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On methadone, getting suicidal thoughts on lowering dosage. What should I do?

I have been on methadone for 15 years. I have managed to go from 100mg a day to 30mg a day. I just lost my doctor and I can t find one who will give me at least 40mg a day. I can make it on 40mg but right now I am getting suicidal. My grandfather holds my meds b/c I get in so much pain I take extra and run short. Should I try to find another doctor or go with the one who wrestled me to the floor infront of the staff for trying to get my grandpa to tell him i wasn t selling them. Please help desperately, Nick H.
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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As you are having self harm thought, you should disclose this to your physician immediately. According to guideline you should get admitted ASAP due to risk of suicide.

After admission your methadone doses can be adjusted according to your withdrawal symptoms and need.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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