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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:55 pm 
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I kinda did it backwards. After coming down with Epstein barr and chronic fatigue I nearly lost both my jobs as a mechanic and a towing and recovery driver. I had no energy and couldn't get out of bed for 2 weeks. A "friend" of mine said "hey subutex gives you energy" and being in a desperate situation I started taking it and was able to go back to work. I didn't know I would get addicted to it! When I wasn't getting the subutex anymore I switched to pain killers for awhile and then found a source for suboxone which I have been on for almost a year and a half. I've managed to ween it down to .5mg a day. I feel like crap yeah but sooner or later I wont be able to get them anymore being I don't have health insurance and never had a script or a doctor.


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I started on pain killers then switched to suboxone as my main drug. When i couldnt find anymore suboxone around id buy painkillers or heroine! Thank god im done with that vicious cycle. I had it a bit backwards as well


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I've stabilized at .5mg every 24 hours so hopefully this will be over very soon. I can function during the day but I have to be able to sleep.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Hey wake me up!

Great job on getting yourself down so low! You are doing great. If you can stand the WD where you are now, you will probably not have much trouble when you jump. That's why tapering works so well. It takes a bit longer, but the WD is so much milder than jumping at higher doses it is worth it in the long run!

If you are having trouble sleeping at night, you might want to try split-dosing. Take .25mg in the morning and another .25mg at night. That way you get the boost you need to sleep comfortably. When I made the switch to split dosing I took a one time extra dose the night before. That way I had enough in my system the next morning so that the smaller dose didn't feel like it was too small. For instance, take your normal .5mg dose the morning you want to switch. Then a .25mg dose that night. In the morning you can take .25, then the other .25mg before bed. It's much easier to feel stable all day long that way. Just a suggestion.

Good luck!

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