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How long does methadone stay in your system?

Methadone can be detected in the blood, urine and saliva. In urine, methadone metabolites can test positive for 2-4 days after last dose.

Here, you will find a thorough review of methadone detection times, drug testing methods and addiction liability of methadone. Please leave your questions about methadone use, abuse or addiction at the end. We answer and respond to all legitimate comments with a prompt, researched reply.

How do you take methadone?

Methadone is available in oral solution, liquid concentrate, tablet, and powder. Methadone is most often ingested orally, and other routes of administration (snorting, injecting, etc.) are reliable indicators of methadone misuse or abuse.

What is methadone used for?

Methadone is a full mu opioid agonist which is used in opioid addiction treatment programs. Methadone specifically suppresses symptoms of opioid withdrawal methadone for 24 hours or longer or is used in combination with social and medical services in long term methadone maintenance programs. An opioid itself, at proper dosing, methadone usually reduces cravings for and the need to take stronger opioids. Methadone is also an effective analgesic and may provide pain relief when other pain relievers are ineffective.

Methadone has been recognized by the DEA as a Schedule II narcotic drug, which means that although it has a medical use, the risk for dependence, abuse and addiction are relatively serious.  These risks increase if you take methadone to get high.

Peak levels and half life of methadone

Methadone’s elimination half-life is between 8-59 hours. More specifically, the half-life of (R,S)-methadone is 15-60 hours, and 10-40 hours for (R)-methadone. The duration of analgesic action is between 4-8 hours. And although methadone reaches peak concentration in blood plasma at around 4 hours after dosing, it can be detected in the blood 30 minutes after intravenous or oral ingestion.

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What is important to understand about methadone is that methadone’s full analgesic effect is usually not attained until after 3-5 days of dosing. And methadone can induce respiratory depression or cardiovascular problems as you start taking it. These risks need to be evaluated and assessed by you and your prescribing doctor before dosing begins.

Methadone drug testing

Most methadone drug tests are done via urine screen. Blood screens and saliva drug tests for methadone are also possible but are not used regularly in clinical settings. Although some doctors believe that concentrations of methadone in blood plasma tests are the “gold standard” to assess treatment compliance, blood testing is relatively impractical, costly, and difficult. Additionally, Methadone and other opioids can be screened via oral fluid, but this method is not currently used in practice very often.

Plus, you should know that proper samples for methadone contain at least two of its metabolites in order to be properly identified. Testing for metabolites prevents you from simply adding methadone to a sample.

So how long does methadone stay in the body? Methadone typically can be detected in urine for 2-4 days after use. Cutoff concentrations for a positive methadone drug test are at 300 ng/mL for both the intial and the confirmation drug screen.

Methadone and addiction

Methadone has an abuse liability similar to that of morphine. Like other opioids used for analgesia, methadone can abused for its euphoric effect. But methadone is also used clinically in long term clinical settings to offset withdrawal and cravings for harder drugs. So how do you know if you are becoming addicted to methadone or not?

Methadone addiction is characterized by compulsive use, use for non-medical purposes, and continued use despite harm or risk of harm. If you think that you have a problem with methadone, you probably do. Getting honest is the first step to getting help. In today’s world drug addiction is a treatable disease and not a stigmatized moral issue. Many treatment options are available, and we invite your questions or requests for help here.

Problems with methadone?

Please let us know. We will do our best to find you answers to your questions, or local resources that can help you find treatment.

Reference sources: Drug testing in oral fluid
FDA Info for Healthcare Professionals about Methadone Hydrochloride
FDA approved dolophine hydrochloride drug label
TIP 43 Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs
NIDA Research Monograph Series 73 Urine Testing for Drugs of Abuse


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329 Responses to “How long does methadone stay in your system?
9:23 pm November 18th, 2011

I am currently down to 11ml/daily of methadone and am worried about the effects after I am ‘off’ it completely; I have successfully weaned off it before with no problems but am noticing the effects of withdrawing this time for some reason..and I have only been on it for two years this time (you’d think I would have stayed on it before I know until I had a decent recovery program..but you know us addicts..always the experts!) Anyway, I do have a good recovery going now and am ready to get off it but should I worry about weakness and lethargy, no energy, and general malaise for months when I do get completely weaned or is this all in my head?

7:24 pm November 19th, 2011

Hi Dollface. It sounds like you are worried about experiencing protracted withdrawal. Methadone is known to have a longer period of withdrawal than other opioids (14-21 days). Congratulations on your decision and we are rooting for you!!!

Check out this advisory from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration about protracted withdrawal from methadone. And let us know if it helps!

Big D
1:14 am January 1st, 2012

Im just now finished with a methadone program. It took me two years to finally come off of it. Having a good support system helps a lot . The counselor at the clinic sucked . If it wasn’t for my own will power I believe I wouldn’t have made it this far. It was a real longp process . I believe that ifsomeone is serious about getting recovered and use methadone the right way it can do wonders. It all depends on the person. I thank god all the time for helping me through this recovery as well.

Big D
1:33 am January 1st, 2012

The way I did the program was found a good dose to start at and stuck at that mg. For quite sometime to get myself out of the mental addiction to the heroin and pain killers. I Probly stayed at this number for a year or so. Then eventually after time I would make small drops in my dose maybe 2 mg. At the most. Then I would go about a month or so and drop a little more. 2-3 mg now. Work that for another two weeks see how I feel then judging by how I’m sleeping ill make the decision to maybe drop a little more … And once I came down to about 16-19 mg. I would cut 3 mgs. Every two to three weeks. I took my last dose of three mg.Ten days ago and I feel just fine. Didnt really feel much withdraw after 6 mg. Methadone really turned my life around . I would also have to say saved my marrage. I would recommend methadone to someone who is serious about getting help battling an opiate addiction . Just need to build a strong plan in your own mind . And really want to be a drug free person. I guess what im saying is really be sick of the life you have been living and putting your family through . Now two years later things are great I have a great life now. I can say I finally have my life back . It feels good. I hope this post will help someone . Good luck to anyone who faced with this battle.!!!!

2:40 pm March 7th, 2012

i have been adicted to oxycodonde for 6 7 years due to cronic pain no bull from hep c treatments do not recomend unless your life depends on it. i take 12 30mg pills a day pluss 1 40mg opana er. can methadone truly help me replace these levels of pain killers and still help with my pain levels? i know if i ask my md. to try methadone and it does not work as well as oxycodone he will not let me go back. im told my pain will be life long due to nerve damage from the treatments i need help deciding what to do . im soo tired of living like this

7:36 pm March 7th, 2012

Hello kemo. From what I understand, methadone is less for pain and more to help manage cravings for stronger opiates. Have you asked your doctor for advice?

10:00 pm March 24th, 2012

hello, I have been on 180mg for 6-7YRS and im now on 40mg over the past 5 days. i will be off by tuesday but i have to go to the clinic and they make me take my dose so i have to take 110mg my last day. they would not detox me this quickly so im doing it on my own. can you tell me how long till i can safely take a drug test that does screen for methadone? very much appreciated thank you

12:29 pm March 26th, 2012

Hi Jason. Congratulations on getting off methadone. But why do you need such a rapid detox from methadone? Is there a pre-employment job screen coming up? How do you feel? Doctors do recommend supervised detox from any opiates. At the least, there are medications which can help ease symptoms.

Most opiate urine screens for opiates and opioids can detect metabolites for a few days after last dose. But, after you have taken methadone in chronic high doses, it might be wise to wait a week or more to be sure that a urine screen is clean.

What is your plan for staying off methadone and/or other opiates? Are you going to seek treatment?

11:24 pm July 28th, 2012

i am currently on 3mgs of methadone. i feel weak, getting goose bumps, sneezing, yawning, water eyes, and cold sweats. i have been on methadone for 5 and 1/2 yrs. i slowly tapered down to 3. however i hope to b off w/i a week. how long will i feel the symptoms of w/d? is there anything recomended like vitamins etc. that could help with the taper?

1:29 am July 31st, 2012

Hi Bethann. A multivitamin, B vitamins and C vitamin may be able to help. Vitamin C can help to detoxify the body and lessen drug cravings. Vitamins B1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12 can help various function from digestion to blood cell production. And check out these medications for opioid withdrawal:

Does that help?

12:39 pm October 10th, 2012

I’m just kinda panicking n hoping to find an answer.I wasn’t addicted to heroin for Too long,about 1-2 years but it got bad enough for me to seek out my towns methclinic..anyway I only got about 2weeks into it n up to 65mg befor I decided I really just wanted to put ALL of this behind me n just start fresh.u kno free n clear n all I began tapering off pretty quik 5mg every 2 days then I slowed down to 2mg a day.its been a 6weeks since I started n im now down to 11mg.I wake up hurting but its nothing I can’t handle.still I worry that maybe im reducing faster than I can metabolize this stuff.I just need to know,given the fact that I wasn’t on it for very long and well…how soon till im back to normal??is the pain only gonna get worse?some1 just tell me they’ve done this befor n come out ok….

1:17 pm October 15th, 2012

Hi Hilla. Good for you. We’re rooting for you!!! In general, opiate tapering follows these guidelines:

Take two (2) to three (3) weeks to taper
Reduce the each daily dose by 10%
Reduce the dose by 20% every 3-5 days
Reduce the dose by 25% per week
Avoid reducing the daily dose by > 50% at any given interval

Withdrawal can be very uncomfortable, but you can get through it with over the counter pain medications, hot baths or showers, gentle exercise, and support. The urge to use to control symptoms is why experts recommend that you detox medically, as well as the need to supervise symptoms and to administer medications like clonidine when appropriate. But the symptoms should resolve within 5-10 days, or so. Please let us know how you are doing and what has helped you!

dani d
2:34 am October 19th, 2012

does anyone know what could cause someones urine analysis to come back w/out methadone or metabolites when dosing daily at a clinic infront of nursing staff?This seems crazy!!!

7:45 am October 19th, 2012

Hello dani d. Thanks for your question. It’s possible that your drug screen was mistaken for another’s. Additionally, urinary concentrations of methadone depend not only on dose and metabolism but also on urine pH. Ask for a re-test. Laboratories are subject to human error, and it’s possible that your sample was mixed up!

4:14 pm October 20th, 2012

Does it really only take 2-4 days for methadone metabolites to be fully out of your system….I heard of people failing a test a mouth after their last dose, anyone else heard of this?

7:48 am October 22nd, 2012

Hi Pepsi. I wonder if those people who were tested one month after last methadone dose had taken other opioids, were still taking methadone, or were on other drugs? While chronic, high doses of methadone may stay a little while longer in the system…it seems unlikely that methadone is still in the system ONE MONTH after use.

3:17 am October 23rd, 2012

I just rapidly detoxed off methadone, I was on 80mg/daily, and I was brought down 5mg a day until zero. I wanted to know how long it takes to leave your system, I’m really hurting!!|!

8:33 am October 24th, 2012

Hello Kerrie. Symptoms of withdrawal from methadone usually peak about 72 hours after last dose and lessen in intensity after the first week. There are medications that can help withdrawal from methadone, though. Have your rapid detox doctors told you about clonidine? What about using over-the-counter NSAIDs for muscular pain?

4:19 am November 6th, 2012

Hi I have been on Methadone for 9 years to long. I am sick and tired, of being sick and tired of depending on a little white pill that has got a hold of my life and my dependency of it. I am so scared of the withdrawal symptoms that I will be facing. I have been told horror storys of individuals coming off methadone and some passing away from the side effects. I have been on opiates for 30 years but the last 9 have been methadone I started at 180mg a day and down to 40 to 60 mg a day. I was diagnoised with Hep.C about 14 years ago and that was the reason I started on Methadone due to a very high dose of Hydrocodone with high amounts of acedamentaphine. I was on pain meds most of my teen life until now. Due to mulitiple surgerys I am being tested for RA, Arthritis, Nerve damage to my spine. Knee surgery in the past. Nerve graphs back in the early 80s. due to a work accident. Anyway I am wanting to get off the methadone and not sure of the dose reduction. Please Help Me?? I can’t go to my Dr. for help. What do I do or where do turn too.Thank You, Eyeball

11:22 am November 6th, 2012

Hi Eyeball. You can always contact 1-800-662-HELP for information about how you can stop taking methadone. Tapering and stepping down is a good idea. But how will you manage pain? Also consider that once you have been stabilized on MMT, withdrawal from methadone carries substantial risks. Virtually all who abandon MMT and do not pursue further recovery treatment of some sort eventually relapse and potentially overdose. So you need a plan. Contact a social worker, addiction MD or another methadone clinic in your area to start to open the conversation about getting off methadone. You do not (and should not) need to be alone during this process!

1:53 am November 16th, 2012

Iwas on methadone for 4yrs..never got past 50mgs…tapered 2mg every 2 weeks until I hit 3mg. Stopped on my own after that!..I never went back!…I had a little trouble sleeping but nothing I couldn’t handle!….

Hierba Buena
10:23 pm November 19th, 2012

Am glad I found this site. Have a mate considering methadone program now. Thanks for the great info!

10:03 pm December 16th, 2012

Hi guys in one year my partner has come down off methadone he is now on half a mil and hasn’t had any in the past 2 days atall. Are his symptoms going to get much worse?? he only has lower back ache/pain and his symptoms are only mainly at night. Does anyone know how long it stays in your system if your comming down off half a mil ?? Thanks heaps :)

11:16 pm December 28th, 2012

Okay so I have a question… I detoxed off methadone cold turkey and was on 47 milligrams. It was horrible.. But I didn’t want to be dependent on anything.. I abused pain meds for a while before.. It’s now day 22 and I still have no energy… Anexity……stomach gets very sick… And can barley do anything.. I need to go back to work in a few days and move a whole apartment this weekend… I am not happy camper.. Not to mention that I was on xanex for 2 years and also am kicking that at the same time! Please anyone advice would help. Remember CLIFF ( is freedom forever!

4:53 pm January 10th, 2013

Hello I just got kicked off my methadone clinic yesterday 1-9-2013 at 100 MG. I was on for 1 year and now have to be done cold turkey. Today 1-10-2013 is my first day without dosing. I am taking Adderall which I am already perscribed (to sell and abuse here and there) and that helps with the withdraw for me, but i was wondering about how long until the methadone is out of my system and is there any kind of things out there to help me detox until I can get on another clinic?

8:57 am January 14th, 2013

Hi SJB. If you go to a detox clinic, they can prescribe you with clonidine (for blood pressure, nausea, etc), buprenorphine or naloxone for blocking effects, or OTC medications which can address symptoms of withdrawal. Or, go to a local pharmacy and talk with a pharmacist about how you can manage symptoms of methadone withdrawal at home. Often, hot water bottles, baths, showers, massage, NSAIDs etc. can help as you go through withdrawal. This too, shall pass.

Jessica minish
11:29 pm January 17th, 2013

Ok, I just finished my detox off methadone, I stopped at 10mg. So how long can I expect to have withdrawal symptoms? And how bad can they get and how and should they get for what dosage I stopped at?

Jessica minish
3:01 am January 20th, 2013

Also at what date after stopping the methadone would it be safe to take anti anxiety meds for the withdrawal symptoms? I know any interaction with most, if not all of them can result in deAth, and that terrifies me…… Thank you.

9:42 am February 1st, 2013

Hi Jessica. This question would be best answered by a medical expert such as your prescribing doctor or a pharmacist.

9:51 am February 18th, 2013

have been taking methadone for 8 years, i started winging my self off methadone 10mg. the last time i took one was february13,2013, i have been off this drug now for 5 days. i have bad muscle pain in both thigs. and i can not sleep at all for the pain. what do i need to do to help with this pain. and how long will this drug stay in my system. please help me i do not want to every do any drugs again i am 51 years old i am tard of doing the drugs!!! i have had 2 heart attacks. thank you, Jerry

drug free easy way
8:58 pm March 18th, 2013

i have been on gear (smack) for over ten gears, i have not stole from shops o robbed ne1. thank god that i come from a good family and have a good rep in town, alot off my boyz sold it n still do so that makes it harder to get clean but worse of stay clean. lisn i been to get implants costing me 5 grand and wen i come off i was back at it. the best way to get of drugs is to ask your self that if u are realy ready to get clean and stay clean. u have to change who u chill with and u have to change your life stlye. i was on a meth script and went from 100ml down to 5ml. first i stayed on it for 4weeks and then reduced ten ml a weeek, my support worker dint wnt me to but then again they wud’nt wnt u to bcoz if they got every body clean they wud be out of work. NEWAY THE BEST WAY TO KICK THE GEAR PAIN FREE IS BY HAVIN A HABIT ON GEAR, GET SUM METH 100ML N START WITH 40ML TO 30ML, TO 20ML TO 10ML and the jus leave it, trust me it is well easy, after 2/3days u myt jus have a little gas in belly o if not myt not b able to go toilet THATS ALL ,U WILL SLEEP. U WUNT GET HOT N COLD CHILLS, no yawns, no being sik, no nothng. TRY TO EAT AS MUCH AS U CAN EVEN IF THTS 1 BIT.

8:51 pm April 25th, 2013

I took 10 mg of methadone on sat due to severe pain from ceserean I had to take an oral swab on tues will it shoe up?

Keith Stanley
4:38 pm May 2nd, 2013

I hope this can be answered a few times i have taken my methadone … I switched from opana. So I do sometimes take a bit more but always have atleast 5mg the day of my drug test and they tell me I didn’t test positive if i saved 30 mg the morning of my test would it show positive. I don’t want my dr to think I am selling it < and I am not.. please give me adivce

Lizz Dowell
1:13 am May 17th, 2013

HILLA, when I got off methadone it actually took a year year and a half to feel “normal”. I had horrable anxity from detoxing. I see it’s been a while since you posted this question and I am wondering how your feeling at this point. Thanks

12:52 pm May 17th, 2013

i have 2 give a clean urine on wed i took 20mills of methadone this morning,, will it be clean or dirty ?

johnny smithers
12:01 pm July 18th, 2013

hi iam on metheadone a long time 22years 2 be exact i was on 130mls an ive came down to 60mls verry slow but i dont want to av to go 2my clinic every day so they took bloods 2 cheque my levels an d came back hi i didnt top up wat can i do in order to get my levels down. help me please

johnny smithers
12:07 pm July 18th, 2013

ps i dont tink the doctor likes me an if my partner wants take aways all she has 2 do is give 4 cleane urines an no blood test my last test was high beacuse i eas on pills to stop me from taking a fittz dr called eppanuton iam off dm now so please help me get my leavels down.

lizz dowell
3:44 am July 23rd, 2013

Johnny smithers, i want to be sure I understand what it is exactly that you want… you need your methadone levels to go down? you could lower your dose. I don’t want to go all in answering if this is not what you were asking. It wasn’t clear on your levels of what exactly that your trying to lower. I know you can’t take benzos and be on methadone, Now for take homes where I am, we have to drop clean for 90 days straight and been there at least 6 months before they will give 3 take homes a week. Then clean for another 6 months to get a total of 6 take homes at a time. So I’m not clear on what levels would go down unless you used something other than methadone. This site emails me when something is posted to this question, so if you want to explain a little more I’d be glad to try to help you figure it all out.

lizz dowell
4:12 am July 23rd, 2013

Just to clarify a couple things that were talked about in some of the comments that I can help with, methadone does help with pain. It is prescribed for pain from pain management doctors all the time to people without any history of addiction. It’s actually pretty strong too. Personally, I was on it in a drug replacement program. It was HELL getting off of it. OMG it did take 2 years till I felt good again. 1 1/2 years till it even got close to anything in the normal range. Now, I do have some major chronic pain issues and at that 2 year point I started pain management. I was told I had acute post withdrawal syndrome. All I know is I’d much rather of went through the detox off heroin than go through that crap anyday!! Now methadone does stay in your system longer that the average opiate since it has a huge half life and the steady state pharmacology thing going on. Simply meaning, I still have half of yesterday’s dose in me (when I take it on a regular basis) when I take it 24 hr. later so when you do that everyday, your dose is actually a bit more than your taking at the time because you still have yesterdays in you. (I only have experience with the liquid)It also works very quickly. The doctor told me if I hold it down for at least 20 minutes, it’s in me. But it takes about 2 hours to get into your urine. Now when you take a pain pill it takes from 2 to 4 hours to get into your urine. But if it is injected it’s there right away! BUT… if you’re trying to time for a drug test, time on the side of caution!! Next, I can only speak for myself, but the methadone program saved my life! I needed the whole having to drop clean thing. I needed to have to look at my counselor and explain why I dropped dirty for street drugs. It got me clean and I was able to stay clean till now, some 7 years next month. I stayed on methadone for about 3 years and been off for 4 more. I hope I helped someone out there. Good luck!

johnny smithers
1:29 pm August 1st, 2013

i am on other meds but im just woundering haveing had a meeting with my doctor and some of the stomack tabs im on ar putting my levels up i didnt top up so i think ill have to stop taking the stomack to see is it that ps how long does methadone stay in you body for (75mls)

lizz dowell
12:29 pm August 15th, 2013

Johnny, Are they saying your methadone levels are to high? Is that why they are trying to not give you your take homes?I don’t know if I’m understanding that part or not. I looked everywhere and couldn’t find a reason they would run higher than they should. It can be very dangerous if your levels are higher than you need. Even if you’ve been on that amount for years it can catch up with you and then all of a sudden you could overdose. (I guess thats to do with that whole steady state pharm.) Now they say methadone is in your system around 4 days. But I’m not sure, I’m thinking a bit longer if you’ve been taking it a long time. My reason for saying this is because when I was getting off I was at 275 mg. and I didn’t even start getting sick till the end of day 3. But then I was on enough to dose a I don’t know enough about either of the meds to say if your stomach pills could be keeping your levels high to say, I can tell you that my dr. recently tried to put me on omeprazole to help kinda protect my stomach since I;m taking methadone again and so many other meds. I did allot of research about it and everyone everywhere that ever took it said it was poison. It works by killing good bacteria in your belly \and your food takes longer to digest so it may keep your methadone around longer, I’m just not sure enough about it to give a definite answer. So my only suggestion with the info I have about it would be lower your dose AS LOW AS YOU CAN HANDLE (and still be ok of course) so those levels come down and ask for your take homes then. They shouldn’t have a gripe about giving them to you as long as those levels are low. I hope I’m helping. If you can think of anything else ask away!! Now they so getting off the omeprazole is horrible so if thats the stomach med your on be careful and do some research!

lizz dowell
3:41 pm August 16th, 2013

Johnny, papaya enzyme is a digestive aid. It helps with indigestion and heartburn and other minor issues in your stomach. It’s over the counter and there are no known interactions with anything. It’s a fairly inexpensive supplement. I’m not sure why you’re on stomach meds, if it’s just like heartburn or indigestion type issues, it may do the trick where you don’t have to take anything else for your stomach. I often had stomach issues but I tried it, and I swear by it now. I was talking to a friend in the medical profession about how your levels are staying high even when you skip a dose and she agrees with me that it being your stomach meds makes a lot of sense. Please post the name of your stomach med so i can try to see if that could be slowing your metabolism down enough that it’s keeping your methadone levels high like that.

4:23 am September 26th, 2013

If anyone can help i took maybe 40 mgs of methodone almost a week again and i have a urine tom. Will i pass or fail? I have been drinking water n ive exercised alot but im so terrified im going to fail.

lizz dowell
12:55 pm September 26th, 2013

crystal, it’s said that if you take methadone once it usually stays in your system around 4 or 5 days. Now the more regular you are at taking it the longer it stays in your system. I have heard of it being in a persons system for as long as 8 days, but I’m trying to remember if that was more because the person had been taking it everyday and that was since it builds up in your system due to the incredibly long half life.

Johnny Smithers*** Could you let me know how it’s going for you? Have you been approved for your take homes yet? Are your levels still very high? I hope all is going well for you!!

12:34 am November 5th, 2013

A friend offered me a tiny bit of methodone to put on a ruptured wisdom tooth. Said it would ease the pain. It was a minisculle amount. I nvr felt any effects of it but tooth pain did subside. I have a drug screen collection tomorrow for a job and I think they send the sample to the lab. its been 2 days since ingesting. Am I at risk of testing positive? Please help

lizz dowell
4:05 pm November 5th, 2013

Shaunn- yep. I’m sorry. :( and it depends on alot of things if it would come up as methadone or opiates. like what lab. how many panels they run, if they test for methadone or just opiates. when I dropped for Walgreen’s it came up methadone. **what do you call a tiny bit? in as exact detail as possible. compare it to a couple things ok.

5:29 pm November 5th, 2013

@ lizz. I would say less than 4mg…I have 4 days from time I dropped to be clean. Thanks

lizz dowell
8:40 pm November 6th, 2013

grrr… i’m so unsure. it can take up to 7 days with the whole half life factor. considering the dose you took, i’d judge around 4 days. so at this point i’m afraid it’s kinda a guessing game. good luck! let me know how it turns out if you think about it.

9:16 pm November 16th, 2013

If I have a doctor’s apt. On Tuesday And it’s Saturday afternoon an I take a 10mg methadone will it show up? I weigh 110 n have high metabolism..

1:13 pm November 18th, 2013

I am on a methadone maintenance program but after taking my liquid dose I also took couple of 10 mg methadone tablets…. I was giving a urine the next day and came up for opioids could the methadone tablets cause that?

lizz dowell
1:48 pm November 18th, 2013

Jessica, Your post didn’t show up until monday morning (at 6:11am), I don’t know if it’s because of the weekend or what but yes, y. e. s. YES it will show. I really hope you did further research when you didn’t get an answer here so you didn’t take it. Yes, it will be in your system still two and a half days later. If you take it on Sat night-Sun. night 1 Sun. night-Monday night 2 Monday night-Tuesday morning 1/2. Sorry this didn’t get back to you right away.

sid musin
12:05 am November 21st, 2013

I have use methadone for over a year 30 mil a day how do I stop taking with out windrows please help

lizz dowell
8:23 pm November 23rd, 2013

Sid, i suggest u drop as slow as possible and take as much time doing it as you can. I was on 275 mg and it took 2 years from the last time i dosed to feel better. i had post acute withdrawal. Also if u are at a clinic, i would ask if u are allowed to do a blind detox. it will help your mind from tricking you. it helps alot. do alot of research! don’t listen to just 1 person about it. people say alot of things. also, there are vitamins and supplements that can help you feel better during the detox. take them!! melatonin is good to help you get some sleep. You may need help with sleep. I don’t know how you feel about recovery programs, you will learn some good tools that will help you there. and there are many many choice. Na, AA, are 12 step. Life Ring is not 12 step.also it is secular. which simply means not religious. (im partial to LifeRing, thats where I go now I began in NA and learned some great stuff there) LifeRing has alot of on line support too.good luck and keep us posted!! feel free to ask more questions.

10:41 pm December 2nd, 2013

Hi I am 30 years old I am about 160 lb. My question is if I take 20 mg of methadone for 3 days and have to do a ua 4 days after will I test positive?

Jeniffer Hall
4:59 pm December 30th, 2013

i was wondering how long a 10mg tablet of methadone stays in my system?

lizz dowell
3:24 pm December 31st, 2013

Jeniffer, that tablet could stay in your system for between 4 to 7 days. If you have the choice of when to test always error on the side of caution, around 7 days after you’ve taken it you would be safe. As myself and others have explained above, there are many factors in judging the length. Weight, body fat, metabolism, even diet ( I have found out recently that if you’ve eaten a high amount of fat in the days your waiting for it to leave your system and/or little water it could lengthen the amount of time it takes to leave the system. How long you’ve taken the drug plays a part as well. If it was just once or twice it’s not going to take as long as someone who took it for 2 years. And I’m sure that’s more likely when the fat content of your diet really comes into play vs. someone who’s taken it only once or twice.

12:50 am January 3rd, 2014

If I took a 10 mg methadone in October and a ten mg. November 10 and I have a u a on jan 6 will it show? I weigh 170 and slow metabusm.

Diana Washington Tapia
10:41 am January 30th, 2014

I took 25 mil of methadone one time only. I took it to get rid of herion withdraw. How long will it stay in my blood system? I really need to know. Thank you.

3:09 am February 20th, 2014

I have been on 50 mg of methadone,40mg oxycodone and 1mg of clonazepam for over two years.i am 5’5 and weigh 195. Roughly 15% bodyfat. I drink a gallon of water with braggs apple cider vinegar a day as a natural health drink.i had a unannounced ua from my dr. I take everything orally by the lab report turned up negative. My dr. Terminated my pain mgnt. Contract. Have u a answer.i have to be able to explain myself to my next pain dr.signed, honesto god! Ps.i urined in a open dixie cup,and it appears they sent it to a hospital laboratory .it was a private clinic where i took the ua. So strange.please help,sincerly jason

lizz dowell
3:27 am February 25th, 2014

yes I have heard of things like this happening. Some peoples metabolisms just burn through the meds really fast, plus the drink prob is making it go out even faster. Suggesting more testing prob isn’t going to help any even if they did a hair sample that would only tell if there were other drugs in your system, explaining why something isn’t there is a bit harder unfortunately. I’m wondering if the drink made it not work as well for as long as it could of also. My suggestion is be honest. Stop drinking the vinegar drink! And maybe the new doctor could do some testing to see if you are metabolizing them too fast. There is a test called “peak and trough”(I believe that’s it) they can do to see when/how your meds work and metabolize. That will give you guys some kinda explanation and hopeful a clue towards how to handle you treatment from there on as far as treating your pain well enough since it’s not working as long as it should. I hope I helped. Feel free to ask us anything else you can think of….

8:36 pm March 6th, 2014

Wow methadone is the hardest drug ever to get off if u dont have to take it don’t iv been sick for a month with withdraw… It really sucks

4:48 pm March 29th, 2014

I was on 40 mgs of liquid methadone for 3 last dose was 8 days ago when will I start to feel bettet

7:13 pm April 27th, 2014

I am in my initial phase (Phase 1) of finding my right dose level in MMT and I am taking 30mg liguid once a day at the moment. I am having problems with insomnia. I take my dose around 10:00 a.m. in the morning and by 10:00 p.m. I feel tired and ready for bed, but I can only sleep 2 hours before I am woke up and I wake up 3-5 times a night and am finally able to sleep steady around 5;00 a.m. in the morning. My pharmacist said I should try moving my dosing time to later in the day, as some people get sleepy when they take their dose, so maybe I should start taking my dose around 8:00 p.m. everyday? Any help or insight on this issue would be very helpful, oh and how long does the initial dose last (i.e., I feel sleepy, or feel like I have taken something for around 4 hours, then it goes away, doesn’t seem to last 24 hours even though I wish it would because if I can feel like that for 24 hours I definatly wouldn’t have a problem wanting more illegally dosed opioids.)

3:57 pm May 13th, 2014

My friend gave ten mg on sat. Never ever had this before. But we were out and I was in so much pain I couldn’t stand it. It would be another two hoursbefore we got home so iI took it I had to do something. How long will it remain in my system?

6:47 am May 21st, 2014

I have taken 60mg of methadone in 3days. 2 tablets each day in place of my current medication oxycodone and oxymorphone. I have a urine test coming up in 7 days and another in 13 days. I would like to know how long does it take to get out of my system. I will not be taking it anymore. Im 5’6″ 245# and 42 years old. Not sure if that is needed but added anyway. Thank you for a response.

2:51 pm June 3rd, 2014

Hello I have a serious problem. I have been taking methadone for over a year via tablet, 10 mgs. I stopped cold turkey on Friday morning around 9am the May 30th, 2014. Then the withdraw came. It was bad. I got so sick that couldn’t take it. I had 3, 10 mg tablets on me so during the middle of the night on June 2nd, Sunday I took all three 10 mg tablets. I have a urine drug screen that needs to be completed by 6 pm tomw . Do you think ill pass? What do I do?

Ramon adorno
6:10 pm June 4th, 2014

I have been in a methadone clinic for six years and i decided to stop on my own i was on 15mg dayly its been 3 weeks and going through a rough time please what can i do help

1:51 am June 6th, 2014

I am taking tylenol 3 for chronic pain. I ran out and took 5 mg methodone between Saturday and Sunday. I go for a urine test tomorrow (Friday). I am “5’5 ft tall, 125 lbs and drink a lot of water, gatorade and coffee and have been walking a lot. It will be 110 hours after last dose when I go for test. Will I pass it?

dylan reese
2:20 pm June 27th, 2014

I go to a methadone clinic daily.recently my urine was tested for levels of methadone in urine and they said my levels are far below the normal level. I am a 40year old female weigh 130lb, and prior to the urine taken it was 24 hours since I was last doesed. The level came back at. Negative how can this be?

Mary T.
8:23 pm June 27th, 2014

My question covers a few different areas.

1. I was out of town recently caring for my grandmother when she came home from the hospital after a stroke and an episode of severe depression. I ended up running out of my pain medication, as i had to stay longer than planned and also caring for her was taxing, ad i am disabled and the single parent of a special needs child. I was feeling ill without my med and had to keep the last 2 doses to make the 4 hour drive home. My nephew had left some sunshine, when he visited the previous year. I took approx. 4 mg 4-5 days a week for 3 weeks, then none for 3 days and took 6mg @ 3pm on Monday and my regular mess for driving home on Tuesday. I kept my pain appt Wednesday and was urine tested @ 12:30 for med compliance (test for opiate and fastin / unsure of panel type).
**Is suboxone generally tested for and if so, will it possibly be out of urine.
**Also how long does sunshine stay in your system, and since i skipped some days trying to get it out of my system, is it possible to have passed a urine screen?

11:07 pm June 28th, 2014

Hi. I recently fell of the wagon, so to speak; eg. I’m on a methadone treatment program but slipped back to using heroin daily.
I want to stop the jerkin. Does this mean I have to up the methadone amount? At least for a couple of days?
I’m on 24ml daily but, as I have been using heroin on top I’m finding this isn’t enough or do you think my body will
adjust to this dose quite easily? I do hope so as I’m not keen to up my dose unless I really have to.
Any advice most appreciated

Victoria x

9:25 am July 9th, 2014

How long will it stay in my system and show up on drug screens? I’m a patient at a neurologist and am prescribed OxyContin with oxycofobrs for breakthroughs. I had a relative – my sister in law steal my prescription about a month and a half ago. I was given some methadone to take to help me through until my next prescription was able to be filled. My screening showed the methadone so I was given a first and final warning and the doctor made me pee again. It’s still showing. I haven’t taken it other than that period. When will it stop showing up.

12:12 pm July 9th, 2014

Hi Robert. Methadone typically can be detected in urine for 2-4 days after the last use. But there are many other patients reporting methadone showing up on their screenings for much longer, sometimes even after two months have passed. The higher the dose you took, and the longer you took it, the longer it will show up on drug tests. Complete elimination time is individual and depends on your metabolism, body mass, health condition, hydration etc.

7:18 pm July 13th, 2014

I have been on 90 mg. for about 3 months. I went off cold turkey Thursday. I am just trying to find out how long it stays in the body. I haven’t had really bad withdrawal symptoms and wondering how bad it will get before it is over.

1:26 am July 14th, 2014


3:28 pm July 17th, 2014

How long does it take to get liquid methadone in ure system I had a drug test today n I dosed n then with all the water I drank I threw up as soon as I dosed like 4 min after is it already in my system?? They said it metabolized already is this true

4:27 pm July 17th, 2014

I’m on 80mg of methadone for 9 years..I’m 31 years & start used heroin when I was 15..and I was on-off used that drug and its ruin my I stop taking methadone for 3rd days with lowest w/d..I just sleep in my bed..but the next days, the worst cold Turkey hit me so badly..and honestly I gave up I start taking methadone please just let me now, is that exist another medication to threat metadhone and not become addict after we took it?..In my country, the last med is only subutex and methadone..before I start taking methadone, I was on code in and I was sober for 3 years and things happen..I just slipped doctor gave me subutex but my body doesn’t fit with that..I still w/d, sweat, he gave me methadone..and thx for him I stuck with methadone..last year I was stop taking anything and its the long road to getting sober..than I met my old friends that’s why I slipp to think I should getting back the long road which I had done before so hopeless..if I could met my 15years old I would kick her ass for doing drugs..she ruins my life..or I just killed her..don’t do drugs kids or you end up like me.lost job ,family, money , relationship (caused you just love ur self and drug, your partner just drug) thx my mom still beside me..still care, love and never gave up to reach my life back.the only one who fight to whole my family just for me..just for the record, I never combined heroin and methadone..when I was relapse, I only used I start to kick off methadone step by step..I just taking 80mg for 3rd days .

9:07 pm July 24th, 2014

My spouse and I have been on methadone maintenance for 20+ yrs. We recently changed clinics and there seems to be a “personality clash” between my husband and his counselor. We attend every 2 weeks, and give urine for drug screens. My husband was having a hard time giving an “obseerved” urine drop and the counselor gave him a small tube to spit saliva in to get the test. The results came back negative for methadone!! While I know, as well as he does, that this is impossible since he DID his dose about 5am the day before, the counselor is saying this tells her he is selling his methadone. I am trying to find out how accurate these kinds of tests are, even if he had gone 2 wks without (IMPOSSIBLE!!) it seems after having all this in his system for over 20 yrs he is a methadone sponge!!l How could this test come back negative?? Any help is greatly appreciated!!

10:29 pm July 30th, 2014

I took one 10 mg methadone pill. Only time I have ever taken it. How long will it be detected in urine?

12:39 pm August 1st, 2014

zoe… i have been on a methadone program for 4 years now and i can have it in my system for a long time. You should be clean 2-4 days after taking that little amount only once. It only stays in a person longer when they have been on it longer, it sticks to you kind of like a sponge more you take it builds up inside you. You should be fine 2-4 days after you taken that dose. Im even trying to figure out how i was neg for methadone twice if its spose to last longer for me being on it so long. So really think you will be clean 2-4 days.

12:46 pm August 1st, 2014

Sorry Rebecca but i dont know anything about the saliva test we dont do that at our clinic to my knowledge, at least i havent heard anyone getting it done. So sorry im no help there, have a googled it? Maybe that can give u a general idea or hopefully someone else on here will have an answer for you.

4:20 am August 3rd, 2014

Hi I been taking the prescription pain medicine after an acident in 2010. I have always swallowed the medicine with a glass of water and still was feeling a large amount of pain from a facial reconstruction, four stomach surgeries and 4 compression fractures and 1 Buldging disc, Gallblader removal, 2 hernias in stomach from working out. My ankle was reconstructed using my absominal muscle do to MRSA infection that dissolved the right side of my ankle and foot and some of my lower leg. So, I’ve been through alot in my 40 years of living. I only take it for pain, not addiction, but it never seemed to work. In the beging of taking it, it did work, but i have been told I’ve been taking it the wrong way; that i needed too dilute them first, before ingesting because of i beleive it’s called the first pass of in the liver. Not sure of what that means but in the past two days i’ve been dissolving this medicine and i finally feel much less pain. I guess what im asking is how do you know how much of it you’re actually getting from taking your pill? Is there a test that i can take to find out how much of this med i am actually sustaining? Also i have had Rapdo twice my 1st cbk count was 80,000 and my 2nd was at 180,000 counts. Normal is like between 1 and 10 so, obviously my kidneys took a beating. The amount of red blood cells that were coming out of me were quite a bit. This happened from breaking down too much muscle at one time. From working out. So i have damage, it seems like, from head to toe. I only say this because noone should ever take this without a dr orders because it is dangerous if you’re not followed by a physician. Taking this med can and will result in respitory distress, and then death. So please only use by a licenced doctor.

4:23 am August 3rd, 2014

finally feel much less pain.i guess what im asking is how do you know how much of it your actually getting from tajen your pill?Is their a test that i can take to find out how much of this med that i am actually sustaining.Also i have had Rapdo twice my 1st cbk count was 80,000 and my 2nd was at 180,000 counts so normal is like bdtween 1 and 10 so obviously my kidneys took a beaten The amount of red blood cells that were coming out if me were quite a bit this happened from breaking down too much muscle at one time.From working out.So i have damage it seems like drom head to toe I only say thisbecsuse noone should ever tKe this without a dr orders because it is dangerous if your not followed by a physician. YOU taken this med can and will result in respitory distress than death. So please only use by a licenced doctor.So is their a test???

5:46 am August 3rd, 2014

I been readimg this sites posts and i am pretty good at knowing whats going on with someone after i read these articles.Like i heard i take a large amount of meth abd the next day i test negative well theirs nany reasons why and if u really were taken ur methadowne and that happen then something is wrong I would recommend you takking with talking with ur counselor and getting an appointment with their dr.Hopefully u metabolize quicjky meaning by the next day ur negative well now u and ur doc need to figure out whats wrong.Is it do to Hep C or HIV I dont know nuch abiut thise condutions but at least one is destroying ur liver and thats hepc so get tested.I kniw their first question is that u didnt take it and thst can be true or just plain crazy because u been on it for over a year and most of u r right it does build up in the tissues of ur body so the more ur running working and persperativing so do something about whats going on control the situTion beforeit controls you.Also please dont take ur babys meth if ugive birth because thats juzt plain out wrong and bekeive me thst baby will scream bloody murddr because u took it so be resposible please or detox something.Now for the rest of the questions I think we know the answers already and if your lieing too urself dont blame ur dictir or counselor because of ur slip so if u take it the right way and have had every blood test done on you and they still cant fugure out why u have no meth in ur system u must be the rule right because yiu never lied ir even beleived ur lies??!!Anyhow if u have a soecefic question post it or submit it here for now and I will find an answer for you.I been using this medicine for along time and i have had my screw ups too so i not special either I beleive addicts are some if the mist brilliant people their are and you know why..So sti k with ur recovery and get rid of any weight on u like drama anything that can csuse u to relapse i.e. dont visit an old war buddy just to show him how good ur doing because 9 Times out of ten u relapsed without using and its justa matter of timebefore u use.I getting rid of people who i used as cimpany because i was lonely and i not stupid i know their using but i tell myself its just to find some friends when i could of joined a support group to go to and thats what i up to now spring cleaning no more people who will and vcan derail me from my life so realky its no differance if u take it for pain or for addiction its all the same in the end I guess I had my wake up call saying to spring ckean,no lieing,get rid of those pretent friends and live life to its fullist.Take Care stay sober and clean.until next time … …..

8:41 pm August 4th, 2014

Im not a methadone abuser. I have only done it 2 times in my 31 years. My question is if I did 20mg a week and a half ago when will it be out of my system? I have heard it could take a month. thanks

8:38 am August 5th, 2014

Only 2-4 days Abbie. Just like the article says above. It doesnt stay in anyones body for months, not even mine being on methadone for many years now.

5:25 pm August 11th, 2014

How long does the methadone stay in your system and will it show up on a drug test

1:10 pm August 12th, 2014

Hi Vicky. For how long will methadone be detectable on drug tests is different for every individual and depends upon the metabolism, body mass, age, hydration level, physical activity, health conditions, the tests that are being conducted and other factors. Usually, the system gets rid of the methadone within about 72 hours. But, traces of it will still be detected in saliva 1-10 days after last use, in urine for up to 3 weeks, even longer than that on blood tests, and up to 90 days on a hair follicle drug test.

1:35 am August 14th, 2014

Hi I am on 70mls of methadone and missed two days in a row. Sat n Sun. I am back on my doses Mon Tues n Weds but still feel sick. How long til I feel better? Thanks

10:24 pm August 14th, 2014

Hi,I was prescribed methadone for 20years and got off it using subutex. Stupidly I have been buying some off someone but the methadone is years old has turned yellow. I have never been more than 3days without it and have been taking it for almost a year. Day 3 and I don’t feel as bad as I thought but am I kidding myself by thinking I haven’t got a habit? I cannot believe I have done this again and am trying so hard to stop. The amount I have been taking daily is between 100-200ml but like I’ve said,I can go 3days without and only feel a fraction of a withdrawal. Will it get any worse than what I feel after day 3 without any? I am so scared and don’t want to be scripted again but by day 3,I tell myself that I’m not feeling that bad so have some more. Please help me as I am so worried. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

7:56 pm August 15th, 2014

I too 30 mg if methadone for eleven years, when new drug guidelines went into effect I was taken off of it.Thirty days later I was given a urine drug test a d I tested positive,my doctor said it should have been out of my system in three to five days. Could you tell me if having taken it for so long would it stay in my system longer- he says it would not, but I know it did and how can I prove it to him.

11:59 pm August 16th, 2014

Hi.I am 39 years old and been on methadone for 16 years.I had been decreasing my dosage in the past 2 years.I came down from 210 mg to 25 slowly. Like 10 mg a month until I reached 50 and then I was going 5 until read 25.Never felt any withdrawal until got dropped from 25 to 20.And for the first time in 16 years I feel a liitle H sick.But not that bad.Its been 5 days since the last drop to 20 and I still feel uncomfortable. My Q is‚is my body will eventually get adjusted? Or I will always will feel sick on 20?! Please help me! I really need the answer. I can tolerate uncomfort. But will it less forever or I will adjust? Thank you and God Bless!

1:32 am August 18th, 2014

kemo51 i have back pain and may have to be on methadone for a very long time. I was taking 100mg fentyal patches and used. Chewed my patches. Methadone has helped my pain and gave me my life back and kept me clean. So im pretty sure if u find your right dose then you should be ok. :)

10:27 pm August 19th, 2014

I don’t know what’s going on.Still feel like crap after 8 days on 15mg.I don’t know if my body will bounce back and adjust so I can continue my taper after 16 long years being on M. It it normal to have WD after 8 days? I though my body would adjust quick like it was before ‚when I came down from 120 or so to 15.But it seems that I hit a wall. Or will it pass??? Thanks.

1:10 am August 20th, 2014

My pain mgmt dr switched me to 10 mg Methadone 3 times a day last Thursday. By my third pill the next day, I was short of breath, sweating and could barely breathe. Per the dr I stopped it that Friday. It’s day four and I am substantionaly better with just a bit of shortness of breath on exertion I have asthma, copd and HBP. I UNDERSTAND I should never have been given this medicine. How long will it take before I am back to no shortness of breath???

12:18 pm August 20th, 2014

Hi Alexander. Have you seen a doctor during this process?

8:51 pm August 20th, 2014

I took 40 mg of methadone for eleven years, when my doctor took me off the methadone I still tested positive thirty days later. Due to a positive urine test he discharged me as a patient

3:19 pm August 23rd, 2014

Taking 15 mg methadone usually twice a week, Usually 3-4 days between each 15 mg dose. Been doing this several months. How bad and how long would withdrawals be if I stopped altogether? I’m hoping not to bad. I have a good diet and take vitamins. thanks for any input.

3:28 pm August 23rd, 2014

Forgot to mention I take 600 mg St. John’s Wort before bedtime on the days I do dose. I do this in hopes of speeding up the metabolism of the 15 mg methadone. I’m thinking maybe by doing this I prevent buildup before I dose again several days later.

3:00 pm August 24th, 2014

I was on 60 mg of methodone for a year went down to 2mg and then back up to 20mg. I got down to 11mg and stopped. I used a small amount of herion and at this point I just want to stop. i wanted to take a small amount of suboxone to get me through…when will it be a good time to take it. in other words how many days do i have to wait?

2:04 pm August 27th, 2014

I am on a lower end of pain management ( my choice) I am always a week short of my meds. And finding myself taking one 10mg of methadone a day. Failed one test. Got warning from Dr. Could drop me has patient how can I talk to my Dr about better pain control? Please help. P.R.

5:21 pm August 27th, 2014

I took 30 mg of methadone on sat. And 30mg on sun. I just took a ua today (wed) 3 days after last dose. I only use occasionally 1-2 times a month. I know I have a pretty high metabolism and tolerance but was wanting to know what my odds are of this not showing up on the ua.

1:07 pm September 1st, 2014

Hi T-Man. Methadone isn’t detectable on a basic opiate test that is part of the standard pre-employment drug test. These tests can usually detect heroin, codeine and morphine, perhaps even oxycodone, hydrocodone, and dilaudid. But, in order to detect Methadone, a Methadone specific test must be performed.

1:45 am September 5th, 2014

My name is brandon and i took 50 miligrams of liquid methadone on aug.29 and i have a drug test tommorow on sept.5, my question is will it show up? My system was completly clean before that day. Please respond, thank you.

9:56 pm September 17th, 2014

hi I was on 115mg of methadone for a year then switched to heroin 6 months ago and 6 weeks ago I detoxed off of heroin. for the past 12 hours I felt very high. I have not taken anything at all. does methadone come out in your system months after I have stopped taking it? it’s kinda scary. thanks

2:47 pm October 22nd, 2014

I have been on methadone for years . I made a huge mistake and injected it. And now when i drink 100mg it doesnt work. I need help on feeling it again orally.

2:25 pm October 25th, 2014

I’m on a maintaince programme for 8yrs now but my usual dose only last me 24 hrs max or if i wake up early then within an hr I’m withdrawing and need methadone is this normal others on my clinic seem to last a lot longer than me some can miss a day plz explain i cant find answers ty

4:01 pm October 28th, 2014

Will methadone show up in a 5-6 panel drug test? Took 40mg sat 7 pm and have a test today at 530pm

martin malar
4:29 pm November 5th, 2014

hi i have been taking heroin for 1 year now n im 1 year off it since i m taking the methadone
i was on 50 ml but now im taking 2 ml down every to weeks now im on 22 ml n i just want to ask i fill my head difrente n some thing is in my stomach like make me to go on big toilet if i go then is stopping me to go to toilet n in my brain some pressure this i have it for 2 weeks i want to know what is it is it bad or what

nice girl
5:51 pm November 6th, 2014

Hi I’m on 60mg of meth I had my last dose on Tuesday its now Thursday I feel cold really cold I don’t know if this is a withdrawal if so its not too but but from what I hear if I stay off it go cold turkey the worst is to come I was on heroin only a few monthi couldn’t stop so I turned to the methadonebi didn’t want any of thus I had a real bad time turned to alcohol then heroin not meaning to. Do you think I will be able to do thusvitealy want to think I can what should I expect any comments welcome thanks

10:57 am November 14th, 2014

I been on methadone maintenance for almost 3 years I stayed at 140mg for a year for awhile stared to tapered when I felt strong enough to do so 4mg every two weeks I never felt any withdrawal symptoms I mean 0 all of a sudden I’m in full blow withdrawal when I hit 9mg it’s so bad I told the nurse to hold at 9mg I fill like a I let my wife down and my kids my wife never ever used any kind of drugs I tried explaining to her how I fill but she can’t understand it don’t blame her out of nowhere I fill all kind of emotions that I kind really fill I’m so scared i haven’t slept in 48 hours this wrist thing I ever felt in my life everyone I no that go to my clinic kept telling it’s going to have withdraws I kept saying no I fine everyone body’s aren’t the same-this is eazy My last dose was so post to 11-2014 my wife’s due date I I promised her I would be there for her this time so so disappointed I’m only 22 5,8 140 pounds need good advise have a Drs apt this Friday to fills taper or start going

3:58 pm November 23rd, 2014

I have been taking methadone for three weeks and got up to 100mgs. I stopped taking it but have fallen back into the use of heroin. It has been a week since the last time i dosed on methadone. Do you think the methadone is out of my system because i want to go back to the subs but i don’t want it to clash with the methadone.

6:56 pm November 26th, 2014

How can I tell when my child’s father is on methadone? What signs do I need to look for ? He is also on suboxone and would their be a difference in his behavior between the two. I don’t understand how he is passing drug tests unless he is timing his use just right also they are urine tests and not blood tests. Thank you for any info you can give me. I also would like to know if his rage attacks could be associated with these drugs.

12:08 pm November 28th, 2014

Hello Tuesday. You can read this article that explains all the signs and symptoms a methadone addict would display:

8:20 pm December 3rd, 2014

I had some massive back pain could not sleep or do any thing for that matter a friend gave me one pain pill I cut it in half one night before last night and one last night now I just got told I have to take a drug test for the next job I’m going to. How bad am I screwed

12:36 am December 5th, 2014

I took methadone for about 2 weeks straight with average 20mg each day. I had to do urine drug test a week later after my last dose and it still showed up positive. So my question is that how long will it take for me to pass a urine test for just taking it for 2 weeks 20mg a day.

7:45 pm December 11th, 2014

How long does a one time usage of methadone (20mg) take to leave the body? I’ve read up on it’s potential 15-60 hour half life, and being a very fit weightlifter who is a relatively young male (185 lbs, 14% body fat) – what do you guys think? I could even do a fast for a few days so that the body has no choice but to eat up the fat stores that are holding onto the methadone, letting it be released into the system so the body has to deal with it. This should put me on the shorter end of the 15-60 hour half life. Any thoughts? I will be working out heavily and eating sparingly.

4:31 am December 12th, 2014

my fiancé was on methadone for pain mangament for 8 years. 8 – 10 mg a day every day. 240 tabs a month. . he couldn’t take 8 tablets a day because it made him too drowsy. I’d had some minor surgery and what was given to me just didn’t work for my discomfort. he ask me if I’d like few tabs of his and I accepted. to make a long story short I’d was soon taking 4 or 5 of his meds each and every day.. he had developed cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol but he did tell his Dr that he had ” a few beers” every night. of course he left out the pint of brandy that went with those ” few beers “. he just died very recently ( we were man & wife to one another for 21 years ) now , no more methadone.. I’d gotten so use to taking it. it was like breathing.. I’ve not had any in about15 days. I’m cold, shakey, but NO vomiting nor diarrhea. I know from taking dilaudid for a while that withdrawal involves those two horrible side affects. I miss him more than I could ever say and these days are almost unbearable. I’m just confused as to WHY I’ve not developed those strong withdrawal symptoms?? I don’t get it although I feel it will eventually catch up with me and I’ll nearly die, I should have already been “into it” but I’m not . what gives??

3:02 pm December 24th, 2014

I’m not a regular user of crystal it’s actually the first time but I’ve been smoking it for three days not often but I also havnt slept. I’d say about $100 buck over three days how long u think it will be in my system? I’m 110lbs

8:43 pm January 1st, 2015

How long will 20 mg of methadone day in the system of a 200 lb man. Will it show up in a lab tested urine screen

melissa marr
10:09 am January 13th, 2015

I’ve been off cold turkey off 80 yes I been taking pills. I work so for the first time I have insurance. What should I do go back or find a doctor because I do hurt hurt torn muscles in chest bad knees back. Methadone helped the pain.

9:54 pm January 15th, 2015

Hi, I am not sure if I am doing this correctly but here goes . . . I have been on Roxicodone (30 mg and 15 mg) prescribed by a pain management doctor. I had severely broke my back skydiving out in Hawaii about 8 years ago. I was given Vicodin and decided I was done and just stopped taking it cold turkey. I was naive and did not realize the symptoms were that of withdrawal. I was fine but moved to south Florida and someone turned me on to percocets for fun anf then blues (30 mg roxicodone) about 6 or 7 years ago. I had a good job making $135k a year and bought a cute hkuse, car paid off and no credit card debt. I started taking the meds more and eventually went to a pain clinic where they started me out with 194 (30 mgs) blues and 112 (15 mgs) greens every 28 days. Bottom line, I stopped being social, had been very OCD when it came to my job (total workoholic), my house, my yard, my clothes and my appearance and I gradually screwed up everything. I lost my job (I quit but it was just a matter of time before they cut me loose, then lost my house and was unemployed for two years. I mived in with my boyfriend and found a job at $72 k. I as with them for the last 5 plus years but as the drug became harded to get and they stopped taking insurance, the drug took over my life. My salary was coming back up and I was at $88 k – still not the $135 k I had been making but I did not have to pay rent and I had no mortgage payment. I started having to buy them and at $30 per. In short, I was spending all of my money buying them for me a a few for my boyfriend. It became stressful hunting them down, driving from pharmacy to pharmacy. There were months I could not get them filled so stopped going to the doctor – just bought them. Bottom line, I had NEVER not been stellar at my job and now I screwed up this one. Again, I quit but only because I know my ex boss and she just makes your life a living hell so she does not have to fire anyone. I know this because I ran our office and she worked from home and I saw over the 5 plus years what she did to people. She is pure evil which did not help matters. I went from golden girl to being the recepient of her abuse. I quit in October. I have been taking 10 mg of methadone since October and have been trying to cut it to 5 mg a day. I break the 10 mg in half and have lasted longer before taking the second half but just cant seem to get down to 5 mgs. Someone suggested I take a 100 mg morphine, break it into 4 pieces and take it throughout the day and cut it back every 3 days until I was down to nothing. That would allow my body to rid itself of the methadone. I started yesterday but desparately want off all of it. Being on the 10 mgs of methadone had left me lethargic, I can’t seem to get anything accomplished, I am severely depressed, am not taking care of myself, can’t sleep and just watch TV all day. When trying to push it out as long as I could to take t he second half of the 10 mg (started out taking 1/2 at 5:00 am and second 1/2 at 2:00 pm, then 4:00 pm, then 7:00 pm) left me almost paralyzed: I could not get anything accomplished. Again, I substituted the methadone yesterday and today with the 100 mg of the morphine and have been able to get some things done for a change. I will be drug tested as part of the pre-employment screeninh in my field for sure. I have to get a job so I have to be drug free AND I want so badly to get off this merry-go-round! It had ruined my life and everything I worked so hard for my whole life!! If anyone can offer some words of wisdom, advice as to how I can beat this and get my life back. I feel like such a failure and if I was not a Catholic, I even thought about “checking out”. Thoughts such as that are so completely foreign to the old me, the real me. PLEASE, can anyone offer some specific advise (not broad, general such as “hang in there, you can do it, etc.). Should I continue with the path I described with the 100 mg of Morphine while I get the methadone out of my body over the next 21 days (most of the medical charts say 1-6 weeks that it will show up on a drug test and about the same for one to get through the withdrawls. Thanks and sorry this was so long. This was actually therapeutic. I hope this does not post on facebook, twitter, etc and this is specific site for people having similar issues.

6:30 am January 18th, 2015

I have been on methadone about 18 months, stopped it about 2weeks ago, was on 50ml, need to know the side effects of this…about not being able to get or keep an erection.

4:36 pm January 20th, 2015

Hi Steven. Actually, many men recieving opioid replacement therapy develop erectile problems, see more in this research: Withdrawal symptoms step in after you stop taking the methadone, and usually include flue like symptoms, fatigue, anxiousness, restlessness, sweating. Severe nausea, vomiting, cramps, and diarrhea may also occur. You can talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the treatment of these symptoms.

7:01 am January 23rd, 2015

I have been taking about 20 to 25 MG of methadone give or take for the last few weeks and have a drug test we’d nite its now Thursday night if I don’t do anymore will I pass?

5:47 pm January 26th, 2015


2:40 pm March 7th, 2012

(i have been adicted to oxycodonde for 6 7 years due to cronic pain no bull from hep c treatments do not recomend unless your life depends on it. i take 12 30mg pills a day pluss 1 40mg opana er. can methadone truly help me replace these levels of pain killers and still help with my pain levels? i know if i ask my md. to try methadone and it does not work as well as oxycodone he will not let me go back. im told my pain will be life long due to nerve damage from the treatments i need help deciding what to do . im soo tired of living like this.)

I just wanted to say as a firsthand hard core heroin addicting pure heroin winch is strong’er than opana 160mg mixed with shooting up like 15-30 blues, or as you knowthem 30mg’s of oxycodone HcL.(hydrochloride)Look at the bottle and it should have it or its a sulfite meaning its a sulpher med pill. Anyways I had close vtona. 14 a gram habit of heroin per day and yes the methadone helps with pain as well I’m just here to tell you it does work once you get UP to the right dose for you but it won’t get you very high unless you take like twice as much as as your dose but the heroin I was doing could be measured since I am a Master chemist from N.A.U. the best chemistry program in the state, anyways yesssss it can turn your life3around I went from 7000 MG’S of diaceytal-morphine or dwinch isDia-morphine for short than I got into making opiates that were even stronger 5 to 6 times stronger but it didn’t mess with qa persons breathing or heart rate so you bayou get as high as you can without Overdosing, that’s called desk-morphine but they don’t make it anymore you have to know a chemist to make it from codeine. I just wanted to show you how much it can turn your life around when your sick and tired off being sick and tiered good luck.

6:14 pm January 30th, 2015

Hi, I decided to try methadone to see how it would work for me, I took one dose if 15 mgs and then the next day I found out I have a urine test for a job. I’m 5’9, 140lbs.. How long will this take to get out of my system so I can pee clean. Test is in a few days. Help !!!!

2:18 am February 4th, 2015

Hi I’ve been taken methadone for 7 years and now want to be off of it because I’m pregnant . I’ve read it can take up to 10 weeks to come out of ur system . I want to be completely off before I have the baby and don’t want it in my system so what is the longest it will stay in my system I have a very bad back and the Dr doesn’t think it’s a good idea because of the pain I’ll be in but if I know how long it takes to get out of my system then I can quit and be good when the baby is born.

6:42 pm February 14th, 2015

Ive went to jail and had to cold turkey detox from 180mg of methadone few years ago. I relapsed on pain pills and now im at the methadone clinic agan at 120mg. My question is, is it as intense to wing a few mg at a time (20mg week) as it is cold turkey….will I feel the same as cold turkey as winging ??? Lol I think I asked it right ….im considering starting to wing detox off of methadone im ready to stop soon as possible.

4:03 am February 18th, 2015

i have been on daily dose of methadone 130 millagrams per day for 8 years for chronic pain in the past year my doctor takes a urine sample every 2 months and my urine comes back clean no sign of any methadone in my urine then he calls me in for a pill count and another urine test my pill are always correct amount and 2nd urine test comes up positive my question is could something I am eating or the other medications i take have something to do with the reading if you could find some answers that could help me my doctor is no help it’s starting to get to be a pain thank you

7:03 pm February 18th, 2015

I have recently found out I’m pregnant How do I keep my methadone down in my stomach for it to work to its full potential and how long does that take? Also any other information about the baby growing inside me!

3:21 pm February 20th, 2015

Hello Sandy. First of all, congratulations on becoming a momma! Now, although the use of medications is not recommended during pregnancy, the withdrawal symptoms from quitting can put you and your baby in danger. That’s why methadone is generally not discontinued during pregnancy and the situation is carefully monitored. My advise to you is to see your prescribing doctor or general physician, and a gynaecologist and discuss this matter with them. Please seek advise from medical professionals who specialize in both, methadone and pregnancy, so you can go through this period in a safe and comfortable way.

6:04 am February 24th, 2015

I was told that methadone withdrawal can last a few months… I think I believe that.. after 8 years of using 50 – 60 mgs every single day, I finally HAD to stop… Not my real choice but my hubby died & he had to take it for chronic pain issues.. I was taking it too.My personal reccomedation is NOT come off of ANY Opioid all at once.. its just so HARD on the body, mind , ..everything ! Taper down if possible.. I Still crave that euphoria , peace ness about it. Guess I may always.. Who knows better than I. I wish peace to anyone that may read this.

4:10 am March 4th, 2015

I haven’t took methadone over a week now and it’s still in my system and I have probation piss test I keep failing I’ve been completely clean I quit everything but yet I keep failing for it so what’s wrong with me or my body what do I need to do???? Please get back to me asap

8:32 pm March 5th, 2015

Sorry wrong email but I really really need someone to answer this question above please asap why is this methadone still in my system

12:46 am March 10th, 2015

I took half of a ten mg methadone early Saturday morning around 4 am.. I have a drug test Wednesday do you think I’ll year positive I’ve been drinking water and juice like crazy since then and have been urinating quite often do you think I’ll pass my test

8:27 pm March 11th, 2015

I have been on 195 mg of methadone for 18 months. Went down 12 mg for two weeks until I was done.withdraw is awful. I have been off for 3 weeks. Is t still in my system?

4:17 pm March 15th, 2015

i am currently in a methadone program and i agree that it can work wonders if done correctly and at the right time i myself went to detox over 13 times and went to multiple rehabs and couldnt get it together i was hesitant about a methadone program after seeing people kick it in detox and the counselors in detox made methadone out to be this horrible thing and ironically they detox with methadone mostly they just started also using subutex but anyway i ended up in the methadone program and it was the right time for me in my journey through addiction i strongly believe if i would have done it before i would have been like those other people at the clinic that dose (just to not get sick) and keep using like normal like i said it was the right time for me at first i used here and there then it was when i had money then it was once a month to finally not using at all once my dose was adjusted correctly is when i stopped using now i havent used in over a year i have a part time job and my dose is decreasing i just wanted to share my experience

Oklahoma gal
6:26 am March 19th, 2015

Hi everyone! I am on methadone daily for chronic pain management. A supposed friend stole some of mine. Well a true friend is going to give me some hydrocodone tomorrow to help me try and make it through til my pain management appt Tuesday . If I stop taking the hydrocodone 2 days before will that be long enough to be out my system in case I’m piss tested? Since I never take hydrocodone

Liz Dowell
3:34 pm March 19th, 2015

First, Oklahoma gal… NO!! 2 days is not long enough!! PLZ PLZ do not get yourself thrown off your pain management program! I dont know how how strong or often your planning on taking it, but I’m not sure it will even help actually. What was your dosage for the methadone? I know your sicker than a dog with nothing for these few days, but if you get kicked off pain management, you will learn a whole new definition for sick. So if you can give me more info ok. Also, if they do urine drug screen you when you go, the methadone wont be in your system, and that alone will get you kicked out. There’s no way you can borrow/find any methadone? Or even call your dr. and tell them what happened. If it’s never happened before, you will be ok. You will have to fill out a police report, but you wont be risking getting kicked out of pain management. They will replace the methadone. Your insurance wont cover it, but it’s just a couple days so you may be able to afford it. And even if you can’t get it, it will explain to them why it’s not in your system.That would be your best best.
SHON, you rock!! I know how it feels to detox off methadone. And you went fast as hell! I don’t wish that pain on anyone. And then years later I had to go back on it for chronic pain issues,because the dr.’s couldn’t control my pain at all. But I will NEVER forget that HELL. Yes, the methadone is out of your system of it’s been 3 weeks, but you probably have a while still before you feel better. I struggled with post acute withdraw for quite a while! But I know people who didn’t struggle as long as I did too, so I do hope your road will be an easier one for you than mine!!! But remember, Stay clean and you never have to go thru this again!!!!!
BLACKFIRE, DUDE! Congrats on your 1+ year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is AWESOME! I agree it has to be the right time for the program to work for you. I see so many people down at the clinic that have been there for years like me, but are still going everyday because they can’t get or stay clean. Now the 2x’s a month I have to go to pick up my take homes I just try to use as a reminder of where I can go back to in a heartbeat if I mess up. Because I find myself getting frustrated and mad at those people like my friends and family did at me when I was screwing up. But keep up the great work! Do you go to meetings at all? I used to go to NA, I found LifeRing and that’s where I go now. I’m a strong believer of whatever it takes to keep ya clean!

3:33 pm March 22nd, 2015

im currently pregnant and i took my methadone at like 8:15ish then puked balls at 9:00 do you think my body fully absorbed the methadone ? Am i in the clear? im really paranoid i don’t want my baby and I getting sick please answer and help! :)

9:42 pm March 22nd, 2015

@ liz dowell thanks i seriously thought it was hopless i was hopless and that it would never happen my old couselor at the detox had to check and make sure who she was talking to she couldnt believe it but she was thrilled anyway i go to NA but what is lifering do they have a website im interested in anything that will keep me from going backwards i like getting together with people that completely understand i guess everyone needs to be understood by someone

2:40 pm March 23rd, 2015

Hi Kt. Call your doctor immediately. It should have been absorbed by then, by you should get examined to eliminate any risks.

3:00 am March 24th, 2015

If I took a 5mg methadone pill at 130am sun n took a blood test monday at 145 will it show up

11:28 pm March 28th, 2015

I have bad back pain and the doctors would never give me anything for it due to my ex drug history. So I found this lady in my neighborhood who told me to try a 10mg methadone pill. I’ve now been on 10mg a day for a year and it’s been awesome for the pain, BUT SOO WISH I NEVER WENT TO SOMETHING SO SERIOUS!!! Now I’m on day two of being off the 10 mg of methadone, I’m doing it cold turkey. I was curious when I might start feeling better? I’m drained of all energy and in quite a bit of pain. I did however try some Tylenol but no releif. So hot baths it is!! I want to successfully come off the methadone and never go back. I also don’t want to go to the doctors to ask for anything to help me with the withdrawals because they will first add it to they’re chart that I was using drugs again and most likely not give me anything like normal.

5:49 pm March 29th, 2015

I have been on methadone for almost 8 yrs. All years since day one on it, iv been sober and very healthy. Just this week I was given a random urine, which I’m,tested weekly by oral swab usually. But they have randomly given urines lately. I took mine, no concern…I don’t use. Then they called requesting I bring in my take home doses,bc my urine showed only traces ofmethadone, not a full positive.
I’m shocked bc I take my dose every morning around 5 am. Never forget. Never miss. My dose has decreased significantly by about 50 mg the past 6 months…I’m hydrated, ikickbox, and metabolize everything rather fast.
Do you know why thiscouldbe? Have u seen this happen before?- I’m truly confused.

11:55 am March 30th, 2015

Hello Nicole. Methadone stays in your system for at least a few days after your last use. Withdrawal symptoms will often be most intense during the first few days of the withdrawal process and can last quite a while. Some over-the-counter medications may be used to relieve some symptoms of detox such as runny noses and nausea. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water, which can help ease the detoxification process. Try to stay busy and talk with a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Talking may help you deal with drug cravings. If things get worse for you, please don’t hesitate to seek doctor’s help. Best of luck to you.

4:41 pm April 10th, 2015

I did one pill and I got a test in six days will I pass the test and its my first one I did in a month

12:12 am April 13th, 2015

kiss cam on 50 milligrams of methadone I’ve lasted seven days and haven’t slept an hour surgic and starting to see things I haven’t eaten or drinking much and I don’t know how much longer I can put up with this is it bad to take just 5 milligrams I was at 50 so I can sleep or will it screw up to 7days that I’ve already spent with her.

10:50 pm April 14th, 2015

I’ve been taking methadone for 5 years now…Now My doses mg went low to lower that I want to take it OFF methadone soon! Now My 30mg So How long do you think I will probably get OFF methadone??? How I feels When I am finally OFF methadone? A little withdrawal & uncomfortable? For a few days? That’s all I needs to know…Please respond me as soon as possible,Thanks.

12:02 pm April 15th, 2015

Hi Denice. SMethadone withdrawal symptoms are less severe than heroin or oxycodone withdrawal symptoms, but they are still rather uncomfortable. One of the most common symptoms is the intense craving for the drug, as well as a range flu-like symptoms that include, anxiety, body and muscle aches, chills, decrease in appetite, irritation, nausea, runny nose, trembling, watery eyes. Usually it takes about three days after stopping methadone use for the symptoms to occur, and then these symptoms can last for several weeks.

You will probably need professional medical help during the detox and withdrawal period. Over-the-counter medications can help with some of the physical symptoms, anti-anxiety medications may be prescribed to you, and you also may need to seek help from a mental health professionals or addiction specialists during methadone withdrawal.

11:42 am April 16th, 2015

Does the methadone break down if left in the cup to long before it is tested? Or the metabolites?

11:37 pm April 30th, 2015

I want to go to the hospital to detox and they use methadone for 3 days while detoxing you now if I went in Saturday morning and started it and took my last dose either Sunday night and didn’t take Monday’s would it still be in my system/ urine come Friday afternoon please help

8:04 pm May 1st, 2015

Hello my name is D I was in the methadone program for approximately five months where I got into some legal problems now I am being rapidly detoxed I’m on two-week detox from 70 mghow long do you think it will take for me to take small amounts of other things to take the edge off

8:20 pm May 1st, 2015

I am rapidly weaning off methodone. Dose cut in half. How long will it take to feel opioids so I can take the edge off .

5:24 am May 4th, 2015

My mother-in-law went to clinic for 4 yrs,she dosed 65mg daily. However due to loosing her job she could no longer afford to go. The clinic brought her down 5 mg a day everyday then sent her on her way. Today is her 5th day with no methodone and needless to say shes feeling pretty sick. Could u pls tell me how long she can expect to suffer withdrawals? When will she start to feel better? And also what can i do to make her more comfortable? Atleast enough to get some sleep. Shes almost 60 yrs old and i fear she wont be able to handle it if it gets much worse. I give her multi vitamins and b12 and tonic water cause i heard those things help. Is there anything else?

1:22 pm May 4th, 2015

Hi Melissa. You can go to the local pharmacy and ask the pharmacists about over-the-counter medications which will be able to help ease and treat methadone withdrawal symptoms. If your mother is not feeling well, you will have to take her to the hospital where she can be seen by a doctor. The symptoms are expected to last anywhere from a week to more than a month. Good luck to you both and I wish your mother a successful recovery.

9:40 pm May 4th, 2015

I means I’ve been on methadone through 6 years! Before-My first time mg was 80 …and Then Now My mg is 35. So I’ve decided to put my doses to go lower until get OFF!! I am asking you “How long methadone will take out of my system from on 6 years?” Please respond to answer my one question,Thanks!

2:30 pm May 8th, 2015

Hi again Denice. The methadone doses are being eliminated all the time, so it’s not like all 6 years of methadone use have pile up. The substance will be eliminated from your system withing 3-5 days after you last take a dose. Of course, this time frame can vary depending on many physical factors.

5:31 pm May 11th, 2015

Greetings, I have been on a script for about a year, but just last week I missed a prescribing review and now they have started reducing me. I was on 60, and now down to 45, I’m just worried that tonight I will get the restless leg simdrome as that’s the worst of all the withdrawalls! I have a meeting with them in the morning at 10am. They sent me a letter about why the are reducing me and it said the reason for this was because I missed a few appointments they didn’t think that I was ready to quit drugs!!! Lol. The while reason for me being on methadone is because I don’t want to be a heroin addict anymore, so what they are doing is defeating the object lol . I would really appreciate it if u can give me some advice to say to them tomorrow… Thanks for listening sarah xxx ☺

4:01 am May 13th, 2015

I have been taking non prescribed methadone for 7 years at 15 milligrams a day. This is pill form. I am fixing to have to stop and I just wanted to know if I can lower my doses with what I have left and will I have bad wd’s from it. I don’t want to go to the doctor about this but I am quitting when these are gone. WILL IT BE BAD ON ME!!!!! I am a 56 year old woman. Should I be worried about my health or not!!!

1:15 pm May 14th, 2015

Hi Debbie. A 7 year old habit can have some pretty harsh effects. Withdrawal symptoms will appear as the drug is leaving your system. Reducing doses will help lower the severity of the withdrawal, but I’m afraid you won’t have enough pills to do a slow and gradual enough taper. Speak with a pharmacist at your local pharmacy to help you create a tapering schedule that will fit your needs and also get advise on which OTCs can help you manage withdrawal symptoms as they appear.

3:20 am May 19th, 2015

I have been on 30 mgs. of methadone for the past 4 years. Today I was completely drug free and feel like shit. When I feel normal again?

7:02 pm May 22nd, 2015

i have been on methadone for over a year i was on 80mls, over the past 3months i have got my self down to 20 mls i stopped taking it on thursday and have a drug test for my work in 5 days i think it will be a saliva test will i lose my job. please help im trying to detox with water fruit and sauna. i need my job

why me
12:08 am May 30th, 2015

You seem to be pretty knowledged on methadone and I have a question. I took a Norco last week and tested positive for both opi and mtd. A week later I tested positive for just mtd I haven’t taken methadone and wonder why I would test positive for it. I went to the pharmacy and took a home test and didn’t fail and also went to a hospital and requested a urine screen with the nurse in the room with me. My employer says that I failed because I took it. My doctors office said fight it and demand more test. I heard over the counter stuff will make you fail. For example Nyquil which I took a few night in the last week. I’m scared my job is gonna be through and feel I’m being judged for something I didn’t do. I also have a script for the Norco and they frowned upon that. I have cried all day and feel like I did something wrong.

9:23 pm June 1st, 2015

I was in the methadone clinic for 6 1/2 years & decided to tapper down. I was on 120 mg and went down 1 mg every week until I got to 30 mg, then 1mg every 2 weeks. I dosed down to 10mg then quit the clinic. A few months later I started suboxone (8mg per day) . After being on suboxone for 4 days I had to do a drug screen and methadone (faint trace) still showed up in my system. Does anyone know how long the methadone clinic covers drug screens after your finished with treatment??? I was told they comer there patients for 1 year but I’m not for sure..

6:06 am June 21st, 2015

My bf is addicted to oppiates, mostly oxycotin, he has been trying to quit for over a year now but keeps relapsing because he has been doing it cold turkey. About 2 weeks ago a friend of his told him about methadone and how he was given it to help his withdrawal symptoms. He has been taking about 10mg a day if not a little more but I’m seeing him ask for more of it more frequently because he says its starting to wear off a lot quicker or he’s not feeling the full effect of it. He has enrolled himself into a program that he won’t start for a few days but I started doing some research on methadone and have found the results to be rather frightening. I think he is starting to get addicted to it being that he has been getting it off the street until he starts the program. I dont if I should continue to let him take it just because I don’t want to make things worse for him and I’m afraid he might not start the program. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, on a side note, he gives me the pills because he doesn’t want to take more than what’s necessary and I am not a drug user so he knows its safe with me but I hate to see him suffer and go through so much discomfort so I have on occasion given in and given him a little extra (like half a pill) to help him out but I think he is becoming too dependent on it and I don’t want to make it worse for him

6:49 pm June 30th, 2015

if I took 1 10mg methadone pill for a tooth ache I had 2days ago how long will it be in my system.

rob k
5:03 am July 5th, 2015

if I take 800 mills of methadone in 1 go when I’m only taking 50 mills a day would I die that day stupid question but I’d like t know thank you

1:48 am July 10th, 2015

I was at the methadone clinic for 2 yrs 3 mos. I was at about 125 mgs when u started a detox. I went down 2 mgs/wk, holding it when I started to feel sick, and starting it back up when I adjusted. The detox too over a yr to get down to 3 mgs for a week then 1 mg for a day til nothing now. My last dose of 1 mg was on Sun, today is Thur. I’m still sneezing, chills, restless and aching legs. How long will it take for this to stop?

12:35 am July 29th, 2015

If I took 4 methadone 5 mg Saturday I took 2 at 5 am 2 at 3 pm never take this stuff ever I weigh hundred 50 pounds and I work super hard sweating and high metabolism
Drink tea often used the rest room countless times
Had a random drug test Monday at 2:35 pm
Will the methadone show

4:35 am August 4th, 2015

Take 20mill of methadone a day .How long will it take to leave my urine

7:11 am August 4th, 2015

I have been on pain meds for over 10yrs. Up till about 2yrs ago I was being prescribed 240 Perc 10/325’s a month. The reason for being prescribed the pain meds is because of severe damage to both of my knees (surgery for replacement has been recommended but health insurance holding it up), back broke in 3 places (never healed correctly) and damage to my left shoulder due to a dislocation. Not to mention severe arthritis in most of my joints (hands are the worst). But because I accepted 2 10mg Vicodin from my mother once (I had ran out the day before I refilled because my now ex-wife kept stealing my meds), I ended up with a dirty U/A and got Black-Balled with all local doctors. So yes, for the last 2yrs I have been getting my meds in a less then legal means. I want to be off of this insanity that I have now created for myself, but fear that the severe pain that I deal with (or dont deal with by using the pain meds) will keep me from being able to accomplish this. So my question is, for those that have the SEVERE pain issues. The kind the keep you from walking. The kind that makes you deformed and unable to even straighten your back. The inability to open your hands, and even pick up a pencil. How do you deal with that pain and those issues once you have finally gotten beyond the chemical dependency? I quit once before, for 30 days. But it was the pain, and the inability to do anything about that pain, that made me go back on the pain management.

I dont ask this question to try and justify why I continue to use. I sincerely wish to know how to deal with the pain, so that I can get off these F-ing drugs that have destroyed my life. Living with the pain is not an option. If it is to just suck it up and live with it; then life is not worth living for me. So please, some one help me to understand this one? Thank you.

10:45 pm August 5th, 2015

My daughter weighs approx125 her level was 195 saw where therapeutic range is 50-1000 is 195 for her weight to much????

Scott Edmisten
10:36 pm August 7th, 2015

I used 20 to 40 mg of methadone per day for nine days. The last day I used any was July 23. I tested positive on August 4 – 11 days later! I thought for sure it would be out of my system by then. I have another urine screen on Monday, August 10. That will be 18 days. Should I test clean? I literally only took a quarter of a 40mg tablet twice daily for 7 of the 9 days. 40mg was the most taken on any day.

2:22 am August 11th, 2015

I take 20 miil of methadone a day how long will this take to get out of my urine

6:30 am August 18th, 2015

I have kidney and liver damage, will it take longer to get methadone out of my system?

Poop man
7:53 pm August 19th, 2015

how long does methadone stay in your poop stream

4:12 am August 23rd, 2015

Hello, my name is Kyle, I am desperately trying to find help! I have been taking methadone for 2 years and it’s ruining my life and killing me! I am a working father supporting my wife and 2 children and I feel like nobody can help me detox off the drug! I do not have a lot of money to go for expensive treatment! Sincerely, Kyle

7:09 am August 24th, 2015

If u take a quorter peace of a dome how long do u have to wait to take s diffrent pain killer

3:05 pm August 24th, 2015

I’ve been on methadone for 10 years. If i decided to take it only when withdrawal,how long will my body take before feeling sick. I hear methadone can last 36to48hours before going thru withdrawal I’m on140mg &yes i been drinking meth every day for 10yrs. Please get back to me asap. I’m now 38yrs old & i don’t want to be older & still on methadone,please get back to me asap…..

12:52 am August 31st, 2015

I recently tapered off methadone from 90 mg in 90 days. Yup a mg a day. I felt ok until now which is 2days after last dose at 2mg. I opted not to take the tiny 1mg drop and get the ball rolling. On the plus side I was only on methadone for a year and a half. I’m hoping the short use will be in my favor. I already feel uncomfortable but mostly bearable. Will this get worse considering I went down so fast?? I have a one year old to care for and with his daddy at work all the time I’m really nervous. Any advice or experience would be great. Thank you for your time

4:59 pm August 31st, 2015

Hello Kyle. I hope you can find a treatment facility that will provide outpatient treatment in your area. You can start your search in SAMHSA’s treatment locator service: and select your State, County and City, what kind of treatment you need, payment options that fit your economical state, health insurance options, ect. I really hope you can make it, Kyle! God bless.

5:46 pm August 31st, 2015

I have been going to a methadone clinic for and get randomly drug tested. I had missed a day or two from the clinic my husband gave me some of the methadone that he takes in pill form but instead of Ingesting it I snorted it. when I went back to the clinic I was drug tested the methadone showed up on the test but not the metabolites. is this because I snorted it I’m so confused I mean I did test positive but with out the metablolites which was really strange to me. is there anyway it could’ve been because I snorted it and not ingested it?

11:07 am September 3rd, 2015

i have a heart problem,and respitory complications they told me it was no big think

1:22 am September 5th, 2015

how long does methadone stay in your system

10:58 am September 7th, 2015

Hello Pat. Methadone’s elimination half-life is between 8-59 hours. More specifically, the half-life of (R,S)-methadone is 15-60 hours, and 10-40 hours for (R)-methadone.

2:15 pm September 8th, 2015

I have been taking methadone for two years and recently stopped dosing at 22 mg and my question is how long will it take for the methadone to fully leave my body including my bones and marrow

2:18 pm September 8th, 2015

I have heard that methadone can be used for short-term detox my wife went to a rehab and they gave her 50 mg on day one and brought her down 10 at day for a five day detox can this be done after taking methadone for 2 years but still using heroin and then stopping the methadone for seven days and then trying to do a five day detox off of heroin with the methadone ???

6:30 am September 12th, 2015

I took 100 ml of LIQUID Methadone 3 days ago. I have a URINE test in 4 days meaning it will be 7 days from when I took 100 ml of LIQUID Methadone. Will I pass the u/a?I do apologize, but I am not familiar with the terms “half life”, R or R,S Methadone.

This is the first time I have ever taken Methadone.

Can someone please help me ASAP as I am concerned and worried to death. Thank you.

6:05 pm September 12th, 2015

Hi, I’m on 70 mg methadone but I was at 140 so im tapering down ave I’ve been on it for about 9 years. I want to Dutch over to suboxone. If I get all the way to either 30 or 20 mg of methadone can I just go ahead and take the suboxone or do I still have to wait the 48-72 hrs?

12:51 am September 16th, 2015

I need help for my husband he has been taking methadone for two years now and he wants to stop he hasn’t had any methadone for 7 days now but he has been taking 5 mg hydrocodone since then and he took a couple this morning and this afternoon he took a suboxon and now is very sick what can I do to help him. Please contact me back soon as you can. Thank you Tara

8:43 pm September 19th, 2015

iv benn taking methadone for 10years and iv been taking 195mgs for the last 2 years and iv been told i have anxiety its been almost 3week with this and now im very afraid to take the methadone so only because iv been get sick with out the methadone iv been only taking maybe 50mg every 5to6 hours and its not holding me so would it be bad if i go back to taking at least 100mgs with out overdosing. …? o and i get a monthly pick of my methadone and i take liquid kind …please help me

8:37 pm September 21st, 2015

I just want to say I was on 85 ml methadone slowly reduced to 40 in a year thrn went 72 hours without any and went on to suboxen and for 4 days I was dying was horrible ah wished ah never done it but now 9 days off methadone and I know it was worth it I am still ruff but nothing to heavy and av not felt sick in 3 days yeehaa

6:41 pm September 24th, 2015

I took 5mg of methadone 2 hours before my doctors appointment. He did a urine test to see if methadone was present in my body. This was the first time I had done methadone. Will doing 5 mgs show a positive test for this drug after just 2 hours? What is meant by ” the cutoff concentrations a positive methadone drug test are at 300mg/ ‘ll for both the initial and confirmation drug screen?

12:17 pm September 25th, 2015

I go to legitimate pain management I have had two back surgeries and fibromyalgia I take Cymbalta meloxicam and I was on methadone 10 mg a day for about three years and taking 20 mg of oxycodone a day for the past couple of years I am seeking new employment and need to go for a drug screen I will have been off they method down for two weeks and the oxycodone for one week I am miserable but I don’t want to start a new job saying I have to take all these medications I am trying to wean off by taking tramadol and seeing if I can just be off them permanently how long will a preemployment urine drug test show positive for the methadone or oxycodone I’m really worried that I will pass the opportunity now to have this new job because I went to pain management

1:21 am September 26th, 2015

I see a pain management dr. And I am prescribed Dolophine at 60mg daily, 2 20mg tablets three times daily.
I was with my previous primary care dr. For approximately 20 yrs. And was prescribed brand oxycontin 4 60mg pills daily plus oxycodone for breakthrough pain to. Take 2 5mg tabletsfor times daily.
Then he dismissed me from his practice with no warning? Just a letter mailed to me saying I was dismissed from his practice and that I needed to get care promptly.
I don’t have any idea what could have happened? There were no, never any negative conversations between Mr dr. And I as his Patient. I thought he was a Great dr. He treated me for ever thing I mean EVERYTHING I STILL WONDER TO THIS DAY Why?

No name
4:19 am October 4th, 2015

I have been on methadone for about 5 years, due to chronic pain. I go see a chronic pain dr. Every month. I had a dna test done on what works for my pain….methadone was the only med. That showed up. It said codine, morphine, etc. Would not work. I want off these meds! What is my next step? I support a family of four and can not afford to miss work. I have slowly gone from 370 10mg to 168. Plz help me to know where to go from here.

1:36 pm October 7th, 2015

I took 1 & 1/2 10 mg methadone on Sunday I have a drug test for probation tomorrow with it still show up on the test or should I be ok ?

1:51 pm October 7th, 2015

@Di… Browsing the forum and was struck by your post. You appear to be in a codependent situation, something quite common in nurses too. The desire to “love someone back to health” or however we phrase it is very seductive, as are bad boys (until we grow up and learn that they have to fix themselves–no one can do it for them. This goes for any gender combination, obviously. As for your concerns about methadone, imo your bf back in June seemed to still be seeking a high, which mtd (methadone) will provide. I would like to suggest Suboxone as a possible alternative. Many treatment centers offer this alternative which has been shown to also treat depression, one of the major causes of self-medication. Of course all of this is his decision in consultation with his medical professional of choice. Whatever HE decides, I hope you give some thought to your own needs. Life is short and codependency is a robber of years, youth, money and self esteem. Take it from someone who has been there. Be good to you!

3:53 am October 10th, 2015

I started taking methadone October 2012 because I was pregnant and still using. (No judgement-I had 2 miscarriages from trying to quit using cold turkey) but I only went up to 40 for the first year & a half, then went up steadily to 80mg/day. I decided I wanted to detox after I hit 3 years clean. So October 3rd this year I started going down 3mg/day. I did just fine until about 20mg. & even then it wasn’t bad at all, I was just a little achy and somewhat restless. But I continued on and got down to 11 mg(still doing totally fine) and I just quit taking it after I hit 11mg. And honestly, I’m still feeling fine. I actually felt SO much better the first 3 days being off of it. I got a migraine the 4th-5th day but after that I was good. I even quit smoking once I got down to about 15mg. I just quit craving the nicotene. (&I smoked a lil over a pack a day!)
I honestly believe in order to detox and be okay, you HAVE to truly want to do it. A lot of the process is the mental part. I had tried in Feb this year and it was horrible bc I was only doing it to please others.
So those that are thinking about detoxing, just make sure you TRULY want to do it & make sure you’re ACTUALLY ready! It is possible & you CAN get through it just fine, so long as you are 100% ready and willin!!
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

10:09 am October 14th, 2015

I started going to a methadone clinic to get off opiates and the clinic ran me up to 140 miligrams in less than 10 weeks. I realized it was getting out of hand and they tryed talking me out of lowering my dose.. its all about money where I go, I got my primary doc involved and they agreed to take me down 10 mil. Every 3 days. I know this is gonna be hard but I’m a methadone addict now and I just want to have a life and not be dependent on anything, I’m sick and tired of a drug running my life!!!!!

old lady bev
8:42 pm October 16th, 2015

I have been on almost every type of pain medication made over the 19 years I have been injured. I have legitimate medical spine and neurological problems. I am looking for the safest long term pain medication. What do you suggest. Someone suggested methodone. Do you agree?

2:55 am October 27th, 2015

The question was how long does methadone stay in your system. The answer given can not be true. My last dose of methadone was on the second of the month. Two weeks later I had a urine test and it came back positive for methadone. So your information is not true. You should not give information if its not accurate.

12:22 am October 29th, 2015

I’m 30yo woman Iv been on 115 mg for about a year and now starting today I will be on a 30 day taper.
Is it going to hurt? Because I am scared, I have heard alot of story’s about pain and aweful WD symptoms.
Any advice will help thanks.

4:34 pm November 1st, 2015

My son is 38years old. He is an alcoholic and addict. He did injure his knee 10 years ago. He has been through a drug program about 10 years ago. It helped for a short time. He has been taking methadone under a doctors care for 2 years I think. He recently got a raise at work and lost his insurance. He has been going through withdrawals for a week? How can I help him? How long will it take for him to complete the withdrawal?

11:28 am November 5th, 2015

After a person only taking 30-40mg of methedone tablets on a Friday morning, a.d then say 20-30 mgs the next e ening (sat), how lo.g will it take for the methedone to not show positive in urine that is sent to a lab? please answe here N also if possi le to my e-mail as soon as possible. i.e. if it makes a differe. e, I am tq yrs old, and am 5 ft q0 N 170 pounds.

12:01 pm November 5th, 2015

first off damn methadone…the worst of the worst opiates!!! methadone has a long long half life and can be decteted longer then most of your good old fashion and MUCH safer to say a solid week of detectetion would delinitly be a safe call!!! so plan on it being it with you 7 days like a good friend.

5:52 pm November 7th, 2015

I went to the meth clinic for 2 years I left on 5 mg that lowest they take you. I did everything right with tapering. I was on 5mg for a month before I left and we feeling pretty crappy in the morning. So I stopped the first 2 days were find BC of half-life but the other 4 days were hell so I started to take subs for 8 days I figured withdrawal from that would be a little less hairy. But I’m on my 3 day nowofnot taki g anything. I’m just wondering two things. Am I still detoxin of methadone cuz its still in my system or am I detoxin off subs ? Also I how long do you think I will be feeling like crap?

10:00 pm November 10th, 2015

I was on methadone for 10 years of my life. I am an ex heroin user. Was overdosing once a month. I got clean and got on a 15mg of methadone a day. Then started getting from drs. up to 40 mg a day. then ended up at clinic after dr died.. pain. At one time was up to 185 mg. To make a long story short, I went off cold turkey at 130 mg. Went through all kinds of hell. After my mind cleared up. I felt it. They are giving it to anyone now who has been on pain pills maybe a year. Its totally insane. I was taking fhentermine with the methadone Had gained alot of weight.. Clinic knew, Dr. knew, had heart attack that almost killed me. was in induced coma for 10 days. They didn’t know iif i was even going to make it or not. Anyway I am on 12 mg now going down slow rest of way. After 9 days withdrawals were worse. I am determined and they need to quit putting these kids on it. It was originally for hard core drug addicts without any other options. Its a sad situation and they need to limit time people are on it. Its all about the money now. If you any kind of opiates in your system you can just go get on methadone. The best thing I have ever done for myself was getting off this stuff.

1:17 am November 21st, 2015

Hello I’ve been on 120 mg of methadone for 15 yrs I also take morphine sulfate for Severe chronic pain but the methadone blocks the morphine from doing its job. How long would I need to stop taking the methadone before the Morphine sulfate can take effect and help with my pain? I would like to stop taking the methadone prior to my back surgery but am afraid that the morphine won’t help the pain either what plan of action do you recommend ???

3:49 pm November 24th, 2015

Please can you help me? I am 35 and being on meth since I was 17. I was getting it from a clinic up until I went on a holiday but my meth was spilt out everywere and I could not get anymore, went to a private doc in Cyprus and he gave me oxycodone hydro slow release 40mg to take 1 twice a day. I also have being prescribed 40mg diazepam for like 7yrs from my g/p. I have just tapered off Mirtazapine as my Girlfriend died 4 months ago so g/p put me on those, only being on for that period got to 7.5mg and have stopped them. My Meth was 40mg and I have being clean for a year and a half from heroin taking the meth and diaz. I have set a detox program out for myself to do at home and am on day 6 now. I get from g/p oxy diaz and omeprezole which I take as follows. ( Also taking paracetamol every 4hrs )
So my drug chart runs like this. Today is day 6 with no meth, so at 0700hrs took x2 Paracetamol and 5mg of Diaz as my oxycodone 40mg was not due until 1100hrs, and withdrawls were starting at 7am, at 0930 I was in full withdrawls so took 40mg oxycodone slow release at 10am followed by my next dose of Paracetamol at 11am with 5mg Diazepam which I take every 4hrs with 5mg Diazepam, so I follow that up until my oxy is due 12hrs later. They are working but I am in alot of pain backs of legs and bottom of my back. I take the next oxy at 11pm again with 5mg Diazepam and sleep fine. Tomoz is day 7 without the meth as I use to take it like this 40mg first thing in the morning with 20mg Diazepam then another 20mg Diazepam at 6pm I dont want to use oxy for long but my g/p wants me to go up to 60mg of oxy as it is not lasting the full 12hrs? Should I stick to 40mg oxy and ride out the withdrawls as I want to be off the stuff and how long until the meth withdrawls will start to ease as I know its in my bones and has robbed me of half my life. So in a nut shell I want to be 100% clean and also try my hardest to get off Diazepam 40mg daily and the oxy I just want to use the oxy to feel comfortable and when the meth is out my brain and body I want off the oxy as fast as I can, I have 5 kids who I cant see cos I am in a right mess.
Please please help as I dont want more oxy like my gp has given me 60mg!!!! dont want to get hooked on them, how long will it take to start being able to feel okay as I know its meth withdrawls and is my drug chart which I put together going to work?

6:13 pm November 25th, 2015

My problem began when I became heavily addicted to oxy’s which then led to heroin. I then ended up on a daily methadone maintenance program here in CT.After a few months I was so excited to finally be in control of my life again because the methadone seemed to fix all my problems(financial,employment,family&personal relationships etc.)Now I’m at a dead end AGAIN!!I’m still on the methadone program after 5yrs but due to my profession (Truck Driver) my schedule conflicts with my methadone maintenance program. In the 5yrs since starting the M/M program I have lost 4 very well paying good jobs (since I hold a class(A) cdl license) all due to a conflict of scheduling. Most of the good trucking jobs require you to either have an early morning start time or be out on the road from Monday thru Friday and home on weekends. I do have take home bottle privalges but my program has a limit of the number of bottles your allowed. I am deathly afraid of relapsing if I have to get off of methadone all together. I truely believe that methadone saved my life literally and figuratively. So now I’m stuck,unemployed,homeless & living out of my car. I have countless job offers/opportunities that I can have right now but I can’t commit to any of them because of me having to get dosed weekly at my program. I have never had issues with drug testing at these jobs because the methadone doesn’t show on there pre-employment testing. I love my profession but I also love living a clean lifestyle that the M/M program gives my life in general. The clinicians at my program aren’t much help when it comes to my situation because my deal is rather unique and there attitude towards it is “well your gonna have to find another profession” but I paid a lot of money to go to school to become a truck driver and it’s all I know and what I love to do. Now with the holidays here already I just feel like there’s no hope in sight or any light at the end of the tunnel especially having to sleep in a cold car every night .If anyone has any advise or words of encouragement,any communication would help at this point. Whoever you are I really appreciate you reading my long story , Thank you all and may you have blessed holidays.

3:53 am December 1st, 2015

I have been on methadone for 9 yrs straight. I was up to 60 mg then tappered down under 5 mg. After the first 4 yrs but found out i was pregnant and. The clinic would not continue tappering me. I got all the way up to 130mg for 3 yrs then started to tapper the last 1 1/2 yrs. I was down to 8 mg and lost my medicaid and couldnt afford to pay for it any longer so i stopped going. Had some 5 mg tabs of methadone i was taking but ran out and started using other pain meds to keep me from withdrawling. I havnt taken any methadone in over 5-6 days. My main Question is?? Since i was placed i. The methadone maint program in 2007 due to being addicted to Oxycotin and went to detox bc i found out i was pregnant with my first child. They put me on methadone maint program. Since 2007 i have been consistant everyday with taking the methadone. Since i have been taking it for so many yrs non stop how long will my body go into withdtawl from the methadone. I have not gone into withdrawl until now bc i was taking other opioids to prevent myself from going into withdrawl. My body is aching every single joint ,muscle in my entire body. Diarrhea any time i drink or tempt to eat anything. Restless leg syndrome. Hot and cold chills. Sweats. Chill down my spine and nausea. How long is this going to go on?

9:33 pm December 16th, 2015

I’ve been on 65 mgs of methadone for 3 moths. I was up to 80mgs for over a year and have voluntarily had my doses reduced by 5 mgs at 3 month intervals .the methadone clinic wants to put me through their 15 day detox program , and this worries me that the reduction in the amount of methadone is too much in such a short period of time . In your opinion, is it safe to detox someone taking 65mg of methadone a day in just 15 days? The clinic has not mentioned me taking any over the counter medications to help reduce withdrawal sympttoms. I would think the detox time would take a lot longer than 15 days. I’m worried about the affects a fast withdrawal will have on my body. My health is not up to par due to my hep C. Please advise

8:16 pm December 17th, 2015

my wife is cold quit methadone.She was on 10mg a day for about a year.20-40mg a day for 6 years before that.Do you have any advice on withdrawal and how to make it a little easier. I am on 140 and usually dose every other day.We have children and can’t go through this at the same time.We are trying to get her off it then work on me.Any thing you can think of to help with her withdrawal would be helpful.And how long should the withdrawal period last for her?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
8:58 pm December 17th, 2015

Hi, Tony. Experts usually don’t recommend to quit cold turkey, because withdrawal symptoms may be severe. I’d suggest you consult a doctor to help you plan an individualized tapering schedule only for your wife. Good luck!

10:05 am December 23rd, 2015

Hi ? I’m on methadone 17yrs September gone ,I’m not a having any cravings for heroin,that stopped 8yrs ago when I had my daughter now I have 3children and need to get the hell Off methadone ill not deny I have taking heroin 4times ,smoking ot as I ust to inject but that doesn’t happen any more as I don’t ever want to do it again I nearly died so many times now my kids a my world ,I’m 34 was on 125ml daily with my plan to detox I am now on 60 ml 58ml Thursday morning I’ve being coming down 2ml wkly I don’t feel any different it’s holding up just as 125ml would ,I’m just waiting for the day when it hits me wen I get to 10/2ml what should I take??? From my doctor any meds out der to help me with my bowels sweating cramping ,I would love ❤ to be able to sleep ? for a few days but I have 3 children who are so dependent on me it would b unfair to do that any way I think it might be a bad idea ?, when I get down ? or feel depressed I find it so hard to get out of and back on track ,I am a single mum 3 kids have the same dad who is allways there if needed ?, my main concern is again sweating ? very worried about stomach cramping ? and when is my energy going to come back I still have my energy but terrified of not being able to do the fun stuff with my kids any help with meds I can get from my doctor for help or over the counter, oh I have sleeping pills and I am on 3 d5 s daily ,thanks for your support anyone who can help

2:41 pm December 28th, 2015

I take 80 my every morning now for 6 months and it doesn’t seem to bold me 24 hours

4:33 pm December 29th, 2015

My dad is currently very ill and in the hospital, on his urine test he tested positive for methadone. He has never taken methadone. How is this possible?

jimmm y66
6:33 am December 30th, 2015

I took 50mg of methadone between the 13th and 15th, what are the chances that I will test positive in urine on the 29th. Is two weeks enough since that was the 1st time I took methadone and is there a certain test to test for it . I usually take Percocet. (Prescription)

10:34 pm January 7th, 2016

I was on methadone for 40 some odd years. I detoxed in 3 months. Its now been 9 months since i got off. No drug use since. My husband of 44 years passed away from methadone and benzo overdose. I never want to be on it again. But I almost feel like it terribly messed with my nervous system. Is that possible?

10:53 pm January 7th, 2016

To all of you who want to get off of methadone I congradulate all of you!! Whatever you do remember that time really does heal everything. And withdrawal will go away. I was on it for 40 something years for heroin addiction and also on benzos that long. Detoxed in 3 months. Wasn’t an experience I wiuld want anyone to go thru but I’m alot better off than I’ve ever been. Good luck everyone

8:10 am January 8th, 2016

Hi…I was on Methadone for about six years, my highest dose was 50mg per day. I decided I had enough of this devil drug and it was ruining my marriage and my life overall. I started tapering down to 5mg a day over the course of eight months. At 5mg I stopped…its been 18 days and I’m wondering if I should be over the pain of withdrawal? After going 10days cold turkey my Dr. Did give me a brutran patch, which delivers very small micro milligrams per hour, equivalent to about a quarter milligram of bute a day, I made me feel better and iv had it on for the full seven days. I only get mild chills here and there but sleep very well through the night. In your opinion, do you think I am past most of the aweful withdrawal symptoms?? The withdrawal is what scared me into staying on this terrible drug. Any thoughts or advice would be extremely appreciated, as I am trying my hardest to beat this beast!

9:05 pm January 8th, 2016

How long does it take for methadone to be out of your urine saliva etc if you have been maintained on it for 20 years. If you stop taking it at 20 mgs. Very important please answer asap. Thank you so much

10:55 am January 14th, 2016

After very occasional use, or maybe 5 times in the last two weeks of 15mg methadone. Have been clean for 10 days, but broke down and took one 15mg dose of methadone.
Suddenly I have a saliva test in 7 days.
Is 7 days enough?
How many days would it take to clear for sure?
I am 57, and weigh 275. Thanks for your opinion.
Thanks and best regards, JC

11:07 am January 14th, 2016

I did read the beginning statement, but had to ask if your sure, for sure. Many other sites say it will take longer, so I had to ask a redundant question. sorry I am

1:55 pm January 14th, 2016

Does coffee kick in my methadone faster?

2:20 pm January 20th, 2016

Hi my boyfriend is down to 4mg and he wants to know if it would make a difference if he stops going now? He only has one week left?

9:27 pm January 21st, 2016

Jessica….I tapered down to 1 milligram…I’m now 7 days out from my last dose of 1 milligram. (ON methadone for last 10 years/Upwards of a ridiculous dose of 300milligrams@day) Spent the last 9 months tapering. Slower towards the end. Never more than 20% of your dose. I’m feeling ok…comparatively. I AM taking Imodium, zinc,magnesium, calcium and a multi vitamin. I’m NOT sleeping that well, however I’ve NEVER slept well…even on METHADONE. I’ve taken TRAZADONE for years. I like it because it’s NON NARCOTIC and also helps with anxiety and depression. Just a recommendation : ) THE KEY TO GETTING OF THIS CRAP is SLOW and STEADY…determination. Keep your eye on the prize! GOOD LUCK

7:16 am January 22nd, 2016

My boyfriend of 2 years has been taking and snorting methadone for 6 years now. I’m very worried about him. He doesn’t want his family to know.. Even though I’ve told them, and when they talked to him about it he said he had no problem and was dropped. He’s 24, smokes a pack a day, smokes weed most of the day, and drinks a couple beers at night. He’s quiet and when I found out about the drug I didnt know where to start. I’ve googled everything you could imagine about it. He does it a few times a week and used to be daily.. but I’m not 100% sure. All I know, it is not him, he doesn’t want to do it, but thinks he could stop on his own, but I disagree. I want to marry home someday, please help.

2:34 am January 23rd, 2016

It’s now been 48 hours since my last dose of methadone 48 mg. Just wondering how long before the withdrawal symptoms peak? So far I’ve had none what so ever , feel great , energy levels are still high, normal appetite, only difference is I’m finally not constipated. Any insight would be helpful, is this just a calm before the storm so to speak ?

5:48 am January 23rd, 2016

Hi My Name Is Barbara I’ve Been On Methadone Since July Because I Was Pregnant And Was On Oxycodone I’ve Been Doing Drug Screen’s For My Child Protective Service Worker It’s A Swab Test and my methadone levels are saying their basically off the charts that my levels were 3768 NG/ML And I’m Not Abusing it it’s given to me at a clinic I don’t no why it’s saying basically I should be dead and they took my child from me and I need to find out what is going on I do have a high metabolism so I don’t know if that could be a factor or if it’s the lab making a huge error because sometimes it says my levels are to low and I’m on 125mgs everyday can you please help me get to the bottom of what is going on I don’t know what else to do!!!! Thank you

11:18 pm January 24th, 2016

I’m at four mg I’ve been going down one mg everyday except the weekends.can Pepsi pull the methidone out faster during the withdraws.reason I ask is I have a baby to take care of and a house to clean I want to keep as stable as possible .also when I get weird cold feeling running thru my body in a hot temp room is there something I can do to help that from happening as much?

9:14 pm January 26th, 2016

I’ve been on meth for 18 yrs. How can I detox from this drug besides going inpatient? Even after 18 yrs of use, does it take 2 to 4 days to leave your urine?

4:46 pm January 29th, 2016

I have been talking methodone at a clinic for 11 years, I have the flu really bad and haven’t taken my methodone in three days how long before it completely leaves my system?

2:02 pm February 1st, 2016

If I have been in a methadone treatment Center for 8 years how long does it take for the methadone to leave my system?

2:09 pm February 1st, 2016

To Kayla I am having the same problem I get hot and I start to sweat a lot why is that and how can I make it stop or reduce me feeling hot and sweating?

5:18 pm February 3rd, 2016

I have been on oxy15mg 5-6 a day but that quit working instead of going to my doctor I buy 60-80 methadone a month it started out as one 10mg with my oxys now I am taking sometimes 6 a day I have high tolerance and am vary worried about myself I can’t talk to my doctors or will be taken off the meds I need I guess what I am saying is careful of a good thing it can end up a horrible nightmare..I worry everymonth about making it. It is no life and if anyone outhere is moving in the same direction please have the strength to stop this is your life and if this many drugs aren’t working the problem is bigger than I want to admit. I do not even get high anymore at all even with all that.. I sympathize with all who have addiction problems I understand AND am happy for anyone taking real steps to get off my real step WAS that maybe the methadone would help me to get off the oxys the only thing that happened was I became a larger user after reading some of these stories I see it is possible and since tomorrow is day of oxy fill I am going to figure out a way to taper down off all of it. I know it will be hard but I have friends that did it so will have support I also have meds for stomach issues as well as Xanax for anxiety…I plan to chart my progress here so hopefully next month I have made significant progress please keep giving me hope with stories of beating your addictions and I will continue to chart progress anyone that wants to join me is more than welcome…thnx and good luck to all

10:13 pm February 5th, 2016

I have ms and have bn taking methadone two to three times a week I am taking12mls will i become addicted if i stop to twice a week?

10:08 pm February 6th, 2016

I’ve been clean from methadone, oxys and heroine for almost 3 years now after having a 5 year addiction…the other day I took a drug test just for the heck of it and it said that I still had oxys and methadone still in my system…is that possible??

6:48 am February 9th, 2016

I took fourty miligrams mon will i b clean next mon

2:06 am February 10th, 2016

I am at rehab center in Florida for alcohol. My urine tested positive for methadone on Monday 2/8 at the level of 320. They retested me today and it was 240. I HAVE NEVER EVER taken methadone or other opiates.

9:14 am February 13th, 2016

Been on 95mls for ten years went cold Turkey how long til I feel normal haveing trouble see screen…lol not going back and rehab is for quiters …..Rod

2:35 am February 17th, 2016

WELL I HAD A RANDOM DRUG TEST AT MY DOCS OFFICE TODAY I HAVENT BEEN TESTED IN TWO YEARS IM On morphine and norco 10/325 I have lower lumbar l4l5s1 back problems what I’m getting at is I’ve build a very huge tolerance to these drugs and its out of control but I think he is gonna kick me off my meds and it isn’t gonna be good. Can u help me

3:25 am February 17th, 2016

I was on methedone maintenance for 18 years, I haven’t had any for over month, yet I’m coming up positive with a urine test. Why? The list of medications that I’m prescribed are lithium 300mgs daily, klonopin 2mg daily,sinequan 100mgs at night,phenagren almost daily 25 mg,clonidine.1mg daily, hydrcodon 7.5 mg 3 times daily

4:00 pm February 17th, 2016

I submitted a question last night, but i can’t access my email (new s5note)so I’m using my fiancé email. I was on methedone for 18 years or more. I haven’t had any in over a month, and in a urine test, I’lm testing positive for methedone. My daily meds are: lithium 300mgs,klonopin 2mgs.,phenagren 25mgn, sinequan 100mgs,clonidine.1 mg, . Hydrcodine 7.5 three per day ,please help me out!!! I’ve been doing a natural detox,lots of water 3/4 gallon a day, half gallon of fruit water,and eating grapefruit and oranges like there’s no tomorrow. Thank you!

4:59 pm February 18th, 2016

Hi, need some advice. I was on high doses of oxycodone prescribed by a doctor for my pain for one year. Then transfered over to 65mg methadone for two years. I started tapering down very slowly 1-2 mg every other week until 3mg then stopped, I have not dosed in 4 days now my symptoms are sweating, temperature fluctuations, sneezing, drowsiness, restless, anxious. I don’t mind feeling tired or sneezing for that matter but I’m wondering when the rest of the horrible symptoms will past?

1:12 pm February 21st, 2016

Will it take 4 days for 10 mgs to gwt out of my sysytem I just wanna be done. ..and love free

11:22 pm February 21st, 2016

I’m looking for an answer to a simple question but it requires a little background explaining first soo… my significant other has been on methadone now for 2 years her highest dose being 120mg or ml idk orally taken but she has recently been dropping as fast as the clinic will allow and she is now down to 30 mg or ml … she took her last dose of 30 around 9am on feb. The 20th of 2016 … it’s now the 21st at about 5pm … she feels ok … not great but ok… the question is can she walk away now and not go back tomorrow morning or will there be a suprised attack of withdrawal symptoms to pop up between now and forever if she never goes back… it’s imperative that I get an answer to this before she doesn’t go tomorrow because if she doesn’t show up they will kick her off completely. .. tats the intended goal but she doesn’t want to feel like death for any extended period of time…

1:07 pm February 24th, 2016

I was on methadone for 3years and clean from drugs for 2years.I’ve came off 2mls to weeks ago and I’m having some good days and some bad,where I’m feeling withdrawals.
How long dose it take for methadone to come out off your system?

4:16 pm February 25th, 2016

I know this question is extremely odd, but it does serve a purpose in my research, I am curious to know how long Methadone stays in a persons body after death

9:44 pm March 4th, 2016

If I have been a methadone patient for 15 yrs how long does it take to get out of urine if you stop taking at 8th of month

11:02 pm March 7th, 2016

How soon will met done show up in urine,because I took a met done pill right before my Dr. Appt about 30min,altho I don’t take it I took it because I’ve been working more hours and moving around more causing my level to increase so I ran out my reguarl pain meds and I’m scare that it will show up next month on my next Dr. Vist. Could someone please reply I’m so worried.

5:57 pm March 8th, 2016

Hi. I am on methadone maintenance & have been for 10 yrs now. I’ve got myself down to 50 mgs from 85 mgs & plan to get off completely within the next year or so. I’m due for my annual physical & blood test there next week. Normally when I have something to do there I go ahead & dose first but since I’m getting my blood drawn I’m wondering if I should & whether or not it would make a difference. Do you know if I did dose 1st, would it affect the level of methadone in my system or would it just be the same as it normally is? Please let me know as soon as ya can.
Thank you,

12:16 am March 9th, 2016

Hello!I’ve been going to a Methadone clinic for approx. about 15. yrs and I know that I am addicted to it, Im @130 mgs a day.It costs $16 per day, its just way too expensive and I know from yrs of of relapse and using all over again that Im nowhere near ready for being off the Methadone.In all honesty I prefer staying on it possibly the rest of my life,no cravings. in addition to a lot of reasons.I do have 5 herniated discs that if i wasn’t on Methadone it would hurt so bad cuz my lower back is all messed up n I feel its pain on top of my Methadone.Plus im disabled n hav Medicare primary n medicaid!Im sooo scared n i dnt. kno what to do,I kno there places where there’s pain managment Dr’s.around.Been more I think the more I think I should @least check em out, and my insurance is good.Please if anyone is able to comment,suggestions,or anything &maybe somebody any ppl who have been there or are.Pls.I can handle& welcome any comments @all!!!?peace from Fla.

6:05 pm March 13th, 2016

I had 2 back surgerys. I was on 160 mg of oxy and was abusing it. My neuro surgeon told me try methadone because I had a lt nerve damage. I went to pain clinic for 6 years. I mixed my son pills with mine and tested positive. So at that time I was prescribed 120/mg a day. The was my first positive but my regular doc was out on maternity leave. So the other doc started dropping my dosage. I went from 120 to 80 and on my own I dropped down to 20/ mg that first month. She ending up taking me off wi th 3 months. I never had problems with withdrawal. I think because I did myself. I haven’t got back to that doc because after 6 mths I quit going because for 3 mths they wasn’t giving me any meds and I was missing work. Anyways I took 1 10/mg for a long time with all the extra meds I put back onmy own. But thats been over a yr now. I do try to buy 1 10/ mg a day cause I hurt so bad and can’t sleep if I don’t take 10 mg a day.I am waiting to go back same pain doc. But I have went many days not finding them off street to buy. I went 2months without them and I didn’t sleep at all for 4 days a week cause I hurt so bad. During the day my back hurts but tolerant it but a night it hurts at #10 and not able to get comfortable enough to sleep. I don’t think I an addict.since I could’ve done herion for those 2 mths and was offered it but I just toughen it out. Do you think I’m addicted to metadone. I don’t take any other pain pills and like I said only take metadone and if I can’t find any. I just tough it out. I am on waiting list to see my old pain doc. They didn’t release me either they just cut me off narcotics. Let me know what you think. Thank you

3:53 am March 18th, 2016

I’m on methadone n want off.I have 3 children that need me when all I do is lay around cause the methadone makes me sleepy.but they keep telling me I can’t Detox because it will be against medical advice. So I want to Detox off of it please help me get it out of my system. I was a big user

4:53 am March 19th, 2016

I HAVE only taken methidone for two weeks and it was ten milligrams. I took 40 to 50 milligrams or less how long will it stay in my system and will I withdraw for along time. I did not like the way it made me feel not sick but will I get sick today is the first day without it not addicted to it doubt think I HAVE taken it long enuff. Please help.

3:30 am March 21st, 2016

How long will it take for me to not feel horrible? I was only on 35 mg of methadone daily. Furthermore, I am trying to get off of it completely, I’m already on day 6 of nothing but Tylenol and Benadryl. I feel terrible with very minimal energy, etc. Any ideas as to when I’ll start feeling better? Thank you

8:57 pm March 21st, 2016

Ive been on methadone from a pain clinic for cronic pain around 18 plus yrs. never have i ever had any problems with drug screens or pil counts until recently my doctor says my methadone showed up in my urine but my metabolites were way way down ( witch he says means they arent getting broen bown) he says that usualy means im scraping my pills into my urine. Never ever would i do that i need my meds desparately. Im so scared heretested me and i go back friday im very scared its going to show up the same for what ever reason. There has to be something that could of caused this, i have so much going on in my body and have started a couple other non prescription drugs. Plzzz help me

9:02 pm March 22nd, 2016

I have been reading your Webpage for some time. I had taken a small amt. of methadone from a friend b/c of my back pain. This was on a Tuesday, my Physician requested a urine test on Thursday, I couldn’t go but he demanded that I come in on the Friday, which I did. Now I am on benzo’s, stomach pills, sleeping pills, anxiety pills, depression pills. He was giving me 20mg of OxyContin and Percocets. When I went back to his office he told me I had taken Methadone. Of course I denied it b/c I didn’t want my friend to get in trouble, aside from the fact that under normal circumstances would never have touched it. My Physician at that time had decreased my dose of OxyContin by over half. I had tried Morphine 10mg. which he said was equivalent to the 30mg. OxyContin at 4 times daily. The Morphine two times daily. Then he also tried something else again taken twice daily. I asked him for my OxyContin back at 30mg. and he told me “NO” b/c I hadn’t been on it through the duration of the Morphine (30 days) and the other I believe it was Fenatyl ? Not sure for 30 days. His idea was that the Oxy’s would be out of my system. However, my main question being, during a urine check, as I said I took a very small amt of Methadone on the Tues. and did a urine test on the Friday. As I said he quickly accused me of taking methadone, however at the time I was also taking Cold Medication as well as Nyquil for sleeping. Could the Methadone lasted that long? Hoping you can answer me, I did not receive any copy or any paper saying that this was so. I am now going back to Nov. 2015. I want to switch Physicians, but this one has me flagged. I do not like his mannerism, I don’t always trust his judgement. Could you please help me. I am in Ontario, Canada

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:45 pm March 23rd, 2016

Hi Rita. Methadone can be found up to 2-4 days after last dose in urine.

4:44 pm March 28th, 2016

I’m currently suffering from withdrawal to ocycodon, and go to the doctor on Wednesday. I dosed about 20 ml of methadone for the first time in my life, should I be clean for a urine test on Wednesday?

5:36 am March 31st, 2016

I took 2 methadone 10s on Monday I need to take a urine test Thursday at 10:30 or so will I be able to pass if I’ve been drinking alot of tea an going to the bathroom urinated an excreted will I pass ?

10:39 am March 31st, 2016

I’m almost done with methadone. I m so nervous because I know how withdraw feels like but I’ve done it right this time coming off 5 Mg’s at a time from120mgs. I’m at 15mgs now and want to know the best way to taper down from here out. Also if I taper properly how bad will withdraw be.? I really need to know what to expect and what mg is safe to come off at or go all the way down to 1 mg. I hope you can help. Thanks.

4:36 pm April 2nd, 2016

I was down to 30 mg. Left treatment so a week later I took 180 mg methadone. I was originally on 120/detoxed 5 mg a week after 10 yrs of different doses. If I took the 180 mg 14 days before a drug test will it be out of my urine. I am going to pain mngmnt got hit by car severe trauma very severe pain and withdrEal. Please answer

6:28 am April 5th, 2016

Tested positive for methadone for a job on the dip test but they sent it to the lab and wasn’t enough in the urine for it to be positive…however I just took 40 mgs 10 hours earlier and the night before? How is this possible as I take a daily dose??

7:15 pm April 7th, 2016

I take 3 tea spoon & xanax bar make 4 peace mean 4 time day 1 pill bar & next day i don’t. Take or more time like 2 day is show up blod work

6:56 pm April 8th, 2016

I have been coming off methadone since Oct. after seeing on 100mg for over 10 years. Once I got to 15mg I started reducing by 2.5 instead of 5. Last week I was on 5 mg for ten days now I’m at 2.5 this is my third day. I feel ok so I didn’t take it today but it’s only mid day. All this is worry me is it still in my system am I going to feel it tomorrow, should I keep taking for a few more day? I appreciate any feedback

Uncle Jack off
7:52 am April 16th, 2016

Ok I’am on methadone, 80 milligrams a day. Just saying in I dont take it but the last week of the month before my doctor does a UA on me and I only take about 100 milligrams that week, will I test ok??? Pass the UA???

1:16 pm April 16th, 2016

I was on a methadone maintenance program for 9 years. Nine years ago my highest dose was 70 mgs. I was on that dose for about 6 monthes. I went down to 14 mgs. One day the clinic appearently “messed up their paperwork” and had started giving me 40mgs. I am currently on 34mgs. I have never abused it. I drink my medicine in the morning and never think about it again. Now the doctor is telling me I don’t have any electrolytes in my urine. I am done with this controlling my life. I am so scared though. I have two wonderful children. I don’t have any of my family. They have passed away. I know in the long run, this is best but how do I go through this and maintain my life? If anyone has any advice please help me! I believe, mentally I have heard all these horror stories while at the clinic and I believe a lot of this is strictly fear and mental. I believe I can deal with the physical aspect of this process but mentally I am scared to death.

1:52 pm April 16th, 2016

I have been reading all of these posts and I dont know if some are erased or if this post strictly for questions. I just don’t see many answers. Steve, I read your post and you had said you were going to start posting your progress but don’t see any other posts. How are you doing? I am making my stand today and taking my life back. I posted my first post about thirty minutes ago and then I read everyone’s post. I can not believe how many thousands of us there are. Anyone out there that is wanting to take a stand with me please e-mail me. Anyone that already has taken their stand, please e-mail me. I know there are thousands of places on internet to do so but I would like to get a group of us together and to this together. People that have already accomplished this goal can provide insight and advice. People going through it can lean on each other to keep going, etc. My last dose was yesterday morning at 6am. Looking forward to hearing from anyone, my parents have both passed away and my brother. My other brother and sister are 1800 miles away. Any people willing to help me is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Clean for 3 years
6:47 pm April 19th, 2016

Ok Listen anybody coming of of methadone is going to hurt. It HURTS. I tapered off of 40 mg over a 5 months period, in the end I came off of 5 mg a day, by day 3 I was physically hurting so bad I thought my bones were breaking, I could not sleep, I could not eat, It was sheer HELL for close to 10 days and it got so bad I started researching home remedies to help with the withdrawal. I used to be a Registered Nurse also. I am speaking of MY account of this detox process and how I ended up dealing with it. I found out that taking 240 mg of pure dextromethorphan, yes cough syrup (over the counter) But ONLY pure dextro, it CANNOT have any other ingredients in it. NO chlorpheniramine maleate, Guaifenesin, Phenylephrine etc..NOTHING but Pure DMX. Now taking DMX dextro in doeses between 240mg-400mg is called 2nd plateau All the effects of the 1st plateau are present, with the addition of more euphoria, a decreased sense of time and a decreased sense of surroundings. Visual (closed-eye-visual, mostly) hallucinations are present, mostly spirals, or visions of fluid. Insights are extraordinary. One may tend to shut him/herself away from other people in order to explore themselves at this plateau. This is definitely not a party plateau. I’ve found that this plateau could be some sort of “transition” between the physical and the mental that occurs on some sort of “highway”. The spiraling shapes and the fluid could be the highway that the transition is made on. I tried 240mg of pure DMX twice a day, it was a LIFE saver FOR ME. It made me slightly numb, it took away much of the emotional and physical effects of the withdrawal, I stayed on DMX for about 3 weeks then wondered if I would be hooked on it. I tapered the dosage down over the next 10 days (AFTER the 2 weeks of being on it). I hAave to say the DMX dramatically helped me. I also spoke with a pharmacist whos father had been a psychiatrist at a mental hospital and a detox center back in the late 1040’s and early 1950’s, she said that they actually used to use DMX to detox people off of Heroin back then. Ok ask why it isn’t made know that DMX helps detox from opiates? I will tell you, it’s called BIG PHARMA people, suboxone, subutex, it’s all about keeping you addicted and spending the money. I am telling MY story and thats all. I went through protracted withdrawal and DMX was my life saver. Now I gotta say, it took almost a 6 months before I stopped shaking, almost 1 year before my sleep patterns returned to normal and I stayed on my sleeping pills, Restoril as well as Clonazepam and I still shook for 6 months. Ok I shared what helped me when I wanted to die. Do your own research on DMX and there are MANY articles on it for aiding withdrawal, you will also find many who abuse it for the high. I simply wanted to not hurt and not be trapped in a mind fuck. It helped me immensely. I suggest you research this and if how I wish I had known about the DMX when I FIRST started going through the withdrawal.

Lil r
3:54 pm April 26th, 2016

I snort it and love it

5:36 pm April 27th, 2016

I been taking methadone for maybe 8 month or so how long will it take to get out my urine test?

6:21 am April 28th, 2016

I used meth twice about 175 miligrams will it be out of my system in 5 days

6:31 am April 28th, 2016

2 days of 180ml how long before uds is clean

4:38 am May 1st, 2016

Hi I have been injecting 120 mg of methadone twice a week usually monday & Thursday for a couple of years. How long is it likely to show up in a urine test after last dose. If I currently have my period is it likely to affect detection times?

9:03 am May 3rd, 2016

I have bn a herion addict for 12 years also used Sun bid texts but 6 years ago went on methadone this drug brought me to my knees in last two years 5 months ago I gave up herion I was 75 mils of methadone at my highest I stayed stable for two month then reduced to6 once I hit sick I dobe a rapid reduction at a mil a day I have had a week of zopiclone after that I’m on nothing so today I’m writing drug free after 12 years as a drug addict I’m 4 says into nothing I was sick off j ust existing I hew I deserved better but suppose had to wait for my body to tell me plus I have a daughter who 5 wanted better for us both so hope this message San help someone understand take ur time with ur reductions and believe he we can conker the world at one step at a time and do and have anything we really want. Thing us with my addiction I never actually sat down and admitted to my self that’s me a junkie for rest my days not a change in he’ll I fought this for last 12 years u can either be part of the cure with me or b part of the devil’s dieses with the rest its in yr heart to b one day b drug free I can’t sit and say its easy thus drug made me sell my body steal from my loved ones lie steal and use anyone who j could I was on my knees waljken up every day thinking who am I going to rib today to get my hit I was also carrying a partner for graft I wasthe mobey if u like he did nothing so art from mind our child so this is y I say brought ne to my knees but he ho life goes on and chin up chest out today I have own place car and my daughter I j ust want to gt bk to myself the way I was beforevheriin took a impact on my life and 5 months clean I’m on my way hope this helps anyone j ust think ur life couldn’t get worse when were down my friends only way is up not easy but trust me gets easier I can promise u that please all ex ushers or ussers have a gd day think p ossitive that’s the key my lovelly

1:47 pm May 5th, 2016

Hi iv been on methadone the last 6yrs 40mls Daily and I’m looking for ways to come off it over here in Ireland we have not got many resources only detox is there a tablet you can take to come off it ??? I have read that in some country’s they can give you nartraxon to come off it

5:57 pm May 7th, 2016

I am wondering i have 4 41 mg. Bottels of methadone now ive been in maintnace before but i was told i could get off heroin with thes 4 bottels and also if i timed the 4 bottels right not get to sick with methadone withdraws and i could kick both

8:09 am May 8th, 2016

hi, i wanna know if anybody wants to give up the consumption of methadone after leave from addiction and after 2 years continuous consumption, what should he does?? please guide me about this matter.

8:17 am May 8th, 2016

Please tell me how long after leaving addiction is shown in a blood test ?

4:10 pm May 11th, 2016

I have been taking methadone at 90 milligrams per day 4/6 days a week for 9 months now I have not had a dose of methadone and 7 days now I would like to know how long does methadone stay in your system how long does it really take to get all the way out of your system so I can go on and function in life without it it has become the bane of my existence I just want to stop using it so what is my message to stop do I just quit using it all at once and how long does it take for for the uncomfortable feeling to stop

4:13 pm May 11th, 2016

I took 180 mg of methadone. 80 on last thursday and 80 on friday thwn I jad a UA at my Dr appt on the 7th day with that I drank 6 16.9 oz bottle of water the night befor. Will I pass my test???? I will never take it again but if I fail I will be discharged. From my dr . How long. Will it stay. In U A and i pray I ger a a

6:58 pm May 13th, 2016

I had a complete left knee replacement it hurt like hell and they were prescribed ing oxycode oxcontin diludid everything under the sun.i worried about this from jumpstreet i felt like an addict. I have bad back issues and need a right knee done.i told my doctors and he said he would help but he didnt so i took it on my self and bought some subs on the street i took them three over a 3 day period i got off the medicine but had to wirhdrawl from the subs..we have had 2 weeks straight of rain my arthritis flaired outto the point where i had to take oxycodone so i am having issues i got methadone 60 mg tell me how to wean myself

I took one methadone 10mg yesterday.will it show up n my urine screen today
2:28 pm May 18th, 2016

Will I pass a urine drug screen if I took one methadone 10 mg pill yesterday

8:43 pm May 20th, 2016

If i takr 1 10mg pill of methadone frday night wiill Indy out of your system by Monday

3:35 pm May 24th, 2016

My dr said that methadone was still detected in my urine after 30 days but won’t show me the results, is this possible?

12:55 pm May 25th, 2016

I take 3 –10 mill tabs a day..and yet my doctor says im not at levels…why and whats this mean?? I take vitamins drink lots of teas and take a milk weed extraxct can this or these be effecting the reading?? im lost to a solution…

5:29 pm May 27th, 2016

Been on methadone for years and have had peeiodic increase. I am not trying to chase the high. I just keep feeling like im going into withdrawl and my blood pressure keeps going up. Im on 130 milligrams. Can methadone cause this to happen. Its like my body isnt metabolizing all the medication. And its just not edfective anymore. Blood pressure meda have caused bad side effects and compounds my constipation. What can i do

6:04 pm May 27th, 2016

I just got off the methadone clinic, i was on 140mg if methadone for a year, so my question is how long will I be going through withdrawal? How long does it take for it to completely come out if my system?

6:48 am May 28th, 2016

Hi there I have been on Methadone Maintenance Treatment for almost fifteen years now and about two weeks ago i asked my counselor to put in a request for step 27 so I’ll only have to go to the clinic once a month since i have been clean and sober for almost five years now i qualify for the step increase and she tells me that my urine analysis’s have been testing positive for methadone metabolites but not methadone and because of this they do not want to approve it and i was wondering if this is unusual? Does this happen to other people? And what exactly could be causing it to happen? Any advice would be greatly appreciated and helpful!

9:40 pm June 7th, 2016

I was addicted to methadone for 13 years (280) drop from March 9 th day without any feel rough .

6:15 pm June 12th, 2016

So I’m currently on 25mgs\day and have been on mmt for a little over two and a half years. Maxed at 80mgs.. I’ve been tapering for a while now cause I didn’t want to do it cold turkey, like I said I’m at 25mgs now. I’ve been dropping 5mgs every two weeks is that enough time??? In so ready to be off this monster and live a normal life….. I work full time and have a beautiful family including two baby boys. My main question is once I do come completely off how long will the physical withdrawal symptoms last???!! I have two weeks vacation time that I’m gonna take to DT at home, is that enough time?? I’m 5’6 130 pounds. I included that because my research states that it has ALOT to do with your size, weight, height, ect…. Please let me kno something, anything!!!!

Thanks, Zakk

2:50 pm June 13th, 2016

I stopped methadone by cutting 2ml a week, after 10 days having severe withdrawal problems but used 20 ml 1 day a go to make me feel normal, my clinic says they will put me on low dose but appointment they gave is 2 weeks away, what can I do in mean while , I can not access methadone illegally, and symptoms are un bare able .

4:14 pm June 13th, 2016

I’ve benn on methadone ,st clinic, highest dose, 185 ml. Taped slowly for 2 yes to 120.they held me,couldn’t get my counsler to restart… Tried to.change counsler, lost takeouts ( over not always having for prescribed vicodin..take AS NEEDED) then accused of SELLING them!!even hade do pill counts (came out perfect), so I asked for them coming in every day was HARD and painful, as I am a 57 yr old arthritic, who can barely walk.after 12 yes st this clinic, I am now on the end if a 30 day detox, which I’ve been warned would be brutal… NOT so much…I am blessed to have a Dr who support s me.I’m down to 5mls now, barely started symptoms, diarrhea (which I fixed with dopermide meds),,,leg twitches, raw nerves( clinodine helps greatly) no nausea( taking phenegren) to avoid that…benzo for slee . O only 1/2 of my usual script for adderol(ADHD) so it doesn’t take all of it our of my system yet+( methadone) and lots magnesium (leg cramp remedy) high vit B complex+en energy )…and lots far so good! My qestion is…I’m at 5.

Do I really need to go back to finish dosing for 3 more days til I’m at 1 ??? I’ve been going down 5 a day for 30 days.

4:44 pm June 30th, 2016

Can a water pill make you lose your methadone quicker (liquid methadone).

8:14 pm July 1st, 2016

I have been going to the methadone clinic for about 4 years and I feel trapped . I want to get off of it and get on subutex for the facked I have to go every day to dose , how long would it take to get it completely out of my system ? I the help with adavan and clodadean , in sted of going down in the clinic, if I bite the bullet and don’t dose and stayed home, how many days would it take for it to be complete out of my system so I can start on my subutex due to the fact that I do have pain issues. How long? Please help

10:08 pm July 7th, 2016

I was on 185mg methadone and at the clinic for 5 years, decided to self taper and did it over a year period. I built myself up from 1mg to 5mg and back down to 3mg over that year period with no withdraw at all , when I got to 20 mg I started feeling it pretty good and held the taper for 2 weeks at 15mg and started back at 3mg a week for 5 weeks! The 3rd of July was my last dose of 3mg ,. I still had 3 bottles left that I didn’t take and returned to the clinic. The first 3 days not much sleep and restless legs. But not what you call a full withdrawl!!!!!! I’m 5 days in and starting to get sleep but withdraw symptoms are hardly even there to the point I leave the house now and can function, at this point it’s getting better and better every day that goes buy. I’m just helping the detox of my liver with fresh apple juice and lemons it seems to help wish I started it sooner! Good look to everyone going g through this. You can do it!

5:54 pm July 18th, 2016

I have been on methadone for two years. I dosed on Friday morning it is now Monday afternoon. I’m starting to feel withdrawal symptoms. I have suboxone but I am scared to take it. Can I take it and not put myself through major withdrawals?

6:48 pm July 21st, 2016

What is the fastest way to get off of methadone?
I’ve been dealing with this for a while now ,but don’t want it anymore I just want to be clean and sober .
In one odd case its like it doesn’t have much of an effect ,I mean I know its keeping me from being sick as junkie and thats an upside ,but its time I stop depending on this poison.
Please help me .

1:53 am August 1st, 2016

I had my last pill of Methodone two months ago.When am I going to quit being pill sick?I cannot keep laying in bed,because now my back is killing me from laying around for two months.But,I cannot do anything else.I am now in danger of losing my house,not because of money,but because I do not have the energy to pay the bills.I am full blown pill sick two months after my last pill.I need some tips and trickseople were doing pounds of pills,and they are fine after a month or so.What is going on?My life is going down the tubes,because I cannot get out of bed.I do not have insurance.I do not have a doctor.I have no family.I have no car.I am in an empty house,the water has been turned off.The cable has been turned off.My heart and motives have been in the right place.But,there is no honor in being homeless and off pills.When I start living under a bridge,saying over and over”but I am off pills”,is not going to keep my warm from harsh winters.The world is not going to pat me on the back

2:05 am August 1st, 2016

I have been pill sick for two months.I was doing 10 milligrams of Methodone.My last pill was two months ago.I am still pill sick.Does Methodone take years instead of months.I cannot lay in bed for another two months because now my back hurts so bad from laying in bed for two months.I cannot eat,sleep,go to the mailbox,nothing except look at the ceiling.Why quit pills if it takes months maybe years to eat again.Why quit if I lose my house,not because of money,but because I do not have the energy to go pay the bills.There is no honor in living under a bridge,but I am off pills.Being off pills does not keep you warm,it does not clothe you,it does not feed you.To keep telling myself I am off pills,is only going to go so far.After years of being homeless it will not mean anything.

12:34 am August 4th, 2016

I go to a methadone clinic, I’ve been going for a little over 3 years. I had my yearly physical and the nurse free blood after the physical i went to take my 120 mg dose an I had to take a drug test for my counselor which is a urine test. A couple of weeks later I was told that the methadone didn’t show up in my blood or my urine when I no that i haven’t missed a dose ever. Why was it not in my blood or my urine?

4:08 am August 4th, 2016

I go to a methadone clinic and I have been going about 3 years, I had my yearly physical and the nurse drew my blood then I went to dose and the counselor had to give me a drug test which is done with urine. A couple of weeks later the counselor told me that there was no methadone showing up in my blood or urine. Why?

1:18 pm August 13th, 2016

I go to pain management, and would like to find a new doctor. This doctor that I have been seeing has lowered my oxycodone to 25 ml a day which has been making it very difficult to work two jobs due to it does not last, so I run out. My question is if I take around 30 ml of methadone, a few times a week, how long does it show up on urine tests. If I don’t take anymore methadone for about a month, is there still a chance of it showing up? I’ve heard methadone can take a long time to leave the body.

8:22 pm August 13th, 2016

Hello my name is Charlie and I have been on methadone for almost two years and recently I have decided to begin detoxification from it because the clinic and counselor are very eager to increase my dose and keep me on it for as long as you alow them. I made all necessary changes at the clinic with all the paperwork they need and deal with the extreme opposition from the doctor and counseling staff Wich in my opinion are incompetent and have no care for the addicted individual, we are just a number and a source of revenue to continue paying for their wages.
I started tampering down 2mg per week and so far I feel very good reducing my dose this way but as I get lower and lower on my dose I am starting to feel nervous and very much doubting myself about my decision to get off methadone and having no one to talk to is weighing heavy on me. I was on 100mg and now down to 12mg I will continue to decrease my dose by 2mg until it’s down to zero but now all I have in my mind all day is can I live and survive without having to go to the clinic daily regardless of my doze I know is all on my head but is there something I can take over the counter to help me with this . One thing is for sure I am not going back to what ruined my life before I just need a bit of help getting and staying there. Please to all of us, do not give up the road is very treacherous and full of negative but if u believe in yourself as I finally did nothing can deterred u from achieving your ultimate goal. Mine is to live the life I thought was unreachable and far fetch for so many years.
Good luck to you all.
Never be ashamed of your decisions and experience share with the world, it helped me.
Thank you all and may the force (lord) be with you.

2:31 pm August 20th, 2016

I have been taking 2 1/2 mg of oxycodone to taper off Methidone twice a day am I having a problem because of that, it’s been three weeks and I still don’t feel good I was taking 10 mg of Methidone a day. Now its been three weeks and I’m still feeling fatigue all the time. Is the oxycodone makinge tired?

1:24 pm August 24th, 2016

I am going to A methadone clinic and have been a patient for 3& 1/2 yrs.. I started on March 28, 2013 i reached a top dose of 130mgs . I started to taper down on April 5or 6th of 2015 to a slow decrese of 2mgs every 10days. Aprox. 1month ago I got to 36mgs nd had to stop my taper go back up to the 40mgs until my body adjusted to it. I was drug screened last week and my drug screen came back NEGATIVE FOR MY METHADONE HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE WHEN ON A DAILY BASIS I GO TO THE METHADONE CLINIC AND GET WATCHED TO TAKE MY DOSE BY MEDICAL STAFF!!! HOW CAN I HAVE NO METHADONE IN MY SYSTEM AFTER ALL THESE YEARS WHEN I DOSE EVERY SINGLE DAY AND HAVE FOR OVER 3YEARS????

3:25 pm August 24th, 2016

Hi Heidi. False negative results indicate that methadone is not present in the system, even when you take it regularly. False negative results greatly depend on the sensitivity of the detection method. In some cases, the detection limit of the applied method is too high, or the total amount of the drug in the biospecimen is too low.

The sensitivity of the method can be improved by testing for metabolites of methadone or by increasing the volume of the biospecimen (urine) you give. If you need to prove you are taking methadone as prescribed, you can ask for the lab to redo the test, or ask for a hair follicle test.

5:16 am August 25th, 2016

Hey, I left the clinic on 13 mgs daily and that was in the end of my and I stopped there cold and I felt crappy for 2 mts I was depressed and anxious as hell but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was ruff I needed muscle relaxers and valume a few days but I’m great now but get off that shit best thing I ever done I was on it about 3 yrs went from 120mgs to 20 mgs dropping 5mgs a week

11:35 pm August 25th, 2016

This is what is so confusing about drugs.You ask a question,you get a thousand different answers.I have been told by doctors that Methodone can stay in system from one week to twenty-two years.Everybody has got an opinion,no one really knows anything about anything.If the sky is blue,there are going to be a thousand people to say it is another color.Doctors do not know anything about drugs,all they know is how to get people hooked on them.When you try to get help,there is none to be had,unless you have millions of dollars.It is all about the money.America does not want to help,they want to make sure you stay hooked,so they can worship the almighty dollar.Satan is alive and well in America.Money should say “In Satan we trust”,instead of “In God we trust “.I am sick of the pure evilness that everyone prescribes to.

12:00 am August 31st, 2016

How many days for oxycontin to leave your system so not to detect in a urine test from a doctor same with methadone. Are you sure my dr won’t detect it in my urine after 4 days because I read elsewhere it takes 6 to 7 days?

7:58 am September 7th, 2016

I have a urine test with my pain management. Dr on Thursday if i take a 10mg methadone between 4 n 6 am that morning will i pass my pain management urine test? Must have in my system with 30mg oxycodone to continue my chronic pain management.

2:26 am September 11th, 2016

I have been taking methadone for about six or seven years now along with oxytocin. All of a sudden my doctor has taking everyone off of it, said it was causing people to have heart problems. I am in my pain now than ever. I’m hot, but I’m cold. The only place that doesn’t hurt is my head. I would cry if I knew I wouldn’t get a headache. How long will it take for me to feel better. I took 5mg every six hours.. I’m 50 years of age. And I’ve noticed my blood pressure is the lowest ever been in years, never had high blood pressure. Now its 105/57 heart rate 61. I don’t have the strength to do anything. I’m also on other meds. Lyrica 100mg 4*day, ocycotin 15mg 4*day, baclofen when needed, diclofenac 50mg 3*day, medicine 25mg 3* day, levothyroxine 137mg 1* day, fenofibrate 145mg 1*day, pantoprazole 40mg 1*day, modafinil 200mg 1*day, lot alanine 10mg 1*day, tamale pan 30mg at bedtime, and they gave me clonidine 0.1mg for withdrawal systems but doesn’t seem to be working very well. Any suggestions or help with questions would be appreciated. Thank You, Alena

2:43 pm September 14th, 2016

I currently go to the methadone clinic I drink my methadone orally every single day I also take other medications my clinic is now detoxing me to milligrams a day because I’m coming up negative for Methadone when I first came here I did heroin Dilaudid Blues methadone and I only came up dirty for weed now four years later I’m being penalized for having no Methadone in my system I drink my methadone what do I do

6:29 pm September 15th, 2016

Hi, please help! I have run out of my merhadone for pain mgmt, except for 40mg. I am prescribed 20mg per day. I am 125 lbs. 5’4″ female. Today is the 15th, i took 30 mg on the 13th. I have a urin screen at 10am on the 23rd. When should i take it ans how much in order to pass a urine screen???

I'm an angel mom
5:46 pm September 18th, 2016

On 11-25 -16 it will be ten years since my sons body was discovered. The autopsy said there were trace amounts of methadone in his system. His body was discovered early in the day but not reported until late early evening.
Some of the family members where be was found worked in a pharmacy. They have knowledge of medications.
My head is clear from the meds I was taking.
I waged my own personal war on drugs when I was told that by law I was obligated to tell my employer of my meds I take why I needed them.
I stopped my meds, lost my crappy job and now I am back to searching for answers to what happened to my 19 year old son.

8:09 am September 23rd, 2016

I took a 5mg methadone today I/22/2016and have a pain management appointment on Wednesday 9/28/2016 and I was wondering how long it will take to be out of my system. I. Really hoping it will be gone so I can go to my first appointment and be able to pass and start the meds I need to help. Thank you very much for your help Marcus g

4:44 pm September 23rd, 2016

Marcus , it kinda depends if that was the only day you took it or if you took it the days before too, chances are a week after only taking 5mg you’ll be safe but your body metabolism can add or subtract a day or to as well. I wish you luck!

4:50 pm September 23rd, 2016

To the mother looking for answers, good luck. I hope you find what your looking for. Addiction is an awful thing to live thru and now that I’m clean (9 yrs) and see what it’s like to see the ones you care about struggling I understand that when I was using and thinking I was only hurting myself, I was wrong. If there were trace amounts found in his system it could be from any of many reasons. And unfortunately, you may never find out exactly what happened. But I hope you find what you need to get some peace. <3

4:55 pm September 23rd, 2016

Brandi, if you’re still looking for an answer to your question, demand a peak and trough test. It will show them how your body metabolizes your methadone, maybe your body is using it up too quick and you need to be on a higher or split dose. Good luck!!

6:41 am September 25th, 2016

Will my kids be taken off me if I ask for help to come off methadone?? They are13 4 & 2. I take as I’m addicted to prescribed Valium and didn’t get my prescription and couldn’t look after my kids properly and asked somebody I knew. I take 10 mg every day. I’m scared ill die if I do it myself or should I ?? Only been 6months I be taking it but I’m scared to ask for help in case my children are took away as I am a great mum. Please somebody answer me xx

1:03 am September 27th, 2016

I took 40 mg of methadone. How long will that take to get out of my urine? I have a UA 6 DAYS later.

11:11 pm October 2nd, 2016

I took myself off methadone after 8 years. It took 34 months and now im on percocet for my severe pain along with zanaflex , which i have also been on for 3 yrs. I still feel like im going to crawl out of my own skin. How long should this take to go away. I also want to get off the zanaflex. & do herbal remedies for my pain from giant cell and a brain tumor with seizures. All i want to do is cry. What is normal?

8:21 pm October 3rd, 2016

I have used methadone only in the past 3 days Sunday night was my last 20 mg each day … question is is the standard pre employment drug test …test for methadone and if so how long would I have to wait before I could take my test

3:52 am October 18th, 2016

Ive been taking 5mg of methadone for the last 3months,an decided to just tryin go without..I feel ok for now,but I’m just kinda stressing out a lil bit that I’m gonna start withdrawling..If anybody can give some advice I would really appreciate it..thank you

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