There is a wide range of doses of Suboxone prescribed by physicians. What dose do you take? Do you have questions about your dose? How important is it go get the right dose?
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:59 pm
I am new here. I have been reading the boards for a while now but I have a problem that I can't seem to answer. I thought I'd ask since I'm really worried.
I was taking 10 mg Norco 10-325 per day and 90 mg ms-contin for over 2 years. Prior to that I was off Norco for 5 years, but prior to that, I was at 15 Norco a day and 80 mg oxycontin for a condition with my back for about 15 years. Not sure if the 'original' time I had to take Norco was useful info for you so I included it anyway.
For treatment this time, my doc Rx'd me 16 mg suboxone per day. I started the process needing about 8 mg total. This went on for 50 days, with me self-tapering each week. I got it down to 3 mg per day by day 50. My thought process was that the less I used, the less of a struggle it would be getting off the subs.
On day 51 of being on Subs, my body went haywire. On days 51, 52, and today being day 53, I have had to shoot up to 16 mg! At 16 mg, I feel relatively normal, but not 100%.
My question is: has anyone experienced the need for a jump from 3 mg to 16 mg over the course of a nights sleep as I have? Should I be worried? What could cause this or is this just normal?
I'm really freaking out over this. I have my sub doc appt. tuesday just to see how I'm doing. Can this wait until then or do I need to take action over the weekend?
Thanks for your help.