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 Post subject: Coming off of Subutex
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:24 pm 
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I am at the end of my 4th day with no subutex. The withdrawals seem to be very mild if at all. Is this normal? I was on suboxone for a few years, came off for a couple of months, and switched to subutex. I have been taking 4mg to 8mg of sub daily until last Sunday. Tomorrow I am having Oral surgery to have a tooth cut out, which was my original reason for stopping, but it doesn't seem that difficult so I thought I would give it a shot. Now I am afraid it just hasnt hit me yet. Has anyone had anything similar, and any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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I'm sorry that your post slipped my radar and I missed it!

How did your tooth extraction go? You know by now when your withdrawal started kicking in. Because suboxone has such a long half life, it isn't unusual not to notice signs of withdrawal until the 5th day. Is that what you experienced?

Did you stop taking your sub because the dentist was prescribing pain medication and you wanted it to work? Some people with post-surgical pain take a very low dose of suboxone to stave off withdrawal, while also taking the short-acting opiates. It seems to work with some people.

In any case, I hope you're doing well and that your mouth is feeling better!

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The tooth extraction was really easy for me, hardly any pain at all. And yes you are correct about the 5th day. The 5th day was the day of the extraction at 12 noon, and I did start to feel the withdrawals. The dr. was giving demerol as part of anesthesia so that is why I originally quit taking the sub. He prescribed Lortab 7.5 , which I had decided I would try to use and then come off of the tabs and not start back taking the sub. It didn't quite work so well. At work we got a new software program and had training the whole next week, so I had to be alert with all of my attention focused on that. So, I started back taking the sub. The wd's I felt even the fifth day were very aggravating & I didn't feel great, but was mild compared to what I went thru with the xanax.


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