I just started subs two weeks ago, and I started with 24 mgs the first 3 days and I have been on 16 mgs since. I did blow my back out about 5 weeks ago and may need surgery, but I told all my doctors NO OPIATES! And my sub doctor said I can use Sub's for the pain, and that's why I might be on sub's for a few months or I would like to do that tapering program I 've been reading from Robert_325 I believe. So my question is being on sub's for a few months at 16 mgs can I still use that tapering formula I mentioned?