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I took sub for a year and a half, did a SLOW taper, started off at 16 mg per day in 2010 and eventually tapered all the way down to .25 mg a day (literally cut a film into 32 tiny little pieces, and take one piece a day, I'd say I did that for the last 2 weeks.). I took my last piece (literally like the size of a dot) 2 days ago thinking I had tapered down slowly enough and to a low enough dose that I shouldn't feel any withdrawal symptoms at all. Well I was wrong, had RLS all night last night, and all day today my skin is covered in goosebumps. One minute sweating, the next minute freezing cold. Can't concentrate, zero energy, yet a TON of stuff that needs to get done. I'd say I'm 2 days off of suboxone right now and any advice on regaining my composure would really help.

I posted this in another thread just fyi, figured I'd start my own thread to get a quicker response.


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And before anyone asks, I haven't seen my doctor in months. She cut me off when I tested positive for marijuana in March. I had been taking less than what I was prescribed, just because I wanted to taper off at my own pace. Well, now I am completely out, have zero intentions of going back to the doctor, zero intentions of relapsing.


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FIRST off, GREAT JOB on your taper!!!!!

Im not so sure, I could be THAT strong...... so great job, seriously.
you DID jump off at a good place, I'd say, there's been many people that have jumped right where you did,
BUT,
there withdrawl period, was still NO PICNIC, sorry to say :cry:

they still experience all the symptoms your describing.......
What do you think about going to a doctor, doesn't have to be the one you saw before, JUST for some
comfort meds for the w/d????
maybe like a walk-in clinic or something,even???

MANY people say that some benzo's help alot, for sleep and RLS for the first week or so,
but taking as lil as possible, is obviously KEY

IMMODIUM is also said to be worth its' wieght in gold, we just had somebody post about that, here
http://suboxforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7680&start=0

I'd definitely get some of that, NOW.....if I were you :wink:

So, that's all I can think of for now, Im going to post two videos for you, below in a new box,,,
Im sure you'll get some more advice, I just wanted to post SOMETHING for you, quickly

Good luck, hang in there
you sound VERY motivated and seem to have a great attitude,
that means more than anything else, In MY opinion, anyways :wink:

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I don't know If I gave you this already, on another thread, but here's the link to the rest of the videos,
and if I DID already give it to you, sorry :cry:
Im only trying to help!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/SuboxDoc/videos?view=0

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amber4.14.11 wrote:
FIRST off, GREAT JOB on your taper!!!!!

Im not so sure, I could be THAT strong...... so great job, seriously.
you DID jump off at a good place, I'd say, there's been many people that have jumped right where you did,
BUT,
there withdrawl period, was still NO PICNIC, sorry to say :cry:

they still experience all the symptoms your describing.......
What do you think about going to a doctor, doesn't have to be the one you saw before, JUST for some
comfort meds for the w/d????
maybe like a walk-in clinic or something,even???

MANY people say that some benzo's help alot, for sleep and RLS for the first week or so,
but taking as lil as possible, is obviously KEY

IMMODIUM is also said to be worth its' wieght in gold, we just had somebody post about that, here
http://suboxforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7680&start=0

I'd definitely get some of that, NOW.....if I were you :wink:

So, that's all I can think of for now, Im going to post two videos for you, below in a new box,,,
Im sure you'll get some more advice, I just wanted to post SOMETHING for you, quickly

Good luck, hang in there
you sound VERY motivated and seem to have a great attitude,
that means more than anything else, In MY opinion, anyways :wink:


I really shouldn't take benzos or sedatives. I've had issues with those drugs in the past, and they really cloud my judgement and mess with my emotions. I'll be perfectly honest with you though, I wouldn't pass up a xanax or valium right now if it were offered to me. I have already started taking immodium. I read something about valerian root in another thread, does anyone know about this? Just wondering I am a college student and finals week is upon me, I have GOT to get out of this funk. I am honestly surprised I felt any WD's at this low of a jump off dose. Caught me completely off guard.


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i don't know anything about the root,,,,

and yes I totally understand, about NOT wanting to get benzo's...

what about clonidine?
alot of people talk about it on here, It's non-habit forming, and an "off label" drug for withdrawl anxiety.......
has to be Rx'd though.


have you read the liquified taper method thread????

towards the END, of the thread, I believe starting around page EIGHT,,,
people JUMP on there, and LIST all the things that have helped THEM get over thier w/d's quicker,,,

You could just "skim it" and see what you find,
might even have that root on there,,,, :lol:

HOPE you feel much better before FINALS!!!!

http://suboxforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=296

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Never heard of Clonodine. One way or another, I'll be ok. Hydrocodone W/D was much worse than this.


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Hey Jeanetta,

I want to congratulate you on a great taper too!! Getting down to .25mg is pretty darn good, but you also have to realize that's 250 micrograms of Suboxone. We've had people taper all the way down 50 micrograms and still report some kind of wd, so while I'm a little surprised at the wd you're having, it's not totally unheard of.

By far, the best med I took during my wd was Clonidine. Clonidine is a blood pressure medication that's prescribed off label for opiate wd, it's kinda the gold standard. Clonidine calms the Sympathetic Nervous System. It won't remove all of your wd symptoms, but it should knock them down a peg or two.

For the RLS, the only thing that worked for me was exercising my legs vigorously until I basically dropped. My RLS from Suboxone wd only lasted about a week or so, I hope yours clears up quickly.

For sleep, you could try that Valerian Root, it's available at any health food store, I think even Wal-Mart carries it. Whatever you do, don't smell the capsules....they stink bad!!! Melatonin is also pretty effective. Melatonin is produced naturally in our bodies, it helps regulate our sleep/wake cycles. I tried Melatonin a few times and it knocked me out like Mike Tyson would.

Lastly, I want you to remember that everything you're going through is temporary.....you will get better, it's just gonna take a little time.

Hang tough!!!

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feeling slightly better today. Not quite as "out of it", don't feel like I"m hooked up to an electrical socket that delivers a few volts of "shock" to my body ever 15 or 20 minutes (felt that way all day yesterday), didn't sleep great last night but no RLS (thank God). Still can't seem to concentrate, and am struggling to get myself motivated. If the improvement from yesterday to today is in any way a glimpse into what tomorrow will be like, I'd say I'll be fine by tomorrow.


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