I am 36 years old and have been using off and on for 20 years, but heavily for the last year and a half after some plastic surgery in 2008. I was up to 40+ Norco daily, sometimes Soma, Zanax and Methodone. I am on the verge of losing everything. My husband has had enough. He took a week off of work last September to help me through "cold turkey." On day 9, he went back to work and I went straight to the Dr. - big surprise! I finally convinced him that I could not do this on my own, and we researched Suboxone. I really think I have found my answer. I feel amazing right now. I was inducted at 12 mg, and the Dr. told me that if I needed it, I could take 2 mg this evening. Then tomorrow I am to split the 12 mg into 3 4 mg doses. I took the extra 2 mg tonight - then got mad at myself because I DIDN'T really need it. I guess the addicts habits die hard!!! Is it okay that I took that extra 2 mg dose really??? And I've heard that dosing Suboxone at 3 x daily is unnecessary??? Any feedback???
dont be mad at yourself, i think alot of people do that with subs, i did a couple of times thinking i would catch a buzz and thats my old behavior. subs were made for once a day dosing. i know people who take it twice a day never really heard of three times a day unless for induction period. but if your doc says three times day i would do it it will even itself out in about three days because of the long half life. your on your way and i believe this will be a better path for you, just take whats prescribe and not more, you could double your dose and you wont feel any diffrent(im not saying too try that,i know people who have and its counterproductive. good luck and remeber what it was like to be in active addiction.subs do and will work, you will hear horror stories but alot of that is because people come off too fast. I believe staying on the lowest dose possible and then take it from their. good luck
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