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 Post subject: I've had enough.
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 6:35 pm 
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This weekend seems like a good time to jump off sub (if that's possible). Tell me what you think. I've been on sub films for 5 months for an oxycodone problem. I was prescribed oxys for about a year. I stopped taking them in January of this year and went on suboxone film (8 mg/day). Currently, I take 2-3 mg per day and I'm really tired of the constipation. I've been going back and forth about whether I wanted to continue for months; I've decided that I'm ready to stop. My last dose was a day and a half ago and I feel fine--no withdrawals. Can I just be done with this and not taper down any further, or are the withdrawals gonna kick in soon. My sleep specialist gave me a benzodiazepine to help with insomnia (which is an unrelated issue). He only 20 mg, But as benzos go, they tend to help with stress and discomfort. Could this possibly help with the withdrawals? I'd love to just get this over with now. Any advice?

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It's very very hard to say what it's gunna be like on this one....I think that because of your very short time on oxy and even shorter time on sub it will be a freakin cake walk people who only take suboxone for a short period come right off like nothin, I think it takes a good couple years to realy get addicted to suboxone everything is in slow motion with this opiat.....at the same time I would normaly say 2-3 milligrams Is way to much.... I think u will be ok but why not spend another few monthes and get down to a quarter miligram?? U will still be very early in ur sub addiction at that point......yea the benzos will help I have a few benzo perscriptions myself but let me tell you something if you use a benzo more than once or twice a week it's like the damn things stop working, save them for when u realy realy need them....it don't matter how many benzos u have cuz ur only gunna get any real relief from them a few times in the same month....benzos are awful to be addicted to but it's easy to avoid this they won't suck u in like other drugs will.........ur gunna be fine and your doing the right thing here but if u ask me don't jump the gun go down to .25 mill...I totaly hear u about wanting off this stuff but do it right Man U realy do stil have some time before this addiction is set in stone and I would use it to ur advantage and get lower


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I'm weaning off suboxone after being on it 4 or 5 years (can't remember). Started at 8 way back when, over the years got down to 3 mg last year with minimal WD's. I'm having surgery 5/29 and have had the luxury of what I consider a fairly rapid wean, going down by .5mg increments. I was on 1.5 for 10 days with minor WD's (COWS score 9). Started on 1 mg last night, don't feel so hot this morning, but that's probably unrelated.
Anyway, its not surprising you feel good at this point because the half life of suboxone is so long your body hasn't realized it's not there yet. I almost always don't start to feel bad until day 3 or 4 at the new lower dose.
I think you might be in for an uncomfortable time if you jump off at 3 mg, but as semperfiguy says, who knows?
Since you're new here, spend some time reading people's posted experiences of weans. I consider myself to be amazingly lucky that I've only had mild WD's since I began dropping from 3 to my current 1mg. A lot of people have had troubles dropping as much as I have , .5 mg drops. Here's hoping you'll be the lucky one!


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