Help needed going from methadone to subutex?
- 6 Nov 2011 by nsneedingsomehelp
- 6 November 2011
- subutex, opiate withdrawal, methadone
Ive been on methadone for around 18 months starting on 90mg and have now reduced to 8mg for which ive been on for about a month, I have tried to reduce to a 7mg and stuck it out for about 8 days but never felt very good so increased back to 8mg. Ive arranged to get subutex from my clinc on tues at 4.30 and they advised me to have my last dose of meth sun night which means going 48hrs (no Chance) anyway taken my dose at 7pm (sun) I know from looking at the cows guide im going to get to 26-30 points in around 30 hrs based on personal experiance so could some one advise me if I should take another 8 mg at around 10 am tomorrow i.e 30 hrs before my appointment or should I take a smaller dose i.e 8mg / 24hrs x 15hrs = 5mg (Please could someone tell me if this would work) I just don't want to suffer anymore than i need to..
You really will have to wait even tho I know you don't want to in order to avoid precipitated withdrawal. It is actually recommended to wait 72 hours after the last dose of methadone. Both methadone and subtext are long acting meds, if you don't wait, the 2 meds will fight each other off the receptor sites and you will go into precipitation. Methadone and suboxone or subtext all recede slowly from those sites. You are on a small dose of methadone, but you still need to wait, the subs will need the whole receptor site. I do wish you the best and hope you will update us. Pattishan61
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