Suboxone Taper help (been on subox for 3.5 weeks)?
- 14 Jul 2009 by suboxhelp
- suboxone, opiate dependence
I started taking suboxone for my opiate addition that was caused by my back problems and eventual opiate abuse. I have been on suboxone for 3.5 weeks at 16mg a day now. I have been going to NA and AA meetings at a rate of 5 per week and want to get off suboxone as quickly as possible to get back to a normal life. My doctor WILL NOT even discuss a taper plan with me at this point and wants to keep me on for months. I imagine this is so he can continue to get paid. I want off now!
Can anyone help me with how I should do this quickly before my body gets any more dependent on this stuff? I was thinking of going down to 8mg a day for a few days, and then to 4mg a day for a few days and then 2mg a day for a few days and then maybe 2mg every other day. I just want off of this as quickly as possible and am willing to endure some withdrawals, but don't want to relapse or continue to be on it.
Any help is greatly appreciated and please don't give me the standard line of "follow the doctor's orders", as I believe that most docs are just in this business for the money (subox is all he does). Thanks!
16 Jan 2012
I've been on sub for over two years now. First I think it's amazing you got off the other stuff. Maybe your doc is worried about your other addiction over the sub one. Was your other addiction strong?? I never really thought about the doctors' making money off the script , but let's find out exactly how much they make of the suboxine and then we will be able to tell if they want you to continue on their drug rather than the other stuff... you know what I mean? Please let me know what you find out, because I have no clue how much they could be making and it may all make sense now why I have been on it for so long. I remember a few years ago when I had to get off subutex. I was on the subutex for about three weeks and then went to a rehab where I had to get off in one week. Ummmm, it sucked. For me it took about thirty days before I felt normal. I don't think there is a universal withdrawal for all people.
I think it totally depends on the person, the drugs they were taking, and how long they were on them. I trip out on one of my girlfriends who said she was able to come off oxicontin all on her own. I tried to get off oxycontin a few times and for me it was impossible. I think you will totally be able to get off the suboxine if you do it in a taper. I'm sure you hear that from everyone. I think that is for sure a universal feeling that if you stop cold turkey it will be the worst feeling for anyone. I know I was all over the place , but hopefully something I said helped.
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