I posted on here a couple of days ago, I am on 2mg of suboxone dr. wants to start a taper from that. he wants me to start taking the suboxone 2mg half in the morning then the other half in the afternoon, next day only take half of the 2mg next day back to the 2mg and so on for 10 days, after the 10 days he wants me to just take 1 mg for 10 days, then another 10 days the 1 mg,and just quit, he told me he didn,t think he needs to see me anymore, i am very concerned because i don,t think you can just quit after that last 1 mg ,don,t u have to go lower to .05 mg for awhile or something before u just stop, please help me, is there someone that has just tapered off of them that could give me advise,I want to start this taper tomorrow, the doctor has only given me enough suboxone to last through the taper he wants me to do , so once they are gone ,i will be out, don,t know if i can get him to give me anymore.
Yes, you should taper down to at least .5 milligrams and then skip days between doses before you quit the suboxone. My counselor even suggests getting to .25 milligrams and then skipping. Please start some sort of light exercise program along with the taper. The suboxone should be seated well enough on your receptor sites at this point and stay even if you miss a day at 2 milligrams. The exercise triggers the body into sending signals to the brain to reboot the neurotransmitters which will try and fill the receptor sites and then the receptor sites will attempt to release or produce your own endorfins. The exercise really helps and I know it sound weird, but it work. I have brought myself down from 12 milligrams to 1.5 milligrams. At first, i took half the dose in the morning and half in the early afternoon and then after a month, I stopped taking the second dose on a regular basis. I felt no withdrawal this way and I hope it will work for you. Robert has another proven formula, so, read some of his old posts. His screen name is Robert-325. mitjason also list the way he did it. Bupenorphine ( the medicine in suboxone) can last on some people for 5 days without withdrawal If you notice difficulty, please let your doctor know. Best of Luck, Patti
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