strips and 8mg pills will help me get threw my withdrawls? I only have 10 sub strips and there 8mg and i have 10 of the 8 mg sub pills, what i am asking is will they help me get threw my withdrawls and what will happen when im out of them, i dont know if i can get anymore when these are gone.. Also im not really sure how to use them as far as how many a day. i know that i am supposed to wait about 16 to 20 hrs of withdrawls before i start taking them.. I got these from a friend who was on them for the same reason i am, to get off his pain meds but hes out of the country and i cant ask him any questions about them.. do subs really work help you threw the withdrawls? I dont know i lost and looking for some help from some of my friends on the site, also i dont know if i need to be on them longer since i only have very few, well 10 of the strips and 10 of the pills.. Thanks for all your help.. much luv! Mickey from chicago.. I would like to ask certain people who know about this issue i am having but i cant ask a personal question for some reason anymore..
Hey mik, please wait 24 hours after last dose of short acting med before starting subs, I know it will be difficult, but if you don't wait, you may go into precipitation and that will be much much worse, I promise you that. Please google the COWS test, that stands for clinical opiate withdrawal scale and you should be at a score of 26 before taking subs. Don't cheat to up your score, be honest with yourself. Start with 1/4 of one of the strips or tablets, place under the tongue and let it fully dissolve. You can take a few sips of water if you have no spit and are having trouble dissolving it. Then after taking the 1/4 pill or film, retake the COWS quiz every 15 minutes for 2 hours. You should start feeling almost complete relief of symptoms within 20 to 45 minutes, and then at the 2 hour mark, you should feel better than you have in years. If you feel worse, do NOT take anymore, that will be precipitation, you will have to wait more time. But usually 24 hours is a good figure as to when it is safe to take suboxone. And if you need more after 2 hours, are feeling better, but still need more relief, take another quarter of the medicine. Wth subs, less is more, believe me. It should hold you withdrawal free and craving free for over 24 hours. Good luck, please please update us friend. Patti
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