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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:47 pm 
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Well guys, I split my .25 dose into twice daily for about a week or so...Then after a few days I decided to skip my evening dose every other night. I have not taken it now for 2 nights. I have decided, after reading the guys post where he jumped w/o a parachutte. (lol) I can skip this evening dose indeffinately. I feel pretty good (especially after reading his stuff ...man) I have not taken it in 2 nights. I wake up just fine and I know I can do this. So this makes my dose at .125 daily... I will more than likely stay here for a week or two if need be then split this dose in half for another week or 2 then se la vie!!! Im looking forward to not having to bother with the small shit. Thanks everyone for every word of advise and all the encouragement... BLESSINGS ya all>


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Well guys, I split my .25 dose into twice daily for about a week or so...Then after a few days I decided to skip my evening dose every other night. I have not taken it now for 2 nights. I have decided, after reading the guys post where he jumped w/o a parachutte. (lol) I can skip this evening dose indeffinately. I feel pretty good (especially after reading his stuff ...man) I have not taken it in 2 nights. I wake up just fine and I know I can do this. So this makes my dose at .125 daily... I will more than likely stay here for a week or two if need be then split this dose in half for another week or 2 then se la vie!!! Im looking forward to not having to bother with the small shit. Thanks everyone for every word of advise and all the encouragement... BLESSINGS ya all>


Woot-Woot!!! You are SO DARN CLOSE!!! You're almost done!!!! I know everyone is different, but for me, the end was not that tough. I think once you are so far beneath the ceiling but are okay, you can kinda sail through the rest.

You so have this one, sister. I'm really proud of you for sticking with something like this. Aren't you impressed with your dedication??

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I am so impressed with your taper that I bow my head in respect. It looks like you are on the way to be in that exclusive club of having it in the rear view mirror. Wow, it is not a large group and it is one I hope to be in someday soon.

You make all of us very proud. And like LT said, you're almost there and the rest should be a breeze.

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You continue to amaze me with your progress. Y O U R O C K!!!

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LT, I have read your taper thread NUMEROUS times. It is such an inspiration and your post continue to help me so much. I am close. I am surprised more than anything that it has taken me so long, but I GET it now. I believe that is it were easy, I would likely not think twice about doing it again. So ALL is good. I am actually proud of myself for sticking it out. It has NOT been easy. So thank you VERY much..
Rule ! YOU ABSOLUTELY have been thru WAAAY worse shit than I have BY FAR. I bow my head to you my friend. Thank you none the less and your advise has been very helpful. You have certainly made me think about so many things. You are so strong you AMAZE me honestly.
And Rome, You rock with all your wisdome and playing devils advocate at times. It has helped me see things I had not or would not otherwise see. You ALL have been so instrumental. This forum is really awsome.. SO I'll keep ya all posted.


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LT, I have read your taper thread NUMEROUS times. It is such an inspiration and your post continue to help me so much. I am close. I am surprised more than anything that it has taken me so long, but I GET it now. I believe that is it were easy, I would likely not think twice about doing it again. So ALL is good. I am actually proud of myself for sticking it out. It has NOT been easy. So thank you VERY much..
Rule ! YOU ABSOLUTELY have been thru WAAAY worse shit than I have BY FAR. I bow my head to you my friend. Thank you none the less and your advise has been very helpful. You have certainly made me think about so many things. You are so strong you AMAZE me honestly.
And Rome, You rock with all your wisdome and playing devils advocate at times. It has helped me see things I had not or would not otherwise see. You ALL have been so instrumental. This forum is really awsome.. SO I'll keep ya all posted.


YAY!! It's great to 'watch' someone do this so gracefully. You've got a fantastic attitude, and I think it serves you well. It's obvious from how you write that you are doing well in general. It's amazing how much you can learn from tapering. It is a big accomplishment and to do it in a sensible, gradual, reasonable, methodical way is a MIRACLE for anyone who has every struggled with addiction!!

You are closing in on that finish line, Sweet16. Super proud of you, my friend.

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Sweet 16 I just read the details of your progress and I posted on my taper the other day. Romeo and Ladder and now you have also been an inspiration for me. My story is a bit different, in that my pain is coming back more as I decrease the suboxone but I'll find some drug to at least take the edge off that is not an opiate. I am so excited for you. How long do you think you'll do the skipping dose stuff and are you having any w/d symptoms. I am now at 3.0 mg a day. 2 in the am and 1 in the eve. Just been at that dose for 2 days now and I do great during the day but I have some significant bone pain at night? Do remember how long it took for you to get down fro 3.0 to 1.0 mg and how was that for you as far as symptoms? Did you get depressed or anxious, restless, or any of the more physical symptoms. I had such an awful awful time and now it is much better and that is primarily due to that I did not absorb the films at all and soon as I switched to tabs I was absorbing and dropped my dose real fast to 6 and then went slowly. I am so excited for you and again, the more people that post honestly, well it sure gives me so much hope to keep going. I am certainly discovering like others that very very slow is the way to go. Congrats Sweet and Ladder and Romeo and everyone else who is trying to taper and to those who have decided to stay on sub and are leading comfortable lives.
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Wow! Great for you Sweet. Skipping the night dose every other day is smart. You are doing so great. I hope to be where you are very soon. I just broke my .2mg dose into 2 and will try .15mg total for today. We are both so close. LT, Rome... your storeis have really inspired e as well. I love the fact that you are clear of Sub but you still come back here to support those of us still tapering and you show so much caring; it really is awe inspiring.

I really thought that .1mg would still leave me with a sore back and bad chills - I took it 3 hours ago and after an hour and a half, I felt fine. I still feel like I took the full dose. That is pretty cool. And very encouraging. Looking forward to my walk again tonight after work. I just wish this were over already but I know I cannot rush it as I will only have to up my dose (granted by only .1mg) but in my mind that is a huge back slide. So slow and steady it is.

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Hi Anita, I started my taper in Sept I believe starting @ 8,6,4 mg. YES it was difficult at the time. Back pain knee & jiunt pain. However it only lasted a few days. At one point I DID get depressed BIG TIME. Right around the 1mg mark and down to where I am today. I have a strict vegan/sometimes vegetarian diet and I believe some of what I was experiencing was low nutrients. So I started eating eggs & taking DHEA. It has been 2 weeks or so. I am feeling TERRIFIC! I started doing a few things differently. I started power walking, praying, eating a little more and it has helped. I also believe that I was tapering pretty quickly and it caught up w/ me. I think at these smaller doses it is easier to taper by half. Under 1mg. This is just my experience. Now as far as you using sub for pain, it would seem to me that you would be taking smaller doses more frequently. I know for me. I wakr up and my back & joints hurt. After I take my dose (1/8 of a mg.) 30 min later I feel fine. So even at this small amount I KNOW it is working. I only skipped my evening dose every other day for about a week till I decided I no longer needed my eve. dose. I had a few small symptoms like restless sleep and mild back pain alos I would wake up w/ mild anxiety a few days, but I took motrin for the pain and felt fine. I think another 2 weeks or so and I will be off. It takes a while, but well worth the time spent. I wish you luck, from 3 mg, it seemed to go fast. Time flys when you are having fun right? So I made sure to have as much fun as possible. It helps. Even when I was deas ass tired, I pushed myself to get my butt moving. Never letting a moment slip by. I will say when I NEEDed to rest I also allowed myself to rest. (thank ghod for netflix) That is interestine Anita, I have read the opposite about films VS pills. I guess everyone truly is different. I never took the pills so I have nothing to compare it to. Anyway I hope I answered some of your questions. I wish you luck and just remember to take it as slow as your body needs to. It is ok to rest. You will succeed. I mean if you put time and effprt into any one area of your life, the only thing that can happen is success.
NoMore GOOD for you girl! I am glad to hear that you are enjoying your walking. I spend my walking time counting my blessings, and praying. I really do. It feels good I love my walks. I do it at noight and I live in an upscale area at the beach BUT no place is safe IMO. I heard a girl was attacked while jogging just a few months ago. SO I borrow my sons knife (he is 10) I need some mace, but I will shank A MF'er if I have to. I am gangster especially after fighting this sub/opiate battle. I feel better than ever and nothing can bring me down. It is almost like being high. I guess I am high, High on life. . First time for everything... Good luck my friend, I believe we got this hands down. It seems to be easier at these low low doses. I hope it feels like this when we step off too... 2 thumbs up ya'all. Good luck & many many blesssings for all of the forum friends.


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I really miss the beaches. I was there all the time when I lived in SoCal. Now the closest thing to a beach is the pool at the Red Rock Casino. Or Encore Beach Club. lol. anyway, the walks are great. I am trying to motviate to start jogging at least part of it. I have always said nobody my size should run (I am 6'4" and 210lbs) cuz it wrecks my knees. But I have to admit it felt good yeaterday for the mile or so I did it. Even in pain the ocean has very calming effects on me.

So the Motirn/Ibuprofen help your leg and jpint aches? I have not taken any and just kind of dealt, but I think I will try some if they will help. The lower the dose the more pronounced my aches in the morning. And I always try to wait until at least 8 or 9 to take my dose so it will last me until bed time. Of course that could be my brain messing with me too and the whole reward thing... If I wait until 9 I can take a dose. Gotta break these habits and ways of thinking.


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Hey guys, not feeling great. Restless night. (I tapered xanax. Now at .5 mg of xanax) I am certain part of my uncomfortableness is that it is the week I am suppose to start my cycle. All you ladies know the usual symptoms. Soreness crankyness, snacking on all the wrong things, bloating, cramping etc.... SO I am sure this is not helping my tapering symptoms. I remember QOAQ said she would not taper on the week before her cycle, I will keep this in mind, however i may not have another cycle to go thru this with. WHICH I AM GLAD. It is bad enough on its own. Course I am very lucky BC I don't get PMS nearly as bad as some girls I know. HEY another blessing..Yaay! Ok so thats all, .125 mg been here for at least 5 days maybe another 5 then down to .625.....then bye bye sub. I will keep posting thru my process......


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Hey, I've been having some soreness too. I've also been getting cranky, I'm snacking all the time and getting cramping and bloating too, maybe I'm starting my cycle too.......wait a minute.....I'm a guy, aaaaaah, I better not be starting my cycle or me being an addict is gonna be the least of my problems!! :D

Hey Anita, good to hear from you again. Congratulations on getting down to 3mg!!

NoMorePills, I like hanging around this forum because when I got off of Suboxone, I had no one who understood what I was really going through. My wife and daughter were with me, but they didn't really understand what was going on. I remember the stark loneliness I experienced while coming off and the not knowing WTH was coming next part. It was really quite brutal. Anyway, I had already been off of Suboxone 4 months before I found this forum. So I started helping out around here and it's amazing the difference you can make in a persons wd just by giving them hope. I also hang around because this forum keeps my mind on recovery related things and I still very much need that. Thanks for saying I'm awe inspiring, usually people just call me a dumbass!! :lol:

Hey Sweet, hang tight Bud, remember.....you are tough as nails dude!!!

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Rommeo- This forum has definitely been a life saver. The shared experiences and wisdom have really been my security blanket. Especially since I stopped seeing my sub doc over a month ago as she would not agree to me tapering so quickly and so soon after starting. To have done it solo and without this forum - good on you mate. You are tough, that is for sure.


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