I am slowly weaning myself off methadone but have never been a heavy user. Never more than 20mg a day but mostly 10-15 mg. I am on my second day of taking 5mg. I have one more 10mg pill left and want to take suboxone to help with my withdrawls because I have 2 small kids to take care of. Since i am at a low dose of methadone do i still need to wait a few days before starting suboxone. I only plan on taking 2mg or hope i only need 2mg a day for 4 days to get straight.
Yes, there is some wait time before switching but I have no idea how long. Both methadone and suboxone stay on the receptor sites in the brain for a few days and there has to be no pain med at all on those sites for the suboxone to work and not throw you into precip wd's/ If you know how to go to the forum and start a thread to Robert-325 and ask this, he may know how long. i am sorry, I think It varies, but I don't know how long to tell you to wait. It sounds like you are doing this without doctor supervision, Robert will probably be your best bet for accurate infor. Switching form methadone to suboxone is a special thing and not like going from perc to subs. Go to community button, click, look for forum/discussion board prompt and click that. Then look for top members, you should see Robert_325. Good Luck dear. Pattishan
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