I had an injury that required surgery about two years ago. since then I have been taking percs (5mg) every couple of days. The Dr. took me off them 6 months ago so I have been getting them on the streets. I have tried to get off of them so a friend set me up with suboxone also from the streets. My question is what should I expect from suboxone withdrawls. I have been taking 2 mg to start and have tapered of to .5 mg per day. should i even be concerned with the withdrawls or just keep tapering off.
That is a hard one to call since you have only been on it a short time and you are not taking much. It lasts from 24 hours to 5 days, in some people. It is advised to get to .25 mgs and then skip a day for a while, skip 2 days, skip 3 days. You won't feel the withdrawal for at least 3 days after you stop. Keep enough around to take some if you feel withdrawal 3 to 5 days after your last dose, that way you won't go into a full withdrawal, and you can simply take a small amount. If you will start walking or some other exercise that you can do, and kick those endorphins in, it will help heal the brain ( neurotransmitter/receptor sites connection) regulate your sleep/eat/waking cycles and make you feel better mentally or physically. Each person seems to respond differently to suboxone. Good Luck.
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