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mg,

That's a perfect example of what a head game Suboxone wd is!! You were out riding, doing what you love and look how easy the day went by. I know for the most part, during sub wd, our brains are screaming at us to sit on the couch and not move....it's the worst thing you can do, trust me....that's what I did and it was awful.

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Awsome job mg! Reading about your tamper has givin me some hope for when I make my attempt to reduce my dose. Keep up the awesome work. We are proud of you

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Yup your so right Romeo!!! I was up late with the bf so I slept in today gonna hit the gym tonight . I didnt have time to think about suboxone yesterday I was to busy riding and exploring different places on the motorcycles. Right now I feel ok also, and I am only goign to focus on today


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Yup your so right Romeo!!! I was up late with the bf so I slept in today gonna hit the gym tonight . I didnt have time to think about suboxone yesterday I was to busy riding and exploring different places on the motorcycles. Right now I feel ok also, and I am only goign to focus on today


I just love reading your posts. You are very inspiring. You will get there before you know it, for one because you have a fantastic outlook, and with the excersize, and staying active that seems to be key in this. I look to your words for encouragement and just wanted to give you a big hug for that!! I just can't stress enough how much easier this feels with such an amazing group of people to follow this journey with!!
Kudos to you, You got this!! You really really do!!
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thanks for the hug rain I always can use a hug and one back at ya

So I guess I am officially at .25 ( still going one day at a time) I hit the gym this morning and ran 2 miles after I did my weight thing...... feeling a little discomfort but not enough to really complain about .

every day that passes we are one day closer to our goals .. now off for a long hot bath ( they wok wonders )

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well last night I had the "flu " symptoms with crawling skin but it was tolerable, I took a clonidine, a piece of klonapin ( 1/4th) and my ambien and slept really well. Woke up a little achy but I am going to hit the gym here soon which should help. sticking with .25 still... gonna stay at that dose till my body adjusts. Spending the night at my bf house and that always helps the wd.

I am one day closer to my goal today ............................................


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I am feeling a little "bad ass" today so I decided today would be a good day to skip a dose.... I feel a little achey and skin crawling but the colanadine seems to be helping and I am in a BRING IT ON mood so I will make the best of it and get thru it once again bringing me one day closer to my goal......................................


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spoke to my dr last night I was feeling the missed dose more then i wanted to but looking back it could have been worse... my dr suggested I wait another week at the .25 then try skipping a dose every 3 days... so I did dose today.. gonna try to not obscess about it and think about just getting thru this day.............


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It's hard to turn that obsessive mind off, isn't it?

I like your doctors suggestion to stay where you're at for a little bit, then skip a dose every 3 days.

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Hey mg....I hope you are feeling good today! I have decided in the last day or so, that I need to stay on the 1mg/.5mg for a while, and get my body adjusted to that, and be comfortable. I had some rough days, but nothing bad enough to make me want to go back to the 2mgs a day. That being said though, I feel that I needed to slow down my mind even more. I had some sort of an awakening I guess you could call it, and realized that if I push to hard I will end up going backwards. I just have to much to risk if I fall to hard. I agree with you and your dr on staying at the .25 until you are comfortable. You are doing so well, I look to your posts alot, and have read them a few times this week just to keep my mind in place in this whole thing!! You gave some great helpful suggestions....I know we have to just keep reiterating to ourselves that slow and steady wins the race every time! I keep saying that to myself over and over! LOL
I've developed the "shakes", though they come and go, but right now that is my worst sypmtoms...It's hard to be at work, and have to have very steady hands and then all of a sudden they are shaking like crazy. I put a call in to my dr this morning to see what he can suggest for it, so we'll see what he says. Because I do feel so good on the 1mg days I'm also considering doing 1mg daily until I feel stable enough to go down, and then maybe do .75, I don't know, but I do know I had to slow way down, and just focus.
so sorry I just rambled there, didn't mean to do that to you! LOL Just wanted to mainly say, hang in there, you'll get there, and I hope you feel good!! I'm in this with you!!
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Man oh man, you are doing so very well!! You are actually going quite fast, you know. So, give yourself some big kudos for that. This is somewhat like an experiment to me, because I tapered from 8 mg starting in late Oct. and I'm still at 1. The big difference is that I don't work out like you. I mean, I'll walk or play with my kids or skate or whatever, but I'm not doing the real stuff. I think the exercise helps tremendously. IDK...maybe I'm just retarded, lol. I wake up with crawling skin every darn day, but after over three weeks at this dose, it is finally getting better. Why would I get so many symptoms and you wouldn't, other than the fact that you work out like crazy and I don't? We're having yet MORE snow, so maybe I'll drag my butt up the mountain and do the snowboarding thing tomorrow.

mg113, I wish we lived by each other so we could go riding!! I'd scare the heck out of you in the Dune Buggy and you could scare the heck outa me on the bikes!! I still kinda suck at riding my motorcycle. I freeze up sometimes. I think my parents did me a great disservice by not letting me have a motorcycle when I was a kid. I've fallen a good number of times and that's okay. I'm apparently a great faller and always push the bike away. Twice now I very nearly hit a horse, which was scary. You go around a corner and BAM! There's a gigantic horse in the way. I will tell you how small my current bike is once I get a bigger bike. :D I wish you were here and could give me lessons. It doesn't help me one bit to watch my husband buzzing back and forth on one wheel with a big dumb grin on his face. :wink:

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Rain your not rambling your making sense and hugs back at ya. I am going to listen to my dr.... I just kind of want to keep track of how I am doing so I just post it here.

I feel fine today on the .25 dose, especially after nothing yesterday...; but I am going to wait an extra week and do the 3 day skip.. I am trying hard to only focus on today the one day at a time thing :) cuz I get so damn obscessive and then I get hard on myself. I am so competitive that i compete with myself and end up pushing to hard so I am going to go slow and easy this time... I have nothing but time on my hands lol


ladder DUNE BUGGIES SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF ME... but Bikes .. thats my thing. I do believe the working out makes a big big difference in the withdrawal...............I can handle muscle pain from pushing myself with weights so my theory is ... if I really push hard then the pain from weights will be worse then the pain from withdrawal.. needless to say my body is shredded lately from me pushing so hard which is not a bad thing for me eitther :)...

we are all in this together.... one day closer to my goal...........

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I was fine yesterday on my .25 and today I feel good so far but last night my son who is in the military and leaving for afghanistan on the 19th suprised me by walking into my house about 9pm.... he has been at ft bliss training and I thought he would be home on leave today so now keeping things in perspective the next 10 days i will feel good cuz I get to see my boy before he heads out to the sandbox..............


and another day under by belt one day closer to my goal :)


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Wow, what an awesome surprise to see your son!!

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Romeo I couldnt have asked for anything better then to see my son a day sooner, plus my dad is visiting from out of town :)

I had a sore throat and fever yesterday ( sure its nothing to do with subs) took nyquil last night and the fever is gone so I am gonna hit the gym today ( yesterday can be my one off day this week).

I am posting on here every day so I can go back and see my progress.... but I kind of messed up last night and here is how.. my dad is sleeping in my bedroom I am in my extra bedroom ( cuz my cats cant get in my room and my dad hates them lol) anyway when I took the nyquil I forgot to take my subs out of my bathroom so I cant dose right now cuz dad is sleeping and I dont want to wake him up.. thinking about just skipping again today.. it might be a good day to skip as I will be busy with my son and my dad all day we have plans to hit the casino, them me and my boy are gonna go motorcycle riding .... anyway I will play it by ear and see how I feel :):)

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Still no dose and I feel absolutely fine.... gonna go do my 2 mile run then ride my motorcycle.. think this will officially start missing a dose every 3 days for a couple weeks then go from there :):)


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so are you taking .250mg every other day? let me know how that works out w/d wise because i am at a low dose too but havent started skipping yet becuase Ive been swamped with end of the semester school work. If you are feeling good I might try it. Thanks.


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Not every other day every third day I am skipping and this is the second time I have done it ( started 3 days ago I skipped as well), today hasent been so bad but I worked out for hours, did things I love like ride my bike,, spend time w my family and hit a casino lol not sure if being busy helped.. and I am drinking a few protein shakes per day.... and if it gets bad I can always take my .25 and wait but so far so good :)


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yeah thats a good idea every 3rd day skipping, just to kind of get some of it out of you system so it doesnt stack up as much. going to have to try that. interested in how this taper goes for you so ill definitely be checking here for updates. thanks and all the best.


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I survived yesterday did my .25 today so today should be smooth, last night I woke up around 3 flipping like a fish so I took a hot bath and was able to go back to bed ( didnt need a clonidine) so I am off to get my morning workout


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