My doctor prescribed for me Subutex 4 mg twice a day one week ago. Having read Robert 325's stickie, I induced myself at 2 mg, and for the past 6 days I have been taking 0.5 mg twice a day. However, my Blood pressure is still high (168/92) and my pulse is 98. I sweat a lot a night too. I can handle the anxiety. Should I increase the subutex to become asymptomatic, then start tapering, or should I just wait it out until I become symptom free by myself. I'm quitting a 150 mg per day hydrocodone habit of 3 years, and am 68 years old.