Alright, i began methadone maintainence on April 17th & am now on 55 mg, up from 25.
However even after all this time I still dont feel the stuff for 24 hours. I'm waking up several times a night with my entire body aching like i have a terrible case of flu. fucking terrible nightmares too. In fact if it wasn't for the amitriptyline i have on hand i doubt i'd sleep at all & i cannot wait until i get my diazepam script on tuesday.
So the nurses told me last week i'd need to get down to 30 mg a day until i could go onto subutex. I absolutely do not want to go on suboxone as i feel the naloxone content would send me fucking suicidal. After my script runs out at the pharmacy on the 14th of may i'm gonna reduce my dose by 1 mg per day, until i'm at 30 mg. I wanna nip this in the butt before i become even more dependant & methadone saturated & god forbid, want to raise my dose.
I'm just bascially looking for responses from people who have switched from methadone onto subutex & a quick summary of what that was like etc.
p.s what kind of painklling properties does subutex/buprenoprhine have?