Do NOT chew the Ultram.
You will be through the worst of the withdrawal by Thursday or Friday anyway, so why on earth would you need a methadone clinic?
Seriously, something is not quite right with your story. I read some of your previous posts and you have said that you were on Percocets for three months and now 6 months, at 8-10 a day.
Which is it? 3 months or 6 months?
Personally, I don't know what to make of your story, because it is all over the place in terms of time lines .
I don't know of any PM's who would prescribe someone that many percocets in one day. Maximum daily dosage is more like 6 simply because of the tylenol factor in them.
You are showing red flag signs all over the place and I am beginning to think that the reason you were cut off had little to do with marijuana use and more likely abuse of the pain meds or none in your system because of the spouse situation.
If you do go to a Methadone clinic, you are assuring yourself of no further pain management. Do you know that most clinics require you to sign paperwork that says you are an addict and do you know that methadone is harder to get off of than percocet?
Withdrawal typically lasts 3-5 days, with the first three days being the worst as far as physical symptoms go.
You can go get some immodium AD to help with the bathroom issues, and some tylenol PM to help with the sleep. Some sports type drinks will help with the dehydration.
Chewing the Ultram ER is gonig to land you in the ER of your local hospital if you keep doing your own thing and not following the directions of the doctor. But to each their own I guess.
Something stinks about this story.......what it is exactly, I am not sure.
Just my two cents on this......
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..