I've been perscribed 8mg a day since March. I was a heavy Heroin and opiate user for about a year and a half before that. Sometimes with the 8mg-a day dose (even the tablets) it just doesn't work as well me for me, it's hard to describe and I run out before my next refill because sometimes I take up to16mg but no more. My doctor is always trying to "rapid ween" me off when I fail a drug test for THC too. It pisses me off bc I'm not using opiates you know and I don't look at marijuana as a big issue, but thats just me.
But I'm sick of having to rely on another opiate.
Do you think it would be a problem if I talked to my doctor about switching to the generic subutex because of price( I have no insurance, I pay out of pocket) and the side effects I'm having with the strips? I've been reading alot about subutex and I would perfer to switch and ween of within a months time. It says you can sleep alot better and their easier to ween off. I would rather ween off of just buprenorphine rather than trying to ween of buprenorphine and naloxone both. I need some answers I see my doctor on Monday.