I am a 24 year old female who was a heroin user from the age of 19 until 22.. I have been on suboxone off and on through recovery but in the last 2 years i have been on a suboxone regiment that has been steady 4-8mg. I have been through alot, i recently had a baby while on suboxone/subutex.. and went through alot of life changes.. My husband has lost his job and now we have no insurance.. I do not know how it will be trying to get more suboxone but my whole thing now is to stop.. I have stopped before and had horrible w/d and went back on it.. but now i truely need help.. I take about 4mg a day now and have 32mg left.. I am guessing what i should do is start taking 2mg.. and slowly stop.. Its scary to think of what will happen.. I have to take care of an 8month old baby as well as keep up my household.. I guess im just scared.. i know i didn't make it through before.. but i want to so bad now.. plus i can't afford over $500 uninsured medication as well as the doctor trip.. please any advice is greatly appreciated :/
Hi this is kelly and i added you as a friend when i went off suboxone before i had to go slowly i was taking 8mg a day then went down to 4mg for a week then 2mg for a week then keep breaking the 2mg suboxone in half just to have a piece every morning to feel a little better then i stoped and was ok you have 32mg left make it last, start by seeing if 2mgs a day will help you if so then go to half just so your mind knows your taking it.i understand addiction very well so if you need to talk let me know and i will give you my email address,im 29 and live in nc.let me know how you are.
Your determination is a plus. Get all the support you can from family and friends. My daughter was addicted to the suboxin and if she got off it you can do it to. If possible cut it down gradually and if like my daughter you cant be trusted to do it herself (she would find excuses and take more than she should) then have someone do the doses for you. She was an addict for 15yrs. Her husband would cut up the pills cutting her dose by a quarter for about two weeks. A little withdrawl but she got through it. If he cut it to much he would up it just a little. Every other week he would cut the dose a little further. Several attempts to drasticly cut it down didnt work but the gradual cut did. I hate to say it but she did have to get more from the dr. It took about a year and she was taking a few crumbs (more like a little dust) in the end but it worked and she is off it completly now. Clean and sober of everything and has a new outlook on life, she's finally happy again after 15yrs. You can do it I know you can. Good Luck and God Bless you. Carol
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