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 Post subject: 7 months on, wanting off
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:38 pm 
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Hi, first time poster here.

I have come off a three year addiction and started on 4mg sub seven months ago. I have whittled my way down to .5 and have been kind of stuck here for about a month now. I have not ever felt any withdrawal symptoms other than sometimes mild nausea when I first wake up, and anxiousness now and then.

Surprisingly I only had a few cravings for my DOC and they were very early after I started subs. I haven't had a craving in many months, although I did have my first dream about using last night. I've been attending SMART from the beginning of starting Subs. About a month before starting subs I asked my doc for a antidepressant script. He started me on 20mg Prozac, and later added 200mg wellbutrin. That combination has been helpful to this point.

I think I'm stuck at .5 because of fear of the unknown. In some ways I think I should just quit now and other times I feel I should taper further. I think I've heard of this before. Have any of you plateaued like this? How did you get past it?

Now would be perfect for quitting as I have about a month off from work.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:27 am 
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Hey chummy!

Sorry u haven’t received any feedback yet. I’m not experienced in tapering lower doses so I can’t give ya much advice at all on it, that’s why I hadn’t posted. Hopefully someone who does have experience in that will be along shortly.

I do remember the using dreams though, they’d be so vivid and sometimes the drug I’d dream about wouldn’t even be my drug of choice. That confused me because I never understood why I’d be dreaming about using and it wasn’t always opiates I’d be dreaming about. I assumed I was having those dreams because I was craving so much. It was happening most of the time when I would be trying to quit using.


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