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Am I in withdrawal?

I have been weaning off Suboxone.  My dr. is an idiot so I can't call him. I feel like I am going to pass out.  I have the worse case of the flu symptoms.  I have an ice pack but I feel like I am sweating.  I'm really scared.  I took another 1/2 of 8mg film .  I haven't even been on it a month. Could I be w/d so early?  Thanks.
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1895503 tn?1332376974
Sophie,
I have been taking between 12 mg and 16 mg a day (mostly 16 mg) for about a month.  I am already getting withdrawal symptoms between doses.  Yes it can and does happen that we are getting addicted so quickly to Subs.  I am so impressed with how you are tapering.  Take it a bit slower, because the changes in amounts is so hard on our bodies.
Big hug,
Marie
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It sounds like w/d to me. I`m going through the same thing with methadone right now and my doctor is also and idiot. Are you tapering small amounts? Are you taking the suppliments? I`ve been taking the suppliments in the Thomas Recipe and it has helped me a lot. Hang in there as someone else that knows more about it than me will be on to better answer your question. Hand in there.
Dan
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if you're having flu-like symptoms, then you're more than likely in withdrawal.
Are you tapering? Many people on this forum are doing sub tapers right now. I'm not one of them and I have no first-hand experience with subs. Stick around and you will find the answers here. In the meantime, get plenty of fluids and vitamins, treat yourself as if you have the flu.
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1895503 tn?1332376974
Sophie,
I have been taking between 12 mg and 16 mg a day (mostly 16 mg) for about a month.  I am already getting withdrawal symptoms between doses.  Yes it can and does happen that we are getting addicted so quickly to Subs.  I am so impressed with how you are tapering.  Take it a bit slower, because the changes in amounts is so hard on our bodies.
Big hug,
Marie
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Avatar f tn
Did your symptoms subside when you took the other 1/2 of your 8 mg film? 4 days ago you had said you were going to try doing 1/2 twice a day, did you lower that??
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It did go down when I took the second 1/2.  I just have not felt well all day.  Still very dizzy.  I did call the dr. and he said to go down to half a 8mg dosage tomorrow.  Hopefully that will help. I can't even drive at this point.

Thanks for your help!
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Wow that doesn't seem right, well do what he says and just do 1/2 tomorrow or even 1/4 twice a day and see how it goes. They really did start you on too high a dose and maybe at 4 mgs you'll do better. Not sure about the films but the pills come in 2 mgs so maybe he can switch you to those and start slow. Good luck to you!
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I called the dr. to see what he might say.  He actually said to go from a 8mg film to a half of 1.  I read that it could take a few tries with the adjustment of doses during maintenance.I don't want to go back to Lortab but I also don't want to stay on these for long.  I'm not sleepless, all I want to do is sleep which seems different then others are saying.
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I remember you said you were on an anti depressant too, which shouldn't interfere but maybe spread the time between your AD and the subs. Sorry you're ferling this way!
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Thanks, this is so scary but talking to you helps a lot.  I have been cutting them up.  I'll see how one film works tomorrow.
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He's telling you to only take 1/2 so thats 4 mgs and it does take a little bit to find the right dose. If that's still too much you're going to have to go lower, maybe all you need is 2 mgs. Really hope you start ferling better real soon that suc&$!
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That is a really good point.  The anti-depressants make me tired.  I've been taking them together.
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