I have approx. 30 Suboxone 8 mg strips left and recently lost my coverage due to unemployment. Where can I find a " workable" effective tapering schedule that will not cripple me with withdrawals during my job search? Thank you in advance.
Dear Rob, welcome to the site. If you will click on my avatar, it will take you to my page, and you can reqd my prqofile story, it has the tqpe schedule i used to get off withdrawal free, its sow, and i did list all tips i used. To Reach Robert, look for th forum/ discussion board prompt which shows up as txt on the right side under the blue banner with clickable tqbs. Will say forum/ discussion boards. Also when you hit the community tqb q prompt for th forum pops up, click thqt qnd write his name in your thread, he pretty much works on that pqrt of the site. Patti
Dear Robert... I think if u follow patti's taper plan u will be fine. It goes a bit slower than Robert's, therefore really minimizing any withdrawal symptoms. I am currently using patti's plan myself.
The physical exercise is a key.
Even though Robert has not gotten back with u, if u click onto his avatar, u can read his induction, maintenance, and taper plans. Many people have used this with success also.
I tend to like the slower method but everyone is different. They both work.
U have to remember how long the half life is of buprenorphine. Also, it has such a strong affinity for the "mu" Opiod receptor site. In addition it is very lipophilic (fat loving)--- it hangs around in fat cells for a long time. These r all the reasons it is tricky and tenacious from which to withdraw. But, if patient, it can be done successfully.
I don't know about u but I cannot wait to be off of suboxone. It was a life saver but it is time to get off.
Good luck and be well. Welcome to the site. Keep us posted. Pup
Welcome to the family, I'm struggling with tapering off percocet 10/325, but I'm sure the withdrawals are very similar. I wish you the best luck and success. Don't give up ever, keep at it and come back to the site for support. There are many people with all different taper plans. One thing I've learned ia everything is all trial and error. I will continue to seek support and try different taper plans till I succeed. Best to you, helpmehawaii
Hi,I only like to say that pattishan61 gave me a similar advice and it is working,Thanks patti... 6 :))))
If you need to talk or another thing just pm me,I m in my 6 day of tapper and I feel relatively fine,to be sincere last time I do it could turkey and it was hell,now I m follow patti... 61 advice and it´s perfectly manageable.
Thanks all for your input/support. I have been on both Subutex and Suboxone for 7 years. That's right - 7 years. First it was Subutex then at my insistence, Suboxone. Of course the doctors in SoFla insisted it wasn't addictive, even though the pharma manufacturer's site eventually warned otherwise. Now, I am down to about 1mg of a strip a day, lost my job and in short, my insurance and have 29 8mg strips left. Anyone have a good taper from 1mg/day to none with little discomfort?
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