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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Had a pretty bad oxy habit. Started suboxone about 6 months ago.

Started at 4mg after doing research because I didn't want to start any higher then a needed to.
Cept at 4mg for about 3 months until I decided I want to quit.


First I'm going to start off by saying take your vitamins...a One a day and a B6....and Ima cook so I'm always on my feet so they get plenty of exercise, try to walk as much as you can...keep the blood flowing.
I took suboxone film btw.
Tapered from
4mg 7days droped 1 mg
3mg droped 1 mg (so 1mg every week)
then 2mg
then it became a little bit tricker.
drop .5 every week after that
2mg to 1.5
1.5 to 1 etc etc.

when I got to 1mg that was the hardest part.....Clonidine is definately what got me through, also promethzine for nausea was amazing as well.
I droped .25 mg after that until I got to .5 mg
which took 2 weeks.

when I was at .5 mg of suboxone then I tapered even SLOWER at .0125 mg every 4 days.

I stayed on course till I was at .0125
took a 3 day weekend

worse withdrawl I had was a mild headache which 3 iprofens helped.

its possible to quit I've done it.

ty and goodluck


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 7:47 pm 
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Hi and welcome,

I've only been taking suboxone for about 6 weeks now and i am loving my new lease of life and finally being able to do normal things again. and even just having the motivation to do normal things is a dream come true.

anyway I am no way ready to come off them just yet - only just began - but when the time comes to when I do feel right to lower my dose I think i will ask my doctor about a more rapid taper and see if it works for me. I want to get better and recover from this addiction I found myself in, but I don't think I'd want to be taking these subs for years and years and years.

BTW I am on 8mg a day. i used to take it in the evening but found I was having real problems sleeping and headaches, then I switched to taking the thing in a morning and it's fine no more headaches and no more sleeplessness (well it could be better but its not as bad as it was (she says at 00:44 on a monday morning!).

cheerio for now

C x

(London - UK) - not sure why I feel the need to tell people each time I post that I am from England - i think it's cos most of those I read on here appear to be from America. sorry just thought i'd mention that.


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my taper only took about 2 1/2 - 3 months.

I tried a rapid detox at first....the halflife of suboxone is way to long...it has to be brought down slowly.....trust me....but thats just me....everyone is different.
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I am just about ready to start my taper so your schedule will come in very handy. Thanks for sharing the info as most of us will eventually taper and jump and surely do not want a terrible withdrawal.

Congratulations on your sobriety!


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of course I didn't feel like myself for a cpl weeks I still don't...but the physical withdrawls were mild'd because I had tapered so slowly...the key is to take your time.....people rush because they want to get clean and done as soon as possible but in reality it takes time....you can quit at 1mg but youll have withdrawl....when you get to 1mg even if you have to taper .0125 instead of .25..just remember that you are getting lower and eventually you are gonna get to zero.


I recommand suboxone film btw...easy to cut and the strength lasts longer..


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