I was wondering if anyone has successfully detoxed using a short suboxone taper? I have 5 8mg subs and want to ween off as ast as possible. I am on day four with no opiates and feel really good considering. I took only 4mg of sub today and plan on cutting that in half the next couple days. I was using 300-400 mg of oxycodone a day for 6 months and used recreationally for about a year.
You're going to have to go through it (W/D). Of course you feel good, YOUR STILL TAKING DRUGS! All W/D's are bad. But your body can really bounce back fast if you only have a year "under your belt." There really is no easy way, except the love of your family. So stop w/the drugs already. Keep in touch, there are people here much wiser than me. Ask for help and it will come pouring in. But you take the first step, stop taking drugs; any drugs Tylenol PM included.
Read my post of 5/15, it may help.
I'm of the opinion that the short-term tapers just don't work, at least not with Subs. They stay in your system 48-96 hours, so even if it's been a day or two since your last dose, you still have residuals.
In short, either go the whole hog and do a doctor-prescribed slow taper, or just cold turkey. These short plans sound great on paper, but really do little other than prolong/put off the withdrawal symptoms.
I won't recommend either route; I myself am taking the cowards way out: the slow taper under medical supervision. This is due to major complications when I try a CT approach. As such, I don't judge that as a bad option. Others like sarah will vehemently tell you Subs are even worse, and to avoid them like the plague.
You need to decide what you're willing to do/spend to get yourself into shape. I'm aware the Subs are gonna kick my a$$ later, but my hope is that I'll be dealing with a .5mg Sub fight rather than a 300mg Hydro fight.
Grrrr... Not what I wanted to hear! lol. I wanted to hear yes they will work and you will feel nothing at all :)
Im gonna bite the bullet and just go through with it. (C/T) This should be enough motivation to never touch an opiate again. A lot of guilt and depression coming off them thats the part that really *****. But Im strong. I'll exercise through it. Anger is a great motivator. I have three buddies who are going through the same thing and millions across America so I know im not alone. Hey what can I say cant look back whats done is done. Time to look forward and put the pieces back together. Thanks to all and good luck on your journeys. I will check in with daily updates this seems to be a good way to not only vent but share experiences with others. Till next time......
Pretty crazy how such a small pill can have such a big impact. I tried kicking in Vegas a few weeks ago and went four days. Felt really good considering and only used 4mg of sub the whole time. I think it helped being away from everything. Unfortunantly when I got home within 20 minutes I was in my safe and swallowed 3 of em. Then the cycle continued. This time I was only eating around 200 mg up until Sunday. Im hoping that little break will help. I just have to think positive about the whole experience. I think positive reinforcement is stronger than any drug or supplement there is. The mind is very powerful if you know how to harness it. Took a 4 mile walk today and soaked up some sun. Definitly can beat this with the will to fight. Hope everyone continues on the path to freedom from opiates....
Finally mustered up the energy to come to work today. Had to put the whole "Think it was the flu." act on. I feel so low when I call out of work. Luckily for me I work for a group of brothers who are all undertsanding and love the **** out of me. I probably should of came in the past couple days considering how good I felt on the subs but I needed some mental days to build strength. My last sub was yesterday at 8 am and I know there are some remains in me due to the half life. I'm hoping the next 2 days are manageable. Which I think they will be. The cravings come and go but I keep reassuring myself that Im better off without them. I never got to a point where I would lie, cheat, and steal to get them because my friend was the supplier. He always had 500 minimum at a time and never charged me. Good friend huh? Needless to say he's still slanging and sniffing both percs and coke all day everyday. I had to unfortunantly cut ties with a lot of lifelong friends. But right now its about me whether or not they get better is on them.
Anyways doing good having some strong cravings now that the sub is out of me......
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