OMG do I know what you mean! I've found a HUGE difference (not just
me, all of my friends who have tried the white vs. orange) wafers, and
even between those, the orange ones HAVE to be stronger....they're
supposed to be the same but they're not! I'm going to see this doctor
next wk, and I'm wondering how to get the orange disks instead of the
white...do you happen to know? Just ask for the orange dispersible
diskettes? I think they're supposed to be orange-flavored.
Anyway, back to what we were saying (sorry for going off on a tangent!)
I've read in medical books, researched online, and I find that it SAYS
that the wafers only last 6-8 hours....although I know when I go to the
clinic, (I'm on the liquid, I was on 130mg, I was doing the detox, so
by the grace of God I'm actually down to 65mg...but its HARD..I had
just got my body adjusted to 65 when I ran into a BUNCH of wafers, and
I take an average of 160-270 mg (today) dosage...anyway, I notice that
the liquid does last 24 hrs, but I do remember when I was at the higher
dosage, that if I dosed at 8 am, by 4-5 pm I would start feeling BAD.
So thats why they kept raising me.
I agree w/ you, I am SOOO SO sorry I ever started methadone
maintenance...but me being an addict I couldnt suffer the week of
intense w/d's - so I got my medicene the next day at th clinic...I was
planning on doing a 2 week detox...stay on it long enough to get the H
outta my system, then come off the done before I got hooked on
that...but those damned clinic ppl. have a way of sucking you in.
Their business is MONEY, not US......if you detox & stop going, they
lose money...it sucks!!!!!
Anyway, listen to this person - please think *3* times before doing
methadone maintenance...they said it BEST - LIQUID handCUFFS...cant do
anything or go anywhere cause you have to always go to the clinic!
Anyways, take care - I wish you the best of luck!
> I have been on this clinic for about 8 or 9 years now. I have not had a
> dirty urine in over 5, But recently I did. I was caught trying to fake
> it too ( long story) my stupidity only. Anyway I have been getting 2
> weeks worth of take homes for the past few years now. And have been
> taking the orange diskettes.
> Anyway they had a meeting this past thursday an I T I meeting or
> something which included all of the counsellors in the place and the
> doctor, like a hearing on my life, since they have so much control over
> it and me as well. Anyway they decided that they were going make me
> start coming twice a week again instead of once every 2 weeks. And that
> they were also going to take away the diskettes from me FOREVER! And
> place me back on liquid.
> I'm doing horrible on the liquid, I feel terrible, I just want to sleep
> all the time and have no energy I feel dizzy and the more I take the
> worse I feel. I'm told that basically it's all in my imagination.
> Has anyone else experienced this? My body was so used to the diskettes
> for about 3 years and now I'm on the liquid with no hope of getting my
> pills back again. I have a doctors appointment in two days Wednesday,
> I'm going to try to explain this to the doctor but I'm sure he will say
> " it's the same medicine in a different form", if so I'm going to start
> detoxing, I can't bear to feel like this. I thought the clinic was
> supposed to look out for your best interest but they don't they only
> look out for THIER best interest. Once your trapped(liquid handcufffs)
> that's it. Not only are you highly addicted to a drug that completely
> controls your life, but you are controled by the people at the clinic
> as well. They have the power to completely destroy your life.
> Please think long and hard before getting on maintanance. For anyone
> considering it. I only can hope that my detox isn't as long and hard as
> people say..............I want my life and my health back.
> Is it in my head with the liquid vs the diskette? or has anyone
> especially being on the diskette for a long time and switched, feel a
> big difference like me?