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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:38 pm 
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I'be been taking Suboxone for four months and had one increase. I'm currently at 8 mg 2X. I experience distinctive withdrawal symptoms mid-afternoon but I have to wait until evening to take the next dose. It is very uncomfortable while I'm working -- joint pain, sweats, nose running, irritability. Does it sound like a need a third dose?


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That's weird. Everything I've read says that once you've stabilized in the first 3 days of Sub use, you never achieve a tolerance that would cause you to need more. Those are the common symptoms of withdrawal. Did they just start all of a sudden? Or has it been like that all along. After 4 months you should have achieved stability at a fixed dosage, even if you weren't stabilized to begin with. 2 8s is a large dose. I dropped to 2mg in a week after my first week of suboxone with little withdrawal. Give out more details of the when the change occurred and also look for any other changes that might have been coincident, like diet or other life circumstances, and maybe someone can help you. Personally I'd avoid increasing my dose. I might try spreading out my same does, like splitting up the 16mg into 3 doses. My metabalizm seems a little different than expected, too. I'm way more comfortable taking 2 doses, and a lot of people take 1 a day , or even 1 every other day. I think 2mg every other day is the preferred long term maintenance dose.


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