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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:30 pm 
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Hi, I have mentioned in another post that I'm starting Suboxone on Thursday at 9am. They told me I have to withdrawal for 24hrs, that seems too long for me! I withdrawal quickly when I'm out of pills. Has anyone here been on Vicodin before starting subs and only withdrew for less time them 24hrs? I'm just scared, it's not that I wanna keep taking my pills, the withdrawals scare the crap out of me and I have kids to take back n forth to school. What is the best thing for me to do. When should I really take my last pill? I appreciate any input, I dint wanna mess up, but my fear always gets in my way


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I just replied with the answer to this on your other post.

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Going by the COWS (clinical opiate wd scale) is the safest way to avoid precipitated wd. Sodone (Amanda) is right, it's not really about how long you've been off of pain meds, it's how bad your wd is and you do NOT have to be barfing your guts out and crappin' all over yourself before you start Suboxone. Mild to moderate wd is all that's required.

Here's a link to the COWS scale, the second page explains precipitated wd and how it happens, the first page allows you to "score" the severity of your wd and your score will let you know if you're ready to start Suboxone.

http://www.naabt.org/documents/cows_ind ... _sheet.pdf

BTW, I'd say that 90% of us were nervous as hell before we started Suboxone, I know I was, it's completely normal to be nervous.

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Thanks guys, I know I posted before. I wad just freaking out and wanted to make sure I got the answers I needed. I answered in my other post and thanks, you guys are great!


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