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 Post subject: WHY JUMP - just now.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:50 pm 
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Clearly people deciding to quit Buprenorphine often "jump" off at a particular Mg level. Often as high as 6 Mg or more.

Waiting and tapering to a lower Mg level is often recommended - so why not taper more before "jumping"?

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I can only speak for myself, but the times I jumped off high doses of opioid replacement therapy were times in my life when I was chaotic, a bit crazy and still quite sick with addiction.

My line of thinking back then was like "this stuff is fucked, it's pharmaceutical handcuffs, I'm tied down to the pharmacy and it doesn't get me high anymore" ... so I'd just jump off it. OR I'd miss too many doses because I went on a drug binge (I gotta get dosed 3-7 times a week like methadone and if I miss too many I'm kicked off) In hindsight, my motivation may have been just to self-destruct... and Suboxone was in the way.

Now I'd consider jumping off a high dose to be crazy.


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If you are reading these blogs and anything else related to Sub it is a matter of lowering your tolerance in order to lower your withdrawal on the final end and reduce PAWS. Usually recommended you "jump" at .5 mg. However, others have said the lower you go the less of these you will have. I think that it has a lot to do with how your body reacts. Each of us have different tolerances and pain levels. It is going to be what it is. Plain and simple.

Now, I haven't read to many people jumping at 6mg. and enjoy the fall. Though I think I only read of one or two so far that did it at higher than .5. For obvious reasons. It is a tougher time to get higher tolerance out. The brain is used to the drug and healing hurts. But, I have been tapering, and the fog is lifting.

In the end, you have to do it your way. I think many stay suffering too long. Say how bad they are feeling when they are on the lower than .5 dose but just won't jump. Talking about all the w/d symptoms going on. Afraid of the w/d coming. Sooner or later you gotta go. Go when the time is right and things are good. Make sure you are quitting for the right reasons. If I had one fear, even an inkling that I would need medication again, I wouldn't chance doing this and relapsing to have to do it another day.

I know it will all work out in the end. Good luck on your sub adventure.


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