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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:55 am 
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I am on 2mg of subutex a day. I wanted to change Doctors and talked to one who told me that he has a method with the suboxone strips that will leave you withdrawal free when you are completely off. I think his method consists of cutting the strips down smaller until you are off completely. I just think it is BS that you can get away without any withdrawals. I been on about 6 mg subutex for years. Recently I got myself down to 2mgs of Subutex. The Doctor wants me on suboxone because he says you can cut the strips down smaller and smaller, which you can't do with the Subutex pills. I just cant believe you can get away with out any withdrawals. This doctor tells me it has worked with almost all his patients where they have no withdrawals. What say you folks? Is this a pipe dream or not?


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Hey Tinker,

Welcome to the forum!!

We've had several people from this forum who've basically done what your doctor suggested and most have experienced minimal to zero wd when jumping. The folks who experience next to zero wd taper down into the microgram range. We've had several who go as low as 50 mcg (.05mg) by cutting their film strips in teensy tiny pieces.

I think what your doctor may be leaving out is this, most of those people do feel wd during the taper process. The wd isn't as bad as jumping from a high dose because it's being softened by still having Suboxone on board.

The saying "you're gonna have to pay the piper" comes to mind. You can either pay him slowly over time (taper) or you can pay him in a lump sum (jumping from a high dose).

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