It is currently Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:33 pm



All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Our Sponsors





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:40 pm 
Offline
Average Poster
Average Poster

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:02 am
Posts: 5
Well guys, it has been a very long time guys and by now my usual dosage of 4mg is like taking blood pressure meds or something like high sugar meds in other works suboxone is part of my daily life for very long time I no longer see it as something "special" or bad or anything like that. I have no high, or speed or any effect at all from taking it. But I am 35 and why I am on some medication at all ? I am totally healthy and I don't need any chemicals in my body. So decided to STOP. 4 Weeks ago instead of doing 0.5 x4 (I am getting 60 2mg Generic Tablets that I split in the half and take 4 times a day) I decided to just say "screw this" and took just 1 pill and divided it by 4. Was not easy but I did it just with nails. So we;re talking about 0.25 x 4 so same 4 times a day but 1/2 of what I was taking. I thought on 3rd day I'll have some really bad side effects but nothing happened. Like I said before it has been 4 weeks and I guess I am stable on 2mg day and now I feel I need to prepare.

Here is my priority because I have full time job I can't just lock myself in the room nether I'd want to do this anyway because I am trying to do this as painless as possible. So my first priority is sleep. After years without any sleep problems I still remember how it felt not to be able to sleep because of opiate withdrawals. And this is something I have to avoid. My plan so far is to do the following. Starting tomorrow June 6, 2015 I take my usual .25 in the morning before arriving to the office around 9 AM. then 6 hours later around 3 PM I'll take another .25 and another .25 around 9 PM or later if I can. Monday should be easy enough as well as Tuesday. I do worry about Wednesday when my 2 MG dosage no longer in the body to compensate my 0.75 dosage. I don't work out but I think I should cause I heard that it'll help body adjust and get tired before going to sleep and stuff. Also is there a sleeping aid available that I can request from doctor for things like restless leg and stuff cause I can't handle not be able to sleep :(

Thank you guys I'll report on my progress.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:53 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:42 am
Posts: 4133
I like the phrase "Steady and slow wins the race!" I think that is from the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. I believe it can be the key to a relatively painless taper. This is definitely the time to try your taper. If you can be disciplined enough to go slowly I think your taper is manageable. Good luck and I'll be reading your posts!

Amy

_________________
Done is better than perfect!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Our Sponsors
Suboxone Forum latest topics RSS feed Subscribe to the entire forum
 

 

 
Fond Du Lac Psychiatry
Dr. Jeffrey Junig, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Board Certified Psychiatrist
  • Asst Clinical Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group