Have been on subs for appx 5 years, when starting this treatment this same dr. told me if needed this medication can be a lifelong treatment. Now without any consideration of my thoughts, circumstances and relapse issues doc has cut daily dose to less than 2mg a day. I currently am suffering from horrible w/drawls, family and work severly impacted and doc isn't listening. His answer is new meds to counter wdrawl symtoms clonidine,amptriptline,RLS medication, etc. Does anyone have suggestion of what I can do to stop this taper? Is finding a new Doc a solution? I know I am not where current doc thinks I am as far as ready to be off subs, I am capable of relapsing if subs not available, as I have already used due to script running out. Please any suggestions any one has I will accept with open and non critical judgment. Thank you so kindly for reading this long question!!
Yes, you could find another suboxone dr. There is no one size fits all with suboxone treatment and some people do need it for life if they are so addicted to opiates that they relapse if they run out. Then there are people like me, who, if I hadn't just pushed for tapering off, I would not have been permission to try. You may be charged another induction fee and the prices on induction fees and office visit fees vary pretty much on suboxone, so, go to suboxone.com, look up the drs in your area and call around for prices. You didn't mention the addiction counseling that is supposedly mandatory for suboxone, but if you ever want to come off of it in the future, the therapy will help guide your through that and heal the emotional issues that help foster addiction and cause relapse. I hope you won't take that as critical, it was not meant that way, it means that people who are wishing to come off stand a much better chance of coming off and staying clean if they do the therapy. Many who come here read answers and never post of join, so, sometimes I do put what I feel might be pertinent stuff in my answer and suboxone is such a complicated medication that we almost have a suboxone answer stalker group around here, so, don't feel I am judging you, I am not. Best of Luck, Pattishan ps sorrya, most subs posts are about 3 times as long as yours, but I like to read, so, no bother
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