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4MG. Subutex (question)
I just started on subutex(sp?), not suboxone today at 4mg. The doctor wanted to start me on a high dose and observe me all day to see how it affected me. I am shakey and ill. He is having me come back tommorow to do 2mgs. I feel like I should do even less than that. For you guys who are on this, how much do you usually need? Thanks, Ggin35

P.S- Happy 4th! I hope you are all having a better one than I am!
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182493 tn?1348056515
2mgs was enough for me.... i felt strange when i took more than that at a time.. just tell him... you don't have to take more than you want to... its your body...
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I will try the 2mgs tommorow but then when I am able to take it on my own I will probably just take 1mg. It's expensive huh? My insurance will only cover 12 pills for 90 days and even then it's $40. After that if I need more I have to pay out of pocket. Not to mention office visits. I have to go to two different places a day this week at $20 a visit. Next week I start with the doc getting me off of Ativan so that's three different places a day, $20 a visit. I'm glad my insurance is helping but wow!. I just try and think of it as all the $$ I would spend in the future if I stayed on all this ****. Then it evens out.
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182493 tn?1348056515
are you planning on using the sub for detox or are you planning on going on maitenence with it??

my pills were included with the doc visit... i am sure they are very expensive though...

just take 2mg tomorrow you will probably feel better... 4mgs isn't a high dose but it can be for some people.. i was sensitive to it.. made me speedy like sudafed does.. i stuck to low low doses... and got off in 10 days.. i feel great. i am glad i didnt stay on it longer... i think some people get hooked on the feeling of"'normal' it gives them...

keep me posted on how you are doing
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177036 tn?1192290235
4 is a lot to start on.... I would go completely with what FLaddict says to do!
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It depends mate.I've been taking subutex for 5 years now and on 0.8mg twice a day. when i started though i was on 8mg twice a day due to the amount of heroin i was coming off and the fact i had been using since i was 14. On the other hand i have heard of one guy taking 36mg a day!
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i started at  32 mg my first day and stayed ther for about5-6 weeks, i am now down to 12 mg..thanks to Fladdict, and i feel much better on the lower dose...try to stay as low as you can...
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