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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:06 am 
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Hello all.
I havent posted in a LONG time but, I have been doing VERY well (opiate wise) on suboxone since I started it a year ago.
When I sttarted I was on 12 mgs a day.
In the last few months My does has gone to 4mg's a day, and I am hoping to get off of it.
my taper went as follows.
4 weeks 8mg
4 weeks 6mg
and currently on 4mg's for a week.

I did notice dropping to 4 a bit of sweats and insomnia etc. I am wondering what time frame and doseage I should go from here?
Now my Dr seems to think that just cutting dose in 1/2 for 2 weeks at a time is ok.

Is this correct? I kow its strong stuff, Ive been on it for a year, though I wouldnt call it strong seeing as there is no high as I was used to.

Some may be asking why get off of it? Well,1st off I wasnt addicted to opiated for 20 yrs or anything, really only about a 1.5 years.
I havent had the urges or cravings like I had in a Long time!

I tihnk IM ready, to get off of this.
What is the best taper down going in 2 week intervals. Reason being I see my Dr every 2 weeks and we talk about where IM at and what not.

Im just curious to what a general method is.


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 6:44 am 
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Our " Grand Puba " Dr. Junig just wrote in one of his famous Talk Zone Posts that he feels you should cut back no more than 10% every 2 weeks, I could not agree more, I think the post was a couple weeks ago, look it up, Mike

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