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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:25 pm 
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I myself cannot quite understand the dose I am given, but as the doctor is always busy and never there when I go in they do not seem to give me the right amount. Sometimes they claim it's so busy that he isn't there, well today I go in to see the Dr. himself and this is something I will address.

As far as I know everyone is telling me that I should be on a higher dose, but I'm no Dr. I am coming off an addiction of more than 4 years. The last 2-3 years atleast using OxyContin everyday atleast 160mg a day, I used to sniff it, and then started smoking it. On weekends I'd push anywhere from 300-400 mg a day, as I blew my entire paycheck on the stuff. I'm not sure if its appropriate to state how I used, but I feel its important especially for the doctor to dose me. But they are just giving me a little to get by until I speak with him, where as the first time I spoke with him he didnt want to give me any Suboxone at all and didnt. But that ended up not working at all. The first day I was given a script for 3, 2mg pills and the following day 4 2mgs. It's helping tremendously but still having some trouble sleeping and leg aches. I have never taken this stuff before and never been so positive about quitting, it truly is amazing. It makes me feel so so positive and that is probably what I like most about it. Today I'm going to ask to up my dose but I really am unsure how he'll take it. It's weird, the Kaiser docs are really reluctant, but I don't see why there is really nothing to lose. I have everything to gain and this is a stepping stone.


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I started out at 32mg after i quit using, I was taking 900-1000mg Morphine a day or 400+ OC, I hope you are feeling OK!


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Did you ever get a dose adjustment? Are you still in treatment?? Has everything worked out with your doctor? Let us know what happened and how your are doing! Hope all is well, good luck.

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I, too, am interested in if you ever got you dosage right.

Let us know how you're doing.

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I started out on 3 2mg too and I'm trying to settle on 2 8mg -- still having daily withdrawal symptoms however. I don't understand the reluctance of docs to prescribe. It's the best drug I've ever taken to treat a myriad of disorders, including depression, cravings, and pain. Stay with it until you get it right and don't back down!


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