Quitting oxycodone with methadone+loperamide- 7 weeks clean - Part 18

By paregoric · Jan 19, 2015 · ·
  1. Re: Quitting oxycodone with methadone and loperamide- almost out of the woods (i thin

    hey cbabycee, i really do think the rls has a lot to do with methadone, even a short course like i did. Ive never had rls in previous kicks except for the times when methadone was involved (right now and a previous in patient detox). i thought maybe it was just me but thats interesting to know that others have seen a difference between a meth kick and other opiates.

    ive been taking both ibuprofen and paracetamol (not at the same time though) and it helps with the pain a little bit, but hinestly the issue is restless legs, not so much actual joint pain anymore. i think last night may have been simply the bad effect of drinking, having a cig or two, and a heat wave that simply wont break. its been 35 celcius pretty much every day for weeks now. and no air conditioning. uggh

    anyways, im pretty happy with where im at, things are improving, only slower than i had hoped. in a couple hours i wrap up day 9 sober.


  1. cbabycee
    Re: Quitting oxycodone with methadone and loperamide- almost out of the woods (i thin

    Wow 35 c believe me it's much easier doing a detox in heat than at -3 like it is here!!

    I was gonna suggest a hot water bottle, but I think u have found what I have and that is if u concentrate on something he rls goes away. But yeah deffo rls bad in methadone. Previous detoxes I have done I have been on crack aswell and they were always the worst. They say methadone gets into the bones, and comes of the bones, I always imagined it coming out of my joints lol - it is horrible, I found in jail they gave us mertazipne (sp) and lofexedine and these always made my rls a lot worse too.

    I don't know what they are called in the us. Have you considered that possibly one of the meds is exacerbating the rls?

    And why not take paracetamol and brufen at the same time, it's perfectly fine to do.

    Mine only ever lasted a few days, the last time I tapered of the meth right down to 10mg the. Jumped but I was ready and had no thoughts of using. I am one of those who can talk themselves into a serious rattle, but I have recently found I am also capable of talking myself back out.

    What about support bandages on ur knees?? It may assist you? Couldn't kill to try x hoping your doing ok x
  2. nursemarie
    Re: Quitting oxycodone with methadone and loperamide- almost out of the woods (i thin

    See I guess I'm still having the same problem and I'm almost a month out. Very disruptive to sleep
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