I was on OC for approximately 4 months taking up to 80 to 100 mgs per day. I have been doing sub treatment for approximately 4 weeks. Initially, my doc put me on 8 mg 3 times a day. I quickly realized this was way more than what I needed. I was sick from so much sub in my system. I stopped using it for 7 days and due to the half life, I did not experience any w/d symptoms until around day 5. On day 7 I could not take it anymore so I took about 2 mg of the strip. I quickly realized I could get by with about .75-1 mg per day. I want to taper and be done with this completely.