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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:19 am 
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Hi. This is my first post so thank you for reading it.
I'm trying to taper off of suboxone and wanted to know what someone/anyone else thinks about this very quick taper plan.

So background info:
I've been addicted to opiates for 5 years. For the past 9 months I've been on suboxone. 16 mgs a day is what I was prescribed, but I pretty much got addicted to the subs too and took more then what I was prescribed daily. In the most recent 2 weeks I've been taking whatever hydrocodone and oxycodone I could find. I acquired 2 more 8mg suboxone to do a very quick taper.

Day1: 4mgs, d2: 4mgs, d3: 2mgs, d4: 2mgs, then 4 days at 1mg. I'm on day 2 now.

Don't get me wrong, I do not expect for this to be a "miracle" taper where there is virtually no withdrawal. I just want it to be easier than coming off 16mgs of sub or a 180mg a day oxy habit.

From your personal experiences and knowledge, can anyone give some advice on how intense and long I can expect these withdrawals to be at the end of my taper? Thank you


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xalmondjoy01,

Sorry that no one responded to your post. It either got lost or people just didn't have the answer for you.

IMO, you are setting yourself up for failure no matter how you do the taper. If you truly want to recover then I suggest you go see a Suboxone doctor and tell them this is the way you want to do it. Then it is all legal and proper. An addiction specialist may be in order or some other kind of recovery program to help with the support part.

Don't get me wrong. I truly hope you can pull this off and put the opiate abuse behind you. Others have done it but it's rare. No way could I do it. I was ready to look for a detox place until someone suggested Suboxone as a treatment method. I'm still on it but surely don't consider myself in active addiction. To each their own.

I do hope you come back and find your post. Please keep us informed on your progress. We truly do care and want the best for you.

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I have come off subs twice, the first time tapering down to nearly nothing, and this second time ct from 16 mg. I have to say in my personal experience both times were equally unpleasant and similar. You just have to know if its your time to stop and stick through the tough times. You can do it.


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