I am currently prescribed 2 8mg suboxone 1 time a day. I am trying to ween mydelf off of them. I took only one for 2 weeks and I am currently only taking half once a day.. I need to know where to go from here. So far I have not experienced any detox symptoms and would like to keep it that way. Any suggestions on how to break it down any further? THANKS!!!
I just saw my sub doc today. I was on 60mg of methadone for 17 months then switched to subs.I started small at only 4mg a day of subs. Remember subs have a half life of around 36 hours give or take so sometimes it wont hit you until day 3-5 and i dont know what your habit was. He said go slow.if you are comfortable were your at and not having withdrawal I would wait 1-2 weeks before you make any change, right now its seems your on 4mg a day. I went down to 2mg a day. I went to 3mg first and waited about one week and then to about 2mg and still feel fine right now. I feel the slower the better but everyone responds difrently. the next step for me is going to 1mg a day and staying for about two weeks then going to .5 and staying a week and then .5 every other day then every 3rd day. interesting my sub doc said he has one pateient that takes it every 4 days of .5mg sub and they do fine.Do what feels comfortable for you i think the main thing is if your going down then your heading in the right direction and its not a race. I know people who swear by it and they function fine on it for years at lower doses and some people just use it to get over the hurtle of the initail opiate/opiod addiction for about a month or two. thats what I am doing I personally dont want to be on it that long. Good luck hope this helps some.
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