar experiences?? Any advice would realllly help! thanks!!

Jenn - posted on 11/11/2011

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I am so sorry girls, I have been away from COM from quite some time so I am just now reading your messages, my sincerest apologies. That is great to hear that methadone is working for you all. I have been on the program for just over 2 years and it definitly saved my life and my family. However, i am working on slowely weaning myself off, I feel that i am ready and confident that i will never return to that lifestyle. People tend to judge harshly when they find out your on methadone but they would judge even more harshly if your were still using. So you're kinda damned if you do; damned if you don't, in their eyes anyways. I think it is a great thing, however, and it is so nice to know that you are not alone. Thanks for haring girls and please visit again soon as i am back now!! Take care!

Julie - posted on 06/05/2011

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I am 27 and I've been on Methadone for 5 years in july. I have had 2 babies on this medication & they have both been perfect,nothing like the terrible stories u hear about. I had 2 children before I got in to treatment & I can really tell a difference in the way im now with them. And thaat makes me feel awful,to think that I was on things after I had My 1st 2 kids& how I may have been,SoThis treatment has saved my life& my babies.

Destiny - posted on 04/28/2011

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I'm 27 and I was on suboxone for almost 4 years and now I've been on methadone for a few months! I think it's a lifesaver!

Michelle - posted on 04/22/2011

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im 30 and Ive been on the program for 8 years im 34 months prego with my 2nd bby... I hope everything is going good for you.

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