First off, I wanted to thank everyone SO much for all of your helpful information and stories. Thanks to your help, after a year of taking suboxone I was able to taper down and eventually jump off at .125 mg every other day with literally no withdrawals. The most I was ever taking was 4 mgs a day. I tapered over a period of two months. I wish I could say I had a strict schedule for how I did it but I didn't. Over the two months I had low-mild withdrawal. The hardest thing for me was going from 1 mg a day to .5 mg a day. Then tapered down further to .125 every other day and stopped with no pain.
Unfortunately I'm back. I have a prosthetic eye (which was what started by addiction in the first place) and over the past 6 months the pain has been almost unbearable. Thankfully I got a new prosthetic and the pain is almost completely gone. I have been using roughly 120 mg of oxycodone a day.
This time I have 12 mg of suboxone and I'm going to attempt short-term detox. Believe me, I know the risk of short-term use of sub but because I really don't feel like I want to get high, only take care of the pain, I'm not worried about training my brain to not use.
I really want to include all of you in this short journey. Any suggestions and support would be so welcome
My last dose of oxycodone was 60 mg at 8:30 PM tonight. I'm going to listen to my body and wait until I'm in withdrawal. I'll try to wait until at least 2:30 PM to take my first dose. Definitely don't want to kick myself into precipitated. My plan is 2 mg tomorrow and then really just listening to my body for the next 5-7 days
I'll let you guys know how I'm doing tomorrow (actually today wow I'm up late) and when I take my first dose.