... pain. Now I need to taper again, but I usually decide I can do it faster and end up sick. Does anyone know or have a just right taper program? I use the strips, so they are easy to tear and I take about 2-4mgs aday right now
Suboxone - okay, I was almost off but then I had surgery. I used the sub after the surgery for?
- 31 Dec 2011 by Hrmnee
- 1 January 2012
- suboxone, opiate dependence, pain, surgery
Added 1 Jan 2012:
I actually did really well after surgery. I used 16mg in recovery, 8 the next morning and then two mgs twice a day for about five days. I just dropped to 2 gms per day a couple days ago.
Hi Harmony - I don't have any personal experience with Sub taper but I do know the person that can help you with this. Her name is Pattishan61 and she has a great taper plan. If you go to her bio she has it all there. She is great and if you friend her or send her a pq she will be of great help. She has helped many on this site that have either successfully jumped off or are in the process. There are others too. Laurie Shay and Robert_325 are two that I can think of off the top of my head. I'm sure you will get other responses to your question but just wanted to let you know that the support for Sub taper is phenominal here. Good luck sweetie. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs.
Your friend -Terri-
I agree to talk with someone like pattishand. Maybe, just for now, stay where you are until you connect with someone.
In the big picture, would aa day here, a week there make a difference? I don't know... just a thought to consider.
I am impressed you chose to use Suboxone as your choice of pain med rather than go to one of the short-term opiates. A very smart decision, I think!
I recommend you taper slowly over time, not too fast. If you are presently taking 4 mgs then drop to 2 mgs a day for at least two weeks, then drop to 1 mg a day for at least two weeks, then drop to 1/2 mg for at least two weeks, then 1/2 everyother day for two weeks, then you should be free to stop. I wouldn't reduce your dosage any quicker than every two weeks. Gonna take ya a couple months to get through the taper, but this should allow you to do it virtually withdrawal free.
Dear Hrmnee. I am glad that your surgery is now over and you are well into your recuperation. I forget how much you had to increase your suboxone and how much you were on prior to the increase. This is important to know with your upcoming taper process. Robert_325 is wonderful and willing to help anyone in your situation. He is much more experienced than I. Pattishan61 is also very knowledgable... I call her the "guru!" Either one can help you with their taper recipes. Since you were not on the increased amount for long, it should take you no time at all to get to the dosage that you were on before you increased. You can then start to taper from that dosage. But I would contact the experts to know for sure.
Good luck and God Bless and Happy New Year... pup
Hello everyone, yes my roomie is still quite sick and in an assisted nursing center, that is why I have not been on. I do work full time too. Anyway, FEAR is your biggest problem when trying to get off any medication, and fear is normal. Try to be determined and unafraid. The situation I imagined when trying to taper off suboxone that helped me was "what if I were stranded on a desert island and had very limited subs supply?" logically I knew that if I tapered slow enough, I would have little to no withdrawal, and that is what happened for me. I dropped small amounts in 4 week increments and when I got down to 1 mg, I upped my support system, began to walk regularly, and got on a low dose of amitriptyline. Sweet lemon cheered me on as did Booter46, and that helped tremendously. I must mention that I actually spoke to Maso, and he said, stay busy, don't be afraid and know that you will be ok.
Fear is hard to get under control, so I always suggest a therapist, an addiction therapist is best as they medically understand what is going on and are huge sources of valuable help, and they can help deal with emotions. I hope you stay here for support, you can read my profile by clicking on my avatar and it might help some also. Love all of y'all and you are still on my mind, just overwhelmed a bit by life and fighting a cold too, yuck. Patti and Happy New Year!
Great to have you back Patti. I have missed seeing you here. I just got back from Texas for Christmas and have been busy so have failed to email but I hope that you have a very Happy 2012.
So sorry to hear about your friend. I hope he turns the corner to being better soon... I will email you soon... love the Pravana product... love, pup
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