I normaly take suboxone strips but didnt have any yest! Had taken one the day before but yest I was without any strips of suboxone- so I took four 5 mg HCL methadone yesterday (thruout the day) n 2 today-one at 8am n one at 11! my last one at 11am n I feel like im withdrawling(prob from suboxone strips) which I normally take! I havent done methadone regulary only the last 2 days! I was told the methadone 5 mg HCL means instant realease so maybe I feel like im withdrawling cause the instant release n its out of my system now? Can I take a half of a 8 mg suboxone strip? I dont want to get sick r go to hospital! I dont want to die r go thru withdrawls, r be violently ill! Will I be ok n not have any of this happen if I take my suboxone strip?(half of a 8mg strip?) which is what I normally take! I normally take half 8mg suboxone strip twice a day!
Dear Sally, NO do NOT take any suboxone for at least 36 hours. Both medications are long acting opiate replacements and they are both fighting for the same spots on the receptor sites and they both recede slowly off those site. I am not fussing when I say this next part, but you messed up here by taking the methadone top of suboxone. I realize you haven't had any subs since yesterday, but you are probably already experiencing something called precipitated withdrawal, I.e. Really really bad withdrawal, if you don't wait, it will be much much worse. After the 36 hours from last dose of methadone has passed, take a small fraction. Of the strip, like 1/4 of it, wait 2 full hours and if you feel worse, wait longer, don't take more subs, give it 12 more hours and try 1/4 again, if ok or better then, then you can take the other 1/4 of the strip. If at any point you feel much worse, you are still in precipitation. I am sorry I have to tell you this, but it is true. Patti
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