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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 1:52 pm 
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I had an idea while speaking with my doctor last Thursday. I asked him if I could weigh the pills to get an accurate measurement when I begin getting down to a very small dose. He just looked lost for a minute but he eventually said I could at least try it.

The 8mg. pills weigh approximately 0.4 grams, that's four tenths of a gram. I only have a tenths of a gram scale I use for tobacco at the moment but I think I'm going to get a one-hundredths of a gram scale for this experiment soon so I can start taper.

If I do get the one-hundredths of a gram scale I could very accurately weigh out my 0.5 mg doses pretty well.

The weight of a 0.5 mg dose would be 0.025 grams. So a one-hundredths of a gram scale would be a necessity.

And I have to change my prescription back to the pills again because the strips weigh almost nothing.

The other benefit of a scale is being able to reduce by one milligram at each step down. I HATE detoxing from suboxone. I've done it three times, but it is better than a heroin detox.

Has anyone ever tried this before? Any decent results?

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Try reading this,
might be easier,,,,,who knows.

I was thinking you could use a lil more water, to dilute the suboxone more, it WILL take some calculations though.

http://suboxforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=296

and do you wiegh out the tobacco for each cigarette??? JUST KIDDING :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I really like the strips for tapering. I am using 8mg films to taper and get easily get down to .25 pieces and those can be cut in half as well BUT if you get the 2mg film strips you can really get more accurate smaller sizes. One member tapered to 1/16th of a milligram I believe. Unfortunately the 2 mg and 8mg fils cost about the same. I might get them for the very end of my taper.

Good luck!


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:33 am 
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Powerless wrote:
I only have a tenths of a gram scale I use for tobacco


:lol:

Yes officer it's for tobacco.


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glen bee - I thought about getting the 2mg strips because I only take 2mg twice per day, but I found out, like you stated, they are the same price as the 8mg. What's up with that!? Makes no sense. So I also thought I would just ask for those when I start to taper as well (if I ever do taper).

It's too bad the manufacturer makes it financially hard on those who want to taper, by charging the same price for a quarter of the med that is in the 8mg strips/pills. Boo!!!


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