This might be a confusing question but for the last 4 yrs I have been on methadone. In the last 2 yrs I have gone from 110mg down to 3mg.
MY counselor always assured me I would feel almost nothing from tapering if we went slowly. Meanwhile, while I was tapering I was taking lots of psychedelic drugs (2c-i, acid, ketamine, 2c-b) which recently I have cut back on. (i think they might have been masking the side effects of the tapering)
My question is this. I am starting to feel extremely fatigued, depressed, and I can barely sleep and am getting the classic tingly painful skin, hot flashes, etc (in the last month i was dropped twice, to 5mg and now to 3mg)
Part of me is convinced it is from the Methadone tapering but my clinic completely denies that I should be feeling anything from my last drop or two.
So then I wonder if taking a lot of psychedelic drugs could have brought this on? I know that people doing tons of speed do get tired when they stop BUT what about the not being able to sleep and the horrible skin feeling?
I would love to know if anyone else has started feeling horrible from methadone at around the 3mg/4mg mark and if so, how long did it last, and what would you recommend?
My clinic wants me to go all the way down to 1mg, some people have recommended suboxone but i dont want to be on something else for another year, etc.
the worst part of all of this is that i believed my clinic when they told me over a year ago that tapering would end up being a pretty painless process.
now i can barely go to work
what to do?