The plan is to be off the Methadone for 3 days and be in withdrawals before I start the Suboxone. Does the Suboxone work for Meth detox? I want to do the Suboxone taper for a short time. I am ok being real sick for a day or 2 just to get off. Shoulf I ask for the clonidine and something for sleep?
As long as you wait the full 3 days (72hours) you should be fine to transfer to Suboxone. Most docs will reduce you to 30mgs methadone before making the switch, but I have seen it done at higher doses. You won't be sick for a more than 24 hours as methadone is a long acting opiate.
Once you are safely over to Suboxone, I really recommend you seek addiction's counseling to help you overcome your issues. Addressing the addiction issues will help you be prepared to be off the Suboxone that much sooner. Take your time and be honest with yourself, you'll know when it is time to taper from the Suboxone.
Hopefully, some of the other folks familar with Suboxone will be responding soon. We are here to support you and encourage you to stay in touch,
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