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 Post subject: Completely Overwhelmed
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:31 am 
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Hey guys!
Clean since August! Woot!

So I've been perscribed 8mg three times daily. As luck would have it, I'm totally broke. I'm unsure about taking matters into my own hands. Id like to half my dose to make it last longer. However, I'm anxious about doing so. Its been working so far and I don't want to put myself in a position where my sobriety would be hanging by a thread. I don't know what to do. I don't have much experience in these matters.

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In my opinion, you would be completely fine on 16mg per day and you would probably be fine on 12mg too. If I were you, I would drop to 16mg first, you shouldn't even notice a difference. I'd give it a week there, then I'd shoot for 12mg. Either new dose should keep you above the "ceiling" dose of Suboxone and keep all your opiate receptors saturated, therefore, you should be A OK.

Congratulations on being clean since August!! Woot!! :)

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Congratulations on being clean since August! That is great!

And yes, I think you should be fine lowering your dose. Anything over 4-8mgs will keep you above the ceiling affect of suboxone and you should be ok.

In my opinion, 24mg is a bit too much anyway, unless you're dosing for pain as well as addiction. I don't know what your DOC was or how much you were using, but in my case, I was addicted to hydrocodone and taking anywhere from 15-20+ 10mg pills per day. I was prescribed 16mg of suboxone 5 months ago, but for the last 4 months I've only been taking 4mgs daily. 16mg was just way too much for me, I soon found out and I started lowering my dose until I found what worked for me. 4mg keeps the cravings away and I haven't slipped up once.

Now, I'm not saying that will work for everyone, but since you're in a financial situation and not able to afford your medication any longer, I'd try to get down as low as you can and make your script last as long as you can. I really don't think you're going to find it too hard to at least take half your dose and still feel fine. 8-12mgs should keep you over the ceiling affect without making you sick.

I'm wishing you the best of luck! I know suboxone can be a life saver, it has been for me, but it's so darn expensive that too many people are finding themselves in your position and having to lower their dose for those reasons. It sucks. I wish suboxone was more affordable for everyone so that more addicts could get treated. I have a friend who I've talked to about suboxone. She desperately wants to find a doc and get clean, but she doesn't have any insurance and when I told her how much it would cost me out of pocket if I didn't have insurance, there's just no way she could afford that every month, not to mention the cost of going to the doc every month and paying him. I hate it for her and wish it was more affordable.

At least you do have a prescription for 24mgs and you have the oppurtunity to lower your dose and still be clean! I know that's not really helpful to you now, because you're used to taking that much and doing so well, but you can still do well on 8-12mgs a day! I really believe you will do fine and knowing that you're body will adjust to that dosage should help to put your mind at ease. Good Luck!

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You've gotten some GREAT ADVICE, from some GREAT PEOPLE here,,,,,,

I whole-heartedly agree,,,, by the way with the ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


AND
GREAT JOB,,,,, on your [marq=right]***CLEAN TIME***!!!!!!!!!![/marq]


I dont know, if you know about the coupon,,,, the one on the site right now, is good til the end of the year,,,,
and they've HAD some form of this coupon for the entire 18 months, IVE been on suboxone..... so it would
shock me, if they did NOT produce another, in december...........
anyways, heres the link,,, you have to buy 14, and you get $50 OFF,,,, Im a self-payer, TOO.... I feel your pain!!!!

https://www.suboxone.com/patients/about ... x?cid=subx


HOPE this HELPS 8)

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