How fast is tapering possible without feeling any withdrawal symptoms?
I tapered down to nearly zero some times and the last step then actually was easy. But I had a lot of time when I did this.
As I was stable on methadone and had no cravings for heroin anymore and did not take any heroin beside the methadone, I started tapering. It took 20 weeks.
I started with 100mg methadone.
1st week 100mg
2nd week 90mg
3rd week 80mg
4th week 70mg
5th week 60mg
6th week 50mg
7th week 45mg
8th week 40mg
9th week 35mg
10th week 30mg
11th week 25mg
12th week 20mg
13th week 15mg
14th week 10mg
15th week 7.5mg
16th week 5.0mg
17th week 2.5mg
Then I stepped to a little subutex and tapered further down with this.
The last step was so easy there I didn't feel any withdrawal symptoms at all.
This time, it is different. I want to get clean as fast as possible.
But I also want to have a withdrawal as easy as possible.
I need to taper because I am dosed too high now.
I don't want to feel withdrawal symptoms during tapering. This would lengthen the withdrawal process. I dont't want to feel a little withdrawal over a long time. Then it would be better to feel heavier withdrawal but only for a shorter time.
So ... How fast can I taper without feeling symptoms? What do you think is possible? I know that every body reacts i a different way. But I would be glad if somebody could tell his/her experiences.
A friend of mine was in a detox clinic. He was there nearly 2 weeks and they gave him methadone. Tapering was very fast and he was in withdrawal all the time. This is not what I want. I want to taper as fast as possible without feeling bad. How much time should be calculated?