i just started sub a hour ago one 8mg film here is question i was on 70 to 80mg of pain pills a day vic perk ect you no the drill whatever i can get for 3 yrs now i found out about sub on here 2 weeks ago my problem is doc said 12 to 24 hrs before starting sub without pain meds my problem is i waited 20 hrs but i read on here i should have waited 24 hrs my other problem is the last pill i took was a methadone 10mg tablet but that was first methadone pill i have ever took i ran out of pills and that all i had now i am scared because i read i should of waited longer before starting sub and a methadone longer hell i didnt no but since the only methadone in my system should i be fine without sub w/d also i was giving 2 8 mg subs a day film i only took one tonight because i heard people have hard time sleeping on sub and should take earlier in day now tommorrow should i take both at once or take one in morning and one later in day thanks
Hey there, if it was an hour ago, you should be ok - I'm pretty sure you would have already experienced the effects of precipitated withdrawal. And trust me, you would know what that was. I too, was terrified of PC when I induced with the suboxone. If you've just begun, please check out the Need to Talk? forum on this sute and look at Robert's advice. He's helped hundreds of people wean off suboxone. If you're starting at 16mg, that's a HUGE amount and most sub docs have no clue what they're doing. You usually need less than 4mg a day to start and can be off it in a month and a half. PLEASE take my advice - if you stay on it too long and/or at a high dose, the withdrawal will make anything else seem like child's play. Check out the forum here:
I agree with the first answer. There's no reason to take 16mg per day if you don't need it. If the majority of the opiates are out of your system, usually 4mg or less will keep you out of withdrawals. Remember, you can always take more but you can't take less. If the 2mg doesn't work, take 2 more after 2 hours. 16mg is going to be very hard to ween down from. Pattishan61 has great info on her profile. Look her up and read it. She's been there and tapered off with much success!
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