About suboxone anyone take half a pill for maintenance then try quarter of a pill?
- 25 Apr 2011 by toobadgirl
- 3 May 2011
Hi there, i am on half an orange suboxone pill and want to get to a quarter of a pill but my q is what will happen? I want to do half one day then quarter followed by 2 days regular dose then quarter dose. So has anyone done this and do you get withdrawals? I took a quarter yesterday at 9am and my full dose today 9:30am and only thing i noticed was diarea at 8am. I dont know if this is related. I have no other symptons other than a stomach ache but i am laying around. i usually am working but had to take care of something this morning. I just wish there was more info out there about the time frame of when withdrawals actually start and if you can still get them even with a reduced dose.
I have been taking 4mg daily since oct 4th. 2010.
Thank you to all the coragious people who post their experiences as I dont know anyone else and am considering going to a narcotics aa meeting tonight to further my treatment.
what do you guys think? anyone here try meetings?
Added 25 Apr 2011:
I think I am ready to start the taper but I can not find any real info on google and non of my friends are in rehab so i have no one in my life to ask
oh my gosh you will do just fine, subxone has a long half life so you probably won't experience any withdrawls exspcially the way you are doing it. i was on suboxone for 5 months and had no problems with withdraw, and i went cold turkey. so i think you will be just fine, you are on such a small dose, i was on 16mg a day and then just quit, which i don't recommend anyone doing, but i know my body and knew i could handle it. about narcotics meeting never been to one, so i don't know anything about them.
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Yes, NA meetings to learn the tools for staying clean are excellent. Find one with sound, long standing people and stick with the winners. Get a sponsor and go to as many meetings as you can.
You really should stick to a constant dose and not yo yo up and down when trying to taper. Stay at 2 mgs for a couple weeks then reduce to one milligram for a couple weeks then one milligram everyother day for a week or so then you can stop. Just my suggestion. I wouldn't try to go any faster and some people say to stay at a particular dose for a month before reducing again.
hey, I've been on Subs for almost 3 years and in the process of trying to come off(not rushing it) I've been a member of a 12 step group for the whole time as well. If it weren't for the 12 step group I would of never made it. My life is amazing today. I have weined myself down little by little just a smaller piece as I adjusted I'd stay with that for about a month and make the piece a little smaller. Each time I felt a bit of discomfort but overall nothing crazy. Now is the challenge to go from the crumbs I'm taking daily to nothing! Lol
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