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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:36 pm 
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I go by Rodney and live in Illinois. I have been on Suboxone for
approx. 5 years. My current dose is 8mg in the a.m.

The bottle says I can take 2 per day but I take the 60
he gives me and I make them last as long as I can.

I have Illinois Pub. Aid and it pays for my sub 79%
of the time. Today I went to the doc, I had like 19
8mg tabs saved up and got another 60 today.

Sometimes I think "am I going to be on this for the rest of my life?"
But the fact that I spent $500.00 give or take for my script
of 60 today makes me want to start lowering my dose and
titrate right off of this stuff. I am sooo adicted to it
but that goes right along with the expected model
of a Sub therapy.

Anyway good to be here, I still have alot to read

thanks!
me


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:58 pm 
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Hi Rodney! I am glad you found the forum and that you posted to us. It is great when new people come on in my opinion. Everyone has been wonderful to me and I have increased my knowledge and understanding of suboxone and addiction 10 fold since I found this site.

I have been on sub for 2 1/2 years and then went off 3 mos. and just got back on it. I started on 24mg and worked my way down to 12mg. when I went off it. I am now on 8mg per day plus another 4mg as needed for pain. I WILL be on this the rest of my life if I get my way which I think I will.

I used to pay $130 for sub and I thought that was bad. It went down to $79 and I was extremely happy but look forward to a generic. I can't imagine paying $500 per month for it. WOW! I suppose I would consider cutting down too since you have leftovers. But 8mg is already pretty low if you ask me. I wouldn't want to go lower.

Have fun reading and don't forget to share every now and again! Seriously!

Cherie


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Welcome Rodney,

There are a few questions I want to ask you, Has your quality of life been better while on Suboxone? What was it like before? I understand where you are coming from and you will find others here who relate as well. I have been on Sub for almost three years and started to taper. Cost is not the issue for me, I am in the process of becoming a Chemical Dependency counselor and feel it would be in my best interest as a professional to complete my treatment to prove to others it is possible to do so. I also need to prove it to myself, I know I can do it- now is the best time.
I am sure you have had the same thoughts and questions I have had. Will I be OK without it? What if I screw up? What will it be like in withdrawal? I am confident in my ability to move forward and I believe that is half the battle. If you are strong and your recovery is strong- you will know what to do if problems arise.
The other serious issue with being on Suboxone- no libido. It is completely gone and I am normally not like this, it is depressing to not feel ANYTHING on a sensual level anymore and I need that back. Have you experienced this??

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