I've been taking Vicidin for years.. I have been tapering for months.. I am down to 750 a dY.. I do a 1/2 in the Am and 1/2 in the PM..
But lately I've had flu like feelings..anxiety and basically a bitch..
I contacted a doctor that deals with Suboxone but reading about it it seems like another addiction?
Anybody dealt with this yet?
I'm freaking out!
Thanks for your time!!
Should I take Suboxone?
Added 29 Jun 2009:
Sorry.. spelled Vicodin wrong above.. can't figure how to edit...
You can definately use suboxone as a 6 week detox and virtually walk off withdrawl free. I wouldn't suggest staying on suboxone as it is quite a bit more powerful then hydrocodone, also you aren't taking much. What you need is a program to either finish your detox from the hydrocodone or a detox with the suboxone. It's up to you really..Good luck... Dave
You can use suboxone if you want but having tapered down to such a small dose I would cold turkey and use the Thomas Recipe for the w/d symptoms. If you decide you want to do the suboxone route I can help you with making sure you only use it for 6-8 weeks. Too many sub drs want everyone on subs for a long time at high doses. That isn't necessary. Here are links explaining how I suggest using subs. I'm also giving you a link to the Thomas Recipe. Let me know if I can help. Good luck.
In my opinion don't do it! It's 10x harder to come off of and hell. I know I'm doing it now after heroin, methadone and now suboxone. If you must only do a four day protocol... 8mg/1rst, 6/2nd/ 4/3rd then 2mg last and walk away and go to a twelve step program b/c if u don't work on u then u'll never end the cycle. Oh and your state detox maybe offering this or another detox protocol. When u start messing w/ methadone and suboxone your looking at months of w/ds. Hit your knees and talk to God. I'm not religous just spiritual. Find support! God bless u!
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