how long do you have to wait to switch from the subutex to the suboxone?? I just don't want to feel like sh*t coming off of the methadone after 3 years... I am so ready to get over feeling like blahhhh when I don't have anything!! I plan on using 4mg of suboxone a day for about 2 weeks so I don't get hooked on that, is this smart?? I WANT TO FEEL NO PAIN!!
Can I take subutex 24hrs after taking 14mgs of methadone?
Question posted by Taraindy29 on 25 Jan 2010
Last updated on 15 May 2018 by Maxwells Hammer
You just asked two diff questions.. What do you really want to know? Is that smart? No so far nothing seems too smart.
From my experience when I was in a detox facilty. I was taking much more methadone(300-350 mg's p/d)for 4 years. They were giving me liquid vicodin for the first five days and on the sixth day they gave me 4mg ofsuboxone and within 20 minutes my whole body went into withdrawl I had horrible cramps in my arms and legs and could'nt stop tossing and turning in bed from the pain it was the worst 3 days of my life switching over from methadone to suboxone. But after about 5 days my body started to adapt to the suboxone. I doubt it will be that bad for because your on a much lower dose. Good Luck
I'll put it to you this way- if you are addicted or dependant or frequent user of opiates, subutex i believe will through you into precipitated withdrawl. Obviously Suboxone will, but i believe even subutex without nalaxone will do it too. I would never even think of buprenorphine in my case (daily clinic)
The best way to do it starts with your usage of methodone. I cannot stress the importance of tapering off methodone. I know it hard but its harder if you don't. Once you taper down to about 10mg daily for a week than start the suboxene treatment when you feel the withdrawal. I have even tapered down to .5mg every two days and quit cold turkey after a week at .5/day. It's the best way. Switching from suboxene to subutex shouldn't be a problem bc the only thing your losing from switching is the naloxone( narcan) that suboxene has.
You need to wait until you are in significant withdrawals otherwise you will suffer like you have never suffered before. Don't you have a suboxone doctor to tell you this??? If you do then he should be monitoring you right now.Good luck...
P.S. Go see a suboxone doctor, you will not make it on 2 weeks after 3 years on methadone. Methadone is nothing like heroin or oxycodone and it needs to be treated as such...
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