I've been on 16 mg daily for a few months, and just switched over to film. Well, I miscounted, and have 1 full film strip left plus 1( 2 mg.) "piece". Can't refill for 5 days. Took 2 mg today, and was going to take 2 mg. (cut from strip) for next five days. Will I get sick? Will I go into w/d? It was just stupid, and will have to be much more careful next Rx. I figured with such a long half life I should do ok. What do you think ? Also have kl... pin for anxiety. Thank you so so much for your answer. dd
Suboxone can remain on the receptor sites for up to 5 days, so, you may be fine. You might and I say might, have a bit of jerking a bit when you get in bed at night. It goes away and shouldn't be bad at all. I noticed when I tapered down, that was one of the only ways I was affected and it really wasn't too bad. You will still be taking some subs every day. Most of us who have been on it were led to believe that we would go into withdrawal at the 24 hour point, and that is not true for most people. I know some people who have just started it and their receptor sites aren't coated really well might, but, the fear of withdrawal is what is bad. I bet you are going to be just fine. Some doctors are even telling people now that they only have to take it every 3 to 5 days when it recedes off the site. Best of luck to you.When I say jerking, I mean the occasional foot kick, not jerking violently or anything like that. It always quit a few days after I'd tapered and started to stabilize at a lower dose.
I have been taking suboxone for 10 months for a back injury. The longest I can go without it is 42 hours before I start to really hurt. I can take 2 mgs a day, and with limited activity it will last about 42 hours before I will take another one. As a homemaker I want to be active for my family. I can take 2mgs a day and that will allow me to do the grocery shopping, cooking, and a little cleaning. ex. the kitchen. ( I have to lay down and rest between tasks.) However, if I want to vacuum, and load and unload the dishwasher, and wash and fold the clothes, I have to take 8mgs each day for pain. ( I still have to rest between tasks.) Hope this gives you an Idea of what my activity level can be with suboxone. I think that you can devide the fils that you have and make it for the next 5 days. Keep calm and rest . Reject anxiety and any conflict-you can make it for 5 days.
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