... been on the methadone maintnance program since october 2009. So basically ive been on it about 1 year, 4 months. I started at 40mg and worked up to 70mgs in 5mg increments. So within a week i was on 70mgs basically and have never went higher than 70. I am currently in the process of switching to Suboxone. Im tired of being a slave to the clinic everyday and i dont care for what the methdone makes me feel like. Im constantly tired and its just interferring in my life. I have a 2 year old son and i feel like a dunce because half the time i get home from work, im so beat i just wanna sleep and it feels like im neglecting him some. Ok so heres my ? My last dose of methadone was on Sunday morning at 7am and today is the followin wednesday. How long should i wait before i take my first dose of suboxone?my dr said the worse i feel before i take my dose, the more effective my dose will be. Is this relative to anyone else who has made the switch? i scared to death of takin it to early cause ive heard that it will put your body into severe withdrawls almost instantly. Any insight into this topic would be greatly appreciatted... Thank you all!!!