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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:40 pm 
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I have been on Suboxone for almost six years for addiction and pain management. I have decided that I need to get off of this due to the side effects. I have been trying to wean slowly and am having the worse withdraws of my life. I am looking for information from those who have managed to get off. I already have a physician on board giving me baclofen, clonidine, ativan, celexa but the withdraw is the worst I have ever been through, been through a lot.
Any help, info would be great


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Greetings and welcome, yes WD can be a b**ch. Did you jump or are you tapering? If you do not mind the inquery how much are you/were you on? There are so many things we can do to aid in our comfort. I will help as much as I can. I have tapered to near nothing in 6 months... Still going though. Much luck....& many blessings


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I'm just curious for my own personal reasons because of my Suboxone usage....

Exactly how bad are the side effects at such low levels? Are they life-altering or to the point of being extremely bothersome to everyday activity?

I only ask because when I think about the long-term goals I have for myself, and I myself when I'm going to stop Suboxone..my answer (as it stands now) is sometime between "when I stop breathing" and "death"...

In other words, I don't plan on stopping..maybe, at some point, lowering my dosage..but I'm comfortable where I am, and I'd MUCH rather have that safety net in place and operating than to be free-falling without a parachute and stumble. It's SO damn easy to fall back down and I don't think me or my family could handle it..

Not to mention that I'm not at liberty to test the water just to "see" if I might trip up...so I'm going to just stick with it..

If the worst I have to do is visit a doctor 4 times a year for the rest of my life to get my Suboxone..then so be it...I don't have a problem with that. Insurance and RX coverage helps me cover the financial aspect ...so it's not that bad of a burden.
I'm just curious as to how bad it is when you get to lower doses. For now, i'm staying at my 12-14mg per day until I get finished with my dental activities..after that, I'll probably STILL stay at that on paper, but I'm going to start a stockpile and put some away (I'd like to have a year supply put away if I could figure out a way to store it...or maybe I'll just rotate my stock for fresh as I get current refills or something)..


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I posted this on another thread, but now I saw this thread and thought I would copy it over for you.

I hear the worry in your voice and I feel for you. My best advice to you is to keep tapering. Laddertipper, she's a member here who tapered off successfully, she hit a lot of rough spots during her taper too. If I remember correctly, she hit some rough spots right around where you're at now, but she kept on pushing forward and she jumped from about .0625mg over 6 months ago now. She experienced almost nothing in the way of acute wd, but she did have some mild PAWS. Laddertipper has a post in the Stopping Suboxone section titled I AM S.T.U.C.K. and I think it would be a good read for you. BTW, she was on Suboxone for 6 years too AND she was on 32mg for a good while!

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Hey! I am new guy too. Hope we will share experiences, information, ideas.

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