i was given a suboxone script, got myself down to 15 mgs of methadone, then just started the sub 2 mgs then another 2 and so on . got to 16 mgs of sub still had chills and loose of sleep and aching legs, someone please help me get this right-thnx darren
Cant get sub working for me correctly, from 20 years on methadone?
Added 2 Oct 2011:
i dident wait at all just jumped from 15 mgs of methadone to 2 mills of suboxone, patti i really apperciate the help,every halh hour i went up on the sublingual tablets 2 mills till i thought ied loose the chills and it diddent work, am i going to still feel them for a wile ive read how some people lost the methadone chills, sweats,sneezing rightaway or am i wrong,iam frustrated ! i went up on the methadone to 30 mills again to loose the withdrawel it worked my last sub boxone was 4 mills 24 hours ago.my last methadone dose was 35 mills 36 hours ago.which i took ontop of the 16 mills of sub cause i felt it wasent working for being weened down to 15 mills of methadone.did it not work for me because i dident wait 48 hours after my first try at 15 mills of methadone? thans for welcoming me to the forum darren
Dear d, Welcome to the site. If you have very recently make the switch to suboxone, then you may still be adjusting. The switch from methadone to suboxone is the trickiest. You got down low enough, but It takes a bit more time for a methadone patient to adjust because methadone is also an opiate replacement and it too last long on the receptor site, as it recedes off of them, the subs will have more room to sit down. I wish you had added when you made the switch, how long you waited after last use of methadone and how fast you went up to 16 mgs. I also wish they had given you subutex first, it usually is a bit easier for a methadone patient to go on subutex. I know you feel bad, but try to add that so you can get a better answer. Thanks, Patti
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