I signed on to this site because I came across your answers to Honey Bunny and others. I saw that you said a 25% taper every four days, I was curious if this is each dose or day. I am on 2.5 (2mg) pills twice a day so 10mg a day. I feel great and everything has never been better, but I am an extreme hypochondriac and I am scared to death to come off. I am a recovering alcoholic and was sober for two years and after a dental operation, i was given percocet and stupidly thought I could take it. I was on it for three months, and went to a detox to come off safely because stopping on my own made me want a drink to get rid of the jitters, and they gave me subutex. My life has taken a dramatic turn for the better, but I still want to come off. Please, anyone's assistance is appreciated. As I said though I am a hypochondriac, and war stories will not help. I just need positive support from someone with experience. thanks in advance
You should go to the discussion forum and start a new thread there. That is where I normally work with people coming off subs. Here is a link to the sub therapy link on the forum where I am daily. I can help you do this relatively painlessly if you will follow what I suggest.
Dear John, I had a very positive experience on suboxone and can tell you that a person can come off of it and be fine. It looks like you have read quite a few horror stories, and I did also. I too was very scared. I came here, Robert_325 friended me almost immediately and told me I would be fine. He was right. I think the reason we see only the horror stories is because the people who come off of it and are fine don't bother writing here about it. The fear of coming off of it makes any little negative symptom worse, so, the hypochondria sets in. You will NOT go into withdrawal by simply tapering your dose down, or even missing a few days doses, let me assure you of that. Robert's taper is fast, he gave you the link to it, that will help you out and you already are on the 2 mgs pills, that is going to help. I was a bit too afraid to come off as fast as that taper went, but did manage to taper down and off with no withdrawal.
I do suggest that you get a counselor who specializes in addiction at this point, it helps add support and the counselor will keep you focused and keep you moving toward your goal. I came across some advice here from a former member here named mpvt and he suggested walking for exercise while tapering down, and he gave the reasons that it worked to help on taper and jump off. He was right. Maso, another person here, said to stay busy, that helps too and make sure you have some support. It can be done, and you will be fine, so, try to start believing that. I also have my taper schedule and tips that I used in my profile story, you could click my avatar to read it for further tips. I am now 6 months off suboxone and perfectly fine. I will be clean 3 years tomorrow and soon you will be able to say the same thing. Best of Luck, you will be in my Prayers. Pattishan PS, nice to see Robert here, he doesn't often come here anymore, Hi Robert and Thank you.,
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