i am on day 3 of suboxone treatment,8mgs 2 times a day,got some advice not to take n e after 3pm and that should help me sleep??i just took 1 at 6 a.m so should i take another around 3 or 5 p.m??i feel soo restless,cant sit still,cant sleep,cant eat?may be in to much?i dont know just wanna be able to sleep,tried 6 mgs of melatonin last did not help,slept if u wanna call it that for 3 hrs... this is no fun:(
Many docs start you off on too much Sub. I saw why on another board. One person was started on too little, the weekend came he was running out, and he was going to relapse to Heroin. We all told him to take the extra he needed and call the doc leave a message, etc. But we said to take extra, he did, and didn't relapse.
I also think you're on too much. Since some docs throw you out when you change the dose without their say so, I have to tell you to call your doc and ask him. But if 8 mg all at once is making you feel restless, my idea would be to cut the AM dose down to 4 mg and take another 4 mg at 5 PM. I'm guessing 8 mg is all you need. It might help if I knew what you were on before Sub? Sometimes that matters, but not always. It did with me. So this is my 1st guess with you. My 2nd idea is take 4 mg at 6 AM, another 4 at 12 noon, and then 4 mg again at 5 PM. In other words cut the dose to 12 mg a day. But I want you to call your doc and get his OK to do one of these plans. It is true that Sub prevents many people from sleeping, and they can't take it later than 5 PM. I also once found that more than 5 mg a day prevented me from sleeping. I think you need both less, and to take the last dose earlier. So call your doc and see what he wants you to try.
Let us know what happens.
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