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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:08 pm 
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Can anyone offer advise on what I can do to make the next week manageable?


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I have googled this a million times. I even called the medical science dept at the company that makes suboxone what I learned is
Exercise
Drink as much water as possible
Have favorite foods handy
You will need a sleep aid probably I'm on day 6 and nights suck sweats bad dreams

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:46 pm 
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Can anyone offer advise on what I can do to make the next week manageable?


If I were you, I would get to the point of .25 mg every 48-72 hours before making the final jump. Only because that is pretty much as low as you can possibly get. If you use the water method you could get even lower. Can't stress enough, but you should be AS LOW AS POSSIBLE before discontinuing.

Benzos will help with sleep and anxiety. Most people don't have a problem with taking them as prescribed, but if you do, I wouldn't suggest this route.

Many on here may disagree with me, but marijuana really helps with my withdrawal symptoms when I am tapering. It helps you eat, sleep, and relax..but if you get paranoid using it, don't take this route either.

I wish you good luck, and good for you on finishing with your taper!


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I was 5 years on Suboxone and am on just day 11 after the jump, and I have made one unsuccessful jump before this. I can honestly say that, like the previous poster said, water is a must. Get that water in your body and that buprenorphine out! The key ingredient to peace for me this time around, however, has been Clonidine. If you can afford it in its time-release formulation, called Kapvay, then go with that; but otherwise, regular Clonidine Hydrochloride is tried and tested for the relief of opiate withdrawals. You will need a prescription for that and it should be something your doctor can call in, as it isn't a controlled substance. But it is NOT available over-the-counter. I tend to disagree with the previous poster's recommendation of weed as help, simply because it would possibly bring you back into that world where it's okay to blur other lines. But if you have the willpower, go for it. In addition to Clonidine, here's what else I used:
Afrin for a stuffy nose
any anti-diarrhea medication (you will DEFINITELY need this)
DayQuil
Ibuprofen or Naproxen (Aleve)
a time-release multivitamin
vitamin C
a vitamin B-Complex that is also time-release
hope: you will need hope from others, hope that this is only temporary and is on a much greater scale one of the most profound and important things you could ever do for yourself

Good luck!


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