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 Post subject: methadone to subox
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:24 pm 
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Hello all,

Glad I found a forum for these issues. Doesnt seem like theres alot of them out there eh? Anyway, Just have a few questions about suboxone. Currently im on 45mg of methadone and have been the past 2 years. While on methadone Ive been clean and made it all the way to level 6 and only have to go 2 times a month. Either way ive been looking to get off of methadone alltogether. There are so many reasons why but I really hate being sluggish and Hate the 35 pounds Ive put on and cant lose on methadone.(I run 7 days a week and eat like 1000 calories a day) I got a thyroid test to see if it was that but I actually have a slightly overactive thyroid so it really is the methadone preventing me from losing it. Also its just that time.. I really dont wanna stay on this stuff forever.

Anyway One of the questions I have is has anyone switched from methadone to suboxone been able to finally lose the methadone weight?

Also im going to be switching to suboxone after 72 hours of no dose from 30 mgs. Thats what the doctor told me to do. Does this sound about right?

Thanks for any help posted.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:00 pm 
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Hi Chris, welcome to the forum.

Unfortunately, I don't have any firsthand experience with switching from methadone to suboxone. I have heard Dr. Junig say that 30mgs of Methadone is an ok dose to switch from. Anything higher and the sub wouldn't be strong enough to keep you out of withdrawal.

I also don't know about the weight. I have heard people say they've gained weight on sub. I gained about 15 pounds...but that's probably because I didn't eat when I was on my DOC. I guess it's likely that everyone is different.

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