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 Post subject: Liquid Taper Questions
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Hi Guys and Gals!

I have been on Subutex/Suboxone for a year and a half. Prior to that I had a small pain pill problem. 5-7 5mg Vicodins a day. In hindsight, I probably would have chosen to just quit the Vicodins, but I didn't know then what I know now.

I have been reading a lot of information on this forum about the liquid taper. I decided to give it a try today. I was already down to .5 mg but skipping days was still too difficult. So...

I mixed up a solution of 2 mg Subutex pill to 10 mL water. When it was time for my dose today, I took 2 mL water, or what I HOPE is .4mg of Subutex.

It seemed to work very well! I am on a bit of an accelerated plan, due to the fact that I have a new job coming up, and I'd like to be done by then. There isn't any pressure from the outside for me to do this. It is simply to goal I have set for myself. I have four weeks, and then I'd like to be done!

So, with four weeks to work with, I plan on staying at .4mg for 10-14 days depending on how I feel, and then going to .2mg.

So, my questions are:

1st) Does my math sound right? I hope so but a double check would be awesome.
2nd) Does anyone have any tips and tricks that others have used with the liquid taper method?

Any other words of encouragement would be appreciated. I am doing well, and not very uncomfortable, but still scared of becoming very uncomfortable...


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Welcome ZeroSub to our forum. Sorry, I have no experience with the liquid taper method but many here do. You can either wait until they post back or do a search here for that method. We've had several threads describing how to do it.

Wow, being put on Suboxone for such a small hydro habit really ticks me off. But it's too late now and from the sound of your attitude I would say you are doing all the right things and will be successful in your taper and jump. Just keep posting so everyone can support you!

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Good for you...yes, you math sounds right.

If I was to make a suggestion, I would say to get yourself a very small 1ml measuring dropper with markings in .1ml increments(most pharmacy carry them behind the counter if you ask). I preferred putting less liquid under my tongue. 2ml seems like a lot for one time? I wouldn't put more than .3-.4ml under my tongue at a time, since the more liquid I had in my mouth the harder it was to keep from swallowing and under my tongue. Plus, you can really dial in a small dose with a smaller dropper.

Also, if you're in a time crunch you may be able to go a little faster. I dropped my dose about every 6-7days without much trouble, but I was also dropping in small increments .1mg - .05mg at a time. Let us know if you have any questions. Keep it up, it's not that bad....


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