Thanks Fuck this....its amazing the different way that we experience wds. It depends on many factors as to how each nis affected. Age, time on dope, health, body strength, dose....
Here is my list...keep in mind folks...i'm a 59yo.
Methadone, LAO. a must taper drug, the lower the better, some peeps report hitting a wall at ten mgs. After that, it's pay the piper time. I used a detox place that brought us down over 21 days with SAO's and benzo cocktail. Had a hell of a kick, limp as a rag doll, took several months to get back to a somewhat normal feel. No depression....just body issues. Did have PAWS for several months...entirely managable. Was on it for ten years so I expected the worst....it sucked but I was educated so it was ok.
Suboxzone, another LAO, a must taper drug, like methadone, the lower you get, the easier the jump, I got to .75 before I felt any drag. after that, it was a pain to get to under .25 but worth it. Since sub affects the kappa receptors like SSNIs, it is more of a mental challenge than methadone. Took 3 months for my head to clear, the body was ok after two months. Acute wds were fairly mild compared to methadone kick. I wasnt on it very long...and that i'm sure, was a big factor.
SAO's, oxycontin, oxycodone, held short harsh four day long symptoms but with comfort meds were pretty damn easy. Looking forward to another round in the late spring.
Amphetemines...major crashes for three-four days, depression, binge sleeping, body aches.
It just boils down to what you said....getting off any drug won't kill you....it's entirely worth it. The fisrt 2-8 months is the hardest mentally...after that time truly heals.
10 yrs on methadone
Meth free 10/08
Back surgery 5/12/14
Knee surgery 9/19/14
Oxy free 12/06/14
2017 taper in progress