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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:51 pm 
One Month or More
One Month or More

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I am on 8mg of subs daily. I am doing very well. I am a little nervous as to what life will be like without them-they saved my life!!
I know I want to come off suboxone by next Spring. I need to start thinking about how to taper slowly and what is best?
ANY suggestions/stories are welcome. Is there a time frame i should follow like, every month go down a certain amount?


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:56 pm 
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Even though I am still taking Suboxone I did taper down to 1mg last year and found it quite easy to do. But then we have others here who can't seem to get below a certain amount w/o feeling lousy. All you can do is try and not put too much mental worry into it.

From 8mg's you can ask your Dr. to prescribe 6mg next visit. Ask for the 2mg films and take three of them. You'll be surprised how well the 2mgs ones work. After that it is really easy to taper down. You can drop 1mg at a time every week or more until you get down to 3. Then maybe start going slower. 3.50 to 3.0 to 2.5, etc. You will feel so much better on 1mg. Get stable on that then very small drops from there.

You'll need others to give you info below that. That is as far as I got before something came up and I was forced to increase my dose. Read the taper threads and you'll find lots of great information there.

I smell success here!

Don't take yourself so damn seriously

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