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Addicted to Methadone. Trying to quit. Natural remedies for withdrawal pain?

i have been addicted to methadone for over 10yrs and have finally withdrawn to 0ml and im on day 2....i dont want to take anything to kill pain as i need some advice to get through naturally .... i do take anxiety med and anti depressant but very small dose and i have 4 kids with my husband in jail atm soon to be released....i just want advice on maybe what to expect and im soooo angry at home with kids and my mum when i should love them MOST?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Hello chale1973
Welcome to HCM
taking methadone for long makes an individual dependent both physically and psychologically, its very difficult to quit. But fortunately you are highly motivated to quit so its easy in your case. Since its day 2 and coming days you will face a lot of irritability, anxiety, restlessness, lacrymation, yawning, tremors, some times fever, sore muscles, spasm in stomach. If an individual is highly motivated and dose intake was not very hight, he/she very rarely face severe withdrawal. Mostly they suffer mild flu like symptoms. So taking symptomatic treatment is enough. But if you have spasm you can take non opioid pain killer like NSAID such as diclofenac or other drug. Continue taking anti anxiety medicines, and other antidepressants.
all the best.
take care
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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