Hello all, I have been on Suboxone for about 60 days now total, I was having major headaches with that so they put me on Subutex instead. Seems to help a little with the headaches just not much. At first I didnt know how this drug worked, I just went to an addiction specialist and he put me on it. So what did I do? I started taking just like he prescribed. He put me on 16mg a day. I only did that for about a week or two then decided to go down to 12, did pretty well, no problem. So now I am all the way down to 8mg just this past week and I am just really worried of what is going to happen. Since I have been researching this medication it has scared the mess out of me. I really wish I knew what I was getting into before I started. I so far have heard very little good things about Subutex/Suboxone and a whole lot of BAD things and how the withdrawals are horrible. I was on 95mg methadone and decided to stop cold turkey on it and only mad it to day 10. It was the worst thing I have ever gone through. It was horrible. I couldnt eat, sleep, or hardly even move. I have a 2 year old son and it was impossible for me to take care of him when I couldnt even take care of myself since I was so sick. So that's when I went to the dr and got put on Suboxone/Subutex. Is there anybody out there that can tell me something positive about coming off of this medicine. I dont want to be on it all of my life. I would love to be off of it within six months, but I am so afraid because of all of the bad things I have heard. What do I do? Is there a right way to go about this? Should I detox slow, or quick? My mind is just going wild right now and I am so scared. Any info would be greatly appreciated. If there is anyone out there that has tapered off of this medication slowly and it worked and the WD was managable please help me. I really appreciate anything and everything, I am really scared and fear is taking over me right now. Thank you to all.
Robert 325 on this site has a taper plan off subs that works. There isn't much wd off of it when your only on a low dose for a short period of time and its nothing you went thru cold turkey off mmt. I'm on 65mg of mmt and slowly going down to 25 plan on getting on sub then tappering off the Robert way. I'm so excited I can't wait. Start following his plan now you should be fine 60 days isn't long! I was wondering If I could CT off the mmt and go to subs 10 days is nothing compared to the time it will take to get down to 25 stablelize then make the switch.
I hope everything works out for you. Ps. My sons name is Jayden As well.
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