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 Post subject: Dose question???
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:49 pm 
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HI just started sub about three weeks ago, after being on methadone for years. I feel pretty good, but I'm confused about the dose I'm taking. I use the film, and I think it's 8/2 , I take 1 film three times a day for pain, and of course addictiun. Does that mean I'm taking 24 miligrams of bup and 5 of nal, or is it the other way?I've tried taking less, and tried an extra one, but if I'm taking 24 isn't that high??Just confused because sometimes I feel fine and then feel like a knot is in my chest, weird feeling not withdrawals. Thanks for any help


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:32 pm 
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I got that weird feeling too on 24 mgs. I went to twenty 2 and 1/2 strip and the feeling went away. I then went to 16 and then 12. I am now between 8 and 12 depending on the day. Sometimes I go all day and realize it's 6 pm and I have not taken a second dose. I could probably push myself and pass it up but have just not done it yet. I have osteoarthritis and depression associated with menopause. So sometimes I find myself having a hard time going from 6 am to noon before taking the second strip. Mine are 4 mgs sub and 1 mg nalaxone.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:28 am 
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Welcome to the forum! Yes, the first number is the amount of bupe. Taking 3 films a day does mean you are taking 24 mg of bupe.

I also take bupe for pain , I take smaller doses every 4-6 hours for pain control


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 Post subject: Re: Dose question???
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:12 am 
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thanks for some answers,still can't understand why he started me so high, but happy that I know and can a adjust it myself, 24 is too high for me, now I understand why I feel this way , thanks again


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 Post subject: Re: Dose question???
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:33 am 
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Welcome to the forum.
Could you explain how the Dr. inducted you from the Methadone to the Subs. It seems harder to switch from 1 to the other for people on Methadone. How much were you on and how long did you wait before induction?


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