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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:20 am 
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Thank you. I just feel that this plan was right for me. I hope to keep working at it!!

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Day 47

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Slept great last night, interview went well. NO problems of any kind (except that I hate an entire bag of Harry and David Moose Crunch). I hope you all are feeling good today.

Life is sweet, life is great. And the weather is getting good. 50s/60s and sunny all week!!

Just so happy to be right here where I am. I smile now.

All the Best!!

Good Luck and God Bless!!

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Day 2 2mg
Day 3 2mg
Day 4 2mg
Day 5 1.5mg
Day 6 1.5mg
Day 7 1.5mg
Day 8 1.125mg
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Day 40 .10 mg
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Day 48

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Life is still improving, physically I am doing great, mentally I'm doing great. I mean life has its ups and downs, but I deal with it. I haven't thought too much about pills. I know one thing. I can never do a pill ever again. Not one, not never.

I wish you all the best!!

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Hey, kudos to you!!! Good job! And not just on stopping Suboxone. Kudos to you for reminding yourself that you can never have another pill. I love seeing people succeed.

I'm at 1.75. This is my eighth day. Getting close to day 12, at which point I'm dropping to 1.5. I'm the tortoise compared to you, but hey, it's not race, right?

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I was just lucky because I inducted on a very, very low dose. Look how far you've come!! And you are doing the right thing in listening to your body. YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

Day 49

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Seven weeks no pills. Clean pee. No symptoms. And I've dropped 20 lbs.

I must say again, if you are lost. If you are suicidal like I was, if you can see no way out, give this Suboxone quick taper a fair shot. I haven't felt much of anything except good, and it has been quite easy. I don't know any other way to say it.

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Nice weather, feeling good. Clear head and a future. I wake up every day (before the sun now) and can't wait to get on with life. I want to see how far I can go.

I feel better every day.

I wonder that if one doesn't have opiate withdrawals can one have not have PAWS??

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:19 am 
So happy for you! Thanks for continuing to post on your progress! Way to go!!!!


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<b>SeekinSober</b> - Wonderful to hear that things continue to go well for you. As far as your question - I think it depends on the individual. Personally, I haven't experienced any PAWS, and as of March 14th it will have been one year since my last dose of Suboxone.

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I'm thrilled to hear how well you are doing! And thanks for sticking around and continuing to support us. I hope if I taper slowly enough and low enough, I will have as easy a jump as you.

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Bronzebeta(Bill),

Holy Cow, you're coming up on one year off Suboxone!!! Good for you!! You didn't expereince any PAWS, now that IS awesome!

Good Job!!


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<b>laddertipper</b> - Thank you for the kind words! I don't post here that often but I do read just about every new post that I see. This place was a godsend when I first decided to taper and I find that I continue to learn from everyones experiences. If you have any questions about tapering that I may be able to help you with, please feel free to ask away.

<b>Romeo</b> - Yes, it's hard to believe I'm coming up on one year - it doesn't seem real somehow. Thank you for your support... it means a lot to me. I know you went through a bit of a rough patch recently, but I commend you on how you are handling the situation... truly inspiring.


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Bill, you say how "it doesn't seem real somehow", man, I understand that one through and through. I was a drug addict for 26 years straight, I hardly ever missed a day of being high. Opiates occupied the last 13 years of that addiction and I remember how my addiction would scream at me, "YOU WILL NEVER BE CLEAN, DON'T EVEN TRY!!!", with the help of Suboxone, a great addiction counselor and an awesome family, I did try and I am succeeding!!

So yeah, it doesn't seem real to me some days too!


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Day 51

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Another lovely day, moved my sister. Things are going very well. No problems at all.

Good luck and God bless!!

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Up early again today, feel good. I haven't had any real cravings. I'm happy, very happy, to have my freedom and this one chance to get it right. It's amazing what a clear head can plan, dream, and accomplish. I am so very thankful to be given this chance.

I wish you all the very best!!

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Well I am doing just fine. I've researched opiate addiction quite a bit and here is what I know: I have a chronic disease that will never be cured, as there is no cure. 85% of opiate addicts relapse in thee first year.

Sobering numbers indeed.

I also know this: I can never use opiates again, not never, not even a little bit, not once.

Only 311 days to my one year anniversary.

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I just wanted to thank you for being so diligent in keeping us all updated. Your "journey" here (even though I really hate that term) is very helpful for many of us. I'm really glad to hear how well you are doing. Certainly it could help that your history is not quite as extensive as some, but hopefully it still shows that coming off of Bup is not nearly as difficult as some people claim.

I did want to ask if you had a source for the 85% relapse rate in the first year? I'm not disagreeing with it, but I really would like to know where that number comes from. If you have a source that you can provide that would really be great.

Thanks again for all of the updates. Keep up the great work, and please keep posting.


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Hey Don, I don't have a link or any documentation of the 85% thing. It's just something I've read a couple of different medical advice places on the web.

There's quite a few folk who have warned me from stopping Suboxone for this very reason. But I a, glad that I did. I was ready.

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It sounds like u are doing great. Maybe it's just me kicking myself a little for not trying to taper to a lower dose looking back but I'm where I want and need to be. My question is that u mentioned having the runs one day, but for the most part doesn't seem like u have experienced much in the way of w/drawls. However, u also mention that every day u feel better and better. Are u referring to physically or emotionally? I'm still curious as to whether or not u got any of the normal w/drawl symptoms or if u were able to escape them 99% because of the water taper.

At any rate, if ur sober and happy that's what matters!! Congrats and good luck on maintaining sobriety.

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I didn't have any real physical symptoms at all. Emotionally I felt rather good going thru my taper. But I still feel better, in all manners, every single day.

I'm just so dang glad to be right were I am right now.

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