I stopped using methadone Sat. No withdrawals at all, thank God. I am still taking oxycodone 10 mg. once a day, and 15 mg. one other time a day. It can be done!! I am still in pain, of course, will deal with that next.
You do what YOU want to do, ignore everyone else. I will put up with the pain, or go back on the opiates at a much lower dose, simply because they don't call to me, and I don't want one first thing when I wake up. I may be dependent on them but I am not addicted to them.
I have been decreasing my methadone dose by 10% every two to three weeks without any withdrawal symptoms at all! I take oxycodone twice a day, and have already begun dropping that dose also. Again, without withdrawal symptoms.