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 Post subject: Jumping on April 20th!!!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:49 pm 
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This forum has been a God send. Romeo, laddertripper and sweet16 have been huge in my choice to try and stop once again, thank you tremendously for everything everyone has posted.

Ive been on Subs for just under a year after using H for a mere three months. Had no clue what I was getting into. I hated suboxone but no realize how helpful it can be if you use it and taper it correctly. Everyone of us, except for the pain patients, all put ourselves in this situation so the blame lies within all of us and unfortunately we all have a price to pay.

In october of 2011 I tried to quit cold turkey at 4mgs once a day. Since ive been on subs I havent been myself. Always depressed, never happy and lost the love that I had for life. I just wanted to be myself again. First three days were fine, by day 7 I literally went crazy. Took about a month for me to feel half way decent. This is when I decided to taper correctly. Here I am today, ive been able to comftorably taper to .125mgs. 4mgs was a road block, tried everything, wasnt till I smoked weed till I got past 4mgs. I hate weed but thats what worked for me and havent smoked since. .5 was also hsrd. I learned that dosing twice a day helps for small amounts. So if I were at .25 I would take .125 once in the morning andonce.at night. I have had trouble sleeping and depression/laziness but thats it. I just listened to my body and didnt force anything to fast.

So here I am at .125 and getting prepared both mentally and with meds. I have gotten .1 clonodine, vistaril, imodium, vitamins, amino acids and hope to get klonopin and ambien on the 17th when I see my sub doc. Come the 20th im jumping at hopefully .06mgs and flushing the rest down the toilet. so many inspirational stories on here and so glad I found this forum. Any advice would greatly be appreciated and ill try my best to keep this thread updated. Godspeed!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:18 am 
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Good luck, I should be making that jump around the same time myself. I am actually going to see my doctor in an hour. He has prescribed me Vistaril, but I would really like some Clondine .1 at the least. I am at .25 right now.


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Hey Ozzy,

You've got yourself down to .125mg.....WOW, good job, man!! You sound like you have a good plan for finishing up your taper and you've got some comfort meds too, that's good thinking.

I did want to mention that even though you taper, you may still not feel too hot for a while. Laddertipper had several months of PAWS. DoaQ did a liquid taper to very small amounts and I think she said she didn't feel quite right for 2 months? I hope you're one of the lucky ones who experiences next to nothing in the way of PAWS, but just be ready for it if you do. PAWS certainly won't kill ya, it's just like a naggy BLAH feeling.

Do you have any plans to remain drug free?? Done any kind of recovery?? Like many of us say, getting off of drugs is one thing, staying off is another beast entirely.

Hey stephen, I wanted to wish you good luck too. You've been doing a good taper and I hope your jump is really easy.

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 Post subject: Drug free 4 life
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Romeo

Awesome that you replied to my post, your like a celebrity on here lol anyways I do plan on staying drug and alcohol free. It was stupid of me to start in the first place. I have a problem with alcohol too so if I get off the subs I dont ever want to come back. I have a two year old daughter so I owe it to her. Drugs and alcohol cost me everything. I know its going to be a long hard road but I would rather.sacrifice a couple months than waste my whole life. I know I must be a warrior, im at such a low dose that I cant afford to be a pussy. I read jumped without a parachute and if he can go to work and do everything at jumping from such a high dose then I can do this. You help alot of people romeo, I know alot of people get off and never look bad and most people just post the horror stories. I truly and thankful for the support.

Stephent

Lets do this brother, ive been at .125 for like two days now so we are exactly at the same point. I took clonodine last night to get an idea of what to expect, wow it works so damn good, I slept 11hrs. Get it and even if you dont have insurance it super cheap, like 11bucks for 14. The vistaril helps a little, its an antihistimine. Also get imodium and a good multi vitamin. But for me being mentally prepared has been key. Anyways, its awesome to know we are at the same spot, sweet16 and nomorepills jumped together and it looks like it helped them alot. So hopefully the same will be for us. Let me know when u jump and im right there with you, dont think im going to take the sub today to see how I feel. Keep me updated bro.


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Ozzy, thank you for the very kind words, they are appreciated. So, did you skip an entire day? How did it go?

BTW, when are you getting back together with Black Sabbath?? I like a lot of the songs that you've done on your own, but that music that Black Sabbath cranked out is KILLER. We want more!!! :D

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Haha black sabbath did kick ass. This is my third day without subs and I still feel fine, Ive been waiting fir the wds but nothing yet, if it goes like this it will be a breeze, I dont plan on tzking any more subs from here on out. I dont crave or think about them at all. I just want my old life back and thats more than enough motivation. Stephent and I and I quit on the same day and se are updating our progress on his thread titled. "cutting .25mgs"


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