I have been on suboxone 8/2 mg for 6 years..What is the correct way to come off suboxone? Do they give you subutex indstead??How much how many days? Need help thank you..Julie
22 Sep 2011
Hi, and welcome to the site. If you go to Pattishan's and click on her avatar (cartooon pic) she describes her experience with suboxone taper that she successfully did with little to no withdrawals.
I am currently still on subs for my fibro, however when I do begin my taper I will be following her lead.
Also, LaurieShay can help with tapering as well.
I DO know that both attest to exercise being key to a better, more pleasant taper.
I wish you the very best!
23 Sep 2011
I am on day 4, I went fishing this morning in 65 degree weather in upstate NY. I slept fine. You can do this if you want! Period. find a taper that works for you. Then find a 1 or 2mg Jumping off point. I chose 2mg. You need to take your time before jumping off. have a plan, keep a positive attitude. I had been sober off of heroin,alcohol, and mj for 6 years. Unfortunately, while going through interferon I was given Tramadol. And I had no idea it was addictive. Then my doctor put me on subs to get off trams. first 8mg 3x a day, then 2x a day, then 1x a day. Not painful. This is where it gets tricky, cut up your subs, or film(much easier to cut), into approx 2mg strips or pieces. You will do fine. This is when the doctor comes in. Find an outpatient Detox, and see a doc/psychiatrist, they will give you the meds you need to handle the detox. You can over come anything you put your mind through.
YOU WONT DIE FROM KICKING, stay in bed if you have to, but when you go through hell, keep on goin! you'll come out on the other side. And Just imagine the day that you don't have to take anything. I have seen the other side of the mountain, and it is beautiful... Keep on truckkin and laugh, cry, and pray to your higher power.
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