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 Post subject: Reduction from 3mg to ?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:06 am 
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Hi all - I'm sort of reposting a question I asked in the induction forum (where I originally posted "Scared").

I have been on 3 mg. for a month now. I started at 24mg in January and now down to 3. I want to drop to 2 but after thinking about it, that is a 1/3 reduction - the largest reduction I have ever done. I use the 2mg strips so I have to cut them with scissors to make them 1mg and take them 3X per day.

Should I try to go to 2.5 and guess-timate the dosage? I have 60+ 2mg strips that I have paid for so I can't go back to doc and get a different scrip - I need to cut these strips accurately (what a problem, right?)

Anyway, thoughts on dropping from 3 to 2 after being on 3 for only a month?

As a way of history, I had a massive 2 part back surgery for scoliosis in 2008 and amped up to 400mg of mscontin (oxy, I guess) and became dependent. Doc finally recommended suboxone and it's been helpful. Doc wants me to stay on sub for pain relief but once I stabilize on a reduction, I find the pain is ok as long as I use my body correctly - no heavy lifting, twisting, etc. A gym is out of the question in case anyone recommends it.

Thanks so much in advance!!

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