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 Post subject: Dosage increase?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:20 pm 
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Hello Friends,

I am currently on 8 mgs of Subutex daily. I still notice i have some symptoms of withdrawal close to my time to dose. So maybe the 20 hour mark. Im speaking of muscle pain, headache, some temperature issues. My question is should i talk to my doctor about increasing my dose? Or should i just ride it out?


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 Post subject: Re: Dosage increase?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:31 pm 
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Hi qom,

Yes i do remember you from before. your story sound a lot like mine the first time i got off of suboxone. I remember thinking i could take benzos and drink as long as I wasnt taking opiates. And THAT became a whole other mess for me. I too decided to get back on Subs and stay there. was a better person on them. Better everything...

I am sorry to hear about your DUI. I have heard ambien can really cause a lot of sleep-walking and sleep eating and sleep driving. How scary that must of been for you.

SO GLAD you came back to the forum. You made a smart decision to get back on Subs too. It just seems like a safety-net where we can go about our day but still have something to help us along to prevent cravings and all the other bad decisions that happen when in active addiction.


Welcome back!! and I wish you the best


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 Post subject: Re: Dosage increase?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:38 pm 
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OOPs meant to post on your original welcome post!

But to answer your question. 8mg is really a good dose to be at. You could talk to your doctor about increasing. I remember asking my doctor ( in the begininng about increasing to 12mg.) Because i could not seem to stay at the 8mg dose without wanting to take more. So my doctor did increase to 12mg on the condition that i would go back down to 8mg in 6 months.

Since you have just been on it for a little bit of time, i would wait to see how you feel until your next upcoming appointment and have that conversation with the doctor.


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 Post subject: Re: Dosage increase?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:16 pm 
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Yeah i had some bloodwork so when i see the doc i will ask him. Ive only been back on subs for a week now. But i went to detox and am now in the outpatient program where i have to go daily for dosing and three 3 hour groups a week. I know one of the doctors at the center has a private practice and im going to try to get in with him there so i can just get a script and see him monthly. I need to figure out what kind of counseling or groups will be most beneficial to me. Unfortunately the groups at the treatment center where i go seem like a joke. People just go because they have to to get dosed. And i am literally the only person there who hasnt been there before...


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 Post subject: Re: Dosage increase?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:25 pm 
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Hey qom....

If it were me, I'd try hanging in a little longer on the 8. Your tolerance should be dropping into line with your dose any time I believe.

But I'm probably more concerned with keeping my daily dose as low as possible given my age. I don't
t think most doctors would have a problem bumping you up a bit. There's no real downside except for the
added expense and any possible surgery (which is my concern), or painful accident.


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